What is Low-Code?

Liberate your organization from the burden of custom application development and unleash the power of business innovation.

About low-code.

Low-code development platforms focus on driving innovation more rapidly. But, contrary to common sense, low-code does not have to mean low-power.

Featured low-code videos.

What's Your Digital Posture?

There's a lot of confusion about what digital business transformation means and how to make it work. In this video, MWD Advisors Principal Neil Ward-Dutton gives you the fundamental starting point for success.

Addressing the Custom App Challenge

History says custom apps are hard, slow, and expensive...But history has changed. Appian makes building, launching, using, and changing powerful enterprise apps easy.

Turn Ideas Into Innovation with Appian Quick Apps

What if you could quickly turn all your great ideas into real innovation? Can you imagine the possibilities? Quick Apps makes it happen in three easy steps. Check it out!

Low-code in the news.

Get updates on the latest in Low-code news, highlights, and technology trends!

The Need For Speed In The Age Of Covid-19

It's still going to be awhile before things go back to normal… And it’s clear that organizations need to build more flexibility into their operations and business models, and adapt quickly and pivot appropriately in order to avoid disaster, mitigate risks and take advantage of new opportunities.

The power of low-code technology, the new, big frontier of digital transformation

Business enterprises are more dispersed than ever. Not only are many people still working remotely a full year into the pandemic, the digital age has given companies a lot more data to manage. Combined, that makes business processes challenging to execute. And that's where low-code comes in...

How Can Low-Code Development Platforms Help Government Agencies in Times of Major Change

Jason Adolf shares how he and his team have seen the needs of government customers change during the COVID-19 pandemic, two helpful apps Appian built for its customers during this time and how exactly a low-code development platform helps agencies in times of major change.

Appian Releases the Latest Version of the Appian Low-code Automation Platform

Appian’s full-stack automation unites artificial intelligence, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), decision rules, and workflow on a single low-code platform. The most updated version simplifies the automation of business processes and allows for the empowerment of the global workforce.

Low-code Q&A.

What is low-code?

Low-code development is a way to build software applications faster by reducing the need to write code. With a low-code application development platform, you can use visual development tools—such as drag-and-drop modelers and point-and-click interface creation—to enable the rapid creation, deployment, and maintenance of powerful business apps.

Is low-code the future?

Low-code programming is expected to have a dominant position in the future of business application development. Gartner predicts that more than 65% of all business apps will be built using low-code by 2024.

What are low-code applications?

Low-code applications are built using a visual development environment with tools like drag-and-drop modelers, smart services, components, and pre-built connectors. They reduce the need to write code, and significantly increase the speed at which applications can be built and deployed.

How to learn low-code?

Because low-code assumes no coding experience, almost anyone can learn to use a low-code platform. Capabilities like component drag and drop, guided process modeling, and user interface templates help users visualize and build applications.

What is low-code automation?

Low-code automation unifies the most important capabilities to automate workflows across the organization, including:

  • Robotic Process Automation (RPA) – Automate routine tasks in a workflow and integrate systems without APIs.
  • Business Process Management (BPM) – Design, execute, manage, and optimize complex processes with industry-leading iBPM.
  • Case Management – Automate collaborative work and exception handling with best-in-class capabilities.
  • Artificial Intelligence – Make your applications work harder and smarter with integrated AI from Google, AWS, and Azure.
  • Decision Rules – Quickly define simple to complex business logic and execute it automatically.

When to use a low-code platform?

Low-code app development allows development teams and business users to build more applications (of any complexity level) in less time than traditional coding. With a visual development environment, low-code applications can be drawn and configured instead of coded to exponentially speed development and maintenance. Low-code application development platforms help organizations become more agile and quickly meet enterprise business needs such as workflow automation, streamlined business operations, better customer journeys, and compliance with policies and regulations.

Will low-code replace developers?

No. Low-code app development drives higher productivity for developers, allowing them to deliver more, faster, and with less effort.

Low-code and DevOps?

Enterprise-grade low-code application development platforms provide capabilities to accelerate application delivery by reducing workloads and bringing more automation, control, and security into the process.

Low-code vs traditional development?

Unlike traditional development, low-code app development takes advantage of visual development tools—like drag-and-drop modelers, smart services, components, and pre-built connectors—to enable the rapid creation, launch, use, and maintenance of powerful business applications.

Low-Code or No-code?

"‘No-code’ is a marketing term, implying the tool is for non-professional developers,” writes Gartner in the recent research article: Quick Answer: What Is the Difference Between No-Code and Low-Code Development Tools. Fundamentally there is really no such thing as ‘no-code.’ There is always code and software running somewhere, just hidden.

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