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How can enterprises write their Digital Transformation story without writing any code

SPOTLIGHT | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jul 2, 2022, 8:39 pm IST
Updated Jul 18, 2022, 7:24 pm IST
A company that is agile and regularly automates its superfluous, paper-based procedures is well on its way to digitally transforming.
 A company that is agile and regularly automates its superfluous, paper-based procedures is well on its way to digitally transforming.

Digital transformation demands a cultural change in enterprises in terms of how technologically enabled their workforce can be. However, at the operational level, the degree of digital transformation is related to the degree of agility in an enterprise.

A company that is agile and regularly automates its superfluous, paper-based procedures is well on its way to digitally transforming.

Even though most businesses understand that automation leads to higher KPIs and business success, the average automation level in organizations is still about 20%.

Here are a few possible explanations:

    1. The leadership lacks the vision and drive to automate outdated applications and create an agile workforce capable of adapting to changing technology, processes, and business needs.

    2. Organizations lack the tools to develop automation solutions in a timely, agile, and cost-effective manner.

    3. Organizations fail to define the scope of automation effectively. They set out to automate everything but ended up automating nothing. There is no one-size-fits-all automation solution, and finding the best fit takes time and effort. Some automation solutions, for example, are simple to set up but have little functionality (you can automate but cannot customize workflows).

    4. Organizations lack a flexible staff (where non-programmers can build process automation applications). Instead, their in-house or outsourced technology teams are solely responsible for workflow automation. A large IT backlog can overwhelm project teams and jeopardize the innovation initiative.

No-code can be a game-changer for enterprises

70% of large-scale automation projects fail to meet their objectives. Traditional development approaches (traditional coding and low-code development) haven't held up well over time and are out of step with today's digital economy.

When it comes to implementing enterprise-wide automation, No-code checks all the boxes.

    • It makes software creation more accessible to everyone.
    • It promotes diversity by transforming non-technical workers into citizen developers (business users who build applications with no-code platforms).
    • It lessens the reliance on IT departments.
    • It allows for seamless customizations.

Breaking down the benefits of no-code

    1. Non-technical staff (HRs, marketers, salespeople, etc.) can build customized applications by dragging and dropping components (like lego bricks) - without writing a single line of code - with the correct no-code platform. They can play with technology using no code, feeling empowered and inspired to contribute toward rapid innovation.

    2. No-code apps can be easily monitored and maintained by IT teams. Instead of being burdened with day-to-day troubleshooting, they can use their knowledge to achieve broader innovative goals.

    3. Compared to traditional or low-code development, the software development life cycle with no-code app development is substantially shorter. As a result, no-code is ideal for scenarios involving continual iterations and agile transformations. It minimizes costs by allowing business users to participate in the solution development process (by decreasing the need for highly skilled or experienced programmers).

    4. To drastically reduce the process difficulties, enterprises should aim for 100% automation.  In other words, they should aim for 100% no-code adoption. Business and technical teams may collaborate to move toward a paperless environment by creating intelligent automation solutions for their critical goals using no-code platforms. There are also no-code systems that can automate CRM, help desk support, travel and expense management, and organizational training management, to name a few.

    5. Launching your MVP (a preliminary but usable version of your product) is an intelligent method to evaluate your business model and stay on track with digital transformation. MVPs aid in the development of shared knowledge of what works and what doesn't in the end user's experience. It might give you ideas on positioning your product competitively and using your resources best.

No-code platforms are designed to create a working MVP with a substantially shorter software development life cycle (SDLC) and faster time-to-value, unlike traditional coding. You may shift your focus from technical issues to user experience and go-to-market tactics using no-code. Furthermore, you may quickly respond to comments from stakeholders by changing your solution on the fly.

    6. Turning existing services, competencies, and processes into digital assets is only one aspect of digital transformation. It also extends the enterprise's capabilities by combining functional third-party solutions with no-code apps.

No-code platforms easily integrate current systems with legacy technologies and configure APIs using plug-in components. They can graphically depict all-important software components, including third-party integrations, in a visual UI that allows them to be easily customized.

These third-party integrations can help businesses do things like:

    • Don't miss out on essential market solutions.
    • Boost operational effectiveness
    • Extend the life of legacy systems

Why no-code is essential for enterprises' future?

Organizations worldwide are migrating to a hybrid workforce model, where IT assistance for remote business users may not be accessible on demand. Non-technical personnel should embrace no-code development rather than burden remote or on-premise IT teams with routine troubleshooting.
Digital Transformation is no more an option but a need for survival. It's about time organizations start leveraging the potential of democratizing app development and accelerating innovation by enabling business users to create solutions without writing a single line of code rather than burdening remote or on-premise IT teams with routine troubleshooting. No-code platforms are expanding and providing an excellent opportunity for business and IT leaders to achieve their primary strategic objectives, the most important of which is digital transformation.

 

Disclaimer: No Deccan Chronicle journalist was involved in creating this content. The group also takes no responsibility for this content.

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