September 01, 2023 | Supply Chain Software
Technology teams in most businesses are overworked because of multiple requirements across different business functions. They often have a huge backlog and need to perform multiple tasks on a daily basis.
But they can heave a sigh of relief now with the division of core workload with their non-technology counterparts.
In fact, gone are the days when businesses had to depend completely on their IT teams to build new capabilities and configure workflows.
Thanks to low-code, no-code solutions, non-technology, common business users now have a key role to play in this endeavor.
They can quickly and easily build new capabilities or services in these visual software development environments. They can even create mobile apps by simply dragging and dropping application components through a user-friendly graphical user interface.
According to an estimate , low-code no-code platforms are expected to account for more than 65% of application development activity by 2024.
There’s little doubt that building a resilient supply chain is a key priority for businesses today. But this is easier said than done given the uncertain economic environment as well as the growing complexity of modern supply chains.
In fact, 91% of senior business leaders find it challenging to keep up with the demand for new supply chain workflow configurations and capabilities, according to a research conducted by Foundry.
Building resiliency in the prevailing business environment has accentuated the need for businesses to align internal processes with changes in external conditions. And this alignment must be done quickly.
This situation calls for the deployment of technology to address current issues. This also calls for the inclusion of common business users who specialize in core functions and have extensive business knowledge.
In fact, these are the people that are domain experts and can be trusted to develop the right capabilities and features for end-users in applications.
Low-code no-code solutions enable common business users to make the best use of their knowledge. With point-and-click or pull-down menu interfaces, these users can quickly and easily design apps, eliminating the time-consuming manual process of writing code.
As a result, building apps with pre-built modules saves valuable time. Apps, in fact, can be developed in a fraction of the time that is conventionally spent in this process.
Also, the graphic interfaces help create a cloud-based app that eases scalability. If the initial solution does not meet specific requirements, it can be modified with ease. Such ease of designing and making changes adds tremendous value.
In addition to reducing the workload and expenditure of IT teams, low-code no-code solutions can enhance agility by expediting the business response to external as well as internal change, says Suprakash Das, vice president of platform engineering at GEP in this webcast. These solutions further enhance agility by providing the ability to innovate, make rapid change and improve the solution on a regular basis, he adds.
Additionally, low-code no-code solutions provide the much-needed boost to productivity and supply chain modernization. They also facilitate collaboration across different lines of business and provide a better user experience.
Not surprisingly, 97% of senior business leaders like the idea of non-technical users building and adjusting workflows on their own, the abovementioned research adds.
And more than half (56%) of them believe these solutions can provide the most value in data analytics. In fact, these programs can generate insightful visual analytics, with some even capable of delivering insights through text or a voice-based chat.
To know more about how low-code no-code solutions can help build supply chain resiliency, watch the webcast .