A brief history of the development of Low-Code
Over the years, many different variations of the concept and the name “Low-Code” have come from different sources, organizations, and suppliers. The term has existed recently, but the concept is not newly introduced. Low-Code is the creation of applications with a minimum need for programming applying the approach to visual building and drag-and-drop technique.
Low-Code Can Provide This to You:
Automate and refine repetitive processes. Save time, limit manual errors, and achieve greater added value.
Accelerate the time and cost of building, testing, and implementing web and mobile applications.
Works with your team in real-time. Exchange data, test, smooth out imperfections.
Track the status of your apps for maximum utilization. Get detailed reports for their implementation and needs for improvement.
Gather business intelligence and technical knowledge in one place to create professional apps that meet business needs.
Focus on Innovation with Low-Code
For years, businesses have tried to automate their processes: production, supply chain, marketing, sales, planning. Low-Code development solves the difficulties to invest in expensive custom apps and is not limited due to a lack of technical skills.
return on investment for a period of three years
of enterprise application development will be on Low-Code platforms by 2024.
less application development cost & effort.
1. Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Low – Code Application Platforms – Aug 2019
Power Platform - Create solutions that accelerate business
Microsoft Power Platform is a low-code platform for creating and deploying custom business applications that connect to data and run on the desktop, tablets, and mobile devices reducing the time and cost of custom software development.
Give your team the resources and ability to expand the potential of business operations with smart apps.
The elements of the Power Platform are:
Power Virtual Agents
The Platform also integrates with standalone apps
where you can:
· Collaborate to tackle challenges effectively.
· Build highly customized applications with narrow specialization
Prioritize the most pressing and time-consuming tasks
Automate manual processes and data collection.
Facilitate innovation with Microsoft Power Platform
It’s now possible to build custom apps that connect to existing data and performance systems.
For every organization
The specifics of building business solutions are no longer a problem with ready-made templates, drag-and-drop functionality, and custom code.
Upgrade ready-made solutions with improved features. Build highly specialized apps for a variety of tasks and roles.
Unleash the full potential of Office 365 and Dynamics 365 with productivity and business data.
For every user
Create feature-rich, custom apps by interacting with data and applying business logic.
Explore the capabilities of Microsoft Power Platform as you develop.
Ensure maximum security and full management of all your apps.
Strengthen the skills of Pro Developers with a full range of ALM functionality with rich tools.
For every innovation
Access to all your data with 400 cloud services, files, databases, web API integrations.
You need less code to deploy extra power for faster innovation.
Implement business intelligence for competitiveness with Dataverse and AI Builder.
Encourage creative thinking and collaboration between business and IT.
Unlock fast innovations with Microsoft Power Apps and turn ideas into apps
Microsoft Power Apps modernizes processes by removing the constraints that prevent your ideas from becoming a complete digital solution. With Power Apps, any professional can add business value and lead to new levels of productivity.
AI Builder - Enhance your applications and business processes to the next level with easy to build and configure Artificial Intelligence
AI Builder is a Low-Code Artificial Intelligence solution for Power Platform. It uses the capacity of Azure AI, and built-in integration with Dataverse to optimize business processes with Artificial Intelligence models.
Establish digital continuity with connectors for your Microsoft solutions.
Securely store and manage data used by business apps with 400 connectors to integrate with your cloud and local data sources.
Achieve complete automation with Power Automate
Power Automate equips users with intelligent automation tools. The platform enables everyone, from end users to experts, to build secure, automated apps that combine robotic process automation (RPA) and digital process automation (DPA) into a complete, cloud-based solution.
Automate Workflows with Your Virtual Workforce
The need for better time allocation and efficiency can be met with robotic process automation (RPA) for simple rule-based tasks without an API. Automate tasks with RPA in 3 easy steps: Save the task, automate the task, play the task.
Build smart applications faster with a fully managed data platform for easy modeling with your data in one place
To successfully accelerate the digital transformation, a variety of challenges must be overcome, which vary in each industry and each horizontal process.
69% of organizations say that accelerating digital innovation and transformation is the main reason why they accept the development of low code applications. 1
Logistics and transport
In logistics and transport, the transforming needs of employees and customers are driving the changes
50% of transport and logistics organizations say that the lack of digital culture and training is their biggest challenge 2 , and as many as 79% of consumers consider only transport brands that understand and care about “me” before making a purchase decision. 3
This requires individual customization for each target customer in the industry, which can be achieved through a combination of sensors, a wide range of data, and a platform that can store and process data.
2 PwC. “The future of the logistics industry.” 2016
3 DXC.technology. “Five keys to improved customer loyalty in travel and transportation.” January 25, 2018
Power Apps in Transportation enables first-line and IT workers to improve customer experience and service
Attract more customers to the business with flexible user enablement. With just one app, the user can update delivery times, cargo details, and return requests.
Increase efficiency by connecting employees for increased engagement and inspiration with easy information sharing.
Energy companies need to rethink the product lifecycle management
As of mid-April of 2020, countries with a complete blockade due to the global pandemic were experiencing a 25% drop in energy demand per week, and energy investment was expected to fall by 20% in 2020. 4
There is an urgent need to establish an intelligent distribution of energy for optimal consumption
by the end-user and compliance with environmental regulations.
Combine data and automate operations with absolute visibility
Fill the hole in automation systems with applications in refineries. Implement Low Code for field service, asset management and equipment – employee-led innovation.
Centralize data sources with Power Apps and get valid insights and visibility staff in operations.
The challenges of operations and management are complex
63% of business leaders say that managing change management is a critical part of the CEO’s role. 5
Business weaknesses, such as the slow development of applications by 65% of organizations and another
37% of businesses that still use paper to manage critical business processes, make it difficult to develop in the direction of innovation. 6
5 “Aiming for the top ” EY.
6 ” The Total Economic Impact™ Of PowerApps And Microsoft Flow ” Forrester.
Save costs, outperform the competition with automated processes and affordable decision-making tools
Reduce supply chain disruptions with Power Apps. Connect to data sources to provide insight into supply chains provide support for field workers with field management through personalized apps.
Enable practitioner-led innovations to invent challenges with a comprehensive low-code development framework. Introduce transparency of operations in the business.
In financial services, digital transformation can empower employees and stimulate innovation
Only 36% of front-line workers have the technology tools they need, and only 56% of financial institutions put break elimination at the heart of their strategy. 7
Gain a competitive advantage with improved multichannel service with available information online and constant staff availability in Finance
Develop commitment and build loyal customers. Provide a personalized customer experience with Artificial Intelligence.
Power Apps provides Finance with greater control over the sales pipeline, revenue forecasts, and upcoming expenditures for better cash flow management.
Real Estate & Facilities
At Real Estate & Facilities, outsourcing reduces costs and increases complexity
Facility management can represent 10-25% of total indirect costs. Such a negative impact will increase competition between companies against the background of the expected expansion of the global market for internal and external management of facilities to $ 1.9 trillion by 2024. 8
Achieve end-to-end visibility of processes with simple administration and management in Real Estate and Facilities
Discover the full visibility of processes to eliminate inefficiencies promptly and save on replacement costs. Provide RE&F experts with control with innovative data management and personalized reports.
Simplify administration with a sustainable and streamlined way to manage multiple processes and vendors. Build centralized apps that syndicate processes and make data accessible anywhere, anytime.
Manufacturers must maximize efficiency and enable their people to work more efficiently with good equipment
A 20% increase in productivity can be achieved through the adoption of intelligent factory approaches and automation, but these are hampered by a lack of resources. 9
As many as 64% of first-line workers do not have technological tools and many of them rely on slow and error-prone manual processes. 10
Develop your Manufacturing factory of the future with an intelligent supply chain and connectivity
Provide first-line workers with digitized manual processes and critical safety and risk management information at their fingertips.
Work with real-time data from the supply chain to serve emerging customer needs and meet their expectations for new levels of engagement and interactivity.
Have knowledge of the full asset lifecycle and its dynamics. Learn how to utilize your assets with a more flexible approach.
With the successful combination of technologies in your asset management, you will deal with the most pressing challenges to positively impact actual asset performance.
Take advantage of accurate insights and enable your teams to be creative, provide quality to customers, and link your corporate strategy with operational reality.
The leaders of asset-intensive companies can’t establish the link between their goals and operational capabilities.
Their traditional asset lifecycle management leads to costly, stressful, and labor-intensive practices.
Everyone in the company must understand how the business operates to identify improvements and deal with the silos in which departments operate.
Power Platform the App Development Game Changer
25% of professional developers have already embraced the development of low-code applications to automate repetitive aspects of the development lifecycle.
Power Apps provides quantitative benefits to your organization with lower costs and effort to develop applications and return on investment in the platform for 3 years.
Automation gives almost immediate and lasting results. Оne of the short-term advantages is that in just 18 to 24 months businesses save costs from 5 to 10%.
In the long run, automation has the potential to save 30% of costs, creating the opportunity to relocate these funds.