Does IT not sufficiently understand the needs of your organization? Low code may be the solution

As an organization grows, IT becomes an increasingly important component. Consequently, more and more is asked of IT, and that demand cannot always be kept up. Moreover, IT does not always understand the needs of the organization. This leads to reduced efficiency and productivity. And you want to avoid that, of course! That’s where low-code provides a very fine solution. In this blog, we explain how low-code development can address this problem.

How can you know if there is insufficient understanding in IT?

There are several ways you can find that the IT department does not sufficiently understand the needs of the organization:

  • Delays in project delivery
  • Applications that do not meetthe needs of the organization
  • Lack of communication between the IT department and the organization
  • High cost of IT projects: This may indicate that the IT department is not efficient enough in understanding the needs of the organization and developing appropriate solutions
  • Too much manual work: This may mean that the department is not making good use of available technologies and solutions

Do you recognize any of these signs? Then it may be useful to seek solutions to improve the synergy between the IT department and the rest of the organization. In addition, you can then ensure that IT will better meet the needs of the organization.

Read tips! Are you running into something else? Perhaps you lack IT capacity, work with multiple IT vendors or have an End of life application. We’ve written blogs about that, too.

The problem with traditional IT development

Traditional IT development has its challenges. And the consequences of those challenges work their way into the organization.

For example, traditional development methods often work slowly. They are also costly and the final product never actually fully meets the needs of the organization. Moreover, it often requires a lot of manual coding, this again takes a lot of time and you need IT people with a lot of knowledge of coding for this. This can lead to delays in project delivery and thus higher costs.

Communication barriers can also develop between the IT department and the rest of the organization, preventing IT from understanding and properly addressing the needs of the business. This can ultimately lead to reduced efficiency and productivity within the organization.

To solve these problems, organizations can take advantage of low-code development, a new development method that is faster, cheaper, more flexible and allows better alignment between IT and the business.

What exactly is low code?

Low-code is a form of sustainable software development that is becoming increasingly popular. It is a lightning-fast technique for application development. Instead of a textual and technical coding environment, low-code operates in a model-driven, drag-and-drop interface.

How low-code development can address IT deficiencies

Low-code development can address IT deficiencies within an organization that wants to innovate in several ways:

‘Bridging the Gap’ between IT and Business

Low-code can bridge the gap between IT and the rest of the organization because everyone can handle low-code. Low-code, in fact, uses visual interfaces and drag-and-drop components. This allows IT to more easily involve the rest of the organization in the development process. Or you can provide
citizen development
: your employees will then take care of the development themselves.

Simplified development processes

Low-code greatly simplifies the development process. This is again true through the use of visual interfaces and drag-and-drop components. This eliminates the need for coding. This enables IT departments to respond more quickly to the changing needs of the organization and thus deliver new features and applications faster.

Did you know that according to Mendix, 70% of users who had no development experience mastered low-code within 1 month?

More control and customization options

With low-code, you also have more control over the application and have more customization options. Thus, the IT department is (better) able to tailor applications to the specific needs of the organization. Because low-code software includes predefined components, more time can be spent optimizing applications and making changes without writing manual code.

Thus, by using low code development, you as an organization can develop applications faster and cheaper to meet the needs of the organization. This enables you to optimize IT processes, improve efficiency and enhance competitiveness.

Low-code for a 100% fit with your organizational needs

Low-code is thus the ideal solution when your IT department does not sufficiently understand the needs of your organization. With low-code, you can get IT to better engage the organization or get employees within your organization to apply low-code themselves. This is possible because of its visual nature and because no coding knowledge is required. Moreover, you can develop and implement software faster and with less cost.

With ChangeMakers’ years of experience and a team full of experts, we can help you with our app factory, interim management, consulting or training and coaching. Contact us today! Then together we’ll make sure your IT is going to match your organizational needs.

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