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Getting a low-code application developed: what to look out for

Limited IT resources, the need for quick solutions and the pressure to be cost-efficient. Low-code offers a promising answer to these challenges. Are you about to make the leap to low-code for your organization? In this article, we dive into what really matters when getting a low-code application developed.

Customization and functionality

Low-code is convenient and efficient, but not a “one-size-fits-all” solution. Every business is unique, and so are software solutions. Imagine this: a local government wants an app for citizen participation. The platform must not only be user-friendly, but also meet specific legal requirements. This is certainly achievable with low-code, but it requires a clear understanding of your end goal.

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Integration and scalability

It’s also important to ask yourself how well will the new application work with your current systems? Take the example of a retail wholesaler. They have an existing inventory system, but the low-code app should complement this system, not replace it. So make sure your low-code solution is scalable and can grow with your business.

It-challenges and innovation

But don’t confuse the simplicity of low-code with limitations. After all, low-code really has no limitations. It can solve complex problems, but it requires a good understanding of your IT landscape. Only then can you build the right application. For example, consider a transportation company that needs real-time tracking for their fleet. Development must be fast, but also thorough, with a focus on innovation within your IT department.

Safety, quality and support

Safety and reliability are not an afterthought. Choose a low-code platform, such as Mendix, that has strong security features and long-term support. You don’t want to have to deal with End Of Life applications. For example: a financial services company needs an app that meets strict regulations. Make sure your low-code partner understands and can deliver this.

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Cost efficiency and return on investment (ROI).

Low-code can save costs, but it’s not just about the initial investment. Look at the long-term ROI. An SME in the manufacturing industry can save on development costs, for example, but it is the efficiency gains that provide the greatest financial benefits in the long run.

Change and adoption

Adopting technology is one thing, but you can’t forget to make sure your team is ready for it. You can get your team ready by providing training and support to ensure a smooth transition. Consider a school switching to a digital administration system: without proper staff training and acceptance, even the best technology fails.


Low-code is a great tool, but like any tool, its success depends on how you use it. If you keep these points in mind, you are well on your way to a successful low-code implementation. Are you ready to embrace the power of low-code? Contact ChangeMakers for a customized solution that transforms your organization.

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