Low-code in SMEs
Today’s digital world is changing faster than ever before. SME organizations face a twofold challenge: how to remain competitive against the superpowers while also remaining flexible and progressive. How can you free up energy and time while strategically growing your organization? Low-code can be the key to digital transformation in SMEs.
The digital challenges within SMEs
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are navigating a digital age that presents both opportunities and challenges. Many SMBs struggle with outdated technology infrastructure, struggling to keep up with ever-changing customer expectations. In addition, limited IT budgets and resources can slow the adoption of new technologies. There is also a constant pressure to innovate quickly and stay competitive while ensuring cybersecurity and data protection. Furthermore, SMEs may struggle with integrating different business systems and efficiently leveraging business data for decision-making. All these challenges require modern and flexible technological approaches.
Explaining low-code as a technology
Low-code offers SMEs an accessible way to create IT solutions without the complexity of traditional coding. Essentially, it enables teams to build and deploy digital tools faster and more efficiently, with the agility to respond to changing business needs.
Why SMBs need to embrace low-code
Level playing field with larger players
Low-code enables SMEs to launch and modify applications quickly, allowing you to be as fast or even faster than larger competitors
Maximizing limited resources
Instead of investing in extensive IT teams, low-code lets you use existing employees to develop customized solutions. We call this citizen development
Low-code allows you to create unique tools and solutions that fit your exact business needs, something standard software packages cannot provide
Traditional software can often be too generic. Low-code ensures that the solution built fits your organization’s specific needs perfectly
ROI of investing in low-code
Investing in low-code may initially feel like a challenge, given that it is an innovative approach to software development. However, once familiar, it offers remarkable advantages. Think more efficient development, flexible adjustments, and cost savings over time. By choosing low-code now, you are putting your company firmly in the marketplace and can respond quickly to changing needs.
Case examples of low-code applications
No two SMEs are the same, of course. So we list some common practical applications of low-code applications:
|Customer Relationship Management||Centralize customer data, track interactions and improve customer service, all tailored for your specific business|
|Inventory and supplier management||Keep control of your inventory and optimize collaboration with suppliers in a way that fits your business model|
|Accounting and billing||Streamline your financial processes and make invoicing more efficient with tools that perfectly fit your needs|
|Staff Planning||Plan and manage your staffing needs dynamically, taking into account variable factors in your industry|
|E-commerce platform||Create a customized online sales experience that fits exactly what your customers want and need|
|Marketing and analytics||Implement marketing tools and analyze performance in real time, with the flexibility to adjust your strategies quickly|
Getting started with low-code?
Are you interested in integrating low-code into business operations? Follow these steps:
1. Evaluate your current IT landscape.
Identify current pain points and see where low-code can be of value.
2. Define your digital transformation goals
Are automating processes, improving customer interactions or regulatory compliance your main drivers? Create concrete goals.
3. Choose a reliable low-code partner
It is important to work with an experienced partner who has experience in both low-code and finance.
4. Start with a pilot project
By starting with a small-scale project, you can explore the value of low-code without much risk.
5. Continuous monitoring and evaluation
After implementation, track performance and adjust as needed. Take feedback from both customers and employees seriously to improve the system.
6. Training and knowledge sharing
Keep your team up-to-date with the latest low-code techniques and best practices. This way, you can best incorporate the low-code thinking into your organization!
Programs and services
Meet our low-code services
At ChangeMakers, we help organizations harness the power of low-code. Our services range from consulting, to the actual implementation of low code software. We offer two unique programs focused on advice, management and guidance (Changing), or actual development (Making).
Training and coaching
Start low-code today
Competing against larger players, SMEs can benefit from the agility and customization that low-code offers. Don’t fall behind and step into the world of digital transformation and create your own success story. Contact ChangeMakers today to begin your journey.