Do you run into the complex process of linking software? Learn about software linkages via low-code. This optimizes business processes, simplifies operations and reduces manual operations. In this blog, we share 8 examples of software you can pair with low-code.
Why software links?
By tailoring software links to your business, you promote agility and create faster growth opportunities. Errors are minimized, tasks are accelerated, and the resulting data exchange increases productivity. This is all because employees have quick and easy access to the integrated information.
The challenges in software linkages
For many, the technical aspect of software links can be a big chore. Understanding APIs, data formats and communication protocols require specific technical knowledge that not everyone has. Another point of frustration is the uncertainty of compatibility between different software applications. Each software package has its own data structures and technical requirements, making it a challenge to make them communicate smoothly with each other.
Low-code software links
Fortunately, there is a simple solution: low-code. What exactly is that? In short, low-code is a new, sustainable form of software development. With low-code, you can develop and connect software applications quickly and easily without in-depth programming knowledge. Instead of a textual coding environment, low-code works with intuitive user interfaces and drag-and-drop tools. Thus, coding is no longer necessary. This enables IT specialists to better respond to the changing needs of the organization and deliver new applications and links faster. Even other employees can get started with low-code! That’s what we call Citizen Development.
The 8 most common forms of low-code software links
From billing software linked to the CRM system, to the appointment application linked to the customer portal, the possibilities of low-code are endless. Below we discuss the 8 most commonly used applications and links.
Low-code invoicing software makes invoicing a lot more efficient by virtually automatically generating invoices and reminders, significantly reducing time-consuming and repetitive tasks. Linking your invoicing software to other systems, such as your HRM or CRM system, facilitates data exchange and optimizes business processes.
A low-code planning system automates repetitive planning tasks and simplifies complex planning requirements. This system can interface seamlessly with other business systems such as Project Management or an ERP system.
From signing up new employees to leave requests, with a low-code HRM system, this is practically automatic, thus saving your HR staff a lot of time. Links to an onboarding system or appointment application, for example, make for even smoother business processes.
A low-code appointment app allows employees and customers to schedule, change or cancel appointments at any time and from any device. Real-time updates keep all parties informed, ensuring smooth communication. Integration with the customer portal or CRM system, for example, ensures optimal data exchange and a significant reduction in manual operations.
Operational business processes such as finance, inventory and sales are automated and integrated with a low-code ERP (enterprise resource planning) system. Such a system is able to adapt to the growth of your business and integrates effortlessly with other software systems, such as an HRM or project management system.
Low-code approval flows offer the ability to automate and streamline various approval processes, such as purchase orders or vacation requests. This results in time savings and error reduction.
Linking with billing software or CRM, for example, significantly improves efficiency within organizations.
Low-code contract management allows users to generate contract texts and automate contract expiration data. This ensures organized contract management and avoids missing important dates.
Direct data exchange with HRM or billing software, for example, saves you a lot of time in administrative tasks.
A customer portal via low-code allows companies to offer services that perfectly match customers’ needs, making interaction with them smoother and more effective.
Integration with CRM and billing software allows companies to further optimize the portal, resulting in time savings and improved user experience.
Conclusion – quick and easy software development and linking
From efficient invoicing to automated contract management, software linkages make for smoother business operations and have become indispensable in the dynamic business world. Where previously there could be quite a bit of frustration for the IT department in creating software links, low-code offers a simple solution that can save quite a few headaches. With low-code, you can develop and connect software applications quickly and easily without technical expertise.
Is your company ready for digitization in the form of software links, but have no idea where to start or what to look for? Or have the first links already been made, but are you running into the complexity of this technical process? Does this sound like something your company or IT department could benefit from? We are ChangeMakers, specialists in low-code, and are ready to help you. Pleasecontactus to discuss your options.