- Digitalisation and automation pressures drive low-code adoption
- Companies benefit from more flexibility and lower development costs
- Gartner market forecast: The market for low-code technologies continues to grow: 20% expected for 2023
More and more companies are turning to low-code as it enables the creation of more flexible software solutions. This is now confirmed by leading market analysts: According to Gartner, it is more and more business users without a technical background who are turning to low-code platforms (LCAP) to develop new functions and applications. Thanks to ready building blocks and visual design elements, users take development into their own hands. Gartner predicts that the proportion of low-code application users who are not in IT departments will grow from 60% in 2021 to 80% in 2026.
Varsha Mehta, Senior Market Research Specialist at Gartner, says: "Low-code technologies enable organizations to achieve the level of digital literacy required for the modern agile environment."
Gartner predicts that by 2026, around three-quarters of all new applications will be built using low-code technologies. The reasons: Automation pressure and staff shortages. Companies have to continuously optimize and automate their processes to remain competitive, and they are not finding enough skilled workers. "The high cost of technical professionals and increasingly distributed workforces will help drive greater adoption of low-code technologies," says Jason Wong, Distinguished VP Analyst at Gartner.
At Ninox, we see our customers using our Ninox low-code platform every day to quickly build their own custom, flexible applications. The advantages of low-code technologies are obvious: low-code development is faster and significantly less expensive than development using traditional programming (up to 10 times faster, according to Forrester).