The Emergence of Low-code
Often a crisis will hasten the adoption of new technology, such as the current rapid adoption of telehealth and telework tools, or the spread of open source software resulting from the 2001 dot com crash and 9/11.
With today’s pandemic as a catalyst, low-code is quickly emerging as an imminently useful technology to address a fully virtual U.S. workforce by democratizing software development.
Low-code was already on the precipice of emerging into the mainstream, and COVID-19 is only further accelerating the technology’s path – helping companies and departments respond to fundamental shifts in their business processes and operations, and addressing immediate and even dire customer needs.
Low-code technology is already engineered for virtual collaboration across the enterprise. During the early days of the U.S. outbreak, companies made fast process shifts leveraging low-code tools as the entire business world went virtual – practically overnight.
For example, as New Orleans has become one of the hottest epicenters of the virus, the Orleans Parish Communication District developed a series of low-code applications to manage the city’s changing needs, including a self-quarantine registry, citizen request form for critical resources and additional reporting applications.
Further, small businesses can use low-code tech to take the guesswork out of the CARES SBA loan application process by automatically determining applicants’ eligibility for certain loan programs, pre-drafting loan application forms for the most relevant program(s) for submission to participating banks.
By delivering above and beyond value to customers during this time, organizations can create assurances in their business growth in the face of the most unprecedented economic event in all of our lifetimes.