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Newgen Software 2023 Predictions: 5 Low Code Trends Shaping the 2023 Application Development Landscape


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5 Low Code Trends Shaping the 2023 Application Development Landscape

By Anurag Shah, Head of Products and Solutions, Americas, Newgen Software

This is the era of digital transformation. To thrive in this era, businesses now need to reform and reinvent their operations. They need an application development platform that can help them achieve faster time-to-market, and maximize customer satisfaction while minimizing cost and time. And this is what has sparked the rise of low code platforms.

The deployment of low code in businesses has become a game-changer for the application development market. Many business leaders have been embracing low code to transform their processes as they embark on their digital transformation journey. But how can business leaders maximize the benefits they receive by leveraging low code? For that, they will need to precisely track and make sense of the latest low code trends and the changing low code market dynamics.

Low Code Trends for 2023 to Keep in Mind

As the application development landscape undergoes its share of ups and downs, many business areas have been challenged and transformed. Let's understand the trends that have been shaping these areas:

Conquering Challenges of Software Talent

Businesses in today's world have a fast-paced and economical approach toward application development. But maintaining this approach brings its own set of challenges, especially when it comes to software talent.

The Great Resignation in 2021 brought on one such challenge, which has led to the industry witnessing an inevitably high employee churn rate. Changing language paradigms became another tricky challenge resulting in project delays. There has been a gradual shift towards an affordable application development approach.

According to a Forrester Research survey, "70% of organizations found low-code platforms to be more affordable than the traditional development platforms." Low code platforms can seamlessly integrate on-prem systems with modern cloud-based applications and bring down direct migration costs.

Achieving Speed and Security

Competition is high and customer expectations are even higher. A speedy and agile service is now expected. To match these expectations businesses need to rapidly develop hundreds of applications while ensuring that they fit the compliance and security specifications. Additional time spent on extensive coding can no longer be afforded.

This has diverted the business focus from how to when and why, thereby paving the path for an era where business users are placed at the helm of development projects. Deploying low code empowers these users to speedily develop these applications.

Time to Rapidly Deploy, Evolve, and Become Cloud-Friendly

Businesses are constantly driven by the need to evolve and grow. They now need complete control of their production environment with a platform that can offer analytics-based process discovery, connected app development, and deployment in a single click.

We can also witness growing demand for cloud-friendly applications amongst business leaders for their added benefits of simplified operations, improved security, scalability, and cost-efficiency. This has prompted a legacy migration of businesses towards cloud-friendly platforms with native-microservice architecture.

The Hyperautomation Trend

To accelerate business processes at a larger scale, business leaders will need a range of different technology sets. From data management, analytics, and business processes, to RPA, businesses now demand an application development platform that can integrate all these technologies within its umbrella.

Business leaders have recognized low code application development platform as the answer. Low code can help businesses develop complex business applications by using cutting-edge technologies, including AI/ML, data science, and IDP, which can help them accelerate manual tasks.

Headless Architecture is in Demand

Transferring data and content from channel to channel can be a complex process. But a platform with headless architecture can make it simpler. For the end user, a simplified and curated UI layer is a top priority.

Therefore, businesses now need a platform, like low code, that can decouple their front and back-end layer and offer a process orchestration layer that is independent of UI to maximize customer experience.

In Conclusion

Business leaders need to understand the dynamics of the application development landscape and embrace all the benefits that low code platforms offer. Low code can enable businesses to maximize their speed and security and minimize costs while enabling the rapid development of applications. It is believed that in the coming years, we will witness a monumental increase in the demand for low code platforms.




Anurag Shah heads Newgen’s Products & Solutions Division in the Americas. He has been with Newgen for over 22 years. In his previous role, he led and managed delivery and professional services for enterprise customers.

Published Monday, January 30, 2023 7:35 AM by David Marshall
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