The Low Code market has split into two with application development platforms targeting the professional developer (Low Code for AD&Ds) who typically live within the IT department, and another class directly targeting the business stakeholders and managers.
The former, Low Code for Devs, are exemplified by Appian, Pega 7, and Bizagi, though some No Code solutions, such as the Lean BPM platform from JobTraQ also operate in this space.
BPM for the developer allows for coders to streamline their creation of applications, which are in turn delivered back into the business. As such they are a tool that is not usually let loose within the business side of an organization, instead acting as one of several toolkits by DevOps for their own use.
The problem here is twofold: firstly, that there is still a significant lag from the time a need is identified within the business, through to the actual delivery of a working application that fits their needs. The second issue is that the overall cost of application development still remains high, though not as high as traditional development with a “Big BPM” solution or straight coding.
The Low Code offering for the business user is moving into the No Code space, with Appian claiming a no code means of creating business applications with minimal IT involvement. They claim applications can be developed up to 10 times faster, however they are not truly No Code and you will require IT input more than you think.
The No Code players have also reacted to the incursion into their territory by existing and new players to the space. JobTraQ for instance, offers a Lean BPM solution which claims to require no coding skills required after initial deployment of the solution. In the creation of workflows and processes,the business user, such as a team lead, supervisor, or business analyst, are able to create workflows with all the associated tasks and custom forms using a visual interface and drag-and-drop.
For a more detailed look at the Low Code platforms and the emerging trend to target some platforms at the professional developer and others at the business user, visit this article here: