For those that may not already be familiar, ‘low-code’ is exactly what it implies: a business application development platform that, mainly through configuration, enables the vast majority of implied use cases.
For users of low-code platforms, the lack of development necessity provides a quicker time to market, given the reduction in development hours, bugs, and associated testing time.
But delivering a solution in less time isn’t the only tangible benefit to incorporating a low-code platform like Polystack into your team’s technology stack. By enabling the delivery of a solution faster and more cost effectively, the time, budget, and resources saved can be redeployed in ways to ensure the application itself is better than may have been otherwise impractical. While these examples may not be exhaustive, INVISR has identified four key benefits of low code application development that are not obvious at first glance:
Improved User Acceptance Testing
User acceptance testing (UAT) is a critical part of any application deployment, providing the opportunity for a selection of end users to provide initial feedback on an application prior to launch. While UAT with traditional technologies will always include some late iteration pre-launch, a low-code platform enables project managers to provide deeper solution improvement pre-launch, increasing the probability that the solution hits the mark with end users on the first release.
A/B testing is a fantastic way to validate a solution, as it provides to the development team real-life feedback from two or more end user constituencies who use different versions of the same solution. However, traditional code-heavy software development often makes the creation of multiple versions of a single solution impractical, forcing a project team to guess on the best solution, rather than relying on a more objective, data driven approach. Because of low-code’s flexibility, creating and A/B testing multiple solutions is much more practical and empowers users of applications like Polystack to leverage data to validate that they are provisioning the best solution to fit the need.
Persona Driven Experiences
For solutions that cover multiple types of users, persona driven user experience design can be massively helpful to drive adoption and overall solution value. For example, internal solutions that include sales and delivery teams, or customer solutions for those using different products or services, will likely want to engage with a single application in different ways. Low code applications can facilitate persona driven UX, as the cost to deploy a more tailored solution may no longer be prohibitive. This is why customers rely on solutions like Polystack to engage their end users in more personal ways.
For many enterprise firms, or businesses that rely on a 3rd party distribution model (e.g. insurance), there may be multiple parties in between your organization and the end customer. For those in this situation, white labeling a customer or broker engagement solution is a fantastic way to provide a singular experience that can be branded in multiple different ways, enabling the end customer to interact with the system branded in a familiar way based on those intermediary’s logos and style guide.
So not only can a low code application development platform like Polystack support the faster provisioning of an enterprise solution, but it can also help ensure that the solution is better tested, and more tailored to the specific use case or end user. To learn more about how INVISR and Polystack can help empower your team’s technology solutions, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.