How companies choose a Low code platform?

With IT departments grappling with extensive backlogs and limited resources, the quest for efficient solutions has led many companies to consider Low code development platforms. This guide explores how Low code can be a major  tool in speeding up digital transformation efforts, addressing three fundamental questions about its efficacy and application.

The Low code market nowadays is huge. We count more than 700 platforms in the ecosystem and each one of them is different and brings value in one way or another.

For organizations embarking on digital transformation, selecting the right Low code platform is crucial for ensuring that it aligns with their  digital strategy.

What are the selection criteria when evaluating Low code platforms? 

1. A vision :

A shared vision between the company and the software provider can play a decisive role.

The publisher often embodies a vision that resonates with the values and goals of the client’s company, while the company sees itself mirrored in the latter, like a mirror effect.

For example, the choice of Open Source may be motivated by adherence to principles of transparency and collaboration.

2. Feedback :

Nothing beats direct feedback.

Two types of feedback are particularly noteworthy :

- Feedback from the potential users in the prospect’s teams, regarding the tool’s usability.

- Feedback for existing clients, who are already using the solution. The best for social proof.

3. Relationship between the company and the provider :

People want to work with others who inspire trust.

This trust is based on the reliability of the provider, transparency in communication, the quality of pre-sales support, as well as the provider’s ability to understand the needs of the company and to work in partnership to find solutions.

Trust is perhaps what best embodies the most that business is about relationships.

4. The features :

Specific features can influence the choice of the platform:

- Integration with the company’s existing systems

- Levels of customization

- Security protocols

5. The Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) :

We don't simply consider the acquisition cost but rather the software's lifecycle.

This includes not only the costs of initial deployment and training but also maintenance fees, technical support, updates, as well as any costs related to integration with existing systems.

A budget is rarely expandable, even for large companies.