Low code vs classic code: build existing applications with a Low code platform

Redesigning an application previously built with standards frameworks with an Enterprise Low code platform is probably one of the best social proofs regarding the value of these platforms.

Fnac-Darty, a major retailer, used Convertigo Low code studio to rebuild one of the most strategic B2E processes: a digital point of sale.

Bookplanet, a software provider, used Convertigo Low code studio to rebuild their B2C applications, aimed to encourage reading among students.

1) Retail use case

The goal for Fnac-Darty was to enable salespeople to present products, check stock levels, and complete transactions through tablets, connected to the company’s backend system.

Why Low code?

→ Integration: seamless integration with web services and APIs.
For Darty, this meant incorporating functionalities like scanning and NFC for payments directly into the application.

→ Customization: Convertigo allows custom coding when necessary, ensuring that developers can have solutions for specific needs.

→ Maintainability: applications built on Low code platforms are generally easier to maintain and update and evolutions can be made quickly.

Key results:

→ The same application, hosted On Premises and deployed across 216 stores, was completed in ¼ of the time and cost of the initial application.

→ Used by 3,000 people daily and responsible for 75% of in-store sales and 65% of Click & Collect.

2) B2C use case

The goal for Bookplanet was to rebuild a user-friendly application where scanning a book's ISBN would provide users with a wealth of information, from the author's biography to multimedia content and reader reviews.

Why Low code?

→ Backend capabilities: Low code platforms enable the creation of a vast library and the querying of extensive book-related information through efficient API calls and database integrations.

→ Speed: a brand-new design has been made by Warren Walter and the implementation was way quicker than before.

Key results:

→ Faster deployment: project deployed, including project management, in 2 months.

→ Flexibility: the back office is completely customizable without additional costs, with Baserow, the integrated No code database.

→ Scalability: the application can serve thousands of users.

This demonstrates how Low code platforms can serve as a robust tool in redefining the development of B2E and B2C applications, with the same quality than classic development, providing a solid return on investment.