How to evaluate a No code Practice success?

No code platforms have emerged as a great solution to give non IT teams the possibility to develop their own applications. This shift not only democratizes app development but also significantly accelerates digital transformation initiatives.
After implementing a No code Practice within a company, here comes the evaluation of this implementation. 

How to evaluate the success of a No code initiative? 

1) Team satisfaction

At the heart of any successful No code initiative is the team behind it. When team members are comfortable using No code tools, it reflects in positive feedback and high adoption rate among the team. Such enthusiasm is one of the most telling indicators of success. A team committed to refining and easing processes signals a positive shift at the organizational level, setting a foundation for sustained innovation.

2) Number of projects

The quantity of projects developed using No code platforms could be a direct measure of productivity but creating many applications that have little or no impact on operations is not useful. What is interesting here is primarily the ability to extend use cases within other teams.

The ability to shorten the adopt process of new technologies speaks volumes about an organization's agility and readiness for the future.

3) Business teams independence from IT department

It's about measuring to what extent the No code Practice has been able to reduce the IT department's project backlog (in percentage).
The value here lies in the ROI generated by deploying more solutions, more quickly (operational impacts).
Evaluating how No code reduces dependency on IT for project completion can provide insights into the strategic value of No code adoption.

4) Total cost of ownership (TCO)

The benefit of No code platforms isn't just in their ease of use but also in their cost-effectiveness over time.
The long-term cost logic (licenses + maintenance + upgrades) is often more favorable in No code.

The company might ask:

→ What would have been the cost of increasing IT resources to develop these applications?
→ What is the budget allocated for the maintenance of these applications?

Assessing the total cost of ownership—considering licenses, maintenance, and future evolutions reveals the long-term financial benefits of No code solutions.

5) Security and Integration

Ensuring that No code applications are secure and completely integrated into the company’s IT architecture is crucial. This layer of assessment guarantees that No code practices align with broader organizational standards and protocols, safeguarding against potential vulnerabilities.

Evaluating No code practices through the lens of team satisfaction, project impact, non IT teams independence, and total cost of ownership is essential for realizing their full potential. As organizations look to scale and innovate, understanding these dimensions will be pivotal in harnessing the power of No code solutions.