Marc Andreessen (venture capital founder and partner and Andreessen Horowitz) famously wrote a prescient claim that “software is eating the world.” This claim was made after observing that software companies would disrupt traditional industries. We’ve seen industries transform and companies fold in response to Amazon, Netflix, Airbnb, Google, Apple, Microsoft, and more.
The image below shows some of the largest companies in the world. Most of these companies are playing in the no-code platform space to provide solutions for the masses. It is also interesting to note that the largest companies of this century are mostly software companies or companies using software to change existing industries and create new ones.
What does no code or low code mean? No-code platforms allow programmers and non-programmers to create application software through graphical user interfaces and configuration instead of traditional computer programming. The advantage of this is that a complete beginner or novice can create a solution or software without learning how to code.
This speeds up innovation since the barrier to entry for non-tech guys is lowered. Many tools are available online to create any software or application that you can imagine. I will summarise two areas where no code is accelerating digital transformation;
- No Code Web Development
- No Code Automation
No Code Web Development
A website is one of the basic tools to get your company, solution, or business noticed. Every company/organization needs a website at the minimum in this digital era. Years back, I worked on building the Safaricom Webhosting platform. I am sure the platform is now hosting over 20,000 businesses and is one of the top platforms in the region.
I worked on migrating the platform from bare-metal servers to virtualized cloud servers for infinite scalability and availability. In addition, we deployed a lot of automation software and tools to ease backend tasks and processes. Back in the day building web portals or websites was pricey, it could cost you anywhere from $1,000 to $20,000 depending on the functionality and complexity.
With new no-code/low code web application builders like WordPress, Shopify, Magento, Wix, Webflow, and more you can build your web application for as low as $50. This drives massive gains for the entire ecosystem.
No Code Automation
Automation is a key area that is driving savings and digital transformation for many organizations. Businesses are looking for outcomes like doubling profits, reducing operational costs, and improving customer experience. Automation can accelerate these outcomes using no code or low code applications.
A company does not need to deploy an army of software developers or tech champions to achieve its mission. The best way to navigate #automation is to get partners who have deep expertise in this area and save both time and money. It is becoming more crucial for organizations to focus on their core business to create lasting value for shareholders, employees, and customers. If your core business is banking, telco, manufacturing, retail, health, etc. focus on what will grow your market size and revenues.
Leverage partnerships with vendors and use no-code/low code platforms to accelerate your time to market and differentiate your company.
At Techno Brain Group we help both small and large businesses navigate digital transformation with no-code tools and platforms. Our aim is to help your teams achieve more with less.
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