A practical guide to digital activism, agility and scalability with low-code/no-code

Posted by  Claus Jepsen

Rather than rely on a single ERP system, the fast, low-code/no-code modular approach to technology allows businesses to develop functionality that can be independently deployed and organized to improve both the customer and People Experience.

Since the 1990s, companies have relied on large enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to manage business operations. This meant organizations and their employees could in general only move as fast as the technology vendor was able to bring out updates, or code new functionality.

This long-term and expensive model is not suitable for success in the current digital age. Change is ever-present, and employees and customers expect an experience that instantly meets their needs.

The year of “digital activism”

In this climate, influential analyst and advisory firm, TechMarketView, says businesses will move on from recent developments in planning, pilots and early production to set the scene for practical enablement and broader deployment, naming 2019 as a year of

“digital activism”.

At Unit4 we have always been ahead of the curve when it comes to helping our customers adapt to change with forward-thinking and flexible technology. The proliferation of no-code and visual code environments gives businesses a means to build their own microservice applications.

Our Extension Kit is unique among enterprise software vendors and takes advantage of our modern ERP architecture so partners and customers can easily extend their enterprise systems with differentiating microservices.

Organizations focused on delivering the best experience to their people and customers can build out from the core ERP system to rapidly scale and deliver extra functionality, while also having the option to quickly “land and expand” into new markets.

Low-code is business-critical

We believe this is the best way for businesses to move forward and act quickly. In its report, Digital Enablement via Low Code Platforms: understanding the position, uncovering the prospects, TechMarketView sets the scene for low code as an enabler and accelerator of digital transformation, and explores the implications.

You can also read about why low code business platforms are business-critical and what practical steps you can take as an end-user organization to get the most from this approach.

The full report can be downloaded here.

Claus Jepsen

Claus Jepsen

Claus Jepsen is a technology expert who has been fascinated by the micro-computer revolution ever since he received a Tandy TRS model 1 at the age of 14. Since then, Claus has spent the last few decades developing and architecting software solutions, most recently at Unit4, where he leads our focus on enabling the post-modern enterprise. Claus is building cloud-based, super-scalable solutions and bringing innovative technologies such as AI, chatbots, and predictive analytics to ERP. He is a strong believer that having access to vast amounts of data allows us to construct better, non-intrusive and pervasive solutions to improve our experiences, relieve us from tedious chores, and allow us focus on what we as individuals really love doing.

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