The secondary development of finished software ranks third. What are the low-code application scenarios?
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Most of the media focusing on the field of enterprise informatization named 2021 as the "first year of low-code", which is enough to illustrate the popularity of the low-code industry. So what are the application scenarios of low code? This article will expand from three dimensions of industry attributes, application types, and development models to show in detail the application of low-code technologies.
The "2020 China Low Code Platform Index Evaluation Report" released by T Research shows that low code has been widely used in various industries, including TMT (telecommunications, media and technology, including software companies such as system integrators), manufacturing, finance and retail The proportion of industry is relatively high.
(Industry distribution of low-code application scenarios, intercepted from "2020 China Low-code Platform Index Evaluation Report")
In these industries, companies usually need a large number of software applications to provide internal and external personnel to use to support the rapid development of business. These applications can be divided into core business applications and non-core business applications according to the value they bring to customers; they can also be divided into general-purpose applications and vertical field applications according to the degree of standardization and the scope of industry application.
Considering the degree of standardization and customer value, the main application scenarios of low code are mainly software development in the vertical field with a high degree of customization. Compared with non-core applications, core business applications have higher technical requirements for low-code platforms, and developers are usually technicians.
The development and delivery modes of these software can generally be divided into three categories: single-scene applications, comprehensive management systems, and personalized modules of industry software. In these three modes, low-code technology can show revolutionary productivity advantages.
- Single-scenario application: In the sub-industries represented by the manufacturing industry, although the application value of the core business of the enterprise is high, it is limited by factors such as low standardization and small market size, making it difficult to achieve informatization through the purchase and implementation of industry software . Customized development of independent application models for core business scenarios has significant advantages in cost, delivery cycle and risk control. In addition to the traditional pure-code custom development method, low-code technology provides new options for shorter delivery cycles and lower development costs for core business applications, further magnifying the advantages of the "independent application" model, and winning more enterprise IT centers and software companies Favor.
- Comprehensive management system: In order to avoid "data islands" and achieve cross-system and cross-departmental process and data integration, the demand for comprehensive management systems has surged. The integrated management system usually consists of several tightly integrated core business applications, covering all doors and processes of the enterprise, and needs to be iterated continuously according to the business upgrade of the enterprise, and finally achieve the effect of "one plus one is greater than two". Low-code technology with strong system integration capabilities can be used to quickly build the development platform required for a comprehensive system. On top of this, IT technicians can quickly complete data orchestration and business orchestration, significantly improve system development efficiency, reduce overall costs, and allow more companies to benefit from custom-developed integrated management systems.
- Individualized modules of industry software: With the popularization of industry software such as ERP, many companies already have one or more sets of industry software. These industry softwares provide basic informatization guarantees for enterprises, but there are still some businesses that are outside of informatization and urgently need to be expanded through two open methods. Compared with the traditional two-open mode, the use of a low-code development platform that is tightly integrated with industry software and the construction of personalized modules based on industry software can more quickly complement the shortcomings of industry software, form a synergy with industry software, and achieve faster implementation. Informatization of business processes.
As a new technology in the field of software development, low code is an inevitable product of software development. Relying on its strong productivity advantages, low code has won the public's attention, and it is being widely used in the digital construction of various industries. If you come from a software company or corporate IT department and are interested in strengthening your software development capabilities through low-code technology, you can take a seat based on this article, find the right entry point, and immediately start your low-code journey.