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Accelerating Digital Transformation: Low Code + Composable

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As organizations move towards digital transformation, the low code plus composable combination offers maximum flexibility, delivering value at greater speed.

Creative solutions require flexibility. Remember that the next time your boardroom talks about overhauling your entire digital infrastructure to accommodate a new facet of digital transformation. Rigidity will cause more problems as data and systems get bigger and more process-heavy. Businesses should adopt a composable architecture moving forward, and low code applications may help enable the transition.

See also: The Composable Enterprise and the Resilience Metric

What is low code?

Low code applications are visual. They allow non-experts to build applications that suit their needs without waiting for IT to configure a brand new system. Low code allows organizations to automate what they need to.

Low code choices break down the wall between IT and the business, allowing multiple avenues of collaboration and building solutions that deliver business value. Low code allows users to scale as necessary and reconfigure existing solutions based on continuous improvement principles.

Low code enables composable architecture

Flexibility removes the obstacles to data value. The solution can scale, adapt, add, or subtract based on the needs of the business. Businesses can build solutions that move around, providing ample flexibility no matter what departments need.

Low code applications fit right into this model. The solutions don’t need IT expertise, so teams don’t have to wait for IT’s long line to get to their need. In return, IT doesn’t get swamped with requests and can spend more time building complex solutions and maintaining the system’s integrity.

Composable architecture allows upgrades to individual components rather than the whole ecosystem. And with low code applications doing the heavy lifting, departments can upgrade as necessary without the downtime traditionally associated with massive system overhauls.

When used in conjunction, low code applications approach no-code level status because even the architecture itself is built for flexibility and the non-expert. It fits into the tech stack without integration headache.

Using low code and composable architecture together unleashes a wealth of benefit:

The digital transformation benefits of a two-pronged approach

  • Collaborative environment: IT and other departments begin to own data solutions, not only the boardroom and IT.
  • IT oversight: Without building out every little piece themselves, IT retains management of new architecture components.
  • Encourages real data-driven solutions: Departments build as they have a need, ensuring that every solution delivers value.
  • Requires less downtime: Each time there’s a massive system overhaul, organizations lose valuable time. With composable architecture, components change independently.
  • Encourages buy-in: Instead of retraining at each stage or changing solutions when employees don’t want to, departments have more control over their systems with less training required.

Building low code applications in a composable framework maximizes the speed and efficiency of each. As organizations move towards total digital transformation, this combination offers maximum flexibility, delivering value at greater speed. Organizations have an edge and the chance to step fully into the new data-driven era.

Elizabeth Wallace

About Elizabeth Wallace

Elizabeth Wallace is a Nashville-based freelance writer with a soft spot for data science and AI and a background in linguistics. She spent 13 years teaching language in higher ed and now helps startups and other organizations explain - clearly - what it is they do.

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