No / Low-Code Development

Create and deploy new applications faster to create digital services, unify legacy applications or automate business processes.

Empower line of business teams to tackle complex processes and create better client or user experiences – using speed of delivery to increase collaboration with IT.

Integrate multiple data sources and eliminate silos. Increase speed, create efficiencies and generate capacity. Accelerate innovation and deliver new products and services.

With No / Low-code tools, development happens in a visual development interface and often involves dragging and dropping elements or writing simple commands.

The approach can facilitate business processes, data flows, and complex workflows, among many others.

No / Low-code tools allow for the creation of mobile, web, or cloud applications. They facilitate collaboration between applications and allow for smooth data migration. They let you optimise and automate business processes, build complex web user interfaces, streamline sales flows, and lots, lots more.

There are many benefits of the no-code approach:

  • Reduced cost. Building with no-code platforms is certainly cheaper, simply because there is less development work involved. The process is faster and drains fewer resources.
  • Speed to market. This speed of development is particularly helpful – it reduces delivery times enormously. With no-code, solutions can be prototyped, tested and iterate faster.
  • Greater flexibility. In traditional coding, if you decide to change the way a feature works, you’re in for an extensive session of coding. In no-code, alternative blocks have already been written. All you have to do is swap and customize them to your needs.
  • Integrate faster. Exploit APIs in existing applications or use RPA to execute tasks where APIs don’t exist. Create interfaces that spans multiple applications to deliver a more intuitive (and productive) experience for users or customers.

No / Low-code technology is all about driving optimisation in business processes – reducing costs and streamlining customer / user journeys. It makes rapid change achievable by increasing speed of delivery by an order of several magnitudes in comparison to traditional ‘code’ development.

Process automation using RPA is extremely effective – it removes the ‘fingers on keyboards’ and ‘eyes on twin screens’ to create efficiency, speed and capacity.

However, the process is still operating in a way that is designed for humans (rather than machines) to execute. It’s often the case once a process or set of processes have been automated (creating the time and space to think more clearly) that it becomes clear that the process can be improved by executing it in a different way within an application.

No / Low-code technologies make it possible to assemble the application to optimise a process, set of processes or a whole operation – faster and at far less cost than with traditional development.

Working alongside RPA technologies and methods creates flexibility and scale for clients. Processes can be automated and optimised either in a phased approach (release initial benefits using RPA and then additional benefits further down the line with a purpose-built integrated application) or, when the case is particularly compelling, in one fell swoop.

No / Low-code tools allow applications to be built far faster than traditional approaches needing raw programming code.

The speed and simplicity is ideal for prototyping – a Minimum Viable Product can be created, tested and iterated rapidly as feedback is gathered from users.

Furthermore, with the right tools and approach, prototypes can be scaled and launched with the same stability and security as traditional approaches.

The ability to integrate multiple underlying applications, orchestrate data and automate workflow creates the opportunity for businesses to build and launch digital products and services that would previously have been perceived as impossible.

No / Low-code technology overcomes the IT Barrier and reduces the risks that create Transformation Stalemate. They reduce the burden on scarce and expensive development resource and speed of deliver / ability to develop iteratively engages internal teams.

No / Low-code platforms open up significant opportunity to increase productivity and accelerate the delivery of new products and services. They relieve the workload on IT teams and the speed / simplicity of development engages non-developers in line of business teams in identifying process and service improvements.

But where to start?

The OPTSM Action for Results approach is built on solid experience of creating, automating and optimising business processes and transforming customer and user experience. It creates alignment with business objectives and reduces risk.

Starting with the Potential Impact Report that requires no more than a couple of hours input from the business, the approach identifies ‘hot-spots’ where manual processes and unbuilt digital journeys are creating unnecessary cost, latency or missed opportunity.

Once this Value at Stake is established, feasibility and priorities are established – leading to first-steps initiatives to release immediate benefit. The first-steps projects build learning and engagement – and as wider understanding of the capability of smarter technologies is established, more ideas for process / service improvement and potential products are stimulated.

OPTSM’s approach for opportunity management can either be provided as a service or embedded within the business. This aligns to the organisation’s wider change plans and ensures appropriate focus is applied to maximise opportunity and optimise return on investment.