Low-Code application development

What is Low-Code?

Low-Code is a software development method for creating interfaces and applications using simple visual and model-based elements. With a Low-Code platform, it is possible to create both processes and interfaces using graphical modeling methods (drag & dop). In this way, Low-Code partially or completely replaces the classic programming approach of line-based coding.

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Low-Code is particularly useful for specialized departments, as it allows them to sketch out simple interface requirements and develop a Low-Code prototype. As a rule, Low-Code developments are done in software or platform solutions created specifically for this purpose.

What does Low-Code application development mean?

Low-code application development is an approach to creating applications quickly with minimal programming. It uses pre-built building blocks and components that can be easily assembled. This method allows people without deep programming knowledge to create applications.

Benefits of Low-Code development at a glance

Reduced development cycles

In contrast to traditional line-based coding, Low-Code also enables so-called "citizen developers" to create applications. Thanks to the comprehensible visual representation of even complex relationships in processes, IT and other specialist departments can collaborate more efficiently. Companies that use Low-Code thus develop software faster and in a more targeted manner.

Home-grown IT specialists

Software developers, back-end developers and specialists from the IT industry are more in demand than ever. For example, many manufacturing companies are now increasingly hiring software developers themselves in order to be less dependent on software suppliers.

It is therefore all the more important that companies do not discontinue their internal software development, but on the contrary actually expand it. The use of Low-Code platforms can support this, because Low-Code allows employees with good IT skills ("citizen developers") to participate in software development.

Shorter process times with digitalization and automation

Low-code platforms not only accelerate software development, they also provide enormous advantages in end-to-end digitization and the partial or complete automation of processes. IT and other specialist departments can use them to outline processes, create workflows and design interfaces. The Low-Code approach also makes it easy to integrate these interfaces and applications.

Integration into IT environments

Once interfaces and applications have been developed on a Low-Code platform, they must be meaningfully integrated into the existing IT landscape. Otherwise, there is a risk of application-specific silos leading to shadow IT. Modern Low-Code platforms facilitate both the development and integration of applications. The advantage of Low-Code platforms is that the same procedure can be used over and over again.

Low-Code with Scheer PAS

Our customers face the challenge of having to develop more and more applications in ever shorter cycles. The so-called "time-to-market" for new digital solutions is essential to meet the requirements of complex business environments. With the help of the Scheer PAS Platform, simple workflows up to highly complex enterprise applications can be developed and rolled out.

Many Low-Code platforms are limited in terms of the level of complexity they can handle. For organizations that cannot afford to compromise on performance or accept limitations in the design of their critical applications, Scheer PAS Low-Code enables seamless implementation through the classic process of Pro-Code development. In other words, you can start developing applications in Scheer PAS with a Low-Code approach and later add more complex features using Pro-Code development.

The best of both worlds

While Low-Code development platforms usually support either Pro-Code or Low-Code, Scheer PAS combines both approaches. Experienced users ("Citizen Developer") can model simple processes as BPMN with the PAS Designer and directly design suitable user interfaces in the form editor. At the same time, it is ensured that more complex features can be (further) developed directly in Pro-Code.

Maximum efficiency in new digital solution development on one platform.

Model-based implementation of entire projects on one platform.

Simple and uniform web-based tooling.

Seamless transition from Low-Code to Pro-Code. No more limits on requirements and full, constant flexibility in the development process.

Cost-efficient and tool-based implementation of your projects through optimized collaboration between your specialist and development departments ("fusion teams")

Direct link to the integration component of the platform in one tool.

Do you want to make processes or individual functions available internally or externally? Use our API Management and the associated Developer Portal to manage your APIs securely and efficiently

Manage platform services and self-developed applications in a common administration component.

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