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What’s the benefit of a low-code platform? In a word, agility.

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As you explore the options for creating and deploying an app to simplify hybrid work or drive student success on campus you’ll come across a lot of discussion on low-code platforms. And with good reason! These visual software development environments, also known as WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get), enable in-house and citizen developers to drag and drop components, connect them, and create mobile or web apps easily.

The biggest advantage of a low-code platform is that it lets organizations build and maintain large-scale and complex apps at scale without incurring big expenses or consuming too much time. Agility!

When to use a low-code platform

With organizational priorities, strategies, and business plans continually changing, it’s impossible to develop a single app at a moment in time that will serve an organization’s needs right now and later on. An agile low-code app building platform allows you to easily and quickly add functionality in a modular way as the needs of your organization and users evolve. The process is more about ‘customizing,’ less about ‘creating.’

How to make the low-code platform work for you

But beware – not all low-code platforms are created equal. It’s important to differentiate between fixed forms and true low-code approaches. For many employee experience platforms, ‘low code’ means form-based design. By contrast, the sophistication of the Modo platform is accessible but hidden in our low-code approach. It delivers apps that look nicer and provide a more compelling experience. A one-size-fits-all form-based approach is limiting where Modo’s is immensely flexible. 

The ability to delegate development to anyone, anywhere in the global organization is also a key consideration. The Modo platform is so easy to use that truly anyone can do the work. If your London office opens a new café tomorrow or the Bangalore office has closed an entrance, any local employee can address that in the app. Other platforms claiming low-code may require a much more technical person to make changes – which leads to bottlenecks and loss of agility.

Build exactly what you need

The flexibility of our low-code approach is why the apps Modo customers build are so different. In addition to basic functionality, Goldman Sachs uses theirs to publish location-specific events. Okta built their app with our gamification, social sharing and polls, to keep people engaged in the culture while working remotely. Northern Arizona University has integrated Apple wallet into their digital experience, while other universities like Penn State enable students to access PeopleSoft functionality directly within their app. Modo makes it easy to deliver these custom experiences, giving companies and higher ed institutions a blank slate and the tools to create easily.

In Modo’s low-code world we offer starter kits to get you up and running quickly, and deep platform capabilities that enable anyone in the organization to create custom experiences at their own pace.

Stay agile, my friends.

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