The Case for Citizen Development and Low-Code/No-Code Citizen development is a disruptive solution to address the gap in technical expertise, especially that of professional developers, that exists in the world today. It offers a great way to foster a culture of innovation. Combined with new low-code / no-code enterprise technology, it gives power to those who don't write code, but who have a good understanding of business needs and challenges. It is these people who can now build automations and extensions that help in better addressing the requirements of their everyday work, while, at the same time, reducing the risks of human errors, and offering better customer experiences. In this unit, we'll learn more about what it means to implement LC/NC in your company and to take on your new role as a citizen developer.
Simply put, no-code development is primarily intended for those who aren't comfortable with coding their own software, even those who have no knowledge of programming and application development.
Using low-code development is more complex than no-code, but it is not quite as complicated as having to write actual code in a programming language.
The next question is, how does all of this relate to hyperautomation?
Hyperautomation is a relatively new term, having only appeared in the market in late 2019. It is a business-driven, disciplined approach that organizations use to rapidly identify and automate as many processes as possible. This can be achieved using multiple technologies, tools, or platforms, including many terms you may be familiar with, such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, robotic process automation (RPA), and business process management software.
No-code development is primarily intended to help employees that are process experts to automate tasks, build applications, or otherwise optimize their own business activities.
Professional developers use no-code tools to accelerate their basic development work so that they can focus on more complicated concepts.
Low-code development is designed to allow employees with software knowledge, such as process development experts and professional developers, to build and integrate end-user processes and applications, and to create WYSIWIG (What You See Is What You Get) building blocks for no-code development.
Hyperautomation is the application of advanced technologies to rapidly identify and automate as many business and IT processes as possible.
Today's main takeaway is simple. LCNC development can help citizen developers, professional developers, and IT administrators automate certain tasks in virtually every department and in every line of business. This means they are saving time, which means saving money, increasing customer satisfaction, and freeing up time that employees used to spend on repetitive tasks, allowing them to concentrate instead on more value-adding tasks that can bring them greater satisfaction.
LCNC Suite and Project Studio
The Low-Code/No-Code offering can be accessed by the Citizen Developer through the overview page. This is called the Project Studio, sometimes referred to as Lobby as the name has not yet been finalized.
A Citizen Developer can start their projects and build apps, in app-extensions, workflows and automations.
It is one access point to access the LC/NC suite, including:
- Application Development with:
- AppGyver No-Code
- BAS Low-Code
- Process Automation with Workflow, iRPA, ML/AI.
- Digital Experience with Work Zone, Launchpad, Mobile Start.