The progress in application development – both in approach and technology – never stops. Many years ago, the programming profession was already declared dead. Applications would be generated without the need to write code, to program. In 2021, application development is possible with the technology we call Low-Code. Still no No-Code and still with programmers. But fundamentally different from the classics Java or .Net. Informed Group provides advanced solutions and services in the field of EIM and Low-Code. We apply the technology of our partners OpenText Documentum and Outsystems. Find out more? Click on the orange button.
Low-Code is a way of application development with which applications can be realized faster and with minimal manual coding. Low-Code platforms are a collection of tools that enable the visual development of applications through modeling and a graphical interface. Low code allows developers to skip manual coding. This speeds up the process of getting an application into production. According to Gartner, low-code will account for more than 65% of application development by 2024.
A convincing majority of applications are thus delivered faster and with minimal manual coding through the features of a low-code platform:
A visual IDE: an environment for visually defining the user interfaces, workflows and data models of your application and where necessary adding handwritten code
Connectors to different back-ends or services: automatically processes data structures, storage and retrieval of data
Application lifecycle manager: automated tools for building, debugging, deploying and maintaining the application in test, staging and production
Aside from these basics, no two low-code platforms are exactly the same. Some are quite limited and are more like a visual database front end, like FoxPro in the 90s. Some focus on specific needs, such as Case Management using Documentum xCP. There are also tools that use the No-Code label and focus more on business users and the so-called Citizen Developer. Unfortunately, the functional applicability of applications created with No-Code solutions is limited. We are happy to explain the true power of low-code.
The Informed Group consultants have been working with Low-Code platforms for years. We are now specialized in two brands and three products and we can honestly say that every consultant can demonstrate knowledge and skills in at least one platform.
OutSystems is a pure low-code platform with a solid certification program for both technical consultants and our (pre-) sales employees
Documentum xCP is a pur-sang low-code platform for business systems with all the functionalities required in your digital world under the hood.
OpenText not only offers Documentum xCP for low-code solutions, but also AppWorks as a generic platform. It is a great choice as an extension to an existing OpenText infrastructure.