“84 percent of enterprises used low code platform or tool

“84 percent of enterprises used low code platform or tool

84 percent of enterprises use a low code development platform or tool. This is shown by research conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Appian, provider of low code application development platforms.

Low code platforms are platforms that make it possible to develop applications without the need for real programming knowledge. Such systems often work with a visual editor. Applications can therefore be built faster without the need for a special developer. In addition, they already offer support for many large enterprise platforms as standard.

Appian’s research into this trend consisted of an online survey conducted among 254 IT and industry decision-makers in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. This shows that companies often have limited capacities in developing software applications. According to the study, large companies are turning to low code development platforms that speed up the process, reduce the burden on IT resources and improve cooperation between the various business units.

This means that 84% of companies already use such a development platform or tool. In this way, companies improve their IT capacities, innovate products and services and become more flexible.


The platforms are used, among other things, to build applications for complex business logic, according to the research. A lot of custom code is still used for this, but in the future companies want to build on the success of the technology that was visible in other parts of the company.

According to Appian, these platforms also meet the highest demands of companies. Companies most likely to run top applications on low code are also those that have the least tolerance for downtime and data loss. In addition, these companies often have strict requirements for constant auditing and independent safety certifications.

According to the study, low code is also capable of overcoming “the most difficult barriers to a successful digital transformation”. Appian argues on the basis of his research that 100 percent of low code companies have already recouped their full investment in the technology.

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