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Building a Digital Transformation Strategy: Low-Code for The Touchdown

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If you’ve encountered low code when evaluating different technologies to support your digital transformation strategy, in this blog post, you’ll learn how low code addresses the most common pain points encountered when developing a digital transformation strategy.

The demand for more business applications, the growth in connected devices, and higher expectations put huge pressure on IT leaders. That’s why a McKinsey study recently found that 70 per cent of digital transformations have failed. Of course, there are many criminals. But one of the most common mistakes IT leaders make is to think about technology first and rush to get it. 

A successful digital transformation strategy should start by identifying strategic business challenges. Then you can find the right technology to create digital processes and solutions to solve them. 

The value proposition of disruptive technology like low code is that it gives companies the flexibility and agility to adapt to the ever-changing industry reality, while accelerating the time to market new applications and functions to keep up with or change markets. Let’s see how low code can empower your team and gain speed, agility, competitiveness and differentiation. 

3 tips for creating a successful digital transformation strategy with low code: 

To participate in digital transformation, IT managers and managers must lead “visionary leadership.” In other words, you need to have a full understanding of where your business stands and what might be, along with well-defined goals, and then take steps to get there. 

What you choose to do or not do will affect your ability to win, the trajectory and speed of your success or failure, and the value of the legacy you left behind. Your team has to play to win every game from the start to the last second, and it’s up to you to lead them. 

So, here are three tips for a successful digital transformation with low code. 

1. Play to win instead of play to avoid losing 

Why are so many IT leaders deciding to disrupt software development by using low code in the hands of development teams? Building and maintaining a strong development team and developers is essential. Winning the big game requires increasing their performance, increasing their productivity, and expanding your bench power by optimizing the team’s talent pool. Your team needs to respond to business needs with greater speed and agility, closing all gaps in processes and gaps in your abilities against your competitors’ abilities. 

2.Create and share a winning vision 

For successful digital transformation, you need to optimize the output of your development team; no questions there. But how do you keep your team in the game when the domain breaks down? Put yourself in the shoes of your development team: you’ve invested more than 4 years in college, plus several years of experience in coding, and you’re suddenly asked to replace everything you’ve worked hard to master with something that reduces complexity and simplifies the job. The challenge is that by increasing your number of developer staff, you cannot scale efficiently and keep up with the demands of your market. You will reach your salary limit quickly, so you have to give something. How do you fix it? It has to create a win-win vision. It would be best if you showed your team that a low-code platform would not replace their work and skills but instead will allow them to use their skills and experience in projects that bring more value to the business. 

3.Increase your score skill 

How many apps do you currently have and use less than 10% of their capabilities? How much does it cost to protect them? How many of these will limit your capabilities because you can’t get data from them or show it in other apps? If you are like most companies, you have an application base that needs improvement. In fact, most companies find that backlog creates a day-to-day squeeze when it comes to building a high-performing, innovation-focused mindset in your company. You need to eliminate lag, encourage innovation, reduce the number of third-party apps and make big games. 

And that’s where the low code shines. Take Schneider Electric, for example. Schneider discovered that the IT landscape was fragmented by duplicated applications using non-standard architecture and weak security practices. Therefore, the company used low code and created 60 applications in just 20 months while replacing a group of legacy applications running on Lotus Notes technology. In the words of Schneider Digital’s Director, Amarpreet Kaur, 

“We saw a low-code platform as a catalyst to bridge the gap between business demands and available IT resources. We chose Outsystems, and now we have an engine at Schneider Electric that fuels digital transformation.” 

Are you ready for the big game? 

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If you want to learn more about how low code can help you adopt a successful digital conversion strategy, you can contact BAYPM. However, if you are more interested in learning about the pros and cons of leading low code platforms, check out Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise low code implementation platforms.