Low-code is an exciting and important aspect of modern technology. It greatly simplifies app development by enabling users to perform block-based programming instead of hand-coding. However, it also permits the versatility of hand-coding if desired.

As businesses struggle to find their own low-code solutions, it is important to know whether other major companies have had any great success with this technology. What can low-code do to improve your efficiency and make your company truly agile? What solutions fit best in your industry?

Thankfully, there are many use-cases that show what kind of potential low-code has for your enterprise. Here are seven examples of how businesses have used low-code to solve common difficulties. They cross different sectors such as finance, medicine, education, consulting and much more.

1. Work4Labs

2. Bendigo Bank

3. North Carolina State University

4. The Spur Group

5. Apex Imaging

6. Saga Healthcare

7. Interface Financial

1. Work4Labs

Work4's purpose is to help companies, especially those in the Fortune 500 categories, connect through social media, advanced analytics and data. Work4 needed an ETL (extract, transfer and load) solution that could handle huge amounts of data without mistakes and without experienced developers. Their previous ETL solution involved complex coding that required continual maintenance and manual work.

As a result, they turned to Xplenty for an easy-to-use, low-code ETL solution. Xplenty enables data migration in just a few clicks instead of several days of hard work. It can be utilized without any coding. Everyone at Work4 can easily push data without the need for a developer - saving time and money so developers can focus on product development and data analysts can fix data inconsistencies. 

2. Bendigo Bank

Bendigo Bank is one of the largest banks in Australia, and it is also one of Appian´s primary case studies demonstrating successful low-code development. Bendigo Bank primarily desired to turn its attention to customer service. It created new positions in the company for customer service improvement. Unfortunately, this greatly increased the overall workload that the enterprise had to deal with.

To meet the new challenge, Bendigo Bank turned to Appian. Appian is a low-code RAD (Rapid App Development) platform and an excellent solution for building business-related apps.

Using Appian, Bendigo Bank created 25 customer-centered apps in around a year and a half, in considerably less time and much cheaper than they would normally require for hand-coding similar apps. Most of which are absolutely critical to the day-to-day tasks the bank performs.

3. North Carolina State University

NC State is a leading public research and land grant university. It offers hundreds of different courses, and it deals with over 500,000 course registrations per year. Additionally, it includes outreach programs that reach more than half a million people every year. Many of these incredible features come directly from the development team that is using low-code to create apps.

Using Mendix as their low-code development platform, NC State was able to keep up with its workload and improve its reach by creating two very important apps. One is REPORTER, an app built to handle non-credit course registration and additionally ensure compliance for various seminars and classes. The other is a lab management solution that has reduced administration time to 1/3 of what it was originally.

As of now, NC State’s Enterprise Application Group is meeting grant reporting requirements and improving overall efficiency, all through low-code development.

4. The Spur Group

The Spur Group is a part of the financial success of both Microsoft and Google. It is a consulting firm that works to offer revenue acceleration for businesses. They advertise go-to-market expertise that helps companies get data-driven, top-quality results.

The Spur Group uses applications built with little or no code to help with onboarding new employees. This is a crucial process that can also affect employee retention rates. Since it is growing so quickly, the Spur Group needed to find a way to streamline the process. The answer proved to be simple and thoroughly successful, saving the company considerable time and difficulty.

5. Apex Imaging

Apex Imaging offers re-branding and re-imaging for such businesses as Home Depot, Starbucks and more than 20,000 others per year. It has nationwide coverage and provides comprehensive business solutions including project management.

Apex Imaging turned to low-code solutions to help with spreadsheet efficiency. Using low-code, they eliminated much of the confusion that can sometimes attend spreadsheet usage. Their no-code applications helped them to do the same work with considerably less difficulty and in less time.

6. Saga Healthcare

Saga is one of the leading healthcare providers in the UK. Saga began as a typical healthcare provider, but the company soon saw an increasing need for in-home care for seniors. As a result, Saga had to adjust its entire direction to provide what was for them a new service. The goal was to produce results at a higher quality than ever before.

One important aspect of the change was developing an agile technological solution to help make customers the first priority. It needed to sufficiently flexible to respond quickly to customers´ needs and a changing industry. They needed to create a home-care scheduling system that fit these requirements. Unfortunately, those who could provide them with such a software told them that it would cost an enormous amount of money and take three years to develop.

Instead, Mendix was able to provide them with a solution through low-code that took only six months to develop and cost less than 5% of the price other providers had originally quoted.

7. Interface Financial

Interface Financial runs its business based on low-code applications. Having an enterprise based on low-code means that Interface Financial can scale and develop and test products faster and with greater ease.

Additionally, Interface Financial does not have to have a gigantic team of professional developers in order to perform its daily tasks. With 17 no-code applications for loan processing and performing other important functions within the company, Interface Financial is using cutting-edge technology to produce amazing results.

Conclusion

Low-code and no-code software solutions have incredible potential for businesses -increased data insights, efficiency, revenue, and lower costs. Xplenty is a low-code and no-code ETL (extract, transform, and load) solution. Without any coding experience, users can access, organize, view and clean data with ease. To learn more about the competitive edge Xplenty can offer and to access a free 14 day trial on our platform, contact us today.