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Low code ERP is fast gaining traction — Gartner predicts that by 2024, 65% of application development activity will be powered by low code. But is this solution worth its salt when tackling classic enterprise IT challenges? In this blog post we’ll unpack why low code ERP may be a smart investment in future-proofing your organisation.  

The pros and cons of low code ERP

Enterprise low code development platforms allow big business to digitally transform outdated legacy systems, and build applications quickly. It’s helping enterprises keep up with rapid digitisation and the demands of a new generation of employee, and customer. 

A recent OutSystems blog post shared the top 5 benefits of low code, which outlines beautifully how low code is revolutionising the ERP space:

  • Speed. Low code makes software development up to 10x faster. From pre-built user interfaces, to easy-to-implement APIs and end-to-end process optimisation, you’ll have everything in your favour to deliver digital solutions fast.
  • Agility. Rapid deployment and improved time to value means businesses can pivot quickly, and provide effective solutions that respond to abrupt market changes.
  • Multiexperience. Deliver a consistent omnichannel brand experience that meets customers where they are. 
  • Innovation for all. Relieve the pressure to hire full-stack developers. Low code ERP lets you maximise existing resources, empowering junior developers to build apps alone while more experienced developers tackle more complex projects.
  • The end of shadow IT. Put an end to employees developing simple apps with low code that don’t follow best practices. With a standardised low code ERP you’ll have full line of sight, so you can encourage user innovation while maintaining quality control. 

Possible limitations 

Everything comes with pros and cons. Thankfully, low code development platforms offer more rewards then drawbacks. However, you may encounter limitations depending on the unique challenges you face within your organisation and the low code ERP platform you’re considering. 

These limitations may include:

  • Lock-ins that make cancelling subscriptions untenable
  • Prohibitive costs
  • Poor support services from a global provider

Choosing the right low code development platform can eliminate these challenges. For example, some platforms allow you to export solutions if you cancel their service and have a network of licensed sellers and support professionals that minimise the time to ticket resolution.

Related: How do you approach legacy systems? Explore your options in our blog post, Burn It Down or Integrate: What To Do With Legacy Systems.


How low code ERP allows you to differentiate

Low code ERP may be the most efficient way to modernise enterprise organisations with the agility and speed of smaller businesses. 

In short, low code ERP can unlock unprecedented freedom for your organisation. The ease and speed with which your team can develop and deploy digital solutions, allows you to digitally transform and future-proof your business with mobility and flexibility. 

Your enterprise business will be able to pivot on a dime, exceed customer and employee expectations with rapid time to value digital solutions, and maintain its edge in an increasingly competitive and resource-scarce landscape. 


How a low code development platform partner can help

Adopting low code ERP doesn’t happen overnight, but with a low code development partner it could go significantly faster. 

Explore how low code ERP could transform your organisation by rolling out a personalised solution with the help of an OutSystems partner. Click the button below and learn how ExoSystems helps enterprises develop and deploy low code solutions that solve complex integrations. 

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