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If your ERP system is outdated, chances are it’s slowing your innovation. Too often, you may find software limiting your business growth and agility. Thankfully, low code development platforms, like OutSystems, can help ensure that never happens to you. 

Through its ERP integrations capability, low code ensures you’ll never need to reverse engineer your business processes to accommodate software limitations. Instead, your software can meet your unique needs and remain futureproof. 

Here are key ways using low code for ERP integrations can free you from legacy limitations and boost process efficiency.

Perform complex integrations with fewer resources

ERP integrations can be immensely complex at the best of times. Each software program has a set of rules defining how it stores and uses data. Syncing these data points accurately across platforms, and in the correct format to ensure they’re useful, can eat up senior development resources.

Thankfully, low code development platforms empower your development team to perform complex ERP integrations, with less resources and even junior team members. This frees up your senior developers to tackle strategic challenges, and speeds up the process of updating and integrating legacy systems. 

Unlock a smoother digital transformation journey 

According to McKinsey, the drive to a digital-first future hasn’t been seamless. While the 2020 pandemic accelerated the digital transformation trend as a matter of necessity, businesses that did not already have a digital transformation strategy in place found themselves installing or adapting new technologies under intense pressure.

With a low code development platform already rolled out as a familiar tool, you’ll safeguard against ever being in the same position. Low code makes ERP, and the digital transformation process in general, faster and more agile — able to iterate until you’ve created the most efficient, bug-free solutions. 

Related: Make sure you reap the full business benefits of a successful digital business transformation. Find out what you stand to gain, in this blog post.

Boost productivity without needing a brand new set of tools

The PWC 24th Annual CEO Survey found that 36% of respondents plan to use technology and automation to boost productivity. Modernising legacy systems with an ERP integration with low code means you don’t need to burn down your existing infrastructure.

You’ll give your team the tools they need to perform at their best, while modernising instead of replacing mission-critical legacy systems. Because low code platforms like OutSystems leverage the latest advances in AI, IoT, microservices and more, your update can be more than a quick fix — it can be future proof. 

Related: Unpack how a low code integration platform can help you modernise complex enterprise legacy systems efficiently, in Burn it down or integrate: What to do with legacy systems.

Harness the full power of low code, beyond just ERP integrations

Gartner predicts that by 2024, 65% of application development activity will be powered by low code. By embracing a low-code ERP integration, you’ll take the first step in ensuring your organisation stays ahead of this curve (while avoiding lengthy and expensive complete overhauls of your software systems).

A low code development platform can play a key role in driving your digital transformation objective. Combined with an expert strategy, it can ensure your organisation grows into a full digital enterprise effectively. Click the button below and uncover the full power of this tool, in our guide to How Low Code Enables Digital Transformation For Enterprise.

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