Most organizations expect to use low-code more than traditional coding by 2024, according to a Mendix survey, which falls in line with Gartner’s estimates that, by 2025, 70% of applications developed by enterprises will be built with low-code or no-code technologies, up from less than 25% in 2020.
“The way we run our businesses has fundamentally changed in the last two years. It is now absolutely critical to digitalize operations and engage with customers and employees through different modalities and touchpoints,” says Tim Srock, CEO of Mendix. “At the same time, growing technology complexity and the accelerating speed of business necessitate the use of low-code to ensure that delivering business value is technologically possible and can be achieved in a fast and agile way.”
- The report also shows that low-code has evolved from a crisis technology during the pandemic to a core technology today in 69% of respondent organizations. Nearly all (94%) of these companies use low-code, up from 77% in 2021.
- About 70% of survey respondents consider low-code a core part of their business.
- In 2022, low-code is accelerating the development of customer portals, productivity apps and enterprise-grade software. Four in 10 use low-code for mission-critical applications.
- The biggest perceived needs for low-code are IT (50%), production engineering (43%), product design and quality control.
- Nearly one-third of these respondents say they are frustrated with their company’s legacy systems, which is why 39% require proof that low-code will integrate with them. The majority (63%) have used low-code to mitigate transportation, logistics and supply chain issues.
- The Top 2 perceived low-code benefits in manufacturing are improved real-time process visibility (39%) and improved real-time data visibility (38%).
- The Top 3 production use cases are peer-to-peer sharing apps, connectivity to shop floor devices and connectivity to existing commercial software.