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COVID-19 Leads To Growth In Low-Code Dev Tools

The COVID-19 pandemic has been rough for a lot of industries across the world, but some industries like the tech industry have seen some improvement, with growth in certain sectors, like custom software development and low-code development.

Thanks to people being stuck at home due to the pandemic, remote software development has seen a boost, which, in turn, led to a surge in demand for low-code/no-code programming tools.

The data came from Analyst Gartner, which also forecasted that the low-code development technology market will hit a total value of $13.8bn by 2021, which would be a 23.2% increase from 2020. Notably, the growth in demand is continuing in spite of pressure in IT departments to streamline their budgets and cut costs.

Gartner Research VP Fabrizio Biscotti says that, while low-code app development isn’t new, the rise of composable business, hyper-automation paired with the disruptions to COVID, has resulted in a surge of demand for tools and development.

Gartner predicts that the low-code application platform would account for the largest chunk of the low-code development tech market all the way to 2022, hitting $5.8bn by the end of that year, which would be a 65% increase from 2020. Other notable areas of growth are rapid mobile app development (RMAD) tools, as well as rapid application development (RAD) tools.

According to the market research firm, the growth in low-code tools is due to businesses requiring more software. Gartner notes that not only has this boosted low-cost development, it also boosted custom software development and other parts of the IT industry which, in turn, has led to the emergence of citizen developers.

Gartner’s research suggests that about 41% of employees outside of IT work on data and technology solutions. They expect that low-code solutions will account for at least half of solutions by the end of 2025.

Biscotti stated that the COVID-19 pandemic was rough, but low-code development did get something at it. Low-code development, which is great for supporting remote work, is expected to continue growing in demand in the future, with pricing ranges set to widen due to the fact that people need them to keep working.

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3 Reasons To Purchase Custom Software Development Solutions

There are two basic types of software; the packaged or off-the-shelf and the custom type of software. Both have their own advantages and disadvantages. However, for the custom software development tool, the advantages exceed more than its minimal disadvantages. If you are not yet sure which type of software you are going to purchase, take a look at these reasons.

Personalized

All businesses are different so they need different approaches and software solutions. They have distinct needs so the one-size-fits-all is not applicable. However, if you want your business to perform just like any ordinary business out there, you can join the bandwagon and purchase packaged software. However, if you want your business to perform and stand out from the rest of your competitors, get that business advantage by having a custom software development tool suited to your business’ particular needs.  A personalized software ensures that it will deliver your daily business processes resulting to an increased employee productivity and customer satisfaction.

Integrated

With a personalized software, you can forget about having five different tools for your business processes because you can have everything that your business needs to function, all in a single tool. This is not only convenient; you also do away with several updates and maintenance of multiple programs. Because you have everything you need to fulfill your business processes in single software, you and your employees get to accomplish more, thereby reducing stress and frustration at work. If your business will shift or evolve, you can easily adapt to it because your software can easily be tweaked and tailored based on your business’ specific needs.

 Cost effective

It is a fact that a custom software development tool is more expensive to create because a technician would really have to start from scratch. However, in the long run, you get to save a lot of money since you no longer have to pay for licenses and registration nor will you be required to purchase apps or upgrades that you may not need anyway. With your very own custom software, you have the freedom to do whatever you want with your programs and software.

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