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Five Customer-Facing Scenarios Shape "Low-Code" Platform Choices

Enterprise Architects Should Add A New Platform To Their Architecture Blueprints

September 10, 2014

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Confronting demands to deliver customer-facing applications quickly and efficiently, some firms are seeking alternatives to custom coding on application platforms that rely heavily on Java and .NET programming. As they do, these enterprises favor "low-code" platforms over their established application platforms. Enterprise architecture (EA) professionals making platform decisions for their firm need to decide if these new platforms are needed — and where they fit. In our research, we identified five scenarios where low-code platforms can make a difference — and typically drive the choice of a given product. Moreover, we find that most firms use low-code platforms for applications of modest scale and scope, as well as apps that follow well-established user experience design patterns. Read on for evidence-based guidance about adopting low-code platforms.

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Table of Contents

  • TM Leaders Must Cope With A Tidal Wave Of Customer-Facing Apps
  • Five Customer-Facing Application Scenarios For Low-Code Platforms
  • Selecting The Right Low-Code Platform
  • recommendations

  • Enterprise Architects: Make Room For Low-Code Platforms
  • WHAT IT MEANS

  • Low-Code Platforms Often Provide Quick Start Engagement Platforms
  • Supplemental Material
  • Related Research Documents

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