Skip to main content

Save or Share this Report

For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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

Enterprise Architects Should Add A New Platform To Their Architecture Blueprints

September 10, 2014


  • By Clay Richardson,
  • John Rymer
  • with Alex Cullen,
  • Christopher Mines,
  • Michael Facemire,
  • Dominique Whittaker

Why Read This Report

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.

Get Access

Already a Client?

Log in to read this document.

Become a Forrester Client

Customers are the new market-makers, reshaping industries and changing how businesses compete and win. Success depends on how well and how fast you respond. Forrester Research gives you insights and frameworks aligned to your role to shorten the time between a great idea and a great outcome, helping your teams win in the age of the customer. Contact us to learn more.

Purchase Report

This report is available for individual purchase ($745 USD).


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

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