Programming has been around for several years. However, as with all industry advancements are made and the demand for no-code platforms within companies is growing at a rapid rate. With these systems providing several benefits, such as the ability to create and deploy an application rapidly it is a smart tool to implement. Yet there are still challenges companies to come across when selecting or implementing these systems.
Whether your company is interested in implementing a no-code system or has already introduced the system into your company, we will unpack the main challenges faced and the benefits that can be gained from the successful implementation and use of a no-code platforms.
1. Resistance to Training
No matter the benefits that a system will provide, it will always be met with some skepticism and resistance from employees. Often this skepticism is due to a misunderstanding about what the system does, and the resistance stems from the training required. While low-code platforms may be easy to use, there is always a learning curve that is required for users to leverage the system to its fullest potential.
The Benefit of No-Code Platforms Training
Through communication and thorough training of the platform, the new system adoption rate will be much smoother. Employees will no longer feel threatened by the new system being implemented as they will understand the benefits provided by a no-code system.
Upon completion of the no-code platforms training program, employees will also have greater control of the platform, meaning they will reap all the benefits the platform has to offer. Employees will now be able to easily create applications with visual aides, reducing the time and effort previously required.
1. Data is Locked into Legacy Systems
A common issue that a business will face when introducing new systems is data migration from legacy systems. Usually, a legacy system has been in place for several years and stored a lot of important information for the company. Transferring this data can be a barrier to transferring over to a new no-code system.
The Benefit of Migrating your Data Over to a No-Code System
A common misconception is that no-code platforms are simplified to the point where you cannot integrate them with other systems or allow companies to migrate their data. This is not the case. While it is still a good idea to backup all company data by taking the right steps and precautions, with several of the newer no-code platforms, companies can easily migrate data from well-known and frequently used legacy systems such as SAP. The benefit of this ability to integrate or migrate data means that there is no barrier when switching systems and companies will not risk losing their data.
1. Low-Code Platforms are Not Suitable for Complex App Development
Another mistake that companies make when they are first introduced to a no-code system, is the perception that it is not suitable for creating complex development projects. The reason for this thinking is because no-code platforms are a visually-based platform that uses drag and drop functions, and templates, to create applications.
Benefits of a No-Code System for Complex Applications
No code systems have advanced greatly in the years since it has been introduced, and with the right training, all employees can create complex applications that can easily be integrated into other systems and operate on multiple operating systems, such as Android and IOS. Alongside creating complex applications, it should also be noted that no-code-developed applications are also safer than previously thought to be. Many no-code applications now have robust cloud-based security that ensures all the information stored on the system is extremely secure.
1. Discontinuing to Use the Platform due to Lack of Support
An issue some companies face is choosing to discontinue using an application due to a lack of preparedness, and a lack of support from the chosen vendor. As with all new projects, companies will face issues during the implementation of a new application. However, discontinuing the use of a platform due to challenges faced when operating can set a harmful precedent.
Benefits of Familiarizing Your Users with a New-Code Platform
Rejecting a platform due to frustration is never advisable. To avoid this companies must prepare for the new system. While a step-by-step training plan is vital, it is also advisable to seek assistance from your vendor. Generally, a vendor will provide white papers or a presentation that provides information on the system. By incorporating this information into the implementation plan companies can reduce the learning curve and minimize the stress and frustration associated with implementing any new systems within the company.
Facing challenges when implementing a new software system within your company can be difficult. However, through planning and implementing the solutions suggested your company will be able to successfully adopt a no-code platforms and reap the many benefits these systems provide to companies. From the ability to easily create applications to empowering employees while reducing the burden placed on your IT team. With an understanding of the challenges you may come across and the benefits on offer now would be the best time to implement a no-code development system in your organization.
About the Author
Shayur Maharaj, Marketing Analyst. My interests include researching innovative business ideas that increase the well-being and quality of life for employees. I aim to make an impactful and positive change.