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Why No-Code Apps are the Future of Work

Lindsay McGuire
September 25, 2020
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Does overcoming obstacles and solving big problems make you happier at work? 

It can be incredibly motivating and fulfilling to finally figure out a solution to one of your most challenging workplace issues. Yet putting solutions into action can seem nearly impossible sometimes. 

No matter what industry or role you’re in, there can be major barriers to making ideas a reality. One common challenge is needing to wait for time, money, and resources to go towards development. It can be disappointing to come up with a brilliant solution to only have it fall to the wayside due to the constraints of your IT team. 

But what if it didn’t have to be this way? 

What if you could launch your idea without needing to tap into technical knowledge or your dev team? 

It’s possible with no-code apps. 

What are no-code apps? 

No-code apps are applications, software, and tools that need zero coding knowledge to use. These apps can be deployed quickly and easily, with limited ramp-up time and no technical expertise.

These tools allow any employee, in any department, to create the processes, products, and tools they need to get work done. They help organizations become more digitally agile, which makes it easier to edit, change, and adapt workflows with limited investment of time, money, and technical resources. 

How do no-code apps work? 

Whether you’re building a website, mobile app, workflow, or form, no-code apps allow you to build anything you need, without needing a single line of code. 

These types of software and tools provide you a visual arena to build your process with, usually with a drag-and-drop menu of options. No-code apps give anyone the power to create solutions quickly and easily, without needing to hassle IT for help. 

Oftentimes, you can see your work in real-time, which makes updates and changes simple to understand and deploy. 

Did you know? Formstack is a no-code application! Our drag-and-drop builder makes it incredibly easy to create forms, documents, surveys, and more. 

What are the benefits of no-code tools? 

No-code tools are starting a tech revolution. Now more than ever, organizations need to be able to quickly adapt to the ever-evolving and changing world around us. No-code tools give every employee the power to do just that. 

Empower Employees 

With no-code and low-code tools, your team is more empowered to tackle tough challenges. They are no longer held back by time, budget, or technical restraints. It unlocks the potential in every employee by enabling each team member to act on their ideas.

Reports indicate that 70% of employees aren’t empowered with technology tools to address complex issues with creative problem-solving or to change business processes on the fly. No-code and low-code tools will drastically change this statistic. 

Adapt Easily 

We’ve all realized the extreme importance of being able to pivot quickly and easily after living through a pandemic. No-code and low-code tools provide organizations the power to rapidly adapt processes and workflows as needed. 

You’re no longer held back by needing a member of the dev team to make a change. With no-code software, any team member can make an adjustment or change in just minutes. This is a game-changer because it allows you to make updates in real-time. Imagine what that could do for your customer service! 

Cut Costs 

Development doesn’t come cheap, but no-code and low-code tools can. Investing in a low-code or no-code tool enables anyone to become a citizen developer. This may eliminate the need to hire more developers, who can come at a pretty hefty price tag. 

That’s not to say that developers don’t have a role within your organization; they definitely do. But their time should be reserved for large projects that truly need a developer’s skill, mindset, and talents. Enabling your team to tackle issues on smaller-scale projects will free up your dev team to make the crucial business improvements they’ve always dreamt of but haven’t had the time for. 

Is it time to invest in no-code apps at your organization? 

The future is very bright for the non-technical worker. With no-code and low-code apps, you can begin executing on your ideas in no time. 

Whether you’re an organization of 100, 1,000, or more, low-code and no-code tech can truly transform the way your organization works. Is it time for you to give it a try? 

Learn more about no-code by listening to our Ripple Effect podcast episode The No-Code Tech Revolution. Tara Reed, founder of Apps Without Code, shares how no-code tools can empower employees to create solutions on their own. 


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Lindsay McGuire
Lindsay is the Content Marketing Manager at Formstack, splitting her time between creating blog content, writing reports, and hosting Formstack's Practically Genius podcast. She's a proud graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism (MIZ!) and loves connecting with others on LinkedIn.
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