Persistent Systems has helped hundreds of industrial customers globally to accelerate their digital engineering transformations. Customers recognize that the value of engineering solutions that enable full integration between physical products, integrated software, and other domains of the industrial value chain.
Here, Raghunandan Dixit, Senior Director of Business Development & Strategy, Business Automation, Persistent Systems, tells us more about low-code automation. Excerpts from an interview:
DQ: Why should there be a focus on low-code automation?
Raghunandan Dixit: Business agility, integrates with everything, drives more use cases, faster innovation and learning, and it encourages citizen developers which reduces engineering dependency. With drag and drop features and the ability to build apps 10X faster, enterprise-grade applications can be deployed in weeks, which gives businesses great agility and a platform to experiment and evolve.
DQ: How is low-code making automation more agile?
Raghunandan Dixit: Drag-and-drop solutions and integrations, a pixel perfect UX, one-click deployment, DevOps and other features are packaged into low-code platforms, making automation more agile.
DQ: Who can build on low-code?
Raghunandan Dixit: Low-code platforms are making it much easier to design and develop new solutions. Business leaders, sales professionals and application users can develop quick business solutions using low-code platforms. The Low-Code No-Code Movement is to reduce the dependency for certified or highly skilled individuals.
DQ: What are some low-code automation use cases?
Raghunandan Dixit: We are driving core business automation use cases across healthcare and banking institutions, where we are automating across support functions such as finance, HR operations, etc. We also leverage plugins such as OCR, NLP and cognitive functions.
DQ: How is no-code automation doing?
Raghunandan Dixit: The LCNC section is growing very fast; every product company is releasing new features which are LCNC in nature. Citizen development will be very popular; writing automated code will be as simple as making an Excel sheet.
In fact, Gartner says that by 2024, low-code application development will be responsible for more 65% of app development activity. In the next 2-3 years, 75% of large enterprises will be using at least four low-code development tools for IT application development as well as citizen development initiatives.
DQ: Will low-code automation will affect the future of programmers?
Raghunandan Dixit: It enhances the opportunities for future programmers as the business adoption of application is getting increased 10X with low-code. The demand for engineering skills will also grow.