What are No-Code Development Tools?

Normally, system development requires programming with code. No-code development tools are platforms that allow system/mobile app development without coding and programming.

Specifically, the no-code development tool allows you to create applications by typing names or dragging and dropping parts (UI, workflow items, etc.) and selecting/entering its behavior.

The “no-code development tool”, a platform that allows no-code development, has a variety of services for each use.

Types of No-Code Development Tools

Specific uses and main services of the no-code development tool are as follows

  • Website construction
    • Webflow、STUDIO、Wix、Wordpress
  • E-commerce site construction
    • SpreadSimple、Shopify
  • Mobile App Development
    • Yappli、Appy Pie、Adalo、Glide
  • Database Development
    • kintone、Honeycode、Airtable
  • Business System Development
    • Questetra BPM Suite

These are some of the main services being provided in each category.

Advantages of Using No-Code Development Tools

The benefits of using no-code development tools include reducing system development costs, shortening development time, and solving the problem of engineer shortages.

System development using no-code development tools does not require reliance on programmers or engineers. This means that any department in the company can develop the applications they need. This reduces system development costs and shortens the time required to complete an application. Another advantage of no-code development is that maintenance after application development can be handled by non-engineers.

The benefits of shorter development times are not limited to non-engineers. Another major advantage for engineers is that they can reduce their development time by using no-code development tools.

Market Overview of No-Code Development Tools

According to Emergen Research, a Canadian research firm, the worldwide market for no-code development platforms was expected to reach approximately 12 billion USD by 2020.

It is also projected to reach approximately 66 billion USD by 2028. The average annual growth rate during the forecast period is 24.2% and is expected to continue to grow steadily.

出所:Emergen Research社

Importance of No-Code Development Tools

These market conditions predict that no-code development tools will continue to grow in popularity. In other words, the number of companies that use no-code development tools to reduce development costs and time will continue to increase.

Of course, not all development can rely on no-code development tools. It is important to choose a development method that is appropriate for your company’s size and application situation.

However, the successful use of no-code development tools will remain an important effort to improve the company’s competitive advantage.

First Systemize Internal Operations

At Questetra, each person in charge of a department creates a business system (application) with no code using Questetra BPM Suite. This allows for the establishment of business rules, automation (such as the automation of work delivery and automatic processing of tasks), and visualization (visualization of task processing results and progress).

We recommend systemizing such internal operations first, as it is not too difficult to systemize your everyday operations with no-code development tools.

Questetra BPM Suite is a platform for developing business systems with no code. Since it is a cloud-based system, it is possible to build business systems and process the completed systems (applications) on a browser, so you do not have to choose where to implement these systems.

System construction is simply the creation of a workflow diagram (business flow diagram) that represents the business process.

To create a workflow diagram it is necessary to organize in advance what is to be processed by whom and in what order in the target business. Based on the organized information, items (lanes for the person in charge, processes to be handled by humans, and automatic processes to be handled by the system) are placed on the modeling area (canvas for creating a workflow diagram).

Image of workflow diagram creation

Next, set up the items (on the workflow diagram). Specifically, set the items to be processed in the process (item name and processing content). For processes that are handled by humans, a processing screen (input form) is automatically created based on these items.

Image of processing screen (input form)

In this way, with Questetra BPM Suite, you can easily digitize and automate your company’s internal operations. If you would like to experience a no-code development platform, please try it out.

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