3 reasons “low-code” automation is on the rise

By Darrell Maronde, Product Marketing Manager (RunMyJobs®), Redwood Software

When automating business processes for your organization, having software that is easy to implement and use will help you to get value faster.

You want workload automation that allows everyone in IT to be productive quickly and to have enough confidence in the software to be able to focus on other work that adds more value.

There is increasing adoption of “low-code” easy-to-use systems intended for non-technical people, or “citizen developers.” Modern workload automation solutions like Redwood’s RunMyJobs® use these same concepts to simplify the effort in building automated processes.

Although a certain level of technical expertise will always be needed when it comes to automation, RunMyJobs’ low-code approach enables easy implementation and rapid time to value. It features drag and drop visual process chains, templates and guided wizards that make it easy and quick to create automated processes.

At the same time, power users can easily drill into and build or expand on processes with as much code as they want, in the coding language of their choice. RunMyJobs supports 25 different scripting and programming languages — from Python to PowerShell. So low-code doesn’t mean “no code”; when you need or want it, it’s all there.

Here are three key reasons why low-code automation is on the rise:

  1. Speed to market – Being able rapidly put innovative process ideas into action makes the business more agile and better able to serve both internal and external customers. It also gives IT more time to focus on high-priority initiatives around cloud, digital transformation and other value-adding and cost reducing initiatives. The low-code automation approach in RunMyJobs make it faster to develop these processes.
  2. Handle complexity easily – To minimize human intervention, automated processes need to effectively handle complexity. The drag and drop process steps and ability to visually follow and create process flows with branching logic in RunMyJobs makes it easy to build complex automation without custom code. The same approach also allows IT to build in more intelligent self-recovery when things don’t go as they should, such as detecting an incomplete data file and automatically returning to the step to try the download again.
  3. More productive teams – With tech skills continuing to be in short supply, it’s a significant benefit if IT teams can be productive with minimal training. Because you don’t have to build raw code with RunMyJobs — unless you want to — a less demanding skillset is required for those implementing the automation. The visual process chain also makes it easier for IT teams to collaborate with business teams on process flows.

Ultimately, low-code for automation means less time spent on repetitive tasks and more time devoted to value creation in your organization.

Find out more about how RunMyJobs can bring the benefits of “low-code automation” to your organization here.

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