Like virtually everything about automation, low-code automation is one more element that makes running just about any business easier, faster and more efficient in regards to mission-critical business processes and workflows. Gone are the days of needing a sprawling IT department full of coders and developers and all the costs and protocols associated with them. All the way back in 2019, Gartner predicted that 75% of major companies will quadruple their use of low-code development tools from 1 to 4. As the digital transformation of enterprise businesses continues to accelerate, that prediction may prove to be low.
What is Low-Code Automation?
Low-code automation basically turns anybody into a developer, and gives them the ability to build, automate, deploy and modify many business operations and workflows with little to no coding experience. Typically, low-code platforms employ a graphical user interface (GUI) that includes drag-and-drop functionalities. So as easily as you can drag a photo file from your desktop to the presentation you’re building, you can build your own automation solution for just about any business process using the templates, APIs and other functionality tools available in far less time than it would take someone coding it from scratch. It’s important not to confuse low-code automation with no-code automation. While both sound similar, there’s a slight distinction. Low-code platforms offer more intricate functionalities that in some instances, may require minimal coding skills. No-code platforms are not typically quite as robust, but they literally require zero coding experience.
The Main Benefits of Low-Code Automation
- Speed: With pre-defined templates and user-friendly interfaces, low-code platforms enable incredibly fast and efficient application development, especially when you compare it to the time-consuming methods of the not-so-distant past.
- Scalability: Every business is looking to grow, so any investment in any workflow automation solution needs to be looked at with an eye toward scalability. Most low-code solutions can adapt to your business needs and scale up or down based on demand.
- Cost-effective: Just like with growth, every business is looking to maximize resources and minimize expenses. Low-code automation tools allow you to achieve far more with fewer resources.
- Flexibility: No need to be a coding guru. With drag-and-drop interfaces, even citizen developers can design end-to-end workflows for all kinds of critical processes across the organization—including business process management (BPM).
Redwood Software’s Low Code Solution: RunMyJobs
Redwood’s single cloud-based solution workload automation solution, RunMyJobs, makes it easy to build new process automations, or even integrate siloed legacy automations across departments and business applications end-to-end business process orchestration. Because it’s low-code, you can create process flows with minimal programming skills thanks to its simple UI which is designed for both IT and business users. RunMyJobs offers an extensive library of intuitive wizards, templates and a simple drag and drop interface. Redwood’s Visual Process Editor lets you build and connect all your automated activities, allowing you to design tools to schedule, run and manage business processes on premise or in the cloud. Users can access Redwood’s intuitive process automation interface through any browser without installation. And before implementing anything, RunMyJobs lets you review automated processes and process chains in a test development environment as often as you like so you can be sure everything is working correctly. You can also check for compliance to make sure SLA levels are fully supported before running them in production.
Once implemented, RunMyJobs makes it easy to see how everything is now working in concert, seamlessly across your enterprise, by monitoring all the activity through a single pane of glass. You can see the results of automated processes with easily exported reports that give you the ability to analyze their contents on your own time. Real-time monitoring and predictive SLA notification ensure that issues are quickly identified and resolved before they can impact the business. And because RunMyJobs is SaaS-based, you have access to unlimited process servers and connectors to help future-proof your infrastructure.
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The Game Has Changed
In this age of digital transformation, adopting low-code automation is no longer a luxury but a necessity. Automation projects can be performed by just about anybody in minutes thanks to the low-code tools available, including platforms like Redwood’s RunMyJobs. If you’re looking for more information, check out why low-code automation is on the rise. If you’re ready to check out the potential impact RunMyJobs could have on your business, sign up for a quick demo! We think you’ll quickly see that low-code everything, low-code applications, low-code development platforms and especially, low-code automation platforms have truly made it a whole new ball game.