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In our fast-moving, digital world, companies are under great pressure. They need to optimise their IT processes and drive innovation in order to protect themselves from attacks, remain competitive and stand out from the competition.

In this context, companies are increasingly focussing on low-code development platforms. These platforms also enable non-developers to create software in a visual environment. This allows operational processes to be optimised and data-based decisions to be made.

But how are low-code development platforms being used and what challenges do companies face when adapting them? What trends are emerging and what factors play a particularly important role in the choice of low-code development platforms?

Study on low-code support: Experience reports from companies

The study "low-code Adoption as a Driver of Digital Transformation" sheds light on the complex requirements for modern IT structures and takes a detailed look at the benefits, areas of application, challenges, security, compliance and the use of modern technologies such as AI in low-code development.

The data is based on a survey of 2,000 corporate decision-makers from the Europe, Middle East, Africa, USA and Asia-Pacific (ASPAC) regions.

Strategic importance of low-code is clear to companies, but implementation is hesitant

Although 81 percent of the companies surveyed consider low-code development to be of strategic importance within their organisation, only 31 percent of companies have so far made low-code a central component of their software development strategy.

Process efficiency and employee productivity are the biggest advantages

Companies see several advantages in the introduction of low-code, with increased process efficiency (53 percent) and higher employee productivity (51 percent) standing out as the most important benefits.

Governance must not be ignored by companies

However, the use of low-code also increases the requirements for ensuring optimal compliance and governance. Clear guidelines and governance structures are needed to ensure that developed applications are secure and comply with company standards.

47 percent of respondents say they are implementing or planning to implement low-code policies and defined governance, reflecting a trend seen across all regions.