Use Cases for No-Code Tools

Louis Dickinson

05 Sep 2020 · 3 mins read

Use Cases for No-Code Tools

No-code platforms empower individuals to become developers by enabling people to rapidly build applications without the need for coding.

With Forrester predicting that the no code development platform market will grow from $3.8 billion in 2017 to $21.2 billion by 2022, it’s clear that no-code is becoming a mainstream solution to common process problems, accelerating digital transformation initiatives and empowering individuals within organisations to innovate.

Here are some examples of uses cases to demonstrate where your business could benefit from no-code:

Sales and account management

Unwieldy spreadsheets with multiple tabs make it difficult to gain full visibility of your sales and customer accounts. And there’s no way a spreadsheet can store documents or interact with your team to keep work moving.

When a CRM system is prohibitively expensive or too complex for your needs, no-code provides a far more cost-effective way to quickly design your own CRM system with only the fields you need so it fits exactly with your business processes.

  • Enter data into one platform and create a single source of truth
  • Enable your team to access sales opportunities in real time
  • Provide your sales force with the information they need when they need it on their mobile devices
  • Ensure everyone’s on the same page with shared visibility of correct pricing and deals
  • Track and monitor existing client information
  • Upload client documents so they’re easily accessible
  • Set up email notifications that prompt follow-ups and other activities

Audit compliance

The importance of meeting legal requirements can’t be understated.

With their security risks and lack of controls, spreadsheets simply aren’t the right solution to ensure your business remains compliant.

No code creates audit software that guides users through the right workflows ensuring your business meets its obligations while providing a complete trail of activity.

  • Identify breaches and add details to your software
  • Create best practice workflows so everyone meets the right standards
  • Establish a secure place to safely store all your policies enabling them to be accessed by a range of devices and updated wherever people are working
  • Enter rules for when follow-up tasks need to take place with prompts to remind you
  • Replicate offline workflows online enhancing productivity and efficiency
  • Link data updates to other business systems to enable management reporting
  • Reduce administrative burden by linking audit software with background databases via a two-way data flow

Human resources management

When you’ve outgrown a spreadsheet or a range of people management apps but you’re not ready for an enterprise HR solution, it’s time to build your own, bespoke HR software.

Replicate your existing spreadsheet but with all the benefits cloud software brings. Or add interlinked functionality that’s currently covered by a disconnected range of apps.

  • Avoid pricey software fees and build software that will scale with your business
  • Add functionality like time and attendance, sickness absence and holiday tracking amongst a wide range of other fields
  • Record HR data and set permissions so information is protected and auditable
  • Design familiar and intuitive software that will be used by your employees

Adapting your business to changing markets and customer demands relies on digital innovation. Yet IT isn’t always best positioned to deliver every system development.

No code provides your organisation with an alternative solution – fast-paced development which will bring colleagues, customers and software closer together.

By empowering your people to overcome frustrating software gaps and transform operations, you’ll also save time, money and resources while reducing risk.

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