Low-Code Development Platforms
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Quickbase provides a no-code operational agility platform that enables organizations to improve operations through real-time insights and automation across complex processes and disparate systems. The vendor states their goal is to help companies achieve operational agility—to be…
Airtable is a project management and collaboration platform designed to enable content pipelines, product management, events planning, user research, and more. It combines spreadsheet,database, calendar, and kanban functionality within one platform.
Nintex Workflow is a process management and workflow automation solution. It is designed for integration with Microsoft Office 365 and Sharepoint, Adobe, Salesforce, Servicemax, and Box among other third-party software.
Appian is a low-code development and business process management platform. It features drag-and-drop design for app building, automated work processes, unified data management, and cloud-based deployment.
The OutSystems Platform is a Platform-as-a-Service solution for rapid delivery of responsive web and mobile applications. It includes functionalities required to develop, deploy, manage and change web and mobile applications. It is targeted at the delivery of enterprise applications…
Pega Platform is a combined business process management and robotic process automation (RPA) platform with advanced workforce analytics from Pegasystems.
Creatio is a provider of ONE platform to automate industry workflows and CRM with no code and maximum degree of freedom. Creatio offering includes a no-code platform (Studio Creatio), CRM applications (Marketing, Sales and Service), industry workflows for 20 verticals and marketplace…
Acquired by Google in Spring 2020, AppSheet is an intelligent, no-code app platform for everyone. Users can create apps to transform the workplace. Common use cases include field service, transportation, customer surveys, incident reports, field data capture, compliance reports,…
Bonita is an open-source business process and workflow management platform created by the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science. It is available as a free community edition or as a commercial subscription product.
Oracle Application Express (APEX) Oracle APEX is a free feature of Oracle Database. It's an online low-code application builder that allows users to quickly develop a database-drive application, customize the application's UI, and then give their users access to the application via…
The SAP Extension Suite (formerly known as part of SAP Cloud Platform) enables businesses to rapidly build and enhance applications, processes and experiences. The suite helps businesses be agile and flexible while extending the value of their applications. Simplify cloud application…
KiSSFLOW is a cloud-based business process management and workflow management software designed to enable users to create an unlimited number of automated business applications with a through a simple user interface.
Enterprises can use Quixy's cloud-based no-code platform to enable their business users (citizen developers) to automate workflows and build simple to complex enterprise-grade applications for their custom needs, according to the vendor up to ten times faster. Quixy helps eliminate…
PowerApps is a low code / rapid application development product from Microsoft that allows users to quickly build apps.
TeamDesk is a low-code development platform for online database creation. Business owners or managers can build a unique web database solution without any programming to facilitate working with data, organize routine work and create an accessible data source for teams.
Caspio is an all-in-one solution providing the infrastructure, tools and support that allows users to create customized online databases, applications, reports, forms, and charts/graphs. The point-and-click interface requires no coding experience and apps can be integrated into any…
Kintone is designed to help users build business applications and database apps faster and easier with its agile, no-code application as a service (aPaaS). kintone's open API can be used to connect the tools and services a company is already using in order to have a centralized, 360-…
The Alpha platform is a unified mobile and web app development and deployment environment with distinct "no-code" and "low-code" components. The vendor says that using the Alpha TransForm no-code environment, business users and developers can take full advantage of all the capabilities…
What is Low-Code Development?
Low-code development platforms (or rapid-application development platforms) provide ‘citizen developers’ with tools to build simple process applications with little oversight. These tools simplify the application building process, and are frequently used for simple process applications.
The tools give businesses the ability to create simple apps without much technical know-how. The goal is to inject agility into what can be a complex and lengthy application development process.
These platforms are usually drag-and-drop environments. Components are connected like Legos allowing for a high degree of trial and error. Low code platforms are a reaction to traditional application development that are based on detailed system requirements and hand coding.
They still require some amount of technical skill, but low code tools can be easily learned. They are best for junior programmers or non-coders with some technical acumen.
Low-Code Platforms Features & Capabilities
- Drag-and-drop design and development
- Integration with other apps
- Visual modeling
- User management and team roles
- Built-in workflow
- Reporting and monitoring
Low code software is typically priced per user per month, in a subscription model.
The software can start as low as $25/mo. per user. Many tools offer under $100/mo. subscription levels. Enterprise level low-code software runs over $5,000/mo. Free trials are often available.
The following low-code development platforms offer award-winning customer relationships, feature sets, and value for price. Learn more about our Best Of Awards methodology here.