Low-Code Development Platforms

Low-Code Development Platforms Overview

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.

Top Rated Low-Code Development Products

TrustRadius Top Rated for 2022

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Low-Code Development Products

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Quickbase
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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…

Key Features

  • Platform Scalability (99)
    90%
    9.0
  • Reusability (104)
    82%
    8.2
  • Platform User Management (104)
    82%
    8.2
Airtable

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.

Key Features

  • Team Collaboration (204)
    89%
    8.9
  • Task Management (185)
    85%
    8.5
  • Resource Management (181)
    83%
    8.3
Nintex Process 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.

Key Features

  • Process designer (165)
    87%
    8.7
  • Form builder (168)
    87%
    8.7
  • Business rules engine (148)
    80%
    8.0
Appian
Customer Verified
Top Rated

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.

Key Features

  • Reusability (73)
    88%
    8.8
  • Platform Scalability (71)
    86%
    8.6
  • Visual Modeling (71)
    84%
    8.4
OutSystems

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…

Key Features

  • Drag-and-drop Interfaces (46)
    92%
    9.2
  • Reusability (48)
    82%
    8.2
  • Visual Modeling (46)
    76%
    7.6
Pega Platform

Pega Platform is a combined business process management and robotic process automation (RPA) platform with advanced workforce analytics from Pegasystems.

Key Features

  • Business rules engine (63)
    90%
    9.0
  • Dashboards (61)
    89%
    8.9
  • Process designer (63)
    85%
    8.5
Mendix

Mendix is a low code platform-as-a-service offering with mobile and social extensions. Mendix was acquired by Siemens August 2018.

Creatio
Customer Verified
Top Rated

Creatio is a provider of one platform to automate industry workflows and CRM with no-code and maximum degree of freedom. The Creatio offering includes a no-code platform (Studio Creatio), CRM applications (Marketing, Sales, and Service), industry workflows for 20 verticals and marketplace…

Key Features

  • Drag-and-drop Interfaces (29)
    93%
    9.3
  • Platform Scalability (29)
    91%
    9.1
  • Platform User Management (30)
    91%
    9.1
AppSheet
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Top Rated

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,…

Key Features

  • Platform Security (47)
    83%
    8.3
  • Reusability (47)
    82%
    8.2
  • Platform User Management (46)
    80%
    8.0
Bonita Platform
Customer Verified
Top Rated

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.

Key Features

  • Process designer (48)
    89%
    8.9
  • Form builder (44)
    79%
    7.9
  • Model execution (43)
    77%
    7.7
Kintone
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Kintone is a customizable digital workplace platform that lets the user manage data, tasks, and communication in one central place. Over 23,000 customers use Kintone’s no-code platform with more than 1.5 million database and workflow applications custom built for their businesses.…

Key Features

  • Platform Scalability (36)
    89%
    8.9
  • Platform User Management (35)
    88%
    8.8
  • Reusability (33)
    85%
    8.5
Oracle Application Express

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…

Key Features

  • Platform Security (21)
    95%
    9.5
  • Platform User Management (21)
    91%
    9.1
  • Drag-and-drop Interfaces (21)
    77%
    7.7
ServiceNow Now Platform

The ServiceNow Now Platform is a digital workflow building and extension tool for ServiceNow featuring a number of low-code / no code tools.

PowerApps
Customer Verified
Top Rated

PowerApps is a low code / rapid application development product from Microsoft that allows users to quickly build apps.

Key Features

  • Platform Security (18)
    89%
    8.9
  • Visual Modeling (18)
    78%
    7.8
  • Drag-and-drop Interfaces (18)
    77%
    7.7
Kissflow

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.

Key Features

  • Standard reports (16)
    83%
    8.3
  • Custom reports (16)
    81%
    8.1
  • Dashboards (18)
    64%
    6.4
Quixy

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…

SAP Extension Suite
Customer Verified
Top Rated

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…

TeamDesk

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.

Key Features

  • Platform Scalability (10)
    91%
    9.1
  • Platform User Management (12)
    85%
    8.5
Pipefy

Pipefy headquartered in San Francisco offers their process management and workflow software providing processes for customer success, service desk, sales operations, and other processes.

Zoho Creator

Zoho Creator is a low-code application development platform for building enterprise-class applications that run on mobile, tablet, and web. It is designed to allow users to create custom forms, configure workflows, build pages, and deploy apps quickly.

Key Features

  • Platform User Management (5)
    84%
    8.4
  • Platform Security (5)
    81%
    8.1
  • Visual Modeling (5)
    75%
    7.5
ELMA365

What is ELMA365?ELMA365 is a low-code BPM platform that helps businesses accelerate digital transformation and innovate faster. With ELMA365 you can deliver enterprise-grade apps and automate processes with little to no coding.ELMA365 ApplicationsELMA365 integrated applications cover…

Key Features

  • Process designer (8)
    92%
    9.2
  • Business rules engine (8)
    86%
    8.6
  • Form builder (8)
    82%
    8.2
Skuid

With Skuid’s front-end rapid application development platform, anyone can create made-to-order applications quickly and with minimal code. The vendor says more than five million users across 32 countries use Skuid to engage with each other, with their data and with new customers…

Caspio

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…

GeneXus

GeneXus, from the company of the same name headquartered in Uruguay, is a low-code development platform powered by AI.

Key Features

  • Platform Security (6)
    89%
    8.9
  • Platform User Management (6)
    86%
    8.6
  • Visual Modeling (6)
    84%
    8.4
Alpha Anywhere

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…

Learn More About Low-Code Development Platforms

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
  • Security
  • Reporting and monitoring

Pricing Information

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.

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Low-Code Development Platforms Best Of Awards

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.

Best Low-Code Development Platforms

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