Develop a software with low-code skills
November 09, 2020

Develop a software with low-code skills

Rafael Grandizoli | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Zoho Creator

We needed to solve an internal problem by creating a new online software. One of the main requirement was to find something that we could create and give maintenance by ourselves, with no-code or low-code skills. Then with Zoho Creator we had the possibility to hire a company to develop the basis of our new software and then we could evaluate inside with our team.
  • Low-code skills needed to create complex process.
  • Easy to learn.
  • Best for simple form design software (that don't need 'beautiful' design).
  • A bit tricky for integrations with 3rd party software.
  • Layout customizations very limited.
  • A bit expensive when you need to give access to many users.
  • Low cost to solve a specific need.
  • No needed to hire a huge/expensive platform (we created our own).
  • We keep the intelligence inside the company.
We decided that proprietary programming language and develop the software from scratch would cost us more than our budget, and also it would take a lot of time we didn't have. Zoho Creator was chosen besides any other proprietary way to develop a software because it's low code and quick form creations (layout) that could be done by non-programmers/developers in the team.
I gave 7 because it is better for internal use and internal solutions. If you need something to deliver to your clients (you will give them access to it), then you will have to work hard to give the layout a better look, and not use the using the standard template layout, which it's possible to do, but it will need an extra work.
We didn't need a lot of support for it, since all the documentation was well written. Only when we needed a bit more of coding skills we could count on their support to analyse the case and give us the best way to do it, sending the code already done (just copy-paste).

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If you need to create a very simple CRM (or CRM-like) system, with tailor-made functions for your business, it is well suited. You can customize and create modules specific for your company needs. Another good use is when you need a separate software to handle a specific need, beside other software you already use.

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