Companies that develop and sell applications, even as software as a service in the cloud, retain within them an important heritage of expertise of the vertical business on which they focus. This is the true intrinsic value of the company, which is often forced to spend its main energies chasing customer feedback and reports on technical issues that slow product research and development on a daily basis.
Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) are the category of a company that can benefit most from the use of Low-Code technology because the increase in development productivity allows for an increase in the quality of the applications released because developers can dedicate more time to the analysis, planning, and design phases.
However, high-code ISV developers are often the first detractors of Low-Code Platforms because they prefer to write every line of code and maintain control over what is developed, considering the platforms not sufficient to satisfy their needs
Today, however, Low-Code Platforms allow you to develop web, mobile, and digital process automation applications with a complexity comparable to high-code development because the platforms can be extended by developing custom reusable components. So, even the most experienced developers can take advantage of all the benefits of Low-Code, customizing the code where necessary, eliminating the time for activities of lesser value, and dedicating themselves to the development of new features, interactions, layouts, integrations, and automations, which make their applications unique.
Modeling languages and visual tools, such as those used in WebRatio Platform, make the implementation and maintenance phases so simple that the time spent is a fraction of traditional programming, and developers can focus on modernization of the software products they offer on the market and business of continuous improvement and innovation.
Furthermore, the quality of the applications created is standard, as are the technologies used: the Low-Code Platform Vendors, in fact, can take charge of the quality of the technologies and software solutions created, relieving ISVs from all continuous research and technological updates.
The simplicity and speed of Low-Code, on the other hand, also help software vendors to optimize the management of development resources, use less of them and make even those with less skills more productive, and organize the team more efficiently in order to achieve better results because they can also adopt an Agile approach.
Independent software vendors who do not adopt Low-Code technologies risk losing market share because competitors who use this approach can have all the advantages seen above, which lead to a shorter time to market and a greater customer fit. It is no coincidence, in fact, that important software vendors such as SalesForce, Oracle, IBM, and SAP have entered the Low-Code market which is growing at a rate of almost 23% per year, even if some of them result in a lock-in of technologies.
Low-Code Development environments such as WebRatio, which do not involve a lock-in, and which do not involve a runtime fee, are the ideal solution for those software houses that do not want constraints from a technological and commercial point of view.