The historical period we are experiencing is unique, with complexities we have never faced before. What used to be possibilities have become new needs, such as smart working, e-commerce, and planned distribution, which today we experience as essential tools to continue a normal private and working life.
Digital needs have increased at the speed of the pandemic’s spread, and it does not seem to be the right time for such a profound cultural transformation, which we had to get accustomed to in a very short period, because in a few months, we have learned to use technologies that we thought would only be extensively used in the future.
Many companies are experiencing this transformation as a race for survival, because not adapting means not reaching customers, instead of thinking of technologies as a tool to improve their activities. At the same time, however, we note that in companies with a consolidated digital maturity, in which technologies are an integral part of strategies, productivity has not decreased, but rather increased by an average of 5%.
This digital gap must be filled, to ensure that the competitive environment does not become controlled only by large players or "digital native" companies, whose development is quickly increasing. We may lose the entrepreneurial heritage that exists in non-digitized archives, in local excellence, in good practices and in the core competencies of companies that are currently unable to exploit the technologies’ innovative potential.
We are now in the era of Multiplied Innovation, in which new technologies are emerging, and together, they bring revolutionary innovations that change the way of working within entire sectors. If those who deal with digital take for granted the use of such technologies as cloud, mobile, social and big data, which are the pillars of digitization, in the coming years, we will get used to working with systems that integrate artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and blockchain. However, there are entire supply chains that have not yet adopted even the pillar technologies and look with concern at the innovations in the market, for fear of having to chase the future, and failing to keep up with the times.
On the other hand, digital innovation should not be experienced as an imposition, but as a possibility, a lever to restart activities with new tools that allows achievement of other results, even better than those obtained with traditional methods.
However, we know that the biggest obstacle to innovation is complexity, and this is the reason that, in WebRatio, we asked ourselves a question, which has also become our mission: Can we make Digital Transformation easy and accessible?
Our answer is low-code technology, which can fill the digital gap with unprecedented speed and simplicity, making innovation accessible and unleashing all the innovative potential hidden in companies. Thanks to the 700% increase in development productivity with visual design approach, companies can digitize business processes in a few weeks, with a payback period of as little as 6 months.
If digital innovations can be the lever to restart and emerge from the current crisis, low-code can be the tool that every company can use to implement them and transform business. We have described this vision in the White Paper “Low-code will save the Digital Transformation” in which we included the stories of our customers' projects and we wanted to trace a possible journey to return to normality, at least for business.