Unpacking Low-Code - Paper - Page 14
● Are the price points fair?: There is not a ‘standard rate’ as such for
low-code platforms, with different vendors offering drastically different
capabilities, features, and scaling. Some platform’s price point may be
influenced by user and builder numbers, while others might define costs
based on what can be built. Using these considerations as a guideline,
leaders should weigh-up if a platform is going to help solve their specific
business issues, and provide a healthy ROI. Vendors that offer transparent
price points – and include a list of features – will likely make this calculation
● Examine use cases: Finally, remember to examine a vendor’s use cases if
you want to evaluate industry-specific examples of a low-code platform in
action. This is a great way to go beyond the marketing jargon, and truly
discover how a low-code platform has helped an organisation further its
development and business goals.
Migration and Modernisation Strategies
If choosing to adopt a low-code platform, you may wish to take advantage of the
way low-code can update ageing components of your IT infrastructure. There are
many incentives for doing so, such as reducing your technical debt, automating
processes, or to simply become more competitive.
Completely overhauling legacy systems can be challenging. Some of these
systems are heavily entrenched in an organisation’s architecture, and entirely
replacing them could represent a serious investment – and potentially a risk to
operations. However, low-code offers organisations ways to upgrade legacy
systems on a more gradual basis, allowing businesses to change and adapt
where necessary. This is especially true when leveraging cloud-native platforms,
and implementing migration strategies.
With low-code migration paths, organisations can choose the method that best
suits their deployment needs and IT architecture. Low-code’s visual aspect makes
it easier to identify specific systems and processes in need of change, allowing for
bespoke upgrade paths.
Here are three of the core migration paths that you could take when modernising
with a low-code platform: