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“Low-code platform”: the answer to business needs

“Low-code platform”: the answer to business needs

A platform called Low-code is a development platform that makes it possible to quickly create and deploy complex business applications while limiting development effort as much as possible.

We are seeing a surge in requests for custom business applications. The number of online services offered to businesses or individuals has exploded in recent years. Each business now has the possibility of integrating its specificity into its software offer, so it is clear that the so-called classical approach in the sense of management software is no longer adapted to the evolution of its needs...

With the multiple acronyms that can exist on the subject, it can be easy to confuse certain concepts. The purpose of this post is to specify and understand what a Low-code Platform is.

What is a low-code development platform?

Forrester defines low-code as:

platforms that enable rapid application delivery with a minimum of hand-coding, and quick setup and deployment, for systems of engagement.”.

It is therefore a question here of being able to implement business applications more quickly without having to “reinvent” the wheel at the cost of time-consuming specific developments.

1.Use of a graphic modeler to create business applications

For a rapid launch of the development process and in order to minimize “hard” development, Low-code platforms offer advanced graphic creation tools allowing a quick and intuitive implementation of the application. This is the approach of the Simplicité platform. Applications are created by setting up business models.

2. Complete ALM management

Low-code platforms focus not only on the development part of the application, but also on all stages of the application's life. This process called Lyfecycle Management application allows you to manage the entire life cycle of a business application: conception (design), planning (plan), planning (plan), implementation (build), qualification (test), deployment (run), all in successive iterations and by involving the various IT and business actors of the project in collaboration.

As such, the social module makes it possible, for example, to manage comments and opinions throughout the duration of the development of the application and the ALM module makes it possible to put into perspective the business need, the resulting application design and to manage the associated implementation and test tasks.

3. Code in low-code

The low-code platform is a meeting between two worlds. It combines the flexibility of specific development and the robustness of software packages.

In this sense, it provides all the tools needed to add the right line of code in the right place that will override the default behavior. In addition, it is often open to the world and integrates either with external libraries or with existing web services.

What is the difference with “high-producticity APaaS”?

aPaaS, or Application Platform as a Service, is a term put forward by Gartner. The company defines aPaaS as a “graphical development model, which produces metadata that is interpreted at the browser runtime.” aPaaS and low-code platforms correspond to the same type of platform.

What are the benefits of a low-code platform?

More and more companies are equipping themselves with this type of tool... Niche markets are becoming more and more rare, entry barriers have become very low. In just a few years, Uber succeeded in uprooting a whole section of an industry that was then well established. Not a day goes by without new competitors entering the market spectrum.

What is not a low-code platform?

The low-code platform does not pretend to be able to develop complex business applications without a line of code. It is therefore to be differentiated from platforms No-code which maximize the simplification of creating applications, but which in turn only meet simple needs.


To keep their heads above the fray, it is essential for businesses to stay ahead of the curve. This advance requires continuous innovation, to improve business processes and engage consumers in new uses.

It is therefore essential for companies to take the lead in the transformations of the market in which they operate.

A Low-code platform makes it possible to bring together developers and business users together, on a rapid, iterative and collaborative co-construction of the application.

In fact, the application can be quickly implemented, deployed, and modified according to the needs of the business, and all this without the need for specific low-level knowledge.

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