What is low code?

‘Low code’ is disrupting the area of digital transformation worldwide. In this blog, we present you with the low down on ‘low code’.

With the sheer pace of change, technology, apps, and data, organisations are faced with more and more challenges and choice around how to approach digitising their operations.

Picture traditional software development as the process through which applications are ‘hand coded’ or developed ‘from scratch’. At the other end of the scale is ‘no code’ – where end users act as ‘citizen developers’ and develop their own applications through a ‘drag-and-drop’ builder.

Low code is a midway point between these two approaches. Manual processes are automated, making it up to six times faster to develop an application, but developers can still be flexible. They are able to use all their analysis and design skills and collaborate to make enterprise-grade applications, which can be supported and extended to add value, much faster than before.

Whilst low code requires expertise, it allows software developers to be more productive and efficient. “Rapid development” and “speed to deploy” are becoming the new buzz phrases.

Within a low code development platform, developers with some coding background can be productive within a week and non-coders can usually get started within around a month of training. Ultimately, low code allows Enterprise Development teams to be more agile, an approach Version 1 is offering more regularly to our customers, particularly those faced with rapidly changing or uncertain circumstances.

Your tech team may wish to consider using low code if you need to:


Low code is useful for an organisation wishing to simplify and automate inefficient, manual, complex or paper-based processes digitally.


When an organisation is seeking to improve the digital experience for customers or employees, low code offers a quick and effective solution – creating web and mobile applications from the same source.


If you need to extend or integrate new systems with existing ‘legacy’ systems, low code allows developers to easily connect and integrate with these.

To find out if low code is right for your digital needs, feel free to get in touch with Version 1.