The Low-Code, Digital Transformation Groove

In the past, conventional software developers used hand-coding to build and deploy enterprise applications, a slow process that could take weeks or even months to complete.

But that’s not the case anymore. Nope, low-code platforms have turbocharged the app development process, with user-friendly interfaces that allow even non-tech business users to create fully-functional, enterprise apps in minutes.

If you’re a business leader, this kind of speedy app development creates a digital groove that keeps your back office humming, on premises or in the cloud. If you call the shots on customer service, low-code helps you step up your customer experience game, with faster, easier, more personalized customer interactions. If staying ahead of the digital transformation curve is at the top of your wish list,  low-code allows you to build new apps 10x faster than you did before.

Here’s the real question. In the hyper-connected digital economy, are you prepared to compete and win? Are you responsive enough to keep pace with fast-changing customer expectations?  Agile enough to outmaneuver your competitors, and capitalize on fast-moving business opportunities? Powerful enough to compete and win? To find your digital transformation groove, so to speak? 

But stop. Wait a minute. This is a FunTime Friday post. So let’s put put some fun into this serious low-code topic.

Yes, low code is your best path to  digital transformation success. Your groove for effortless customer interactions. Accelerated app development.  And smoother-than-a-fresh-jar-of-Skippy, back office operations. So, for fun let’s break down this low code conversation in the context of a funky musical groove.

Back in the day, in the groovy Sixties, a West Coast band, called Tower of Power revolutionized pop music by putting a funky (as in excellent), horn-section groove in the Rock and Roll beat. One of their biggest hits was a smash hit called “What is Hip?”

Which inspired this low-code parody. Check it out… 

Mic check…one two…one two…

Mic check…one two…one two…

You claim best-in-class in all the right places


Market leader in self-serve applications

You should be satisfied, but something ain’t quite right.

 

What is low code?


Tell me, tell me
, you think you know.


What is low-code?


If you really know
, your digital transformation will show.

 

So ya wanna ditch the old-code pack

Ease on into low-code apps

But you ain’t exactly sure what is low.

So based on a pundit’s tip


You gave your platform a quick facelift

But somehow, ya know

There’s much more to the low-code trip.

 

What is low-code?


Tell me, tell me, if you think you know.


What is low-code?


If you’re really low, your digital transformation will show.

 

You want to be part of a new breed


Serve digital customers at top speed


Hang out with the fast, low-code set.

 

You deploy apps in all the right places

Roll them out at faster paces


You should be satisfied

But something ain’t quite right.

 

What is low-code?


Tell me, tell me


You think you know.


What is low-code?


If you really know, your digital transformation will show.

 

So, you went and found a low-code guru


In an effort to transform a new you,

And maybe even raise your low-code level.

 

While you’re striving to find the right road,


There’s one thing you should know,


What’s low-code today, might become passé.

 

What is low-code?


Tell me, tell me


You think you know.


What is low-code?


If you really know
, your digital transformation will show.

 

Roland Alston

PS: Thanks to Tower of Power for the low-code riff