Why Are Midsized Businesses Embracing Low-Code Application Platforms?

Why Are Midsized Businesses Embracing Low-Code Application Platforms?

Low Code Application Platform Adoption is Taking Off

Survey Finds More than two-thirds of business applications will be LCAP Enabled by 2025

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By Greg Belkin Senior Director, Product Marketing


Digital capabilities proved vital for businesses in weathering the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the face of ongoing uncertainty and global unrest, analysts predict that organizations will not only continue to prioritize digital transformation but increase their investments in these initiatives.

However, finding IT talent and skills is challenging in a market that continues to be highly competitive. To compensate, companies are embracing IT democratization. That is, they’re empowering non-technical employees—or “business technologists”—with low-code tools to build their own solutions.

Business users are leveraging low-code application platforms (LCAPs) in increasing numbers, rapidly developing the capabilities they need and freeing up valuable resources from central IT to focus on higher-level projects. At the current rate of adoption, 70 percent of business applications will be developed by employees with low-code platforms and tools by 2025.

Jitterbit surveys IT decision makers to gauge attitudes toward LCAP adoption

At Jitterbit, we wanted to learn more about how IT leaders are experiencing these widely reported shifts and trends. We polled midsized businesses across Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom, asking IT decision-makers about application development and LCAP adoption in their organizations.

More specifically, our survey was designed to gauge:

  • How many systems these organizations use, and what percentage of their business teams regularly rely on tools not developed or provided by their IT departments
  • Attitudes toward the use of LCAPs for application development and relative levels of comfort with IT capabilities increasingly shifting into the hands of non-technical employees
  • Main business drivers for adopting an LCAP and the top organizational benefits these platforms are delivering
  • Reasons for hesitation or concern about business technologists using LCAPs to develop their own capabilities and solutions

We found that:

  • In almost all of the organizations we polled, business users are relying on applications created outside of IT to manage day-to-day responsibilities
  • Nearly 70 percent of respondents indicated a moderate or high degree of comfort with employees using LCAP solutions
  • Top reasons for LCAP usage included speeding development and reducing the burden on IT teams

To learn more about our findings and how your own organization measures up in terms of LCAP adoption, download and read our white paper, Empowering Business Technologists with Low-Code Application Platforms.