Building an app for your business can be a time-consuming and expensive process. It often requires hiring developers and purchasing expensive development tools. This can take a lot of time and money and can make the process of creating an app seem daunting.

Let’s explore why it takes so long to build an app with traditional development, and how low-code platforms such as TrackVia can help speed up the process.

What is Traditional Development?

Traditional development is a process that involves writing code to create software. It requires technical knowledge and skills. The traditional development process is a linear process, where each step must be completed in a particular order before moving on to the next. It is important to ensure that the code is of good quality and tested thoroughly before release.

You may have an idea for a business application – say an inventory tracking system. To go from an idea to a finished application requires designing a user interface, writing code, testing the code, and debugging errors. 

Traditional development platforms are less agile and may have complex configuration systems. There are many coding languages, and learning them and correctly developing lines of code for making your app operate properly takes a long time. 

What is Low-Code Development?

Low-code platforms can be used to quickly create custom applications without any coding knowledge. Business leaders and department managers can easily create the applications they need with a drag-and-drop interface. This makes it possible for businesses to create applications quickly and cost-effectively, without having to hire developers or purchase expensive development tools. 

Low-code platforms, such as TrackVia, are also securely hosted in the cloud and don’t require any technical setup. This makes it easy to quickly create and deploy applications without having to worry about hosting or maintenance.

The Time and Cost Savings of Low Code over Traditional Development

Traditional Development:

A basic internal application, such as a CRM or time tracker, may take weeks, months or sometimes up to a year to create with traditional development. Development costs could easily reach five or six figures. More time and cost can be added if the original application doesn’t quite work the way you expected and changes need to be made. These traditionally coded applications can be difficult to customize. 

Applications containing sensitive data and logic can be especially difficult to develop. Security and data privacy must be taken into consideration, as well as compliance with industry regulations. This alone can require months of development time. 

More complex apps, such as those that use machine learning or require integration with third-party services, can take substantially longer to develop. The most extreme example of a traditional development project is an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, which can take years to develop and cost millions of dollars.

In addition, once you’ve developed your traditional application, you then need to host it on costly servers, train your employees on how to use it, and maintain the application over time. The tools and functions that aid developers in the creation of highly complex applications require skilled application and software developers.  The entire traditional development process is not for the faint of heart.

Low-Code Development:

Low-code platforms, on the other hand, are designed to simplify the development process. They provide a drag-and-drop interface and don’t require any coding knowledge, allowing even non-technical users to easily create custom applications. These highly agile platforms are more adaptive to the needs of a company.

Low-code platforms can drastically reduce the time and cost of creating an app. Building a simple application can take as little as a few hours and cost just a few hundred dollars a month. More complex applications can be created in a fraction of the time and cost of traditional development. Pricing is easy to understand, which helps your business predict costs before committing to an idea. 

How TrackVia Simplifies Development

TrackVia is a leader in low-code technology. Through a visual development experience, your business can create custom forms, reports, dashboards, and notifications with just a few clicks.

With TrackVia, there is no more worrying about designing user interfaces, configuring databases, or writing code. The app you build in TrackVia is instantly accessible on your desktop, laptop, mobile phone, and tablet. With built-in offline capabilities, geotagging, user permissions, and a robust API, you can quickly build and deploy powerful custom applications. TrackVia also makes it easy to collaborate with other users, and to quickly generate reports and charts to make data-driven decisions.

A key benefit of TrackVia is its scalability. You can start small with a few users, and quickly expand as your business grows. TrackVia is ready to grow with you, and can easily be customized to fit your specific needs. With a wide range of integrations via Workato, you can connect to external data sources, get more out of your TrackVia applications, and extend the value of your custom application.

Independent and interconnected business processes can be designed using TrackVia’s flow feature. This feature allows you to map out the process and connect different steps together in a visual manner. This makes it easy to create complex business processes, while taking advantage of TrackVia’s low-code technology.

Conclusion

Creating an app for your business can be a long and expensive process when using traditional development. Low-code platforms such as TrackVia can help simplify the process and make it faster and more cost-effective.

TrackVia provides drag-and-drop tools and templates to build custom applications that connect to your existing data sources, as well as the ability to manage and customize those applications. The platform also provides a variety of features and services, such as analytics, reporting, and user access control, to help you get the most out of your custom business applications. With TrackVia, you can create powerful applications quickly, cost-effectively, and with minimal effort. 

TrackVia is used by small business, large enterprises, governments, and educational institutions around the world. Are you ready to implement the power of TrackVia’s low-code platform to your business?

Sign up for a free trial today to explore how TrackVia can help you quickly develop the perfect app for your business.

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