Market Demands True No Code Applications

“Can I really build complex applications without code?” is surely the most common question we get at WEM. Take this opinion article by Robert Wolcott, a clinical professor of innovation and entrepreneurship in executive education, which clearly supports WEMs mission of empowering all citizens to be developers. Wolcott argues computer code will become “as useful” as learning Ancient Greek: “It is enlightening and impressive to understand Ancient Greek, but it’s not terribly useful. The same will over time happen to coding”.

Don’t get us wrong – Coding skills are of great value. However, as market analysts predict: no-code/low-code PaaS will account for over 50% of all software development by 2020-2022. Trends show coding will be more and more implemented by Artificial Intelligence systems. Wolcott: “This is part of a natural progression from computer-friendly to human-friendly systems. While operating a computer once required specific technical knowledge, today it requires almost none”. Programming and developing environments have reflected the same trend.

With its business driven and process modeling character, WEM is the answer to this trend in contrast to traditional IT. WEM CEO Schilperoort uses Excel as an example. “Back in the days, you’d need highly specialized employees to conduct financial models for your business. Nowadays, the majority of graduates know how to deal with Excel”. Take SMBs, for example, these don’t need a whole team of programmers or developers. Or your enterprise’ IT department, juggling precious time between projects and business unit problems. The No-Code WEM platform empowers each and every employee, without programming background, to create and update complex applications in real time – WEM is IT for all.

“Ultimately, coding isn’t the point. The objective is to define and communicate what we want computational systems to do”. We can’t agree more with Wolcott. The need for humans to code will gradually disappear for highly specialized situations. Operational excellence to model your business application is key. Consider how greatly this affects your experience as an end user. The market is ready for WEM – the most advanced no-code application platform .

Robert Wolcott is a clinical professor of innovation and entrepreneurship in executive education at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

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