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The no-code movement enables anyone to create and enables those without technical skills to bring ideas to life. No-code uses a visual drag-and-drop interface to create websites and applications without writing a single line of code. Webflow, Bubble, and Airtable are some of the most popular no-code tools.
To date, the no-code ecosystem has been dominated by early-stage entrepreneurs. Early adopters or those using it to build their MVP or side business and iterate until they gain traction. However, no-code can be used not only for MVPs, but also for early-stage entrepreneurs.
Businesses miss out on innovation and efficiency by not using no-code tools. Whether creating an internal dashboard, or testing a new product, now is the time for businesses to go no-code.
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1. No code allows you to create your own system
There is one tool that does all the different tasks. Salesforce for your sales pipeline, Hubspot for your CRM, and Monday for your project management. You have these tools to increase efficiency and productivity, but none of these tools are connected. Now you have many different systems and are doing more work than you started with.
Every business is unique. With no-code tools, you can create your own internal system to connect all the different applications. The flexibility of no-code tools like Bubble allows you to easily integrate all related tools such as Salesforce, Hubspot, Monday, and more. You can create workflows customized for your business and ultimately use these tools to increase your productivity.
2. No-code is cost-effective
It’s more important to try to eliminate manual tasks from the team and make them more productive. Using technology to achieve automation and efficiency is the well-known answer. The question is how do you get there.
Often, building your own system tends to be a priority. This seems counterintuitive as it seems too expensive, time-consuming and difficult to justify. No-code tools like Bubble use a visual drag-and-drop interface, keeping development costs and time at a fraction of the cost.
No code means you no longer need a huge development and management budget. Instead, you can hire no-code developers to build your internal systems at 10% of your development budget.
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3. No code lets you test quickly
For every business, there is always a conversation around how to increase agility and what tools, processes or systems can be employed to speed up action. Often, it takes years to build your own systems, dashboards, and tools. No-code tools allow you to create dashboards in weeks.
No code forces you to be agile because it’s so easy to make changes. In just a few seconds, you can change your workflow. You can change pages in just a few minutes. In just a few hours, you can change the user journey.
No-code tools enable you to iterate and experiment with your product to make it work for your users, whether it’s yourself, your colleagues, or your users.
4. No-code accelerates innovation
Often, you have an idea but worry about how to get the necessary resources to take action. How did you get the support, team and budget to make this idea happen? Innovation slows down because every project looks like a big one.
When you start using No Code, you will be exposed to a whole new world. The speed and cost of using no-code changes the way of thinking. It shifts from worrying about what resources are available to making the most of what you have.
When you start working with no-code, you’ll immediately be amazed at its potential. The ease with which you can bring ideas to life forces you to experiment as much as possible. The more experimentation, the more innovation.
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5. No code is here to stay
The previous view was that no-code was too early for the enterprise. Some argue that it is not scalable and cannot handle the number of users or enterprise records.
It depends on how these no-code applications are built. If they are built with best practices in mind, they can support you as you scale. Furthermore, every no-code tool prioritizes this and has made great strides in optimizing scalability and performance.
Innovative and forward-thinking companies are starting to use no-code tools, but that’s not enough. They are ready to handle millions of users and records. So, if you’re a business, start exploring no-code tools to make your employees more innovative, efficient, and productive.