To Code or Not to Code…..

…..that is the question. Whether ’tis nobler to stick to traditional process automation methodologies requiring IT assistance, or to place the power in the hands of the front-line worker using automation tools requiring no IT assitance or coding. I know, I sometimes drift a bit but as I thought about this today, that question arose in my mind.

From a corporate operation perspective, a no-code approach deliveriflowchartng the capability for front-line workers to design, modify, and implement workflows based on the real-life requirements they face daily, enables the workforce to adjust their processes without delay. As a result, the business gains in efficiency, effectiveness, and responsiveness to the changing business and regulatory landscape. In the 60’s the mantra would be Power to the People and in this case, we could say the same.

In My View

No-code process automation has some great advantages and may be a perfect fit for many businesses and departments. Will it replace traditional technologies, probably not today, due to the need to integrate with legacy applications that are decades old, internally built, and require IT support to make appropriate changes for integration.

Is it an approach that needs to be considered? Absolutely. Why wouldn’t you want to make operations more effective through the flexibility no-code provides? If nothing else, you should take time to explore how it would fit into your digital transformation toolkit and where it can be used today. The only thing you have to lose is time.

Bob Larrivee is President and Founder of Bob Larrivee Consultancy, and a recognized expert in the application of advanced technologies and process improvement to solve business problems and enhance business operations. In his career, Bob has led many projects and authored hundreds of eBooks, Industry Reports, Blogs, Articles, and Infographics. In addition, he has served as host and guest Subject Matter Expert on a wide variety of Webinars, Podcasts, Virtual Events, and lectured at in-person seminars and conferences around the globe.

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