The top reason for introducing low-code / no-code development is speed–IDC survey

IDC Japan announced on April 12 the results of a survey on trends in domestic low-code / no-code platforms. The top reason for introduction was “improvement of development speed”. The survey asked 435 companies about the adoption status of low-code / no-code platforms in August 2020. 8.5% of companies are already using it for application development, and 12.4% are testing / verifying it. According to the company, “Although it has not yet reached full-scale spread, 23.9% of companies are planning / considering introduction, and it is expected that the introduction will accelerate in the future.” The company’s definition of a low-code / no-code platform is a software product or cloud service that provides an integrated environment for the entire application lifecycle, from application design to development, testing, deployment, execution, and management through drag-and-drop visual modeling. ” It has become. Major vendors include OutSystems, Amazon Web Services (AWS), NTT Data Intramart, Claris, Google, Cybozu, ServiceNow,, and Microsoft. As for the reasons for introduction, 45.1% of the companies that have already introduced it cited “improvement of development speed”, followed by “improvement of application quality” (27.5%), “in-house development” (26.4%), and “application maintenance”. “Ease” (23.1%). According to Mitsuhiro Iritani, Group Manager of Software & Security, 30% of employees in companies with more than 1000 employees will utilize low-code / no-code platform to automate application development and operations by 2024. It is said that it will be responsible. “There are many cases in which the person in charge develops business applications for dealing with new coronavirus infectious diseases and applications that improve the work efficiency of telework, and the democratization of development is steadily progressing.” There is.