Low-code/ No-code real-life use cases
Do you wonder what kind of projects are possible with no-code development? From crafting intuitive healthcare solutions to optimizing inventory management in retail, these versatile platforms are changing the game for all kinds of businesses. In the upcoming sections, we'll uncover inspiring use cases and real-world projects, where businesses have harnessed the power of no-code development to embrace digital transformation.
This article explores how no-code and low-code development are driving innovation across various industries, from healthcare to retail, you can streamline processes, reduce costs, and enhance accessibility. We showcase real-world examples of businesses benefiting from these technologies to stay competitive and efficient in today's digital age.
1. Retail and E-commerce
According to a McKinsey & Company study, 40% of the operations that are taking up retailers' time can be totally automated. Inventory management is a sector where no-code and low-code solutions excel. No-code can be used to build custom inventory management systems that automate stock tracking, streamline reordering processes, and offer real-time inventory visibility, leading to cost savings and improved stock level management.
Example: Inventory management for Straightup Collective - built with Glide
Straightup Collective, a thriving company in the food and beverage industry, faced challenges with an inefficient Excel-based inventory system. Traditional methods like Excel often added unnecessary complexity to their inventory management processes. With Glide, we built a custom, user-friendly inventory management tool that streamlined their operations.
The application now takes care of the heavy lifting, automatically calculating the cost per ounce and calories per unit when new items are added to the inventory. Additionally, it generates insightful reports and delivers crucial data to the administrators. Their new low-code solution helped Straightup Collective experience a remarkable 75% reduction in errors and a 30% boost in operational efficiency.
Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
No-code/low-code CRM solutions enable businesses to manage customer interactions effectively. These systems can automate sales pipelines, track customer communication, and provide valuable insights to enhance customer relationships and drive sales growth.
Example: IntroCRM - built with Glide
The team behind IntroCRM needed an efficient solution to tackle their lead management challenges, which included handling incoming leads and simplifying tracking, rating, and contact management. The manual lead entry process proved to be not only time-consuming but also prone to errors.
To address these challenges, we collaborated to create a tailored CRM app designed specifically for them. This powerful tool empowered them to efficiently handle incoming leads, manage contacts, and gain valuable insights into their prospects. IntroCRM helped them boost productivity and improve lead conversion rates by 45%.
Patient management systems
No-code/low-code platforms are revolutionizing patient management systems by allowing healthcare providers to create custom software solutions tailored to their specific needs. These systems can streamline patient intake, scheduling, electronic health records (EHR), and billing processes, improving efficiency and patient care.
The case of EHR systems
In 2022, Software Path reported that healthcare providers spend approximately $1,200 per user per year on EHR systems. For a typical practice with three physicians and four support staff, this amounts to $8,400 annually for system costs. Maintenance can go as high as $1,500 per physician per month, with extra charges for features like e-prescribing and patient portals. These costs accumulate over time, not to mention that traditional EHR implementations can take over a year.
In contrast, building an EHR from scratch with a no-code platform is cost-effective and time-efficient. Please note that using a HIPAA-compliant platform is crucial for patient data security and avoiding legal issues. JotForm, Caspio, KnackHQ, Formstack, Retool, and AppSheet are some platforms that offer out-of-the-box HIPPA compliance.
Telemedicine has gained significant traction, and no-code/low-code tools enable the rapid development of telemedicine platforms. These platforms can facilitate video consultations, appointment scheduling, prescription management, and secure communication between patients and healthcare providers.
Learning Management Systems (LMS)
No-code/low-code LMS platforms empower educational institutions to create online learning environments. These systems can facilitate course creation, student enrollment, assessment management, and progress tracking, making online education more accessible and efficient.
Example: Beelango - Built with Bubble
Beelango, an e-learning platform, has reimagined language acquisition. With over 100,000 users globally, it offers interactive courses covering reading, writing, and speaking in multiple languages. The platform offers interactive courses in multiple languages for reading, writing, and speaking. Beelango stands out with its engaging activities, real-life native-speaker interactions, and voice recognition exercises. With a revenue of over $300,000 and powered by Bubble, Beelango is a fantastic illustration of the possibilities of no-code technology.
Schools and universities can benefit greatly from no-code and low-code tools. They can be used to facilitate tasks like scheduling, resource management, and more. With the use of digital forms and automated procedures, these tools streamline the enrollment process, reducing paperwork. Additionally, educators can benefit from improved timetables and more efficient resource allocation, resulting in an enhanced learning experience for all students.
Example: Low-code solution for the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences - Built with BettyBlocks
BettyBlocks, a leading low-code platform, powered the digital transformation of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA) internship program. Their new solution allows educators to seamlessly track student progress in real time, regardless of their location. Students can conveniently upload assignments from their mobile devices, making learning on the go a reality.
The previous system relied on time-consuming email exchanges with partner companies, costing educators hundreds of hours. Now, with the help of no-code technology from Betty Blocks, HvA optimizes and automates the entire process, enhancing efficiency and student guidance.
4. Real Estate:
Property management systems
Real estate professionals can use no-code/low-code platforms to build property management systems that handle tasks like lease management, maintenance requests, and tenant communication. These systems improve property management efficiency and tenant satisfaction.
Property listings are excellent candidates for low-code/no-code solutions. While they may seem simple at first glance, the ability to create a customized platform can significantly enhance the user experience and drive positive outcomes. Realtors can gain a competitive edge by attracting a broader audience, and users benefit from the convenience of easily accessing property information, simplifying the search process, and making informed decisions.
Example: SecondShare - Built with Webflow
For example, we can take a look at SecondShare, an online platform tailored for vacation rental properties. It's a place where property owners and those seeking vacation rentals come together to present, explore, and decide on their next holiday escape.
With the expertise of LowCode Agency, SecondShare turned to Webflow to build an intuitive and visually appealing platform. Webflow's capabilities were used to design an interactive website where property owners can create detailed property listings. These listings include high-quality images, property descriptions, pricing details, availability calendars, and contact information.
Travelers and potential investors appreciate the platform's ease of use and visually appealing design, which simplifies their search for the perfect property. Since its launch, SecondShare has witnessed increased user engagement and a higher number of inquiries about listed properties.
Supply chain optimization
Manufacturers can optimize their supply chain operations using no-code/low-code solutions. These systems can track inventory, automate procurement processes, and provide real-time insights into supply chain performance, leading to cost savings and improved efficiency.
Example: A low-code solution for Mission Bicycle Company - Built with Zoho Creator
Mission Bicycle Company allows customers to design personalized bikes, handcrafted by the company. However, their paper-based system caused errors and inefficiencies. Ryan, the operations consultant, used Zoho Creator to create a game-changing solution.
Ryan's initial focus was an order management app, which quickly eliminated errors and significantly boosted productivity. Then, he expanded the app's capabilities to include vendor management, supply chain optimization, and enhanced customer relations. The results were remarkable: a 500% increase in productivity, 45% saved work hours each week, and, most importantly, happy customers.
Quality control systems
Quality control is critical in manufacturing, and no-code/low-code platforms can help create custom quality control systems. These systems can streamline inspection processes, track product defects, and ensure product quality meets industry standards.
6. Human Resources:
Recruitment and onboarding
No-code/low-code platforms can simplify recruitment and onboarding processes by automating job postings, applicant tracking, and onboarding documentation. This enhances the hiring experience for both employers and new employees.
Example: TEN - Built with Bubble
Event producers traditionally faced challenges in finding the right technicians for their events, relying on word-of-mouth or agencies. This often led to delays and compromises. To address this, Theodore Nelson partnered with us at LowCode Agency to create the TEN app using Bubble, a no-code platform. The software facilitates straightforward job requests and coordination, putting event producers in direct contact with technicians. Since its release, the TEN app has not only helped technicians discover more opportunities and convenient job matches but has also enabled producers to easily find talent.
HR departments can use no-code/low-code tools to create employee training and development programs. These systems can deliver online courses, track employee progress, and provide valuable training insights to improve workforce skills.
As we explore these transformative no-code projects, remember that the possibilities are limited only by your imagination.
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