Use Cases

No-code can be applied to many challenges within your organisation, but in some use cases it really shines. We've described a couple of them, so you have a better idea of where your organisation can benefit the most.

Replace paper forms with apps

Streamline your processes
In many organisations paper forms are still playing a significant role in the practical daily business. Checklists, intake forms, maintenance reports and the like are being used to ensure proper procedures. In the end it's all about gathering and processing data. And using paper makes data processing and analysis cumbersome and slow.

Many of these forms haven't been replaced, because the business case for a software solution just couldn't be made.

With no code platforms these forms can be easily replaced with small apps, that can often be built in a couple of days, or even less.

The benefits? No more incomplete or lost forms. No more lost or unusable data. All your data is real time accessible in one place and available for analysis. Saving time for everyone involved.

Discover how AppSheet helps Solvay get rid of paper.
Laptop with spreadsheet open

Replace spreadsheets with apps

A smarter way of managing your data
Spreadsheets are still the go-to solution for many professionals when having to handle large amounts of data or to make calculations.

The problem with spreadsheets however is: they easily allow mistakes, data ownership hard to manage, copies are being made and saved all over the place. Things can get messy quickly.

Having proper management information is paramount for making good decisions. If you would like to have clean data, that's real-time available for analysis, replacing your spreadsheets with apps would be a good idea.

This way you'll provide your people with an easy way to input and process data through a series of small apps. This will reduce the amount of mistakes, and increase both the integrity and security of your data.

And a couple of smart apps are a lot easier to handle than a cloud of Excel files.

Expand on your core systems with microservices

Save on your automation costs
One of the biggest reasons the automation of business processes is stalling at many organisations, is the sheer amount of effort that is needed to expand ERP systems. Even if you would be able to cover the costs involved, most of the time there just aren't enough people to get the job done.

An alternative approach is available though. Automating the smaller processes with no-code and connecting those microservices with your core system, allows you to double down on digitalisation. This way you have one no-code platform which allows even business users to build apps to automate niche processes.

Not having to contract unavailable programmers, combined with the speed of no-code app building makes process automation doable again.

Prototype critical systems

Temporary solutions
Some processes are absolutely crucial for your organisation, they crunch a lot of data and need top performance and reliability. For these solutions a no-code platform is not the obvious choice.

Developing such a critical system often takes time, a lot more time than you'd like anyhow. What are you going to do in the mean time?

Though less performant, a temporary no-code solution could help you bridge the gap, because they can be built fast and cost-effective.

There is another aspect to this. Building an easy to adapt temporary system, is an excellent way to discover the true needs of the users. This will make it a lot easier to build your core system right in one go, while at the same time you're making sure business keeps running smoothly.
Foreman using no-code app on tablet on building site

Project specific automation

Taking digital control of your project
Sometimes a project is big. Or important and unique. And it doesn't fit in your regular processes or company software.

Having project-specific automation used to be unfeasible. The time alone you'd need to create the software would be longer than the project itself.

With no-code platform however, having custom automation for your project is perfectly realistic. Many no-code solutions could be built in days, enabling you to have digital solutions that exactly meet the needs of your project. With all the benefits for data gathering, information flows and analysis that allow you to take control.
Engineer using tablet to check data

Automate everything

Niche processes digitalised with citizen developers
Many of your organisations processes could benefit from a bit of digitalisation. But often they are too niche to consider. It's hard to make the numbers add up for five users in general. The combined value of all niche processes automated could be significant however.

By training your non-technical employees to build apps with no-code, they can digitalise their work processes themselves.

Adopting and running a no-code platform for 1 app is not a good business case in most circumstances. Imagine now that all your processes with lower complexity are built in one environment. That will mean that for the licence cost of one seat, an employee may have the benefit of as many apps as is necessary.

Having one integrated platform for the majority of your automation challenges makes managing your software stack a lot easier. It's also a lot more cost efficient.

Curious how you can make no-code work for you?

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