Looking into low-code applications and how they solve marine problems

By Claire Cole

We now live in a software-driven world. That fact impacts our lives and businesses. To future-proof their success, companies need to transition to becoming fully integrated digital enterprises. However, this transition requires a lot of in-house IT resources, which can’t always keep up with the demands for their expertise. A shortage of IT talent exacerbates this. Low-code applications can help solve this problem, and this technology has myriad applications in marine businesses.

Low-code application development – also called rapid application development – is a model-based approach to application development. Rather than needing to create an application through programming languages like Python or Javascript, which require lots of skill and expertise, it’s possible to create applications in a visual way. It can look like building a flow chart. It’s an easy and fast way to build, integrate and extend applications.

Benefits of low-code applications

Beyond freeing up already-busy IT personnel, low-code applications can provide many benefits to marine enterprises, including:

  • Connecting important information across the enterprise
  • Breaking down silos between teams
  • Tailoring applications to specific business needs
  • Being able to be built faster and with fewer resources than standard development processes

How to use low-code applications in marine

Low-code applications in marine are beneficial for closing the gap amongst the “Golden Triangle” – the intersection of product lifecycle management, enterprise resource management and manufacturing operations management. A low-code application can be created to connect these critical systems while also leaving them intact. This connection can facilitate essential marine business tasks, such as inclination test preparation, smart warehousing, ship inspections, noise measurement, issue management and smart planning.

Ready to learn more about low-code applications for marine businesses?

If you’re ready to see how this technology can help future-proof your marine business, we suggest watching our free, on-demand webinar specifically about marine applications for this exciting technology.

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