How low-code development can address complexity in the marine industry

By Claire Cole

The marine industry has historically been a conservative industry. It moves slower to adopt new processes and innovation. This has resulted in a lot of legacy technology, manual processes and fragmented solutions. On top of that, multiple forces are creating complexity within the marine industry – stricter sustainability regulations, increased competition and greater demand for more high-tech vessels.

How can the industry manage this explosion of complexity? Low-code development allows business users and professional developers of all skill levels to build applications to solve problems and bring new interconnectivity and functionality to existing systems.

Low-code development applications for marine businesses

Low-code development is a visual, model-driven way to build and use software. The apps built can be used on existing or new systems and can address a variety of needs.

One marine example is building a low-code application for issue management. In the video below, you can see how the simple app can help when carrying out inspections and logging issues to be addressed.

Another potential use case where low-code development can simplify a process and create greater efficiency is with the creation of a marine inclination testing app. Watch the video below to see it in action.

These are just two examples of what is possible with low-code development. The technology allows users to build tools that address their specific issues and challenges without needing a lot of formal coding training.

Ready to learn more about low-code development?

Low-code technology has a lot of exciting potential uses for the marine industry that can accelerate digital transformation. Still need some convincing? Download our latest ebook that discusses four reasons why the marine industry needs low-code development to learn more.

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