Quantcast

[Infographic] Low-code vs No-code: What’s the Difference

What is low-code?

Low-code is a way of developing software with minimal coding and scripting. Low-code’s ease of use and simple interface is based on visual process models and drag and drop interfaces. This allows for faster deployment than traditional code, which can take months to write. 

The visual interface can be used by more people, they just require moderate IT knowledge, so this helps to speed up deployment and scale operations. The pre-defined features also result in few bugs (a common issue when manually writing code) and lowers the risk of mistakes.  

When using a low-code approach, it’s likely that a small amount of script will be needed at some point in the project, usually for UX or design features. It is used by those with moderate IT knowledge and technical skills who can add script where necessary, helping to alleviate the burden of the IT department when launching automating processes or building applications. 

 

What is no-code?

No-code is even more straightforward than low-code. It is entirely based on a visual interface, often using pre-built templates. The biggest benefit of a no-code approach is that no technical knowledge is required, so business users can create complete solutions and automate new processes with little to no support from IT. These people are becoming known as citizen developers. 

However, while no-code applications are simple to build, the parameters when using no code are very limited. You can only create something that is based on pre-defined items; so no-code should be used for simple applications that need to be deployed quickly. 

You should not develop processes or applications that require complex integrations or sophisticated business rules using no-code, as any additional complexity or customization will require code. Where this is the case, a no-code project that becomes a low-code project will be more difficult to manage, and perhaps slower than it would be if the project was planned with a low-code mindset from the beginning. 

 

What is the difference between low-code and no-code?

See the infographic below for a direct comparison between the two approaches:
low code vs no code infographic bizagi what's the difference.jpeg

 

 

 

You can find out more about the benefits of using a low-code automation platform and how to measure its effectiveness across the enterprise in our Ultimate Guide to Low-Code Automation. 

Low-Code Ebook Mockup.png

Digital Process Automation

Why Your Shared Services Center Needs Automation 

Agile & Low Code

Low-code and No-code Platforms: Which Approach Should I Use?

Process Modeling and Mapping

Process Documentation Examples: Tools, Use Cases & more

Agile & Low Code

The Citizen Developer Revolution: How to Enable and Support Developers

Digital Transformation: Technology

What is Hyperautomation and How Could It Help Your Business?

Man wearing headphones working on laptop at desk in empty office Finance Solutions

The Benefits of Audit Automation: Real-Life Examples

Use Cases

AP Automation: Getting Started with Accounts Payable Automation 

Process Modeling and Mapping

Process Mapping vs Process Modeling: What’s the Difference?

Cardboard boxes on a conveyor line in distribution warehouse Use Cases

Automation Success Story from Deutsche Post DHL Group’s Shared Services Hub

Infographics

[Infographic] Bridging the Gaps in Financial Services

Agile & Low Code

Low-Code Automation: The Benefits

Supply chain truck on road Manufacturing

Supply Chain Automation: What is it and How Can it Benefit Me? 

Financial Services

5 Ways to Empower Financial Services Employees with Automation 

Infographics

[Infographic] Automate to Innovate in Manufacturing - 3 Essential Strategies

Finance Solutions

What CFOs Really Think About Automation in Finance

Businessman using a digital tablet to discuss information with senior leadership in a meeting. Business partners discussing plans. Mature boss and young business man working together in office. Financial Services

Transforming Approval Processes in Financial Services: Real-Life Examples

Process Modeling and Mapping

What is Process Mapping? Benefits and Examples of Process Maps

Business Analysis and Strategy Digital Process Automation

What is Business Process Automation (BPA)?

Confident smiling businessman using smartphone in office Intelligent Process Automation

Process Automation ROI: How to Calculate Yours

Workspace with Blank Computer Screen Agile & Low Code

What is Low-Code Automation and How Could it Benefit You?

Digital Process Automation

Automation Predictions for 2021 and Beyond

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v80), quality = 82
Process Modeling and Mapping

What is Process Modeling? 6 Essential Questions Answered

Process Modeling and Mapping

What is Process Improvement? Methodologies to Help Your Business

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v80), quality = 82
Finance Solutions

5 Reasons for Automating the Procurement Process

Digital Process Automation

3 Ways Process Automation Can Aid Your Business Recovery

HR & Employee Experience

4 Ways to Deliver Change Management for Process Automation

Depressed frustrated trader tired of overwork or stressed by bankruptcy, sad shocked investor desperate about financial crisis or money loss, upset businessman having headache massaging nose bridge Business Continuity

4 Technology Priorities for Enterprises Preparing for Economic Downturn

Digital Transformation: Technology

The Building Blocks You Need for Digital Transformation

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v80), quality = 82
Robotic Process Automation

How to Use Bizagi and RPA to Achieve True Digital Process Automation

Financial Services

3 Processes Ripe for Automation in Financial Services

Governance & Compliance

5 Governance, Risk and Compliance Automation Templates You Can Use Right Now

Digital Transformation: Strategy

Digital Transformation Strategy: Get it Right & Become a Digital Master

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v80), quality = 82
Healthcare

3 Ways to Ensure Data Security in Healthcare

Customer Experience & Engagement

The Customer Journey: How to Capitalize on Critical Moments

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v80), quality = 82
Healthcare

Telemedicine: Meet Customer Expectations in Healthcare with AI

Digital Transformation: Strategy

[Infographic] 3 Ways to Tackle the Tensions Around Digital Transformation

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v80), quality = 82
Financial Services

Rescue Insurance Policy Administration with AI & Process Automation

Person sat in front of laptop taking bank card out of purse Financial Services

How AgFirst Ensures Compliance in the Finance Industry using Process Automation

Governance & Compliance

[Infographic] 4 Ways to Reduce Risk & Keep Your Business Compliant

Financial Services

Insurance Claims Process: Don’t Leave Your Customers Waiting

Digital Transformation: Strategy

Digital Operations: Transform your Business in 6 Simple Steps

Customer Experience & Engagement

[Infographic] 3 Ways to Transform Your Customer Engagement Strategy

Financial Services

Banking Fraud Prevention: System Silos Create Gaps for Criminals

Customer Experience & Engagement

Contextualization: The New Rules of Customer Engagement

Governance & Compliance

Governance and Compliance: Mitigate Risk in 6 Simple Steps

Financial Services

Insurance Onboarding: The Key to Lasting Customer Relationships

Governance & Compliance

Why Agility is The Key to Regulatory Compliance

Use Cases

Lotus Notes Migration: Modernizing Your Applications with Bizagi

Financial Services

Blockchain: The Fuel to Energize Your Financial Services Transformation