According to the Harvard Business Review, the advent of no-code, low-code platforms has far-reaching implications: “Where it used to require a team of engineers to build a piece of software, now users with a web browser and an idea have the power to bring that idea to life themselves.”
As a progressive data leader, these developments are promising. They provide the tools to empower employees in their data journey. Low-code analytics features, such as drag-and-drop, simplify their path to insight. But how else does no-code analytics benefit businesses? Let’s see.
The benefit of low code no code platforms
Businesses can reap many benefits from the right Business Intelligence (BI) solution. Especially when the platform is easy enough for everyone to use.
Ease of use
This term pops up often in relation to software, but ‘easy-to-use’ means different things to different users. Whether someone finds something easy to use boils down to their level of technical knowledge and skill. But the general rule is – the simpler the solution, the broader the user base. When a BI solution uses familiar components and layouts, such as Google-style search bars or right-click options, it can boost less technical users’ confidence to work with the application.
Save time and increase agility
Business users no longer need to rely on a technical team to create a report on the latest sales or marketing trends. No complicated coding language means everyone can dive into the data and reach conclusions. One example could be predicting sales by region for the next quarter. Anyone can build and share a basic sales report with a simple BI solution. And you’ll find this independent analysis and insight discovery is both rewarding for the individual user and queues the business up for a faster go-to-market.
BI Managers, Data Engineers, and the rest of the data team benefit from low-code platforms too. It frees up their time to work on more interesting challenges, like defining and implementing business logic. This becomes possible when the basics or repetitive tasks are simple enough for less technical business users to handle on their own (with the right software). The data team is also able to save time by utilizing the automation capabilities of no-code solutions for rapid app development.
User-friendly platforms save costs because the simplicity of the software results in increased usage, driving up the value created by that software investment. Plus, your business no longer needs an army of technical data experts to maintain data-driven decision-making. Your human resources and operational expenditure could be trimmed down as a result.
A foundation for growth
With a no-code approach to your BI, it is easier to bring data together from disparate sources. With all your data in one place, it becomes a trusted resource. Trusted data is data you can use to make smarter decisions across your business.
Strengthening your data culture with Astrato’s no-code analytics
Astrato’s no-code, cloud-native platform simplifies the insight journey, focuses on creators, and empowers everyone to consume and make sense of data quickly.
In addition to user-friendly features, like right-click options and drag-and-drop functionality, Astrato continually innovates new capabilities to ensure everyone gets the right answers fast. Not only can you extend the value of your data by embedding live insights in your everyday business apps with Astrato Embeds, you can transform your dashboards into data apps and accelerate the analytics loop with Astrato Writeback.
With low-code and no-code solutions, you’re reducing the barriers to valuable data and insight. And leading your business into the future intelligently.
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