By Claus Jepsen
This is where businesses can leverage their employees to take advantage of low-code/no-code applications. Citizen developers represent a new generation in the workforce. They see technology as a way to create value in their work, opening doors to innovation and higher efficiency, and providing new ways of accomplishing goals. When given the tools to quickly develop front-end applications, the solutions they develop will map exactly to the processes used by their organizations, their departments and even their individual teams. The enterprise applications these citizen developers will create, as Jason Bloomberg wrote, “will focus almost exclusively on AI-supported, model-driven and declarative application construction,” taking advantage of business data and intelligence that was once relegated to the back office. Enterprise systems like ERP will have to be designed to support this change, enabling customers to build out from the core using loosely coupled microservices so employees can create service-enhancing ERP extensions in their own image.