The ultimate low-code development guide

Low-code has been growing in popularity, and its market is expected to reach $29 billion in revenue by 2025. But, what is low-code? What are its benefits, and what can you build with it?

Let’s find out.

Low-code use cases

Different low-code platforms cover different use cases.

Some platforms might be useful for small departmental projects, others for business process automation, and more advanced ones address more robust and critical projects.

Understanding the low-code market from a use case perspective

Pretty much any low-code platform will provide you with the capabilities to build:

  • Business process automation solutions
  • Web apps
  • Workflow management
  • Data visualization and reporting.

The challenge is when you are tasked with building “strategic applications.”

Strategic application, [stɹəˈtidʒɪkˌæpləˈkeɪʃən]


Apps that deliver unique business value, and therefore have a disproportionate impact on your top line (revenue) and bottom line (saving and profit) and help you manage risk.

Low-code use cases vs. low-code platform capabilities

Type of low-code platform Capabilities offered Low-code use case

Regular low-code

“Basic” low-code capabilities like model-driven or graphical programming approach with scripting.

Empowers any user with or without technical background to create entire apps visually.

Simple, departmental applications.


App example:

  • Forms capture
  • Vacation request
  • Approval routing.

Enterprise low-code focused on process automation

Includes more advanced low-code capabilities to solve simple to complex workflows on an enterprise-level.

Covers simple to more complex, cross-departmental apps that are based on standardized, repeatable workflow mechanisms.


App example:

  • Employee and customer onboarding
  • Purchase order
  • BPM and case management solutions.

High-performance low-code

  • Provides more advanced development and integration capabilities, including the ability to extend visual development with traditional coding.
  • Enables cloud-native development.
  • Promotes high scalability and advanced security mechanisms.
  • Accelerates and simplifies end-to-end development, from UX/UI to front-end to back-end with all the integration and automation in between.

Covers the breadth of enterprise use cases that must scale, frequently change, and extend across internal and external participants.

See what high-performance low-code looks like