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Why Combine Low-Code/No-Code With Code-Friendly?
- Low-code and no-code technologies allow for the creation of applications and processes without coding knowledge.
- Both options improve efficiency and agility in an organization and enable a broader range of users to access and analyze data.
- No-code tools offer a user-friendly interface for non-technical users, while code-based tools allow for custom algorithms and analysis.
- Combining both options allows for the conversion of no-code insights into code-based tools for a more complete and accurate picture of data.
As organizations continue to grow and evolve, the need for data analysis and decision-making becomes more important than ever. But with the increasing amount of data available, it can be overwhelming to try to sort through it all and make sense of it.
That’s where the power of low-code and no-code options comes into play.
In this blog, we’ll uncover the core differences between low-code and no-code technologies, identify why having both at your fingertips is essential to a data-driven future, and finally, point you in the right direction to selecting the best code/no-code options for your business.
What is Low-Code/No-Code?
Low-code/no-code refers to using visual and drag-and-drop tools to create applications and processes without the need for extensive coding knowledge. This allows non-technical users to build and customize their solutions with little or no code required, improving efficiency and agility in an organization.
Why are Low-Code and No-Code Technologies Important?
Having both a code and no-code option allows organizations to take advantage of the unique strengths of each approach. Code, such as Python or R, is powerful and flexible, allowing for the creation of custom algorithms and analysis. But not everyone in an enterprise has the skills or knowledge to work with code, which is where no-code options come in.
No-code tools, such as Tableau, Sigma Computing, and Power BI, provide a user-friendly interface that allows non-technical users to access and analyze data without coding knowledge.
Including both code and no-code options in a business’s toolkit allows for a broader range of users to access and analyze data, leading to more informed decision-making. It also enables organizations to quickly and easily adapt to changing business needs, as different tools can be used for different tasks and audiences.
But it’s not just about the devices themselves, it’s also essential to include tribal or business knowledge in the data analysis process.
When team members create their reporting or data processes in tools like Excel, they accumulate knowledge of this undocumented process that is not easily transferrable. Tribal knowledge refers to the unspoken and often undocumented rules, processes, and practices that are passed down within a group or organization.
In teams that use data, tribal knowledge can be problematic because it can lead to inconsistencies and inefficiencies in the way data is collected, analyzed, and used.
Furthermore, tribal knowledge can make it difficult for teams to adapt to changes in the organization or in the data landscape. If the team relies on a few key individuals who hold the majority of the tribal knowledge, the team may be unable to function if those individuals leave or are unable to perform their duties.
By comparison, low/no code tools are often self-documenting, automated processes that increase documentation and the ability to repeat a process without significant knowledge transfer.
How Low-Code and No-Code Technologies Work Together
In addition to providing a user-friendly interface for non-technical users, the no-code option can also be converted into hardened business language within code-friendly technologies. This allows organizations to take advantage of the powerful capabilities of code-based tools while still being able to use the insights and knowledge gained from no-code analysis.
For example, a business analyst may use a no-code tool to create a visualization of sales data and identify trends and patterns. This analysis can then be shared with a data scientist, who can use code-based tools to build a predictive model based on the insights gained from the no-code research. The model can then be integrated into the organization’s existing systems and processes, providing a more complete and accurate picture of the data.
In this way, the no-code option can be converted into hardened business language within code-friendly technologies, allowing organizations to bridge the gap between the business and technical sides of the organization and drive more effective decision-making.
By leveraging the strengths of both code and no-code approaches, organizations can unlock the full potential of their data and gain a competitive advantage.
Having both code and no-code options in an organization’s toolkit, along with the inclusion of tribal or business knowledge, can help to unlock the full potential of data analysis and drive better decision-making.
By providing a range of tools and leveraging the collective wisdom of the organization, data can be used more effectively to drive business success.
Knowing what analytics & data tools (code/no-code) are best for your business is a challenge in itself. Luckily, the team at phData has vast experience helping organizations of all sizes leverage code and no-code tooling to drive data-backed decision-making.
Take advantage of the powerful capabilities of code-based tools while still utilizing the insights and knowledge gained from no-code analysis. Contact us for consulting services on how to bridge the gap between these technologies.