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Low-code tools from Salesforce enable anyone to create and ship apps from a single platform

By Ryan Morris-Reade, 25 Jun 2021

Salesforce enables low-code development with the release of its next-generation platform, allowing anyone to create and ship apps from a single hub. 

Cloud-based software company Salesforce announced at TrailheaDX, the company’s annual gathering for developers, admins, architects, and partners, that the next generation of the Salesforce Platform will include a powerful set of low-code development tools providing everyone within an organisation, regardless of technical skill or role, to create and ship apps on a single platform.

Salesforce says that over the last year, there has been a strong push for businesses and organisations to go digital faster. And that this creates pressure on resource-constrained IT departments, with 88% of IT leaders who participated in a recent survey saying their workloads have increased in the last 12 months, and 96% saying the current demand for apps isn’t sustainable. So in order to meet the increased need, 83% of IT leaders are planning to increase their use of low-code tools. 

“The future of app development is low-code, where anyone can participate to solve any business problem,” says Salesforce executive vice-president and general manager of platform, Patrick Stokes.

The new Salesforce platform includes low-code tools for interactive app development and automation, as well as new elastic computing, AI-driven data protection, identity management, and DevOps capabilities. Salesforce says this gives anyone, including business users, admins, designers and developers, the ability to build apps and processes using low code, while enabling high levels of IT governance, scale, and trust. 

“The future of app development is low-code, where anyone can participate to solve any business problem,” says Stokes

“The trusted, powerful Salesforce Platform makes it easier and faster for everyone to build apps and get back to growth.”

By using Salesforce, customers can work with a single integrated platform for managing customer relationships and automating internal processes through data-driven algorithms, machine learning, and AI. 

“Salesforce’s low-code tools and elastic scale capabilities allowed our team to launch new customer buying experiences, like CarMax Curbside, in less than three weeks,” says CarMax chief of information and technology, Shamim Mohammad.

“Salesforce Platform allows us to innovate faster and continue advancing our customer experiences, ultimately redefining the future of the car buying process.”

RBC Wealth Management’s head of technology, Greg Beltzer, says over the past year they’ve digitised many of their offerings in order to provide better customer experiences. 

“Using Salesforce’s low-code tools, we’ve been able to transform time-intensive processes that impact both clients and employees into automated workflows that can be completed with just a few clicks,” he says.

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