As the quest for productivity and cost savings continues to drive the implementation of intelligent automation software, low-code application platforms (LCAP) are becoming more common as organizations try to give business line users the power to develop automation. Gartner has released its 2023 “Magic Quadrant” for LCAPs. The Stamford, Conn.-based consultancy named Appian, Mendix, Microsoft, OutSystems, Salesforce and ServiceNow as “leaders” in the space.
Magic Quadrants, which Gartner produces for dozens of technology sectors, use a proprietary analysis to place industry vendors in a graph that plots “ability to execute” on one axis and “completeness of vision” on the other. Companies that exhibit a high degree of both (those in the upper right “quadrant”) are identified by Gartner as “leaders” in the space. Those it feels rank lower on either of the attributes are slotted as “visionaries,” “challengers” and “niche players.”
According to Gartner, LCAPs are used to “rapidly develop and run custom applications by abstracting and minimizing the use of programming languages.” They are the foundation for a growing share of process automation development but are also used in a wide range of application types.
The consultancy evaluated 17 providers for the 2023 Magic Quadrant in this sector. Other than those listed above, other companies on the list include: Creatio, Globant (GeneXus), HCL Software, Huawei, Kintone, Newgen, Oracle, Pegasystems, Retool, Unqork and Zoho.