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7 Essential Industry Low Code Statistics & Trends in 2023

Written by Lee Glynn
May 21, 2023

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We surveyed 293 companies across 37 industries to find the low code statistics & trends you should really know and which industries are enjoying accelerated growth thanks to low-code/no-code app development.

With the rise of the citizen developer, the world is experiencing a digital transformation, and businesses across all industries are embracing low-code/no-code solutions to streamline their processes, enhance productivity, and improve customer experiences – we have the data to prove it!

We surveyed 37 different industries, gathering 293 responses, to uncover the biggest low-code/no-code trends and understand how businesses are using digital transformation to achieve their business goals

We look at and identify:

  1. What are the top industries adopting low-code platforms?
  2. What are the key low-code/no-code trends for 2023?
  3. What are the specific benefits that businesses are seeing from using low-code/no-code solutions?

In this blog post on low-code trends and statistics, we’ll delve into the results, exploring the top industries adopting low-code/no-code solutions and the key trends in 2023 driving their success.

The Data Behind 7 Industry & Enterprise Low Code Platform Statistics in 2023

Low Code Platform Statistics in 2023
Low Code Platform Statistics in 2023

Based on the 37 industries surveyed, the 7 highest responses which drove our enterprise low code platform statistics research were:

  • Construction: 57 lines
  • Service Sector: 32 lines
  • Health Care: 19 lines
  • Consulting: 17 lines
  • Engineering: 15 lines
  • Manufacturing: 12 lines
  • Agriculture: 9 lines

Answers were then split and keywords were grouped semantically from objectives the users stated during our onboarding process to find the low code no code market trends. These are the results.

There was some overlap naturally, as some respondents wanted to achieve multiple objectives. So percentages were rounded up to the nearest percent.

Construction enterprise low code platform statistics in 2023

There was so much data about low-code no-code market trends in construction, that we created a standalone article called, 6 Critical Low-Code/No-Code Trends & Statistics In Construction 2023. But for this, we’ll recap.

We found that the construction industry has emerged as one of the major adopters of low-code/no-code solutions in 2023 and digital transformation within the industry continues to grow.

According to our survey, the following trends appeared in construction:

Naturally paperless forms are the key benefit here, but it’s the use of data and safety reports that is interesting as it shows the construction industry is making better data-backed decisions and creating safer environments for staff.

Construction companies are utilising digital tools like mobile forms and business apps for construction to eliminate paper waste, streamline health and safety management, and improve field data collection and reporting. By embracing these solutions, construction firms can significantly enhance their efficiency, reduce costs, and ensure a safer working environment for their employees.

There is some overlap between responses. So answers were segmented as much as possible.

What are the benefits of using low-code mobile apps in construction

Paperless forms and processes: 50%

Mobile application builders like the forms2 platform can replace traditional paper field form systems, and really give engineers and site managers all the necessary forms, data and information they need about the job in a single app.

Field data collection and reporting: 28%

Our respondents told us that communication with field operatives and data collection and mobile data capture on construction sites was important to them. A business needs access to accurate data before they start a job. Paper is not always readily available, but you’ll always have your phone on you! Teams need access to the data they need to do their job effectively. In addition, field teams need to be able to capture any data and report back whether a job is delayed or complete.

Health and safety management including compliance and inspections: 19%

Automation of daily reporting forms and compliance documentation reduces errors, enhances data collection, and helps with seamless subcontractor agreements.

Introducing digital transformation in the construction industry allows for faster transfer of data from the field to the office, improving reporting processes and sign-offs, creating faster toolbox talks and creating a safer, more connected and efficient work environment, so it’s easy to see why more construction professionals and firms are using mobile business apps.

When it comes to safety, these paperless field reporting solutions can help create site-specific safety files, streamlining health and safety systems for each construction project. Digital forms and business apps make sure audits are efficient, you’re adhering to secure processes, and improve overall organisation and safety compliance within the company.

Construction professionals can now leverage mobile job sheets, HSE forms, and site inspection forms, among others, to ensure much better information flow from the site to the office.

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Service Sector Enterprise Low Code Platform Statistics in 2023

In our study and research, the service sector was the 2nd fastest-growing industry using low-code/no-code. In the service sector, low-code/no-code solutions are proving super useful for optimising workflows and creating better customer experiences.

According to the survey the following low-code/no-code trends appeared in the Service sector:

Businesses in this sector are using digital transformation to collect data, manage job sheets, and create a seamless cloud communication platform for their teams. These solutions enable service providers to better meet their clients’ needs and stay ahead in a competitive market because we all know, better service = better customer relations.

What are the benefits of using low-code mobile apps in the service industry

Job sheet management and mobile form completion: 33%

Our service sector professionals told us that by using forms2, they could easily complete mobile forms, produce reports using phone apps, and manage their job sheets more effectively. The implementation of paperless solutions and digital forms on a business app not only helps businesses become more organised and up-to-date but also supports faster documentation as well as the facilitation of direct deposit payments should you want to integrate things like PayPal in your form design.

Data collection and collaboration: 22%

The service sector is using low-code/no-code as it enabled efficient data capture and collection, job assignment, and safety self-checks on tablets and mobiles – which makes sense as you don’t want to carry clipboards around!

Cloud communication and digital transformation: 16%

Digital transformation in the service sector enables businesses to access their customer databases for quicker data recall, and do things like facilitate structured equipment inspections armed with the correct data.

Mobile applications allow the creation and completion of custom forms, such as simple service reports and assessment forms, which can be uploaded directly into data management systems. These digital solutions save time, improve productivity, and enable seamless communication between PC, Android and iOS platforms as wella s any cloud or back end systems you currently use.

It makes sense that adopting digital technologies in the service sector allows for smoother cloud communication, live information sharing without paper, and quicker workflows.

Best of all you can create GDPR and HIPPA-compliant forms thanks to our PII tools so any data you DO collect is safe. And yes, low-code/no-code is safe!

Engineers told us that they could receive job sheets via their mobile devices and report back to the head office in real-time. These advancements not only simplify stocktaking and maintenance methods but also provide businesses with more information about the jobs they perform, ultimately leading to better decision-making and enhanced productivity.

“With forms2 forms and apps, our productivity completely and utterly changed overnight. The forms2 platform improved and changed all areas in the business. Our growth rate has been so steep, it’s forever changing and we’re at about 66% in growth (YOY).”

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Healthcare enterprise low code platform statistics in 2023

We found that the healthcare industry is also embracing low-code/no-code solutions to improve patient care and streamline administrative tasks resulting in better performance overall.

According to the survey the following low-code no-code trends appeared in the Healthcare sector:

By implementing digital patient forms, consent processes, and data analysis tools, healthcare providers can improve patient experiences, reduce paperwork, and improve overall efficiency across their organisations. In short, mobile apps for healthcare enable professionals to better interact with patients and manage their data.

What are the benefits of using low-code mobile apps in the healthcare industry

One of the most significant advancements in the healthcare sector is the use of digital patient forms, PCR, or ePCR, Electronic Patient Care Records online, on tablets and mobile devices in clinics.

Patient forms and digital consultations: 27%

This allows for easy filing, a streamlined and accurate data trail that ensures patients are correctly assessed and a paper-free environment – which obviously reduces storage fees too!

Consent and treatment planning: 21%

Healthcare professionals can now create auto-fill forms for various purposes, such as patient pre-assessment, consent and treatment plans using digital signatures, psychological assessments, personal information intake forms, surveys, and prescriptions.

Data collection and analysis for patient care: 19%

Low-code/no-code apps in healthcare also enable easier maintenance of the facilities too, whether it’s the scheduled assessment of fire hazard tools and facility management using fillable templates, resulting in quicker resolutions and a more efficient maintenance system overall.

By using mobile data capture apps healthcare professionals can further improve the patient experience and reduce the time spent on data entry.

Additionally, we found in our Low Code Platform Statistics survey results that the healthcare sector is now using the forms2 platform to create mobile data entry apps and platforms that field reps can easily use without in-depth training. This technology allows for the collection of client data and the ability for prospects and agents to complete paperwork online or offline, ultimately capturing that information directly into the healthcare provider’s system.

With the growing trend of white-label app services, a service we currently offer , healthcare providers can sell these digital services to their customers, expanding their reach and improving overall efficiency. The adoption of digital tools and processes has streamlined the healthcare sector, enhancing the patient experience and allowing healthcare professionals to focus more on providing quality care.

Low Code Platform Statistics in 2023

Consulting services enterprise low code platform statistics in 2023

Our survey found that Consulting firms are leveraging low-code/no-code tools to deliver top-notch services to their clients.

According to the survey the following low-code no-code trends appeared in the Consulting industry

  • Data collection for client alignment: 29%
  • Custom mobile app development – white label apps: 24%
  • Workflow optimization and client service improvements: 18%
  • Site inspections and risk assessments: 12%

Data collection plays a crucial role in the consulting sector, as it allows professionals to gain insights and align their strategies with client needs, which obviously helps with sales.

What are the benefits of using low-code mobile apps in the consulting industry

Data collection for client alignment: 29%

We found that our clients and survey respondents in the Consulting industry are using low-code/no-code apps to enable consultants to store data forms, add profile images, and build a database of profiles for easy access. With these tools, consultants can efficiently manage basic data capture and daily logs, further streamlining their processes.

Custom mobile app development – white label apps: 24%

Customised white-label apps and client-specific solutions were a major trend and very popular in the consulting sector. By using the forms2 platform to create white-label mobile apps, Consultants can now present their clients with branded apps, generating new sales and providing a holistic branded experience, while managing any onboarding for franchise owners too.

These apps can be used for various purposes, including janitorial consultation for sales and planning of new contracts, site risk assessments, and data capture and analysis. Again, you can create GDPR and HIPPA-compliant forms thanks to PII tools (Personally Identifiable Information) so any data you DO collect is safe.

Workflow optimization and client service improvements: 18%

Additionally, consultants can create apps that allow their client’s vendors to sign in and complete vendor assessment questionnaires, ensuring compliance with industry regulations.

Site inspections and risk assessments: 12%

Site inspections and risk assessments are integral to many consulting services. Digital platforms and mobile business apps enable consultants to conduct on-site inspections, create assessments, and record data in the field from various surveys, such as asbestos surveys and health & safety inspections. These digital solutions allow consultants to export data and generate customised reports for clients that they can deliver as soon as the form has been filled out.

By using low-code/no-code mobile business apps, consultants can reduce the laborious task of data collection make report generation WAY easier, streamline workflows, and provide better (and more) services to their clients, while staying ahead in a competitive market.

Engineering enterprise low code platform statistics in 2023

Our study found that engineering firms and professionals are turning to low-code/no-code solutions to capture data, manage projects (send out job tasks) and improve the accuracy of field operations.

According to the survey the following low-code no-code trends appeared in the Engineering industry

  • Mobile forms for field data collection and reporting: 31%
  • Asset tracking and inspection software: 26%
  • Quotes and invoices 13%
  • Mobile job cards, Job control: 13%

Again, there was overlap for this, so we split the most common themes.

What are the benefits of using low-code mobile apps in the engineering industry

Digital tools enable engineering firms to streamline data collection, job management, and asset tracking, resulting in increased productivity, better decision-making, and improved customer satisfaction.

Mobile forms for field data collection and reporting: 31%

Mobile forms ensure efficient data capture/collection and accurate reporting. These digital tools enable engineers to fill out forms on mobile devices with image attachments and create apps for data collection during inspections. Remote engineers can also send in signed paperless mobile forms ensuring seamless communication with their teams.

Asset tracking and inspection software: 26%

Asset tracking is essential in the engineering sector, and digital tools enable professionals to track assets via NFC and barcodes and QR codes scanners. These platforms allow engineers to collect asset data, manage locations, and run land surveying businesses efficiently. Inspection software is also gaining popularity, as it allows engineers to conduct thorough evaluations and produce comprehensive reports.

Quotes and invoices 13%

Quotation systems and “invoicing on the go” were two trends that we found (mentioned multiple times). It makes sense as they are vital in the engineering sector because field engineers can now use digital forms and business apps to quote parts while on-site, streamlining their processes and improving client interactions – getting an answer there and then. Ideally, these tools can be integrated with existing systems, such as Netsuite, to ensure seamless data management and analysis in the palm of your hand!

Mobile job cards, Job control: 13%

Mobile job cards or job sheets allow site managers to send out job sheets to engineers to then complete tasks while on-site. This ensures that the engineer knows what they’re supposed to do and when. The good thing about job control and mobile job cards is that as soon as the engineer has filled them out, you can get a report sent to the back office which then triggers invoices (and other onward processes) automatically! When comparing low-code/no-code vs traditional development costs, low-code is $99k cheaper too!

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Manufacturing enterprise low code platform statistics in 2023

In our study, we found those in the Manufacturing industry are adopting low-code/no-code solutions to eradicate paper as much as possible, create safer work environments and streamline warehouse management with the likes of QR code generators and label printers.

According to the survey the following low-code no-code trends appeared in the Manufacturing industry

  • Paperless processes and mobile forms: 58%
  • Access to data and communication: 25%
  • Digital audit compliance and quality control: 8%
  • Warehouse management and label printing: 8%

What are the benefits of using low-code mobile apps in the manufacturing or warehousing industry

Manufacturers can boost efficiency, reduce costs, and ensure a more sustainable operation by going paperless and using low-code/no-code business apps, mobile forms and barcode scanners for audit compliance, quality control, and warehouse management.

Paperless processes and mobile forms: 58%

A significant focus in the manufacturing sector is transferring paper forms to paperless processes (we all know forms can get lost!) and reducing the required physical documentation. By digitising existing forms, manufacturers can ensure a cleaner, more informed workflow while minimising their environmental impact, which is something we care about too.

These digital forms can be easily accessed and modified, ensuring that important information is always up-to-date and readily available.

Access to data and communication: 25%

We were also told in our Low Code Platform Statistics survey that a key trend of 2023 for manufacturers using low-code/no-code was the ability for engineers to “pick up work from their mobile devices, reducing the need for travelling to the office to collect assignments.” They also stated that they wanted to collect data on site including customer information.

This increased flexibility allows manufacturers to respond more quickly to customer needs and reduce the need for outcalls as manufacturers and engineers can assess issues or customer queries in the app, with access to the relevant data.

This was actually a key benefit for our client (ALS) who reduced call outs by 90% just by collecting data on the day of the job and referring back to it if any issues popped up.

Digital audit compliance and quality control: 8%

We were told that audit compliance, quality control, and health and safety are top priorities for manufacturing companies and those with warehouses. These digital mobile forms and business apps built with the forms2 platform enable businesses to conduct site inspections and manage compliance documentation more efficiently, and even automatically schedule recurring audits and inspections so you’re always compliant.

Warehouse management and label printing: 8%

Additionally, implementing digital transformation can help streamline the creation and printing of QR code labels at warehouses , further improving overall operational efficiency and reducing errors.

Agriculture enterprise low code platform statistics in 2023

We found the Agriculture industry is leveraging digital tools such as low-code/no-code mobile business apps on the forms2 platform to improve data capture in the field, streamline communication to clients and farmers, and reduce paper.

We found that users surveyed were interested in generating comprehensive reports by consolidating data from multiple forms. For instance, they wanted to create individual fillable forms for each vineyard block and then produce a detailed report containing information from all visited blocks in a single table. Whereas others wanted to include geopoint and georeferencing features.

And we’re not the only ones studying the effect of mobile phones, tablets and mobile connectivity in Agriculture! In fact, mobile phone use is increasing in Sub-Saharan Africa, spurring a growing focus on mobile phones as tools to increase agricultural yields and incomes on smallholder farms.

According to our survey, the following trends appeared in Agriculture:

  • Data collection and team collaboration: 44%
  • Client services and reporting: 22%
  • Going paperless and work planning: 11%

There was some overlap here, but I segmented the key takeaways.

What are the benefits of using low-code mobile apps in the Agriculture industry

Data collection and team collaboration: 44%

Data collection and team collaboration were vital aspects that the agriculture sector wanted to improve using mobile apps.

Why?

Because farmers and agricultural professionals can really take advantage of low-code tools to collect data on crop yields, report on weather conditions, and make accurate soil analysis comparisons by accessing multiple streams of data. This information can then be easily shared with team members, allowing for better decision-making and more efficient use and allocation of resources.

Client services and reporting: 22%

Another key finding in our Low Code Platform Statistics survey was that Agriculture professionals wanted to provide excellent client services and generate comprehensive reports their clients could use.

Low-code/no-code business apps enable agricultural professionals to create easy-to-understand reports for their clients, incorporating photos, georeferenced features, and other essential information like cattle health, crop yield, pest control – you name it.

Additionally, implementing digital onboarding solutions and internal ordering systems can help agricultural businesses improve their overall operation making client/staff onboarding easier and even automating stock and feed replenishment.

Going paperless and work planning: 11%

Going paperless and “integrating digital work planning tools” are becoming increasingly important for agricultural professionals – because trying to find a piece of paper in the middle of the field or taking accurate geo data on paper is not always possible.

By using mobile forms and agriculture business apps to record data and observations during site visits, such as vineyard assessments, farmers can reduce their environmental impact and provide far more accurate reports complete with images, and accurate locations.

The agriculture industry is quickly turning to mobile forms and mobile business app builders to improve productivity across the globe so it makes sense that the earlier adopters set themselves up for success.

So what’s the big takeaway here?

To wrap it up, our survey on low-code trends and low code platform statistics in 2023 highlights the increasing popularity of low-code/no-code solutions and business apps in various industries like Construction, Service Sector, Health Care, Consulting, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Agriculture.

These industries are taking advantage of mobile forms, automation, and no-code business app builders to make their processes smoother, safer and more productive while stepping up their customer experiences. You can read the full low-code/no-code statistics and trends survey results in more detail here.

As tech keeps evolving, businesses need to jump on the low-code/no-code bandwagon – (more like a FREIGHT TRAIN) to stay competitive and succeed in the long run. Don’t get left behind!

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