Word Processing applications like Microsoft Word have for years enabled organizations to create documents. There’s no doubt that they are helpful but they're not without a pain point. Many businesses generate repetitive documents, like quotes, contracts, letters, and presentations. The problem is such documents are prone to error, take time to generate, and are not fun to create repeatedly.
Thankfully, low or no code document automation is a solution to these pain points. Application vendors have developed software that can automate parts of these documents so that business-critical documents can be quickly and easily created without errors.
However, is automation without its perils?
Not at all!
A lot of the software is heavily dependent on programming language, something that the ordinary user may not have the skill to utilize. This means, every time a user needs a different task performed, they need to call on the programmer to write a new code. Say if a law firm automates its contracts, it would again have to call the IT specialist to help make changes to the template if they want to automate non-disclosure agreements.
The modern business world cannot have technology that is heavily dependent on people with specialized skills to perform tasks like these. This process frustrates the whole idea behind automation. It will delay workflows and put extra demands on the programmers who should be left to attend to more technical concerns of the organization.
The solution to this challenge is low-code technology. Programmers are giving the power of automation to the user. Application vendors are designing user-friendly software like Windward’s document automation that doesn’t require programming language to use.
Simple drag and drop and tag features help users to design and populate documents with data exactly how they want. The intuitive features provided to the user are intended to give them the ability to customize templates for their unique business needs. Organizations can build their own applications that do exactly what they want. For example, they can determine what sources can be used to collect data needed to generate documents.
Gartner predicts that low-code use will account for 65% of app development by 2024. This is mainly due to the current push for software that is ready for use out of the box. With the lessons learned from the pandemic, more organizations need to do document automation in minutes and install it without the help of IT specialists and they would also need to use it with ease.
If you’re a business owner, there’s a high chance that your business depends on technology to meet the demands of modern customers. The problem though is that a lot of technology doesn’t give you the flexibility and speed you require and often, the technology is too complicated for the ordinary user and so IT professionals like programmers need to step in and that comes with a huge financial implication.
This is where the low code/no-code software comes in.
These application development platforms are hinged on drag-and-drop and point-and-click features which make it possible for anyone to execute. It can be compared to ready mix concrete. You do not need to know how much sand or cement to add, you simply add water and get started. The simplicity of these platforms however doesn’t stop them from having the potential to offer solutions to complex tech needs within a business.
Organizations that depend on low-code document automation software experience quicker results since they do not have to wait for IT teams to write code to create documents. They are also able to upskill their staff, giving them new technology to improve efficiency.
Along with the benefits of document automation, organizations realize that they spend less on technology since there is no need to outsource technology or hire experts to perform tasks that originally seemed complex.
Document automation like Windward has seen a huge development in how it is implemented within organizations and more people are happier with its performance. Know more about our low/no-code document generation solutions.
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