Market Insights: Low Code Development Platforms (LCDP)

There is little doubt that low-code software and skills are currently in very high demand. However, businesses, recruiters and the market in general are still learning of the potential benefits and figuring out the details. As discussed in a previous article, low-code platforms require niche technical and strategic skills so you shouldn’t limit your search to the ‘pro-code’ crowd as things have changed now, we’ve got traditional and innovative ways of working which may require a mixture of low-code, pro-code and citizen development to be considered.

I’ve been working as a low-code developer since 2016 using Robotic Process Automation applications. More recently, I’ve noticed how the vendors for these applications are shifting to Intelligent Automation and some are even starting to position themselves as platform suites with a collection of technologies under one roof i.e. UiPath and Microsoft Power Platform.

Therefore, it seems that many of these applications will be shifting from RPA & IA to LCDP, hence why I feel it’s a good time to look at what currently available so that we can be ahead of the curve.

Aggregated Rankings

I couldn’t find many market research firms that were covering the LCDP market apart from Gartner & Forrester, therefore the table below is the ranking based on their reports only. If you know of any other organisation, please let me know and I’ll update it.

Vendor/ProductRankingPointsReportsAnalysts
Mendix#17072
OutSystems#17072
Salesforce#26572
Appian#35062
Microsoft Power Platform#35052
ServiceNow#35072
Kony/Temenus Quantum#42532
Oracle APEX & Visual Builder#52042
Pegasystems#52042
AgilePoint#61752
Nintex/K2#71132
Betty Blocks#81021
Bizagi#81021
Matsoft MATS/Netcall Liberty Create#81021
Thinkwise#81021
Zoho Creator#81021
QuickBase#9842
GeneXus#10621
Progress Kinvey#10621
WaveMaker#10621
Caspio#11511
HCL Volt MX#11511
MicroPact/tyler tech Entellitrak#11511
Unqork#11511
Trackvia#12332
Creatio/bpmonline#12331
Kintone#13221
NewgenONE#13221
ProntoForms#13221
AuraQantic#14111
MIOsoft#14111
PNMSoft/Genpact#14111
Skuid#14111
For method of calculation, check my RPA and IA Market Insights article

Sources (Reports)

  1. The Forrester Wave™: Low-Code Development Platforms, Q2 2016
  2. The Forrester Wave™: Low-Code Development Platforms For AD&D Pros, Q4 2017
  3. The Forrester Wave™: Low-Code Development Platforms For AD&D Professionals, Q1 2019
  4. Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms (August 2019)
  5. Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms (September 2020)
  6. The Forrester Wave™: Low-Code Development Platforms For Professional Developers, Q2 2021
  7. Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms (August 2021)

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