No-Code Platforms for Enterprises: 5 Key Benefits

Blocworx No Code Software

Enterprises in all industries can gain a competitive advantage when they use no-code platforms. Here are some of the most useful benefits of no-code development. 

No-code development essentially shifts how enterprises build applications, allowing users to build complex workflows without writing a single line of code. It’s a customisable, reliable, and cost-effective solution that’s driven by thoughts, not technical expertise.

Blocworx no code platform, for instance, enables technical or non-technical workers to quickly and inexpensively create custom apps that solve everyday business challenges. Nowadays, no code platforms are being used to build apps that do everything from creating and tracking daily workflows to streamlining accounting and finances – and everything in between. No-code is transforming industries and creating chances for businesses to develop applications in ways they didn’t think were achievable. Below are the top five benefits of using no-code platforms in enterprises.

1. Speed: Decreased Time to Market

Developers often end up sacrificing function for speed when it comes to enterprise app development. In today’s saturated app market, consumers expect quick delivery and seamless product experiences. In order to keep up with demand, developers often do everything they can to get their products into the hands of consumers as quickly as possible to keep their competitive edge. 

No code offers rich functionality and the ability to turn projects around in a fraction of the time it would take if built using traditional or low-code methods. No-code’s visual interfaces connect the gap between idea and workable application, helping developers get products to market faster with less headaches. 

Developing custom applications is a complex undertaking as you are writing code and building from scratch. With a no-code application development platform, enterprises have the opportunity to jump right into building. 

2. Collaboration: Bridge Communication Gaps

In traditional app development, there’s usually some degree of disconnect between business leaders and the software teams that support them. Business teams will often outline orders, then give them on to software teams who work to build projects that might or might not make the cut.

Traditional and low-code solutions magnify this split between software and business teams, keeping things siloed. No-code changes this with platforms that encourage transparency and cross-team collaboration. No-code allows business teams to see what’s being built by software teams in real-time, ensuring that nothing gets lost in translation. Moreover, since no-code platforms need zero coding experience, business analysts and engineers equally can get involved to help bring a product to life.  

3. Accessibility: Break Down Structural Barriers

IT work has been traditionally inaccessible to those without specialised knowledge. Business teams bring ideas to the table and the software teams bring their visions to life. This framework creates bottlenecks and project backlogs, as business teams forget to weigh the effects of giving increasingly complex projects over to often under-resourced software teams.

No-code changes this model, making everybody a part of the app development process, regardless of experience. By increasing the number of people who are able to contribute to applications builds, businesses can begin tackling down their project backlogs, saving time and money along the process.

4. Flexibility: Set Your Own Terms

Business flexibility enables enterprises to adapt and respond to market changes and new opportunities using innovative, digital solutions that solve business problems. No code helps enterprises pivot to new digital initiatives caused by sudden market changes and new consumer and customer needs. For example, you can deliver cloud applications that integrate with some legacy systems, so you are better able to meet the changing needs of customers. You can deliver applications across more platforms so your customers can interact with your business however they wish.

Traditional software development is rooted in legacy code and rigid data models. Developers must define all entities (e.g., which third-party apps need to be integrated) from the start, which can make it difficult to start a project. This creates a need for modifications, updates, more labour-intensive processes later down the line.

No-code platforms and schema-free databases give you the flexibility to start building instantly, with full flexibility to adjust on the fly and completely redirect when needed. 

5. Cost Savings: Reduce Legacy Maintenance

Complex coding projects can take a toll on an enterprise’s return on investment, not just regarding hiring specialised engineers, but also in regard to future legacy maintenance.

Legacy maintenance can be a huge drain on a software engineering department’s resources and company funds. Altering or fixing an engineer’s work involves in-depth investigation into code to carry out time-consuming reverse engineering. Over the years, this means that enterprises are paying for highly expensive developers simply to maintain a state of status quo. 

With no-code development, there is no requirement to maintain legacy code. Platforms like Blocworx allow you to build custom applications without coding. They can also operate alongside existing legacy systems, allowing your developers to keep what works and change what doesn’t. This results in faster builds with zero maintenance costs and more time for business and software teams to focus on what really matters.

Rather than requiring app developers to have formal coding skills, businesses can now take advantage of the tech talent business users or citizen developers who are willing and eager to put to work–saving time, money, and energy on hiring professional developers.

Isobel Hogan, Marketing Executive at Blocworx

Introducing the New and Improved Blocworx UI

Blocworx is committed to ensuring that every user has a great experience using Blocworx, whether your are a No coder / Citizen Developer or the end user. Every no code or low code solution has to give the user a great experience and this is why we have a team of UI and UX experts dedicated to finding ways to continually improve software. Today we’re excited to announce our new UI that has transformed the look of Blocworx.


First, we’ve updated the look and feel of the system with new colours based on our new brand. These colours are not only pleasing to the eye, but are designed to streamline the system. For example, modules are no longer a single colour which can make it difficult to identify specific tasks, new colours make it easier to group the data, and new button styles highlight modules to draw your eye to the data that matters most.

Classic Cartolytics UI- With classic brand colours
New Blocworx UI – With new brand colours
Blocworx No code software


Furthermore, we’ve simplified the system by introducing module icons. In the classic UI, there were often multiple lists of modules. These paths were named but did not contain visual cues to help users quickly recognised the modules and click through to the next step. In the new UI, we’ve simplified the process of identifying users’ workflows. For example, a Calendar icon is available to symbolise the Calendar module for scheduling tasks. This is one example of a principle you’ll see applied throughout the new UI – simplifying the experience for every user.

Classic Cartolytics UI – Classic module
Blocworx no code software
New Blocworx UI – New module icons
Blocworx No Code Software New UI


Next, we created a new sidebar menu that centralises user’s workflow and allows a customer logo to be visible on the interface. The customer logo offers platform personalisation for the end-user. Additionally, the sidebar includes new paths such as ‘Account’, ‘Manage Data’ and ‘Alerts’. These new paths provide users a simpler way to quickly access their controls to manage their system.

Classic Cartolytics UI – Classic sidebar menu
Blocworx No code software
New Blocworx UI – New sidebar menu


Next, we revised our dark & light mode skins to give users the option to switch between two inviting backgrounds. We researched preferences and found that some people find white text on backgrounds much easier to read, while others find a darker interface can reduce the glare when you’re viewing screens and using the platform after dark. If you prefer a white or dark background it’s simple to alternate between these with the ‘Switch Skin’ toggle bar.

New Blocworx UI – Dark mode
Blocworx No code software
New Blocworx UI – Light mode


Finally, we’ve enhanced our form design to allow better visibility of data and offer a more aesthetically appealing experience through modern rounded buttons. In addition, a toolbar has been applied to inform users when they are editing a form and the option to cancel editing. This offers users a simple and more engaging experience when entering data onto the platform.

Classic Cartolytics UI – Classic form design
Blocworx No code software
New Blocworx UI – New form design

All of these enhancements are available today to all Blocworx users. Existing customers will be updated to the new user interface automatically. New Blocworx users will land in the new user interface by default upon logging in.

We’d like to thank the design team at Copper Reed Studio for all their work in designing the new Blocworx UI.

As always, we’re eager to hear what you think. If you have feedback on these enhancements or ideas for additional enhancements you’d like to see, please submit them via email here:

Isobel Hogan, Marketing Executive at Blocworx