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Digital Agility: Do You Have What It Takes?

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Digital agility will make or break your enterprise’s success in the coming months. Learn more about the capabilities you need to stay ahead of the curve.  

Have you heard of the term “digital agility?” It’s a relatively new buzzword, but it’s been picking up speed in the enterprise tech space. Google Trends data shows “digital agility” first appeared on the scene in February of 2021, and interest has spiked more than once over the past 11 months. Today’s businesses are concerned about their agility, but what does digital agility really mean? And how can you tell if your business is agile? Here’s what you need to know.

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The benefits of digital agility

Digital agility is a subset of business agility that describes how easily an enterprise can rapidly adapt to change. The past two years of the global pandemic have taught businesses that flexibility is indispensable. More than that, flexibility and agility are key to keeping up with a quicker pace of business. To retain customers and stay ahead of the competition, today’s enterprises must have the power to create solutions in days instead of months, pivot to meet consumer demands, and achieve operational milestones. 

When you’re digitally agile, you can:

  • Reduce time to market

  • Reduce costs

  • Innovate quickly 

  • Stay competitive in an ever-evolving marketplace  

Digital agility is also a key prerequisite for digital transformation, and enterprises would do well to take stock of their preexisting infrastructure before making the switch.

We’ve found that digitally agile enterprises share a few specific technologies in common, all of which are possible through the power of no-code.   

3 factors of agility

The business benefits of digital agility are clear, but how can you achieve it? Generally, you need tools that are flexible and easy enough for non-tech business users to use, but still robust enough for the enterprise. These tools give more employees the power to quickly transform existing processes or create entirely new ones as needs change. We’ve found that digitally agile enterprises share a few specific technologies in common, all of which are possible through the power of no-code. 

1. Microservices

Microservices are at the core of agile enterprises. In a microservices-based approach to enterprise application development, software is broken down into multiple loosely-coupled components. They’re easy to deploy, easy to maintain, and a modular approach ensures that all core functions work seamlessly together. These features significantly speed up development times so you can build quickly and get to market ahead of your competitors. Also, microservices can easily scale up or down as your needs change without depleting your valuable resources.

2. Automation

In a digitally agile enterprise, all team members leverage technologies that help them maximize their time and effort. The less time you spend on repetitive tasks, the more time you have to spend on value-adding projects that push your business forward.

With no-code-powered automation, you can streamline routine processes like processing, management, and data extraction to boost efficiency and reduce human error. Once you’ve automated a manual workflow and found a process that works, you can use API-based integration templates to scale that automation across your entire enterprise. To take digital agility to the next level, you can even use the Unqork platform to build a hyperautomation center of excellence that empowers you to deliver multiple projects at once. With mundane tasks taken care of, you’re now better placed to innovate in response to changing trends and customer demands.

3. Integrations 

To achieve digital agility, you need enterprise-grade integrations. Today’s customers want to access different services from a single web application and the enterprises that stay competitive are the ones that can provide a seamless experience. Unfortunately, configuring code-based integrations is notoriously time-consuming and you can lose functionality if you’re not careful. Low-code integrations aren’t much better. While you can complete modern integrations using visual configuration, code is still required for the complex data transformations you’ll need to stay agile.

Low-code and no-code sound similar, but they're not. Watch to learn why only no-code can keep up with the needs of a digitally agile enterprise.

On the Unqork platform, you can integrate modern technologies with existing legacy systems and more without any scripting in a completely visual environment. Plus, you can plug in additional functionality using APIs. As customer demands shift, you can easily add more services to give users more of what they want. No-code seamlessly delivers integrations, brings digital agility to your enterprise, and helps to keep you ahead of the competition. 

Achieve digital agility with no-code

Digitally agile enterprises stand ready to execute digital transformations, adapt to changing market conditions, and innovate at pace and at scale. However, digital agility will remain just out of reach if your enterprise is code-dependent. Only no-code solutions give business leaders access to the technologies they need to stay agile. Through microservices, robust automation, and easy integrations, you can welcome whatever shifting industries might throw at you. To join the next wave of agile industry leaders, try no-code today! 

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