Top 7 Low-Code Software in 2023

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Source: Google Trends

Figure 1. Interest in low code app development platforms

Low code tools are gaining popularity in recent years as business users seek faster and more efficient ways to develop and deploy applications (Figure 1).

Research shows that low-code platforms help:1

  • Decrease the costs by ~55%
  • Accelerates the speed by ~60%
  • Increases app revenue by ~60%

In this article, we present the top 7 low-code development platforms, comparing their capabilities and features to help businesses find the best solution for their specific needs.

Low-code platform capabilities

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Source: Infosys

Figure 2. Capabilities of using low code platforms visualized.

1- UI customization

UI customization is a key capability of low-code platforms. It enables users, even without extensive coding expertise, to design the application’s user interface according to their needs.

  1. Drag-and-drop interface: This feature allows users to easily add and arrange UI elements such as buttons, forms, and images on a canvas.
  2. Pre-built templates: Low-code platforms often provide templates for different applications and screens, which users can further customize to suit their preferences.
  3. Responsive design: This feature ensures that the application adapts to various screen sizes, enhancing the user experience across devices.
  4. Custom styling: Users can adjust style properties like colors and fonts to match their brand identity.
  5. Real-time preview: This allows users to view and refine the design before deployment.

2- Integration with other tools

Low-code platforms often come with pre-built connections with recognized third-party services, APIs, and apps. This streamlines workflows and eliminates the need for manual data entry by enabling users to connect to and share data between various platforms.

3- Visual development environment

The user-friendly, drag-and-drop interface of low-code platforms allows developers and non-developers to design, construct, and customize programs visually. This involves creating user interfaces, workflows, and data models without requiring considerable hand-coding.

4- Cross-platform support

Low-code platforms enable applications to be deployed on a variety of platforms, including web, mobile, and desktop, with few adjustments. This allows companies to reach a larger audience while also catering to diverse device preferences.

5- Offline data synchronization

Offline data synchronization is a feature provided by some low-code platforms, allowing users to access and interact with data even when they are not connected to the internet. This functionality is particularly important for mobile applications where users may experience intermittent connectivity or work in areas with limited network coverage.

6- Security and compliance

Many low-code platforms include security features and can be configured to meet industry-specific compliance requirements. This ensures that applications built on these platforms are secure and compliant with relevant regulations.

Vendor selection criteria

After identifying whether the vendors provide the capabilities presented above, we narrowed our vendor list based on some criteria. We used the number of B2B reviews and employees of a company to estimate its market presence because these criteria are public and verifiable.

Therefore, we set certain limits to focus our work on top companies in terms of market presence, selecting firms with:

  • 500+ employees
  • 200+ reviews on review platforms including G2, Trustradius, Capterra
  • at least one Fortune 500 reference

The following companies fit these criteria:

1- Creatio

2- OutSystems

3- ServiceNow App Engine

4- Appian

5- Salesforce Platform

6- Quickbase

7- Microsoft Power Apps

As all vendors offer a visual development environment, cross-platform support, and integration with other tools, we did not include these capabilities in the table. Below you can see our analysis of low code development tools in terms of the capabilities and features mentioned above. You can sort Table 1, for example, by the offline data synchronization capabilities.

Vendor Overall ratings* (out of 5) Ease of use* (out of 10) Price Free Trial Quality of support* (out of 10) UI customization Deployment options Offline data synchronization Security measures
Creatio 4.6 9 $300 per user / year with monthly commitment options Available 9.1 Available On-site or hybrid Available ISO / IEC 27001: 2013, HIPAA, GDPR
OutSystems 4.6 9.2 Not provided Available 8.5 Available Outsystems cloud Available ISO 27001, SOC2 Type II, PCI DSS
ServiceNow App Engine 4.5 8.9 Not provided Available 8.6 Available On-site Available ISO 27001, SOC2
Appian 4.5 8.7 Not provided Available 8.4 Not available Appian cloud Available ISO 27018:2019, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, HIPAA
Salesforce Platform 4.4 8.2 $300 per user / year Available 8.3 Available AWS Available ISO 27018:2019, HIPAA, GDPR, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3
Quickbase 4.4 8.8 $600 per team / month Available 8.8 Available On-site Not available ISO 27001, SOC 1, SOC 2, HIPAA, GDPR
Microsoft Power Apps 4.1 7.8 $60 per user / year with monthly commitment options Not available 7.7 Available AWS Available ISO 27001, GDPR

*Based on data gathered from G2.


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  1. “The State of Low-Code 2021” (PDF). Mendix. Retrieved May 3, 2023.

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