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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Low-Code Platforms - Key Takeaways

Team Kissflow

Updated on 2 Jul 2024 3 min read

Gartner issued its Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms for the year 2021. A Low-Code Application Platform (LCAP) is used to “create and update bespoke applications by simplifying and reducing hand-coding,” as per Gartner’s definition. Low-code skills (i.e., model-driven or visual programming techniques to programming) suitable for constructing a comprehensive application consisting of business logic, user interfaces, data services, and processes are also required, according to the research.

Each LCAP provider had to show a go-to-market approach, product pricing choices, a system with no-code and low-code functionalities, and an LCAP with functions tailored toward the demands oimgf enterprise-class projects to compete for Gartner’s research. Other requirements include a minimum profit of $50 million, a 20 percent every year increase in sales, 100 paying business client organizations, and a worldwide presence.

Criteria of Gartner for Low-Code Platform

Gartner has identified 12 of the most important corporate low-code application platform vendors in the industry in this revised Magic Quadrant. The study’s authors assessed each provider’s qualities and shortcomings and rated them on the “Magic Quadrant” chart, which shows readers how well each provider can carry out their vision. Leaders, challengers, niche players, and visionaries are the four quadrants in the graphic. Gartner modifies its criteria for evaluating providers to reflect changing industry developments, thus the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms in 2021 will be distinct from last year’s research. Below is a comprehensive list of each category and the enterprises that belong to it.

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Challengers in Low-Code Platforms - According to Gartner

1. Appian

Appian is a Challenger in this year’s Magic Quadrant, down from a Leader in the previous year’s assessment. The Appian Platform’s market distinction, according to Gartner, is due to its full-stack low-code automation functionalities, which concentrate on complicated case management and business procedures. Its advantages include well-developed business process management (BPM), automated security monitoring, the company’s overall logic capabilities, and the Appian App Market, which offers users a broad network of partner connections and apps.

2. Pega

This year, Pega was promoted to the Challenger quadrant from the Visionary quadrant. The Pega Infinity platform, which includes a robotic process automation (RPA), intelligent business process management suite (iBPMS), CRM, and a multi-experience development platform (MXDP) feature, includes the LCAP system. Low-code development for business and process automation, UX design, and the company’s product line, which is underpinned by a cloud-native, multitenant, microservices-based design that can scale up or down as needed, are the company’s capabilities. Despite Pega's promotion to Challenger, Kissflow remains a top competitor in low-code app development & BPM. Learn why enterprises should consider Kissflow as the best Pega alternative.

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Niche Players in Low-Code Platform According to Gartner 

1. Creatio

Creatio’s position as a niche player has not changed. Studio Creatio, the company’s LCAP product, has profited from Creatio’s superior market awareness and approach, which emphasizes client needs and concentrates marketing efforts on low-code development. In the last year, the company’s Accelerate ongoing series has also been a hit, attracting greater attention. Business-IT alignment and industry strategy, as well as cultivating current customers and industry-specific use cases while growing into new verticals, are all positives mentioned in Gartner’s research.

2. Quickbase

Quickbase’s competitive advantage stems from its no-code strategy, which aids citizen developers and fusion teams in resolving operational bottlenecks. Quickbase offers one of the greatest customer satisfaction ratings in the LCAP industry, thanks to its simple pricing structures, deployment services, and continuous client support, in addition to its integration and automation features.

3. Newgen

In the Niche Player section, Newgen is yet another recurring vendor. The Newgen ONE Digital Transformation Platform, the company’s LCAP product, stands out for its range of features for automating complex processes at scale. Although the platform’s infrastructure isn’t as mature as that of other mentioned vendors, Newgen’s sophisticated automation platform and various license choices have helped the company retain and enhance client satisfaction. AI-enabled document processing, intelligent data collection, value-based selling, and end-user training are among Newgen’s capabilities.

Why Kissflow is the Best Low-Code Platform for Enterprise

With so many low-code platform options out there, there’s still quite a few cohorts of folks who are left uncatered. Especially, when it comes to equipping business leaders with the right tools to build what they want to build. This is exactly where Kissflow Low-code comes into picture. Kissflow Low-Code helps not just IT but also business teams such as HR, Finance, procurement etc to build enterprise-grade custom apps with zero to minimal coding efforts. That’s very little said. Well, don’t take our word for it. Schedule a demo with us and see for yourself.

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