If you want to create your own tool, you have two options:
Hire a developer, or
Build it yourself using a no-code platform.
If you’re an enterprise, you can afford to pay a developer, but for small business owners, no-code software is the solution.
What are no-code tools?
A no-code tool is software that’s been built for people to either visually customize how the software works or to build something digitally without having coding knowledge.
Take the DataGrows Database Management tool as an example… Our clients can build their own database without entering a single piece of code. The platform helps you to manage everyday information and business processes in a way that works best for your unique needs. You can group data into tables like a client table, which can then connect to an orders table or invoice table, for example.
With no-code tools, the difficult part has already been done for you by a software developer, so you don’t need to spend a fortune hiring one to do it for you. All you have to do is customize the user interface.
The difference between no-code vs. low-code
No-code platforms are built for people who have no developer experience, while low-code platforms are built for those with some coding knowledge.
Benefits of no-code tools
The primary benefit of no-code tools is, of course, that they are easy to use and cost-effective because you don’t need to hire a developer. Instead, you can build the tool yourself. More benefits:
Fast to get going; the hard, long work has already been done by developers. All you need to do is customise things.
Less time is spent managing the platform, and it does not require resources to maintain it, so again, it is cost-effective.
Easy to make changes.
You have control and, as a result, can make it work for your particular needs.
3 Powerful no-code tools to improve your business
#1 DataGrows Database Management: database administration and business intelligence
The DataGrows Database Management no-code tool allows you to build and control your own database of information in a way that works for your business.
The purpose of the system is to provide one central place to store all your business data and use it to make better business decisions.
How it works:
Break data down into basic components (for example, name, telephone number and email address).
The data then gets stored in groups.
Data from one group can be connected to the data in other groups, for example, orders or invoices, etc.
The main info stays in one place. The reason for this is that when you need to make data updates, simply update it in one place and the system will automatically update the info wherever it is in the database.
Now you can create and download reports.
Examples of what you can do with the DataGrows Database Management tool:
Store customer data.
Keep track of stock
Define employee tasks, so everyone knows what is expected of them
Gain insights from the data you have captured
#2 Zapier: integrate platforms and automate tasks
Zapier connects the applications you use on a daily basis and works in the background to automate your workflows.
Any repetitive work can be streamlined by using Zapier.
How it works:
Choose an app. Let’s say we choose Facebook as the app.
Choose a trigger to kick off the automated process between the apps. In the example below, the trigger is “when I get a new Facebook lead”.
Now select an action. In this example, it is “let my team know about the new lead on Slack.”
And that’s a zap! Next time you get a new lead on Facebook, Zapier will send it through to your team on the Slack app.
Examples of what you can do with Zapier:
Add tasks to a To-Do list.
Add survey form responses to a spreadsheet.
Save new email attachments to Google Drive.
Add Google contacts to Google spreadsheet.
#3 Outgrow: quizzes and surveys to increase conversions
Outgrow provides an easy way to increase lead conversion rates, qualify leads and add value. Embed Outgrow content on a web page, as a popup, or in chats to get insights.
How it works:
Simply choose between thousands of templates.
Outgrow helps you with all the steps to either embed the content on your website, as a popup or in a chat on your site.
Examples of what you can do with Outgrow:
Create your own:
Forms and surveys
We’ve listed three powerful no-code tools to optimise your business, but these are really just examples of what’s available.
If you can dream it, you can build it.
As for DataGrows Database Management no-code software, why not give it a 30-day free trial and check out for yourself the power at your disposal? Contact us now.