What is low code automation?

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by Neha Gunnoo
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Key takeaways

  • By next year, low-code tools will be responsible for over 65% of application development.
  • Low code automation is like the superhero of the tech world.
  • Parseur is one of the best low code tools on the market.

Imagine trying to decode an alien language... Sounds daunting, right? Now, swap out "alien language" with "traditional coding." There is no fun in coding when you are not a developer.

Luckily, low code and no code automation tools exist and you can build cool stuff with them.

Low-code is a sweet spot between No Code and Code. It almost has the same speed and ease of use of No Code but also allow advanced use case that, until recently, only coding could permit.

By next year, low-code tools will be responsible for over 65% of application development.

Differences between traditional no-code, low code and traditional code

No code Low code Traditional code
Target users Business users Developers and Business users Developers
Coding knowledge required None Basic knowledge Advanced knowledge
Tools Point and click web interface Web-based code editor or point and click editor Advanced desktop code editor (VSCode, Pycharm, vim), Code repositories, Continuous Integration, Test Suites
Typical use case Simple workflows, no complex business logic Multi-step workflows with reasonably complex business logic Complex multi-step advanced workflows with deep business logic

Benefits of low code automation

Low code automation exists so programmers can relax and free themselves from extensive coding.

Less need for shadow IT

The IT department is usually busy with a lot of requests from business teams. Sometimes, business teams just use third-party software that isn't in accordance with IT governance. By using low-code tools, IT departments can reduce the need for shadow IT.

Improves productivity

Let's face it! Some coding is no "always" fun, even for programmers. Low code automation helps not only developers but business users as well. They don't have to wait for the IT teams to build a business workflow.


Low code platforms usually have a free plan and are available easily. Templates can be quickly created using a point-and-click interface.

Seamless integration with other applications

Low code platforms enable you to connect with other tools and send data automatically across them. For example, Parseur has native integration with Zapier, Make and Power Automate.

Use cases of Low code automation

Low code automation is like the superhero of the tech world helping every industry build and deploy its own applications.

HR onboarding

Are you drowning in paperwork each time a new employee joins the company? With a few clicks, you can create an onboarding portal that collects personal information, sets up accounts, and even assigns training modules. Say goodbye to endless forms.

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Whether you're running a small retail shop or a massive warehouse, low code automation can be your inventory Yoda. With a low code tool, you can build an app that keeps tabs on stock levels, or triggers reorders when supplies run low. May the inventory force be with you!

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Expenses and receipts

Tired of wrangling invoices and expense reports? Create a workflow from the moment you receive an invoice until the payment is recorded in an invoicing app. Trust me when I say that your finance team will love you for that!

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Which tools should I use for low code automation?

Let's get to the good part! If this article has convinced you to switch to low code tools, then it's time to meet some cool and popular low code software available on the market.

Parseur - Your low code buddy

Parseur is everyone's happy friend as it offers many features to streamline processes and eliminate traditional coding and manual data entry tasks.

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It's simple and easy to set up a workflow between Parseur and another application.


It offers a low code platform that's great for automating repetitive data extraction tasks. It can navigate websites, scrape data, and even interact with desktop applications, making it a versatile companion for data extraction adventures.


Make (formerly known as Integromat) is like the ultimate bridge between different apps and software. It doesn't focus solely on data extraction, but it can automate various tasks by connecting different apps.

Microsoft PowerApps

PowerApps enable users to create feature-rich, custom business apps with minimal coding using pre-built templates and quick deployment.


Bubble is a visual programming platform designed to help non-technical users who want to create complex online web applications with low code.

You don't need a code guru

If you don't want to hire a developer but still want to digitalize your business processes, then low code platforms like Parseur are your trusted sidekicks.

Don't listen to us -- but listen to Bernard from Bond Healthcare

"Parseur is a highly customisable product and has a solution for straightforward data extraction through complex spreadsheets."

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