How to Leverage No-Code Tech for Fiscal Responsibility and Innovation


No-code platforms are a perfect fit for federal agencies. They provide fiscal responsibility, accelerated application development, and a way to effectively address tech skills shortages. No-code technology empowers users to build and maintain software through a visual interface and drag-and-drop functionality — rather than having to write or edit lines of code.


Given the right solution and training, individuals can develop applications faster and more cost-effectively than conventional code-based development.

For example, a human resources project manager can quickly build a timeline application to track and manage the rollout of a new HR service. Doing so avoids the limitations of off-the-shelf software, which confines organizations to prescribed processes. It also negates the need to have the development team build a customized solution. Plus, no one knows the associated processes and workflows better than those individuals who are involved with them on a day-to-day basis. Using a no-code platform heightens efficiency and reduces the feedback loop between users and developers when a build-your-own solution is needed.

Not a one-size-fits-all solution

Not all no-code platforms are equal. It’s critical for agencies to work with partners that understand the government’s unique security, compliance, and governance requirements. For example, the right solution has built-in guardrails for IT control. Also, a no-code platform provider should stand ready to provide user education, training, and support.

Simple Technology Solutions (STS) is in a unique position to help federal agencies roll out no-code platforms. First, we help you assess processes and workflows that are ripe for no-code and those for which you need developer expertise. Application complexity can be a delicate line to decipher; before your agency creates new data, department, or application silos with a no-code platform, let us work with you to set out best practices.

STS has rapidly expanded its footprint in the no-code space by leveraging the STS Apprenticeship Program. We have identified motivated and eager individuals ready to assist in expanding our capabilities in providing no-code solutions to federal, state, and local government agencies that build, deploy and manage custom software. By working with individuals who may not otherwise get their foot in the IT-door, we have created career on-ramps in Cloud, DevOps, Data Science, and now in Low-Code. Two apprentices currently have received Unqork Certified Configurator certifications with many more expected to follow in their footsteps.

“Combining Unqork’s enterprise no-code platform with Simple Technology Solutions’ Apprentice program has created a partnership with limitless potential,” said Christian Barrera, Vice President, Alliances & Ecosystem, Unqork. “We are thrilled to be working with a partner like STS, who shares our deep commitment to empowering individuals who have traditionally been left out of the software development process and transforming the way enterprise software is built.”

Together, STS, our Apprentices, and Unqork will help you establish a no-code program and ensure your teams are fully trained to leverage emerging opportunities for custom software.

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