Betty Blocks Named a Visionary in 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms

2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms led in with a powerful market assumption, proposing that “By 2023, over 50% of medium to large enterprises will have adopted an LCAP as one of their strategic application platforms.” 

Based on the rapid growth in strategic maturity and enterprise capabilities, the business-value of low- and no-code platforms is clearer than ever across nearly infinite use cases. Betty Blocks, a Dutch no-code development platform vendor is one such vendor that has been named a Visionary in this report for the second consecutive year based on its ability to execute and completeness of vision. 

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The company, founded by brothers Chris and Tim Obdam 12 years ago, is an advocate for enterprise-level citizen development (transforming non-IT employees into software developers by dramatically reducing the technical barrier to entry). According to Betty Blocks, this mission which is supported by a strategic partnership with Microsoft, is helping the company democratize software development on a larger scale than ever before. 

Betty Blocks feels that this position in the report has proven its platform’s capabilities alongside its primary vision to democratize citizen development. Gartner has positioned Betty Blocks as having the highest ability to execute among Visionaries in the report.

In today’s software development landscape, both low- and no-code deliver high-productivity software development and reduced skill-set requirements for IT departments. Where no-code companies, such as Betty Blocks, differentiate themselves is the strategic opportunities enabled by composable (modular) development practices. Chiefly, these strategies center on aligning business units with IT departments by introducing a new breed of developers into organizations: Citizen developers.  

In order to align both departments in a unified IT-business strategy, Betty Blocks' platform capabilities go beyond the primary no-code tools, and as such provide tailored tools to address the needs of pro developers. This includes the development of tools that enable pro-IT to customize almost every aspect of an application using modern coding practices. 

Combined with recent back-end and architectural innovations within the platform, Betty Blocks has secured its position as a powerful, strategic development solution with a rapidly growing enterprise client base across the globe. Now, in the process of further maturing its citizen development strategy, Betty Blocks has been in close collaboration with PMI (Project Management Institute) with the goal of formulating a comprehensive framework for driving success with non-IT developers. A recent webinar hosted by Betty Blocks demonstrates the already comprehensive knowledge of both parties on the subject. 

Chris Obdam, co-founder and CEO of Betty Blocks was available for comment regarding Betty Blocks’ position in the report: “We’re extremely proud to have proven our platform’s capabilities alongside our vision to democratize citizen development. Our teams have worked incredibly hard to push our vision forwards. To us, Gartner’s evaluation is great acknowledgement of what we can really deliver for enterprises.”

The 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms evaluated 18 vendors to help guide you to the appropriate platforms for your needs. More insights into the exact positioning, strengths, and cautions can be found within the report available here.

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GARTNER, MAGIC QUADRANT FOR ENTERPRISE LOW-CODE APPLICATION PLATFORMS, 30 SEPTEMBER 2020, PAUL VINCENT, YEFIM NATIS, KIMIHIKO IIJIMA, JASON WONG, SAIKAT RAY, AKASH JAIN, ADRIAN LEOW

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