Forrester names Microsoft PowerApps a leader in low-code development platforms

Why Read This Report

Our 28-criterion evaluation of low-code development platforms for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals assesses the 13 most significant suppliers — Clear Software, GeneXus, Kony, MatsSoft, Mendix, Microsoft, OutSystems, Progress Software, Salesforce, ServiceNow, Skuid, Thinkwise, and WaveMaker. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps AD&D pros select the right one for their needs.

Key Takeaways

Microsoft, OutSystems, Mendix, Kony, And Salesforce Are Leaders

Forrester’s research reveals a market in which Microsoft, longtime rivals OutSystems and Mendix, Kony, and Salesforce are Leaders; ServiceNow, GeneXus, and Progress Software are Strong Performers; MatsSoft, WaveMaker, and Thinkwise are Contenders; and Skuid and Clear Software are Challengers.

Features For Digital-Business Use Cases Set Apart The Leaders

Development services for basic web and mobile applications, including standards for integration, basic data management and mapping, workflow, development process support, and application and identity administration, are table stakes. The leading vendors have also moved into business process automation, real-time applications, and AI services, as well as large, mission-critical apps.

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