With low-code platforms such as Betty Blocks, Mendix and OutSystems , you can develop applications without in-depth knowledge of programming languages. They are programs with a kind of inbuilt, prefab code. A pre-programmed drag-and-drop system ensures that you can add all necessary functionalities to your application as configurable building blocks. This means that employees who previously developed Excel or Access tools can now build business applications themselves, without writing hundreds of lines of code. That type of employee is also sometimes called a citizen developer (source: Gartner). When a citizen developer has a good idea, they can translate this directly into a first version of an application. This lets you test the feasibility of your idea at low costs and with a short lead time.