Project Management

How to Use Citizen Development to Enhance Reporting

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Every organization—small, medium or large—uses reporting to monitor business performance and to aid decision making. Streamlining systems and integrating data sources can lead to a more efficient reporting process, and reporting becomes even easier.

IT departments across the globe have a large backlog and are overburdened to the point that they cannot create applications as urgently as the business demands them. As a result of this, the IT team may not be in a position to support business users in upgrading or automating reports.

Because of this, business users have started to leverage low-code/no-code platforms. The users use LCNC platforms to create compliant applications to fulfill their needs. Many LCNC platforms offer strong reporting capabilities, and using citizen development can really help drive reporting enhancements quickly—and take away some of that backlog from IT at the same time.

There are many ways that citizen development can improve reporting. Here are a few examples to inspire you.

Replacing Spreadsheet Reporting
Non-profit Action for Children used low-code to create web-accessible management and reporting applications to replace old-fashioned spreadsheet processes. Enabling case reports and administrative processes to be conducted efficiently by field staff, it has replaced paper and spreadsheet reporting to provide a …


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