Post-secondary institutions have a growing amount of development activity to address the need for new applications, services, and sharing information. The demand is due to a parallel trend of an increasingly mobile student body and workforce plus a limited supply of appropriately skilled software developers.
Gone are the days of having a small army of IT staff to custom-build application software. Campus IT departments manage technology accessibility for all departments on campus while also trying to meet their own department’s goals.
Benefits of utilizing no-code or low-code development
No-code and low-code development platforms are increasingly popular because junior developers and sanctioned tech-savvy staff can easily and quickly build, test, and deploy applications. Both types of platforms meet the needs of institutions that see a cloud-based approach to sharing resources and information as a better solution than building and maintaining in-house staff.
The benefits of utilizing no-code or low-code development platforms include:
- Increase speed of new software application delivery
- Provide a consistent student and employee service discovery experience
- Manage costs and streamline processes
- Unify teams for continuous innovation
This shift in focus means IT managers are looking for outside help to reduce the strain on their capital resources and better align themselves with their campus business strategy.
Administrators, faculty, and students have enough to juggle without having to navigate endless web pages and multiple authentications to find the information they need most. Accessing vital data with minimal hassle, from grades and course material to campus events and financial aid, is expected.
How OneCampus makes connecting your campus easier
OneCampus is an excellent example of a specialized low-code platform that addresses many higher education-specific functions. Instead of relying on several in-house developers to constantly make code changes, OneCampus handles all the updates. OneCampus provides schools with:
- A centralized location where users can access all campus resources, saving time and reducing frustration
- Cloud-based versus campus-based services enhance remote solutions to serve the emergency alerts, including the COVID-19 pandemic, weather alerts and other important information
- Campus-wide messaging and targeted informational updates from a single interface
- Cloud-based solution versus an on-premise service to lessen the workload on IT and provide an enhanced experience for users
- Access to OneCampus API documentation for administrators to create deeper integrations and other development work
- Greater visibility into what data is accessible and by whom
OneCampus’ low-code (and no-code in some cases) framework makes implementation straightforward. Training happens remotely, and it takes as little as six weeks to get started. OneCampus has a good reputation in the higher education community for uptime, security, and service.
Take a look at the OneCampus Implementation Checklist to know what to look for when considering implementing a new campus portal. Schedule a OneCampus demonstration to learn how to unleash the potential of business teams and IT users!