Digital Transformation

ZMac's Successful App: A Low-Code Case Study

Discover how a transportation broker generated more client quotes with a well-designed and cybersecure low-code app in this case study.

Case Study

5 minutes

Mar 28, 2023

How Low-Code Development Solves App Issues

Download this case study to learn how ZMac, a transportation logistics company, partnered with Impact to use low-code development and create a successful app that generates more client quotes.

“We want to revolutionize the transportation industry—and we want to do it through technology and integrity” – Matt Ziegler, President, ZMac Transportation Solutions

What you’ll learn:

  • The issues with ZMac’s previous app such as lack of cybersecurity and marketing
  • How low-code development helps businesses create apps faster
  • The type of results this newly designed app delivered

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The Problem with Traditional App Development

ZMac, a leader in the over-dimensional freight and logistics industries works to match businesses looking to ship goods and the transporters who deliver their products.  

To better serve their customers, they decided to create an app that would allow them to quickly generate shipping rates so users could easily see and choose their preferred shipping purveyor.  

However, the company they partnered with to create their app used the traditional app development method. This meant that the app would take a long time to be programmed and that implementing fixes would also require a lot of effort from developers.

ZMac needed a fast answer so they could generate more quotes with their app, named ZRate. In the end, they partnered with Impact’s developers and marketers who used the low-code method of app development to solve their problems.

See How Impact and ZMac Built a Custom Solution

What is Low-Code App Development?

Stakeholders with a limited time frame should consider using the low-code app development method, otherwise known as the Agile model. This process allows developers to create apps six to ten times faster than using a traditional method.  

Traditional development methodologies use a linear approach to building apps, meaning code has to be painstakingly written and scanned for errors.

The Agile model takes advantage of low-code programming to quickly build a web application, get stakeholders’ input, user-test it, and rebuild the app. New app iterations based on users’ and stakeholder reviews mean the web application will be optimized with each development phase at a faster pace than traditional coding.

Build a Low-Code App with Impact

For most businesses, trying to build an app would require hiring developers, creating a testing process, and rebuilding the app with each feedback phase.

With Impact, you get access to developers and marketers who do a deep analysis of your business needs and work with stakeholders to create an app that delivers results. Our team also ensures your app looks modern and is easy to use by your audience.  

When you combine a team of developers with a team of designers and marketers, the chances of success increase since your business app is not only efficient but it is also intuitive.

The ZRate app helped ZMac generate more quotes. See how by downloading the low-code case study above!


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