ABP Commercial vs. OutSystems

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ABP Commercial
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
A web development platform for modern ASP.NET Core applications based on the open-source, strong, and mature ABP Framework. Volosoft states the service provides: enterprise-ready, feature-rich, pre-built application modules (e.g. Identity Server management, SaaS management, language management, etc.) rapid application development tooling to support your development productivity (e.g. ABP Suite) professional UI themes Premium support Time is the most…
$1,999
3 included developer licenses, limited forum support
OutSystems
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
The OutSystems Platform is a Platform-as-a-Service solution for rapid delivery of responsive web and mobile applications. It includes functionalities required to develop, deploy, manage and change web and mobile applications. It is targeted at the delivery of enterprise applications that require integration with backend systems, complex business rules and logic, usable interfaces and flexibility to change. It can be deployed in the cloud, on-premises or in hybrid environments.
$4,000
per month
Pricing
ABP CommercialOutSystems
Editions & Modules
Team
$1999.00
3 included developer licenses, limited forum support
Business
$4999.00
5 included developer licenses, unlimited forum support
Enterprise
$6999.00
5 included developer licenses, limited forum support
Basic
$4,000.00
per month
Pro
$10,000.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ABP CommercialOutSystems
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
ABP CommercialOutSystems
Low-Code Development
Comparison of Low-Code Development features of Product A and Product B
ABP Commercial
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Ratings
OutSystems
8.8
52 Ratings
3% above category average
Visual Modeling00 Ratings8.049 Ratings
Drag-and-drop Interfaces00 Ratings8.950 Ratings
Platform Security00 Ratings8.649 Ratings
Platform User Management00 Ratings9.047 Ratings
Reusability00 Ratings9.452 Ratings
Platform Scalability00 Ratings9.149 Ratings
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User Ratings
ABP CommercialOutSystems
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(3 ratings)
8.9
(129 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(4 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(44 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
ABP CommercialOutSystems
Likelihood to Recommend
Volosoft
If you are building a simple web application and want to bypass all of the basic building blocks (authentication & authorization, multi-tenant, etc, etc.), then ABP Commercial will allow you to do this very quickly with their tooling. It is also an excellent tool if you are building a large complicated SAAS product, as long as you are willing to invest the time required to understand the 'why' behind their architectural decisions and follow their methods throughout your development.
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OutSystems
Well suited for internal exposure of business processes (invoicing, API layer to other systems, customer maintenance etc), whether a UI is required or not. Not so well suited for full fledged web design. An OutSystems application must serve one particular business need, if gets too much functionalities and responsibilities it tends to get chaotic and complex.
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Pros
Volosoft
  • Documentation
  • Premium theme
  • Basic modules
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OutSystems
  • Developing end user interfaces with ease and speed with a modern look and feel.
  • First class low code development to reduce time to market with visual programming
  • Their technical support team is fast and responsive. We've yet to have any issues they could not resolve.
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Cons
Volosoft
  • More modules are always welcomed
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OutSystems
  • Price – The licensing model of OutSystems is very expensive and not suitable for small scale developments. This is offset by the time to develop and stability for larger scale developments
  • Flexibility on PaaS version – The PaaS hosted version of OutSystems limits your flexibility to access the front end and backend database systems which can significantly restrict your options on high data volume developments or where anything requiring slightly out of the ordinary access is required
  • Same price for PaaS and self-hosted system. Licensing model dictates that you pay the same price even when you host the system on your own hardware which effectively means you pay more to manage the infrastructure yourself
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Likelihood to Renew
Volosoft
No answers on this topic
OutSystems
We are very happy with OutSystems and our developers deliver good work. OutSystems lets us build new software on a regulare (2 weekly) basis, which is highly flexible and adjustable. Even without very much experience, our developers manage to build usefull software, which is working a lot better than our previous (legacy) software.
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Usability
Volosoft
No answers on this topic
OutSystems
I am really happy using OutSystems in my work. It gives me the opportunity to create good working software without having had very much IT-experience before. It also made me more interested in the background of IT and learning different languages.
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Support Rating
Volosoft
No answers on this topic
OutSystems
The tech support is very reachable. Usually by [email] from but also by phone if needed. We had some difficulties at the start with understanding "what our machine was doing" under high performance load. After some good sessions understanding our needs they delivered good solutions for our problems we had in the beginning.
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In-Person Training
Volosoft
No answers on this topic
OutSystems
Excellent material full of hands on that improve the understanding of the platform.
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Online Training
Volosoft
No answers on this topic
OutSystems
The online training material is well designed and explanations are step by step, helping trainees to understand and follow each exercise and new concept.
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Implementation Rating
Volosoft
No answers on this topic
OutSystems
In a large company, patiently and consistently work the behind the scenes politics with business and IT partners across the firm.
This is transformational - you will need a solid set of key business partners to lock arms together to move forward.
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Alternatives Considered
Volosoft
No answers on this topic
OutSystems
I tried to use WordPress with some success. Also looked at Joomla. But when I saw OutSystems I knew I had been wasting my time there. It takes you longer to get going with OutSystems - but even I as a novice realized immediately that Outsystems is simply in another league. Outsystems is powerful. (Can you compare WordPress and Joomla to Outsystems - I don't think so).
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Return on Investment
Volosoft
  • We have a small team, and ABP Commercial has allowed us to build a SAAS application that is feature-rich in much less time than if we built everything from scratch.
  • ABP Commercial continues to provide benefits with every update. Keeping current on new versions of dependencies (such as .NET) requires a fraction of the work on our end since ABP Commercial updates the base framework and we can leverage that work. This was a HUGE benefit when IdentityServer4 changed from Open Source to a very expensive commercial license.
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OutSystems
  • The ease of use of the OutSystems development process has been the biggest ROI for us. We have developed our Framework product and maintained/enhanced it with only 4 workers.
  • OutSystems has enhanced their product very significantly over the last 4 years. They have gone from a simple to use tool to a very simple to use sophisticated tool that covers the standard mainframe-based computing apps and the apps used on handheld mobile devices all using the same basic set of development tools.
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ScreenShots

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