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Best suited for complex apps with different business flows that you have to join in one product. Also perfect for enterprise apps with a single backend but different types of users (like clients and account managers). The built-in deployment options let you run your app offline, which is great for highly secure apps with sensitive data. Also good if you need API integrations - docs are ready-made and there're many pre-set modules. As for less appropriate scenarios - AppMaster.io maybe be too rich for simple single-button apps, but once you move past the entrance threshold, simple apps are just several minutes away with AppMaster.io.
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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.
Read full review Pros Server back end nocode businnes processes create Visual programming iOS/Android APP development Admin panel Read full review 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. Read full review Cons The service is rapidly developing now and adding new points constantly, so hardly any specific weaknesses can be pointed out. Read full review 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 Read full review Likelihood to Renew
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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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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Very quick replies, very thorough answers, they help with even the smallest cases and always are there when you have even the most stupid questions.
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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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Excellent material full of hands on that improve the understanding of the platform.
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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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In a large company, patiently and consistently work the behind the scenes politics with business and IT partners across the firm.
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Wide functionality allows you to implement complex projects. The server back-end is very easy to communicate with applications. And there are a lot of additional integration modules with external services.
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I tried to use
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
and Joomla to Outsystems - I don't think so).
Read full review Return on Investment We can develop faster with a smaller team. Read full review 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. Read full review ScreenShots