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Score 8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Contentful

Coming from WordPress, Contentful feels like content management as it should be. There's no clutter to get rid of, you can simply start building from scratch, and the end product is perfectly tailored to your or your clients needs.
Andrew Folts | TrustRadius Reviewer

OutSystems

OutSystems excels with building web interfaces fast and lends itself to custom integrations written in .Net. Most anything can be brought in given this ability to be extended. One of the drawbacks to the speed of development is that most quality control teams become quickly overwhelmed and may be unable to keep up.
Christopher Fowers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Contentful
8.7
OutSystems
Role-based user permissions
Contentful
8.7
OutSystems

Platform & Infrastructure

Contentful
7.7
OutSystems
API
Contentful
7.2
OutSystems
Internationalization / multi-language
Contentful
8.2
OutSystems

Web Content Creation

Contentful
7.6
OutSystems
WYSIWYG editor
Contentful
7.5
OutSystems
Code quality / cleanliness
Contentful
9.0
OutSystems
Admin section
Contentful
7.9
OutSystems
Page templates
Contentful
7.5
OutSystems
Library of website themes
Contentful
7.2
OutSystems
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Contentful
7.4
OutSystems
Publishing workflow
Contentful
7.5
OutSystems
Form generator
Contentful
7.0
OutSystems

Web Content Management

Contentful
7.7
OutSystems
Content taxonomy
Contentful
7.6
OutSystems
SEO support
Contentful
8.2
OutSystems
Bulk management
Contentful
7.3
OutSystems
Availability / breadth of extensions
Contentful
6.6
OutSystems
Community / comment management
Contentful
9.0
OutSystems

Low-Code Development

Contentful
OutSystems
7.8
Visual Modeling
Contentful
OutSystems
7.9
Drag-and-drop Interfaces
Contentful
OutSystems
8.0
Platform Security
Contentful
OutSystems
7.8
Platform User Management
Contentful
OutSystems
7.4
Reusability
Contentful
OutSystems
7.8
Platform Scalability
Contentful
OutSystems
8.0

Pros

Contentful

  • Contentful provides organized, flexible data models with support for a variety of data types and content editors (e.g. WYSIWYGs, form fields, raw text areas).
  • Contentful has great built-in versioning features with history and draft states so it's easy to make updates and revert when needed.
  • Contentful has an intuitive user interface and good support for multiple spaces (which can be helpful for companies that need separate projects for dev/staging/production).
Eric Mason | TrustRadius Reviewer

OutSystems

  • Deployment management – OutSystems has a built in robust, multi-environment deployment system that helps ensures the clean and error free deployment of applications through the development, testing and production product lifecycle
  • Rapid application development – Through the low code, graphical development environment you can develop applications far quicker than with more traditional development environments
  • Cross platform mobile development – OutSystems handle the development and building of mobile application for both iOS and Android in a simple streamlined way that removes 90% of the problems normally associated with multi platform development
John Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Contentful

  • Preview of changes prior to publishing
  • The ability to use a spell check plug-in when working on content (it doesn't work well with Grammarly)
Nathaly Sierra | TrustRadius Reviewer

OutSystems

  • The platform controls all the parts. While great for development and overall maintenance, it could lead to discussions with your DBA (who has to trust the platform). As a developer I love the platform, as a DBA I would like more control.
  • By making software development model driven using flows, you are forced to rethink the way of programming. It makes it easier, but sometimes the way of working leads to code which could be optimized (standard problem in model based software development).
  • Most of the code is generated, so the technical knowledge of the inner working of coding are not Essentials. This could lead to degration of this knowlegde. As part of this, most technologies will only be used when OutSystems supports it. They do a good job on implementing these things. But things like Node.js would be nice.
Patrick Baanvinger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Contentful

No score
No answers yet
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OutSystems

OutSystems 8.3
Based on 4 answers
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.
Erik Hagen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Contentful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OutSystems

OutSystems 8.3
Based on 3 answers
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.
Erik Hagen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Contentful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OutSystems

OutSystems 7.5
Based on 45 answers
In becoming bigger, the support encountered several growing pains, but we've seen amelioration (also by involving a customer engagement manager, more direct lines with OutSystems, and better contact with partner Noesis). Sometimes growing goes fast and the organization needs to adapt to the new world. New markets are conquered, but others still need to grow.
Stefan Parijs | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Contentful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OutSystems

OutSystems 7.4
Based on 2 answers
Manage expectations properly.
Erik Hagen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Contentful

Contentful offers a great deal of features for a relatively low price. This is what ended up persuading us to purchase it. We also gathered that this was one of the more well-rated products out there, which was encouraging. It definitely stacks up well against its competitors.
Nathan Richardson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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).
Willem Norval | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Contentful

  • It speed up our content creation process
  • We've freed up dev and design resources for more important projects
  • Given freedom to people to create new pages, while keeping some control so they wouldn't make serious mistakes
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Lee Penning | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

OutSystems

Pricing Details

Contentful

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Contentful Editions & Modules

Edition
CommunityFree
Team489/month
EnterpriseCustom
    Additional Pricing Details

    OutSystems

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Yes
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Yes
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    OutSystems Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Contentful
    8.2
    OutSystems
    7.5

    Likelihood to Renew

    Contentful
    OutSystems
    8.3

    Usability

    Contentful
    OutSystems
    8.3

    Support Rating

    Contentful
    OutSystems
    7.5

    Implementation Rating

    Contentful
    OutSystems
    7.4

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