Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Mendix
Score 8.5 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Mendix is a low code platform-as-a-service offering with mobile and social extensions. Mendix was acquired by Siemens August 2018.
$0
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
MendixOutSystems
Editions & Modules
Free Edition
$0
Pro Edition
1,250
per month (billed annually)
Pro Edition
1,250
per month (billed annually)
Enterprise Edition
1,675
per month (billed annually)
Enterprise Edition
1,675
per month (billed annually)
Basic
$4,000.00
per month
Pro
$10,000.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Considered Both Products
Mendix
Chose Mendix
Cordys has cost us a lot of money. Mendix and OutSystems are similar products but we just liked Mendix better. The Mendix community is really helpful. You get answers in hours when you post a question on their forum. And the Mendix's help desk is also always there to help you …
Chose Mendix
The two were neck-and-neck on most measures. OutSystems, at the time, had more of a WYSIWYG UI development environment. We chose to work first with Mendix because we could implement the WebService interface to Exari DocGen with less Java/C++ code than was required for OutSyste…
Chose Mendix
Mendix is more flexible and custom making oriented than Appian. OutSystems is almost the same as Mendix but more directed to the traditional developer, whereas Mendix is trying to make it possible for everyone to be able to model.
Chose Mendix
Although I have never worked with OutSystems, Mendix is seen as a platform that can be used more easily by people that do not have an IT background. Mendix is indeed a platform that makes it possible for people with a business background (and are IT minded) to create beautiful …
Chose Mendix
they are good but Mendix is more of enterprise grade. Mendix has many modules available and ready plug ins
Chose Mendix
Because most of our apps work closely with our main system (ERP) and other tools, we went with Mendix. It's good at easily connecting with lots of different systems, which is exactly what we need. Another thing we like about it is that it can handle growth well, and its pricing …
Chose Mendix
Most flexible and scalable platform
Chose Mendix
Overall, these have a lot in common, but where Mendix really stands out, is its ability to integrate with multiple (previously existing) systems.
Chose Mendix
Mendix is more business oriented and focusses on visual coding.
Chose Mendix
Mendix is based on model driven development and uses model interpretation in stead of code generation.
Chose Mendix
Integration is far more easy with Mendix.
Chose Mendix
I prefer Mendix because of its open structure the others mostly have vendor lock-in.
Chose Mendix
We did not deep dive into the competitors that far, primarily because of the support of the Mendix team. We felt that from a technology standpoint they were all likely close enough. What separated Mendix was the willingness of the people to make sure we succeeded. I believe the …
Chose Mendix
We selected Mendix over the competition simply because it seems like Mendix is growing faster than the competitors. The functionality is largely the same, but the price and resources favors Mendix at least at the time I reviewed the industry landscape in 2015.
OutSystems
Chose OutSystems
I evaluated Mendix. OutSystems has many features baked in where they are third party add-ons on Mendix. For example the Process Modeling is baked into OutSystems. That is great. I also get a sense of better community support with OutSystems than with Mendix.

Chose OutSystems
Mendix was similar to OutSystems, but OutSystems seemed more polished in comparison. Note we reviewed Mendix over two years ago and I have not seen the product since to update the comparison.
Chose OutSystems
Mendix is a great platform, but [when considering] the platform capabilities when compared to Outsystems (and when you add to the people aspect of Outsystems), Outsystems comes out a distinct winner.
Chose OutSystems
Mendix is getting close to OutSystems but has too many vendor locks. Apart from that Mendix is no way near the current status of OS.
Betty Blocks is more suitable to service SME companies, since the costs are lower but the featureset is way smaller.
Chose OutSystems
The two platforms are similar in a lot of respects but Mendix has a strong project management side where OutSystems put a focus on the devops. We had an existing project management solution so the increased focus on devops was a better fit. We are also a .NET shop and …
Chose OutSystems
We did two analyses of a POC of a week, comparing OutSystems and Mendix. From our point of view, OutSystems was a better fit for bigger enterprises, and IT can still keep an eye on a possible wide growth of new applications and solutions. After this POC, we also had a look at Be…
Chose OutSystems
We had a very comprehensive comparison between Mendix and OutSystems. We had multiple demonstrations of the platform and we had them both build a mockup or dummy application within a day at our office. After those meetings it was a pretty easy pick between the both of them. It …
Chose OutSystems
Where Mendix looks nice, but mobile application have runtime interpreters, it makes maintaining multiple application and managing them very hard.
Thinkwise is a nice ERP platform, but cannot be compared to OutSystems because they are miles apart. The developer experience is a …
Chose OutSystems
Although I haven't tried much of other low-code platforms, what I know, what I read, what they share with me ... there is currently no better platform than OutSystems in the low code market. And the tendency is for OutSystems to be increasingly disruptive.
Chose OutSystems
OutSystems had many more possibilities and a good user community. The stability, reliability, and performance of the tool were much higher compared to any other RAD platforms.
Chose OutSystems
  • I think the way it was presented by our installation partner Coolprofs.
  • And the easy to get results way of programming
Chose OutSystems
The vision and strategy of OutSystems (developer oriented) fits our company. Also the technology stack and scalabilty options outperform the competition. We have now also learned that the platform keeps developing, releasing new relevant features frequently. Another advantage …
Chose OutSystems
We found OutSystems had superior options and worked better for us.
Chose OutSystems
Easier to learn and use. More flexible.
Chose OutSystems
The biggest benefit is that it helps avert vendor lock-in (you can take the code and leave if you need to/want to)! Also, OutSystems supports multi-tenancy and directly incorporates containers and DevOps concepts/tools. OutSystems is on top of analyst charts for two …
Chose OutSystems

Most complete solution. Beyond the super fast ability to create high-quality web and native mobile apps, the built-in analytics have proven to almost eliminate the need for added overhead of analytics tags.

I've been following OutSystems for 3 years and the pace of innovation …

Chose OutSystems
OutSystems has a better product for all deployment models, overall the product is much more matured; deployment and post-production analytics are better. UI components are richer. Using the overall ecosystem of tools provided, development teams can confidently deliver …
Chose OutSystems
We have evaluated against Mendix, K2, SharePoint and we have found that Outsystems could cover all of the specs and then some more.
Chose OutSystems
We evaluated Mendix.
But Outsystems proved to be superior in the terms of the flexibility, platform governance and the promise it offers.
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Highlights

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Mendix and OutSystems are both low-code development tools meant to help developers create applications quickly and with minimal code.  Mendix is built to provide a user-friendly, flexible development tool so that even inexperienced developers can create an application.  OutSystems provides a range of advanced features to help developers deploy and manage their applications after they’ve been developed.  Both tools are most popular with mid sized businesses and larger enterprises, though they are also used by smaller businesses.

Features

Mendix and OutSystems both allow users to create applications with minimal development experience, but they also have some standout features that set them apart from each other. 

Mendix provides an easy to use process for creating applications.  Users will be walked through application creation step by step, with prebuilt models they can use or edit for their needs. Mendix also provides a developer mobile application so users can edit or create applications from any device. Businesses will have no problem with collaborating using Mendix, as the solution is entirely cloud based, making it easy to share work with other users. 

OutSystems provides simple, one click deployment, making it easy to send out an application to the entire organization once it is completed.  Additionally, OutSystems allows users to easily map elements of an application to connected databases, so users can easily select where app related data should live.  For smaller businesses, OutSystems also provides a more generous free version that can support up to 100 users.

Limitations

Mendix and OutSystems provide a platform for low-code development and application deployment, but they also have some limitations that are important to consider.

Mendix provides an easy process for application creation, but once those applications are built, it is a little trickier to deploy compared to OutSystems one click deployment.  Additionally, Mapping application objects to related databases is more difficult than the drag and drop process offered by OutSystems. Small businesses may also have a hard time getting the most out of Mendix’s free version, which only supports 10 users.

OutSystems application creation is more rigid than Mendix, requiring users to choose application type (smartphone, tablet, etc) from the get go, rather than allowing them to commit to that choice later on.  Additionally, OutSystems doesn’t have a fully cloud-based option, so it can be more difficult to collaborate, especially across offices in different locations.

Pricing

OutSystems offers a free version with support for one environment and up to 100 end users, which is a good choice for businesses looking to try before they buy.  The basic package supports up to 1,000 users and starts at $4,000 per month.  The standard package supports any number of end users for $10,000 per month. Businesses that need more features or support can reach out to the vendor for an enterprise quote.

Mendix offers a free version for up to 10 developers, after that pricing is on a “pay what you need” basis, based on number of applications in addition to other factors.  Paid Mendix plans start as low as $1,917 per month. 

Features
MendixOutSystems
Low-Code Development
Comparison of Low-Code Development features of Product A and Product B
Mendix
8.5
9 Ratings
0% below category average
OutSystems
8.8
52 Ratings
3% above category average
Visual Modeling8.29 Ratings8.049 Ratings
Drag-and-drop Interfaces8.69 Ratings8.950 Ratings
Platform Security8.89 Ratings8.549 Ratings
Platform User Management8.69 Ratings9.047 Ratings
Reusability8.29 Ratings9.552 Ratings
Platform Scalability8.39 Ratings9.149 Ratings
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(66 ratings)
8.9
(129 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(4 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(12 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
7.7
(14 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
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Likelihood to Recommend
Siemens AG
Mendix excels in scenarios involving Business Process Automation, making it a strong choice for applications requiring workflow automation, including processes like request approvals, document management, and other business workflows.Conversely, Mendix may be less suitable for projects that demand highly customized solutions with extensive custom coding. Its primary focus on low-code development may not align well with the requirements of projects that heavily rely on intricate and specialized coding.
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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
Siemens AG
  • We're able to really easily develop different views that are very specific to a customer's needs or customer's different types of user needs. So for example, the production managers can have a certain view that's relevant to them and then certain line managers can have views that are specific to them that allow them to run different scenarios which they define. So it allows us to easily build customized apps for each different type of user.
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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
Siemens AG
  • Earlier versions lacked in UI/Ux. This is still improving.
  • Since everyone and anyone can create custom add ons (widgets), Mendix could improve their quality checks (but not as rigid as eg Apple).
  • Upgradeability used to be somewhat of an issue. Version 7 looks to be handling this better than previous versions.
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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
Siemens AG
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
Siemens AG
A 10 would say I have nothing to wish for. A 9 means I haven't seen anything better.This tool really helps you in the whole creation and maintenace cycle, so from requirements to building/modeling to testing to deploying to capturing feedback.
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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
Siemens AG
Response times are quick and you will get updates regularly about the status of your request. Even with very technical questions they have specialists that can help you with your problems it will give you an answer or help you with a work around.
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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
Siemens AG
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
Siemens AG
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
Siemens AG
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
Siemens AG
Mendix would be my preferred system all the way. The system is designed for these kinds of works. I've worked with WP and DNN but they should be used just for websites. To create an app for a business value, I would suggest Mendix. Also, the offline capabilities of Mendix have greatly improved since the deployment of Mendix 7.13.
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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
Siemens AG
  • It helps to speed up application development because of its low code by the fact that it's low code. It allows professional developers to focus more on specialized application development rather than the more routine application development that business IT and super users can do for themselves with some coaching from the IT department. So it's just allowing the more specialist professional developers.net, for example, Java in our organization to focus on more complex engineering application developments.
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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

Mendix Screenshots

Screenshot of Agile Project Management: Collaborate. Manage. Iterate.Screenshot of Central App Management: Application Management Made Easy.Screenshot of App Store: Hundreds of building blocks to get you out of the gate.Screenshot of 1-Click Deployment: Efficient DevOps. Enabled.