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Score 7.5 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Reporting & Analytics

    7.4

    K2 Software

    74%

    OutSystems

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    K2 Software ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Dashboards

    7.5
    75%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Standard reports

    7.4
    74%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Custom reports

    7.2
    72%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Process Engine

    8.0

    K2 Software

    80%

    OutSystems

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    K2 Software ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Process designer

    8.9
    89%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Process simulation

    7.6
    76%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Business rules engine

    8.0
    80%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    SOA support

    7.8
    78%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Process player

    8.9
    89%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support for modeling languages

    7.6
    76%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Form builder

    7.0
    70%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Model execution

    8.2
    82%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Collaboration

    7.8

    K2 Software

    78%

    OutSystems

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    K2 Software ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Social collaboration tools

    7.8
    78%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content Management Capabilties

    7.6

    K2 Software

    76%

    OutSystems

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    K2 Software ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Content management

    7.6
    76%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Low-Code Development

    K2 Software

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    OutSystems

    83%
    OutSystems ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Visual Modeling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    46 Ratings

    Drag-and-drop Interfaces

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    46 Ratings

    Platform Security

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    45 Ratings

    Platform User Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    44 Ratings

    Reusability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    48 Ratings

    Platform Scalability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    45 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • K2 Software is rated higher in 4 areas: Usability, Support Rating, Online Training, Implementation Rating
    • OutSystems is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.7

    K2 Software

    87%
    20 Ratings
    9.9

    OutSystems

    99%
    125 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.1

    K2 Software

    81%
    7 Ratings
    8.2

    OutSystems

    82%
    4 Ratings

    Usability

    8.9

    K2 Software

    89%
    3 Ratings
    8.2

    OutSystems

    82%
    3 Ratings

    Availability

    8.0

    K2 Software

    80%
    2 Ratings

    OutSystems

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    10.0

    K2 Software

    100%
    2 Ratings
    7.1

    OutSystems

    71%
    87 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    K2 Software

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    OutSystems

    91%
    1 Rating

    Online Training

    9.0

    K2 Software

    90%
    1 Rating
    8.2

    OutSystems

    82%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    9.0

    K2 Software

    90%
    2 Ratings
    7.3

    OutSystems

    73%
    4 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    K2 Software

    Not well suited for:
    - automation of knowledge work (Adaptive/Dynamic Case Management);
    - use cases requiring application of very advanced business rules. There is a third party business rules engine that works well with K2 though;
    - Java engineers- wanna-be-BPM consultants - K2 is best suited for Business Technologists aka Citizen Developers;
    - outsourcing based delivery model - you need to train your onshore people;
    - teams and companies that don't want to learn on their own. if you want to outsource your DPA program to a foreign based IT services provider, pick a different vendor;

    Well suited for:
    - 60-70% of all digital process automation uses cases you will find in your organization;
    - department and enterprise-grade process automation applications;
    - Citizen Developer adoption;
    - integration intensive use cases;
    - software teams not afraid to extend K2 with their own code through well-documented APIs;
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    K2 Software

    • K2 BlackPearl provides better versioning of processes than other BPM products I have used. Because of the feature-rich capabilities available being built on the MS Workflow framework, you can ultimately reach the level of code customization you need - but also leverage the tooling and code automating features of K2.
    • Its level of extensibility is fantastic. To say it is extensible and interoperable means a lot, because a lot of products SAY you can extend a feature, but it requires ripping out the kitchen of the house. K2 Blackpearl doesn't require kitchen replacement... you can upgrade the sink, replace the cabinetry, and extend pretty much everything. I have not run into a situation in the 6 years of using the product that I could NOT customize/extend a capability.
    • K2 Blackpearl's physical architecture options are plentiful. If you understand the product components and the granularity of the specific business need, you can provide an accurate blueprint installation of the product initially, and adapt or scale the product capabilities with relative ease via configuration and distributed options. They even offer training on physical infrastructure deployments if you are concerned about future use or growth.
    Brent Heezen | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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.
    Christopher Fowers | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    K2 Software

    • Better integration with TFS automated build tools is one feature that is missing out of box. My organization has controls on code migration and deployment and use TFS for other code and builds. We cannot use the automated build for K2 workflow projects.
    • Ability to define business rules in external rules engine/repository which can be used by workflow processes
    Ajay Mandke | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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
    John Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    K2 Software

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $2,000 per month

    K2 Software Editions & Modules

    Edition
    K2 Software$2000.001
    K2 Software EnterpriseRequest a Quote
    1. per month
    2. none
    Additional Pricing Details

    OutSystems

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0 per month

    OutSystems Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Basic$4,000.001
    Pro$10,000.001
    1. per month
    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    K2 Software

    K2 Software 8.1
    Based on 7 answers
    While K2 blackpearl is powerful, it shouldn't be an automatic selection for all situations. A careful analysis of business requirements, cost, and projected long-term use is required before choosing a K2 offering over a competitor, as is true with almost any other business product. The more hands-on development you can get with K2 blackpearl the better you will be at determining if it's the correct product for your needs. Don't let a sales pitch sway you into purchasing or using the product; experience what it can do for yourself!
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    OutSystems

    OutSystems 8.2
    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

    K2 Software

    K2 Software 8.9
    Based on 3 answers
    K2 platform has multiple designers (Web based designer ,k2 studio, visual studio) each targeted at business analysts,power users, and developers. The platform provides consistent web experience in workspace navigation for users and admins and provides excellent reports out of box.
    Ajay Mandke | TrustRadius Reviewer

    OutSystems

    OutSystems 8.2
    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

    K2 Software

    K2 Software 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    They were always super helpful when I was learning how to use the program, and assisted me frequently when I came across unknown errors in the workspace
    Kristen Roskob | TrustRadius Reviewer

    OutSystems

    OutSystems 7.1
    Based on 87 answers
    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    In-Person Training

    K2 Software

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    OutSystems

    OutSystems 9.1
    Based on 1 answer
    Excellent material full of hands on that improve the understanding of the platform.
    Carlos Alberto Aponte Roa | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    K2 Software

    K2 Software 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    It was a complete online training with virual machine provided by K2. All the infrastructure was set up before hand. The training material was pretty thorough. The instructor was knowledgeable.
    Overall the training program was well designed and planned.
    Deepak Kadam | TrustRadius Reviewer

    OutSystems

    OutSystems 8.2
    Based on 1 answer
    The online training material is well designed and explanations are step by step, helping trainees to understand and follow each exercise and new concept.
    Carlos Alberto Aponte Roa | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    K2 Software

    K2 Software 9.0
    Based on 2 answers
    No answer on this topic is available.

    OutSystems

    OutSystems 7.3
    Based on 4 answers
    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    K2 Software

    What previously stood K2 apart from Nintex was purely the ability to have workflows executed outside of SharePoint. Nintex are due to release a product that resides in Azure that provides this feature as well. K2 should really look into redesigning the development GUIs they are not good at all, and perhaps look at providing a cloud solution to mitigate the risk of clients having to maintain hardware as well as their workflow solutions.
    Paul Keys | 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

    K2 Software

    • Positive impact on process discipline.
    • Excellent tools for measure process cycle time, identifying process delays, and making significant improvements to processes.
    • Increased efficiency through delivery of process information to stakeholders that minimizes delays, especially when processes are running across multiple time zones, and involve people who are traveling or away from their desktop.
    Mark Johnston | 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

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