OutSystems vs. Pega Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
OutSystems
Score 9.0 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
Pega Platform
Score 5.9 out of 10
N/A
Pega Platform is a combined business process management and robotic process automation (RPA) platform with advanced workforce analytics from Pegasystems.
$35
per month per user* (or $0.45 per case**)
Pricing
OutSystemsPega Platform
Editions & Modules
Basic
$4,000.00
per month
Pro
$10,000.00
per month
Low-code Factory Edition
$35
per month per user* (or $0.45 per case**)
Standard Edition
$90
per month per user* (or $0.80 per case**)
Enterprise Edition
Custom Quote
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
OutSystemsPega Platform
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details*500 named user minimum. Additional users available in blocks of 100. Billed annually. Based on a 3-year term. **350,000 cases / year minimum. Additional cases available in blocks of 150,000.
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Community Pulse
OutSystemsPega Platform
Considered Both Products
OutSystems
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
We looked a couple of platforms - but limited our research to those in the Gartner magic quadrant. They were all similar, or at least each had strengths and weaknesses. We choose OutSystems because: 1) they were .Net based as opposed to Java 2) they were SQL server-based and 3) …
Chose OutSystems
We spent a year on our due diligence to make sure Outsystems would be able to satisfy current replacement application needs as well as deliver on new experiences. We looked at competitive products, custom coding, and best-of-breed combinations of all our current application.
Pega Platform

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
OutSystemsPega Platform
Low-Code Development
Comparison of Low-Code Development features of Product A and Product B
OutSystems
8.8
52 Ratings
2% above category average
Pega Platform
-
Ratings
Visual Modeling8.049 Ratings00 Ratings
Drag-and-drop Interfaces9.050 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform Security8.549 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform User Management9.047 Ratings00 Ratings
Reusability9.552 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform Scalability9.049 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
OutSystems
-
Ratings
Pega Platform
8.7
62 Ratings
7% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings9.061 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings8.661 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings8.660 Ratings
Process Engine
Comparison of Process Engine features of Product A and Product B
OutSystems
-
Ratings
Pega Platform
8.7
64 Ratings
3% above category average
Process designer00 Ratings9.463 Ratings
Process simulation00 Ratings9.655 Ratings
Business rules engine00 Ratings9.663 Ratings
SOA support00 Ratings7.049 Ratings
Process player00 Ratings9.447 Ratings
Support for modeling languages00 Ratings5.46 Ratings
Form builder00 Ratings9.658 Ratings
Model execution00 Ratings9.854 Ratings
Collaboration
Comparison of Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
OutSystems
-
Ratings
Pega Platform
8.0
49 Ratings
2% below category average
Social collaboration tools00 Ratings8.049 Ratings
Content Management Capabilties
Comparison of Content Management Capabilties features of Product A and Product B
OutSystems
-
Ratings
Pega Platform
4.4
9 Ratings
60% below category average
Content management00 Ratings4.49 Ratings
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User Ratings
OutSystemsPega Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(129 ratings)
4.4
(72 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.2
(4 ratings)
10.0
(7 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(3 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.5
(44 ratings)
10.0
(7 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
8.2
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.3
(2 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
OutSystemsPega Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Pegasystems
Pega Platform has introduced the low code feature, using app studio seasonal and professional developer can develop application easily and quickly. The initial application can be build by Business analyst and product owner who has less knowledge of Pega Platform, further application can be enhanced/extended by professional developer. We can develop end to end application and promote to higher environment. Easily we can perform parallel development using branch.
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Pros
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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Pegasystems
  • Quick development time. Much of the Pega "rules" are easy to configure and implement.
  • Visually friendly and modern. Much of the UI/UX elements in the system are continuously supported and updated, giving a nice feel to the apps.
  • Many of the configurations and rules Pega gives to the developers can also be delegated to business users. The organization and structure of the client's business can easily be adapted in the Pega platform.
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Cons
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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Pegasystems
  • Need more learning materials. For Beginners who have previous programming experience with another language takes more time to learn.
  • If the developer is met with an issue in pega platform , they have to rely on Pega supporting team to fix it.
  • Customization is available but is not encouraged. Pega does not support faults that occur in customized solutions.
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Likelihood to Renew
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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Pegasystems
Pegasystems has continued to demonstrate a strong partnership with our organization and investment in their product that aligns with our overall vision and need. Pegasystems has engaged us at every level, with the assistance of minor defects to the overall roadmap planning and alignment of our goals
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Usability
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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Pegasystems
Pega Platform is enhancing its product and launching new features day by day which help to achieve customers needs. If I talk about the earlier version of Pega Platform (i.e. pega v5 and 6.3) there were many numbers of limitations in Pega Platform and if we need to do some customization then needed to write custom java and jave scripts to achieve the functionally. Now I can say Pega Platform is running with market trends and demand. Pega Platform is giving all the options which support the current technologies like decisioning capabilities, real time processing, mashup, process fabrics etc..
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Support Rating
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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Pegasystems
It’s very slow sometimes, but that may be our servers. Also the Knowledge Library needs some work - again, not sure if it’s our setup or what- but I’m unable to search the body of an article for content, so I have to be very intentional with tagging, but it’s not ideal.
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In-Person Training
OutSystems
Excellent material full of hands on that improve the understanding of the platform.
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Pegasystems
No answers on this topic
Online Training
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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Pegasystems
The online training is an excellent one, but still it is missing hands on development.
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Implementation Rating
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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Pegasystems
Implementation is totally depend up on the requirement
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Alternatives Considered
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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Pegasystems
We did evaluate multiple products offerings with Pega Platform capabilities and observed that Pega PRPC rules engine and case management capabilities are better over so many BPM Tools. We also conducted a detailed study with developers to identify the best products out of Suite of BPM products. It's observed that Rules engines integration is very streamlined with forms in Pega whereas other tools multiple have powerful data model capabilities but lacks the ease of creating business rules.
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Return on Investment
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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Pegasystems
  • For one of the applications we worked on, we were able to reduce the processing time on a case from 2 days to 20 minutes by utilizing Pega
  • We were able to resolve the issue of the routing of cases to users based on a specific algorithm by use of Pega
  • Pega case management feature was extensively used in one of the application to establish a parent-child relationship which was very helpful for all the business users
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