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Likelihood to Recommend

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.
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Pega Platform

Pega is great for corporate web apps when a certain work flow or process can be improved through automation or a more stream lined process. It can handle forms and documents really well, integrates well with many different services (including other Pega apps), can handle very complex work flows and logic to basic things like user permissions and notifications. I would say it is less suited for small business needs. I would also say it is not that great at handling media or very interactive screens such as video (something I have personally never seen done).
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Feature Rating Comparison

Low-Code Development

OutSystems
7.9
Pega Platform
Visual Modeling
OutSystems
8.0
Pega Platform
Drag-and-drop Interfaces
OutSystems
8.1
Pega Platform
Platform Security
OutSystems
7.8
Pega Platform
Platform User Management
OutSystems
7.5
Pega Platform
Reusability
OutSystems
7.9
Pega Platform
Platform Scalability
OutSystems
8.1
Pega Platform

Reporting & Analytics

OutSystems
Pega Platform
7.9
Dashboards
OutSystems
Pega Platform
8.2
Standard reports
OutSystems
Pega Platform
8.0
Custom reports
OutSystems
Pega Platform
7.4

Process Engine

OutSystems
Pega Platform
7.8
Process designer
OutSystems
Pega Platform
8.5
Process simulation
OutSystems
Pega Platform
8.0
Business rules engine
OutSystems
Pega Platform
8.5
SOA support
OutSystems
Pega Platform
8.3
Process player
OutSystems
Pega Platform
8.0
Support for modeling languages
OutSystems
Pega Platform
5.4
Form builder
OutSystems
Pega Platform
7.8
Model execution
OutSystems
Pega Platform
8.1

Collaboration

OutSystems
Pega Platform
7.6
Social collaboration tools
OutSystems
Pega Platform
7.6

Content Management Capabilties

OutSystems
Pega Platform
4.4
Content management
OutSystems
Pega Platform
4.4

Pros

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
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Pega Platform

  • Reusability
  • Pega’s Situational layer cake architecture is capable of organizing application to suit enterprise needs. An enterprise can have a complex organization structure located around the globe. Because of Situational layer cake architecture reusing common policies and procedures is easy while allowing for differences between products, regions, channels and customer segments.Whereas with some application development platforms, separate copies of the application should be created to suite different business context.
  • Faster application delivery
  • With Pega developers can reuse common policies and procedures, replicate functions and industry specific frameworks and utilize pega UI elements to develop applications. IT is easy to deploy.Therefore developers are capable of delivering application earlier compared to some application development platforms. Pega reduces time taken to deliver an outcome.
  • Pega upgrades
  • Pega platform is upddated to adapt and work with latest technologies.
  • Proprietary users support and maintain Pega platform continuously. Pega customer support is always willing to enhance product support.
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Cons

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.
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Pega Platform

  • Pega’s Strategic Apps, Cobrowse and OpenSpan offerings appeal to midmarket customers, but Pega is not aggressively promoting Pega 7 and Pega Express as stand-alone iBPMS platforms to the midmarket.
  • Pega doesn't support powerful data or process modeling capabilities as compared to the other tools.
  • Pega doesn't support full extraction, transformation and loading capabilities as offered by other industry-leading tools. Pega support doesn't solve tickets correctly on-time.
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Likelihood to Renew

OutSystems

OutSystems 9.1
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.
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Pega Platform

Pega Platform 10.0
Based on 6 answers
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

OutSystems 9.1
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.
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Pega Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

OutSystems

OutSystems 7.5
Based on 43 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.
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Pega Platform

Pega Platform 7.7
Based on 5 answers
Pega is a great platform but you must be careful to choose an implementation partner that works well with your company culture. Our first implementation partner was not a good fit and we struggled through the first round of deployment until we find two other partners (one for Marketing and another for CRM) who truly understood and worked well with our company.
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Online Training

OutSystems

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pega Platform

Pega Platform 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The online training is an excellent one, but still it is missing hands on development.
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Implementation

OutSystems

OutSystems 8.1
Based on 2 answers
Manage expectations properly.
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Pega Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Pega Platform

Pega offers a business-friendly toolkit for defining applications. Unlike traditional BPM tools, there is much fewer complications, the technical syntax to handle in modeling processes and hardly any hard-coded programming. A well-trained business user can be trusted to create a business application from the Pegasystems BPM framework if desired. Pega also provides "Case Life cycle Management" - which allows any business user to capture and process the full scope of work in their operations, be it document handling, approvals, decision making, etc. These tasks can all be built into a process flow to automate as much as possible. The usage of design-once, the deploy-anywhere user interface has helped in saving a lot of effort.
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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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Pega Platform

  • With our framework, we have been able to build new applications in 10% of the time/cost. Example, we built an application that took 8 months and 1.2 million k in a traditional .net environment and was able to build a similar application in 60 days for about 100k
  • Collaboration with the designer shaves weeks off the requirements gathering
  • Standard reporting is a launchpad that allows the users to accept the system without waiting for MIS reports to follow application build which often would usually delay use for 60 to 90, but not with Pega
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Pricing Details

OutSystems

General

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

Pega Platform

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

OutSystems
8.1
Pega Platform
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

OutSystems
9.1
Pega Platform
10.0

Usability

OutSystems
9.1
Pega Platform

Support

OutSystems
7.5
Pega Platform
7.7

Online Training

OutSystems
Pega Platform
8.0

Implementation

OutSystems
8.1
Pega Platform

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