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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Low-Code Development

    8.3

    OutSystems

    83%

    Salesforce

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    OutSystems ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Visual Modeling

    7.6
    76%
    46 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Drag-and-drop Interfaces

    9.2
    92%
    46 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform Security

    8.2
    82%
    45 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform User Management

    8.2
    82%
    44 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reusability

    8.2
    82%
    48 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform Scalability

    8.5
    85%
    45 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Sales Force Automation

    OutSystems

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Salesforce

    81%
    Salesforce.com ranks higher in 9/9 features

    Customer data management / contact management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    186 Ratings

    Workflow management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    177 Ratings

    Territory management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    147 Ratings

    Opportunity management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    182 Ratings

    Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    171 Ratings

    Contract management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    144 Ratings

    Quote & order management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    136 Ratings

    Interaction tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    158 Ratings

    Channel / partner relationship management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    129 Ratings

    Customer Service & Support

    OutSystems

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    Salesforce

    86%
    Salesforce.com ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Case management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    56 Ratings

    Call center management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    42 Ratings

    Help desk management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    46 Ratings

    Marketing Automation

    OutSystems

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Salesforce

    81%
    Salesforce.com ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Lead management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    169 Ratings

    Email marketing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    144 Ratings

    CRM Project Management

    OutSystems

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    Salesforce

    77%
    Salesforce.com ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Task management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    160 Ratings

    Billing and invoicing management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    37 Ratings

    Reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    124 Ratings

    CRM Reporting & Analytics

    OutSystems

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Salesforce

    83%
    Salesforce.com ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Forecasting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    158 Ratings

    Pipeline visualization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    174 Ratings

    Customizable reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    182 Ratings

    Customization

    OutSystems

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Salesforce

    83%
    Salesforce.com ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Custom fields

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    175 Ratings

    Custom objects

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    167 Ratings

    Scripting environment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    126 Ratings

    API for custom integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    146 Ratings

    Security

    OutSystems

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.7

    Salesforce

    87%
    Salesforce.com ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Single sign-on capability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    144 Ratings

    Role-based user permissions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    137 Ratings

    Social CRM

    OutSystems

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    Salesforce

    82%
    Salesforce.com ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Social data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    116 Ratings

    Social engagement

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    114 Ratings

    Integrations with 3rd-party Software

    OutSystems

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Salesforce

    81%
    Salesforce.com ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Marketing automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    150 Ratings

    Compensation management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    101 Ratings

    Platform

    OutSystems

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Salesforce

    83%
    Salesforce.com ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Mobile access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    158 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • OutSystems is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, In-Person Training
    • Salesforce.com is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating, Online Training, Implementation Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.9

    OutSystems

    99%
    125 Ratings
    8.1

    Salesforce

    81%
    304 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.2

    OutSystems

    82%
    4 Ratings
    9.5

    Salesforce

    95%
    50 Ratings

    Usability

    8.2

    OutSystems

    82%
    3 Ratings
    8.3

    Salesforce

    83%
    92 Ratings

    Availability

    OutSystems

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8

    Salesforce

    98%
    54 Ratings

    Performance

    OutSystems

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Salesforce

    90%
    36 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.1

    OutSystems

    71%
    87 Ratings
    7.9

    Salesforce

    79%
    119 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    9.1

    OutSystems

    91%
    1 Rating
    7.9

    Salesforce

    79%
    11 Ratings

    Online Training

    8.2

    OutSystems

    82%
    1 Rating
    9.1

    Salesforce

    91%
    15 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    7.3

    OutSystems

    73%
    4 Ratings
    9.4

    Salesforce

    94%
    32 Ratings

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    OutSystems

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Salesforce

    91%
    10 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    OutSystems

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Salesforce

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Professional Services

    OutSystems

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3

    Salesforce

    93%
    8 Ratings

    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Salesforce

    Ability to create dashboards. The project progress can be easily tracked. Tickets can be fed with all the right data and the same can be exported. You can customize the fields as per your usage. Can be used for multiple projects. The reports generated are accurate in nature and can be used for making important decisions and improvements.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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.
    Christopher Fowers | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Salesforce

    • Salesforce.com is extremely customizable. I would not consider it an out-of-the-box solution, although its standard fields allow for fundamental CRM activities and reporting.
    • Salesforce.com is able to integrate with 100s of third-party softwares—often times creating efficiencies in processes.
    • Reports within Salesforce.com have the ability to be simple as a standard Account report, or you can get very granular with your report filtering to segment a very specific result, eg. Accounts in California who are active clients and fall within the pharmaceutical industry and have a specified market capitalization.
    Erik Viager | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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
    John Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Salesforce

    • Would like easier integration of Einstein data in Salesforce Dashboards so we do not have to navigate to the Analytics Studio.
    • Quicker adoption of custom objects into new offerings like the Pipeline Navigator.
    • Continued expansion of Salesforce Surveys for more features and flexibility.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Salesforce

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $25 per month

    Salesforce Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Essentials$25.001
    Professional$75.001
    Enterprise$150.001
    Unlimited$300.002
    1. Per User/Per Month
    2. Per user/Per month
    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    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

    Salesforce

    Salesforce 9.5
    Based on 50 answers
    While it's not perfect and can be overly complicated at times, there is not another solution out there that can do what it does. To get the same functionality you would need numerous disparate tools to match the amount of functionality Salesforce has. Having it all aggregated on one platform makes the complicated parts far more bearable
    John Cupoli | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    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

    Salesforce

    Salesforce 8.3
    Based on 92 answers
    Compared to the Salesforce Classic layout, the Lightning Experience is very user-friendly. Customize your top navigation bar to include quick links to your most frequently used records, objects, or reports. There are free online courses from Salesforce called "Trail Heads" to help new users get acquainted with the CRM. As a whole, it's a well-designed and user-friendly website. All is well, and there have been no problems so far.
    Al Mubassir Muin | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    OutSystems

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Salesforce

    Salesforce 9.8
    Based on 54 answers
    Salesforce is always available securely from any internet-capable device anywhere in the world, UNLESS you choose to set security measures so that ONLY trusted IP ranges may access the system at certain times of the day. It's all about choice and flexibility with Salesforce products.
    Kyle Dugger | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    OutSystems

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Salesforce

    Salesforce 9.0
    Based on 36 answers
    Salesforce performance in general is excellent. "The cloud infrastructure beneath Force.com has been fine-tuned over the past 10 years. It powers nearly 100,000+ businesses running more than 185,000 applications that 3 million users count on every day."
    Points per Salesforce -
    1) Multitenant kernel - With a multitenant platform, each business that uses the app doesn’t have its own copy. Instead, all businesses share a single copy and then customize it for their specific needs.
    2) ISO 27001 certified security - You can’t compromise when it comes to enterprise-level security. Force.com is road-tested and trusted by nearly 100,000+ companies, including many of the world’s most security-conscious organizations, such as banks and health care providers.
    3) Proven reliability - All Force.com apps run on world-class data centers with backup, failover, and disaster-recovery facilities. Force.com has had a proven 99.9 percent uptime record for years.
    4) Proven, real-time scalability - Force.com is used by many of the world's largest enterprises, including Cisco, Japan Post Network, and Symantec. Applications can automatically scale from a few users to millions of page views, as needed.
    5) Real-time query optimizer - You need fast access to your data. The Force.com query optimizer delivers under 300ms response time, at a massive scale.
    6) Real-time transparent system status - You can always see real-time system performance, availability, and security information at trust.salesforce.com.
    7) Real-time upgrades - Unlike traditional software platforms, our upgrades never break your customizations, code, or integrations. We upgrade the platform for you 3 to 4 times each year. As a result, you’re always on the latest version, with access to the latest features, performance, and security enhancements.
    8) Real-time sandbox environments - With a single click, you can create copies of your applications, configuration, and data in separate environments for development, testing, and training.
    9) Three global production data centers and disaster recovery - Force.com runs on three geographically dispersed, mirrored data centers with built-in replication, disaster recovery, a redundant network backbone, and no single points of failure
    Rob Gottschalk | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    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

    Salesforce

    Salesforce 7.9
    Based on 119 answers
    Account managers are awesome for the most part but change every year. So just as they are getting to know your business they usually switch accounts. We have premier success now which gives us 24/7 access to support, which has been helpful as we deal with integration issues with APIs and across Salesforce products.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    In-Person Training

    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

    Salesforce

    Salesforce 7.9
    Based on 11 answers
    I attended two training sessions. I would rate them a 4 as an advanced user. It was very basic – great for someone new – would give 8+ for new person.

    I had 3 years of experience at the time. I skipped basic and went onto advanced and still not helpful. A lot of it was best practices that didn’t feel relevant for our business
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    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

    Salesforce

    Salesforce 9.1
    Based on 15 answers
    I have gone through multiple. The content that’s delivered is quite basic – I wish they had more advanced training.

    We are grandfathered into premium support plus training. We get unlimited access to instructor led and online training for free. We have taken advantage of this
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    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

    Salesforce

    Salesforce 9.4
    Based on 32 answers
    Just from an organizational standpoint - we standardized our data prior to moving to Salesforce. But we essentially standardized it wrong. That's created a big disgusting mess for us know that I'll have to deal with as the Admin. Be sure you think through use cases prior to doing something like that - seek outside opinions on how the data will work best, especially depending on what else you're going to integrate with Salesforce.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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).
    Willem Norval | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Salesforce

    When evaluating a CRM solution for our company we had a fairly simple decision process. We had to decide to buy vs build an internal solution - which we found for the cost Salesforce would save from development / IT perspective and provide a more robust solution. The closest out of the box competitor we looked at was the Microsoft Dynamics CRM product -and again, we found Salesforce to be a more robust / cost effective solution.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    OutSystems

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Salesforce

    Salesforce 9.1
    Based on 10 answers
    The contract process was arduous. Some of that was because of the purchasing issues with our university, but as mentioned previously, we got a quote for a package and then they also recommended add-on fees. These were things we did not end up going with because we had budgeted based on the originally quoted amount. This has slowed down our implementation phase and meant we were paying for two CRM software for longer than I would have liked.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    OutSystems

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Salesforce

    Salesforce 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    I've worked with Salesforce since 2001 in companies ranging from 4 to hundreds of sales people and the system has been able to scale and perhaps more importantly expand (functionally) to the needs of larger organizations. In fact in my previous company, as a provider of a solution that integrated with Salesforce, we had customers that had thousands of sales people using Salesforce.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Professional Services

    OutSystems

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Salesforce

    Salesforce 9.3
    Based on 8 answers
    Using Salesforce.com has made my daily routines more efficient and simplified the manual tasks I had to perform independently. I can now access data from any device, online or offline, and provide better guidance to my team about the forecasts provided by the built-in artificial intelligence (AI). A chat with a Salesforce support specialist would be great. The knowledge base has a community forum where Salesforce users can ask questions and learn more about the product.
    Aononna Tazin | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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.
    Lee Penning | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Salesforce

    • Companies that either hire consulting expertise or have in-house experts will benefit the most. It can be a powerful tool. Manage it correctly and there will be great benefits.
    • Conversely, if companies don't implement Salesforce.com with a plan, there will be frustration and small if any ROI realized.
    Quentin Goin | TrustRadius Reviewer

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