OutSystems

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Outsystems review

8
I am a consultant and have been used platform in three large companies and two small ones. Three of those industries are insurance …

An Amazing platform

10
I use OutSystems to develop mainly B2B Applications. I have used it in Banking, insurance, utilities, etc.
I used it to develop web and …

Build for speed.

10
We use OutSystems for all kinds of internal business processes, where a full fledged externally exposed user interface is not required. …
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OutSystems Review

7
It is being used as the strategic tool to manage all financial processes.
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Allows you to go fast and steady

10
OutSystems is actually being used across the whole organization. From the very start, we wanted to implement a web application that could …
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Great product

7
We use OutSystems mostly for internal application development. Mostly administrative applications, but also applications that can be …

Great for development

10
We are using OutSystems as a rapid development toolset to allow us to fill gaps in our current ERP system. This is allowing us to …

Popular Features

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Drag-and-drop Interfaces (47)

9.6
96%

Visual Modeling (47)

9.4
94%

Platform Security (46)

7.9
79%

Reusability (49)

6.4
64%

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Pricing

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Basic

$4,000.00

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Pro

$10,000.00

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Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

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  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Features Scorecard

Low-Code Development

7.9
79%

Product Details

What is OutSystems?

OutSystems is designed to help users build enterprise-grade apps incredibly fast. The vendor says their low-code platform is ranked number one by Forrester. This solution lets users visually develop their entire application, easily integrate with existing systems, and add their own custom code when they need it.

OutSystems Features

  • Supported: Visual development environment, extensible with your custom code
  • Supported: Integrate any existing system and database
  • Supported: Deploy to any device
  • Supported: No technology lock-in
  • Supported: Model complex offline behavior
  • Supported: Integrate native device capabilities (GPS, barcode, etc.)

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OutSystems Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, SaaS
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac, Web-based, Android, iPhone-iPad, Windows Phone, Mobile Web App
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Mobile Web
Supported CountriesAsia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom, United States
Supported LanguagesArabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is OutSystems?

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.

What is OutSystems's best feature?

Reviewers rate Drag-and-drop Interfaces highest, with a score of 9.6.

Who uses OutSystems?

The most common users of OutSystems are from Enterprises and the Computer Software industry.

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October 24, 2021

Outsystems review

Carlos Alberto Aponte Roa | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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I am a consultant and have been used platform in three large companies and two small ones. Three of those industries are insurance companies and others are communication companies. We have helped to build main web portals with different kind of transactional modules to allow companies' clients to perform online procedures/transactions/processes by themselves. We have integrated with AD and web services (soap and rest). Development is fast if requirements are well defined but even when those are not, changes are faster than doing them using other programming languages or IDEs.
  • Database integrations: These integrations allows users to speed up development processes by providing ready to use methods.
  • Error handling: Error handling is excellent. It is showing errors in real time while you are programming. Syntax errors are avoided and changes in variable names, input parameters and other definitions are automatically performed on site where it is referenced.
  • Fast deployment: Deployments between development and test, and test to production are fast and avoid many of the possible deployment errors caused by human intervention.
  • OutsySystems needs to improve in web services. Support SOAP 1.2 and also do a better handling of date types when they are used as input parameters in web services.
  • OutSystems needs to handle better integration with databases that do not have tables with a single field primary key defined. Some tables have a primary key composed of two or three fields and those are not well managed by OutSystems. I am specifically talking about the fact that in those cases inserts, updates and other database actions are not created.
  • Content management. Nowadays there is no available and reliable content management to develop web sites with CMS capabilities.
The OutSystems Platform is well suited for: Applications with forms and process flows. Reporting and dashboard applications. Web Site without content management.
  • Online training
  • in-person training
January 10, 2022

An Amazing platform

Nivaldo Pereira | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I use OutSystems to develop mainly B2B Applications. I have used it in Banking, insurance, utilities, etc.
I used it to develop web and mobile applications.
I have used OutSystems to develop B2B apps in cases like creating apps for insurance, to provide Call Center staff and Processors the information that they need, when they need it to better serve customers. Also in Banking to create a B2C app for Mortgage Platform development. And others.
  • Reactive Web Apps
  • Mobile Apps
  • Community
  • Documentation
  • Training Videos
  • Pricing
  • Documentation in multiple languages
OutSystems it's an amazing platform, that allows the development of amazing application. It's community is very helpful and in the forums one's problem can be solved very fast by peers. Integrations with other systems are a great plus also.
Unfortunately OutSystems price it's forbidden for small business and small companies or startups. And in that way they can improve.

April 28, 2021

Build for speed.

Score 10 out of 10
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We use OutSystems for all kinds of internal business processes, where a full fledged externally exposed user interface is not required. Most of them are monitoring related, like invoice or payments overviews. But we also use it as a service layer, where the OutSystems application contains API's. OutSystems provides a way to implement a business solution in a seriously fast way.
  • It provides very clean and intuitive flow editor.
  • All "parts" in OutSystems (flows, UI, data, logic) are fully interconnected. A change in data will be immediately propagated through all layers.
  • I've never, yet, experienced any bug in interconnectivity. For example when you change the size or type of a column, and expect it to be reflected in the properties of some UI field.
  • It's very easy to start being productive in OutSystems as a complete noob. Even for complex matters it is just a matter of a quick google search on how it's done. There is a flat learning curve.
  • The flow editor provides the ability to debug in a way that just works.
  • It integrates very well with custom C# code, if you want to. But we only added custom code during the first few years. After a little more experience we found ways to circumvent the need to implement custom code, but it's nice to know that you at least can extend any functionality in case you really need to.
  • It would be nice if OutSystems provided a way to import and export the YAML for any API.
  • The "servicecenter" and "lifecycle" modules can seem to be a little daunting at first. I would like to see a little more intuitive approach. But this is but a small problem, hardly worth mentioning, because even these modules have a rather flat learning curve.
  • Coding inside OutSystems is "data oriented" and as such follows more database-like architecture instead of good old Object Oriented design. Even when the latter is actually possible, working in OutSystems seems to recommend a more point to point and procedural approach. There are no "interfaces" or "base classes", which is both a strength and a weakness.
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.
May 06, 2021

OutSystems Review

Score 7 out of 10
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It is being used as the strategic tool to manage all financial processes.
  • Velocity
  • Adaptability
  • Agility
  • Quick to learn
  • Development environment agility
  • Develop as you Go
  • Prototyping approach
Well suited for organization transformation, moving from old legacy systems into quick and agile action movers.
All topics that can be developed, like simple workflows or action triggers, are well suited to use OutSystems.
A few examples include invoice financial approvals, meetings action trackers, automatic escalations flows, email automation triggers, operational process simplification for day to day tasks, etc.
The OutSystems team has a real motivation to grow and get into new markets and regions. This, by itself, can be seen as their own advantage but can also turn into your benefit. Asking to do a quick demo, quick wins and workshops, lab resources for deep troubleshooting, ability to influence the roadmap are just a few examples of a real support team!
Score 10 out of 10
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The platform enables innovation and speeding up your software delivery. It can integrate with everything, enables you to create great UX from scratch or by accelerators (like Experience Builder). It is scalable, performant and has built-in security. The platform is open to integrate with regarding its services like deployments and analytics, so no need to ditch existing processes/apps that already have deployments in scope (like Jenkins).
AI assisted development can help speed up new developers.
Pretty much everything is documented and easily accessible and OutSystems offers a lot of online training video materials which is well curated and organised.
With OutSystems driving innovation to bring disrupting and enabling cost reductions and increase user engagement by more and better UX applications.
  • Drive innovation
  • Rapid great UX App development
  • Integrates with everything
  • Performant and scalable
  • Your goto modern application development environment
  • Going so fast the backlog dries up :)
  • macOS support for Service Studio and Integration Studio (although that will be there soon)
It fits all business cases that you encounter, it might too expensive for very small businesses.
Miguel Correia | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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It is being used by our department to build applications that the entire organization uses to cover our retail stores in sales. It's also used for the life of our product since it is designed to production; for SAP integration, to book flights, serve the POS, and some other utilities that cover company needs.
  • Simplicity
  • Agility
  • Ease to Learn
  • Interoperability
  • Customization
  • Quickness in the app
[It's well suited] To big companies, that need quick results. It is good if you need to have your team of programmers without needing a lot of time to learn the app. It's easy to learn and very intuitive. I don't think it suits the needs of small companies with low capital power due to its price.
Christopher Fowers | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We currently have one development team working with OutSystems for various internal and external facing products and we have hired an external team from DoItLean to develop a few of our products as well. All of them centered around payment processing for orthodontists and vets.
  • 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.
  • Currently there are few identity providers supported natively and out of the box however through the use of "Forge" plugins there are ways around this limitation.
  • The testing frameworks used by Outsystems are not fully backed by Outsystems. If they are going to champion this they should consider giving it full backing as they do with other community driven projects.
  • Documentation on how to implement CI/CD is rather sparse without requesting it directly from a customer service rep.
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.
When we had an environment go down and requested support from OutSystems they were quick to respond and continued to work long hours (well past normal service hours) to get the issue resolved. They took their time in collecting information and diagnosing the problem and approached fixing it in a controlled manner.
Nuno Lima | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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OutSystems is actually being used across the whole organization. From the very start, we wanted to implement a web application that could support all business needs in our company from the very start (consultation, quotation, etc, all the way to worker reported hours and validation). In the end, we wanted our whole business to go through this application.
  • Scalability.
  • High paced development.
  • Integrated solution.
  • It's not flexible enough.
It allows you to develop an app from scratch in a matter of weeks/months, maintaining the required stability and allowing you to focus on companies' further needs instead of spending all your time in the developing stage.
They're helpful and fast enough to answer our questions and solve our problems.
Victor van Well | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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We use OutSystems as an addition to our SAP systems. We especially do web and app development in OutSystems with a connection to our SAP environment. The connection is both ways. The developments we've done have met their goals, and we were able to speed up the arrival and departure of the barge handling (inland waterway) process by about 40%.
The event manager we built in OutSystems was a big success, as we could extend the SAP functionality but also improved the process tremendously.
On other terminals, SAP is not used, but Navision. Our goal is to have our external web sides integrated with SAP in Navision. At this moment it's a big challenge.
  • Very good user interface. Easy and simple to use. We were able to make a website for external users, without giving them training or an explanation.
  • The ability to upload/download documents as transport papers and customs papers.
  • The ease of developing. Development really speeds us up, and is very simple.
  • The possibility to solve defects/do changes in a very short time.
  • We had very much trouble with synchronizing data between an app in the central database. We had to take into account that the app was temporarily not online. Data synchronization gave us a hard time.
  • Changing characteristics of data elements. E.g. if the length/name of a data element has to change, a new data element is created and we need to adjust all software using this data model.
The development of the user interface is possible without a complete backend. Informing business users on how it will work can be done before the complex logic is developed. It gives us a faster ability to discuss the business process.
We had a connection failure between OutSystems and SAP. It took more than 2 weeks before Outsystems support came with a solution. Also, they changed the priority we gave to incidents.
Ricardo Monteiro | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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OutSystems is being used by Meivcore's IT department to develop an industry solution to modernize and make Meivcore's data and processes digital. Meivcore's core business is industrial maintenance and everything was done in paper. This had a lot of impact on the productivity in the company because they wasted a lot of time filling forms and checking data on paper. With the solution that we developed, we managed to make the workload a lot easier and helped with productivity and general happiness with our employees.
  • It's easy to maintain code.
  • You save a lot of time while using OutSystems.
  • As a developer, I would love to see a native solution for Service Studio in macOS.
OutSystems works great when you have little time and a lot to be done. OutSystems has a great community and has a lot of things already done in the Forge, so you don't have to implement everything yourself.
I had some problems while using OutSystems, and the support team is always friendly and really wants to help us to solve that problem.
Nuno Miguel da C F Verdasca | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Low-Code technology from OutSystems is the main technology used by my organization. With it we help companies from different industries evolve their digital transformation journey, helping to create solutions that enhance the different usability experiences, both B2B and B2C.
  • It can put an application into production in less time than other technologies, ensuring good performance and safety.
  • It is a rapidly growing technology that has always available support to help its partners and customers no matter what the problem.
  • It seeks to innovate with each version, and is always looking for new solutions to everyday problems by adapting new trends and introducing them into their development platform.
  • I think the key point I would like to see improved would really be the issue of versioning. I think you can try to find a better solution to create versioning.
OutSystems is suitable for any web application, reactive or not, or even numerous mobile applications. Solutions can be obtained in a shorter time frame.

I think where I can say that it might be less appropriate, will be in mobile applications where you want very different things, with many effects being intruded. In OutSystems it turns out to be possible, but I think in these cases it is better to develop a native application. But be aware, today with OutSystems, you can develop great, and better, mobile applications.
As I said, OutSystems support is very good, always available, whatever the topic, and always looking for the best solutions to help partners and customers. They provide a unique service compared to countless other services of other technologies.
Stefan Parijs | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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It started small and now is used more throughout the complete organization, and with our customers and partners. It solves the need in time to market, and adapts to the changing environment. We are currently at the point of deciding to go full speed with OutSystems and build several components covering complete business processes and replacing legacy and technical debt systems.
  • Fast time to market.
  • Flexible.
  • Scalability.
  • A better user experience, and easier to work with.
  • It's easy to understand due to the modeling part.
  • License model.
  • Integrations with ie Kafka streams.
We started to use it to work out POC, then by supporting our entire business processes, and we will start replacing legacy systems (starting with small bits and bites). From my point of view, the complete system is well supported. OutSystems isn't the only system for creating and building POC. Therefore, comparatively, it is too expensive.
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.
Dave Lardinois | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Driving innovation, building applications and services to address our customer's needs
  • Integration of internal applications
  • ERP modernization
  • Operational efficiency and process automation/improvement
  • Custom applications which replace off-the-shelf solutions with are not extensively used (reduce licensing costs)
We currently use OutSystems company wide, with the ambition to make it the core of our IT landscape. Over time we learned that OutSystems can be used for almost all business problems/questions.
  • Scalable: being a cloud native platform with great usability, scalability is almost unlimited.
  • Innovation, releasing new features: the platform keeps developing, you keep getting more value for your money.
  • Strong, solid technology. Performance has not been an issue so far at all
  • Great usability and easy to manage.
  • Adhering to the latest security standards.
  • Support desk response times. We had several occasions with non-critical issues where we had to wait more than a week to get a proper response.
The first thing to be mentioned is that you must be aware of the costs and know that you can afford it. While the alternatives to get the same outcome might be more expensive, OutSystems should fit the budget in order to maximize gains. It is well suited for companies which desire to innovate fast and are willing to invest (effort, money) in it.
By now we have used the support functions quite a lot of times. The procedure itself is very clear and easy to use and manage. However, we would like to see some improvements in the response times. While the incidents were not critical or had direct production impact, we had to wait sometimes more than a week to get a proper response.
October 31, 2019

Great product

Erik de Vos | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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We use OutSystems mostly for internal application development. Mostly administrative applications, but also applications that can be accessed from the outside. For example, applications that we use to promote our company at company-drinks and job markets. We use it, especially so that we can put together applications very quickly in an easy manner.
  • Quick development.
  • Great UX.
  • Easy to learn.
  • More ability for workarounds.
  • Easier integration of external components.
OutSystems is great for quick learning and easy implementation. It is not great for extensive and intrinsically difficult applications.
Great forums, but not so good when you call for assistance.
October 31, 2019

Great for development

Richard Ward | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We are using OutSystems as a rapid development toolset to allow us to fill gaps in our current ERP system. This is allowing us to significantly increase the speed of development and build our customer confidence level while also significantly improving the look and feel of our developments.
  • Rapid development allows developers to clear their backlogs easily.
  • Low code allows for a steep learning curve without the pain. I was fully functional within 2 months.
  • The look and feel of OutSystems applications are impressive. Especially when moving to mobile web apps.
  • The menu should automatically adjust to page rights rather than requiring manual adjustment.
  • Guidance over the integration of C# could be improved. Instructions were not that clear to me.
OutSystems is well suited for most application types where it does not have to interact with a legacy system that does not have API integration. OutSystems is extremely responsive however is not the best in the world for mass data manipulation.
The team is generally trying to support faster than we can find issues. They host regular Webex's with all our developers to support on any complex issues we could not fix ourselves.
Erik Hagen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We've recently created a scrum team to create a new "client following system" using OutSystems. So for now it's just one department using OutSystems. Our old, legacy system does not serve our needs anymore and is not flexible at all. So with OutSystems we are building a new one from scratch. Two of us are new to OutSystems (and IT) and learned to use it in a few months. We hired three external experts to build and teach the juniors, so we could start building and delivering value immediately.
  • Being low-code, even people without any experience can start building with OutSystems immediately.
  • OutSystems has a great and very helpful community, giving advice and pre-build features to beginning engineers.
  • OutSystems is very flexible and easy to use; it enables us to build something useful within minutes.
  • Being relatively new in the IT world, I could use some kind of quick reference guide inside OutSystems (instead of going to the website or forum)
  • Filtering aggregates could perhaps be done in an easier way. I struggle with them, sometimes.
  • I'd like more pre-made layouts.
I think OutSystems is the ideal program to use when you want to work in a lean and agile way (and who doesn't want that?). OutSystems is easy to learn, flexible and highly intuitive. Even without any former IT experience, I was able to build and develop quality features for our new "client following system" within a few months, thanks to OutSystems being low-code.
OutSystems customer support is easy to reach. When there's a problem, I can easily send a ticket to them. After that, they contact me very fast and help me in a great way, even in the weekends. They are thinking along to find a solution for the problem and offer great help in actually solving the problem (in our case a part of our database got deleted accidentily).
October 08, 2019

It's Good but...

Richard Aviles | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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The use of OutSystems at the bank is to move the Microsoft database to a more secure environment. Right now, it's used by one department. The problem that I have right now is reports. There is one forge called "Simple Reports" and that is very simple, however, if I want to build complex reports is does not forge correctly.
  • The creation of a web page is only drag and drop, it's amazing.
  • The creation of the database (Core) is very very simple with normalization of DB for better performance.
  • The improvement of the user is incredible.
  • I think they have room for improvement in reports like the "Crystal Report," for example.
I think it's appropriate in most places. Really, at this moment, I don't see where OutSystems it's going wrong. Have the scenarios trusted and the controls for one environment more secure. For our part, OutSystems is well suited for the best performance of our users, clients and people that interact with the system.
In many cases, the delay is not fast for our customers or users. We are a bank and the process to respond to our clients is very important. Maybe we have to consider other solutions for OutSystems support. I think that is the most important improvement.
Lennie Sutton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We are using the OutSystems platform to convert an existing legacy student system and satisfy a long list of backlog projects associated with that legacy system. It will primarily be used by staff, faculty, and students. It will enable students to register online and pay for registrations online. We are doing all of this with the help of one of OutSystem's partners GrovePath.
  • One can quickly create prototypes for an application and make changes to it. Because it is low code, much of the interaction with the developer is with graphical widgets. The scaffolding wizards are also very helpful.
  • Integrates very easily with both internal and external systems using their Integration Studio.
  • Tools are very intuitive to use and the plethora of training videos help the beginning developer to very quickly become acquainted with the Outsystems methodologies.
  • Some areas that I would have put here that have room for improvement are due to come out in Q1 2020: Things like making the workflow engine easier to use.
  • Being able to see all the modules and dependencies at a high level is also being addressed in Q1 2020. One can see at a glance which applications may be affected by changes to one re-useable module.
  • I would like to see a better and more consistent wizard for the creation of autocomplete fields. e.g. converting a dropdown to autocomplete.
  • I dislike the Active Object constraints with how they relate to pricing. I often feel I am having to sacrifice some of the ease of design to keep under the Active Object cap or be willing to pay the premium.
OutSystems is often promoted as being a system without limits. I admit, that I have had difficulty finding things that this platform cannot do. It is well suited for both big and small organizations with limited IT staff. OutSystems handles integrations well. The platform also accommodates tying in AI elements for both speech and video into your applications. You can save binary objects directly into the database, create complex workflows hiding most of the typical complexity from the citizen developer, easily create multi-lingual aware applications, and connect to external systems via API calls. They also offer on-premise and Saas solutions.
I give this rating because the OutSystems support team and resources have been helpful and very responsive. The forums are a great place to get questions answered. The Forge provides sample programs and connections to use in your own modules. The conferences provide a great place to network with other developers, clients, and partners.
Robert Lathrop | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We currently use OutSystems for new development and legacy modernization. Helps reduce time to market.
  • Speeds development time
  • Simplifies the DevOps cycle
  • Increases developer productivity
  • Source control specifically branching and merging
  • Deployment options for web applications, specifically containerized deployments.
OutSystems is well suited in mobile and web application development and delivery and increasing delivery cadence. It is less suited as a solution for API management and integrations.
The strong use community coupled with the OutSystems success plan has made a big difference in developer productivity.
Timothy J. Morris | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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One of the first projects that we're using OutSystems for is to accelerate our ability to deliver a modern user experience and retire a legacy system. We're using it in IT and will be building out a reusable framework that complements our security, privacy, performance, and compliance models.
  • Training, support, & ecosystem.
  • Ability to solve complex (not out of the box) problems, by allowing engineers to dig down to the lower level of code.
  • Micro-journey type experiences.
  • The ability for a developer to quickly deliver through the SDLC pipeline.
  • Standard (GIT-like) branching model, including feature-branching, multi-version support.
  • Team source code repository management (I would prefer integration to a proven product, not baked into it).
  • Complex workflow/business process modeling.
I guess you can just read the marketing literature & Gartner Magic Quadrant papers because they deliver on:
  1. Speed to Market
  2. Retiring Legacy Products
I have had access to technical and sales support quickly and every time I've needed it.
Score 8 out of 10
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OutSystems is being used by most of the company. It is the core technology. OutSystems helps us create in-house solutions as well as solutions tailored to our customers' needs.
  • Development of an application in a short time.
  • Be aware of market needs and converge there.
  • More information and content for seniors.
  • Contents better explained.
OutSystems is well-suited for high-performance scenarios, or high graphic performance scenarios. It is always recommended to use native language.
Most of the time they are always attentive, and very helpful. Sometimes we are served by less experienced people who instead of escalating the problem, are blocking the client.
Steffen zander | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Right now we use it for prototyping. With this prototyping we do user research. We are working on using this product company-wide. The idea is that other departments can use it for app development or for internal communication.
  • Very easy to start using OutSystems.
  • Easy use of external APIs or to use JS
  • Even if your computer is lost or damaged you can continue working with another computer
  • Easy to test your apps
  • Synchronizing from the local storage to the server database
  • Implementation of other Code-snippets like Java or C
  • Debugging Server actions
I think in a real-time and embedded environment it is not appropriate to use OutSystems. For starting with mobile apps it is highly appropriate because it is so easy to get your first app.
On the OCD last year I met a few of the OutSystems developers and whenever I wrote an email I got a high quality answer. And the answer did not even take one day. They also offered video/speech calls to help me with my problems.
Jos Rust | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We are using OutSystems as a strategic platform within our organization.

The following processes are managed within this system:
  • Ecommerce / Mobile app
  • Price calculation (sales and purchase)
  • Aftersales
  • Time to market
  • Low cost
  • Easy to use
  • Frontend HTML and CSS
  • Dutch voice support
  • Price of the product
For me personally it is the best system I ever worked with and also the OutSystems roadmap is filling our needs.
The relationship with OutSystems feels like co-sourcing where they understand our business needs and support us to achieve our goals.
October 31, 2019

Easy to use and learn

Cristina Dragomir | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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OutSystems is used for internal processes at the moment, using its own development team to design, create and deliver highly interactive and complex web and mobile applications.
  • Reusable nuggets of code and UI.
  • Good support and development community.
  • Easy to create mobile apps without being an expert in native mobile dev languages.
  • CSS styling and customizing of templates.
  • Better preview functionality in the development environment.
OutSystems is well suited for the quick development of medium to complex applications, as well as the quick transfer of knowledge of developers from other programming languages.
Support was overall good and helpful.
October 31, 2019

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Nils Nahooy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We are using OutSystems to improve on our business processes company-wide. Starting by re-inventing our order portals for our sales partners worldwide and creating a safety portal to report on safety-related incidents. The time working with low-code saves our team can be re-invested into higher quality end-products and allows us to take on more projects while staying on the timeline and within budget.
  • Fast results.
  • Easy to learn, even for non-coding IT staff.
  • The thing that is currently missing, in my opinion, is wireframe and mock-up capabilities.
In our case, we had a fairly big backlog of smaller projects that kept on being ignored because there not being any time and or budget left for them. Thanks to OutSystems we can now finalize these projects within our timelines and budget.
As the OutSystems community is very helpful, we've not yet needed the help of the OutSystems support team, but I imagine they're very lovely people.