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Score 10 out of 10
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As a consultant I use Outsystems Platform in many departments of my clients, such as a sales department, order management, parking systems, etc. So I think outsystems Platform resolves many business problems.
  • Very rapid development
  • Very simple in debugging problems
  • The simplicity of service studio
  • Being Agile
  • When you have a web service with recursive structures, you have to go to integration studio to integrate that web service. It's boring and tiresome.
I think Outsystems Platform is suitable for any scenario.
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Score 8 out of 10
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OutSystems Platform was used by the commercial department. It was applied to a monitoring solution and the commercial network control to launch opportunities and leads.
  • It is simple and quick to create solutions.
  • It's easy to implement improvements to the developed applications.
  • End-users are development partners through feedback possibilities.
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Score 10 out of 10
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We are an OutSystems partner and reseller, but also a customer. In addition we provide development services to other OutSystems platform customers. For our internal use (across the company), we are able to replace paper processes and take processes mobile.
  • Speed of development
  • Automation of version control and deployment
  • Error elimination using the TrueChange capabilities
  • Current mobile offline functionality is difficult to implement, we are looking forward to the new release P10
I see OutSystems as the best (and maybe only) choice to do a sustainable digital transformation, covering all the business scenarios without limitations to the industry vertical.
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Score 10 out of 10
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OutSystems Platform makes it super easy to implement Web or Mobile applications. It's full of ready-to-use integrations in a very active community. The cloud options makes it available in seconds.
  • Make a HTML5 responsive site in a blink of an eye, with no design,or high tech background needed.
  • Very active community to support users and provide ready-to-use applications or integrations.
  • Cloud options makes the applications always available.
  • Native Apps.
  • Native integrations.
  • Highly recommended for Web, Mobile!
  • Less appropriate for processor-intensive scenarios.
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Score 10 out of 10
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It was used in my previous organization. It was not used throughout the entire organization. It helped the organization to deliver the work in a fast manner and according to the changing needs of the client.
  • Time to market for a product or a application is significantly less.
  • Once the application is deployed on the production server, changes if any can be easily applied.
  • The learning curve is low and there is no need to learn a new language or a tool every month.
  • A good training program can help the new users. And bit of documentation too.
It is best suited for the web-based, data intensive applications that are needed to be developed and deployed fast, changed often and should be monitored in case of heavy use.
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Score 10 out of 10
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I use the platform for personal use and not for my organisation.
  • User Interface
  • Easy architecture
  • 1 click deploy
  • Built for the citizen developer
  • Need to understand CSS to create themes
  • No offline access
  • No standard automated testing suite
The OutSystems Platform is well suited for front end applications. It is not well suited for writing complex backend applications, business rules etc.
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September 20, 2017

RAD all the way

Score 8 out of 10
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It is being used in an insurance company by the Personal Lines department. The goal is to accelerate the process of creating quotes and issue policies in a faster way. At the same time, the sales agent can have an overview of the customer (how many products he owns, etc.).

  • Adds value to business in short periods of time
  • Environments managing is easy
  • Faster deployments
  • Licensing
  • Deep level of customization demands code which is not maintainable
It is suited for an application that does not demand a high-level of customization and the business processes are simple.

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September 19, 2017

Great Technology

Score 8 out of 10
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We use it to offer our customers great value. Whether it is a web app or a mobile one, we leverage our partnership with this company.
  • Scaffolding apps
  • Guiding developers with best practices
  • Staying ahead of competition
  • Multi language support in development
  • Affordable prices
  • Longer periods before recycling environments
Rapid app development is the best case scenario. Apps with highly detailed or customized pages are probably the worst.
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Score 6 out of 10
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OutSystems is being used as a tool of implementation for our customers. Additionally, it is being used internally to create tools of communication across the company.
  • Where deep web customization is not mandatory and you require a quick to market approach for the product
  • Deep customization for web experience
  • Unit testing automation and integration in a devops process
  • Integration with 3rd party libraries
I believe OutSystems is a very good tool to bring a product quickly to market where the out of the box functionalities are enough. This will let developers with almost no experience to bring a functional tool live.

I believe that the customization for web could be improved making it easier for the developer to develop a more customer-centric experience. At this point, if you're doing an end-user site, for instance, I do not feel [it's] a great improvement over normal programming languages.
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Score 9 out of 10
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We are using Outsystems for implementing applications for our SaaS product for the utility sector. We started with a small team (4 persons) and are now ramping up to 12. In the end, we are going to use more teams to work with the new product. Our customers use the service for energy meter data management and analytics.
  • Ease of creating and modifying user interfaces.
  • Ease of managing database entities, business logic and refactoring them.
  • Deploying the application can be done with one click.
  • Managing complex data structures.
It would be very good for a quick prototype. [It's] Not good if you need a desktop program.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Outsystems has a comprehensive toolset to develop, deliver and manage a large portfolio of enterprise-grade applications with matured product features, significant market presence, and in-house professional services team and an evolving ecosystem. It is helping us to move out of the legacy of lotus notes and other digital transformation initiatives. We see it will help bring our users in the coming years a lot with mobile apps as well.
  • Rapid Application Development (RAD), 1 click deployment, overall app governance.
  • Community of experts
  • Ease of Integrations
  • Mobile apps
  • Partners network for project delivery
  • Debugging
  • Automated Testing
It is well suited for all custom application development on web and mobile (anything that you will typically do with .Net & Java). It's not suited for content management solutions.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Outsystems at Schneider Electric is currently open for developers in IPO, which is the IT business function for SE. This is step one, where we want to enable our developers in IPO and empower them to deliver B2E apps with high speed. Going forward we plan to increase the scope to B2B and B2C solutions as well.
  • How Outsystems manages the deployment using the LifeTime tool is quite amazing. Our web operations team has been empowered with the Lifetime tool. The visibility on different versions of the same code, dependencies etc., is very easy to manage.
  • With Outsytems Now testing mobile apps on the fly has become very very efficient.
  • Forge components allow developers to build something by picking reusables bricks from the public forums, which enables us go to market even faster.
  • Mobile debugging is a bit of a pain today with outsystems as we need to go back to the logs everytime to check and troubleshoot.
  • We still don't have an application dev IDE on Mac machines which leads to a situation where developers need to carry 2 systems (Mac and Windows).
Outsystems is definitely well suited for a workflow based application and on the contrary for an application demanding a CMS (content management system), not so much. BPM allows developers to deliver applications which are work flow based at great speed.
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September 18, 2017

Low-Code at its Best

Score 8 out of 10
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We use OutSystems to build web and native mobile apps to empower our employees. All our employees now have mobile access to leave, claims and asset management apps and this helps them perform transactions easily and on the move.
  • Speed of Development: The platform helps to reduce mundane work for developers and allows them to focus on business value, such as user experience, innovation and the like.
  • TrueChange: realtime dependency analysis reduces errors especially when change requests are implemented.
  • Ease of Development: Drag and drop with visual language levels the playing field in terms of developer skills.
  • Cloud Support: As a PaaS, more flexibility can be provided. Instead, the cloud team is inflexible and provides few options for management.
Well suited to workflow applications, and especially to Enterprises who wish to use it as a platform for many apps.

Not cost effective for single apps.
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Score 9 out of 10
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We use OutSystems as part of a drive towards digital transformation, replacing existing (mostly paper or spreadsheet-based) processes with ones that provide better governance and visibility to those process stakeholders. We are targeting operational processes first, and then moving into other areas, such as system integration tasks. OutSystems is very good at handling the orchestration of web service APIs. We intend to simplify our main sales to an invoicing process.
  • Engaging prototyping experience with stakeholders.
  • 1-Click Publish and TrueChange makes it easy to refactor a solution without making simple errors.
  • Addictive solution engineering - if every problem looks like a nail, then it's a pretty good hammer!
  • Simple handling of REST and SOAP web services.
  • Requires good internet connectivity.
  • Sometimes a little slow to respond.
  • Intelligent typing can sometimes be a little too smart in a complex solution.
Terrific as a way to engage with stakeholders looking to replace paper processes with something more digitally oriented. Flexible in regards to system integration tasks orchestrating both legacy and web-based service software models.

Its flexibility may count against it when working on solutions where there is no clear vision defined - very easy to allow scope to creep when you can just make a quick change on the fly.
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September 23, 2014

Outsystems Rocks

Score 9 out of 10
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In my current client the platform is used across the whole organization, all the user interface of the business is made by an OutSystems application that supports all users from the organization to plan and manage their tasks.
  • Fast Maintenance
  • Easy to use
  • User friendly
  • Fast development
  • Shipper
I think that for heavy and complex database processes OutSystems is not able to do those type of things. However, OutSystems is highly flexible and has a huge integration capacity so its easy to overcome these kind of issues.
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September 19, 2017

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Deloitte is using OutSystems as one of its main site and application development tools with the purpose of delivering faster and better products to its clients in all types of markets.
  • Quick development
  • Integrations
  • Data management tools
  • Concurrent programing
  • Java stack version is less stable
  • Fairy new application development tool, and needs more time to mature
Quick and uniform development, with a small team. The main problem is the concurrent publishing and the lack of a proper merging tool.
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Score 4 out of 10
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OutSystems is used in creating a next-generation energy market SaaS solution. It is used in two development teams.
  • Learning curve for actual process implementation is remarkably low.
  • Integration to other systems is smooth ( e.g. developing a UI that uses Tableau works really well).
  • It's particularly easy to extend OutSystems with your own .Net solutions.
  • Licensing model does not allow an easy way to scale or rebuild your software stack in a public cloud environment.
  • OutSystems' scalability model leaves a question on how OutSystems behaves under a heavily varying workload.
  • OutSystems version control lacks support of branches, version comments, and version difference reviewing.
OutSystems fits well if the solution is hosted by OutSystems' own cloud platform or then hosted on-premises. Currently, it does not fit into a public cloud where you'd run it by yourself.
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September 18, 2017

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Score 7 out of 10
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Our company Master Concept has helped customers to implement Outsystem and replace the existing Kony and IBM mobile development platform since customers like to deploy the low code system concept. Also, the customer needs mobile application development which Outsystem can provide. It's easy to manage and develop the life cycle.
  • Low code
  • Mobile development platform
  • Life cycle management
  • Pricing not feasible
  • Lack of adoption
  • No comprehensive API management
If your company has a lot of mobile applications that need to be managed, Outsystems is the best platform for us or our customers to deploy and develop mobile applications. Also, the low code concept is very easy for customers to change and focus on the business logic instead of spending a lot of time on the development lifecycle.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Outsystems is used by us for rapid application development to give us custom software that works according to our practices, rather than us having to work in a way that suits a particular software system. Some example systems include a budget tracking system and a calendar system. These allow us to keep control of our data rather than surrendering them to somewhere in the cloud!
  • Very fast way to get prototype and proof of concept systems up and running
  • Most custom features we might want in an application are pretty easy to add, but you can shell out to C# if needed
  • Very easy roll-out of applications from dev to test to live
  • The underlying SQL database can get pretty complicated if you keep changing data structure - sometimes we define the database ourselves to get better control over it
Not really geared at small businesses in terms of pricing, but if the pricing model were amended, it would be perfect for them
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Score 8 out of 10
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Outsytems is widely used in my organization I can't tell you what all, we are making with using outsystems, As it is confidential.

It supports the business very well, and the speed of development and speed of delivery is unexpected. You don't need more resources to work on a project. Overall this is a very good platform. Outsystems saves lots of time. Even in our modern world that wants to write a 1000 lines of code when your work is completing by just dragging and integrating nicely.
  • The best example I can say is dealing with web services (REST/SOAP). if you write Nava or .net code for connecting a WSDL. But here we just need to provide A WSDL file that's all. Everything will be taken care by Outsystems.
  • Another example of the way we design a UI in Outsystems is 100 times easier than writing HTML/bootstrap - you can easily integrate javascript/ JQuery.
  • One more is about BPM. You can easily design your BPM.
It can be useful in enterprise applications, say for example:
  • Automated billing systems.
  • Payment processing.
  • Email marketing systems.
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Business Intelligence (BI)
  • Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
  • Enterprise Application Integration (EAI).
  • Banking
  • It is to develop any web based applications.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Outsystems provides a platform where you can develop, manage and deploy web and mobile apps faster than with any other technology. With Outsystems our customers are now more efficient and they are able to handle business requirements and becoming an area of innovation that provides greater value to the business.
  • Low-code developments
  • Mobile developments
  • The capacity of the platform
  • The access to the tools is confusing
It's appropriate if you want to develop apps that need a fast response and you need a high productivity platform. It's not appropriate if you want to develop a static application.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Visual Modeling (41)
8.0
Drag-and-drop Interfaces (41)
8.1
Platform Security (40)
7.8
Platform User Management (39)
7.5
Reusability (43)
7.9
Platform Scalability (40)
8.1

About 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

Has featureVisual development environment, extensible with your custom code
Has featureIntegrate any existing system and database
Has featureDeploy to any device
Has featureNo technology lock-in
Has featureModel complex offline behavior
Has featureIntegrate native device capabilities (GPS, barcode, etc.)

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Pricing

Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
Entry-level set up fee?No

OutSystems Support Options

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Forum/Community
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OutSystems Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise, SaaS
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Mac, Web-based, Android, iPhone-iPad, Windows Phone, Mobile Web App
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android, Mobile Web
Supported Countries:Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages: Arabic, 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