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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.https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/Ks/IF/SN525CFRJHL3.PNGConsider Low-Code as a fundamentally different way to deliver business technology solutions! Consider this market leader!OutSystems is a great enabler of rapid solution delivery. We have used it to bring new product ideas and programs to market quickly. It is currently being used across several divisions, but has not yet gained full endorsement across the entire enterprise level. Based on our teams' experience, I believe that organizations can use this platform to deliver business technology solutions twice as fast, with one-half the people, at the same total cost of ownership (especially true when solutions need to be both web and mobile-enabled!). Like with any development approach, the tool/platform does not guarantee success, but it is a strong enabler (you also still need Agile execution discipline, UI/UX expertise, and change management plans).,It eliminates the need to code (and thereby the need to understand the syntax with the coding languages); hence the idea/title of "low-code." Mobile development through auto-generated responsive web-apps. A huge value in this space alone! Minimal training is needed to become proficient. Business systems analysts are productive & proficient in a month. It helps respond to the war on talent! It marries the best of DevOps technologies with integration tools and code-generation. This platform represents a higher level of abstraction in the development process. With automatic provisioning of databases and infrastructure, the process is greatly automated.,OutSystems seek and certify to HIPPA compliance. The OutSystems community needs to come together to solve for the lack of OS engineers in the USA (it's being worked on, but needs to accelerate). Technology leaders are usually the resisters to this platform/approach; yet business leaders readily appreciate the value. More needs to be done to help leaders get over the stigma associated with low-code (this new approach to development).,9,It's cut time to solution implementation in half. It's cut maintenance effort in half. It also cut the number of engineers needed in half.,Mendix, Salesforce.com and AppianEnterprise ready rapid application development for web and mobileOutSystems is being used as the mainstream development environment for our new product ranges of both web and mobile applications. We have a head count of between 15 and 20 developers and designers at any one time made up of both internal and external resources. Currently we are undergoing a project to rewrite a legacy product that was developed over a 30 year period.,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,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,8,Significantly reduced time to market for both Mobile and Web applications Ability to upskill developers far quicker than with most development environments Enterprise grade infrastructure and hosting out of the box,JIRA Software, Atlassian Confluence, Skype for Business (formerly Lync)Outsystems - The future is hereOutSystems is being used in our company as a fast software delivery tool. With all the benefits of low code, we can develop enterprise, well designed and efficient apps that can respond to clients necessities. We can change and modify all that is needed as fast as the business grows. Overall, OutSystems fills the gap that always existed between the speed that companies evolve and the speed needed to develop software.,Development speed. Abstraction. Focus on business. Easy to modify and change. Great support and community.,OutSystems covers 99.99% of all necessities in enterprise and mobile development. That 0.01% we always can look up outside.,10,With OutSystems, all clients have a fast return on investment. You can have smaller development teams, work twice faster than in another web/mobile language. You can change and modify something needed by the business tree to four times faster than with other languages. Clients can have more accurate and precise app tools, with better User Interfaces and Users Experiences.,,Oracle Java SEBuild beautifull apps to do anything on any device fast, secure and leanOutSystems is used to do innovations and enable access to the massive outdated unsupported monolith system made in Oracle. 4-5 teams are working on this for over a year now.,Simply develop fast and deliver apps so you benefit with extreme short time to market. Maintainablility is even better compared to traditional development tools. Work on the same module simultaneously without losing code by useful compare and merge options. Well working staging / development tooling available in the form of Lifetime. Fast learning curve, especially for experienced developers bu also for complete newbies.,Come up with a license model for SME. Now only medium and large companies are in focus. The basic license is just too expensive. Introduce reporting tooling.,9,Like stated before until today there has been a huge boost delivering apps with little effort, but the benefits are declining if you just look at the financial side of it because of the ever-rising license costs. Apart from that The ROI is about 6 to 12 months in average.,Mendix and Betty BlocksBecoming a real application engineer thanks to OutSystemsWe'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.,9,OutSystems helps us becoming agile. With OutSystems we can deliver value every two weeks instead of having to wait months for a new update.Fast developer with higher qualityIn our company we have a factory team that develops all types of applications for our customers. Our applications/customers are from all types of business so we don't have a specific business problem.,When we present a MVP to our customers most of the product is almost done. With the tool we can make a very fast product and with a very good quality. The development of and application web or mobile is very intuitive and very easy to implement. One example is our survey application: on the web part is the back-office to create the survey and the mobile is only to reply to that specific survey.,Sometimes we face some problems to integrate external applications in our outsystems product. A more specific problem I face as a developer is sometimes using custom javascript to be used in the product. One example is to simulate some actions in specific buttons can be tricky because how the action is built in the OutSystems flow.,8,Microsoft SQL ServerOutSystems ROCKS OUT LOUD!OutSystems has become the core platform for two different start-ups that I did in the past 3 years. At first, we needed a revolutionary way to create new innovative solutions & products at a speed never seen before. These new products needed to go from idea to market in weeks not months. Enhancements need to rollout in days not weeks. Specifically, the products and services we created are B2C and B2B for Dental & Vision financial products and healthcare provider customers.As we had amazing success creating products & services for our B2B2C customers, we then decided to forego SaaS-based Sales, Service, and B2B On-boarding and we built it ourselves using the pre-build sales & cases apps (from OutSytems) and the BPM capability in OutSystems for B2B On-boarding.In short - at the startup that I did, we are using OutSystems as the core for the entire business and integrating it with 3rd party services like Office 365, Google G-Suite, RingCentral, etc.,Skip prototyping phase - we create very quick designs that actually use our brand standard experiences and connect to real or stub services directly in OutSystems. We've found we co-create in OutSystems. The result is our "prototypes" are really 1st release candidates. SWAGGER 2.0 - AWESOME! If you have access to swagger APIs, integration is so very simple, fast, and robust. Click click click - done! Then the swagger API looks just like any other module that your app needs to access. Web, Mobile-Web, and Native all in ONE platform. We all have heard the dream and promise of "write once, run everywhere." OutSystems is the closest I have ever seen us come to that vision in almost 30 years in software. We truly have ONE module for Web & Mobile web (all responsive out of the box with SilkUI). We truly have ONE module for both Android and iOS thanks to the ReactJS-based solution from OutSystems. LOW-CODE Heaven: No longer to we spend our life slinging code. Now, the OutSystems "robots" generate all the code for us. I will say it's super clean too. I tried to hand-build code that runs faster... I couldn't. On average, OutSystems generated code was 40% faster than mine both on the .NET and SQL side.,This is a hard one - I'd say continue to expand support and integration of micro-services. It's come a long way and certainly works - but keep on pouring the gas on micro-services as it's a huge part of our ecosystems.,10,We created new products and services 10x faster than first planned and at a cost roughly 1/2 of what was quoted by development partners/agencies that were "hand-coding". In short, our two start-up companies would not have launched without it.,Mendix, Appian, Kony Development Cloud and Zoho Creator,Microsoft Office 365,10,10,Internal apps for team productivity and communications Consumer self-service Consumer marketing & messaging,I assumed we would have to build most apps from scratch - instead I found that the FORGE had a TON of pre-built apps, modules and widgets that really sped up our development. The OutSystems community is VERY vibrant and helps us think of solutions differently and solve business challenges even faster.,Retail apps for consumers, healthcare providers and employers,10,No,Price Product Features Product Usability Product Reputation Prior Experience with the Product Vendor Reputation Existing Relationship with the Vendor Positive Sales Experience with the Vendor Analyst Reports Third-party Reviews,I would not change it - we picked the top 5 solutions on the market based on paper evaluation. Then, we built apps 5 different ways ... after a week two were eliminated because they were too difficult to use. For 3 months we created apps using 3 different platforms - OutSystems was the only one left standing at the end. We either "broke" the others or found we had to go outside the platform to do customer extensions. While we CAN bring custom code extensions into OutSystems - I found we didn't need to and after 3 years still have not.,Implemented in-house,Yes,Change management was a major issue with the implementation,Getting folks pulled out of their normal day-to-day work,9,Yes,10,Yes,One time, after a platform upgrade, I had a few modules that would not build. They helped me resolve it quickly the same day.,Simple layout of the PROCESS - UI - LOGIC - DATA construct for each app,Unless you are a CSS guru, working on refining the UI design to be very custom can be tricky ... but it's the nature of CSS.,Yes,10Let`s make things simpler and keep the journeyWe use OutSystems in one of our 3 Business Units. We now have quickly reached 25 Apps built and deployed. We have a couple of hundred users and interface with SAP and several other legacy systems. We also switched from our Waterfall mindset to Agile and started building an internal offshore team of developers. So far we believe we have a good start in our Digital Transformation Journey.,Rapid Development Flexibility Excellent UI and UX Good DEVOPS tools,SDLC and SSDLC clear alignment would be good Containers Gold client capabilities,9,With 3 apps developed and 2 sunset we were able to get the investment back Each app has it own benefits in terms of efficiency to its related area Awesome user feedback,,SAP ERP, Microsoft 365 Business, Microsoft Power BIEasy to start, hard to master, but better than most RAD tools.We use it for building one of our product's module, where we changed the provider a few years ago and rebuilt it using Outsystems.,Time to market Fast to integrate with other softwares API enabled allowing you to expand the software Easier than code,Managing the Database. Sometimes it crashes when you remove a populated column (what it should) but it should also try to truncate it first and then remove it. Same happens when you change a column type or name. The BPM sometimes takes time to start and you don't know what's is hanging there.,9,We manage to develop a very good module for one of our products and go to production in a few months. The approach before Outsystems came in was around 2 years of pure code development. Negative impact is sometimes the code is hidden and when selling to IT this might cause a problem for people used to the " old" approach reviewing the code before submitting it.,,Eclipse, PyCharm, AnacondaOutSystems, easy to use and yet very powerful.Collabworks has developed a SaaS product (Framework) using the OutSystems software. The Framework product was created to help companies to maximize the use of their worker's talent. The framework has been used by companies with offices around the world. The OutSystems product allows Collabworks to use the agile development process to reduce development time.,They allow their customers to share information about issues and fixes to reduce downtime and obtain a wider view of the capabilities of the products through a customer posting section on the OutSystems website. OutSystems also holds conferences during the year at different locations making it easier for customers to interact and openly discuss what they have learned and how they have used the product. OutSystems also has resources that can be contracted to help a company get started using their products very quickly.,Because OutSystems is growing so quickly it can be hard to get business questions, (contract issues, availability date), answered quickly. It is sometimes difficult to find employees with OutSystems product experience.,9,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.Rapid build and painless deployRapid build and ease of deploy of mobile stock control and BI apps, integrating with ERP and used internationally.,Rapid build Ease of deploy Intuitive flow based IDE Can get Base level of dev skills quickly,Expert support required (supplied as part of the purchase) Requires considered cost-benefit analysis before purchase The platform has vast capabilities, requires external expertise to get up to speed,10,Rapid handheld solution to take advantage of business opportunity Productivity and reporting apps built quickly,One of the best software to build fast applicationsWe use outsystems to develop our applications. Right now we have several teams developing the applications. Outsystems is only used by the developer team. It is helping us develop fast code, in a small sprint (2 weeks). Thanks to Outsystems we can have this low time frame, develop a lot of code, including bug fixing and new features.,Fast code Working with big teams (merging the code) Fast deployment,Doesn't have a Mac application, only Windows The licensing could be lower, for small projects/clients,10,Thanks to outsystems we can developed fast code, and thanks to this we can give to the customer new features fast than other clients. It can take some investment in the licensing,Microsoft Visual Studio Team System,Slack, Microsoft SQL Server, Highfive, Amazon CloudSearch, Zenefits, ExpensifyBeyond High Level LanguagesThe platform is being used to solve complex and simple projects, across different departments in the organisation. Basically, we are addressing all types of problems that come across. Whether the need is web or mobile.,Complex logic that is easy to read Code easy to debug and mantain Fun to use and easy to learn,One of the aspects that have been evolving and I think where there is still much to be done, are improvements related to developing and maintaining CSS classes. It is not possible to merge CSS files, some styles are not well interpreted by the IDE; even the creation of new CSS classes could be improved. Another aspect I would like to see improve is lifetime performance, and also more features like new analytics performance and adoption metrics.,9,Another good example of positive impact on business objectives is a project where I've been envolved, where even custom developments have failed. And the main reason for that was because the requirements were changing all the time, and after each sprint we had to change the course of the project. There were times that after changing the same component 3 times the business decided to rollback to the starting point. This scenario was tremendously difficult and time-consuming if we were not using a low code platform. The project turned out to be a success and the business was able to redefine their own processes. I have some more examples where existing market solutions have failed for various reasons, and investments were made in vain. The platform endows the business with the flexibility needed to build fast and more business oriented, bringing return on investing and more value to the costumer.,Visual Studio IDE, Toad for OracleThe OutSystems WayAs a partner, we implement and deliver projects on the OutSystems Platform. It helps our customers to change and digitize their business quickly. The low code platform makes it easy to build, integrate and change functionality in a visual way. This includes the high capacity mobile apps that can also be created with the platform.,Low code makes it really fast and visual. Version and deployment management out of the box. Great patterns and solutions available to be re-used and adapted to the [business] needs.,Mobility is done by using Cordova. It has great functionality, but sometimes you need to have more interaction with the device,9,Direct ROI for my customers. Able to steer the business better due to BPT. Be enabled to change more rapidly, to stay ahead of competition.,OutSystems will accelerate your WorldFor the project I am currently working on, Outsystems will be used for more than one department. The base idea is to migrate old applications into Outsystems and modernize all the business concepts.,End user's API is developed more quickly in Outsystems. Business processes are well handled by Outsystems. Agile concept.,Timers may be handled in another way. Sometimes when there are problems, it seems that the timer is still running but actually it's not. The Service Center should be improved to give more options and feedback about the times when it is still running or allow users to stop timers. It would be an improvement if I could set up a timer to run more than 3 times from the service center. The entities are accessed directly from the web screens, it should have another concept that abstracts it. Instead of entities, another technical element like 'view' should automatically be created. With this new technical element, only 'view' is used in he web screen preparation.,10,Faster delivery.,TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM,TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPMOutSystems got me!Outsystems is one of the major platforms used by my company and it's used to provide benefits to our customers through application development in all areas focusing majorly in pharma and healthcare.,Ease of integration. Fast development and generation of apps. Eye-appealing widgets. Very good support and community.,Debugging in mobile Massive assignments mapping deletion,10,It allows me to be an all around developer working with not only backoffice but also frontoffice. Offered me a new perspective regarding development which was something I was not very fond of. "Put food on my table".,Eclipse, IBM Operational Decision ManagerDeliver Business Value in DaysAs an OutSystems partner, we also use the software to optimise internal business activities. We've found the agility and flexibility truly transformative in the way it allows us to adapt the business and help customers adapt their businesses.,Single platform for Web, IOS and Android development. The platform allowed us to give analysts the ability to develop the solution directly. Application lifecycle management no longer requires dedicated people.,The pricing and metrics around which the platform is priced is expensive and not suitable for all project types. The development interface does not work on MacOS, and requires you to run a Windows Virtual Machine. Installing the on-premise software is relatively complex.,10,OutSystems has given us the ability to get large-scale projects out the door quicker, which means the projects can start generating revenue sooner. We were able to allocate less development resources to the project, which reduced our input costs.,Bizagi Digital Business Platform,Google App EngineOutSystems - Easy to deploy with string capabilitiesI work in a banking organization where we use Outsystems in the credit branch. It integrates with the core systems of the bank, taking care of heavy duty information processes, and managing customer credit accounts, using the great user interface.,Great user interface, accessible via mobile and web applications. Easy communication with other core systems, making it a really good option to interact with older systems. This gives them a great lift up with the Outsystems user interface. It is very easy to transform business cases in technology. Great database management. Strong community where problems can be addressed,In mobile applications, it should be more easy to integrate with existing browser capabilities. It should be easier to move entities and business processes across different applications. Should provide more testing capabilities, like, an easy way test business actions without having to publish.,10,It is very easy to develop new applications, so there is no need for big approval workflows inside the company. Users can ask for an application to ease their work, and it can be deployed very fast. This makes employees very excited about new applications. Business changes can be addressed very fast, as they are deployed very easily.,ForceSales and Microsoft,SAP Business Warehouse, SAP ERP, Microsoft SQL ServerMy Experience with OutSystemsAt Deloitte, we provide consulting services to other companies and, for some of them, we use OutSystems as our main implementation technology. We have projects that focus [not] only on front ends, but also, projects that use OutSystems functionalities to integrate with core and legacy applications. It is used by several departments inside the organization.,The out-of-the-box functionality that processes a SOAP endpoint is very useful. The functionality of using one application as a dependency of others. The low code functionalities.,Projects that use native cordova plugins sometimes have lots of conflicts generating native mobile apps. The merging system when working with other developers. The customization system has to be more extendable to other non out-of-the-box features.,8,Due to its RAD features, projects ship earlier. Due to low code, developers can focus on quality and user experience. Our web team does not need to know native mobile languages. They can become expert in web.,Sitecore Web Content ManagementOutSystems, give it a try before your competition doesI have helped several organizations, both as an inside resource and as a consultant, changing their development approach to low-code. I've addressed both simple enterprise apps and complex systems with integrations. All with success and unbeatable time to market.,Unbeatable speed, with a special focus on deployment (not just on coding), DevOps and response to change requests. Unbreakable. Really, you'll have to put in a big effort to get it to break. Happy, motivated team that always says "Yes!" when something new comes up!,Integration Studio (one of the IDE components) needs a revamp. The platform is too server centric, should evolve to containers so it could go more easily to private cloud. The licensing model is a bit overwhelming for some smaller companies that need to get their use cases really valuable.,10,You will have to get a valuable use case so that the ROI is measurable.,,MS SharePoint, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Office 365Implementation is easy with a better user experienceWe are using Outsystems to migrate Lotus Notes applications. So far we are using it for our projects, billing and finance apps. We are also working on extending it to other departments. It is being used by an entity of our company (4000 users).,Very good user experience and UI Faster to develop Enterprise grade full-stack system,Integration with other products Releasing updates faster,9,Because of the compatibility across devices, our users have started using mobile for approvals - thereby improving the process,Kony Development Cloud,SAP Business One, MS SharePoint, .NETOutSystems : Enterprise web & mobile development using low code platformOutSystems is being used to develop internal applications for HR & Appraisals. We are also developing software for our customers in the energy sector. The problem we are trying to address is to migrate applications in older technologies to enterprise web apps and mobile apps using the OutSystems low code platform.,Extremely fast to prototype ideas. Develop beautiful user experiences with very little efforts. Integrate very well with legacy applications.,The licensing model is complicated. Developer community in our region is limited. More UI widgets for mobile.,9,Positive : Time to market Positive: Maintenance costs well under budget Negative: Availability of skilled resources in our geography,,Microsoft Azure, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Microsoft SQL ServerEasy and SimpleOutSystems is used across the company but mainly in manufacturing area. It gives support to the business in Angola and Portugal.,Usability Simple to configure Ability to solve problems Change management is improved with OutSystems,OutSystems is a bit challenging for new users.,8,Since is easy to use, it will be quick to integrate with other software. For example, it integrates easily with SAP.,,SAP ERP, QlikViewAwesome tool to work uponWe have used this tool for developing and managing the business needs of the automotive industry across the US and Canada. This is an awesome tool being perfect in the sense of usability. Graphical programming is easy to use and implement. As the category suggests, it is a low code platform, so can be very effective in terms of quick development and delivery. In short, it’s the perfect tool if you are following the agile methodology.,Very easy to create and use tables (we are using Oracle on the backend). Creating and using web services is very effective (doesn't matter if you are exposing or consuming web services). Creating a mobile application is so easy and fast.,License costing is a bit high, but again value for money. Solution deployment time is a bit high.,9,Working on this tool for 4 years, but haven't find any such negative impact,.NETIt's fast, fun, and it worksAt my previous organization, it was used by almost the entire company with several different websites, each having from ten or twenty to hundreds of users. Some of the sites were made for convenience, some were business critical. I was the sole internal OutSystems developer at the company and only the OutSystems Platform allowed the speed and flexibility needed to keep up with the business requirements. On a personal level, I developed a survey-like Facebook app for my master degree thesis because it was fast, easy and I was familiar and comfortable with the technology.,Integration with external systems like SAP and REST webservices. Data is easy to read, edit, delete... Web development is really fast and the starting point alone saves a week of work with sessions, logins, acess management... App development is now cross-platform (iOS and Android only). There is a single community of OutSystems' experts online, so support is much faster than finding the right site to ask. You just need to search for the right topic in the forum. You can connect to several database technologies, generate code in .Net or Java, and there is no lock-in. It is so much faster (officially 6 to 10 times, but it feels more).,There is a list of improvements suggested by the community on the site. Native apps to Windows Phone are missing.,10,Not measured in amount, but when comparing to partners, we were the first to market. The license costs more than regular programming tools, but the time saved by programmers, managers, DBAs, testers and everyone else in development and maintenance makes up for it.,WordPress
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It has potential for broad appeal -- I have not yet found a case that platform could not support. If needed, you can write complex items in traditional code, expose as with APIs, and integrate it with what gets developed on the platform. It's great for mobile and web application development, but might be overkill for basic web page development.
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OutSystems is extremely well suited where you require a fast time to market combined with a robust deployment process. It also provides enterprise grade redundancy and vertical scalability with SLA’s approaching those available with any other tier 1 application.

OutSystems is not well suited for small scale or “cheap” application due to it’s high “per object” licensing costs and minimum license fees.

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OutSystems suits all medium to big enterprise businesses. Fast delivery, well-designed software and a focus on business.

It's the Holy Grail of enterprise software. Everything can be more dynamic, business and development are closer, and everything is much faster. Overall the final user experience it's much better. With this product, companies can save money, time, and have better results, thanks to better software solutions.
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If vendor software really suites your needs, it can be that you do not need OutSystems, but this is almost never the case. So almost always you can benefit from OS. And of course OS has to be careful not to make the platform too expensive, because then you are only working hard to compete and the great advantages no longer exist.
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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.
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OutSystems ROCKS OUT LOUD!

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It's excellent as a "swiss army knife" for creating everything from high-end native mobile apps to responsive web apps and even headless API services.

The built-in BPM is a good general purpose solution if you need it embedded in your apps. However, if you have extremely complex and large-scale BPM needs that span large organizations, you may want to consider a specialized BPM and have OutSystems create the user experience and connect into the 3rd-party BPM.

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OutSystems can be very useful in making UI and UX better through current ERP processes ... Also fast and easy to maintain and use throughout several platforms. Also we can get the internal team really quickly up to speed thru OutSystems training program (and for free.) However, I would not recommend OutSystems to be used on a large systems with several process included
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OutSystems is well suited for RAD (Rapid Application Development) where you'll need to integrate with legacy systems and build screens. It's less suited when you have a streaming data flow or when you are talking about Hadoop connections or Kafka, where there is no straightforward way of connecting into these. Also the performance should be considered for Big Data flows.
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Quick development of applications that can make information flow faster. This means using data collected by existing products and presenting the data in a different format. It can also be used to create easier ways to input data into older existing systems for processing. Exporting from an existing system and formatted that data into Excel spreadsheets are some of the basics.
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Outsystems could fit small projects, but due to the licensing prices it could be expensive (this is the only cons I could see). We can have outsystems under Windows and Linux, and we are saving the information in Microsoft SQL Server or in a DB Oracle. How fast we can develop an application, is fantastic. We can develop applications in a couple of minutes
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September 28, 2017

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If your business is needing new applications to be delivered fast, whether they are web or mobile, the Outsystems platform is the best choice for low code. The scenarios where it is less appropriate are the ones with low budgets since the licensing prices are not appealing.
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Score 10 out of 10
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OutSystems is best suited to enterprise customers, where it can solve business problems that have a substantial value associated and would require 3+ developers to solve, as well as ongoing maintenance, evolution, and support.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Scenarios where business is very important and where the final customer wants to be involved in the development. Also very good for fast sprints delivery, where the customer can quickly interact with the application. Errors can be very fast to correct in production, without impacting other applications in the customer's infrastructure.
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Score 8 out of 10
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In my opinion, OutSystems is a major advantage when integrating with legacy systems inside organizations. Using the 4LC approach and micro services, it kind of gets really easy to work with integration. When customization is the word, OutSystems can be kind of a drawback when "time" is the major word of the project.
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Score 9 out of 10
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More appropriate for enterprise web & mobile apps with offline capabilities and also integrating to third-party systems like SAP, Salesforce, Dynamics CRM etc. Applications that have frequent changes from the business are also best suited to be modeled using OutSystems platform.

OutSystems platform is not that well suited for gaming kinds of applications, augmented reality apps, or intensive 3D Graphics kinds of apps.
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September 18, 2017

Easy and Simple

Score 8 out of 10
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It can be used successfully by non-technical personnel as is quite easy to use on a daily basis. It takes about one year of experience before users can crated more complex programs.
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Score 10 out of 10
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OutSystems is the best platform for the development of products that are subject to frequent changes and that don't fit into to existing landscape. It is also a flexible tool where you can build a new architecture while keeping the former software.

It is not recommended when only small adjustments are needed to existing sites/apps because the 6 to 10 times faster time to build new apps would probably be worse than the adjustment to something that is almost ready.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Visual Modeling (2)
9.0
Drag-and-drop Interfaces (2)
8.6
Platform Security (2)
8.5
Platform User Management (2)
8.1
Reusability (2)
9.6
Platform Scalability (2)
9.0

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.)

OutSystems Competitors

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

 Free VersionPaid Version
Live Chat
Email
Forum/Community
FAQ/Knowledgebase
Video Tutorials / Webinar
Phone

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