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OutSystems

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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…

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A tale of awesomeness

8 out of 10
March 05, 2024
I help clients utilize OutSystems technology and help build cloud based sites that run a full force. It allows the user the architecture …
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TrustRadius Insights

OutSystems has a wide range of use cases, making it a versatile tool for various industries and departments. Customers have used …
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Happy Outsystems User

10 out of 10
March 30, 2023
Hi Everyone

As an outsystem's user, It's a best way to create a top class applications within a short span of time. We just need to know …
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OutSystems Review

10 out of 10
September 02, 2022
I develop applications for customers. We use it to provide solutions to very complex problems that any customer or organization might …
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Build for speed.

10 out of 10
April 28, 2021
Incentivized
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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Popular Features

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  • Reusability (52)
    9.5
    95%
  • Drag-and-drop Interfaces (50)
    8.9
    89%
  • Platform Security (49)
    8.5
    85%
  • Visual Modeling (49)
    8.0
    80%

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Pricing

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$4,000.00

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$10,000.00

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  • No setup fee

Offerings

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

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How to Create an Internet-connected AI-powered Candy Dispenser

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OutPower Tutorial - Reactive web applications - Escape Content (OutSystems)

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OutSystems Demo Part1: Build a Mobile Supplier Directory (1 of 3)

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OutPower Tutorial - Reactive web application - Sending an Email (OutSystems)

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Order Management Demo OutSystems

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Features

Low-Code Development

Low-code development tools allow non developers to build simple process applications with little oversight. These tools simplify the application building process, and are frequently used for simple process applications.

8.8
Avg 8.5
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Product Details

What is OutSystems?

OutSystems is a low-code platform that aims to drive productivity, creating apps with continuous innovation. Visual development tools and automation powered by AI help customers tackle strategic challenges such as application modernization, workplace innovation, business process automation, and customer experience transformation. OutSystems helps to ensure that solutions are secure, resilient, cloud-ready, and built to scale.

OutSystems Features

  • Supported: Visual development environment, extensible with 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, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
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

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Mendix, Temenos Quantum, and Quickbase are common alternatives for OutSystems.

Reviewers rate Reusability highest, with a score of 9.5.

The most common users of OutSystems are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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Community Insights

TrustRadius Insights are summaries of user sentiment data from TrustRadius reviews and, when necessary, 3rd-party data sources. Have feedback on this content? Let us know!

OutSystems has a wide range of use cases, making it a versatile tool for various industries and departments. Customers have used OutSystems to build applications that support sales, back-office processes, complex authorization issues, and point of sale systems. It has also been utilized in industries such as banking, insurance, utilities, and healthcare to develop B2B applications and improve operational efficiency. OutSystems is known for its ability to reduce time to market and the number of developers required for projects. It has been used to deliver web and mobile applications for financial services, insurance, and other industries. Customers appreciate the platform's rapid application development capabilities and its effectiveness in reacting quickly to business changes. OutSystems not only helps improve business processes but also enhances online sales capabilities for companies in the insurance industry. It has been widely implemented company-wide to create in-house solutions tailored to specific business needs. With OutSystems' API integration and database creation functionalities, users have successfully addressed various business problems across different departments. The platform has been instrumental in migrating old software, improving HR processes, and creating highly interactive web and mobile applications. Organizations have also used OutSystems as their preferred platform for custom development of large-scale enterprise applications. Deloitte has adopted OutSystems as one of its main development tools, allowing them to deliver faster and better products to clients in various markets. Overall, OutSystems helps organizations digitize their operations quickly, provides quick development and delivery of applications, improves user engagement through better user experience design, and aids in digital transformation initiatives.

Valuable Tool for Rapid Application Development: Users find that OutSystems is a valuable tool for developing applications quickly, especially for those who don't have coding experience. Many reviewers appreciate the low-code development environment which allows for faster application development compared to traditional methods.

Highly Praised Visual Design and Logic Structure: The visual design and structure of the application's logic in OutSystems are highly praised by users. Reviewers have found the modeling part of OutSystems easy to understand and appreciated it for rapid development and changes.

Cross-Platform Mobile Development Capabilities: Users appreciate OutSystems' ability to handle cross-platform mobile development for both iOS and Android platforms, eliminating the usual challenges associated with multi-platform development. Many reviewers value that OutSystems provides a single platform for web, iOS, and Android development.

Expensive Licensing Model: Users have found the licensing model of OutSystems to be expensive, making it less accessible for small-scale businesses. Several reviewers have expressed concerns about the high cost associated with using the platform.

Challenges in Customization: Some users have encountered difficulties when customizing already implemented themes in OutSystems. This process often requires overwriting styles of SilkUI, which can be complex and time-consuming. A number of reviewers have mentioned this as a drawback of the platform.

Longer Deployment Time: Compared to other technologies like C# or Java, deploying and publishing new versions of applications in OutSystems can take longer. Several users have stated that the process of deploying applications is slower with OutSystems, leading to delays in releasing updates and new features.

Users commonly recommend the following actions for utilizing OutSystems effectively:

  1. Start with small applications and invest in training and professional services to maximize benefits.

  2. Engage OutSystems in designing the governance model from the beginning and establish a Center of Expertise to govern adoption.

  3. Utilize OutSystems' training and implementation support, consider test automation and automated deployments, and establish a training program for developers.

These recommendations highlight the importance of careful planning and utilizing available resources for successful implementation and increased productivity with OutSystems.

Attribute Ratings

Reviews

(1-4 of 4)
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Erik Hagen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Low-Code Development (6)
83.33333333333334%
8.3
Visual Modeling
80%
8.0
Drag-and-drop Interfaces
90%
9.0
Platform Security
90%
9.0
Platform User Management
80%
8.0
Reusability
80%
8.0
Platform Scalability
80%
8.0
  • OutSystems helps us becoming agile.
  • With OutSystems we can deliver value every two weeks instead of having to wait months for a new update.
Easier to learn and use. More flexible.
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).
4
Our company has a scrumteam, in which we have developers, testers, a scrum master and a product owner. We have four developers in our team; these are the persons using OutSystems. We have two senior developers and two junior developers, at the moment. The software we create using OutSystems is used by the entire company (about 90 people) and our client (a few thousand).
2
Our team of developers consists of two external engineers and two full time in-house engineers. They need to know the OutSystems system (and preferably have an 'associate developer' or even 'professional developer' certificate) to be able to support OutSystems.
  • Replacing our legacy software system
  • Building new software to support our business processes
  • Monitor our business processes
  • -
  • We might use OutSystems to build more and other software
We are very happy with OutSystems and our developers deliver good work. OutSystems lets us build new software on a regulare (2 weekly) basis, which is highly flexible and adjustable. Even without very much experience, our developers manage to build usefull software, which is working a lot better than our previous (legacy) software.
Yes
Before we started with OutSystems, we uses Microsoft Navision. We decided to replace this, because it became a not-so-flexible legacy software package, which we were not able to adjust ourselves. We needed a product which would offer us a way to develop new software to replace the old software, at a fast pace and with an ease of use. With OutSystems, even developers with little experience are able to build good, working software, which is highly flexible and easy to maintain.
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
The most important factor to choose OutSystems was the fact that it's a Low-Code platform, so we could train in-house employees - without much software developing experience to use it and build with it. Besides, OutSystems is the perfect system to use in combination with an agile way of working. The scrum framework gives us the opportunity to deliver new working pieces of software every two weeks, making it possible to expand our new software over time while using the software at the same time.
We wouldn't.
  • Implemented in-house
No
Change management was a minor issue with the implementation
It is very important to manage people's expectations. Employees expected a finished product straight away, while the OutSystems team was told to build a mvp at first. So when presenting the mvp software, there was some disappointment in the business. Also, we had some developers from our old software platform, who were not really giving OutSystems a chance. So with them, there should have been a better talk before making them OutSystems engineers.
  • Expectations
  • Unwillingness to change
Manage expectations properly.
No
There was one incident where we accidentally lost a part of our database. This was on a Friday afternoon. We had no real hopes things would be solved before the weekend, but we got a call back immediately after we sent in a support ticket. The OutSystems support helped us getting a backup of our missing date and guided us through getting it back in our live database. So before the weekend, everything was solved. Amazing.
  • Create websites
  • Create (web) applications
  • Debugging is sometimes troublesome
Yes
The mobile interface works great. OutSystems has prefab and custom mobile interfaces, all very easy in usage.
I am really happy using OutSystems in my work. It gives me the opportunity to create good working software without having had very much IT-experience before. It also made me more interested in the background of IT and learning different languages.
September 26, 2018

OutSystems ROCKS OUT LOUD!

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized

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.

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.

  • 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.

Most complete solution. Beyond the super fast ability to create high-quality web and native mobile apps, the built-in analytics have proven to almost eliminate the need for added overhead of analytics tags.

I've been following OutSystems for 3 years and the pace of innovation and their investment in the platform is stunning.

Lastly, the developer community is excellent - when I am faced with a particularly hard or unfamiliar challenge, the community typically has a solution the same day - often it's already been solved and there are pre-build free components or at least a post that describes the solution.

10
Digital Center of Excellence and Digital IT
10
General IT and customer service skills
  • 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
Simply revolutionary!
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
Product features - it truly is a Swiss Army Knife. We can create anything!
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
Training then 2 month pilot then rollout to small SWAT team for on-going build.
Change management was a major issue with the implementation
Production deployment into your own cloud environment can be tricky unless you have IT staff that are already skilled in your cloud (e.g. AWS or Azure, etc)
  • Getting folks pulled out of their normal day-to-day work
In a large company, patiently and consistently work the behind the scenes politics with business and IT partners across the firm. This is transformational - you will need a solid set of key business partners to lock arms together to move forward.
Yes
Outstanding support
Yes
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
AWESOME for testing for sure!
super easy
September 23, 2014

Outsystems Rocks

Miguel Grilo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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.
  • Maintenance is fast easy and shipper
  • Development is faster
  • Flexibility and integration is very easy
I gave that rating because as an OutSystems Consultant I believe in the product and I have the experience that the product works.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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
  • It's allowed us to get systems that help our remote volunteers and department leaders to get access to information that was previously stuck in proprietary systems
  • The development times are very fast, so an idea can be a system very quickly to respond to a particular need
It does just what we want, and I'm not aware of any good alternatives for a comparable price
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