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Christopher Fowers profile photo
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Score 7 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Richard Ward profile photo
October 31, 2019

Great for development

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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October 07, 2019

It's Good but...

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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
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Cristina Dragomir profile photo
October 31, 2019

Easy to use and learn

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Michael Adams profile photo
October 05, 2019

A path to success!

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Customer Support - OutSystems is responsive and responds rapidly to issues.
  • Efficiency - OutSystems allows teams to accomplish greater amounts of work in a shorter time.
  • Rapid prototyping and bug resolution - Teams are able to adapt to customer demands quickly and respond to bugs in a more efficient manner.
  • Ability to manage the data within the service studio.
  • Ability to organize service studio modules by the project.
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October 03, 2019

Great Low Code Platform

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Flexibility - great to reduce costs.
  • Scalability - it is very important to ensure support to the operation and business continuity
  • Easy to use, it is very simple and fast to deploy
  • Cost, it is a great tool based on the costs and value to the business
  • Time to market, it helped us to reduce time to deliver apps
  • Ease to use, help ease the administration and monitoring
  • Fast delivery applications, great to increase the user expirience
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October 03, 2019

OutSystems Review

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Customer experience.
  • Low code.
  • Customer engagement.
  • OS resource knowledge depth.
  • Flexibility in the UI, especially for healthcare documentation module.
  • Architecture design specific to the client.
  • Out of the BOX functionality limitations.
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November 11, 2019

OutSystems, easy and fast

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • The rapidity.
  • The fact that you can easily make a good looking application.
  • The flexibility.
  • The vendor lock-in.
  • Maybe integrate better with the Apple store.
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Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Rapid visible results
  • Easy integration with APIs
  • Customizing styles
  • Development of interaction elements outside the "defaults" is a lot of work.
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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.)

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

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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