OutSystems

OutSystems

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Score 9.1 out of 100
OutSystems

Overview

Recent Reviews

Build for speed.

10 out of 10
April 28, 2021
We use OutSystems for all kinds of internal business processes, where a full fledged externally exposed user interface is not required. …
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OutSystems, easy and fast

9 out of 10
November 12, 2019
We use it for specific user groups within our organization. The objective is for it to be used across the entire organization by creating …
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Using OutSystems...Yes or No?

8 out of 10
November 12, 2019
We have multiple applications. Serving citys, and housing companies in the Netherlands. Our software excels at matching houses to people …
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OutSystens as a lowcode platform

8 out of 10
November 12, 2019
It is used as the core of our service-layer infrastructure across the whole organization. It is sending data from source to destination …
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Popular Features

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Drag-and-drop Interfaces (46)

9.2
92%

Platform Security (45)

8.2
82%

Reusability (48)

8.2
82%

Visual Modeling (46)

7.6
76%

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Pricing

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Basic

$4,000.00

Cloud
per month

Pro

$10,000.00

Cloud
per month

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

Offerings

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

Features Scorecard

Low-Code Development

8.3
83%

Product Details

What is OutSystems?

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

OutSystems Features

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

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OutSystems Technical Details

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is OutSystems?

The OutSystems Platform is a Platform-as-a-Service solution for rapid delivery of responsive web and mobile applications. It includes functionalities required to develop, deploy, manage and change web and mobile applications. It is targeted at the delivery of enterprise applications that require integration with backend systems, complex business rules and logic, usable interfaces and flexibility to change. It can be deployed in the cloud, on-premises or in hybrid environments.

What is OutSystems's best feature?

Reviewers rate Drag-and-drop Interfaces highest, with a score of 9.2.

Who uses OutSystems?

The most common users of OutSystems are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Computer Software industry.

Reviews

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October 24, 2021

Outsystems review

Carlos Alberto Aponte Roa | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Database integrations: These integrations allows users to speed up development processes by providing ready to use methods.
  • Error handling: Error handling is excellent. It is showing errors in real time while you are programming. Syntax errors are avoided and changes in variable names, input parameters and other definitions are automatically performed on site where it is referenced.
  • Fast deployment: Deployments between development and test, and test to production are fast and avoid many of the possible deployment errors caused by human intervention.
  • OutsySystems needs to improve in web services. Support SOAP 1.2 and also do a better handling of date types when they are used as input parameters in web services.
  • OutSystems needs to handle better integration with databases that do not have tables with a single field primary key defined. Some tables have a primary key composed of two or three fields and those are not well managed by OutSystems. I am specifically talking about the fact that in those cases inserts, updates and other database actions are not created.
  • Content management. Nowadays there is no available and reliable content management to develop web sites with CMS capabilities.
May 06, 2021

OutSystems Review

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
  • Velocity
  • Adaptability
  • Agility
  • Quick to learn
  • Development environment agility
  • Develop as you Go
  • Prototyping approach
April 28, 2021

Build for speed.

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • It provides very clean and intuitive flow editor.
  • All "parts" in OutSystems (flows, UI, data, logic) are fully interconnected. A change in data will be immediately propagated through all layers.
  • I've never, yet, experienced any bug in interconnectivity. For example when you change the size or type of a column, and expect it to be reflected in the properties of some UI field.
  • It's very easy to start being productive in OutSystems as a complete noob. Even for complex matters it is just a matter of a quick google search on how it's done. There is a flat learning curve.
  • The flow editor provides the ability to debug in a way that just works.
  • It integrates very well with custom C# code, if you want to. But we only added custom code during the first few years. After a little more experience we found ways to circumvent the need to implement custom code, but it's nice to know that you at least can extend any functionality in case you really need to.
  • It would be nice if OutSystems provided a way to import and export the YAML for any API.
  • The "servicecenter" and "lifecycle" modules can seem to be a little daunting at first. I would like to see a little more intuitive approach. But this is but a small problem, hardly worth mentioning, because even these modules have a rather flat learning curve.
  • Coding inside OutSystems is "data oriented" and as such follows more database-like architecture instead of good old Object Oriented design. Even when the latter is actually possible, working in OutSystems seems to recommend a more point to point and procedural approach. There are no "interfaces" or "base classes", which is both a strength and a weakness.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
  • Drive innovation
  • Rapid great UX App development
  • Integrates with everything
  • Performant and scalable
  • Your goto modern application development environment
  • Going so fast the backlog dries up :)
  • macOS support for Service Studio and Integration Studio (although that will be there soon)
Victor van Well | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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.
Nuno Miguel da C F Verdasca | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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.
November 12, 2019

OutSystems, easy and fast

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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.
Steffen zander | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • The quick drag and drop way of building the application
  • Easy way to deploy to next stage in development process
  • Nice look and feel
  • Upgrade to next version of product is slow
  • Support doesn't communicate very well in an escalation
Dave Lardinois | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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.
November 04, 2019

Fast and good!

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Flexibility - We can do anything in it.
  • Speed - The solutions are done much quicker.
  • Quality - We make good user experiences both for our staff and our customers.
  • The upgrade processes have been pretty painful.
November 04, 2019

OutSystems is awesome!

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Visual insight in your code since it is modular.
  • Quick but not dirty.
  • Easy of use.
  • Ability to peer review code changes.
  • Integration with Okta.
  • New templates.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Easy to develop a new program without IT education.
  • Easy to change parts of your program.
  • Helps in fast digital transformation.
  • More help in setting up the correct architecture.
  • Problems with multiple developers working and then publishing the same module.