OutSystems Review
April 29, 2020

OutSystems Review

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with OutSystems

It is being used as the strategic tool to manage all financial processes.
  • Velocity
  • Adaptability
  • Agility
  • Quick to learn
  • Development environment agility
  • Develop as you Go
  • Prototyping approach
  • Very quickly allowed to start monitoring processes
  • Develop while we think in the final model
  • Start to deliver quick wins even before the full implementation is made
Mendix or custom SW development are a couple of examples where you could typically think that OutSystems can meet your requirements. However, the "view and do" approach of this type of tool helps the user to think about the process and not only about the technology. The focus should be on the process, step-by-step level and not only at technical level.
The OutSystems team has a real motivation to grow and get into new markets and regions. This, by itself, can be seen as their own advantage but can also turn into your benefit. Asking to do a quick demo, quick wins and workshops, lab resources for deep troubleshooting, ability to influence the roadmap are just a few examples of a real support team!

Do you think OutSystems delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with OutSystems's feature set?

Yes

Did OutSystems live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of OutSystems go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy OutSystems again?

Yes

Well suited for organization transformation, moving from old legacy systems into quick and agile action movers.
All topics that can be developed, like simple workflows or action triggers, are well suited to use OutSystems.
A few examples include invoice financial approvals, meetings action trackers, automatic escalations flows, email automation triggers, operational process simplification for day to day tasks, etc.

OutSystems Feature Ratings

Visual Modeling
8
Drag-and-drop Interfaces
9
Platform Security
9
Platform User Management
9
Reusability
8
Platform Scalability
9

Evaluating OutSystems and Competitors

  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Existing Relationship with the Vendor
OutSystems can bring a set of benefits jointly with the technological stack. Their focus on process steps, automation, agility, and "build as you think" approach are just a few examples of why I consider OutSystems a good way to go! If you also consider its quick learning curve, autonomous developments, infrastructure stack and scalability, we are talking about a tool that can really enable you to take a step in the right direction.
To be honest, the selection process to choose OutSystems was somehow easy. There are other products in the market but the combination of local support as well as the product features rated them higher than others.
Regarding the process itself, I would probably bring more real use cases to pilot before taking a final decision.