Outpace with OutSystems
April 27, 2016

Outpace with OutSystems

Vorster Swanepoel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with OutSystems Platform

We use OutSystems to implement applications for our clients. We are moving away from the traditional "File-New-Project" way of writing applications. OutSystems offer the tools and components to achieve our goal to build applications that can deliver value within a few days or weeks.
  • Responsive web applications
  • Data modelling
  • Workflows
  • Please make offline mobile applications part of the standard toolset. Currently it is a add-on that depends heavily on javascript, and manual interventions.
  • Data explorer/manager. We need a simple way to query and change data.
  • Too early to say. We are busy shifting towards RAD. We foresee a shorter time-to-value cycle and also hiring different types of developers in the future (those who are more business inclined than technical).
I evaluated Mendix. OutSystems has many features baked in where they are third party add-ons on Mendix. For example the Process Modeling is baked into OutSystems. That is great. I also get a sense of better community support with OutSystems than with Mendix.

It is well suited for web and connected mobile. It is well suited for delivering value quickly. It is very much in line with the LEAN/Agile mantra. It is not yet there to achieve a high adoption rate with offline mobile. I believe it will be possible if OutSystems settles on a mobile platform; for instance Xamarin.