A very agile platform capable for small and large projects
December 21, 2016

A very agile platform capable for small and large projects

Yuri Chekalin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review

Overall Satisfaction with OutSystems Platform

We use OutSystems as a framework for one of our largest solutions and for [our] custom solutions area as well. Mainly we use it as a case tool (for example: as front-office system in credit conveyor).
  • We moved to OutSystems from IBM stack and immediately identified decrease of development hours up to 30%! The visual development really works!
  • The one metadata layer for all parts of a big solution is something like forgotten heaven :)
  • You add a parameter to an entity - and then you immediately can see it at Screens, Integration layer, Pront Forms, DMP etc. Compare this with SOA-based solution...
  • BPM (process flow) can be really less resource-consuming. Sometimes this is a real bottle-neck.
  • It's really hard to sell the license structure to end user. Non-IT people simply do not understand it. And anyway no one can make prognoses on this (from 5years TCO perspective for example).
  • Implementation costs decreased significantly.
  • Our solution is really easier to sell now.
OutSystems is good for building fast, rapidly changing live business solutions like credit conveyors (front office and underwriting solutions in retail banking and insurance). Because of its visual development nature, the cost of getting new person into the team is close to zero (if you maintain your own knowledge base).

A very technical solution (developed by IT people and purely for IT people) like ESB will not be the strongest area [or use case] of the platform.