OutSystems Software


 

OutSystems is an application development solution that enables organizations to develop applications with the help of drag-and-drop functionality and minimal required coding. Gartner has recognized OutSystems as a leader in its Magic Quadrant report on Mobile Application Development Platforms in 2017. The solution can be deployed on-premise or in the cloud.

OutSystems enables developers to integrate different solutions including enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) with the help of pre-developed application connectors. The platform offers integration with solutions such as SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Excel and MySQL.

The platform offers an interactive user experience that enables developers to create applications by using pre-built templates and drag-and-drop functionality. The solution is available as an annual subscription.

 

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Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, HP-UX, AIX, Solaris, Unix, IBM OS/400, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10

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Aaron from ISquared, LLC
Specialty: Independent Developers
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2018

March 2018

aPaaS - The Clear Leader

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I've evaluated 7 or 8 of these types of platforms. OutSystems is the best overall platform with the largest feature set.

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First and foremost, OutSystems is the most robust platform I've tried (and I've tried several). Their engineers have gone to great lengths to build in the core functionality that is required for complex, enterprise-grade applications. Their beginner tutorials are amazing - they've actually taken the time to vet their educational materials to make sure they don't introduce errata when platform versions change. The system is fast and certain aspects are literally as simple as drag-and-drop.

Cons

They don't have a good set of advanced tutorials. You can go to the community but so many of the developers on the platform aren't from native-English speaking countries. The language barrier can be a bit of a challenge when trying to understand more complex components of the platform.

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Robert from Robert Spare Consulting
Specialty: IT Services
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

February 2018

February 2018

Slick technology but pricey

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Gives you the ability to develop an app and a responsive design web site all without writing a single line of code; ample supply of different styles/templates that can be used; IDE is able to provide wizards to rapidly develop your application/site; application/site is hosted in their cloud

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Requires you to use their hosting service, which increases in cost as the number of users increase; required to use their database; tied into their IDE/ecosystem, which is closed

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Daniel from www.isengard-solutions.nl
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Why didn't I started with LowCode platform OutSystems earlier?

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The customers for which we deliver projects are from many different industries, we build solutions for field service companies, insurance companies, pension administrators, business consulting companies, etc.

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The speed in which we can deliver web and mobile applications for our customer, and the developer experience, where most repetitive work is taken care of by OutSystems. Also the fact that it is a complete platform with all the DevOps build in is great! Last but not least the OutSystems community is a very active community of professionals, help is always available very promptly why you get stuck.

Cons

Debugging capabilities not (yet) up to par with traditional development tools like Visual Studio, especially the ability to change values on the fly and to alter execution path. Then again visual debugging mobile application in an iPhone or iPad from my Windows developer laptop is amazing!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Emeka from Boston University
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

October 2018

October 2018

This software is great for application development!

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This software is used to create specific applications for different activities at work.

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OutSystems is intuitive and really easy to use. It has great built-in security features in the platform and excellent support and community forums.

Cons

So far I have not found a single issue with this software.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Andreas from Telecommunications
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2018

October 2018

a powerful and agile platform to develop code fast and deliver it in shorts timelines

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fast transformation of old software and easy delivery to users

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the easy of installation, configuration and fine tune, fast deployment of apps, global portal for administration of the platform.

Cons

everything works as it was supposed to.

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October 2018

October 2018

Great platform for delivering great applications

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Use?ease of the platform, ability to deliver applications in a timely manner

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Licensing model makes it difficult to predict future costs

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Matt from Bentley Motors
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2018

October 2018

First Pilot using OutSystems was a success

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Very good experience and very happy with the platform, excited for the future

Pros

The end to end implementation time was very fast and smooth, this is a first for our development of applications!

Cons

The cost model was difficult to get signed off by our purchase team, and also the upfront cost is expensive when trying to get justification for a business case.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Rebecca from Autoliv
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

October 2018

October 2018

Innovative Platform

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We have been using the platform to migrate our Lotus Notes and Java applications to a more maintainable platform.

Pros

Ability to quickly train new developers. Ability to quickly delivery business requirements. Platform continue to provide tools to meet technological demands such as microservices & AI

Cons

Nothing to note. They continue to provide tools to aid in rapid application development.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Aaron from Icon Distributing
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

September 2018

September 2018

OutSystems: Great Off-the-Shelf Functionality, Difficult Integration

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I'm not currently using OutSystems. Originally, I planned to develop an enterprise-level platform, but the unique functionality I was trying to build was too difficult for me to figure out, and the help wasn't that helpful. Eventually, I gave up on it and went back to building a custom package in C# (Visual Studio).

Pros

I really like the OutSystems IDE. The developers have made it look great and it's pretty stable. I love how easy it is to set up the data structure then add basic pages. I really liked the training paths offered on the OutSystems website.

Cons

Low code is sometimes code for difficult-to-extend. I evaluated more than a dozen different PaaS companies in an effort to build a multi-tenant web-based application. I started to get the feeling that most of them catered to the insurance industry. While the out-of-the-box features can be very useful (albeit somewhat difficult to implement for a newcomer) extending the functionality of the platform is a nightmare. Also, while I really liked the training paths offered, the content tended to run a few versions behind. Also, they don't have great training videos on the more complex features. You get good (though dated) training on core functionality and you're left to your own devices on more complex methods.

Review Source: Capterra
 

anthony from Asurion

August 2018

August 2018

Superfast software development for linux and windows environment.

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This helps our organization to produce software in short period of time.

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I like the most in this software is this can be deployed to linux and windows environment. Another thing is the IDE. This has the best IDE for low-code solution software. Almost everthing you need is ready. The reuseability of projects components to other project is a bright idea.

Cons

the least i like with this software is the stack web design. This could be great if will be materialized UI.

Review Source: Capterra
 


July 2018

July 2018

Great for prototyping software and for management software

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Speed of development
Ease of deployment
Development for both desktop applications and mobile
Integration with other platforms

Cons

Very prescriptive. You will find it hard to do extensive customization.
Sometimes support can take time to fix platform bugs.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Stefan from Dodder Valley Partnership

May 2018

May 2018

Rapid build, intuitive IDE, easy of deploy

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Rapid dev of solutions, ease of integration with other systems

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Intuitive flow based IDE, quick drag and drop functionality can speeds up data filtering and preparation. Vast out of the box front end widgets

Cons

Not easy to get wider experience of platform's capabilities without expert assistance - not knowing what platform can do means not knowing what questions to ask.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Sujan from Marina Bay Sands

May 2018

May 2018

Excellent software and very well thought about the end to end process of software development

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Eliminates lot of issues encountered in traditional software development. Helps to build really quality applications. Piece of mind after deploying to production.:D

Pros

-Easy to use and built in ui and template gets people up and running in few mins.

-Structured development

-Built in widgets prevents developers from developing the same components again and again (like pagination, menu bars, navigation and many more)

-Focus on solving business problems instead of technical challenges

-Code reuse is encouraged as AOs are tied to licensing

-Deployment is nothing to worry about. Database scripts, versioning of code and migration all taken care by the platform

-Refactoring is piece of cake with TrueChange.

-Developing CRUD applications is a breeze but complicated applications can also be developed with ease.

-Monitoring and logging taken care by default no setup is needed.

Cons

-Although custom code can be written via integration studio, it would nice if we could write code inside of the service studio itself.

-Some features like event based programming or reflection or looping fields of an object could be supported as out of the box features

-Updating shared extensions will result in all the applications (that are using the extension) being redeployed

-For the mobile apps, it will be good if the apps converted to purely native. (only an opinion)

-Could have licensing for individuals (free lancers) :D

Review Source: Capterra
 


April 2018

April 2018

The best low-code platform!

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The ease you create simple web apps. The integration environment which helps you deploy. New mobile version also works very well

Cons

You have to have a dedicated infrastructure for non-prod environments, you cannot develop locally as you're used to using other technologies

Review Source: Capterra
 

Alexander from AgroEnergy
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Great to work with

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Development speed, higher quality

Pros

Speeds up development
Easy integration of Oracle DB
Expandability through custom .NET code
Great community
Good "university" (learning OS)
Excellent code cleanup (remove unsused elements)

Cons

JS integration for WEB (could be fancier)
NULL value handling.
Lack of advanced CSS management.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Vitor Emanuel from Wodify
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2018

April 2018

10 year software development with Outsystems

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Outsystems enables software development to be way more faster compared with common development using C#.NET or other languages.
Integrations with external systems with SOAP and REST are easy to be implemented off the shell, but a developer can always implement specific libraries for other integrations.
It's easy to make simple queries but it's also possible to create specific database scripts (T-SQL, etc) and run them from the platform, if necessary.
It's also easy to implement a good framework architecture with Outsystems, since modules can be easily reused by different End User screens.

Cons

As it is very simple to develop applications with Outsystems, it can also be the source of some performance problems if the developer does not have much experience. But that's not a specific and unique problem of this technology.

Review Source: Capterra
 


March 2018

March 2018

The best IDE to develop new web or mobile applications

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The best application software to develop great and fast applications.

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I've been using OutSystems for more than 10 years almost. It is the best development tool if you want to have a project in a short period of time and using Agile approach.

Cons

The prize of the software is unfortunately what I see as an obstacle to attract and retain new customers.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ayesha Tabassum from VoltusWave

March 2018

March 2018

The best in low code aPaaS world.

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The fact that I can create an application in days rather than months or years, and customize the application as it suits my needs.

Cons

Outsystems is a licensed system which make it inaccessible for smaller budgets. Some versions contain annoying bugs which are solved very easily though.

Review Source: Capterra
 


March 2018

March 2018

Good product!

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Tried OutSystems to make a course. The software is simple and easy to use. Is possible to make a simple application in an couple of minutes.

Cons

They don't have a application for mac os. The price could be cheaper, because when you try to make a simple project you have to buy a big license.

Review Source: Capterra
 


March 2018

March 2018

Fantastic application!!

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Making software faster. Is possible to increase the speed to developer software.

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Outsystems helps you to make software very fast. The application is fantastic, with great UI and UX that makes very easy to work with. You can build an applications in a couple of minutes

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Don't have much to complain it, but maybe the fact that don't have a mac os version and the prices could be a little cheaper.

Review Source: Capterra
 


March 2018

March 2018

Development and maintenance of software with low code

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- Rapid software development with low code.
- Easy to develop and deploy to multiple platforms effortlessly.

Cons

- The pricing model could be more accessible.
- The documentation and training need a revision. It can be dull to follow the tutorials.

Review Source: Capterra
 


March 2018

March 2018

Very good

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Faster development
Ease of mind

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It's is very easy and fast to build a running application.
One might think that it's not very good to build great application, but once you get the hang of it you won't let it go.

Cons

At first I was always wondering where will I type my code.
For developers used to type code everyday, it might be a bit strange at the beginning.

Review Source: Capterra
 
 
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