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OutSystems Reviews

OutSystems

Build Enterprise-Grade Apps Fast.

4.76/5 (90 reviews)
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OutSystems enables you to to develop and deploy your apps in the cloud, on-premises or in a hybrid model. Develop once, for all devices. Integrate all your existing systems and applications. Reuse the skills and resources you have.

OutSystems offers a visual development environment to rapidly develop and change mobile and web applications. Developers can assemble all components necessary to completely define mobile and web apps, without writing any low-level code. You'll be able to model User Interfaces, Business Logic, Business Processes, Databases, Integration Components, Web Services, Security Rules and Scheduling activities.

For mobile-specific apps OutSystems allows you to model complex offline behavior, model business logic that runs on-device, and easily integrate with device-native capabilities like GPS, camera, email, calendar, etc.

You'll also find an integration SDK to quickly create custom components to integrate external applications and databases. It includes wizards to automate the integration of databases, library APIs and popular third party applications such as SAP. It works with Microsoft Visual Studio and Eclipse to assist in the creation of custom integration adapters. Integration adapters are published with 1-click and then reused many times in different web business applications.

OutSystems provides version control and configuration management of all mobile and web applications, services, integration adapters and other application resources. Operation teams can monitor and audit running applications to detect and isolate performance and quality issues, and to manage highly scalable, 24x7 application server farms.

OutSystems also provides all the functionality needed to manage the entire application portfolio centrally, stage interdependent apps and components, and streamline DevOps processes. It simplifies staging across environments by performing a complete dependency analysis across environments and deploying applications and all their dependencies with one click. It also allows you to define your IT team's access to applications and their components across all environments.
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OutSystems Reviews (90)

Most positive review

 Love to develop with OutSystems 
Vendor responded

I started using OutSystems in September of 2009. At the time, the learning curve was really high... few video tutorials, the community only had a couple of active members who were working for OutSystems, the Forge had a very limited number of components, etc. I gave it a shot on a personal ...

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Reviewed 16th of March, 2016 by Justin James

Most critical review

 High-productivity application platform 
Vendor responded

- Enterprise licensing can get expensive. I have been working with Outsystems since 2008, as Consultant I have used the Outsystems platform to delivery several projects for several companies. For sure Outsystems platform keeps its promises: "The OutSystems Agile Platform gives IT the power to ...

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Reviewed 14th of March, 2016 by Daniel Martins

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OutSystems Pricing

Pricing model: Freemium, Subscription

Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

OutSystems is offered as a yearly subscription with everything you need to quickly deliver your first set of custom applications, and grow as you need.
Enterprise trials are available on request, for companies that want to evaluate the platform.
Free personal environments in the OutSystems cloud are also available for evaluation and personal use.

Key Features of OutSystems

  • Native Support for Agile Development
  • Fully extensible through APIs
  • Complete security functionality
  • Full support for Batch Processes & Scheduling
  • Suited for custom application development
  • Support entire app development life-cycle
  • Complete mobile app deployment and monitoring
  • Multilingual support included
  • Full access control and permission management
  • Real-time monitoring of all applications usage & performance
  • Real-time reporting of all applications usage & performance
  • Complete DevOps automation
  • Full access control and permission management
  • Integrated version control with 1-click deploy and roll-back
  • Integrated debugging engine
  • Complete application change management with self-healing
  • Suited for development of enterprise grade applications
  • Integrated user feedback capture and management

OutSystems Screenshots (4)

OutSystems screenshot: OutSystems Platform OverviewOutSystems screenshot: Example of an application built with OutSystems, used by over 70.000 athletesOutSystems screenshot: An enterprise application built with the OutSystems Platform for all devicesOutSystems screenshot: OutSystems Platform Overview

Specifications

Intended Users
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Public Administrations
Devices Supported
Android, iPhone-iPad, iPhone, iPad, Linux, Mac, Windows, Web-based, Windows Phone, Mobile Web App
Supported Countries
Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages
Arabic, 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
Support Options
FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials

Alternatives to OutSystems

Benefits

Unbeatable Speed - Every aspect of OutSystems is crafted to help you build better apps faster. From high-productivity visual development to powerful tools to deploy and manage your apps, OutSystems helps you deliver applications quickly and make changes easily.

Integrate with Everything - Core ERP and CRM solutions. Aging legacy systems. Custom apps that track satellites and power factories. These are just a few examples of real projects where OutSystems made it extremely easy to integrate external enterprise systems, databases, or custom apps.

Great UX by Default - Build beautiful experiences that perform great on any platform and device. OutSystems gives you the best of both worlds with drag-and-drop simplicity or your own UI code to easily create pixel perfect experiences your users will love.

Low-code Without Constraints - With OutSystems, it’s easy to extend your applications with your own JavaScript, Java, C#, SQL, CSS, and HTML code. And, because OutSystems is an open, standards-based platform with no lock-in, no proprietary data models, or proprietary run-time, you can count on worry-free, future-proof implementations.

Enterprise-Grade = Peace of Mind - OutSystems is the only low-code development platform with advanced enterprise features. From departmental deployments to mission-critical solutions with millions of users, you get the kind of enterprise-grade scale and security powering banks, factories, and satellite systems. It’s already built into the platform, so you never have to worry.

Unbreakable Deployment - Change applications faster. Decrease maintenance costs. Ensure that no matter how big the change, your applications will always be architecturally sound and functional.

Metrics that Matter - Ensure that your apps are always running at peak performance. Real-time data helps you easily identify anything that needs to be corrected or optimized keeping costs down and users delighted.

Who is OutSystems For?

Videos

Security and privacy

Encryption

Yes
Encryption of sensitive data at rest
Yes
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Yes
Multi-factor authentication options

Data policy

Yes
Data backup in multiple locations/GEO regions
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Rob van Horssen

Easy with OutSystems

10/03/2017

Having had a few experiences with OutSystems now, I am positively surprised about how easy it is to set-up and maintain an app. Also about the features of this year released options for mobile and offline apps are really cool to see. It's more about plug and play then development. Of course it is still the developers responsibility to set-up apps in such a way that they are readable and maintainable, but OutSystems gives plenty options for doing that as well.

Pros

The easiness of building an app. The tool supports you all the way in building apps and if you just do not know what exactly to do then examples and suggestions can be found on the internet and in the community.

Cons

It is up to the developers to realize a readable and maintainable app and not all developers are used to applying discipline all the time.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering OutSystems

Do not think OutSystems will solve all your problems and make all your problems easier. OutSystems will help you create fast good looking apps, business representatives can join the developer along the way. Do always keep in mind that if an application does complex things, it will also be complex to realize in OutSystems (any development tool/language)

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Pradip Chavhan

Product Overall Review

02/03/2017

Pros: - Rapid development - Extremly high productivity - Low cost to maintain applications - Easy environment migrations Cons: - License Product (Price) - You need add extensions for new features - Hard to use Jquery and Web Services - Hard to create Extensions - No proper documentations available, depends on community

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Ian Cyril G. Estalilla

Review: Outsystems is amazing

02/03/2017

Having to use outystems helps so much, it easy to use and very user friendly. Loking forward to some wonderful updates soon.

Pros

Its easy to use and doesnt give much hassle no more long codes.

Cons

So far none.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Brett Morgan

Must Have.

28/02/2017

If your not already using Outsystems, your behind the curve. Outsystems is the best platform to evolve in the last 10 years.

Pros

Fast and easy to use. Gives you more time to concentrate on the business rules.

Cons

There is a learning curve that once you get over accelerates the whole process.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering OutSystems

Follow and reproduce the video online down to the last min. Even if you have to stop playback every min.

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Guilherme Barbosa

Outsystems rocks!

27/02/2017

Outsystems is a giant leap in terms of productivity. Making awesome applications that work in every device is a lot faster and continuous delivery gains a totally different meaning. Going back to other development platforms/technologies? No thanks.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Wim De Maeyer

OutSystems: the only one-stop-shop platform for web and mobile development

24/02/2017

Having worked as solution manager for OutSystems web and mobile projects for over 3 years, I can testify that OutSystems really covers ALL aspects of IT, including the great low code development, native mobile apps, hosting, integration, DB, security, continuous upgrades and an active user community. In addition, it's fully scalable and gives you total control including analytics and performance management. It's simple: 1 license covering everything, just develop and create value - really fast ! ISB Smart Solutions are an OutSystems Partner in the UK www.isb-smartsolutions.com

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André Ramos

Game changer platform

23/02/2017

Outsystems allows you to rapidly build, change and maintain complex systems. It brings development into a new level of abstraction above the traditional high-level languages.

Pros

- Rapid development - Extremly high productivity - Low cost to maintain applications - Easy environment migrations

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Jaime Marin

Back to add value with Outsystems

17/02/2017

With this product the business and programmers can focus in adding value, the mechanics are built by this fantastic rapid development tools, in this way the application evolve with the business instead of being an inpediment

Pros

Robust tool

Cons

Price

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering OutSystems

Free versions for small systems

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Ravi V

Very Good Product. Very Fast Development.

17/02/2017

This product is one of the best cutting edge tool in the market for Rapid Application Development. This product shines if you to want to create web applications or mobile applications in a fast paced manner. There is some learning curve involved if you want to do lot of customizations on the front end but back end business logic implementation should be a piece of cake with lot of training material (videos and documentation) available on outsystem.com

Pros

Rapid Web and Mobile Application Development. You can create a basic web application or mobile application within minutes. Managing Deployments has never been so easy. Managing security framework for an application has never been so easy. Managing environments infrastructure, Load balancing, Elasticity, DB setup and object creation has never been so easy. There are lots of good features that platform provides will definitely overcome some of the cons listed below.

Cons

Heavy customizations in cloud environment is not possible. For example if you want to enable CDC options or Full Text Search Options in SQL Server is not possible.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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Carolina Bessa

Development time saver and focus on business!

16/02/2017

With OutSystems you will save time generating the application code and will focus more on business rules. It's great and very productive.

Pros

Development tool interface.

Cons

Price still high. Only big companies can afford.

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Ease of use
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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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