OutSystems Features

OutSystems

Build Enterprise-Grade Apps Fast

4.63/5 (341 reviews)

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Approval Process Control
Audit Management
Audit Trail
Authentication
Batch Processing
Burndown Charts
Business Process Automation
Change Management
Code Development
Code Editing
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Development
Compatibility Testing
Configurable Workflow
Configuration Management
Custom Development
Customizable Branding
Customizable Fields
Customizable Forms
Customizable Templates
Data Aggregation and Publishing
Data Import/Export
Data Modeling
Data Synchronization
Data Visualization
Database Support
Debugging
Deployment Management
Design Management
Drag & Drop
Feedback Management
File Management
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Forms Management
Graphical User Interface
Graphical Workflow Editor
Integrated Development Environment
Integrations Management
Iteration Management
Lifecycle Management
Mobile Access
Mobile Development
Monitoring
Multi-Language
No-Code
Offline Access
Performance Monitoring
Pre-built Templates
Prioritization
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Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Reporting
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Requirements Management
Role-Based Permissions
Rules-Based Workflow
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Source Control
Task Management
Template Management
Templates
Third Party Integrations
User Research Analysis
Version Control
Visual Modeling
Web App Development
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AI-assisted Development
API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Agile Methodologies
Alerts/Notifications
Application Management
Approval Process Control
Audit Management
Audit Trail
Authentication
Batch Processing
Burndown Charts
Business Process Automation
Change Management
Code Development
Code Editing
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Development
Compatibility Testing
Configurable Workflow
Configuration Management
Custom Development
Customizable Branding
Customizable Fields
Customizable Forms
Customizable Templates
Data Aggregation and Publishing
Data Import/Export
Data Modeling
Data Synchronization
Data Visualization
Database Support
Debugging
Deployment Management
Design Management
Drag & Drop
Feedback Management
File Management
For Developers
Forms Management
Graphical User Interface
Graphical Workflow Editor
Integrated Development Environment
Integrations Management
Iteration Management
Lifecycle Management
Mobile Access
Mobile Development
Monitoring
Multi-Language
No-Code
Offline Access
Performance Monitoring
Pre-built Templates
Prioritization
Question Branching
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Reporting
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Requirements Management
Role-Based Permissions
Rules-Based Workflow
Software Development
Source Control
Task Management
Template Management
Templates
Third Party Integrations
User Research Analysis
Version Control
Visual Modeling
Web App Development
Web/Mobile App Development
Workflow Management
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AI-assisted Development
API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Agile Methodologies
Alerts/Notifications
Application Management
Approval Process Control
Audit Management
Audit Trail
Authentication
Batch Processing
Burndown Charts
Business Process Automation
Change Management
Code Development
Code Editing
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Development
Compatibility Testing
Configurable Workflow
Configuration Management
Custom Development
Customizable Branding
Customizable Fields
Customizable Forms
Customizable Templates
Data Aggregation and Publishing
Data Import/Export
Data Modeling
Data Synchronization
Data Visualization
Database Support
Debugging
Deployment Management
Design Management
Drag & Drop
Feedback Management
File Management
For Developers
Forms Management
Graphical User Interface
Graphical Workflow Editor
Integrated Development Environment
Integrations Management
Iteration Management
Lifecycle Management
Mobile Access
Mobile Development
Monitoring
Multi-Language
No-Code
Offline Access
Performance Monitoring
Pre-built Templates
Prioritization
Question Branching
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Reporting
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Requirements Management
Role-Based Permissions
Rules-Based Workflow
Software Development
Source Control
Task Management
Template Management
Templates
Third Party Integrations
User Research Analysis
Version Control
Visual Modeling
Web App Development
Web/Mobile App Development
Workflow Management
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OutSystems Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about OutSystems's features:

Victor v.

User friendly web applications

2019-10-29

Defects and changes can be done quickly. The user interface is great and give a lot of opportunities.

Pros

Also the easy upload of documents, pictures is real advantage.

Cons

Need to do real effort to access the data.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Alberto J.

Add Value, Fast!

2019-10-02

We have been able to move from old MS access uncontrolled and hard to maintain applications, we are automating operational processes that result in improvements to units capacity and customer experience.

Pros

The short development cycle, we are adding value to end users within weeks instead of months.

Cons

The report creation capabilities and the integration with data sources.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Natanael B.

TPM. S&OP and Retail Execution made easy

2019-10-29

We've streamlined the whole Trade Promotion Management process, putting all into one platform, getting rid of e-mails and excel sheets and integrating all the info backwards towards production/demand planning and forward towards retail execution monitoring and compliance

Pros

Time to deploy, ease of adaptation, customer focus from 3rd party vendor, user interface and user experience

Cons

It's not cheap but if you consider that time to develop also adds a cost, then it's a fair deal

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Stefan P.

Rapid build, intuitive IDE, easy of deploy

2018-05-15

Rapid dev of solutions, ease of integration with other systems

Pros

Intuitive flow based IDE, quick drag and drop functionality can speeds up data filtering and preparation.

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.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Paolo P.

Verified Reviewer

Outsystems Changed My Life

2016-03-15

As a Risk Manager I was always asked to provide high quality data to the mangement in order to get the right decision at the right time.

Pros

Easy to use, almost no programming language but only drag and drop, easy integration with our Oracle Database.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Source: GetApp
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Response from OutSystems


Thank you for your review Paolo. It's great to see the reach of the platform and the types of solutions that you are being able to deliver with OutSystems.

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Anonymous
(Insurance company, 51-200 employees)

Great Product and exceptional potential

2018-09-25

Outsystems allowed me to become a highly valued developer to all the companies I helped in the past, and allowed me to make the difference by being able to react and implement things fast than I would otherwise do in traditional development.

Pros

Deployment management, code abstraction, monitoring tools

Cons

Licensing cost, lack of skills on the market

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Ity S.

Good UI Experience

2016-03-24

It's easy to use silk ui , integration with sap and other third party tools are very nice

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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Ritchie A.

A really slick RAD tools with some particular strengths

2016-11-17

Using the databases is even easier. Drag and drop the columns, join whatever is not automatically joined, add sorting and filters and OutSystems will try to choose a sample of your data.

Pros

Also, the fairly intelligent guessing about properties, the rather speedy resolution/propagation of name changes, deletions, etc. The monitoring software is pretty good.

Cons

The visual editor for interfaces goes crazy far too often, making the widget tree the only consistent way to edit them.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering OutSystems

There's actually a fair amount of power here for something that looks "toy-like" from a distance. Prepare for the occasional thing to just be really difficult, like doing master-detail lookup lists, but they will seem almost sensible in retrospect :)

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Chemicals company, 1001-5000 employees)

Best low code application platform

2019-10-29

Work process automation, time saving, effiecience order biggest benefits.

Pros

Good user interface libraries and common style guides for app mobile and web applications that you can manage easily.

Cons

There are some bugs with the platform and developer tools.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Daniel M.

Verified Reviewer

High-productivity application platform

2016-03-14

Where Outsystems makes the difference is even beyond application development, because supports the entire application lifecycle, making it easy for teams to deploy, manage and operate up to hundreds of different apps.

Pros

- Outsystems offers a Public Cloud PaaS that's perfect to evaluate the platform. - Monitoring and Management: Configuration management of running applications and identity management are also handled out-of-the box by OutSystems Platform.

Cons

- Enterprise licensing can get expensive.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Source: GetApp
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Response from OutSystems


Daniel, thanks for your review and for highlighting a couple of features that we also believe to be extremely relevant for every company delivering serious applications: Full Life-Cycle Support and the Monitoring and Management.

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Anonymous
(Nonprofit Organization Management company, 51-200 employees)

Quick and easy drag an drop development

2019-10-30

replacement of old backend system

Pros

easy drag and drop development and deployment to prd

Cons

upgrade process takes very long and support lacks on reporting back

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Russell C.

I can't go back to traditional development

2019-10-29

The software has greatly sped up our time to market

Pros

The speed at which it creates APIs is amazing.

Cons

Sometimes it can be too easy to create circular references and leave modules needing to be republished.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Bhagvan K.

Outsystems review

2019-03-31

Out systems is good needs improvement on user interface and navigation.

Pros

Outsystems software is great and has good features in mobile app design & development, services design and development.

Cons

Outsystems needs improvement in developer experience and design UI front.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Iain Fogg

Great for fast web development

2014-02-26

The graphical interface works really well in most cases; the majority of what we want to do can be done with the drag and drop logic, and either automatic or custom SQL as needed.

Pros

Very fast way to get prototype and proof of concept systems up and running Most custom features are pretty easy to add You can shell out to C# when needed Very easy roll-out of applications from dev to test to live

Cons

The underlying SQL database can get pretty complicated if you keep changing data structure - sometimes we define the database ourselves to get better control over it

Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
(Insurance company, 201-500 employees)

Suficient

2018-11-07

We are using Outsystems to create insurance related apps.

Pros

You can build basic sw in little time SoC is easy to implement Easy to monitor issues

Cons

Search functionality isn't user friendly It "crashes" too many times, specially when detaching eSpace tabs(originating another instance of outsystems) Has the number of components grow inside, lets say an action, the "messier" looks

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Real Estate company, 10001+ employees)

A great new platform with great opportunities

2019-03-13

Creation of forms is pretty quick with a decent looking interface with hardly anything to code (well unless you have your own custom business layer / logic).

Pros

- Easy to use - Easy to package and deploy - Hardly any downtime during the deployments - Good looking UI

Cons

- Performance when handling huge amount of data

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Management Consulting company, 1001-5000 employees)

Build apps faster

2018-10-23

Been using over a year, it delivers what it promises. Build apps a lot faster with low coding skills.

Pros

Reduce development time Low learning curve Clean and simple UI

Cons

Integration with API outside outsystems support can be tricky

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Pierre J.

Great Low code platform

2018-11-06

The value I add is all about user experience, system integration and data flows.

Pros

We can also provide quickly some great UI with minimal effort that really help improving the user experience.

Cons

Integration is less polished than the main ServiceStudio work. both on the software side and on the documentation side.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 501-1000 employees)

Beautiful apps at no time

2019-01-22

Fast, easy drag and drop functionality and the support makes it excellent tool for me.

Pros

The speed and quality of the product delivered It is simply beautiful way to create cross platform apps really really fast.

Cons

Customization options should be more user friendly.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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isaco v.

outsystem_Rev1

2016-10-19

... in minit I uploaded excel file in DataBase , public app to test, and see the content in rows, excelent for now !

Pros

visualisation of proces flow, what you need to do to manipulate with data...

Cons

how quickly you get answer from chat window (not real time)...

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering OutSystems

also link to example to solve the errors you made, not fust a description of errors ! and where is the gkosary of developing app '

Source: Capterra
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Martin C.

Outsystems for End User Developed Applications

2019-10-02

Certainly a great experience, its benefits, easy of use, quick adoption made Outsystems our go to solution for end user developed applications

Pros

Outsystems has a short learning curve, allowing non-technical users to quickly develop solutions for their business needs.

Cons

There were some development roadblocks to create workflow based solutions, while the platform provides workflow design capabilities, it may be cumbersome and complex for non-technical users.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Patrick J.

Great tool based on excellent phylosophy

2018-10-09

Great tool for the complete development life cycle, starting from developing demo's until deployment in production and monitoring

Pros

Web and mobile development using the same toolstack Possibility to extend platform using open source standards

Cons

Speed of solving support incidents, when you create a support incident, they follow up quickly on it, but the actual resolving takes too much time

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Patrick J.

Feature rich low code platform with great possibilities to extend platform

2019-10-29

Great tool for developers, easy to modify existing applications, great lifecycle management, although deploying can take some time

Pros

Extensibility of platform, ease of creating a demo and extending / modifying this to a enterprise ready product

Cons

Pricing, although price quality is good, it's an expensive product

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Alexander L.

Great to work with

2018-04-09

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

Lack of advanced CSS management.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Human Resources company, 10001+ employees)

Tailored and guided low-code app & web development

2018-10-09

Thanks to low code environment where we could focus more on user needs and less on architecture and coding discipline.

Pros

Mature and well designed tool that builds good looking apps & web platform.

Cons

Enterprise plans aren't cheap only desktop IDE for Windows

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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