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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.

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You will probably end up using the platform and coding stuff on the side like me. So I really like what they have built and highly recommend investing some time into learning a bit about the platform.
Fast, easy and cost effective application designing and implementation.

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John W.

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Computer Software, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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One of the most efficient Mobile device application development environments

Reviewed 4 years ago

Outsystems was chosen as a platform to rewrite a legacy product developed over 30 years and bring it into the cloud. It has been a really good choice for an organisation that had no web or cloud experience and has helped avoid many of the basic mistakes that could otherwise have been made. Whist there are some limitations on flexibility and price the benefits and speed to market far out way these.

Pros

The Outsystems development environment it very easy to use for anyone with previous development experience as well as being a great place for those with little or no development experience to come up to speed quickly. • Allows fast prototyping whilst keeping good consistency and a polished appearance • Provides a good balance between continual deployment and traditional dev-qa-prod staging • Enforces inter module dependency integrity • Enabled good UI-Business-Data separation whilst still allowing for RAD • Good merging and conflict detection when multiple devs are working within the same module • Projects and applications are rock solid and stable once released • Easy to bring non Outsystems developers up to speed • Realy good certification and training material

Cons

• Priced at the high end and not cost effective for small scale development • Shows some signs of instability in the publishing process with very large and complex projects • On the PaaS version you are heavily restricted on access to the infrastructure and cannot get access to simple functions such as SQL replication or database maintenance options. • Lack of skilled developers with pre existing Outsystems knowledge.

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Nick S.

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Warehousing, 1,001-5,000 employees

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Outsystems rocks!

Reviewed 7 years ago

I got introduced a little bit more than 2 years ago to the Outsystems Platform. Since that day I fall in love with the drag and drop system. It's so easy to just create a small app in just a couple of minutes. Where using the platform to build applications for around 25+ users to use. With some application used by over 150+ users there getting pretty big!

Pros

It's nice to see that OS is improving each day. The training videos and webinars are a real benefit for the new developers. The easy drag and drop technique is so nice to work with. I don't hate coding but this is just some much better. For around 1.5 year I started with the OS Cloud service that is free available for everyone. OS did a real good job to open a free possibility to let you play around with their software.

Cons

I think the main market for OS are the big companies with 250+ employees. By opening a cloud environment they let you use the application for free. Only if you have a company with for example 1 till 50 employees there is no solution for you. The license is that expansive that it's not possible to pay for small companies and the cloud environment is not for production use. I think this could be improved to also fill the gap in between free and real expensive.

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Thanks for the kind words Nick. It means a lot to us when our users say they are in love with the product we've crafted with so much care.

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Christian N.

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Legal Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Implement business value with the speed of light in a beautiful way

Reviewed 4 years ago

I love it. .. I was sceptical at first but it has proven me wrong. It is a way to talk about business value instead of code and deploy this fast to your customers

Pros

Visual modelling of data / Integrity checks (nothing is deployed when it breaks something else) / SilkUI (standard UI components so yuo doný have to make them all) / Ease of deployment between environments / Ease of integration with the rest of the world (REST, SOAP, database connections, extension with C#)

Cons

When using the correct architecture (4-layer) and you have a lot of espaces/modules ... you have to refresh a lot modules (rebuild manually) ... this can take some time ... So when you want to test your code you sometimes first have to wait for a rebuild

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Rakib Hasan K.

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 501-1,000 employees

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Best AI enables application development software

Reviewed 7 months ago

Excellent piece of software with a bunch of features. Although have lack integration with other apps, but could be useful anyway due to its all other rest features.

Pros

It is an advanced Ai enables software development tool. It is a full-stack platform for software development. Can build any software quickly because of Artificial Intelligence.

Cons

Comparatively less number of developer-based users. They are expensive and need to be available online always to work on them.

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Ashok B.

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Best tool for developing and deploying apps in cloud.

Reviewed 7 months ago
Pros

It supports several development, management and deploying capabilities into single platform. Any beginner can easily understand this tool as it is easy to use and learn. It is easy to implement the design with difficult features using the built-in templates and tools. It have great customer support.

Cons

The pricing of OutStstems is higher as compared to other alternatives other wise its good to use.

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Floris H.

Oil & Energy, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Good system but not perfect yet

Reviewed 3 years ago

Good learning curve, the mobile part is evolving rapidly.

Pros

1.Ease of use, tutorials and learningpaths, mobile part, it resemblance coding more than for instance Mendix which makes the transition back and forth more easy with OutSystems, when coming or want to go to real coding. 2.You can educate people faster to become a developer, but still finding the right person with surten qualities is important, not for everyone, but low coding definitely enlarges possibilities in finding personnel. 3. Mobile part becomes better and easier works charming and straight forward.

Cons

The pricing which makes it impossible as a small entrepreneur (enterprise focused pricing) to afford it or start your own business as a developer with it. For me that's very important, because if possible i could build some useful/ profitable things in my leisure time for my future, which will improve my motivation to become better and pays off at work as well. The free account deletes your DB after...

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Anonymous Reviewer

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Accounting, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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OutSystems - The New Age App Development tool

Reviewed a year ago

OutSystems is a low-code application platform that enables users/developers in speeding up the development and deployment of applications. Applications can be built from scratch and can be deployed without any hassles. UI/UX provided by Outsystems for applications. Learning resources provided by Outsystems are self-sufficient in getting hands-on with the tool and the support from the Outsystems community and the team is outstanding which differentiates OutSystems from other low code application tools

Pros

1. Easier integrations with inbuilt web API's within the organizations and excellent support for third-party applications 2. Connectors and Integration with all the databases is provided which helps teams in connecting to any kind of data source and deploying the application without hassles 3. Deployment to any interface like mobile, web, or any device is customized and made simple

Cons

1. Pricing is at the higher end which makes mid-sized firms choose other options compared to OutSystems 2. Coding or development in OutSystems is database-oriented and is based on data architecture, sometimes this makes it complicated when metadata changes compared to Object-Oriented design which is more reliable 3. Not completely flexible to match your needs. you need to compromise on some of the aspects but the solution delivered is reliable through Outsystems

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Christian N.

Information Technology and Services, self-employed

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Positively suprised; and that is still going on

Reviewed 6 years ago

Working / developing / creating with the OutSystems platform for a year now .. Sceptic as I always am about the promise of low-code and then "getting a lot of magic" ... OutSystems does a very good job in actually keeping their promise. Yes there is a learning curve but you get into it very fast. Yes it is more for developers than for business people ... but we can now both work together much faster...

Pros

See my review ... And let's not forget the amazing community that has been very helpfull ... it is alive and kicking

Cons

See my review; difficult to get an idea of the license you need as a starting company

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Build applications fast powerful

Reviewed 6 years ago

Build applications fast powerful, change them even faster, accelerating the development with existing resources, simplify the process of change. Integrate with all existing systems and data sources and maintain order with the management and analysis. The cost to make a change to an application during development increases exponentially with time, complexity and versions. Combining visual modeling...

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Chetan Y.

Computer Software, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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One of the best low code Platforms

Reviewed 2 years ago

Many companies have used Outsystems to build web and mobile apps. I have worked on a project which create a high UI density , responsibe web app for a world famous investment bank in UK. For most business usecase, the Outsystems platform is a very good choice. The Outsystems team is also very talented and they listen to community feedback.

Pros

The intuitive development experience which makes developers highly productive as well as brings a joy working with Outsystems platform.

Cons

The pricing is slightly on a higher side and it's bit complex. Compared to Appian(another low code platform) the pricing is slightly complex. Also Outsystems used to have a way to target Java for code generation which was removed since Outsystems 10

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Remco D.

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Information Technology and Services, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Long term low-code OutSystems user review

Reviewed 4 years ago

I've been working with Outsystems for the last 12 years and I've built a lot of different systems while working for different employers. From automating business processes to rebuilding complete core systems. I've also built several mobile applications for different user groups. The overal experience on all projects is that the platform is very stable and improves continuous with every update. Nowadays they split the Studio from the Platform and this results in even faster delivery of new functionality. I've never had any regret from the switch I made 12 years ago.

Pros

Speed of Development Ease of technical implementations Open Community around Outsystems

Cons

Since I'm an expert Outsystems users, I don't like the initial responses of the support desk. It takes time to get to the right person at the support desk.

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Miguel R.

Computer Software, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Disruption

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

The ability to change the way we work in a quick way

Cons

the price; the ability to keep the team;

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Anonymous Reviewer

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Human Resources, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Tailored and guided low-code app & web development

Reviewed 4 years ago

Exceptional, We were successful in our strategy. Thanks to low code environment where we could focus more on user needs and less on architecture and coding discipline.

Pros

One of the best low-code app development tool out there in the market. One Click deployment & roll back. Offline data storage, built in templates and seamless integration with iOS & Google play store. Mature and well designed tool that builds good looking apps & web platform. Significantly reduces the time to market and new features can be rolled out in a few days.

Cons

Enterprise plans aren't cheap only desktop IDE for Windows

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Anonymous Reviewer

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Oil & Energy, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Speed up value deliver

Reviewed 3 years ago

We already developed almost 15 applications for our company, including a well succeeded HR app that is used for every employee in the company, creating a digital path between HR department and employees.

Pros

The speed up the delivery of new solutions to our clients / users.

Cons

So far nothing. I have some concerns about vendor locking, I can say.

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Patrick J.

Biotechnology, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Feature rich low code platform with great possibilities to extend platform

Reviewed 3 years ago

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

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Lucas V.

Computer Software, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Best Low Code platform out there

Reviewed 2 years ago

Despite the pricing category, OutSystems get the job done in a oustanding way, It's really a fun and intuitive way to get your heads into programming.

Pros

What make us choose OutSystems was it's simplicity and the speed up, when you are developing new projects. The ability to use the same base code for both mobile platforms was a big thumbs up too. We also contacted a indenpendent code review company to check the generated code base and they liked what they saw, it's generated with good pratices and putting the performance in the right place.

Cons

Definatelly it's cost. It's a very expansive platform and it's only suited for big companies. They offer a free option but it's just for test purposes.

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Natanael B.

Consumer Goods, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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TPM. S&OP and Retail Execution made easy

Reviewed 3 years ago

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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Travis C.

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The software delivery platform that is all about BUSINESS VALUE!

Reviewed 4 years ago

I have been in the low-code/RAD space for over 16 years, even developing and selling a RAD tool that was targeted at a specific vertical, and nothing checks all the boxes like OutSystems. It is a large system, and it needs to be. When I read how people identify Price as a Con, I felt that they had missed the point. Sure, OutSystems is not inexpensive but the value provided far outweighs the cost, especially to the business users! The time saved by the platform solving your IT problems will most likely cover the cost of the OutSystems License. Simply put, OutSystems takes care of the IT problems and allows you to spend a lot more time with the business solving real business problems!

Pros

I want to talk about the platform! Organizations spend millions of dollars trying to maintain information such as master data, application lists, component usage (jQuery) etc., or the developers and architects must pull this information together in a mad scramble, while interrupting many projects. In seconds, OutSystems can not only identify which applications are using any object, it will also...

Cons

Lacking the ability to encourage highest quality apps in the Forge App Store. Many of the apps in the Forge App Store are easy to use, very helpful and well documented. However, many of the apps lack documentation or examples, making them very difficult to get full value. Compounding the problem, this often results in having to ask the community how to properly use the app, which is now impacting...

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Ritchie A.

Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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A really slick RAD tools with some particular strengths

Reviewed 6 years ago

I've actually had occasion to make RAD-style tools in the far-flung past. This is the sort of platform I would have made if I could. Some of the initial steps are a little harder than you would expect, but once you are used to where everything lives, it's easy to find it again. Coding is done via flowcharts, and these are pretty easy to use, not to mention fairly easy to use straight up as diagrams...

Pros

The hard things made easy - the BPMN capability, the tree editing and republishing of data entities, the Responsive Web design. Also, the fairly intelligent guessing about properties, the rather speedy resolution/propagation of name changes, deletions, etc. The monitoring software is pretty good.

Cons

If you're developing an extension, it's a four-step manual publishing process to update. No try..finally. The licensing model per certain kind of object encourages bad coding to try to save costs. The visual editor for interfaces goes crazy far too often, making the widget tree the only consistent way to edit them. The lack of built-in data migration is my biggest sticking point right now.

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Esther P.

Management Consulting, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Development Game Changer

Reviewed 6 years ago

The business landscape has rapidly moved to digital operations. To be successful your business needs not just to be resilient, but also to embrace a resilient culture. The technology that supports business operations should be agile enough to embrace the continuous changing market landscape and enable business to move at the speed of change. The Outsystems platform reduces development time by up to 75% and accelerate time-to-market by a factor of three. This provided our organization to cost effectively implement locally developed solutions and other businesses in a significant shortened time. Our main focus is now more on the user interface and interaction, which provides the value expected.

Pros

The speed to develop and making changes to applications developed Development is done logically with very limited hard coding Ease to develop mobile applications and submissions to the app stores Ease to use the native features of devices Built in change management and control of the development and release process with a one-click publish feature Built in security features in the platform Excellent...

Cons

Cost in South Africa is expensive due to weak currency and exchange rates Difficult for developers used to hard coding to change their way of thinking to grasp how the platform works. However, this is not a flaw of the platform, but rather a change required in the mindset of traditional developers.

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Curt R.

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Information Technology and Services, 5,001-10,000 employees

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Outsystems Platform for Agile Development

Reviewed 7 years ago

I was hired for a project to help convert a license and permit system from a legacy mainframe system (my expertise) to a web based system. The original plan was to use a Common Off-The-Shelf (COTS) product to do this but realized that the legacy solution was so specific to this organization that it would have taken many millions of dollars to customize the system. When looking for alternatives I found Outsystems and was able to quickly put together a prototype and plan that would give them all the capabilities they needed at a reasonable cost and time.

Pros

1) Learning curve is very quick - after watching the videos I was productive within two weeks. 2) DevOps is built-in - many developers never think about the additional issues and concerns related to deploying fixes and improvements to a working application. The DevOps capabilities of the Outsystems platform removes these concerns. 3) Extensibility is a huge issue with any platform and Outsystems delivers completely in this area. From the Forum components that are available to the ability to write your own extensions in .Net or Java, there is nothing you cannot do with the platform. 4) No lock-in - many enterprise customers are concerned with being committed to a platform 'forever'. The Outsystems no lock-in capability eliminates these concerns.

Cons

1) The built-in menu system is weak - while it's adequate for simple menus it can't do anything complicated. For example, implementing a Mega Menu type of menu is challenging though anything can be implemented with some work. 2) Outsystems is very receptive to ideas from the community but there's no way to know when/if those ideas will ever get implemented - some of the best ideas have been around...

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Thanks you for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review Curt - it's because of users like you that tell us what is working and what should be improved that our product and company continue to grow and evolve. Thank you.

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Hospital & Health Care, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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one of the best low code platforms in the market

Reviewed 3 years ago

overall, a very positive experience with the platform, the vendor personnel involved in the sale activity and also the community that was very helpfiul.

Pros

it is a very easy to get started product with very minimal or no prior programming experience. In addition, the platform is very intuitive and self guided and hence one can do very well on the platform if they know their use case and have a good systematic approach to leveraging the platform. There is also a very active community to help and the vendor personnel are also there to handhold along the way.

Cons

very honestly speaking, there is nothing that I dislike about the platform. It is very intuitive and one can learn to use and leverage the platform very easily and quickly.

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Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Best in Class Low Code Enterprise Class Platform

Reviewed 2 years ago

We have been very pleased with the overall results, we have found that once applications are built, they are extremely easy to update and push out new relieases.

Pros

The software has all of the Development, DevOps and Management capabilities all built into one single platform.

Cons

The software has so many features and capabilities that it takes a while to learn how to navigate and use effectively.

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Simple and Powerful!

Reviewed 7 years ago

Build applications fast powerful, change them even faster, accelerating the development with existing resources, simplify the process of change Integrate with all existing systems and data sources and maintain order with the management and analysis The cost to make a change to an application during development increases exponentially with time, complexity and versions With agile methods becoming...

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İbrahim A.

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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Low code with OutSystems

Reviewed 3 months ago
Pros

Outsystems offers a low code, rapid application development and distribution platform. It integrates with all your existing systems and offers management and analysis screens within itself. Complex workflows can be designed using visual development tools. Another feature is that we can use the application we developed in both mobile and web environments. Complex workflows can be designed using visual development tools. Another feature is that we can use the application we developed in both mobile and web environments.

Cons

Requires training to use the system. Another disadvantage is that to develop applications, you need to install a program in your local (Service Studio). We develop the application using this program and deploy it to the cloud environment. It is easy to do these operations, the documentation is guiding enough, but making the application with the web interface is nicer and easier, as in quickbase and caspio.