OutSystems

OutSystems

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The #1 low-code platform for digital transformation - build mobile apps, web portals, mission-critical systems, and more.

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OutSystems review by <span>Sérgio P.</span>
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"A Platform to allow cost control and risk reduction."

What do you like best?

Easy prototyping to raise POCs in hours and swiftly validate with the customer.

Amazing capacity to manage any code, database or other change, even if it doesn't happen inside the scope we're working on.

Unitary testing, behaviors and defects traceability are so easy, the difficult part is knowing when not to use the debug capability.

What do you dislike?

Not possible to perform Data Migration between environments.

Incapacity to create Intellectual Property (close the code of a given module) with the platform is a down side.

Multi-thread capacity not included, what prevents some high performance solution usages.

It should have a more flexible licensing model, adjusted to the geography and business case. SME should be able to use with limitations and for some specific scenarios. In some cases a simple customer facing portal will have a prohibiting cost due to needing Unlimited Users.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Analyze the cost against the full range of dimensions, not just against being Low Code and fastest then other typical technologies.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Originations - Ease of data collection. Easy integration with services either on REST or SOAP.

Customer or Partner Portals - Ease of data collection. Easy integration with the Core systems, either through a SOA layer or directly against external databases.

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OutSystems review by <span>Nuno R.</span>
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"The stuff that dreams are made of"

What do you like best?

The first great thing about OutSystems Agile Platform is that it make everything easy. By removing the standard-but-trickier part of all websites/apps, it allows the development team to focus on the real issues. And instead of watching pages and pages of code, there are modular blocks of operation that are quite easy to understand, but anyone can add the old-fashioned code if they like or have to.

The second best part is that OutSystems controls its product like few companies do, and offers bootcamps and a single online community so that everyone can start working by the book and reach all the pros in no time. You can do it on your own to start, or you can jump into the the professional version and see architecture recomendations, design and usability, server performance and everything else.

No need for any particular set of skills to do a full stack application. It can be a one person job, or a full team working on the product. As long as they follow the Agile methodology, the final product can't go wrong.

What do you dislike?

After working in OutSystems is hard to go back to other tools, and that includes doing extensions (C#/Java) to connect Agile Platform to external libraries.

And while debugging the native quality rules (like the use of transactions) may cause problems to developers not used to good code. It takes a while to correct bad habits.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You can give it a try online and free. That will be enough to convince most of the non-believers.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

By working in the fast moving consumer goods, the issues are diverse. We solved problems of Human Resources, Sales, Marketing, Quality, Logistics... Most applications are for internal use, but they are business critical and the business is very flexible (and applies to several countries). We are having the best time to market ever.

What Low-Code Development Platforms solution do you use?

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OutSystems review by <span>João M.</span>
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"Focus on Business needs"

What do you like best?

The power key business users and product owners have to evaluate new strategies by having powerfull solutions ready very quickly instead of strugling with endless projects. The built-in UI and components are very helpfull.

What do you dislike?

One must be very carefully when engaging a big developers team. Having many developers competing when publishing their last changes to the "code" sometimes can be a painfull process. As the platform's development modus operandi relies strongly on heavy files being transfered over the internet (for cloud based projects), merging and deploying tasks can be a challenge.

That's why it's so important to have in the team someone with expertise in software development processes and software architecture.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Ask for a PoC with one of OS expert guys. It will surely be surprising

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've rolled out some strategic projects in just a couple of weeks, re-written legacy systems with huge client satisfaction and guided developers on very short learning curve experiences in the most diversified teams.

OutSystems review by <span>Duarte G.</span>
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"Working with OutSystems platform since 2005"

What do you like best?

The ability to let us concentrate our skills where technical expertise is really needed, instead of loosing time with repeated technical tasks.

What do you dislike?

Version control over partial developed features (layout, logic, data...) and be able to decide what goes for that release without having to compromise too much (branches...).

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have the ability to setup a "factory" with several applications being developed on a fast pace and always changing environment, then you'll have the return on investment more quickly than you can imagine.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The main business benefit I keep seeing addressed on all these customers that embraced this low code platform is the ability to adapt change and let the requirements come and go with no real pain. IT starts to be aligned with business and is now challenging product owners to give them more work to tackle.

OutSystems review by <span>Mike J.</span>
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"OutSystems Simply Works Very Well"

What do you like best?

The OutSystems platform removes the need to have multiple tools cobbled together to get the job of building both web and mobile apps which allows my dev teams to focus on delivering functionality for our customers. In addition, the speed with which we can make changes allows for a much more agile process resulting in better solutions.

What do you dislike?

While the platform makes it easy to address any web or mobile challenge it could benefit from a built in report writer. For most this is not an issue as they have a reporting engine and since OutSystems generates native applications they can easily leverage these tools but they are outside the platform which makes them a slow clog in the wheel.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Start small but think big. OutSystems can tackle just about any web or mobile need but you have to develop some expertise which requires you to deliver some projects as you learn. Thus, plan for a strategic adoption but start with some smaller projects and scale as you go. You will not be sorry.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are helping transform a mix of paper / Excel based processes into secure, high performance applications. In addition we are also replacing legacy systems and building the needed custom functionality / mobile interfaces for purchased applications.

OutSystems review by <span>Sujan S.</span>
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"Great low code platform with lot of power"

What do you like best?

Simplicity and power that is provided out of the box. Easily tackles the issues faced in the traditional development. Don't have to spend too much time on UI or thinking about the coding best practices (like design pattern). Just have to follow the Outsystems guide lines and by default it encourages modular programming. This will be very helpful when building applications as code re use is also encouraged. Apart from that things like monitoring and logging are taken care by the platform we don't have to spend too much time on it.

What do you dislike?

Programmers still need to know Java or C# should they write extension, it would be much better if Outsystems can come up with its own programming language so we can write code in the IDE itself instead of relying on C# and Java. This will help developers to debug code and test it within the IDE instead of the integration studio.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely people should try Outsystems to realize how much work is taken care by the platform. This really allows the developers to solve business problems instead of technical problems.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Business would like to have the applications delivered fast with decent UI. So using Outsystems, this was easily achieved and visual programming allows the developer to do most of the QA testing too.

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