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Pros
"This is the most complete solution of its kind.""The solution's most valuable features are the regular periodic and quarterly updates, they are very useful updates. They keep improving the solution more often, and that helps the platform or code always be up to date with the latest features.""The product has a very good mobile app.""Appian also has very flexible local integration.""We appreciate the drag and drop functionality and the easy to access plug and play features.""The solution has a lot of strong features for the financial industry, it is very easy to use.""The initial setup was seamless. We didn't run into any hardships at all.""In terms of interface, it's very good. In terms of infrastructure, it's amazing and already using multiple tools behind the scenes. It's a low-code platform, so it's very easy to implement."

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"It is a stable solution, and the initial setup is straightforward.""There is literally a ton of stuff it can do. It's very flexible.""The flow editor is the most valuable feature. It is simple and intuitive, and it can guide you step-by-step.""You can go huge - so it is definitely a scalable solution.""I like the mobile features the most, and there are also various features around the portal we created that I enjoy.""We have no complaints surrounding both the scalability and stability of this solution.""One thing I like about OutSystems is that there's no lock-in. You can keep running your applications because it's on .NET and hosted centrally. That's one of the advantages I see there in terms of not having an IT strategy that has a dependency on a particular platform."

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Cons
"Lacks integration with other products.""Lacks business rules management as part of the solution.""They should provide more flexibility so designers can create a more picture perfect device.""The graphical user interface could be easier to use. It should be simplified.""We have clients that want to use Office 365, Microsoft Analytics, and Power Apps. Appian just isn't the same as using something specifically designed to cater to the Microsoft Suite.""Authoring tool is slow to use resulted in limitations on how quickly solutions can be built.""I wouldn't say their response time is long, but it could be quicker.""The solution could use some more tutorials to help brand new users figure out how to use the product effectively."

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"There are not enough resources on the market.""One of the biggest areas for improvement is that every time an existing data element is modified, it creates a new data element. It doesn't really modify that particular data element. So, a user has to follow an extra step of removing the existing data element and bringing in the new and modified data element that is being added, which sort of goes into negative productivity.""It needs improvement in the AI capability.""Since we first started using OutSystems, they switched their language support from Java and .NET to .NET only, which was a bit of a surprise. Their language support could be better in this sense, although on our resource side it is now a bit more flexible.""The solution is costly.""The technical features are good, but the actual commercialization is out of reach.""The integration points need to be increased. People have also started to adopt this solution for their regular needs. That means it's not only the big enterprises that are adopting this solution. There are also small and medium enterprises that are adopting it. I've read that where you have large deployments, OutSystems starts to crumble a bit. That is the idea that no customer would know at the beginning and would also not like to hit the wall there. When it is on the client, there are a lot of applications already on low-code, and then suddenly you realize that you want to do some big applications, and you face hurdles. This is the general feedback for all such platforms."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The price of this solution is a little high here in Mongolia.""It's an enterprise tool and can be used by enterprise only. So it's a very expensive tool.""The solution offers a monthly subscription model. That's what we use. I recall it being about $90 a month. They do have different tiers.""The license is a bit expensive and the pricing model is sometimes confusing for new users or business users. It is difficult for them to know what volume of usage they will have to be able to purchase the best-suited license at the beginning.""The pricing can be a little confusing to customers.""The licensing will be on a monthly basis. We are estimating that cost to be around $2000 to maybe $3,000 per month. We don't foresee any costs above that."

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"OutSystems is a good solution, but it's not cheap.""For a single application, it's too expensive.""I think the pricing for OutSystems is comparable with similar solutions. I would place it somewhere in the middle. We pay for the bundle and don't pay anything extra in terms of licensing and other fees."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Appian is fast when building simple to medium solutions. This solution offers simple drag-and-drop functionality with easy plug-and-play options. The initial setup was seamless and very easy to… more »
Top Answer: This is the most complete solution of its kind.
Top Answer: The product offers flexible licensing options.
Top Answer: There is literally a ton of stuff it can do. It's very flexible.
Top Answer: The cost of the product is very high and would price out smaller organizations. My client pays for the solution. Therefore, I have no visibility of the cost. I can't speak to the licensing or the… more »
Top Answer: The solution is costly. The solution is still very new to me, and it's therefore hard for me to discuss missing features. I'm still learning and discovering.
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Appian BPM, Appian AnyWhere, Appian Enterprise BPMS
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Overview
With Appian, your organization can rapidly build, deploy, use, and scale problem-solving apps. And with the flexibility of on-premises and cloud portability, you'll always address your unique challenges the way that makes the most sense for you.
OutSystems is the number one platform for low-code rapid application development. Thousands of customers worldwide trust OutSystems as only solution that combines the power of low-code development with advanced mobile capabilities, enabling visual development of entire application portfolios that easily integrate with existing systems.
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Sample Customers
Hansard Global plc, Punch Taverns, Pirelli, Crawford & Company, EDP Renewables, Queensland Government Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning (, Bank of Tennessee
Randstad, Warner Brothers, HP, Intel, ING, Banco Popular, Thrivent Financial, Bacardi, Kent State University, Bacardi, FICO, ING, Vodafone, AbbVie, Estafeta, Siemens, Vopak
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm35%
Computer Software Company18%
University12%
Healthcare Company12%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Financial Services Firm13%
Comms Service Provider12%
Government8%
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Manufacturing Company14%
Logistics Company14%
Hospitality Company14%
Computer Software Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider22%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
Financial Services Firm5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise55%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise62%
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Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise69%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise5%
Large Enterprise70%
Find out what your peers are saying about Appian vs. OutSystems and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,305 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Appian is ranked 5th in Rapid Application Development Software with 12 reviews while OutSystems is ranked 9th in Rapid Application Development Software with 7 reviews. Appian is rated 8.4, while OutSystems is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Appian writes "Offers flexible local integration that we have used extensively to integrate with our Legacy system". On the other hand, the top reviewer of OutSystems writes "Great platform, very stable and it does automatic dependency checking: very useful for enterprise environments". Appian is most compared with Pega BPM, ServiceNow, Camunda Platform, Mendix and Bizagi, whereas OutSystems is most compared with Microsoft PowerApps, ServiceNow, Mendix, Pega BPM and Oracle Application Express (APEX). See our Appian vs. OutSystems report.

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