We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable features are the decorative style, model-driven development, and the fact that Mendix validates flows. Mendix is quick to develop because it's a low-code platform. It's very robust, flexible, open, and scalable. It's for a low-code customer. The tooling is also really good and it has mobile capabilities."
"The most valuable features are the integration and UI customization."
"There are free online learning and certifications if a user would like to learn more and better understand the solution."
"We find it intuitive and easy to use."
"The features that I have found most valuable with Mendix are its business process management and its minimal low code, both from an interface perspective and from a process perspective."
"The solution is stable."
"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."
"We have no complaints surrounding both the scalability and stability of this solution."
"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."
"It is a stable solution, and the initial setup is straightforward."
"I like the mobile features the most, and there are also various features around the portal we created that I enjoy."
"There needs to be an increase in the number of the UI components."
"An improvement I would like to see is the ability to version manage independent modules. Their version management for software repositories must be better. It's good and you can do it, but it needs work."
"There's no direct tech support."
"You need experienced programmers and developers to understand this solution."
"There are not enough developers who are using Mendix. The knowledge base available online and in the market is not as rich as other competitors."
"Mendix is slightly less scalable than I'd like."
"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."
"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 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."
"The solution is costly."
"There are not enough resources on the market."
"The technical features are good, but the actual commercialization is out of reach."
"Licensing costs are similar to those for all other IT technology, but they vary by region."
"Mendix seems a bit expensive. But in terms of wanting to have less developers and higher velocity, the total cost of ownership is fine. It's not cheap, though."
"OutSystems is a good solution, but it's not cheap."
"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."
Mendix is ranked 2nd in Mobile Development Platforms with 6 reviews while OutSystems is ranked 3rd in Mobile Development Platforms with 6 reviews. Mendix is rated 7.6, while OutSystems is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Mendix writes "Responsive with a straightforward setup and good online training". On the other hand, the top reviewer of OutSystems writes "You can keep running your applications because it's on .NET and hosted centrally". Mendix is most compared with Microsoft PowerApps, Appian, Thinkwise, Pega BPM and ServiceNow, whereas OutSystems is most compared with Microsoft PowerApps, ServiceNow, Pega BPM, Appian and Oracle Application Express (APEX). See our Mendix vs. OutSystems report.
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