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Pros
"I can have a SharePoint list and connect with users through PowerApps to present the information.""It's a very workable solution because it's an automated way of making applications. You have a template, you have the application know-how,""There are a lot of different applications; you can connect PowerApps, or Flow, or Power BI to many different types of applications to interchange data.""The initial setup was very easy.""The most valuable feature is the simple data connectivity components.""Can design apps quickly and can connect to any database.""The solution is very good. It's very full. You can do almost anything.""There's a lot of online knowledge on the solution, to the point where new users can basically teach themselves how to use the solution."

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"You can go huge - so it is definitely a scalable 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.""We have no complaints surrounding both the scalability and stability of this solution."

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Cons
"The editor in the Web browser could be improved because it can be difficult to implement the commands in the buttons.""The product could be improved by making it a production application and enabling the export of apps.""The solution is evolving very fast and every month new features are introduced. Sometimes it's difficult to catch up with all the evolution that's happening. I had to focus on Power BI for a while and left PowerApps at the side for a couple of months and when I came back, it had changed its interface and moved components around.""I have always felt that you need an IT background to use this solution.""Integration with databases and other tools needs to be improved.""Customer support needs improvement.""This tool doesn't have an internal database. It only relies on the data layer of Microsoft Cloud.""One of the major problems with it is what PowerApps calls the delegation warning. Regardless of what platform, data source, et cetera, that you're using, you can't retrieve more than 2000 records."

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"It needs improvement in the AI capability.""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 technical features are good, but the actual commercialization is out of reach."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"If you start to use any premium connectors that are not stored in a SharePoint list or on an Excel workbook, then it costs $4 per user per month. If you want unlimited, it's about $16 per month for unlimited apps, and unlimited connectors.""The company has a subscription where you can use certain features for free, but there are features that require a premium subscription to use.""The enterprise-level costs a great deal of money, and you have to purchase additional licenses to scale it."

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"For a single application, it's too expensive.""OutSystems is a good solution, but it's not cheap."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The solution is very good. It's very full. You can do almost anything.
Top Answer: The setup costs depend on the organization (it's professional knowledge) and it's assets location once the basic data and application is in Azure the setup effort will be very cost effective. For… more »
Top Answer: 1. The licensing lakes a plan for a mass number of external users on the app. 2. The Data layer based on Azure data layer which complicates the environment, the min. required knowledge (citizen… more »
Top Answer: You can go huge - so it is definitely a scalable solution.
Top Answer: For a single application, it's too expensive, but that's also not what the OutSystems aims for. Personally I don't think that's the smart approach. Their model is really based on platform and not… more »
Top Answer: Something that can be improved is that I would like them to be a little more flexible in the area of containerization. They're currently running on Docker on Windows, but I think they should also… more »
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Overview

PowerApps enables a broad range of app scenarios to be created that infuse digital transformation into manual and outdated processes. Use both canvas and model-driven apps to build PowerApps that solve business problems for task and role-specific scenarios like inspections, field sales enablement, prospect to cash, and integrated marketing views.

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
TransAlta, Rackspace, TelstraRandstad, Warner Brothers, HP, Intel, ING, Banco Popular, Thrivent Financial, Bacardi, Kent State University, Bacardi, FICO, ING, Vodafone, AbbVie, Estafeta, Siemens, Vopak
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider11%
Government6%
Insurance Company5%
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Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider18%
Retailer8%
Media Company4%
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Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise31%
Large Enterprise38%
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Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise67%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft PowerApps vs. OutSystems and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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Microsoft PowerApps is ranked 4th in Low-Code Development Platforms with 12 reviews while OutSystems is ranked 9th in Low-Code Development Platforms with 4 reviews. Microsoft PowerApps is rated 8.0, while OutSystems is rated 6.2. The top reviewer of Microsoft PowerApps writes "Affordable, customizable, and easy to set up ". 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". Microsoft PowerApps is most compared with Oracle Application Express (APEX), Mendix, Microsoft Azure App Service, ServiceNow and QuickBase, whereas OutSystems is most compared with Appian, Mendix, Pega BPM, Temenos Quantum and ServiceNow. See our Microsoft PowerApps vs. OutSystems report.

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