Compare Microsoft PowerApps vs. OutSystems

Microsoft PowerApps is ranked 11th in Rapid Application Development Software with 3 reviews while OutSystems is ranked 7th in Rapid Application Development Software with 9 reviews. Microsoft PowerApps is rated 8.4, while OutSystems is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Microsoft PowerApps writes "Affordable, customizable, and easy to set up ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of OutSystems writes "Reduces the manual labor in compiling and deploying applications; simple to connect to multiple data sources". Microsoft PowerApps is most compared with Oracle Application Express (APEX), OutSystems and QuickBase, whereas OutSystems is most compared with Microsoft PowerApps, Mendix and Appian. See our Microsoft PowerApps vs. OutSystems report.
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Pros
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.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,I can have a SharePoint list and connect with users through PowerApps to present the information.

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You can go huge - so it is definitely a scalable solution.Refactoring with TrueChange is very simple.Their out-of-the-box UI is quite good.Speed of delivery: We were able to reduce development time by 30%.For me, the most valuable feature is the flexibility the tools give us to change any customer requirements on the fly, when we are in a meeting. I also like how easy it is to deploy the code between environments and how easy it is to integrate OutSystems with other systems.The most valuable feature is Agile development. I love that you save a lot of time on development and can focus on logic and business requirements.The most important features of this tool are its visual modeling capabilities and drag and drop functionality. You can see what you are coding which makes it easy to understand and maintain. They have also created a big revolution in digital transformation by introducing native mobile app development under the same IDE.Integrations with external systems with SOAP and REST are easy to implement off-the-shelf, but a developer can always implement specific libraries for other integrations.

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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.The product could be improved by making it a production application and enabling the export of apps.The editor in the Web browser could be improved because it can be difficult to implement the commands in the buttons.

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It needs improvement in the AI capability.When shared extensions are updated, all the applications are redeployed.Mobile apps should have been fully native.Writing custom code still needs to be done via Integration Studio. This might have been added to the IDE.The latest version of the app generation tools could be more user-friendly.Mobile apps need improvement.There are many tutorials available but they are very basic and good for learning the platform. To develop an enterprise-grade application, advanced tutorials need to be developed to help IT professionals design/develop high-quality/performance applications.The integration Studio could be improved. It needs a tool in which we could develop C# code and then integrate into OutSystems. The application could have a better UI.

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For a single application, it's too expensive.You should contact OutSystems for more details but my opinion is that it is not for small business budgets.It is still very expensive, so small companies can’t generally afford it... Still, the time saving on development and delivery is worth the value.Pricing could be a concern. You have to pay yearly, even after you have completed your development.OutSystems was open to a deal that worked for both sides.

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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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Randstad, Warner Brothers, HP, Intel, ING, Banco Popular, Thrivent Financial, Bacardi, Kent State University, Bacardi, FICO, ING, Vodafone, AbbVie, Estafeta, Siemens, Vopak
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Software R&D Company39%
Government16%
Comms Service Provider10%
Insurance Company7%
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Software R&D Company22%
Comms Service Provider14%
Retailer14%
Financial Services Firm10%
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