Anonymous UserDirector Technology at a computer software company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"I like the mobile features the most, and there are also various features around the portal we created that I enjoy."
"There is literally a ton of stuff it can do. It's very flexible."
"It is a stable solution, and the initial setup is straightforward."
"Zoho Creator can be integrated with other platforms easily."
"I just like the simplicity of it."
"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."
"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."
"There are not enough resources on the market."
"They should allow for more UI customization."
"When you're developing database-type applications, there is no way to see the actual database tables. They call them forms, and I don't like that. Zoho should also provide better user guides."
"For a single application, it's too expensive."
"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."
"We would prefer it if the price went down drastically."
"It is at the bottom end of the price range."
Zoho Creator is a web-based platform that lets everyone build custom business applications without any prior technical knowledge
Zoho Creator offers a first of its kind drag-n-drop interface to create tables/forms, design, schedule workflows and perform a variety of automated actions.
Zoho Creator's powerful tools for data collection and management, analysis, reporting and collaboration make it the smart choice for small to large organizations to run their business online, without any additional costs, infrastructure, or software.
Zoho Creator is used by more than 400,000 users and 100,000+ apps have been already created. Don't let complex looking workflows and business rules scare you.
Zoho Creator is completely non-programmer friendly. Use the intuitive and feature-rich platform to build your custom database applications. Just write your business rules and let the software handle deployment and hosting. You can create your own forms/tables afresh or import data from standard formats (.xls .csv .mdb) and get your database application online within minutes, really!
OutSystems is ranked 9th in Rapid Application Development Software with 6 reviews while Zoho Creator is ranked 22nd in Rapid Application Development Software with 2 reviews. OutSystems is rated 7.8, while Zoho Creator is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of OutSystems writes "Great platform, very stable and it does automatic dependency checking: very useful for enterprise environments". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zoho Creator writes "A low-code solution for creating custom applications ". OutSystems is most compared with Microsoft PowerApps, ServiceNow, Mendix, Appian and Pega BPM, whereas Zoho Creator is most compared with Microsoft PowerApps, Knack, Caspio, Bizagi and Mendix. See our OutSystems vs. Zoho Creator report.
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