Most Helpful Review
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
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.
Our previous solution had other overheads such as release management, version management, code management, monitoring, etc., all of which are built-in with OutSystems.
We have been able to leverage the platform to rapidly build custom solutions, and tailor-make them to our needs.
It's extremely easy to use in getting into the IDE and then back down to your applications, and getting from your applications to your pages, and navigating through all your tables. That's very simple and pretty intuitive.
It allows us higher visibility into our data, which allows us to data-check faster, and validate data that we had not been able to validate, prior.
It's like breaking apart coding and development into an ultra-configuration tool... It really is flexible.
Maintenance is very minimal. With our live production applications, they just don't break, which is great. We love that. There's zero-to-little maintenance required.
VINYL works across different data sources. It is very useful to be able to map the data across different data sources and different environments. It is also very easy to develop small applications within a short span of time.
We find it is easy to learn and use, and the user interface is easy to pick up. We have trained some of our own people to be able to do apps with VINYL. Therefore, we can turn things around quickly.
It is very scalable from its licensing to design. We have not had any performance issues when scaling.
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.
OutSystems does not provide any native reporting resources. All reports must be created with other tools or as a webpage.
The ease of use for individuals to self-serve could be improved. The solution is no-code, but there is still a decent learning curve associated with the product and some app design principles necessary before people can self-serve.
When you are trying to delete certain columns or delete or drop tables, it will throw an error and it will force you to hunt down every location where those things are being referenced. You have to delete them from the very end and work your way backward... It would be easier, when you're deleting that table, if it would concatenate all the way down.
There are a lot of almost "hidden" features captured in these Edge Case settings... If you want a scroll bar at the bottom, instead of having it select rows to show, you have to select Disable Panel Location Service, which doesn't sound at all like what it's supposed to do. Naming conventions could be changed a little bit.
One of the troubles we have sometimes is the amount of data we're processing within the applications. That can really add a lot of "laggy-ness." That's an ongoing struggle we're going to have while we use it. It doesn't happen for all our applications, only some of them that are heavy on the reporting.
Version 2.3 has a good UI but we want a more customizable UI.
Once or twice, when a new version of VINYL comes out, it has had a negative impact on a feature. However, we do everything in a test environment. Unless we miss something in test, we don't go live with it if it isn't perfect. Zudy hasn't had too many stumbles along the way, but there have been a couple times, and it's been minor.
I would like them to build out more tools for communication, particularly the ability to do a multinode panel via email.
The interface has had a lot of changes to it. It is better than it was before. However, with the subqueries in particular, this has been the most difficult part of the interface.
Pricing and Cost Advice
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.
The pricing is moderate. It's okay.
Pricing and licensing are expensive.
We have seen a 30 percent decrease in time for some of our workflows.
I feel the product’s pricing is a good value. The licensing model is very straightforward. You license the platform and you can build however many solutions you want with it.
Pricing was actually one of the things that drew us to the product initially... the way it was licensed at the time, I got a flat monthly fee from Zudy for the Vinyl product, which allowed me to basically have unlimited use of it... We have an annual license, we pay monthly. It's very competitive and very worthwhile given the return we get out of it.
The key thing here is that the pricing is just one price. We can do as much or as little with the product as we want to which is very attractive. I don't have to worry about if I build a new app, I have to pay more. Or, if I put 20 more people logging into the app, I don't have to pay any extra for that either.
Pricing is less than the cost of a consultant and the value you receive is much greater.
You always look for the underlying cost, there's always underlying costs but the value is fine. I don't think it should cost any more. You pay for the software but you're also paying for their employees, when they work onsite for you.
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|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.|
Zudy is a visionary enterprise application development company with a breakthrough no-code platform known as VINYL. VINYL’s patented technology-agnostic development environment turns mobile and web into one, enabling enterprises to build highly configurable applications in just days rather than months. Using VINYL, enterprises can dramatically increase the number of new applications they can build from an average of three per year to more than 50.
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