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Paulo Rossi
Real User
System Analyst with 10,001+ employees
May 29 2018

What is most valuable?

* Easy and low-code web/mobile development: Reduces the manual labor in compiling and deploying applications and generating procedural code (by reducing development… more»

How has it helped my organization?

In the 21st century, innovation is not easy without IT support. With this low-code platform, we deliver more quickly and it allows innovation to occur fast. It reduces the… more»

What needs improvement?

There are some features expected in the future that may speed up some processes. But there is a lack of development resources that need implementing. For example… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

OutSystems was open to a deal that worked for both sides. It’s not ethical to give more specifics about the pricing and licensing.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We did not use another low-code platform before, although many of the traditional development technologies were widely tested (Java, .NET/C#, OpenEdge, etc.). OutSystems… more»

What other advice do I have?

We find in OutSystems a great platform that enables extraction of data from multiple sources, and working with business logic to access essential information and produce… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated many solutions in the market. Some companies in Brazil were visited with a view to finding a more agile solution for the development of applications. Among… more»
PRAMOD JAIN
Real User
Associate Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 30 2018

What is most valuable?

It has so many features and almost every one of them is awesome. It makes our development life easier. The most important features of this tool are its visual modeling capabilities and drag and drop… more»

How has it helped my organization?

During the evaluation phase of OutSystems, we realized that it not only reduces development time but also helps in the overall delivery of our project/product. This platform provides our developers… more»

What needs improvement?

OutSystems is a great platform if used by those who are experienced. There are many tutorials available but they are very basic and good for learning the platform. To develop an enterprise-grade… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing could be a concern. You have to pay yearly, even after you have completed your development.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were using traditional development tools like Java/.NET but the overall development time was longer compared to Outsystems. Also, our previous solution had other overheads such as release… more»

What other advice do I have?

I started using this solution in 2012 and still am using it for many of our customers and internal projects. OutSystems is a robust, low-code platform that can make a big difference in your customer… more»
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VitorRosario
Consultant
Outsystems Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
May 30 2018

What is most valuable?

For me, the most valuable feature is the flexibility the tools give us to change as customer requirements change, 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… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Before using Outsystems to develop a client's reporting systems, the process would take six months to complete a report. After using Outsystems, and building a custom application, report-building is one click away - and it only took us… more»

What needs improvement?

The latest version of the app generation tools could be more user-friendly.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

You should contact OutSystems for more details but my opinion is that it is not for small business budgets.

What other advice do I have?

The conventional coding rules don't apply here. You need to have an open mind and let the platform take control from you at times.
Carolina Bessa
Real User
Software Engineer at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
May 30 2018

What is most valuable?

Agile development. I love that you save a lot of time on development and can focus on logic and business requirements.

How has it helped my organization?

Development timeframe and deliveries on sprints. Customers can check the progress on a weekly basis and provide adjustments and comments right away.

What needs improvement?

Mobile apps need improvement.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is still very expensive, so small companies can’t generally afford it. We hope that this changes. Still, the time saving on development and delivery is worth the value.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We did not have a previous solution. We started the department using OutSystems with the goal of creating applications for our internal customers (departments and warehouse customers) to help their… more»

What other advice do I have?

Agile development is really worth it. Depending on the size of your department – and requirements – you don’t need a big development team. The same developer can take care of all steps: analysis… more»
Manoj Ahirwar
Real User
Analyst - RAD Technical at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
May 23 2018

What is most valuable?

I really like the one-click publish feature in OutSystems. In other development tools/languages, it's not as easy. I also like how easily I can manage all my projects in one place.

How has it helped my organization?

Before OutSystems we used to take six to seven months to build applications. Now, using OutSystems, it just takes two to three months, max. The best part is that one or two developers can create a full application.

What needs improvement?

I think OutSystems needs to improve in many areas. First, sometimes Service Studio becomes really slow and even hangs for long periods. Also, if I have not published my module in some time, and some kind of Service Studio exception occurs, I lose my work.

What other advice do I have?

I would give it an eight out of 10 because they need to improve in many areas to make this a great platform.
Real User
Software Engineer
May 29 2018

What do you think of OutSystems?

What is our primary use case?

I use OutSystems to develop web applications. OutSystems is a low-code platform that lets you visually develop your entire application, easily integrate with existing systems, and add your own custom code when you need it.

How has it helped my organization?

With OutSystems, we can build our application faster, and we have releases every two weeks.

What is most valuable?

All the features for developing web applications are valuable to me.

What needs improvement?

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.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What other advice do I have?

I rate it a 10 out of 10.…
Real User
IT Application Developer at a hospitality company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jun 04 2018

What is most valuable?

* Great built-in features to get us up and running in no time. * Their out-of-the-box UI is quite good. * Easy deployment * Refactoring with TrueChange is very simple. * Monitoring and logging are built into it.

How has it helped my organization?

* Speed of delivery: We were able to reduce development time by 30%. * Able to automate manual processes in various departments.

What needs improvement?

* Writing custom code still needs to be done via Integration Studio. This might have been added to the IDE. * When shared extensions are updated, all the applications are redeployed. * Mobile apps should have been fully native.
Marcos Galigarcia
Real User
CEO & Founder with 51-200 employees
Mar 25 2019

What do you think of OutSystems?

What is our primary use case?

Created an operational-risk-management and issue-management application.

How has it helped my organization?

We got discounted pricing from them in writing and built for a year, but now they require 50% more.

What is most valuable?

Fast for server-side development.  Easy to learn.  GUI is good.

What needs improvement?

You need jQuery/CSS skills for customization of the GUI.  Reporting is very light.  No built-in BI.

For how long have I used the solution?

Trial/evaluations only.

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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.
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