Who Uses This Software?

We serve IT teams in mid-size to large companies, in every industry, that need technology to rapidly develop, deploy, manage and change the mobile and web apps their business needs - fast!


Average Ratings

98 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • OutSystems
  • www.OutSystems.com
  • Founded 2000
  • United States

About OutSystems

OutSystems is the number one low-code platform for building enterprise apps incredibly fast. Thousands of customers worldwide trust OutSystems as the only solution that combines the power of low-code development with advanced mobile and enterprise integration capabilities, enabling visual development of entire application portfolios.


OutSystems Features

  • Access Control
  • Code Assistance
  • Collaboration
  • Debugging
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Mobile Development
  • Software Development
  • Testing Management
  • Version Control
  • Web Development

OutSystems Reviews Recently Reviewed!

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It a fantastic development tool, easy to learn and easy integration with other programming languages

Oct 19, 2017
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Pros: The holistic view of an agile project of IT. Easy implementation of Rest and Soap WebServices .
Easy integration with Database, safer and faster production climbs through Lifetime. Migration of new versions without complications in stack C#. Front-End user friendly and updated. Back-end It's all about business knowledge, easy to understand , develop and debug. It requires a smaller IT team meeting the requirements of the Scrum methodology. It has a fairly large community Outsytems components repository and excellent Webinars to learn and consolidate knowledge.

Cons: Stack java with more complicated migrations. It is not an ETL tool for now, but it is possible to implemented.

I have been working in out systems for almost 3 Years.

Jul 15, 2017
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Pros: As a developer I like the outsystems because of its feature of doing the things rapidly. Simply ease of doing the things. Develop an application in outsystems has become more easier.

Cons: The mobile version need little bit more improvement for example debugging code for mobile app is quite difficult than web application.

impressed with layout flexibility

Jun 09, 2017
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Pros: able to develop screens that can work in a variety of form factors and use the database model to generate a working application quickly

Cons: don't have direct control over the database; limitations of a point and click development environment

It's a good tool for no experienced developers

May 08, 2017
4/5
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Pros: The deployment process of each application is very robust among several environments that can be defined as needed.

Cons: The ability to set event handlers on events triggered by editable grids so it can have more control in execution of client-side scripts.

Invest development into add value not mechanic software

Apr 20, 2017
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Pros: Robust platform, mobile apps

Cons: Price

Overall: Outsystems has helped our team to use rapid development and let us spend out time adding value to the company instead of artistic software

Recommendations to other buyers: make it Free for small companies

Thanking God for Outsystems

Apr 20, 2017
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Pros: Outsytems has changed my life ... A developer working with this tool is always happy to see his work pay off every day. There is nothing better for your career than boss and happy customers.

Cons: I am unable to point out faults. A man in love can not see the faults of his beloved. I love Outsystems, the tool the company and the culture of people.

The best RAD Software

Mar 28, 2017
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Comments: I started 1 year ago working with Outsystems. I never thought I'd grow so much in 1 year, I've already built fantastic apps alone!

Easy with OutSystems

Mar 10, 2017
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Pros: The easiness of building an app. The tool supports you all the way in building apps and if you just do not know what exactly to do then examples and suggestions can be found on the internet and in the community.

Cons: It is up to the developers to realize a readable and maintainable app and not all developers are used to applying discipline all the time.

Overall: Having had a few experiences with OutSystems now, I am positively surprised about how easy it is to set-up and maintain an app. Also about the features of this year released options for mobile and offline apps are really cool to see. It's more about plug and play then development. Of course it is still the developers responsibility to set-up apps in such a way that they are readable and maintainable, but OutSystems gives plenty options for doing that as well.

Recommendations to other buyers: Do not think OutSystems will solve all your problems and make all your problems easier. OutSystems will help you create fast good looking apps, business representatives can join the developer along the way. Do always keep in mind that if an application does complex things, it will also be complex to realize in OutSystems (any development tool/language)

Product Overall Review

Mar 02, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Pros:
- Rapid development
- Extremly high productivity
- Low cost to maintain applications
- Easy environment migrations
Cons:
- License Product (Price)
- You need add extensions for new features
- Hard to use Jquery and Web Services
- Hard to create Extensions
- No proper documentations available, depends on community

Review: Outsystems is amazing

Mar 01, 2017
5/5
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Pros: Its easy to use and doesnt give much hassle no more long codes.

Cons: So far none.

Overall: Having to use outystems helps so much, it easy to use and very user friendly. Loking forward to some wonderful updates soon.

Must Have.

Feb 27, 2017
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Pros: Fast and easy to use. Gives you more time to concentrate on the business rules.

Cons: There is a learning curve that once you get over accelerates the whole process.

Overall: If your not already using Outsystems, your behind the curve. Outsystems is the best platform to evolve in the last 10 years.

Recommendations to other buyers: Follow and reproduce the video online down to the last min. Even if you have to stop playback every min.

Outsystems rocks!

Feb 27, 2017
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Comments: Outsystems is a giant leap in terms of productivity. Making awesome applications that work in every device is a lot faster and continuous delivery gains a totally different meaning. Going back to other development platforms/technologies? No thanks.

OutSystems: the only one-stop-shop platform for web and mobile development

Feb 24, 2017
5/5
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Pros: Ultra fast low code development
Ease of use
TrueChange and deployment is solid
Mobile app development
All aspects and hosting included in 1 license

Cons: None

Overall: Having worked as solution manager for OutSystems web and mobile projects for over 3 years, I can testify that OutSystems really covers ALL aspects of IT, including the great low code development, native mobile apps, hosting, integration, DB, security, continuous upgrades and an active user community. In addition, it's fully scalable and gives you total control including analytics and performance management. It's simple: 1 license covering everything, just develop and create value - really fast ! ISB Smart Solutions are an OutSystems Partner in the UK www.isb-smartsolutions.com

Recommendations to other buyers: For companies looking to accelerate digital transformation: try the personal environment, it's free !

Game changer platform

Feb 23, 2017
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Pros: - Rapid development
- Extremly high productivity
- Low cost to maintain applications
- Easy environment migrations

Overall: Outsystems allows you to rapidly build, change and maintain complex systems. It brings development into a new level of abstraction above the traditional high-level languages.

Very well worked

Feb 20, 2017
5/5
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Pros: Interactivity

Cons: Need a little more publicity

Overall: Very interactive and interesting, few error and support, attentive and active, a great opportunity to see and details well thought out and worked. Congratulations

Back to add value with Outsystems

Feb 17, 2017
5/5
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Pros: Robust tool

Cons: Price

Overall: With this product the business and programmers can focus in adding value, the mechanics are built by this fantastic rapid development tools, in this way the application evolve with the business instead of being an inpediment

Recommendations to other buyers: Free versions for small systems

Very Good Product. Very Fast Development.

Feb 17, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Rapid Web and Mobile Application Development. You can create a basic web application or mobile application within minutes. Managing Deployments has never been so easy. Managing security framework for an application has never been so easy. Managing environments infrastructure, Load balancing, Elasticity, DB setup and object creation has never been so easy. There are lots of good features that platform provides will definitely overcome some of the cons listed below.

Cons: Heavy customizations in cloud environment is not possible. For example if you want to enable CDC options or Full Text Search Options in SQL Server is not possible.

Overall: This product is one of the best cutting edge tool in the market for Rapid Application Development. This product shines if you to want to create web applications or mobile applications in a fast paced manner. There is some learning curve involved if you want to do lot of customizations on the front end but back end business logic implementation should be a piece of cake with lot of training material (videos and documentation) available on outsystem.com

Development time saver and focus on business!

Feb 16, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Development tool interface.

Cons: Price still high. Only big companies can afford.

Overall: With OutSystems you will save time generating the application code and will focus more on business rules. It's great and very productive.

Positively suprised; and that is still going on

Feb 16, 2017
5/5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: See my review ... And let's not forget the amazing community that has been very helpfull ... it is alive and kicking

Cons: See my review; difficult to get an idea of the license you need as a starting company

Overall: Working / developing / creating with the OutSystems platform for a year now .. Sceptic as I always am about the promise of low-code and then "getting a lot of magic" ... OutSystems does a very good job in actually keeping their promise. Yes there is a learning curve but you get into it very fast. Yes it is more for developers than for business people ... but we can now both work together much faster in creating something we need / like. Also very impressed with the deployment process. It is a breeze. And I actually perform updates without sleepless nights because the platform helps me check several dependencies during development but also at deployment time. By the way .... this is platform not a tool. You can use the platform to support companies with a lot of users .. it is serious shit ;-) Only thing that is difficult to get an idea of is what type of license you need. For my client we had to buy additional points because we needed more ... that is of course a bummer ... so OutSystems if you are reading this ... this would help customers ... getting a better estimate of the license they need. But the pro's out weigh the con's by far. Good luck choosing your next platform!

Recommendations to other buyers: This is a platform not just a tool ... Once you start using this you will soon use it to rebuild other systems in your company ... So make sure you are prepared for that ;-)

Great Platform

Feb 15, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Comments: I have been using Outsystems platform for around 4-5 months, I found the platform was great and awesome.

Awesome platform for programming

Feb 15, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Comments: I have been working on outsystems for 2 months and i think this a wonderful platform for programming begginers to learn the logic of programming

The best low-code application for sure !!!

Feb 15, 2017
5/5
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Pros: Quickness on how to do complex applications.

Cons: Price

Overall: You have to try it, it's a pleasure to work with this technology because it is so powerfull and yet so simple to work with. TRY IT !!!

Recommendations to other buyers: Try it !

My developer experience

Feb 14, 2017
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Comments: I have been using the platform for almost a year now and started from scratch with zero experience and learning from the tutorials only.
It is really intuitive, provides a set of very useful built-in features and the possibility to integrate solutions with third-parties and therefore it maximizes the capability to develop simple or complex web or mobile applications in a really short period of time.

Good tool to develop fast

Feb 14, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Fast development, easy to use

Cons: Licensing costs

Overall: I work with Outsystems plataform for 9 years, it's amazing the plataform evolution and it's great to work... the cost not so good...

Recommendations to other buyers: The suport needs to read all the message before responding with pre conceive responses...

Life changer

Feb 13, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: Learning outsystems was the best decision I've ever made, because it made it possible for me to quickly develop apps,

Robust and scalable technology

Feb 13, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: agility

Cons: It allows people with low knowledge to make flagrant mistakes

Overall: I use Technology in an application infrastructure with 5 million objects and can respond to all needs, even with the most complex integrations.

Recommendations to other buyers: .

OutSystems Review

Feb 13, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It is easy and quick to do simple tasks. Creating the framework and fleshing the front end out is very simple.

Cons: Complex task are not quicker at all.

Overall: I started on my own and learnt a lot. Got a job doing OutSystems web and mobile development. It is a great platform. For more complex projects it is not straight forward. But ingeneral an amazing platform that is the future in development.

Recommendations to other buyers: Working with multiple users on the same project can cause issues but version 10's individual debugging works much better. Get involved use it the more you do the better it gets. Ask when you are stuck the support is fantastic.

Version 10 is Phenomenal!

Feb 11, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: great product and fun to use

Cons: customer support is somewhat lacking

Overall: If you're a web developer then you'll enjoy Outystems. Create a web site in fraction of the time it would take to create a site coding it by hand. You web application and native mobile app can have a shared integrated data. How cool is that?!?!

Recommendations to other buyers: make sure your training material up to date, don't let it fall behind

OutSystems and my professional experience

Feb 10, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I have used OutSystems from 6 to 8 versions. I am a .Net Developer and OutSystems Developer. Haven't tried the OutSystems 10 (the most recent) but it has really interesting new features. From my experience OutSystems is excelent for CRUD because it's really fast. It's an expensive platform, but for a developer it's really useful for creating CRUD screens and backend screens, it's really intuitive also...but not for power users. It's still programming and a programmer must have a really logical brain and should keep good pratices, which the platform helps to ensure. I can also add extensions with .Net code for things the platform hasn't got already. It keeps things organized and ensures good pratices and helps in finding errors etc..Since it's graphic developing with I recommend at least 8 Gbytes of RAM. It will save lots of time for things that screens with logic behind, and keep thins pretty and clean. Minor problems I can say it still needs to increase the speed of publishes of the code and sometimes you cannot do DRY. But it's really a must try and see... it's still improving and it's now on OutSystems 10 (I haven't seen yet)...I must say the price is the biggest problem...

Promises great savings; Takes a little time to get there.

Feb 10, 2017
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Integrated development, version control, packaging, deployment and hosting.

Cons: Documentation

Overall: Having used Outsystems to improve time-to-market on a small order portal/ecommerce project we realized some savings in terms of effort but I feel Outsystems has more to give. This is a limitation of our skillset and knowledge, not the Outsystems platform.

Where could Outsystems improve? Documentation. Yes, there's lots of tutorials, courses and videos, but sometimes you just want to google the answer and read it. The forum isn't that great for this as often people share projects and you have to dig inside those to find the answer. This is probably a symptom of Outsystems being a graphical development environment.

The other thing you'll find it there's a raft of new terminology to grasp, and a rather disjointed collection of tools: Lifetime, Service Studio, Integration Studio, Forge etc. You'll need a roadmap to find what you need and where it lives.

We're currently working on upgrading our environment from v9 to v10 - not as straightforward if you have live production apps running, so it's something to consider.

But overall we are very much looking forward to rolling this out across our development teams and users. I'm not finding resistance from my hardcore PHP devs (I re-assure them by building PHP APIs to work with OutSystems), and my junior dev is enjoying the instant rewards of a rapid development platform.

Best Low-Code Platform By Far

Feb 09, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Comments: OutSystem's is hands down, THE BEST, low-code, RAD platform there is. The platform enables small teams of 1-3 good developers to do remarkable things in a very short amount of time. Allows companies with limited resources to build great applications, as well. Also has a great community that will help with any problem you encounter.

Best Low-code Platform

Feb 09, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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2 / 5
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Pros: easy to understand

Cons: Right now i do not have any opinion.

Overall: My experience with OutSystems Platform is amazing.
Every day i´m enjoying working and learning about the Platform.

Recommendations to other buyers: It should have a documentation to know better the Platform

Never gonna dive into code again

Feb 09, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: As a c#-developer I was pretty sarcastic about a low-code platform such as outsystems. But the feature Integration Studio pushed me over the edge to use it. Since then I am using Outsystems everyday with pleasure. And you know what, the feature Integration stdudio where you can fall back to c#/Java I actually rarely touch. This is the best part of Outsystems, you can code if you want but they actually make it so great you don;t have to anymore!

Future of mobile & web dev NOW

Feb 07, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Fast dev time

Cons: None yet

Overall: Customer for about 2 months now after using FREE personal environment for 10 months.

Incredible value, feels like I have a team of 50 top notch coders behind the scenes while my real team is small.

Recommendations to other buyers: Just do it

Outsystems Software Engineer

Jan 26, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Re usability of the widgets and data .

Cons: Support for java version of outsystems.

Overall: I was working with development in outsystems from last four years , and i feel that , it is the most easiest tool to develop applications, and we can achieve any type of integration easily either it is db integration or SAP, Web services etc.

Great platform

Jan 09, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Comments: OutSystems Platform is a very powerful platform to produce software and its very easy to create a website.

Visionary product, ahead of its time, growing stronger every release!

Dec 23, 2016
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5 / 5
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Pros: One click deploy takes the entire dev-ops pain away.

Cons: no support or guidelines for testing.

Overall: A very comprehensive product with features covering a wide breadth of applications and providing a rewarding user experience for both customers and developers. It allows you to develop very fast and deliver quality and business value in a fraction of time when compared with the classic DevOps approach. I strongly recommend it!

Recommendations to other buyers: Start with experienced developers to set a solid base for your project and prove you can deliver business value at unprecedented speed and quality.

Finally, the Outsystem Platform

Dec 12, 2016
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4 / 5
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Pros: The tutorials are extremely well made!! I was shocked at the time and effort placed into making them. Congrats for that. As for the platform, there is nothing like it.

Cons: This has to do with me... If I was more knowledgable in developing, I would be able to use Outsystems to a greater capacity. I'm just scratching the surface.

Overall: I was attracted to Outsystems immediately. I enjoy the modern feel and setup of this platform and ease from which I was able to create my application. A "customer contact/product management" app was required for my business and now I wave one which works seemlessly on the web and in mobile mode. Little code (with the assistance of the online help) and no code (totally me) was required to set it up and deploy it to the cloud. I'm fortunate to have found Outsystems.

A really slick RAD tools with some particular strengths

Nov 17, 2016
4/5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The hard things made easy - the BPMN capability, the tree editing and republishing of data entities, the Responsive Web design. Also, the fairly intelligent guessing about properties, the rather speedy resolution/propagation of name changes, deletions, etc. The monitoring software is pretty good.

Cons: If you're developing an extension, it's a four-step manual publishing process to update. No try..finally. The licensing model per certain kind of object encourages bad coding to try to save costs. The visual editor for interfaces goes crazy far too often, making the widget tree the only consistent way to edit them. The lack of built-in data migration is my biggest sticking point right now.

Overall: I've actually had occasion to make RAD-style tools in the far-flung past. This is the sort of platform I would have made if I could.

Some of the initial steps are a little harder than you would expect, but once you are used to where everything lives, it's easy to find it again.

Coding is done via flowcharts, and these are pretty easy to use, not to mention fairly easy to use straight up as diagrams to show other people what's going on.

OutSystems is pretty good for only showing you matching options, e.g. if you need a date, it will show you everything local with a date and important functions, like the current date. If you adopt certain naming conventions, OutSystems will fill in the type for you: IsSuccess will become Boolean on account of the "Is" part. JobEntryId will become a Job Entry Identifier.

Database design is extremely easy, just add, adjust and publish in a tree or diagram and migrations are automatic, though when you remove things, it won't remove them from the database automatically.

Using the databases is even easier. Drag and drop the columns, join whatever is not automatically joined, add sorting and filters and OutSystems will try to choose a sample of your data. This sample can be changed by changing the test value, e.g. let's see UserId = worker1.

There's a "business processes" that looks strongly inspired by BPMN 2.0, though it is not identical. These can be used for long-term states or even just simple asynchronous programming.

The web interface side of things is pretty slick, though it can be quite ornery about exact placement. I would recommend using the widget tree view instead when this happens to avoid frustration. There is some pretty good support for Responsive Web Design, especially if you choose a theme designed to show on many devices.

If you are missing some functionality, one option that is available is to make extensions. I've made a few of these. The programming side is a bit esoteric , and there are some odd holes (can use a list of records but not a list) but it's pretty good once you get the hang of it.

A few complaints or improvement opportunities: it would be nice if it was a bit more object-oriented. Built-in tools for data migration, especially between Development, Testing and Production, would be most welcome. I also found myself desperately wishing for a try...finally construct. Java versions of components are a bit neglected.

It's been very, very productive all said.

Recommendations to other buyers: There's actually a fair amount of power here for something that looks "toy-like" from a distance. Prepare for the occasional thing to just be really difficult, like doing master-detail lookup lists, but they will seem almost sensible in retrospect :)

RAD in the cloud

Oct 19, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Speed of development and resources.

Cons: Price, and some limitations, like printer and pdf manipulation.

Overall: Outsystems is a great platform. The final quality and the speed of devolpment is trully amazing. Like other tools, Outsystems Platform don't is for all the situations. It's not for all sizes of business. But, if your goal is make a great Saas application, with a modern UI, tenant management, strong security and management of users in the box, Outsystems is the best choice.

Recommendations to other buyers: nope.

outsystem_Rev1

Oct 19, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: visualisation of proces flow, what you need to do to manipulate with data...

Cons: problem with forgoten password, where to find it or when you changed it, very long time to wait for work again ...
how quickly you get answer from chat window (not real time)...

Overall: ... in minit I uploaded excel file in DataBase , public app to test, and see the content in rows, excelent for now !

Recommendations to other buyers: also link to example to solve the errors you made, not fust a description of errors ! and where is the gkosary of developing app '

An Amazing Product

Oct 09, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: everything

Cons: more widgets is required

Overall: this platform is like a dream come true for any developer or any company need to build products rapidly without loosing the quality aspect

II Director

Oct 07, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Strong knowledge in developing enterprise web solutions, complex integrations and critical deploy processes.

Manage the development, maintenance and infrastructure of two core applications (SaaS), responsible for the main source of revenue in the company

Five stars on the class

Oct 06, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: On Information Technologies since mainframes.
Still discovering Information Technologies in every day.

Next Level Software Development

Oct 06, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Speed
- Quality
- Flexibility
- Business Processing Tools

Cons: - Rethink software development
- Loosing control of the underlying technical things
- SQL is managed by the system, so tuning and in depth control is harder

Overall: As an experienced programmer I had some trouble to make my life easier. Trained to use code I can create anything. But as I got used to OutSystems, I cannot think of an easier way to create solutions for business problems. It reduced the time spent on a lot of things, leaving time in projects for the new next thing to implement:) Beside that, the model driven development ensures code quality and control.
Combined with the excellent usage of LifeTime, going from development, testing, acceptance and production is a breeze. And when it does give some problems, a roll back is just as easy.

Recommendations to other buyers: - Go for it, it will amaze you :)

From visionary to excellency

Oct 06, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Fast and reliable

Cons: License price

Overall: Our objective is to migrate all legacy systems to OutSystems. More than half way trough the process has been completed. Developers love it; customers are delighted.

Recommendations to other buyers: Go for it. You won't regret it.

Build applications fast powerful

Oct 04, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Build applications fast powerful, change them even faster, accelerating the development with existing resources, simplify the process of change.
Integrate with all existing systems and data sources and maintain order with the management and analysis.
The cost to make a change to an application during development increases exponentially with time, complexity and versions.
Combining visual modeling with your code to deliver high-quality applications at the speed your business demands.
Extending a powerful modeling environment in all layers from the UI to the complex logic for modeling and database processes.
With a JavaScript UI code, your own CSS classes, Java or C # code, APIs multiple database technologies.
It helps reduce the time and cost of development once for all devices.
Can be created beautiful and advanced UIs that perform well on all platforms, devices and the Web.
Get engaging experiences with drag and drop simplicity with.
open platform that provides standards-based code and accumulates with extensibility.
You can extend the visual models with standard or custom code such as JavaScript, Java, C #, SQL, CSS and HTML.
Integrate with any external database and use APIs rest or SOAP web services for integration with their existing mission-critical systems.
It is scalable, allowing you to build and manage large portfolios of applications, created by teams of developers working on separate modules simultaneously.
Scale applications linearly as they grow from hundreds of millions of users.
It generates highly secure code that passes the audits of large financial and government institutions stricter safety.
Significantly more time, money and resources are often spent on maintenance of an application than is spent on application development.
To save time and simplify the tasks that are done quickly and simultaneously tested so that the process is easy and fast.
Most platforms on the market can only be used and changed with the platform built.
OutSystems is the only platform that offers non-lock in truly can separate Java applications or C # code.

Upgrade your software team at the push of a button.

Sep 21, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Outsystems frees up huge capacity on your dev team. You find that for the cost of an average developer you will get a minimum of double the capacity out of your current team.

Cons: It is hard to say. We have been using it for 18 months now and I believe it is the perfect system for your business apps. I think building a high frequency forex trading system in outsystems might be a challenge but that would be about it.

Overall: I love using Outsystems. The platform has allowed us to replace all our legacy systems in a matter of months. It has enabled us to catch up to our competitors and even surpass some of the incumbents. Soon we will be one of the industry leaders in our sector from a tech standpoint.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you want to deliver high quality apps faster and more reliably than ever before then this is for you.

Development Game Changer

Sep 01, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The speed to develop and making changes to applications developed
Development is done logically with very limited hard coding
Ease to develop mobile applications and submissions to the app stores
Ease to use the native features of devices
Built in change management and control of the development and release process with a one-click publish feature
Built in security features in the platform
Excellent support and community forums
Technical aspects very well documented and user friendly
The true change and debugging features are invaluable
Notification and guidance on dependencies for changes made to modules
Cloud hosting option
The investment by Outsystems to provide annually new features, functionalities and keeping up to date with technology trends and providing their customers with the tools to easily stay abreast
Pre-build modules provided, which eliminates the need to develop commonly used functionality

Cons: Cost in South Africa is expensive due to weak currency and exchange rates
Difficult for developers used to hard coding to change their way of thinking to grasp how the platform works. However, this is not a flaw of the platform, but rather a change required in the mindset of traditional developers.

Overall: The business landscape has rapidly moved to digital operations. To be successful your business
needs not just to be resilient, but also to embrace a resilient culture. The technology that supports business operations should be agile enough to embrace the continuous changing market landscape and enable business to move at the speed of change. The Outsystems platform reduces development time by up to 75% and accelerate time-to-market by a factor of
three. This provided our organization to cost effectively implement locally developed solutions and other businesses in a significant shortened time. Our main focus is now more on the user interface and interaction, which provides the value expected.

Recommendations to other buyers: The agility and ease of to develop and change system with the Outsystems Platform provides organizations the ability to disrupt and quickly adapt to digital requirements in the market. This product revolutionizes the software development landscape and organizations will have a leading edge in their markets as IT can move faster that the speed of business change and eliminate the legacy trying to keep up with the speed at which business requires change.

Rapid application development

Sep 01, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Supportdesk and the active community
Very easy roll-out of applications from dev to test to live
Free personal environment

Cons: Cost

Overall: It is the fastest and most comprehensive way to create, deploy, change, and manage custom mobile and web applications. It has great user management system, feedback system. Fastest
delivery product to customer.

Review of OutSystems Platform

Aug 24, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: VIsual Modeling, Beautiful Screen Design with default theme, free design with javascript and CSS, SmartPhone and Smart Device support, Cloud/OnPremise support, Auto-implemented performance logs, robustness of application, real time bug detection, auto-versioning of application, no-lockin architechture, multi-language support, etc.

Cons: - Localize problem - many of Japanese developers are not good at English, therefore it is difficult to increase the number of OSP developers easily. So it is expected that all documents and videos are translated to Japanese.
- Need cooperation feature with printing format like Excel diagram and PDF.
- Need cooperation feature with accounting system.
- To get the approval to purchase subscription license in Japanese companies, it will be better there is many license structure not only with AOs and Users but also type of purpose such as "For create Portal Site", "For create internal attendance and leaving system", and so on.
- Need product loadmap which describes wchich version of OS will be supported in the future and how many years current version of OS or Java will be supported.

Overall: I was able to start use ServiceStudio though I have a little knowlege of Database and SQL. OSP allows us to get pleasure and fun by starting developing applications first, and then we are interested in the back architechture such as SQL sentence, server and client structure, and so on and start learning. It will be good tool to start learning of developing web application, and fill the requirement of professional developer.

Recommendations to other buyers: Japanese customer want more long time support for each version of OSP. Because it is common among Japanese companies to do all the test before updating, so it is not easy to update the version in Japan than other countries.

My OutSystems review.

Aug 17, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Fast, easy, reliable, fun.

Overall: I'm developing in OutSystems about 1 year now. I had no prior experience on programing, and OutSystems enabled me to work in this great industry, developing great apps.

Recommendations to other buyers: looking foward to experience versino 10!

Owner/Designer

Aug 15, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: No need for technical skills.

Cons: Nona at the moment.

Overall: Easy to learn, easy to use. Minor hick-ups in understanding the features available. The screen designer could have been better, e.g. integrated with Webflow for screen design.

Recommendations to other buyers: Just use it and see the benefit yourself!

Built-to-change

Aug 04, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Well, the motto is not mine, but I surely have to apply it in here: "The IDE of my dreams!"
This is certainly a good reason to drive the adoption of the platform. Any developer keened to fulfill the business needs on time will surely understand the advantages of using it for development. The simplicity allied to the legibility of the written code in this IDE, reduce the gap between the business requirements and its materialization into lines of code.
For last but not least, the built-in application Lifetime - which is part of the platform - is surely a gem for any DevOps team, providing them a powerful mean to control and to revert any deployment between environments.

Cons: Knowing that the road to perfection always ends up in the horizon, there are definitely two points that should be mentioned: the first concerns the lack of legibility of the application's Javascript and the second one, the lack of built-in Unit Tests.
If your application is mainly a client-side application, written in Javascript, the platform may not be the right solution for it. In the other hand, if it's intended to execute all the business logic at the server-side, you should definitely spend some time evaluating it.

Overall: After spending some time working with other web technologies, such as .NET, python and Java, it's difficult not to feel some enthusiasm while developing a brand new web app with the OutSystems platform. But why? ... some may ask. Well, if you spend 5 minutes looking at its IDE (Service Studio), you will quickly understand. The way the fundamental concepts are organized on it - Data Model, Business Logic, Interfaces and Processes - they easily allow you to materialize the business requirements into each layer, creating a thriving application. At the end, if the business needs change or if requires some adjustments, the complexity to change the application, in order to be compliant with the needs, is far more simple with this technology. In a nutshell, it's a real built-to-change technology.
Driving the focus to my latest experience with the platform at ENGIE, the applications developed in OutSystems are actually allowing the end-users to perform both day-ahead and intra-day nominations to the Electricity Transmission System Operators (TSO) - Elia and TenneT.
In one hand, knowing how critical it is to have an energy imbalance of zero all the time, in order to avoid any energy disrupt of the network grid, and in the other hand, given the floating energy market prices and the unexpected interventions to the power plants, it's critical that the applications be constantly responsive, enabling the end-users to adjust the Production Plans and to communicate these changes to the TSO within 15 minutes.
This kind of business responsiveness, allied to the fact of having new versions of the applications going live every 2 months, demands a zero-downtime during each application deployment. With the OutSystems platform, the goal of having a Go-Live without any runtime interruption can be easily achieved.

Easy to understand, and fast delivery

Aug 01, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: The best tool for enterprise web applications.
Easy to use, fast to deliver and very agile.
A good platform.

Fast development.

Jul 21, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Great support, easy to learn, fast development.

Overall: I have been using the products for the past year and a half and the experience have been great. The platform really speed up development of project.

Quick and Efficient

Jul 20, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Capability of platform to interpret solutions
1 click publish , no need to compile any solution a click will do everything
Assistance and availability of study material
Ease of designing and developing

Cons: Still learning , therefore didn't find much issues here .
Shall share if i come across any.

Overall: Its been a great learning experience for me . I am learning new things everyday with the platform.
It has given me the comfort zone to design and develop complex web solutions efficiently.

Recommendations to other buyers: Certification fees are bit high in order to attract free lancers or individual learners

Quick and Productive

Jun 07, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I am so keen to learn a new technology, but since last two years when I start working in outsystem I never think about to change the technology because of its quick, fast Development and Productive feature. if your logics are clear then it's quite easy to learn, if sometime you are stuck to write a logic and not able to resolve by the Oustsystem then you can use the third party extension that can be easily integrated by outsystem.

Pros: Easy to learn, Easy to use, Growing from strength to strength.

Cons: Quite a few jobs, less useful for database driven application,

Vendor Response

by OutSystems on August 19, 2016

Thank you for your review Rajenda. It's great to hear that the platform covers your technology needs for fast delivery of apps.

The Outsystems Platform is fantastic!

May 17, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I don't have nothing bad to say about the platform, these are the aspects of it I apreciate the most:
- Easy to use
- Extremelly fast to develop with
- Good integration mechanisms
- Availability of comunity supported eSpaces for the most common aspects today's web portals
- Easy to extend with C#

Web development at great speed.

May 16, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I've been working with the Outsystems Platform for 5 years now, delivering enterprise-grade web applications at a much higher speed than with the classic coding languages.
Being a platform, it is also much more than just a code-generation tool. It combines all the tools you need in the full life cycle of an application. Development, maintenance, monitoring.
All this comes at a steep license cost, but if you look further than the initial time gain, you'll notice that over the full life cycle of an application, the cost reduction is even much bigger.

An impressive Framework

May 13, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Ease of use, completeness of view and an impressive approach on mobile development. Main focus: life cycle of any development.

Rapid Development Tool that allows the developer to work fast and change them even faster

May 11, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I met the OutSystems Platform 10 years ago and I'm still impressed over all this years.

For pros:

- It's a truly rapid application development
- Easy to learn
- Lots of pre-built apps
- Great Community, eager to learn and help others

The cons:
- The licensing price of the platform.

Amazingly simple and fast

May 06, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Super easy to implement Web or Mobile applications, full of ready-to-use integrations in a very active community.
The cloud options makes it available in seconds.

UK local government user - we now have 2 applications live

Apr 08, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros -
The software is great. Easy to learn. Quick to use. Perfect for working on agile projects - we've not used wireframes as it's just as quick to make changes directly in Service Studio to show the customer. The customers have been very pleased with the products delivered. Plenty of 'add ins' available on the Forge, in fact pretty much everything that you could want.

Customer support has overall been very good (still waiting for a response on one support call that I raised some time ago hence the missing star). Training has been good.

Cons -
Discovered yesterday that our cloud based servers can't be adjusted to British Summer Time (currently) so we'll now have to add in a function to allow for this. Would have been useful to have been made aware of this before we wrote the applications.

Would prefer more help documentation rather than having to wade through forums to try and find the answers to questions. The answers are usually there - somewhere - but it can take some digging around.

Flash Gordon

Apr 07, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I love the way Outsystems help developers to focus on real life issues instead of technical ones. Using Outsystems, you'll feel like Flash Gordon, delivering at speed of light.

Top of the Top

Apr 07, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Easy to use, powerfull, fast, very agile, the best outhere!

Innovating software development

Mar 30, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: OutSystems technology has been offering for years a new concept of software development that brings together concepts that were traditionally hard to harmonize, like business vs technology or innovation vs time to market. Software developers can work side by side with their sponsors, engaging and generating business requirements so simple and fast, that new trends and models for software implementation may be redesigning and reinventing as we speak.

This is a great tool that allows the developer to work fast and adapt fast

Mar 28, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros:
- Makes the development easier.
- Great community.

Cons:
- Sometimes it crashes.

easy to use and understand for enterprise level application development

Mar 25, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: easy to use for people without technical knowledge, powerful interation capability

very good support team, helpful and friendly.

Good UI Experience

Mar 24, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: It's easy to use silk ui , integration with sap and other third party tools are very nice

Rapid Application Development + Excellent Lifecycle Management + a lot more!

Mar 23, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I met the OutSystems Platform about a year ago and quickly impressed. It's an amazing and complete Platform, with a ton of pros, like:
+ A truly Rapid Application Development
+ An excellent Lifecycle Management
+ An really fast learning curve
+ Awesome online training
+ Expert-ready customer service
Of course all these benefits have some cost, making OutSystems not the cheapest platform out there, but I'm sure that it worth every penny.

Simple and Powerful!

Mar 23, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Build applications fast powerful, change them even faster, accelerating the development with existing resources, simplify the process of change
Integrate with all existing systems and data sources and maintain order with the management and analysis
The cost to make a change to an application during development increases exponentially with time, complexity and versions
With agile methods becoming standard, application development has become a continuous exercise in change
quick Productivity
OutSystems platform was built to be fast so you can start working immediately
Are obtained in applications in less time and with less risk than traditional solutions
Speed ¿¿and Code
Combining visual modeling with your code to deliver high-quality applications at the speed your business demands
Extending a powerful modeling environment in all layers from the UI to the complex logic for modeling and database processes
With a JavaScript UI code, your own CSS classes, Java or C # code, APIs multiple database technologies
Development of Multi-Channel
It helps reduce the time and cost of development once for all devices
Can be created beautiful and advanced UIs that perform well on all platforms, devices and the Web
Get engaging experiences with drag and drop simplicity with
Open Platform
open platform that provides standards-based code and accumulates with extensibility
You can extend the visual models with standard or custom code such as JavaScript, Java, C#, SQL, CSS and HTML
Integrate with any external database and use APIs rest or SOAP web services for integration with their existing mission-critical systems
Enterprise-Grade Platform
It is scalable, allowing you to build and manage large portfolios of applications, created by teams of developers working on separate modules simultaneously
Scale applications linearly as they grow from hundreds of millions of users
It generates highly secure code that passes the audits of large financial and government institutions stricter safety
reduced costs
Significantly more time, money and resources are often spent on maintenance of an application than is spent on application development
To save time and simplify the tasks that are done quickly and simultaneously tested so that the process is easy and fast
No Lock-in
Most platforms on the market can only be used and changed with the platform built
OutSystems is the only platform that offers non-lock in truly can separate Java applications or C#.

Making rapid application development possible for non developers

Mar 23, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: With no experience in developing, I am now able to develop applications on my own. It is easy to use, fast and robust. OutSystems provides you the tools to develop, analyze and maintain the applications you want to build.

Platform of the Future

Mar 20, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros - fast delivery; enterprise grade apps; ease of use

It is an amazing software

Mar 20, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: There is no doubt that I can develop things quickly. The interface is friendly and I am glad with the results.
I could realize that new courses are available and this help me a lot to learn more the Outsystems Platform. However, it is not easy to find a job and people that can share the experience together like a team. The community helps a lot but to think professionally it is needed to go to another level.
When the subject is acquisition. There is no an opportunity to buy a license because the price is expensive to the beginner. I felt this problem because I am thinking to sale a product and I am having financial problems for that.

I am VERY happy with the platform.

Mar 19, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The platform is great for turning out awesome web applications quickly. Since I've always been a big fan of flow charting, the development environment is absolute Heaven to me! The online forums and the Forge are fantastic.

Keep up the great work!

The best RAD and Agile tool on the market

Mar 17, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Our company (a relatively small energy supplier in the Netherlands, less than 100 employees) has used the OutSystems Platform for over five years to solve almost all of its business needs. Sales, sourcing, CRM, billing and (e-)invoicing, intrabranch communications, the customer portal - it's all developed using the Platform, without any third party software (safe the software the Platform runs on). We work in an agile fashion with short delivery cycles, providing user benefits and company value every two weeks. This shows the versatility of the Platform in providing everything we need for RAD - both for new development and for maintenance.

Pros: Easy, intuitive IDE; easy deployment and maintenance; highly productive; easily scalable; free personal edition in the cloud; ever evolving, embracing new technologies fast, new major versions at least once a year, bugfix releases regularly; excellent support staff; active community.

Cons: Pretty hefty licence fees, not suitable for small businesses. Needs additional licences for the infrastructure it runs on (MSSQL or Oracle DB). Still limited design patterns for UI design (no problem for business software, limiting for creative minds).

Vendor Response

by OutSystems on August 19, 2016

Kilian, thanks for taking the time to write this review. It's great to hear that you're using OutSystems for 5 years now, and delivering such a wide range of applications to support your business.

Fantastic for rapid development with control

Mar 16, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Most development environments I've used either give a very high level of control with slow development, or rapid development with hardly any control if you want your application to work in a specific way.

OutSystems, for me, strikes an excellent middle ground. It's allowed the rapid development of a number of useful applications in a fraction of the time that standard coding would take, but we've still been able to add a significant amount of business logic.

Being free from setting up AJAX calls etc. and having that all happen automatically gives me far more confidence that the code will be correct, saving me from copy and paste errors that are sadly too common when working on those boilerplate type pieces of code myself.

It's great that the environment keeps improving, with increasing support for mobile apps and responsive web design.

Outsystems rocks!

Mar 16, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I got introduced a little bit more than 2 years ago to the Outsystems Platform. Since that day I fall in love with the drag and drop system. It's so easy to just create a small app in just a couple of minutes. Where using the platform to build applications for around 25+ users to use. With some application used by over 150+ users there getting pretty big!

Pros: It's nice to see that OS is improving each day. The training videos and webinars are a real benefit for the new developers. The easy drag and drop technique is so nice to work with. I don't hate coding but this is just some much better. For around 1.5 year I started with the OS Cloud service that is free available for everyone. OS did a real good job to open a free possibility to let you play around with their software.

Cons: I think the main market for OS are the big companies with 250+ employees. By opening a cloud environment they let you use the application for free. Only if you have a company with for example 1 till 50 employees there is no solution for you. The license is that expansive that it's not possible to pay for small companies and the cloud environment is not for production use. I think this could be improved to also fill the gap in between free and real expensive.

Vendor Response

by OutSystems on August 19, 2016

Thanks for the kind words Nick. It means a lot to us when our users say they are in love with the product we've crafted with so much care.

Love to develop with OutSystems

Mar 15, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I started using OutSystems in September of 2009. At the time, the learning curve was really high... few video tutorials, the community only had a couple of active members who were working for OutSystems, the Forge had a very limited number of components, etc. I gave it a shot on a personal project, and I was hooked. It just WORKED. Since then I've been involved in some of the biggest OutSystems customers (in terms of usage) and biggest projects (in terms of scope & size) out there, and I am still delighted with the product. It does exactly what I need it to do. It makes the easy stuff trivial and the hard stuff easier. It is not a perfect product (really, what is?) but it is the best way to write Web apps that I have tried.

Pros: It is easy to use and easy to learn. The visual logic layout simplifies development and troubleshooting, and allows the business team to participate at a lower level than traditional coding models. The entire team at OutSystems (and especially the support staff) are just really good, smart people who work hard to help their customers and users.

Cons: Some use cases are still hard to implement. The library of UI widgets still needs to grow. A native reporting solution is really needed. Automated test options are weak.

Vendor Response

by OutSystems on August 19, 2016

Justin, thank you for taking the time to review OutSystems. It's great to have users like you in our community, using the product for so many years and helping it evolve and grow with new ideas and feedback. Keep it coming!

Outsystems Changed My Life

Mar 15, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: As a Risk Manager I was always asked to provide high quality data to the mangement in order to get the right decision at the right time. What about if instead of giving tons of excel file You create a complete webapp solution very quickly ? That's what happened in Banor since the adoption of Outsystems some years ago. We installed the platform 5.1 and we are now using the rel. 9 and almost every colleague in our company is now using an application done with oustystems : Risk management, Middle Office, Client Management and we have just released a public Customer Portal. It's great.

Pros: Easy to use, almost no programming language but only drag and drop, easy integration with our Oracle Database.

Vendor Response

by OutSystems on August 19, 2016

Thank you for your review Paolo. It's great to see the reach of the platform and the types of solutions that you are being able to deliver with OutSystems.

Outsystems Platform for Agile Development

Mar 15, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I was hired for a project to help convert a license and permit system from a legacy mainframe system (my expertise) to a web based system. The original plan was to use a Common Off-The-Shelf (COTS) product to do this but realized that the legacy solution was so specific to this organization that it would have taken many millions of dollars to customize the system. When looking for alternatives I found Outsystems and was able to quickly put together a prototype and plan that would give them all the capabilities they needed at a reasonable cost and time.

Pros: 1) Learning curve is very quick - after watching the videos I was productive within two weeks. 2) DevOps is built-in - many developers never think about the additional issues and concerns related to deploying fixes and improvements to a working application. The DevOps capabilities of the Outsystems platform removes these concerns. 3) Extensibility is a huge issue with any platform and Outsystems delivers completely in this area. From the Forum components that are available to the ability to write your own extensions in .Net or Java, there is nothing you cannot do with the platform. 4) No lock-in - many enterprise customers are concerned with being committed to a platform 'forever'. The Outsystems no lock-in capability eliminates these concerns.

Cons: 1) The built-in menu system is weak - while it's adequate for simple menus it can't do anything complicated. For example, implementing a Mega Menu type of menu is challenging though anything can be implemented with some work. 2) Outsystems is very receptive to ideas from the community but there's no way to know when/if those ideas will ever get implemented - some of the best ideas have been around for over 5 years with no feedback from Outsystems. A rough roadmap of what will be implemented in the future (with no guarantees) would help me plan work to take advantage of those features. 3) Pricing has been a sore point in the community for quite some time. While a base price is listed on their web site, the base price would rarely cover a full enterprise application. Also, pricing is geared to enterprise clients making it almost impossible to be used for small applications.

Vendor Response

by OutSystems on August 19, 2016

Thanks you for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review Curt - it's because of users like you that tell us what is working and what should be improved that our product and company continue to grow and evolve. Thank you.

Web development for Dummies

Mar 15, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: The Outsystems Platform allows our company to do what we thought previously wouldn't be possible without a huge team of developers and money. Updates are regular and huge progress is being made to keep up to date with UI trends.

Pros: Scale-able architecture, reliable, very little coding and fantastic support.

Cons: Licensing can get expensive especially heavy on multi-tenant applications.

Vendor Response

by OutSystems on August 19, 2016

Steve, one of our goals has always been to reduce complexity so that companies can deliver much more with the resources they have. It's very positive to see that your company is taking advantage of that.

IT made easy

Mar 14, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I'm using OutSystems for almost 10 years and the tool is exactly what I (YOU) need! All-in-one: Development, Monitoring, Analysis, Configuration... with a few clicks. I can write here all the features of the platform but, like people, the most important is how motivated you are and how you can grow. The platform is growing a lot and every new release adds significant features to make the platform aligned with new technologies/approaches.

Pros: Development made easy All-In-One Community Business approach

Cons: Price model - Complex and hard to understand

Vendor Response

by OutSystems on August 19, 2016

Thank you for your review and for being with us for 10 years - that's quite a number!

Quick and Robust

Mar 14, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Outsystems is the best opportunity for every developer to enhance its skills by developing the application in fraction of seconds. If you have good analytical skills then you can develop any application through Outsytems. I am working in outsystems from last 1.5years and my experience is awesome.

Pros: 1. Quick. 2. Robust. 3. Easy to Manage. 4. Easy to learn.

Cons: We need to upload more tutorials on youtube and on other tech websites because peoples usually search these websites. Needs to spread more help over google also. I know forum is always ready to help us but still if its possible.

Vendor Response

by OutSystems on August 19, 2016

Thanks for the great feedback Manish. We've been making a considerable investment in creating more training materials to ensure our community has the best support possible.

Increase in Productivity

Mar 14, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We have started using OS around 2 year back and so far we have developed and delivered many small and big projects using this.We observe a great improvement in productivity with same resources we used to work with .Automated 1-click deployment and roll-back also increase productivity and reduce the deployment effort and errors. Now we have a big team of Outsystems developers and looking forward to make ourself more confident and Agile.

Pros: One Click Deployment Multi Tenant Management User Role Management Query Optimization Allow Extensions to Write Your Own Code Love Ready To Use Forge Components SILK

Vendor Response

by OutSystems on August 19, 2016

Thanks for taking the time to write this review Pramod. Increasing productivity has been one of our top objectives since the start and we're happy you taking advantage of it.

High-productivity application platform

Mar 14, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I have been working with Outsystems since 2008, as Consultant I have used the Outsystems platform to delivery several projects for several companies. For sure Outsystems platform keeps its promises: "The OutSystems Agile Platform gives IT the power to build and change custom enterprise applications with the speed, agility and robustness the business demands." Where Outsystems makes the difference is even beyond application development, because supports the entire application lifecycle, making it easy for teams to deploy, manage and operate up to hundreds of different apps.

Pros: - Development speed with Outsystems is outstanding. - Outsystems offers a Public Cloud PaaS that's perfect to evaluate the platform. - Monitoring and Management: Configuration management of running applications and identity management are also handled out-of-the box by OutSystems Platform. All apps are automatically monitored

Cons: - Enterprise licensing can get expensive.

Vendor Response

by OutSystems on August 19, 2016

Daniel, thanks for your review and for highlighting a couple of features that we also believe to be extremely relevant for every company delivering serious applications: Full Life-Cycle Support and the Monitoring and Management.

Best experience ever with a development environment

Mar 11, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I've used the Outsystems platform for more than 8 years now. Over the years you can see the quality of the platform and speed of development improving. I use the product to improve business processes and to reduce human interaction during processes by automation of repetitive tasks. The problems that can't be solved by the platform directly can always be solved by using a 3rd party extension that can be integrated into the platform. Outsystems can handle all types of applications from single user to large usergroups (more than 3000 concurrent users accessing the same application). I've not yet seen a competitor of Outsystems that works as good or better and has the same or better support (from the company as well as the community). So for me this is still the platform to work with.

Pros: There is not just one thing I like about the Outsystems Platform. I like the ease -of-use to build applications and the speed of deployment to production, The out-of-the-box Analytics to monitor the performance, the quality of the supportdesk and the active community.

Cons: The only thing that I don't like about the platform is the mystery around new versions. I would love to see a roadmap with a timeline for new functionalities and bugfixes. In relation to this I would also like to see from the Development Team which Ideas that are posted on the forum are put on the backlog and which will never be delivered.

Vendor Response

by OutSystems on August 19, 2016

Remco, thank you so much for your review and for ranking OutSystems so high compared to the the competition. We strive to continually deliver better product and services and to really partner with our customers, therefore we really appreciate your support.

Fast and easy!

Mar 17, 2015
5/5
Overall

Comments: I have been using OutSystems platform do develop the online properties for the NGO I lead. We developed a payment system from scratch, a system to manage applications and different schools for migrants and a dynamic and cool front end. The speed we need to make changes on our web applications and the number of features we need to deliver, given the size of our team (1 developer!) and financial limitations, is only possible with the OutSystems Platform.

Pros: Fast development, easy to change / maintain apps. Easy to learn (in 2 weeks you'll start rocking OutSystems development with no problem. If you know DB systems, and a high level programming language is enough to learn OutSystems fats and easy.

Cons: You will need to adapt a little bit to the IDE and it will take you 2 weeks to start being productive. It depends on you (of course). Also, you can start doing things from day 1 though.

Vendor Response

by OutSystems on August 19, 2016

Thank you for your review Hugo. For OutSystems it is a pleasure to see NGOs like yours take advantage of our technology to bring your ideas to the community.

Great for fast web development

Feb 26, 2014
5/5
Overall

Comments: When I found this, it felt like the software I'd always been looking for - allowing me to focus on designing data and adding custom functionality, rather than the usual process of lots of work typing code that is simply doing routine tasks, especially when working with AJAX functionality. The graphical interface works really well in most cases; the majority of what we want to do can be done with the drag and drop logic, and either automatic or custom SQL as needed. There are times when you feel you're going round the houses to achieve a particular custom effect, but those times are fairly rare, and as the product evolves, they become more rare.

Pros: Very fast way to get prototype and proof of concept systems up and running Most custom features are pretty easy to add You can shell out to C# when needed Very easy roll-out of applications from dev to test to live

Cons: The underlying SQL database can get pretty complicated if you keep changing data structure - sometimes we define the database ourselves to get better control over it

Speed with control

Feb 12, 2014
5/5
Overall

Comments: A great solution to deliver all sorts of mobile and web applications. The visual modelling environment is intuitive and makes development and change extremely fast. The automated deployment of applications across environments is very powerful - you can deploy a large set of applications with complex dependencies in one go, without worrying about it. The platform automatically collects performance metrics of the applications from the users devices, which gives full visibility on the level of performance the users are getting. Best suited for companies that have a list of several applications they need to deliver.

Pros: Very easy to learn by people with good understanding of development techniques, ER models & algorithms. Extremely fast do develop and very easy to change applications. By using the available UI themes, the resulting applications are highly usable

Cons: Subscription pricing not well suited for SMBs

The IDE of my dreams

Aug 26, 2010
5/5
Overall

Comments: The Agile Platform is a truly unique idea in the world of development tools. By providing the Integration Studio, it addresses the common concerns about systems that promise ¿no more hand coding.¿

Pros: I really liked the integrated workflow, particularly deployment (and the rollback functionality), and the fact that it already takes care of scale out scenarios, security, and other common headaches.

Cons: Is the Agile Platform for everyone? No, it isn¿t. But for developers working on typical Web applications

An application building platform for those who really care about meeting user expectations

Mar 19, 2010
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: - Full featured platform, no need to develop time consuming DALs;
- Easy integration trough WebServices and custom extension;
- Integrated direct queries to database engines, iSMS and mobile application targeting;
- Allows for quick prototyping, accurate cost prediction and end user acceptance;
- Available for both .Net and Java stacks;
- Generates usable code;
- Very easy to manage.

Our users have now a rich knowledge about agile methodologies and the capabilities of this platform, they participate in building our systems in a way I could never imagine before. Most user needs are now presented in a structured and concise way by the users themselves! I've never seen this before with non-tech users on other platforms.

Cons: - v4.2 IDE could be faster - I've tested last version (v5) and it looks spot on!
- No open source database support yet.

Overall: It's a great tool to help IT deciders who focus on meeting user expectations on time and within budget.
The rapid prototyping possibility along with an agile methodology really helps regaining a good reputation for IT projects.

This platform has come a long way since I first started using it back in 2007.

I strongly recommend it!

Oct 11, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Apr 13, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Mar 16, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Mar 15, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Jun 16, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money