OutSystems is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) low-code platform that is used to develop, manage and deliver mobile and web applications. The software runs in the cloud or on-premise and is intended to help developers create and deliver apps faster and more efficiently. OutSystems is a RAD or Rapid Application Development platform that uses single-click functionality for deployment.
The software also allows developers to apply changes to the apps even after they have been deployed. Likewise, it easily and seamlessly integrates with existing systems.
As a low-code platform, OutSystems is easy to use and requires users to have only a little knowledge of programming. You won’t have to possess complex IT skills, so you can actually develop and deliver an application on your own.
The drag-and-drop interface will help you build applications without having to write complex syntax and codes.
Since OutSystems is a low-code platform, it transforms time-consuming and challenging manual tasks to an automated system. This does not only make app development simpler and more convenient, it also leaves you more room and time to perform other equally important tasks.
Furthermore, OutSystems makes it possible for developers to ensure app development, management and delivery continuously and seamlessly.
OutSystems, as a RADP software solution, is equipped with everything you need to develop, manage and deliver applications in the most convenient way possible. It has the right environment and comes with all the tools—and even mobile capabilities—necessary for efficient app development.
Some of the software’s most essential features are:
Full-stack visual development
This feature is one of the things that make low-code platforms like OutSystems easy and convenient to use. The drag-and-drop user interface is the most important of all, especially for users who are not that well-versed with coding.
With OutSystems, you need only a single click to set everything into motion. With one click, you can deploy the apps easily. Also, you won’t have to worry about doing heavy technical stuff because the software will automatically do the work for you—and that includes the deployment tasks.
The visual environment really helps make the experience more convenient.
Low-code functionality for app development
OutSystems gives you the ease of use as it requires only very minimal coding. The processes and workflows are automated as well. So working on your applications won’t be a challenge even if you’re not IT-trained.
OutSystems integrates with all existing applications and systems, including CRM and ERP solutions, applications and enterprise systems.
The software is also compatible and functions with Eclipse and Microsoft Virtual Studio.
Responsive UI and screen templates
OutSystems knows what a seamless experience is all about. For starters, it has quite a number of UI Patterns that you can easily use with the help of the drag-and-drop functionality of the platform. You can also choose from templates that will help you create interfaces.
You can actually decide which one is easier for you: creating your own code or working with OutSystems’ many beautiful pre-built templates.
A responsive platform like OutSystems makes it easy for you to work on different devices—i.e. mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones.
This feature allows you to monitor and manage the performance as well as the usage of your applications. Getting this information in real-time is going to be a big help in determining which ones work best or what you need to improve on. Real-time data and reports also provide you with insights that can help you understand your visitor’s and audiences’ behaviors.
Also, you’ll have access to dashboards and reports that can be customized according to your preferences. OutSystems works with analytics that help make all these possible.
OutSystems has its own integrated security. As such, it is easy to notice problems and leaks. Likewise, you’ll be able to determine if there are bugs or errors. It is important to make sure that you avoid generating codes ridden with errors. It also helps that the software has its own debugging engine.
These features allow you to enjoy functionalities like data synchronization, data security and data migration.
Data synchronization can help with all the data updates you need. Data migration, on the other hand, helps provide you with data extracted from other sources. This is useful particularly in the early stages of the application development process.
Data security, of course, helps keep the entire system protected from external parties that want to steal your data.
Other OutSystems features include multilingual support, Native support for agile development, permission management, DevOps automation, customized branding and asset management.
OutSystems helps a lot of businesses, organizations and developers create and deliver applications without having to worry about the coding and similar stuff. It has a lot of benefits actually, foremost of which is its features.
There are other advantages and benefits, including:
Compatible with any device
Developers, businesses and even customers and partners prefer software or platforms that are not only easy to use but also the ones that they can use for any device. Additionally, they prefer systems that they can easily customize according to their preferences and needs. OutSystems is all of these.
Fully integrate with other systems
It’s a flexible platform that can fully integrate with other systems, such as ERP and CRM platforms and existing environments. As such, whatever your business environment is, OutSystems can easily integrate into it, and easily at that. So you don’t have to worry about changing existing systems just to a new environment.
All that you need to develop, manage and deliver apps are in just one platform. OutSystems is equipped with all the tools and features necessary for completing your projects.
Since it is a low-code platform, even if you’re not really IT-knowledgeable or technically inclined, you won’t have problems using the software. Even if you have only a little bit of programming knowledge, you can create your applications by just using the drag-and-drop feature.
In addition, low-code coding also means it is possible for you to complete the development process in the fastest and most efficient way possible. With OutSystems, you won’t need to have to work for months just to make sure you can deliver to your client.
So, instead of completing just one project in a month or two, you can actually do more. Likewise, you can choose to work on the apps with a team or on your own. It’s perfectly easy to do so.
With OutSystems, warding off external elements that want to steal your sensitive data is easy. Hackers will have a hard time breaking into your system. The software comes with fully integrated security that does not only help keep track of potential threats and risks but also makes sure your codes are generated clean and error-free.
Ideal user experience
OutSystems is a fully responsive software. It’s easy to use. You only need to drag-and-drop, choose the template you want and access the dashboard for whatever it is you need. Also, it offers real-time feedback, data that you can use to improve performance and make your clients’ user experience memorable.
A highly scalable software is essential for developers because it means you won’t have problems adapting to changes and developments. Likewise, the app extension is easy because you’ll have access to both frontend and backend codes.
OutSystems is flexible
OutSystems can be deployed on-premise or via the Cloud.
OutSystems has four pricing plans that you can choose from. The Free package is good for unlimited applications and 100 end-users but a limited number of features. It doesn’t come with an expiration date and is free forever. The Free plan is ideal for you if you’re still trying to learn how to create and deploy web and mobile applications.
For $4,000 a month (billed annually), you can avail of the Basic plan, which is good for unlimited applications and a maximum of 1,000 end-users. This plan is intended for businesses that want to develop internal apps for their workers.
The Standard plan comes with a monthly fee that starts at $10,000. It has unlimited applications and includes 100 end-users. The maximum number of end-users, however, has no limit. If your focus, aside from developing and deploying apps, is availability, scalability and security, this is the right plan for you.
Package number 4, the Enterprise plan, is also for an unlimited number of applications, with an inclusion of 100 end-users and no limit for the maximum number of end-users. If you want to avail of this plan, you will have to get a quote from OutSystems’ customer service representative.
The Enterprise plan combines everything – development and deployment of apps; scalability, security and availability; and platform configuration.
OutSystems has all the features and tools you need to develop and deliver web and mobile applications without the need to stress over creating codes. Likewise, it helps these organizations improve digital capabilities, integration and collaboration.