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Appium vs. OutSystems
July 2022
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"Appium has easy interaction with mobile.""It's an open-source solution with a very large community and available documentation.""Obviously because of automation, it reduces manual testing efforts."

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"We have no complaints surrounding both the scalability and stability of this solution.""There is literally a ton of stuff it can do. It's very flexible.""It is a stable solution, and the initial setup is straightforward.""The scalability of OutSystems is very good, it scales automatically very useful for us.""I like the mobile features the most, and there are also various features around the portal we created that I enjoy.""The technical support is perfect.""The architecture of OutSystems is quite simple, and the features are similar to Mendix's. OutSystems has connectors for different enterprise apps and solid reporting capabilities. You can also integrate with any content management platform like SharePoint or Adobe Enterprise Manager, or something like that. You can also create and integrate workflows.""We used almost all of the features, themes, styling guide, and approach components. They are useful in our applications."

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"If it had more facility for configuration it would be a spectacular solution.""We haven't been able to fully leverage Appium for multiple reasons. I think number one is just that the tests take a long time to run. We have had some issues around just the results themselves and how predictable they are, but those are not issues with Appium directly.""Stability is an area that needs some improvement."

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"The solution is costly.""We'd like OutSystems to add stronger workflow-based automation similar to what Appian offers. It needs more workflow modeling and RPA features.""Since we first started using OutSystems, they switched their language support from Java and .NET to .NET only, which was a bit of a surprise. Their language support could be better in this sense, although on our resource side it is now a bit more flexible.""We had some lagging issues under high data loads, and the solution needed to be customized to improve this.""OutSystems could improve by being more like GitHub. It would be more helpful for us for division management and version control for our application.""The integration points need to be increased. People have also started to adopt this solution for their regular needs. That means it's not only the big enterprises that are adopting this solution. There are also small and medium enterprises that are adopting it. I've read that where you have large deployments, OutSystems starts to crumble a bit. That is the idea that no customer would know at the beginning and would also not like to hit the wall there. When it is on the client, there are a lot of applications already on low-code, and then suddenly you realize that you want to do some big applications, and you face hurdles. This is the general feedback for all such platforms.""In my opinion, the support and the pricing could be better.""There are not enough resources on the market."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Appian is open-source, which is not licensed."
  • "The pricing of Appium is fine."
  • "The solution is free."
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  • "OutSystems is a good solution, but it's not cheap."
  • "I think the pricing for OutSystems is comparable with similar solutions. I would place it somewhere in the middle. We pay for the bundle and don't pay anything extra in terms of licensing and other fees."
  • "The subscription is billed on a yearly basis."
  • "I believe they are very strict with their pricing platforms, or the pricing policies, and it changes."
  • "For one developer to use, the cost is around $5,000."
  • "It's not cheap. It's pretty expensive."
  • "The price is okay. OutSystems isn't expensive. It's a mid-range solution."
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    Top Answer:Obviously because of automation, it reduces manual testing efforts.
    Top Answer:We haven't been able to fully leverage Appium for multiple reasons. I think number one is just that the tests take a long time to run. We have had some issues around just the results themselves and… more »
    Top Answer:There is literally a ton of stuff it can do. It's very flexible.
    Top Answer:The cost of the product is very high and would price out smaller organizations. My client pays for the solution. Therefore, I have no visibility of the cost. I can't speak to the licensing or the… more »
    Top Answer:The solution is costly. The solution is still very new to me, and it's therefore hard for me to discuss missing features. I'm still learning and discovering.
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    Overview
    Appium is an open-source tool for automating native, mobile web, and hybrid applications on iOS and Android platforms. Native apps are those written using the iOS or Android SDKs. Mobile web apps are web apps accessed using a mobile browser (Appium supports Safari on iOS and Chrome or the built-in 'Browser' app on Android). Hybrid apps have a wrapper around a "webview" -- a native control that enables interaction with web content. Projects like Phonegap, make it easy to build apps using web technologies that are then bundled into a native wrapper, creating a hybrid app. Importantly, Appium is "cross-platform": it allows you to write tests against multiple platforms (iOS, Android), using the same API. This enables code reuse between iOS and Android testsuites.
    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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    Sample Customers
    Nuvizz, Coupa Software, Eventbrite, Evernote
    Randstad, Warner Brothers, HP, Intel, ING, Banco Popular, Thrivent Financial, Bacardi, Kent State University, Bacardi, FICO, ING, Vodafone, AbbVie, Estafeta, Siemens, Vopak
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    REVIEWERS
    Government18%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Logistics Company9%
    Hospitality Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Wholesaler/Distributor6%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise50%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise72%
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    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise71%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Buyer's Guide
    Appium vs. OutSystems
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Appium vs. OutSystems and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    610,336 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Appium is ranked 5th in Mobile Development Platforms with 3 reviews while OutSystems is ranked 3rd in Mobile Development Platforms with 13 reviews. Appium is rated 8.0, while OutSystems is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Appium writes "Open-source, scalable, easy to use, and easy to install with good community documentation". On the other hand, the top reviewer of OutSystems writes "You can keep running your applications because it's on .NET and hosted centrally". Appium is most compared with Selenium HQ, Tricentis Tosca, SmartBear TestComplete, Perfecto and Xamarin Platform, whereas OutSystems is most compared with Microsoft PowerApps, Mendix, ServiceNow, Oracle Application Express (APEX) and Appian. See our Appium vs. OutSystems report.

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