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We performed a comparison between Magic xpa Application Platform and OutSystems based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Mobile Development Platforms solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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"xpa gives us a fast development speed.""The best feature of Magic is the development time. The time it takes to develop something is incredibly fast if you compare Magic with, for example, Java.""The solution makes the managing and adapting of the software very easy."

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"It is easy to use.""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 scalability of OutSystems is very good, it scales automatically very useful for us.""OutSystems' best feature is that you can build tests with the flow, so even the tests are made in the PDD framework in a low-code way.""The scratch coding is useful. The solution is easy to understand.""The drag-and-drop feature is very valuable.""The flow editor is the most valuable feature. It is simple and intuitive, and it can guide you step-by-step."

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"There is room for improvement in Magic's marketing and licensing. I would like to see more integration of web functionality.""Support is very bad.""They want to be one toolbox for everything, but primarily, we are using xpa to develop desktop applications, and in that area they're lacking functionalities, flexibility, and modern stuff."

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"OutSystems could improve by being more like GitHub. It would be more helpful for us for division management and version control for our application.""It's difficult to do the component version control. I would like them to add more studying materials.""The product could be improved if there was a shortcut, or predefined, predictable templates provided.""One of the biggest areas for improvement is that every time an existing data element is modified, it creates a new data element. It doesn't really modify that particular data element. So, a user has to follow an extra step of removing the existing data element and bringing in the new and modified data element that is being added, which sort of goes into negative productivity.""There are not enough resources on the market.""The prices should be lower. It is a little bit too high for a small market.""We'd like OutSystems to add stronger workflow-based automation similar to what Appian offers. It needs more workflow modeling and RPA features.""The documentation needs to be more robust."

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  • "The licensing is too costly."
  • "The licensing cost varies because nowadays Magic has tailor-made offerings for clients. I think the solution is worth the money."
  • "My clients have to purchase additional licenses in order to use what I built. It's not a fair approach."
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  • "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."
  • "There is a free trial to use this solution and other options available, such as enterprise. There are different subscription plans."
  • "I believe they have two pricing options. One is approximately $4000 USD a year and the other is approximately $10,000 USD a year."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The best feature of Magic is the development time. The time it takes to develop something is incredibly fast if you compare Magic with, for example, Java.
    Top Answer:The licensing cost varies because nowadays Magic has tailor-made offerings for clients, including one-time use licenses. It also depends on how you are using the solution. Are you using a web… more »
    Top Answer:There is room for improvement in Magic's marketing and licensing. If you talk to people about Magic, there is a pretty big chance that no one's ever heard about it. It's not mainstream like .NET or… more »
    Top Answer:The short answer is that OutSystems is far better for 2 main reasons. Firstly, with Service Now you are locked into that platform for good. The business model is to lock in and then keep pumping the… 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 »
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    Magic xpa Application Platform is a mobile development platform that is designed to enable organizations to simplify and manage every aspect of their application development process. It enables users to construct applications while expending a minimal number of resources. Developers can leverage AI technology in a way that maximizes their ability to effectively deploy their resources toward the end of producing the best possible applications. Ultimately, Magic xpa Application Platform allows developers to rapidly develop and deploy applications across multiple platform types. 

    Magic xpa Application Platform Benefits

    Some of the ways that organizations can benefit by deploying Magic xpa Application Platform include:

    • Decrease time needed for application production and refinement. Magic xpa Application Platform comes with pre-built application components that can be used to quickly create iterations of the application that can then be deployed or tested.  It also makes it so that any and all changes or upgrades that are applied to the application take effect across all of the devices that run the application.
    • Allows developers to be far more productive than they would be otherwise. Various features, such as Magic xpa Application Platform’s drag-and-drop capability, allow developers to worry less about the more technical aspects of designing the applications and have more time to design the best possible application. 
    • Ease of use. Magic xpa Application Platform is a low-code application development platform. This means that developers do not need to have extensive programming knowledge to create applications. Solutions of this type are far more accessible to the general employee of an organization than a program that is code-heavy. Fewer resources need to be spent training users to employ Magic xpa Application Platform than would be true of other similar platforms. Organizations increase their overall productivity when the process of application development becomes something that even those employees who are not the most technically savvy can take part.

    Magic xpa Application Platform Features

    Some of the many useful features Magic xpa Application Platform has to offer include:

    • AI-powered development capabilities. Magic xpa Application Platform has a built-in AI that users can leverage to simplify every step of the development process. Users can use this AI to automate various development steps. This increases the speed at which they can produce applications. 
    • Mobile use capability. Magic xpa Application Platform has a mobile application that organizations can use to run their product development from anywhere in the world. 
    • Collaboration tools.  Magic xpa Application Platform provides developers with tools that enable them to work with others to create the enterprise applications that their organizations need.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Magic xpa Application Platform is a solution that beats out the competition in a number of areas.  Two major advantages are the way that it simplifies the application management process and its scalability. It greatly eases the work that developers and administrators do by providing all of the tools that they need to meet their objectives. Additionally, users never have to worry about running out of development capacity in their digital environment. Magic xpa Application Platform can scale up and provide developers with the capacity to design and create their applications in the way that best meets their needs. 

    Per H., the CEO of Mass Marketing Software AB, writes, “The solution makes the managing and adapting of the software very easy. When it comes to the application's service, mistakes can easily be resolved. This shortens the time it takes to progress from an idea to a new function.”

    He also writes, “The solution is highly scalable, allowing one to use very large databases and systems.

    OutSystems is a platform for low-code application development that unites design, code, and deployment to simplify development so any business can create innovative solutions in a timely manner. There are various use cases an organization can employ with OutSystems, including:

    • Customer portals: Through OutSystems, companies can easily create customer portals and mobile applications and deploy them faster in comparison to manual coding. The platform offers businesses the opportunity to develop secure, scalable, and customized applications that support their and their customers' needs.

    • Internal apps: Using this solution, companies can also build internal applications and portals which can be used for their workforce. Using these, organizations can overcome their internal app backlog, bridge gaps between systems, and facilitate their work process.

    • Core systems: Custom software for running a business can also be developed using OutSystems. The tool shortens the time for developing core systems and delivers them flexible and personalized to each business' needs.

    OutSystems offers faster development and deployment times than hand-coding while delivering unique and personalized solutions to its customers. The main focus of OutSystems is high-performance low code which enables businesses to create functional products that answer their needs. It offers clients the ability to develop enterprise-grade applications with a high level of security.

    The product stands out from its competitors as it offers:

    • Serious applications
    • Serious productivity
    • Serious scalability

    It ensures its clients that the applications built using this platform are as scalable as hand-coded ones while increasing workspace productivity and evolving applications’ capabilities.

    OutSystems Features

    OutSystems has various features through which users can develop and deploy highly efficient applications and other products. Some of the features include:

    • Monitoring: The tool has a feature that allows real-time monitoring of the usage of applications and their performance. All insights are reported to companies via the intuitive interface.

    • APIs: OutSystems is completely scalable through application programming interfaces.

    • Security: The product offers its users a high level of enterprise security for their applications as well as for their data.

    • Mobile: Every application created on OutSystems can be deployed for mobile. The product also provides the option to monitor the performance of applications to detect any issues.

    • DevOps automation: The product facilitates and shortens the development time of applications through various automation which help users create apps without the help of developers, as well as providing developers with additional resources.

    • Agile development: Every company that seeks to perform agile development can benefit from the native support this tool provides.

    • Debugging engine: OutSystems has an integrated debugging engine that can be utilized in the development and deployment processes, shortening the time it takes for developers and businesses to look for issues.

    • Multilingual support feature: Customers can benefit from support in multiple languages, ensuring their questions are answered understandably.

    OutSystems Benefits

    The solution offers a wide array of benefits to companies that utilize it in their application development. Some of these benefits include:

    • Visual development at high speed provides increases productivity for both businesses and users.

    • The option to integrate applications to a large number of systems without additional complications.

    • The product adds automation to all levels of development, including front end, back end, and integration, facilitating the delivery of complex applications.

    • Artificial intelligence (AI) validation ensures the high quality of applications.

    • The tool offers connectivity with more than 400 systems and existing technologies, allowing companies to save money they would otherwise have to invest in new software.

    • The multi-platform solution decreases costs for organizations by removing the need for third-party software.

    • It offers whole-team cross-functional collaboration, which can increase the technological knowledge in a company and raise the overall business expertise.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Harikrishnan R., a technical lead at Netlink Software Group America Inc, likes OutSystems because the tool helps with validation, offers good features, and is reliable.

    An owner at a consultancy thinks OutSystems is versatile with great scalability and great technical support.

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    Sample Customers
    ADD, Cape plc, Adecco, Kuno Kinzoku Industry Co., GE Capital, Dove Tree, CBS Outdoor, Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center, Allstate Life Insurance Company, Titan Software Systems
    Randstad, Warner Brothers, HP, Intel, ING, Banco Popular, Thrivent Financial, Bacardi, Kent State University, Bacardi, FICO, ING, Vodafone, AbbVie, Estafeta, Siemens, Vopak
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Logistics Company8%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
    Small Business89%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise52%
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Buyer's Guide
    Magic xpa Application Platform vs. OutSystems
    November 2022
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    Magic xpa Application Platform is ranked 9th in Mobile Development Platforms with 3 reviews while OutSystems is ranked 3rd in Mobile Development Platforms with 17 reviews. Magic xpa Application Platform is rated 8.6, while OutSystems is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Magic xpa Application Platform writes "Fast development and user-oriented functionalities, but it needs better .NET integration and a completely different pricing structure". On the other hand, the top reviewer of OutSystems writes "Helps with validation, offers good features, and is reliable". Magic xpa Application Platform is most compared with Microsoft .NET Framework, Mendix and Microsoft Azure App Service, whereas OutSystems is most compared with Microsoft Power Apps, Mendix, Appian, ServiceNow and Oracle Application Express (APEX). See our Magic xpa Application Platform vs. OutSystems report.

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