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We performed a comparison between OpenText AppWorks and OutSystems based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Low-Code Development Platforms solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed OpenText AppWorks vs. OutSystems Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"We really appreciate the process automation and how can you create human tasks as one of your processes.""OpenText AppWorks has standard features such as system-to-system and human-to-human integrations, but what I find most valuable in the solution is its monitoring feature that tells you more about your processes, how to restart and how to stop each process, etc.""In terms of the scalability and the handling of complexity, the customers are satisfied, and we also have confidence in the solution to achieve whatever implementations are required.""One of the most useful features is the code is customizable, we can make it our own.""AppWorks is a very quick development platform with low-coding capability and strong integration with third-party systems."

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"OutSystems is easy to use.""The visual program of OutSystems is one of the major advantages of this solution.""The scratch coding is useful. The solution is easy to understand.""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.""The technical support is perfect.""The product is mostly stable.""The flow editor is the most valuable feature. It is simple and intuitive, and it can guide you step-by-step.""The most valuable feature of OutSystems is the drag and drop and toolchains in the small AI developing environment. Additionally, the documentation is helpful."

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Cons
"A room for improvement in OpenText AppWorks is its user interface. It should have mobile compatibility because right now, you still have to make two applications with a user interface for Android and a user interface for iOS, so if OpenText AppWorks can provide one UI that can be used across all devices, that would make the solution better. An additional feature I'd like to see in the next release of OpenText AppWorks is a better UI in terms of the look and feel. Another feature I'd like to see in the next version of the solution is mobile compatibility because, at the moment, you have to make your application mobile-ready or compatible with mobile devices because there's no provision for it in OpenText AppWorks.""AppWorks could be improved by including BPM simulation.""The solution needs to continue to enhance the low-coding feature within the product itself.""There could be some improvements with the low code design part. It could be more customizable and more user friendly.""The integration could improve."

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"The tutorials for the solution should be updated.""We'd like OutSystems to add stronger workflow-based automation similar to what Appian offers. It needs more workflow modeling and RPA features.""The product could be improved if there was a shortcut, or predefined, predictable templates provided.""The prices should be lower. It is a little bit too high for a small market.""There are not enough resources on the market.""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.""OutSystems could improve by being more like GitHub. It would be more helpful for us for division management and version control for our application.""We had some lagging issues under high data loads, and the solution needed to be customized to improve this."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "There is a user-based perpetual license."
  • "AppWorks is pretty expensive."
  • "Pricing for OpenText AppWorks, specifically in the Indian market, is reasonable, but I'm not aware if it's still reasonable outside of India. The licensing cost is based on the number of licenses and the number of users. OpenText AppWorks has different licensing options."
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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:We really appreciate the process automation and how can you create human tasks as one of your processes.
    Top Answer:While I don't have the exact figures in terms of pricing, my understanding is that it is moderately priced. It falls somewhere in the middle. It's not overly expensive or very cheap. I wouldn't be… more »
    Top Answer:The solution needs to continue to enhance the low-coding feature within the product itself. It could be better. They could continue to expand on its capabilities. It would improve the product in the… 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:I cannot really name an industry in which OutSystems cannot be beneficial. Who does not want to make top-notch applications that work in no time? And OutsyStems does exactly that. The low-code… more »
    Top Answer: We started using OutSystems fairly recently, so we are still on the free version of it. My company is still testing how we like the platform, but so far, we have been satisfied with it and will… more »
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    OpenText AppWorks Platform
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    Overview

    OpenText Appworks. AppWorks is OpenText's Enterprise Application Development and Management platform. It allows you to quickly and easily build purpose-specific apps for the enterprise using the web technologies such as HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. These apps can connect to the OpenText EIM Suite using RESTful API.

    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
    Red Deer County, DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance, Bangkok Airways, PBS, CIZ (Netherlands Ministry of Health), The Dutch Ministry of Defence, Mercer
    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 Company19%
    Government16%
    Insurance Company9%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government17%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Logistics Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise66%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise62%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Buyer's Guide
    OpenText AppWorks vs. OutSystems
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about OpenText AppWorks vs. OutSystems and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    657,397 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    OpenText AppWorks is ranked 12th in Low-Code Development Platforms with 5 reviews while OutSystems is ranked 8th in Low-Code Development Platforms with 17 reviews. OpenText AppWorks is rated 7.8, while OutSystems is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of OpenText AppWorks writes "Has a monitoring feature and reasonable pricing, but needs a better UI and lacks mobile compatibility". On the other hand, the top reviewer of OutSystems writes "Helps with validation, offers good features, and is reliable". OpenText AppWorks is most compared with Microsoft Power Apps, Appian, ServiceNow Now Platform, Mendix and Pega BPM, whereas OutSystems is most compared with Microsoft Power Apps, Mendix, Appian, ServiceNow and Oracle Application Express (APEX). See our OpenText AppWorks vs. OutSystems report.

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