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Find out what your peers are saying about OutSystems vs. Pega BPM and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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"We have no complaints surrounding both the scalability and stability of this solution.""It is a stable solution, and the initial setup is straightforward.""One thing I like about OutSystems is that there's no lock-in. You can keep running your applications because it's on .NET and hosted centrally. That's one of the advantages I see there in terms of not having an IT strategy that has a dependency on a particular platform.""I like the mobile features the most, and there are also various features around the portal we created that I enjoy.""The flow editor is the most valuable feature. It is simple and intuitive, and it can guide you step-by-step.""There is literally a ton of stuff it can do. It's very flexible."

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"The workflow designing and integration are the most valuable features. Also, the UI design was pretty easy.""The initial setup is pretty straightforward.""Pricing is a little on the high side.""In general, we use web services to integrate this solution with our other tools. It is the main approach we use with this solution and it integrates with all tools that we need. If you want to integrate with other solutions such ThreatFire or similar, it is possible as well.""It is easy to use, easy to understand, easy to implement and easy to enhance and we can do it as a Cloud. Also it is very user friendly.""The most valuable aspect of the solution is the various workflows.""The workflows are the most valuable features, particularly for us, because we were attempting to automate processes by utilizing workflows to provide a hands-off comparison between the bot and the human.""I have a lot of experience in this kind of industry, and Pega is one of the best solutions in terms of performance, capabilities, and the way we develop."

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Cons
"The solution is costly.""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.""There are not enough resources on the market.""The technical features are good, but the actual commercialization is out of reach.""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.""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."

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"We have experienced a few technical challenges, particularly triggering the workflow through file drops and accessing files.""It should have integration with non-relational databases. A lot of databases are non-relational, and as a company, we are planning to move to NoSQL or open-source databases. It would be good if we are able to install and use Pega on a NoSQL database. They can also try to tailor or organize the company a bit differently and go more towards the microservice concept. I would like Pega to develop machine learning and intelligent AI algorithms. They have a good foundation in terms of the model and the stuff that we are using for some customers, and it will be good to onboard as many machine learning algorithms as possible.""They are currently spending some time on improving the product with respect to machine learning, especially related to robotic automation. They probably could be a little more adept on that area would help.""From a technical point of view, it would be helpful to have some advanced analytics to help with configuration. We have a lot of unwanted features and it would be good to configure it more appropriately so that we are using just exactly what we need.""It needs more integration with other platforms.""They need to support the solution better, at this time the company does not have enough support.""We need more light retail BPM tools within the Pega system. However, Pega is mostly for big companies.""Compared to other BPM products, the interface is somewhat complex, so the usability could be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
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  • "The price of this solution, including installation and configuration, is comparable to competing vendors."
  • "The pricing is pretty good, compared to other similar products."
  • "It's a user-based license where, as you scale the numbers of users, the price increases."
  • "It is cost-effective for medium enterprises. It is cheaper than ServiceNow."
  • "The solution could be less expensive according to my customers. However, I think the price of the solution is fair."
  • "We mostly have a yearly license."
  • "The price is a bit expensive."
  • "Pricing is good."
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    Questions from the Community
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    There is literally a ton of stuff it can do. It's very flexible.
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    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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    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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    Can do a lot of things with minimum time and cost.
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    There are several areas for improvement with this product. The performance of the application is very slow, the UI needs improvement, and the architecture needs to be simplified. In addition, it's… more »
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    Overview
    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.

    Pega BPM helps you simplify and automate your operations so that you can reduce costs and improve business agility. Pega's unique Build For Change technology delivers repeatable solutions that can be efficiently reused and tailored to meet the requirements of diverse customers, product lines, channels, and geographies.

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    Sample Customers
    Randstad, Warner Brothers, HP, Intel, ING, Banco Popular, Thrivent Financial, Bacardi, Kent State University, Bacardi, FICO, ING, Vodafone, AbbVie, Estafeta, Siemens, Vopak
    The State of Maine, ANZ, Coca-Cola, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), ME, New South Wales, OptumRx, Texas Department of Transportation, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement
    Top Industries
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    Manufacturing Company14%
    Logistics Company14%
    Hospitality Company14%
    Computer Software Company14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    Financial Services Firm36%
    Computer Software Company27%
    Real Estate/Law Firm9%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company33%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise69%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise5%
    Large Enterprise69%
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise78%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise74%
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    OutSystems is ranked 11th in Rapid Application Development Software with 6 reviews while Pega BPM is ranked 3rd in Rapid Application Development Software with 18 reviews. OutSystems is rated 7.6, while Pega BPM is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of OutSystems writes "You can keep running your applications because it's on .NET and hosted centrally". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pega BPM writes "Good case management and BPM workflow with easy cloud implementation". OutSystems is most compared with Microsoft PowerApps, Mendix, ServiceNow, Appian and Oracle Application Express (APEX), whereas Pega BPM is most compared with Camunda Platform, ServiceNow, Appian, IBM BPM and Microsoft Azure App Service. See our OutSystems vs. Pega BPM report.

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