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We performed a comparison between OutSystems and Zoho Creator based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Pros
"We can do the validation before calling the API.""OutSystems 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 most valuable feature of OutSystems is the drag and drop and toolchains in the small AI developing environment. Additionally, the documentation is helpful.""The drag-and-drop feature is very valuable.""It is easy to use.""The scalability of OutSystems is very good, it scales automatically very useful for us.""There is literally a ton of stuff it can do. It's very flexible."

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"I just like the simplicity of it."

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Cons
"Currently, in mobile applications, we don't have push notifications.""The prices should be lower. It is a little bit too high for a small market.""The tutorials for the solution should be updated.""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.""It's difficult to do the component version control. I would like them to add more studying materials.""The dashboards in OutSystems could improve. There are a lot of tabs in the service center that can be confusing.""OutSystems could improve by being more like GitHub. It would be more helpful for us for division management and version control for our application.""In my opinion, the support and the pricing could be better."

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"When you're developing database-type applications, there is no way to see the actual database tables. They call them forms, and I don't like that. Zoho should also provide better user guides."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
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  • "It is at the bottom end of the price range."
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    Questions from the Community
    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 »
    Top Answer:I just like the simplicity of it.
    Top Answer:When you're developing database-type applications, there is no way to see the actual database tables. They call them forms, and I don't like that. Zoho should also provide better user guides.
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    Overview

    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.

    Zoho Creator is a web-based platform that lets everyone build custom business applications without any prior technical knowledge
    Zoho Creator offers a first of its kind drag-n-drop interface to create tables/forms, design, schedule workflows and perform a variety of automated actions.

    Zoho Creator's powerful tools for data collection and management, analysis, reporting and collaboration make it the smart choice for small to large organizations to run their business online, without any additional costs, infrastructure, or software.

    Zoho Creator is used by more than 400,000 users and 100,000+ apps have been already created. Don't let complex looking workflows and business rules scare you.

    Zoho Creator is completely non-programmer friendly. Use the intuitive and feature-rich platform to build your custom database applications. Just write your business rules and let the software handle deployment and hosting. You can create your own forms/tables afresh or import data from standard formats (.xls .csv .mdb) and get your database application online within minutes, really!

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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
    Estate Crush Winery, Integra Services, Avidpays, Napa Valley Film Festival, Marionnaud, The Institute of Hormonal Health, Stone Tapert
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government17%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Logistics Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Energy/Utilities Company9%
    Educational Organization7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise62%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise62%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise56%
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    OutSystems is ranked 10th in Rapid Application Development Software with 16 reviews while Zoho Creator is ranked 24th in Rapid Application Development Software with 1 review. OutSystems is rated 8.2, while Zoho Creator is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of OutSystems writes "Helps with validation, offers good features, and is reliable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zoho Creator writes "Simple and easy to set up, but needs better user guides and a way to see the actual database tables". OutSystems is most compared with Microsoft Power Apps, Mendix, ServiceNow, Appian and GeneXus, whereas Zoho Creator is most compared with Microsoft Power Apps, Oracle Application Express (APEX), Mendix, Caspio and ServiceNow.

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