OutSystems vs. Appian

OutSystems is a pureplay low-code platform with a focus on enterprise and advanced application development.

  Low-Code Without Constraints
  Integrate With Everything
  Great CX by Default

”OutSystems keeps pushing the boundaries of low-code platforms — into apps that process device readings and other streaming data, into AI, and into core business record-keeping systems.” 
The Forrester Wave™: Low-Code Development Platforms For AD&D Pros

From departmental applications to mission-critical core systems with millions of users, you get the business process, business logic, mobile and web capabilities that are powering banks, factories, and satellite systems. Because OutSystems is a pureplay low-code platform, you can develop innovative applications for all areas of your business. You never have to worry about a narrow focus.

Use our evaluation guide to discover how OutSystems enables enterprises to develop applications with low-code.

Low-Code Without Constraints

With OutSystems, it’s easy to create and extend your applications: no-code, low-code or your custom code. Because OutSystems is an independent provider with an open, standards-based platform, there is no lock-in, which means no proprietary data models, interpreters, or runtime, so you can count on a worry-free future-proof and stable product.

Integrate With Everything

Use your data to create applications that engage your customers and empower your employees. Integrate with your data no matter if you are using ready-made connectors, industry-standard protocols, API implementation web services, or any third-party business tools like SAP and Salesforce. Don’t limit yourself to standards; integrate with non-standard systems with the extensibility that only OutSystems provides.

Great CX by Default

From self-service customer and agent portals to commerce mobile apps, you can create new digital experiences that run on any device in a matter of weeks. Take advantage of CX accelerators to deliver core functionality, and the speed of visual development to create differentiating capabilities that meet your unique customer needs. Don’t limit yourself to templates; design your CX as your unique signature.

Enterprise Low-Code vs. No-Code

No-code platforms are designed entirely with the business analyst in mind. Business analysts are not classically trained as professional developers, but they have the tacit blessing from IT to develop new applications that serve the business; usually for individual or internal use.

Is a no-code platform simpler to use than a low-code platform geared for the enterprise? Yes. But, they are extremely limited when it’s time to develop applications that are not available as templates.

Many organizations that invest in no-code platforms get push-back from the IT professional developers due to the inherent limitations enforced by no-code architecture, forcing the IT devs to re-write the applications.

A Recognized Industry Leader

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms (LCAP)

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms, 2020

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Multiexperience Development Platforms

The Forrester Wave™:
Low-Code Development Platforms For AD&D Pros

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OutSystems has different pricing levels so you can get started for free, grow, and then scale to a full digital enterprise.

Learn More From Peers


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Justin James, Sr. Director (and a developer) at FICO, talks about his early experience with a low-code application development platform.

IT and Business Leaders

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When the CIO/CTO of the City of Oakland left the private sector to work in local government, he knew he needed to address challenges around the way applications were developed and the business value being delivered. 

Business Users and Partners

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See how Americares uses the speed of low-code to get life-saving medical supplies around the world when and wherever it’s needed.

Pricing and Editions to Meet Your Needs

OutSystems has different pricing levels so you can get started for free, grow, and then scale to a full digital enterprise.