OutSystems Announces First Agility Award Winners

OutSystems’ New Award Program Recognizes Agile Application Projects Delivered On Time, On Budget, With 100 Percent User Adoption

San Ramon, CA -  August 11th 2009


OutSystems®, provider of the industry-leading Agile Platform, today announced the winners of the OutSystems’ Agility Award, recognizing accomplishments for projects that were delivered following an Agile process and exhibited real business benefit.

XDx, Main Energie, RWE, and OK! teleseguros were recognized. The award winners span the globe from the United States, the Netherlands and Portugal.

The new Agility Award program was launched at the end of May 2009. The awards are submission-based and recognize teams and organizations who have fully embraced Agile methodologies and iterative, user-oriented development to deliver application projects on time, on budget, with 100 percent user adoption.

In the spirit of Agile, the Agility Awards will be given on an on-going, monthly basis. For a list of all award winners visit www.outsystems.com/company/agility-awards/.

Agility Award Winning Projects and Supporting Quotes:

XDx and their integrator the OutSystems’ Solutions Delivery team for the Analysis Request Management System (ARMS) project that automates tracking clinical trial samples and pathology requests from a variety of sources - delivered in 7 weeks through 3 sprints.

  • Quote: “This was our first Agile project and it achieved the two key business goals: avoiding tracking errors and improving real-time data consistency for our studies. Most importantly, we were able to deliver this value to the business in a record time, exceeding both developer’s and user’s expectations and establishing Agile as the preferred methodology for this type of development project.” Jochen Scheel, Director at XDx.

XDx for the SAMS application which captures the log and shipment information for blood samples in clinical trials – delivered in 5 weeks through 2 sprints.

  • Quote:“Realizing our need for a user friendly application, the XDx software team was able to develop SAMS in a record period of time with all the features for data entry as requested by the clinical operations team. Overall this application has not only improved work efficiency for many users but surpassed its expectations as it also serves as a reliable source in identifying trends on clinical study blood sample collection.” Upen Patil, Clinical Data Manager at XDx.

Main Energie and their integrator the OutSystems’ Solutions Delivery team for the EMS project – an Integrated CRM, billing, message exchange, portfolio management and reporting tool, delivered in 30 weeks through 6 sprints.

  • Quote: “The Agile Platform is a perfect match to our need for business agility. Speed, flexibility and the Agile development approach have allowed us to rapidly deliver high impact business applications that can react to our changing business needs. I give the OutSystems technology and delivery team a rating of 9 out of 10!" Andries Schilt, Operations Officer at Main Energie.

RWE and their integrator Atos Orgin for the Tiger project, a gas portfolio management system including contract & capacity management, and forecasting of supply, capacity and demand. Delivered in 14 weeks through 6 sprints.

  • Quote: “The Gas Portfolio Management application was implemented over a period of three months which was only possible with the OutSystems’ Agile Platform and methodology. Their way of sharing information, processing activities and reviewing project deliverables with key users of RWE NL was instrumental to the success of this project.” Perry van de Goorberg, Project Manager at RWE.
  • Quote: “The OutSystems environment provides the team members with a full supporting toolset to work in an agile environment. By delivering lots of small releases and a specific tuning sprint, the business remains very involved in the development of their new system. This leads to a smooth adoption of the system and a satisfied customer.” Hans ten Berge, Principle Consultant at Atos Orgin.

OK! teleseguros and their integrator Keep It Simple for the Sales Platform and Home Insurance project - delivered in 13 weeks through 3 sprints.

  • Quote: “This project was a true success as it exceeded the business’s expectations in terms of objectives achieved and above all business benefits. The Agile Platform and methodology allowed the business to engage the development team and see the immediate impact and results of all project changes and decisions." Sérgio Carvalho, Marketing and Product Director at OK! teleseguros.

OutSystems' Supporting Quote

“At OutSystems, we believe the best way to deliver web business applications that truly meet the needs of business is to employ Agile methodologies and philosophies”, said Mike Jones, agile evangelist and Vice President of Marketing for OutSystems. “The Agility Award program is our way to further champion and promote Agile practices by recognizing the teams and organizations who have successfully delivered Agile projects.”

Supporting Resources

To learn more about the Agility Award program and the projects that have won an Agility Award visit www.outsystems.com/company/agility-awards/.

About OutSystems

OutSystems provides the Agile Platform, the first unified solution based on Agile methodologies, to address the full life cycle of delivering and managing web business applications. Companies use the Agile Platform to integrate, assemble, deploy and manage applications on-time and on-budget—delivering business value within weeks versus months or years. Since it was first introduced in 2001, the OutSystems Agile Platform has been used in over 4000 IT environments across 138 countries.

For additional information, please visit: https://www.outsystems.com or send an email to info@outsystems.com.

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