OutSystems Announces New Agility Award Winners

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

San Ramon, 13th April, 2010

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

The winning companies are Waterfield Technologies, TNT Express and their systems integrator COOLProfs, and Turismo de Portugal and their systems integrator Normatica.

The 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 and 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

Waterfield Technologies Online Banking Real Time Account Creation & Funding Project: Waterfield Technologies used the OutSystems Agile Platform to develop an application for the real time collection, vetting, funding and opening of accounts for a bank, credit union or other financial services provider. The system interfaces with five external databases and systems for immediate online processing of bank accounts as a result of online or direct mail marketing. The application allows the bank to quickly convert interested prospects into bank customers by simplifying the traditional application process used by many banks which often results in hours of offline processing and review and days of customer delay. Delivered in 12 weeks in 4 sprints.
“Utilizing OutSystems’ Agile Platform and the agile methodology allowed a broader range of participants from the bank’s perspective to be involved in the development process, thereby creating a more effective application once it reached production. Being able to rapidly respond to unforeseen obstacles and the rapidly evolving fraud landscape was essential in the development of this system. Our ability to continue to evolve the application and respond to business change is a testament to the overall effectiveness of the Agile Platform.“ – John Marino, president of Waterfield Technologies.

TNT Express and their systems integrator, COOLProfs, for the GARD project: The GUARD project provides a structured working environment that streamlines and enhances business retention and the development of TNT’s portfolio of global customers. GARD will play a key role in securing TNT’s Global Accounts revenue, which accounts for around 20 percent of the total TNT Express revenue. GARD will also ensure that the global resource pool of contract managers shares best practices and focuses its efforts on the most important issues. Delivered in seven 7 weeks and three 3 sprints.
“The Agile methodology, employed by COOLProfs to build GARD, allowed they system’s key stakeholders, Contract Managers at TNT Global Account Management, to fully participate in the development of a tool which enables them to pool their extensive knowledge and experience towards supporting the key business processes; facilitating account retention and development.” - Hugo Koppelaars, solutions and commercial global account management director at TNT Express.

 Turismo de Portugal and their systems integrator, Normatica, for the School Management System project: The SIMPLEX School Management System is a next generation school management solution providing an interactive community portal for stakeholders (management, administration, teachers and students) to enhance the efficiency of school administration and improve resource optimization. The platform covers a school’s diverse operations including Student Management, Class Management, Trainer Management, Course Management, School Facility Management, Meal Plan Management, Scholarship Management and Student Application Management. Delivered in 20 weeks in 6 sprints.
“The agile methodology has enabled great stakeholder alignment and has reduced the traditional distrust that exists in technology projects following a waterfall model. The new School Platform has simplified the administration processes at 17 different Schools of Hospitality and Tourism allowing the staff to focus on excellent education.” - Hugo Sousa, IT Director at Turismo de Portugal.

OutSystems' Supporting Quote

“This quarter’s winning applications show the speed and agility that can be obtained using the Agile Platform,” said Mike Jones, agile evangelist and vice president of marketing at OutSystems.

About OutSystems

OutSystems’ Agile Platform is used by IT teams around the world to rapidly develop and manage flexible web applications and business processes using agile methodologies. The integrated platform unifies the two life-cycles of application development and business process management within a single, powerful environment—enabling the automation of business processes and delivery of flexible web applications that are built for continuous change.
Companies use the Agile Platform to integrate, develop, deploy, monitor and change web apps and business processes—delivering business value in weeks rather than months or years.
Introduced in 2001, with over 6,500 installations, OutSystems’ Agile Platform has been honored with multiple CODiE and JOLT awards and is supported by an active community of more than 1,700 developers, 500 certified practitioners and over 50 implementation partners. Its free Community Edition is also available at https://www.outsystems.com/download.

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