As Valuga, we are an OutSystems Elite partner. We have a track record of providing excellent service to multiple OutSystems customers in various fields of business.
With the help of low-code we build mobile and web applications for our clients with a speed incomparable to regular ‘coding’. We use it seamlessly together with our User Experience designers and Big Data team.
The Big Data team, also known as our Innovation team are deep-dive coders or back-end experts who know how to expand on the OutSystems platform providing our customers with the best of both world solutions, low-code combined with innovation such as Big data, Machine learning and IoT.
But all in all, what is OutSystems? Why do we use it? Or even, what is low-code?
There are many questions and we hope to answer them all.
OutSystems is a low-code platform to visually develop your application, integrate with existing systems and add your own code when needed.
Let’s start at the beginning. Low-code. This term is used for more tooling. OutSystems is one of those. It means that you can build an application without the knowledge of a programming language. It visualizes the process and takes away the heavy coding part. With this setup it’s easier for developers and businesses to work together and create the needed solution.
Outsystems is a low-code programming system. It helps developers by creating the code for them. It does this by visualizing the processes. OutSystems itself is built in a coding language .NET, but you don’t have to know it yourself. By allowing development to take place in a visual way, it takes away barriers in regular coding while automatically sticking to some best-practices.
Visualizing all steps for a business goal, also makes it easier to reinterpret it for others. Thanks to this you don’t have to know the programming language thoroughly, although a background in it helps a lot to understand the logic, the way an application is setup and to understand the flow in the visualization.
By using this visual way of development, it speeds up the process and takes away small programming typo’s. For example, an application previously built by 5 programmers in the old-fashioned way versus the low-code way can speed up the development time to up to 6x faster. Aside from speed, OutSystems also has more advantages. The platform including all aspects is also managed for you. In the low-code platform a lot of modular components allow you to build an application quickly and efficiently out of the box and if you ever need something extra, you can always implement it via regular coding with the use of extensions.
It also has some disadvantages, regular coders might experience less flexibility in using OutSystems as opposed to their programming language. If you were to deep-dive in the code and know what you are doing, you could probably improve on it here and there - but this would take more time. Also on the database side, although it can be really flexible and set up right, if you think ahead - you might be able to improve on small parts and increase its performance; but for most of the time, it is not efficient to do this yourself.
The market for low-code application development is growing exponentially. OutSystems is used worldwide to develop innovative business applications for desktop, tablet and mobile devices.
We provide a wide range of OutSystems Development expertise to build the application you need. Our low-code developers are skilled in web and mobile applications, Architecture, Support engineering, Versioning control, Security and even project management skills like Scrum Masters or UX/UI Design.
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As mentioned before, there are multiple advantages to using OutSystems. This can be split up from different point of views, the developers advantage and the business advantage.
On this side, next to not needing in depth knowledge over every line of code. You can more easily control certain heavy points. OutSystems provides a whole ecosystem in which you can start to build. This starts with setting up a DTAP-street (development, testing, acceptance and production environment), in which you have all checks against bugs before going live.
It helps with version control, maintenance and debugging, user control and more. Even the easy to plugin extensions and the need to build customized parts, by still truly coding parts yourself, gives all the flexibility needed.
To sum up some of the perks are:
Responsiveness, Cross-platform, Native, React, Web-based, Cloud and On-premise, Integrations, Security & roles control, database architecture, Privacy implementation, reuse of components, versioning, performance and UI-implementation.
By creating a flexible layer that can easily be maintained and walked through with a developer, the technical dependency, leaning too much on the knowledge of one developer, becomes less. This brings us to the business perks.
For businesses the advantages are speed, use and understandability. Control over multiple sectors like, security, users and their roles and reusable parts; gives a continuance across systems that will improve acceptance and use.
As stated before, understandability of the app by passing on knowledge and visualized flows is easier than painstakingly going over lines of code. Risk of leaning too much on one developer is lower, someone else can easily pick it up.
It is highly compatible with the agile environment in which the IT-sector often operates, even if your or someone else's business doesn’t use agile methodologies.
Gartner and Forrester both named OutSystems a leader in Mobile Application Platform and High-Productivity Application Platform as a Service (aPaaS) Magic Quadrant for being the fastest and most comprehensive way to create, deploy, change, and manage custom mobile and web applications.
What does that mean? It says that OutSystems is a mature low-code system. There are many more on the market, but OutSystems has a strong background, continuously improved upon and already imbedded in many industries in a wide variety, due to its maturity and stability. It is one of the leaders in the world of low-code.
OutSystems brings many advantages to build a system, but ultimately you want to know, when does this come in handy? The answer is change. The pivotal moment when the business wishes to change their current way of working, will demand control and flexibility - this is the moment to start with OutSystems, where you can henceforth grow and increase use and development, using continuous increments to improve on what you learn along the way.
From business-to-consumer mobile banking or customer loyalty apps to business-to-business and business-to employee field services or sales apps, OutSystems accelerates the delivery of great experiences.
OutSystems is used worldwide, in many types of industries. It is intended for many purposes, when change is needed. It is not for gaming but for business applications in a cross-media landscape to be created with a beautiful design. To learn more if this fits your industry, we recommend reading about companies who paved the road ahead of you. You can find them and more information on the OutSystems website
Outsystems is a lowcode programming system. It helps developers by creating the code for them. It does this by visualizing the processes. This way, the process speeds up from the old way of developing by a factor N. Due to its many advantages it is used by many different type of businesses across a multitude of industries. OutSystems has the flexibility and maturity to handle the wide variety. When you want to change the IT-landscape, modernize and improve on it, the best start is with OutSystems.
That all, is the reason Valuga chooses to use OutSystems. With our high Expert OutSystems ratio, we improve on it with the help of our big data innovation team on the backend, while bringing the best experience for users on the front thanks to our User Experience designers.
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