OutSystems and Microsoft Low-Code Pricing Models

OutSystems and Microsoft Low-Code Pricing Models

Companies and Products

OutSystems came from Paulo Rosado’s idea that it would be profitable to move the software development to the outside of companies. The low code environment provided by OutSystems uses the same name and enables companies to develop applications for web and mobile about 7 times faster. OutSystems announced its partnership with Workato in October 2019 but it didn’t mean the automation would be offered as an OutSystems product and it is needed to use a connector to access Workato. New products that have appeared since then were the Case Management ( to empower business processes) and Experience Builder to create prototypes that can be reused to develop systems. However, these last two products are not easy to access. I requested trials as an early adopter since February 2019 and I am still waiting for an answer. To access all options and prices available for OutSystems, use the link here.

Common Data Service: a cloud-based, low-code data service and app platform

Free tier

OutSystems provides a free tier with 100 end-users and the environment can be used forever. Once you sign up you receive an environment with 2GB that can be accessed by url according the name you used to register yourself. It is possible to reuse forge components and publish web and mobile applications and questions on how to solve problems in the tool that can be addressed by OutSystems community.

Payed tier

Control of Microsoft licenses is more complicated when compared to OutSystems. At the time of writing this article, OutSystems basic plan starts at US$ 4,000 per month, billed annually with a maximum number of end-users of 1000. The value will more than double if you remove the limit for end-users.

Conclusion

The initial evaluation says that Microsoft is more expensive than OutSystems but a fair evaluation must be conducted here.

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Luciano Schiavo

Luciano Schiavo

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