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OutSystems Launches the First App Intelligence Solution for Low-Code Development Platforms

OutSystems Insights gives development teams instant visibility into application usage, engagement, and satisfaction.
LONDON — 17th July 2018 — OutSystems today announced the Early Access Program for OutSystems Insights, a new low-code solution that answers the business questions around application usage, engagement, and customer satisfaction.
The first solution of its kind, OutSystems Insights gives organisations that are moving at the increased speed afforded by low-code the visibility and decision support they need to continuously improve and prioritise current and future application development efforts. OutSystems Insights continuously gathers vital performance metrics, such as contextual usage trends and patterns, engagement, and user satisfaction levels, along with real-time feedback, across the entire portfolio of applications.
“Agile development teams need to make iterative updates to applications, often weekly, based on feedback from many sources,” said OutSystems CEO Paulo Rosado. “OutSystems Insights is a revolutionary way to take release-by-release success and value metrics and quickly make informed decisions for those updates that best align with the organisation’s business priorities and IT resources.”
In early testing, OutSystems Insights actively monitored more than 150 live applications. Customers using Insights quickly began gathering meaningful data across their application portfolio. And Insights dashboards provided at-a-glance updates, detailed trends, and information for quick analysis and planning.
Randstad CIO Goncalo Vilhena commented on their experience using OutSystems Insights in early testing. “With OutSystems Insights we had real-time feedback in the first 48 hours, and we were able to take action and make impactful changes to our applications,” said Vilhena.
With quantifiable data highlighting the impacts of applications and systems, CXOs can better communicate the value IT brings to the organisation. OutSystems Insights helps customers understand which systems offer the most value to both the user and the business, helps IT prioritise valuable resources, and ultimately, makes IT and the business more successful.
This announcement delivers on CEO Paulo Rosado’s promise of R&D innovation, which was detailed in this recent blog article outlining his plans for the company’s $360M funding round from investors KKR and Goldman Sachs.
Learn more about the OutSystems Insights Early Access Program and sign up to participate on our website.
Read more about OutSystems Insights on our Blog.
About OutSystems
Thousands of customers worldwide trust OutSystems, the number one low-code platform for rapid application development. Engineers with an obsessive attention to detail crafted every aspect of the OutSystems platform to help organisations build enterprise-grade apps and transform their business faster. OutSystems is the only solution that combines the power of low-code development with advanced mobile capabilities, enabling visual development of entire applications that easily integrate with existing systems. Visit us at www.outsystems.com, or follow us on Twitter @OutSystems or LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/outsystems.

OutSystems Announces Low-Code Platform Solution for Microsoft Azure Marketplace

London, UK - 11th July, 2018 - OutSystems, provider of a leading platform for low-code rapid application development, today announced a new solution template for OutSystems in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. This new template makes it easier to combine the speed of OutSystems low-code rapid application development with the resilience, advanced services, and global scale of Microsoft Azure, thus allowing organisations to easily build digital solution factories to accelerate their digital transformation and drive innovation.
The OutSystems Low-Code Platform Solution Template for Microsoft Azure Marketplace extends the range of business and technical benefits organisations have enjoyed building on OutSystems and deploying to the Azure environment.
The streamlined solution tightens the links between the two environments, providing direct integration with Azure Active Directory and Azure SQL Database for enhanced security and performance. It also speeds up the deployment and set-up of OutSystems on top of Azure, enables integration with many advanced Azure services, and boosts reliability by offering auto-scaling of the OutSystems platform. OutSystems accelerates the application delivery speed by a factor of 5-10X, and Azure provides a robust foundation for those applications.
“To drive digital transformation, customers need a cloud stack that can deliver apps in an agile, efficient manner,” said Bob Wilson, Vice President, Global Channel Sales and Alliances at OutSystems. “This new solution template makes it easier than ever to build secure, scalable, enterprise-wide apps combining the speed of low-code development with the resilience and geographical reach of the Azure cloud.”
Strengthening the OutSystems-Azure integration enables a host of business benefits, including offering quicker time to market for organisations delivering new business services running on Azure. Using the solution template, organisations can respond better to market changes and pursue low-cost, low-risk moves to deliver more innovation in the business.
“We’re excited to see OutSystems launch their solution template on Microsoft Azure Marketplace, making it easy for customers to achieve digital transformation,” said Sajan Parihar, Director, Microsoft Azure Platform at Microsoft Corp. “Azure Marketplace offers world-class quality experiences from global trusted partners with solutions tested to work seamlessly with Azure.”
Joint customers can also improve customer satisfaction through the delivery of higher-quality and better-performing apps and enhance innovation in application solutions leveraging Azure services.
About OutSystems
Thousands of customers worldwide trust OutSystems, the number one low-code platform for rapid application development. Engineers with an obsessive attention to detail crafted every aspect of the OutSystems platform to help organisations build enterprise-grade apps and transform their business faster. OutSystems is the only solution that combines the power of low-code development with advanced mobile capabilities, enabling visual development of entire applications that easily integrate with existing systems. Visit us at http://www.outsystems.com/, or follow us on Twitter @OutSystems or LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/outsystems.

OutSystems Low-Code Platform Wins Third Consecutive CODiE Award

26th June, 2018 – London, UK -- OutSystems today announced it has been named the Best Mobile Development Solution of 2018 as part of the annual SIIA CODiE Awards. CODiE Award recipients are companies producing the most innovative businesses technology products around the world.
“Winning this CODiE for the third consecutive year is recognition of the depth and breadth of expertise OutSystems has in low-code application development for mobile and web apps,” said Steve Rotter, CMO at OutSystems. “The fact that CODiE Awards are the only peer-reviewed industry awards validates what our customers are telling us: that OutSystems is the fastest and most comprehensive platform to create, deploy, change, and manage custom mobile and web applications, across all devices.”
The road to winning the Best Mobile Development Solution category is a two-part judging process. The initial round of judging to determine the finalists involves peer SIIA member judges from companies such as Cisco, Accenture, JPMorgan Chase, Google, and many others. Each solution is scored on features and functionalities such as deployment and update agility, the range of platforms supported, usability, and more. In the second round of scoring, SIIA members vote on the finalists, and their scores are combined with the finalist score to determine the winners of each of the CODiE’s 51 categories.
For web and mobile application development, OutSystems is the only low-code development platform with advanced mobile features, pixel-perfect UX, easy integration with any system, secure offline capabilities, and one-click deployment. So whether building an enterprise-grade, business-to-consumer app or a complex field service solution, it can all be done with the speed and agility today’s developer teams and consumers demand.
In addition to this being the third consecutive CODiE win for OutSystems, the company was recently ranked a Leader by Gartner in its 2018 High Productivity Application Platform as a Service Magic Quadrant, for the second consecutive year, and also a Leader in the Forrester Wave for Low-Code Mobile Development. OutSystems recently announced that it has closed a $360M investment from KKR and Goldman Sachs, two investment legends representing nearly 200 years of successful investing in technology and other profitable business sectors.
OutSystems would like to thank the SIIA, its members, and this year’s judges, along with all of our customers who make this possible.
See this year’s complete list of CODiE Awards winners here: http://www.siia.net/codie/2018-Winners
About OutSystems
Thousands of customers worldwide trust OutSystems, the number one low-code platform for rapid application development. Engineers with an obsessive attention to detail crafted every aspect of the OutSystems platform to help organisations build enterprise-grade apps and transform their business faster. OutSystems is the only solution that combines the power of low-code development with advanced mobile capabilities, enabling visual development of entire application portfolios that easily integrate with existing systems. Visit us at www.outsystems.com, or follow us on Twitter @OutSystems or LinkedIn. Explore careers at OutSystems.

Appetite for apps outstrips capacity to develop them in UK businesses

OutSystems latest State of Application Development report highlights challenges for businesses developing apps in the UK
19th June 2018 - London, UK - UK businesses are at risk of experiencing an “app crunch” as fierce demand for apps meets a developer skills shortage and a lack of investment in customer-facing tools, according to the latest State of Application Development report from OutSystems, the global leader in low-code rapid application development.
The 2018 global research report examines the challenges faced, development priorities and acceleration strategies of IT teams worldwide, putting the spotlight on critical issues.
Five key findings defining the UK market
  • Demand for Apps is booming: demand for apps in the UK is higher than the global average, with 45% of UK IT professionals stating they will develop more than 10 apps in 2018 (compared with 42% globally) and 14% aiming to deliver more than 100 apps this year (compared with 10% globally).
  • Backlogs are a significant problem: 61% of UK organisations report a backlog in app development with 17% having more than 10 apps behind schedule.
  • The skills shortage is more acute in the UK: 67% of UK respondents had hired web or mobile developers in the past year with 87% of those surveyed reporting difficulties in hiring the right talent, compared with an average of 80% reporting difficulties globally.
  • Lack of investment in customer-facing tools: while UK businesses are prioritising the development of customer-facing applications over internal business apps, they are less than half as likely as their global counterparts to have invested in customer-centric tools such as customer journey mapping, design thinking and lean UX. This will limit their ability to deliver compelling, customer-focused apps.
  • The UK is behind the curve in low-code adoption: the UK lags the rest of the world in adopting low code, with only 24% of organisations using rapid application development systems/platforms, compared with 34% globally.
Nick Pike, Vice-President UK & Ireland at OutSystems commented: “Demand for apps in the UK is clearly booming, but our survey indicates that the availability of developer talent and investment in customer-centric tools are not keeping pace. As demand outstrips supply the app development crunch will bite. This means backlogs are likely to increase resulting in frustration among UK businesses as they face delays in digital transformation programmes. They need to think strategically about investing in the tools that can accelerate app development, boost the productivity of developers and help them develop the kinds of customer-facing apps that they want to build.”
Worldwide, the survey found robust evidence that low code adoption has crossed the chasm and is becoming a mainstream approach to meeting the challenges of swift, agile and controlled app development among the “early majority”. 34% of businesses said that they were already using low-code and a further 9% plan to do so. The growth potential in the low-code market is underlined by OutSystems recent $360m investment funding round, demonstrating that the sector is set for expansion in the near- to mid-term.
Organisations that are already using low-code reported major benefits and were 21% more likely to describe their organisation as being happy or somewhat happy with the speed of app development and three times more likely to report having no app development backlog. Low-code is also fuelling agile and DevOps, with organisations that are using rapid application development more likely to describe their level of maturity as further advanced than those that do not use it.
Those using low-code also reported better governance of citizen development, being three times more likely to describe it as highly governed than counterparts that don’t use low-code platforms.
Summarising the global picture, Nick Pike comments: “Organisations who are embracing low-code/rapid application development are reaping considerable performance benefits. They are developing faster and more efficiently, with fewer back logs and greater satisfaction overall. As low-code continues to become mainstream we will see more organisations using it as an essential catalyst to power business transformation.”
The OutSystems State of the Application Development Survey was conducted in March 2018. More than 3500 IT professionals in over 116 countries took part.
To download an executive summary of the survey’s key findings please visit: The State of Application Development, 2018
About OutSystems
Thousands of customers worldwide trust OutSystems, the number one low-code platform for rapid application development. Engineers with an obsessive attention to detail crafted every aspect of the OutSystems platform to help organisations build enterprise-grade apps and transform their business faster. OutSystems is the only solution that combines the power of low-code development with advanced mobile capabilities, enabling visual development of entire applications that easily integrate with existing systems. Explore careers at OutSystems, named a Top Cloud Employer by Forbes three years in a row. Visit us at www.outsystems.com, or follow us on Twitter @OutSystems or LinkedIn.

Low-Code Is Trending Up! OutSystems Announces Dates and Keynotes for NextStep Conferences in Boston and Amsterdam

14th June, 2018 – London, UK -- OutSystems today announced the keynote speakers for NextStep 2018, the number one event series focused on low-code and digital transformation. This year’s conferences will take place first in Boston, September 25-27, at the Renaissance Waterfront Hotel, followed by Amsterdam, October 8-9, in the historic Taets Art and Event Park.
OutSystems visionary CEO Paulo Rosado, whose leadership drove the company to a recent valuation of more than $1 billion, will headline this year’s keynotes. Additional keynote speakers for NextStep 2018 include a shortlist of insightful leaders, adept at identifying emerging technology trends and cultivating teams and organisations to unprecedented growth.
 
NextStep Boston keynote speaker, George Blankenship, is widely credited for driving consumer adoption and engagement throughout his career, but notably as an executive at Gap Inc., Apple, and most recently Tesla. In his presentation, Blankenship will share his highly sought-after insights on building--and maintaining--brand loyalty and ensuring that organisations remain forward-thinking in evolving markets.
  • Wired Magazine’s executive editor and tech-trend spotter, Jeremy White, keynotes day 2 in Amsterdam. From the Internet of Things to AI, smart homes to smart cities, and flying cars to passenger drones, White has firsthand experience identifying emerging trends, as well as personal contact with the global business leaders driving them.
Complementing a stellar keynote lineup, attendees will have dual content streams to follow:
  • Moving from Strategy to Digital Initiatives: This stream explores the path from ideation to implementation, with panels and stand-alone presentations covering modern agility, APIs, and a look into the future of human AI-assisted development.
  • Modern IT in Practice: For those seeking practical guidance on emerging low-code technologies and methods, this stream includes sessions covering modern application methods, microservices, DevOps, and consumer-facing app development.
These streams are in addition to a full schedule of product demos, networking breaks, and the highly anticipated OutSystems Innovation Awards programme, which recognises OutSystems customers who are delivering in truly innovative ways.
After a full day of presentations from futurists and technologists, and networking with more than a thousand CIOs, CTOs, IT leaders, and developers, attendees can take in the sights, sounds, and tastes at this year’s venues. Boston’s Renaissance Waterfront hotel offers unparalleled views of the Seaport District, with more outdoor dining options than anywhere else in the city.
Amsterdam’s Taets Art and Event Park, surrounded by the North Sea Canal, is the perfect marriage of form and function, mirroring the modern design found throughout the city, but in a unique, historic setting.
OutSystems would like to thank NextStep 2018 returning sponsors: Deloitte (Global sponsor), Truewind, Noesis, Do iT Lean, Infosistema, CoolProfs, Glintt, Conclusion, Synobsys, Roff, Inforza, AskBlue, Everis. And welcome to our new sponsor: Tech Mahindra.
Register Today!
Last year’s events sold out, so be sure to register soon. Learn more about this year’s sessions, get venue and travel information, or learn more about this year’s sponsors on our website.
About OutSystems
Thousands of customers worldwide trust OutSystems, the number one low-code platform for rapid application development. Engineers with an obsessive attention to detail crafted every aspect of the OutSystems platform to help organisations build enterprise-grade apps and transform their business faster. OutSystems is the only solution that combines the power of low-code development with advanced mobile capabilities, enabling visual development of entire applications that easily integrate with existing systems. Explore careers at OutSystems, named a Top Cloud Employer by Forbes three years in a row. Visit us at www.outsystems.com, or follow us on Twitter @OutSystems or LinkedIn.