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OutSystems Announces the Appointment of John Kinzer, HubSpot CFO, to the Board of Directors

London – 13th December, 2017 - OutSystems, provider of the number one platform for low-code development, today announced that John Kinzer, CFO at HubSpot, has been appointed to its board of directors. This latest announcement, along with the company’s record growth and previous appointments of accomplished executives such as Tom Schodorf, former CRO of Splunk to the board and Bill Macaitis, former CMO of Slack and Zendesk as an advisor, underscores the growing momentum at OutSystems.
 
“OutSystems continues to lead the low-code software revolution and see unprecedented demand in the market resulting in outstanding growth,” said Paulo Rosado, CEO of OutSystems. “John has had a very accomplished career driving scale and growth for notable software companies. We’re excited he’s joining at this important stage in our company’s growth. He has a wealth of experience which will be valuable given the tremendous market opportunity that lies ahead.”
 
John Kinzer brings over two decades of financial leadership experience, including more than 15 years leading Software as a Service (SaaS) companies. He currently is the CFO at HubSpot, a leading CRM, marketing, sales, and customer experience platform, where he manages finance, accounting and security operations. He played a key role in HubSpot's initial public offering in 2014, as well as in leading the recent $400 million dollar convertible bond offering.
 
Prior to HubSpot, John Kinzer served as CFO for Blackboard, Inc., a leading SaaS company in the education space. He played a critical role in the company’s IPO in 2004, in growing the business to over $500 million in revenue, and in the take-private transaction to Providence Equity Partners. John Kinzer serves on the Founder’s Circle of the Apex Systems Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Virginia Tech, and has been a finalist for both the Washington, DC and Boston CFO of the Year award.
 
“OutSystems has experienced tremendous business momentum and is on an impressive growth trajectory,” said John Kinzer. “Growing evidence of success can be seen in the industry recognition and its highly engaged customer base. I’m looking forward to joining the team and helping OutSystems as they continue to scale and execute on their long-term growth strategy.”
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 http://www.outsystems.com/, or follow us on Twitter @OutSystems or LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/outsystems. Explore careers at OutSystems.

OutSystems Named a Leader in G2 Crowd’s Low-Code Development Platforms Grid Report

Sixth Report in Past Two Years Ranks OutSystems in Highest Category for Low-Code Platforms
London – 11th December, 2017OutSystems, the number one low-code platform for application development, was named a Leader in the G2 Crowd Low-Code Development Platforms Grid report, with the highest ranking for both customer satisfaction and market presence. OutSystems is ranked highest among 15 vendors and is the Leader for the small business, mid-market and enterprise categories.
G2 Crowd rates platforms algorithmically based on data sourced from product reviews and data aggregated from online sources and social networks. To qualify for inclusion in the low-code development platform category, products must generate source code as a base for customisation, allow developers to customise HTML markup and source code, and integrate with databases, web services, or APIs to connect data.
Of the users who reviewed OutSystems, 100 percent rated OutSystems four or five stars, and 100 percent of users believe the platform is heading in the right direction. Furthermore, 94 percent of users said they would likely recommend OutSystems to others.
In fact, one user described OutSystems “as a platform to produce mobile and web apps” for Android and iOS that’s incredibly easy to use. Another user stated that they have “been migrating many ‘old’ applications to Outsystems,” which has been very helpful for adapting to their business needs. Many additional users cited OutSystems as “easy to use” with fast “delivery speed,” which help developers see quality results quickly and efficiently.
This is the sixth report to name OutSystems a Leader in the last two years. Most recently, in October, OutSystems was named a leader by Forrester in The Forrester Wave™: Low-Code Development Platforms For AD&D Pros, Q4 2017.
Gartner also recognised OutSystems as a leader in its Magic Quadrant for Enterprise High-Productivity Application Platform as a Service (hpaPaaS) 2017 and its Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms 2017.
“Our platform was architected from the start to address any kind of custom application development needed with a low-code approach,” said Paulo Rosado, CEO of OutSystems. “For this reason, we have very high customer satisfaction as our platform can support a wide range of application development needs.”
“The platform’s tooling to support professional AD&D teams is excellent — broad in application and portfolio management, platform and security administration, and development-process management and deep in troubleshooting and performance management. OutSystems’ strengths make it an oft-mentioned choice and contribute to its high growth rate and expanding roster of customers,” the authors stated in the Forrester report.
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 at https://www.linkedin.com/company/outsystems. Explore careers at OutSystems.

123FormBuilder Launches New and Improved Form Builder

Formerly 123ContactForm, 123FormBuilder launches a next-generation form builder and a new name reflecting its breadth of form-building capabilities
Timisoara, Romania – December 4, 2017 – 123FormBuilder today announced its relaunch under a new name as well as a completely rebuilt next-generation form-builder product with a new interface and capabilities. Formerly 123ContactForm, the company is changing its name to better reflect the breadth of form-building services it provides. The new product, a friendly and intuitive form editor, enables users to create complex layouts in a simple drag-and-drop interface that feels as easy as assembling blocks.
123FormBuilder’s new state-of-the-art editor, built with the latest technologies, incorporates a decade of customer feedback and industry innovations. A beautiful new full-screen interface shows real-time form previews and gives users a true “what you see is what you get” form-building experience. When it comes to structure, users now have complete control over the alignment and individual width of label and inputs and can create responsive forms that adapt to any tablet or mobile screen.
The new editor processes form rules up to 100 times faster and adds several other powerful features, including sophisticated workflows. The updated tool also enables 123FormBuilder engineers to introduce new features faster, so customers can count on getting cutting-edge features quickly.
“When we started our company back in 2008, our objective was to provide a simple way to create online forms. Ten years later, we're so much more than a contact form builder, and we feel like we have outgrown the name 123ContactForm because our users can create all types of web forms, surveys and workflows with our platform,” said Florin Cornianu, CEO, 123FormBuilder. “Our new name preserves our essence but also incorporates the full spectrum of what our product is capable of, which is the ability to easily create highly complex forms without any knowledge of code. The forms are highly adaptable in terms of structure, perform complex tasks faster and have room for complete personalization in terms of appearance.”
Founded 10 years ago as 123ContactForm, 123FormBuilder has more than 1.7 million users who have built 2.8 million forms which gathered 88 million submissions, making it one of the leading form-building tools available today. As the company has grown, it’s added innovative new features, including enterprise level security, speed and advanced rules processing, that help all kinds of organizations grow.
About 123FormBuilder
123FormBuilder is a friendly and intuitive form building platform that helps users collect data, create workflows and generate results. From data collection forms to complex workflows, the form suite covers all user touch points, delivering valuable data to existing applications.
With 123FormBuilder anyone can create from simple to complex forms or surveys and start collecting data within minutes. It is the right tool for individuals, but also for small businesses and large enterprises.
Founded in 2008, in Timisoara, Romania, 123FormBuilder is among the 5 top form builders in the world used by a wide diversity of businesses and institutions. For more information, visit http://www.123formbuilder.com, read our blog or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Media Contact:
Irina Bucurenciu
123FormBuilder
irina.bucurenciu@123formbuilder.com 

OutSystems Leads Low-Code Innovation Again With First-Ever Visual Debugger for Mobile Apps

With the ability to visually debug code running on mobile platforms, developers now get the benefits of low-code throughout the entire development lifecycle
London - 30th November, 2017 - OutSystems, provider of the number one platform for low-code development, today announced that it has released the first-ever low-code visual debugger, providing a seamless experience for troubleshooting code-whether it is running server-side or on a mobile device.
Low-code development platforms help organisations innovate and drive digital transformation by enabling teams to deliver solutions 10 times faster than traditional coding. A critical part of an organisation’s digital portfolio is creating new mobile experiences that take advantage of the latest device capabilities, along with complex business logic and support for offline data synchronisation patterns. However, the current state of the art for debugging these sophisticated mobile apps is anything but low-code.
Current best practices for debugging mobile apps, even those built with a low-code platform, involve a complicated series of plug-in installations, configuration settings, and scripts. If these are executed correctly, the developer is then expected to debug the app running on the device by stepping through code with complex developer tools. This process is often beyond the capability of the average developer.
Global analyst firm Gartner predicts “the growth of the MADP market to pick up at a rate of about 18% in 2017, and show a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of between 15% and 17% between 2018 and 2021,” as noted in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Mobile App Development Platforms, June 2017.* Gartner further states that “increasingly, MADPs are adding support for wearables, chatbots, virtual personal assistants (VPAs) and conversational UI endpoints through the same services and APIs they create and orchestrate for mobile apps and web.”
These capabilities enrich the experience for the user, but create further complexity for the developer.
By providing a consistent low-code experience whether you are debugging server-side code or a complex mobile app with offline data synchronisation patterns and native device integration, OutSystems solves two major challenges. First, the same low-code skillset can be used to create and troubleshoot any type of application, providing teams with more resourcing options for projects. Second, with low-code, the knowledge transfer times are significantly decreased, reducing the risk of critical mobile initiatives.
“Today, we set a new bar for developers struggling to debug code running on mobile devices. To provide organisations with a low-code approach for building rich mobile experiences, but then expect them to resort to complex developer tools when it is time to debug them, completely defeats the purpose of a low-code platform,” said Gonçalo Borrêga, Head of Product at OutSystems. “We see developers modeling complex interactions and logic that runs on the device, taking advantage of native capabilities. By providing a seamless and visual debugging experience, whether the code is running on an iPhone, Android, or server-side, we ensure teams get the benefits of low-code throughout the entire development lifecycle.”
*Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Mobile App Development Platforms,” Jason Wong, Van L. Baker, Adrian Leow, Marty Resnick, 12 June 2017.
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 at https://www.linkedin.com/company/outsystems. Explore careers at OutSystems.

OneLife's year-end digital fireworks!

Once upon a digital year... OneLife gears up for the future with delivery of 2017 transformation roadmap - and more to come for 2018 
LUXEMBOURG, 22 November 2017 - In 2016, OneLife embarked on a digital transformation journey making it one of the early movers in an area where man and machine are increasingly interacting to improve customer experience. Since then, a number of initiatives have been delivered as per the roadmap, with still more to follow in the coming months and others in the proof of concept stage due for early 2018.
Launching its Digital Days in June 2017 to fully engage employees in the transformation process, the firm’s Digital Days Breakfast on 30th November is the opportunity to highlight the year’s achievements and set out the initiatives to come. Employees across departments at OneLife are involved in implementing digital innovation to improve the experience of partners and clients and in so doing learn the techniques which will allow them to compete in tomorrow’s world.
Training and development at OneLife has also gone digital with the introduction in September of the Lynda.com learning platform from LinkedIn. This tool, offering over 10,000 e-courses, actively encourages employees to learn on a regular basis across all disciplines with certification awarded to acknowledge completion.
As Marc Stevens, OneLife CEO, says: “At OneLife, Digital is part of our DNA! The intelligent interaction of man and machine means a simpler, faster and easier everyday experience for our partners, clients and employees. Our digital transformation continues - we’ve implemented a large number of value-add initiatives this year and many more are to come next year”.
ONCE UPON A DIGITAL YEAR - WHAT’S BEEN DONE?
Data aggregation
OneLife worked closely with Harvest, the leader in France in data aggregation, to offer their mutual independent financial advisors in France this new service, the advantage of which is to provide an overall view of portfolio positions for each of their clients. This initiative is part of a comprehensive digital approach to which other data aggregation initiatives will be added. OneLife is now able to fully support the Penelop format so allowing them to extend their partnership with other market aggregators over the coming weeks. In addition, OneLife recently put a B2B service in place enabling partners to log on in real time to the platform to view all the information available on their respective portfolio.
The project was delivered in record time thanks to the particularly fruitful collaboration between OneLife and Harvest enabling the new flows to be taken on to further extend the integration of the Luxembourg contracts in O2S. Making the flows available is part of a legal and technical mechanism which guarantees integrity and confidentiality of the personal data (data masking, secure file transfer protocol, cryptographic communication, authentication key, etc.).
http://www.harvest.fr/
Automation of standard processes
Identifying the stages in a well-mapped process which can be done just as well by automated means - and even enhanced in terms of time, accuracy and reporting - is a key area of the firm’s focus. The automation of parts of the OneLife service workspace is just one example. Generating automatic emails to confirm transactions, request missing documentation and manage life policies effectively leaves the company’s Customer Services team with more time on their hands to deal with more complex live customer queries - and so better manage the relationships with their valued partners and clients.
ONCE UPON A DIGITAL YEAR - WHAT’S JUST AROUND THE CORNER?
A number of other digital initiatives are due for release in the coming weeks.
For the 2017 year-end portfolio statements, the firm is putting in place Dematerialisation, a process which allows the policyholder and his intermediary to view statements directly on the firm’s secure portal, youroffice yourassets instead of in paper form by post. The pdf may be downloaded and stored as appropriate for future reference. The dematerialised statement has the same legal value as the paper form. Efficiency, security and speed are all watchwords of this new paperless process.
Accelerating the client on-boarding process through the automation of KYC and AML checks has been through the test-drive stage at OneLife and is about to be launched. RegTech, or Regulation Technology as it is widely known, provides the Compliance team with a powerful technology tool to run the checks and then revert with a recommendation. The team can then intervene to run further checks and/or on-board the clients so significantly speeding up the process from the days when all stages were manual. OneLife partnered with KYCTech, a Luxembourg start-up company, to establish a Proof of Concept for the platform. The service will be implemented in February.
OneLife launched the OneLife OneApp for its partners in Belgium in 2016. It was then made available to the rest of its partner base in August 2017. The next step is to offer it to all OneLife clients from December. The App offers real-time access to portfolios on-line in a secure environment, as well as the ability to track operations and outstanding items. OneLife partners and clients can be sure that their portfolios move with them and are accessible 24/7!
As the final piece in the digitalisation of its on-boarding and service offering, OneLife will introduce an electronic signature capability in the first quarter 2018. The new service will allow partners and clients with access to youroffice, yourassets to sign digitally, eliminating the time-consuming process of physical signatures on switches and top-ups in a first phase and other operations in later stages.
ONCE UPON A DIGITAL YEAR - WHAT’S FOR NEXT YEAR?
OneLife is also innovating in the area of RPA (Robotic Process Automation). A number of Bots have been launched in 2017 and are already serving the business. A larger scale deployment is planned for 2018.
 
As a digital front-runner, OneLife is using its internal AGILE approach to identify and implement change across the organisation fast. From concept to delivery, the firm’s digital transformation is not just a promise but a reality.
>> To learn more, https://www.onelife.eu.com/blog/onelifes-year-end-digital-fireworks/
For more information please contact:
Christophe Regnault
Digital Marketing Manager
OneLife
T: +352 45 67 30 4363
E: christophe.regnault@onelife.eu.com
Michele Nerantzis
Marketing Communication Manager
OneLife
T: +352 45 67 30 4316
E: michele.nerantzis@onelife.eu.com
About OneLife
OneLife exists to overturn conventional attitudes to life assurance. As a specialist in this area with over 25 years’ experience, we develop cross-border financial planning solutions for Ultra High Net Worth, High Net Worth, and High Affluent clients across Europe and beyond.
Whether it’s a question of long-term savings, inheritance planning, or simply understanding how to better manage your wealth, we are dedicated to providing sophisticated, compliant and innovative solutions that are crafted to suit each individual and their evolving needs.
Together with a solid network of select partners - including private banks, family offices and independent financial advisors - our dynamic team of international experts offer a fresh approach that helps understand and anticipate the needs of wealthy clients in a world of change.
With €5bn in assets under management, OneLife is owned by J.C. Flowers & Co - one of the leading investment firms in the international finance industry.
http://www.onelife.eu.com/