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OutSystems Honours 2019 Global Low-Code Innovation Award Winners

London – 4th December, 2019OutSystems honoured the 2019 Low-Code Innovation Awards recipients at its NextStep conference series recently held in Denver and Amsterdam. Winners were named from the Americas, EMEA, and APAC regions and represent a wide variety of industries and innovative low-code use cases.
The OutSystems Innovation Awards recognise, honour, and celebrate the organisations and people that are using OutSystems to make IT dramatically more proactive, productive, and essential to creating business value and driving innovation.
This year’s winners distinguished themselves in their respective categories, displaying unmatched innovation using the OutSystems platform. This year’s Innovation Awards winners and categories are:
Best Digital Transformation
  • BRI Security, with OutSystems partner Phoenix Services
  • Colliers International
  • EDP S.A. - Energias de Portugal 
  • Powerhouse Retail Solutions, with OutSystems partner Do iT Lean 
  • Randon Implementos e Participacoes 
  • Schneider Electric 
Most Innovative Industry Solution
  • Chevron, with OutSystems partner Do iT Lean
  • Fujitsu GPMO, with OutSystems partner Providit 
  • KBC Bank New York, with OutSystems partner Truewind 
  • Mercer Portugal, with OutSystems partner askblue
  • Randstad Brazil, with OutSystems partner Digital Alchimia 
Most Business Impact
  • Banco Santander Consumer Portugal, with OutSystems partner KPMG 
  • GloboSAT 
  • Granger Construction, with OutSystems partner Netlink 
  • Liberty Insurance
  • Obayashi Road Corp., with OutSystems partner BlueMeme 
  • Sispro 
  • ZS Associates, with OutSystems partner Netlink 
Best Use of Emerging Technology
  • Analytics2Go, with OutSystems partner Digital Alchimia 
  • Jeronimo Martins, with OutSystems partner Truewind 
  • Wayne Brothers, with OutSystems partner Do iT Lean 
  • Sys Manager 
Best Legacy Modernization
  • CEABS Servicos 
  • EDP Brasil, with OutSystems partner Mind Source Brasil
  • Prosegur Seguridad, with OutSystems partner Babel 
  • ShawCor, with OutSystems partner Do iT Lean 
  • Surbana Technologies
  • Western Australia Department of Health, with OutSystems partner Kiandra 
Mobile Excellence
  • Astra Credit Companies, with OutSystems partner Ifabula Digital Kreasi 
  • CommunO2 
  • FWD Philippines
  • GEMS Education, with OutSystems partner Enterprise Touch
  • Pathway Vet Alliance, with OutSystems partner Truewind 
Highest Return on Investment
  • Landus Cooperative, with OutSystems partner Persistent Systems 
  • MN Services, with OutSystems partner IG&H 
Best User Experience
  • Lucro, with OutSystems partner Truewind
  • Sompo Seguros 
  • Sakata Seeds, with OutSystems partner CTC
  • Thinkmoney 
Fastest Time to Market
  • JTC Corporation
  • Medtronic, with OutSystems partner Noesis 
  • New York Life, with OutSystems partner Sense Corp 
  • OrthoBanc, with OutSystems partner Do iT Lean 
  • Wheels 
In its eighth year, OutSystems Innovation Awards winners are selected from customers using the OutSystems platform in innovative and digitally transformative ways. This year’s crop of Innovation Awards winners show how using OutSystems can transform businesses and generate unparalleled success.
“Our customers have reinvented their businesses, achieved unprecedented levels of ROI, and are innovating with no limits,” said Carlos Alves, OutSystems Chief Customer Officer. “We are honored to hear these innovative use cases from our customers and recognize companies, partners, and individuals that use our low-code platform to enable enterprises of all sizes to transform their businesses.”
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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 organizations 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 Launches AI Assistant App Development Capability

Smart technology from low-code leader helps professional and citizen developers deliver applications faster
London, UK – 20th November, 2019 – OutSystems, provider of the number one platform for low-code development, today announced that it has embedded AI and machine learning in its software to make building applications even easier and faster for everyone. Designed for IT professionals and business people who develop applications, this AI copilot uses expertise learned from millions of anonymised code and application patterns to suggest the next best action in the development process.
Gartner has predicted that market demand for app development will grow at least five times faster than IT’s capacity to deliver it by the end of this year[1]. In addition, Gartner reports that organisations indicate that IT and business alignment is the top barrier to delivering the application experiences customers expect[2].
Since the announcement of its major AI initiative almost two years ago, OutSystems has been testing and refining methods to infuse AI into its platform to make it easier to bridge the IT and business gap, while further accelerating delivery. The release of the AI-assisted capability makes it possible for IT pros to be more productive while guiding citizen developers through the development process. At any step in the process of defining logic flows, inline suggestions are provided for the next best step.
“For OutSystems and the outsystems.ai R&D group, a future with no limits is one where intelligent tools augment the work of developers and business users. We are striving to make app delivery 100x faster so anyone can deliver robust, high-quality apps of all complexities,” said António Alegria, OutSystems head of artificial intelligence. “By leveraging state-of-the-art AI and machine learning research done in-house and in collaboration with top research institutions, we succeeded in creating an artificial expert that allows them to be more productive and effective. And, we’re just getting started. Look for more to come in 2020.”
OutSystems customers who participated in an early access program for the AI-assisted development capability acknowledge significant real-world productivity and skill-building gains.
“I just tried this for the first time, and what used to take five minutes of searching and a lot of mouse movement took about a second. The AI feature guessed exactly what I wanted to do! It is impressive,” said Vincent Koning, software engineer at Royal Boskalis Westminster. “It helps me prevent repetitive strain injury symptoms, and because I use the mouse less, I can continue working for longer periods of time.”
OutSystems partner, ITUp, has been part of the early access program. “There’s a lot of potential here because it saves time! Instead of having to go to multiple places to find what I need and drag-and-drop it to the flow, it’s just two clicks, which is really good,” said Rafaela Valadas, a trainee in the ITUp Turn Up program. “I think the assistant can make a real difference. People will do things faster.” Joana Brito, another trainee in the ITUp Turn Up program, said, “It helps me think and get to the right solution, which sometimes we might not remember.”
For more information about the new OutSystems AI capabilities, read this article with all the details or visit the artificial intelligence page.
[1] “Gartner Says Demand for Enterprise Mobile Apps Will Outstrip Available Development Capacity Five to One”, Gartner Newsroom, Press Release, June 16, 2015.
[2] “Gartner Says the Future of App Development Is Multiexperience”, Gartner Newsroom, Press Release, 4th April, 2019.
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 Recognised by Gartner for Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms

OutSystems among the five highest-scoring vendors for every use case identified by Gartner
LONDON - 15th November, 2019 - OutSystems, provider of the number one low-code application development platform, today announced that Gartner, Inc., the world’s leading information technology and advisory company, has recognised OutSystems in its 2019 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms* report. OutSystems is among the five highest scores for every use case identified by Gartner.
The report examined the capabilities of 19 vendors to meet the needs of organisations in four distinct use cases: citizen development, business unit IT applications, enterprise IT composite applications, and SaaS and ISV Mobile & Web Applications. OutSystems received the highest overall score for SaaS and independent software vendor (ISV) mobile and web applications, the second-highest score for enterprise IT composite applications, and scored within the highest five scores for both citizen development and business unit IT applications.
“We believe this recognition, combined with our placement in the Leaders quadrant in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms, validates our comprehensive approach to low-code development,” said Paulo Rosado, OutSystems Co-Founder and CEO. “But we feel that nothing reflects the value of our platform better than the success our customers are experiencing. They frequently share how OutSystems has helped them modernise aging systems, use cloud applications to become more agile and respond to change, turn small departmental apps into core applications for the enterprise, and deliver omnichannel digital experiences that their customers love. We think these scores from Gartner reflect the innovation our customers are driving in their businesses.”
OutSystems was evaluated across the following nine critical capabilities: no-code development; end-user experience; UX data, logic, and process; back-end data, logic and process; integration capabilities; enterprise IT SDLC support; advanced architecture support; cloud functionality; and enterprise worthiness.
Our low-code platform has helped OutSystems customers achieve unparalleled results like:
  • FWD Insurance launched a new customer-facing app called Tapp in 90 days that has catapulted them from 33rd to 8th largest insurance provider in the Philippines in just four years and features integrated live chat, payment reminders, and fingerprint authentication.
  • EDP built a brand-new core payment collection system from scratch that serves 200 collection agents and has processed 55 million transactions and 6 billion euros.
  • Albert Heijn, part of the international food retail group Ahold Delhaize, consolidated nine core applications into one app that is used in more than 1000 stores by more than 100,000 users and cuts task time by 50 percent.
The OutSystems low-code application development platform gives organisations the freedom to think big and innovate with no limits. It addresses critical issues like the skyrocketing demand for new enterprise applications, aging legacy systems that need to be modernised or replaced, citizen development, field services, and omnichannel digital CX. The platform offers capabilities for enterprise-grade development and full lifecycle management, integration, UI/UX, business logic, data models, web services, and APIs. OutSystems offers access to capabilities such as an advanced web and mobile user experience, B2C solutions, and even batch processing.
According to Gartner, “Low-code application platforms (LCAPs) continue to grow in capability and maturity, addressing more enterprise use cases and providing rapid application delivery with fewer skills to the advantage of businesses everywhere. They are also replacing traditional Java and .NET developments where the requirements do not justify the costs and skills of cloud-native application platforms.”
The Gartner Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms report is intended to help organisations who are evaluating low-code application platforms to create their shortlist. It explains and scores the core features and use cases for low-code application platforms. Read a complimentary copy of the Gartner October 2019 Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms.
*Gartner, Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms, Paul Vincent, Yefim Natis, et al., 17 October 2019.
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OutSystems Launches First-of-Its-Kind Low-Code School to Train New Professional Low-Code Developers

LONDON – 13th November 2019: OutSystems, provider of the number one low-code application development platform, today announced that it has opened the first-ever Low-Code School in the UK, increasing career opportunities for those not currently versed in low-code application development.
Following the success of the OutSystems Low-Code School in Portugal, the free-of-charge course is open to any developer with at least three years of professional experience in web or mobile coding languages. The first series of extra-curricular sessions will be held at the OutSystems London office on weekdays between 25th November and 9th December 2019 in the evenings and will be delivered by a certified OutSystems trainer.
The Low-Code School has been devised to plug the UK coding skills gap. Demand for OutSystems professionals continues to grow exponentially, with an estimated 600 job opportunities for professionals versed in low-code application development available across the country.
OutSystems customers such as the UK’s largest property marketing group FocalAgent, Capita Consulting and Thomas Miller have already endorsed the Low-Code School, identifying it as an ideal way to hire new low-code professionals. The Low-Code School will enable OutSystems to successfully train more than 100 professionals before the end of 2019.
“Being an OutSystems customer has opened up opportunities for Focal to develop applications in a modern and visual manner. The platform challenges traditional mindsets related to software development, preparing Focal for the future of application development,” said Rolf Groenewold, Co-Founder and Managing Director of FocalAgent. “As with any business, the greatest challenge is always talent and the OutSystems initiative to stimulate job creation in the low-code market will help Focal attract a new wave of low-code professionals and continue to innovate and remain the market leader in our segment.”
“We have substantial plans to build the best-in-class OutSystems consulting ecosystem,” said Patrick Gormley, Consulting Services Lead at Capita Consulting. “This process will be streamlined by the OutSystems Low-Code School, which applies a refreshing and effective approach to ensure the best low-code talent doesn’t go unnoticed.”
The course consists of two weeks of OutSystems technology training, with free access to an online Associate Developer Exam upon completion of the course. Completing the exam will increase the marketability of the individual as qualified in low-code and will open the opportunity to meet potential employers within the OutSystems community who are hiring new developers.
“The number of low-code developers in the UK is far outstripped by the requirements of OutSystems customers, who are looking to hire fresh talent to keep up with burgeoning demand,” explains Garry Larner, Regional Director Financial Services and Insurance at OutSystems. “These unprecedented market conditions have led to the creation of the Low-Code School, which is a game-changer in terms of reskilling existing programmers in the way of low-code and the OutSystems platform, opening up new opportunities for those who want to take a different career direction.”
The Low-Code School is part of OutSystems wider corporate strategy to vastly increase the number of professionals skilled in the low-code language. It complements OutSystems global portfolio of online and classroom-based low-code bootcamps, which teach budding developers everything from the low-code basics and how to navigate the OutSystems ecosystem, to advanced application development.
“This Low-Code School has positioned OutSystems as the undisputed leader in educating existing IT professionals in the way of low-code. The demands of our customers and the significant growth of the technology has enabled us to create a new pool of talent and do all we can for those looking to move into application development and design,” adds Larner.
For further information on OutSystems Low-Code School, please contact reskill@outsystems.com. To apply for the free courses, sign-up before 17th November, here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/low-code-school-london-part-time-after-work-registration-80246285801.
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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 Recognised as a 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Multiexperience Development Platforms

Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice Distinction Is Based on Feedback and Ratings From End-User Professionals Who Have Experience Purchasing, Implementing, and/or Using the Product or Service
LONDON, UK — 6th November, 2019OutSystems, provider of the number one platform for low-code rapid application development, today announced that it has been named a 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Multiexperience Development Platforms.
Gartner defines Multiexperience Development Platforms as, “A multi-experience development platform (MXDP) is a product or suite of products that offers professional developers (and potentially including citizen developers) an integrated set of front-end development tools and back-end services that enable scalable development of fit-for-purpose apps across digital touchpoints--including custom mobile apps, responsive web and PWAs, immersive, and conversational app support.”
The Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice Distinction is based on feedback and ratings from end-user professionals with experience purchasing, implementing, and/or using the product or service. To qualify for the Customers’ Choice distinction, vendors must have a product that is aligned to the market, have their overall rating (out of 5 stars) equal to or higher than the mean rating for that market, and meet all of the additional requirements.
OutSystems received 487 reviews, totalling an average of 4.5 out of 5 rating as of Nov. 4, 2019.
“Customer experience is at the heart of competing in today's market,” said Paulo Rosado, CEO and Founder of OutSystems. “Brands have to deliver high-quality, consistent interactions across digital channels or they will be disrupted. This latest recognition shows that our customers value how our platform helps them address the challenge of delivering high-quality, highly personalised omnichannel customer experiences that rival those of the CX leaders.”
Here are several examples of Gartner Peer Insights reviews of OutSystems in the past year.
“It is hard to believe the promise of 10x programming until you start using it and realise that this is not another product: it is the first viable step forward in the evolution of software development as we know it.” Application engineer in the finance industry (Read Review)
“My experience with OutSystems overall has been great. OutSystems is an excellent tool for developing business-ready applications with a fine-tuned user experience. To create the kind of websites I need to create without OutSystems could take an order of magnitude longer and require a lot of research to piece together all the best technologies.” Software engineer in the finance industry (Read Review)
“Create an app in minutes – no joke … I highly recommend due to the quick development, the nice look and feel of screens and quickly transitions high maintenance applications built in other platforms into OutSystems.” Applications specialist in the retail industry (Read Review)
OutSystems customers consistently rate OutSystems highly. OutSystems has also been selected as Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice in Mobile App Development Platforms. Additionally, the company was also a February 2019 Customers’ Choice for Enterprise High-Productivity Application Platform as a Service Software on Gartner Peer Insights.
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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.