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Empowering The Power of Low-Code with OutSystems Platform

January 9, 2024
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Low-code development represents a paradigm shift, offering a visual and intuitive approach to application development that minimizes the traditional reliance on extensive coding. This democratization of development empowers a broader spectrum of professionals, including business users and non-developers, to actively participate in the creation of robust and scalable applications. 

As we navigate through the capabilities of OutSystems, it becomes apparent how this platform stands as a catalyst for innovation, efficiency, and agility in the ever-evolving realm of software engineering. This blog delves into the profound impact of low-code development, exploring how OutSystems empowers organizations to accelerate their digital transformation journey.

Understanding Low-code and OutSystems Platform

Low-code technology is a visual way of developing applications that enables both professional and non-professional developers to collaborate and rapidly build and deploy applications. In simple terms, with Low-Code, developers work smarter and faster because they are not hindered by repetitive coding tasks or redundant work. It simplifies the process of building and deploying a wide range of applications. Tasks that are difficult or repetitive can be handed over to low-code tools or platforms. 

Gartner forecasts, “By 2024, low-code application development will be responsible for more than 65% of application development activities.” The global low-code platform market was estimated to be $12.85 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach $65.15 billion by 2027, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.7% from 2020 to 2027.

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Founded in 2001, OutSystems quickly became one of the leading low-code platforms and takes this concept further by providing a unified platform for building, deploying, and managing applications throughout their entire lifecycle. With a drag-and-drop interface and pre-built templates, OutSystems enables developers to rapidly prototype, iterate, and deploy applications without sacrificing quality.

Real-World Applications of OutSystems Platform

Real-World Applications of OutSystems Platform

Customer Apps and Portals: Develop scalable, secure, and visually flawless apps and web portals for customers, agents, and partners swiftly, aligning perfectly with your specific requirements. From seamless new customer onboarding and acquisition to empowering self-service options, facilitating new digital services, and streamlining vendor management, OutSystems can cater to your unique business reality.

Internal Business Applications: Create tailored internal business applications for any department, free from constraints, fostering a modern, automated, and interconnected app ecosystem. Overcome the limitations of legacy applications, driving efficiency and easily integrating different parts of your internal operations.

Core Systems: Revolutionize your core systems and precisely customize them to meet your business needs. Whether it’s a specially designed CRM, customized ERP, or API-enabled application, use OutSystems platform to update without having to invest time and money in traditional development techniques.

Why choose OutSystems over other Low-code platforms?

According to a report by Forrester, OutSystems is the leader in the low-code development platform, with its “ability to deliver Enterprise-grade applications quickly and at scale.” Similarly, Gartner has named OutSystems a leader in its Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms.        

While all these platforms offer similar benefits, Outsystems stands out in terms of its ease of use, speed, and scalability. OutSystems offers a visual drag-and-drop interface, making it easy for even non-technical users to build complex applications. Moreover, OutSystems allows for rapid application development and deployment, enabling businesses to launch applications much faster than traditional development approaches. 

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Source: 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms

With OutSystems, development sprints transform from sluggish marathons into lightning-fast dashes. Applications that once took months now materialize in weeks, days, or even hours. This translates to a competitive edge, quicker iterations, and time to market that leaves other platforms in the dust. OutSystems also provides a wide range of pre-built templates and modules, allowing developers to further accelerate application development. 

The Future of Low-Code and OutSystems Platform 

The software industry is undergoing a revolutionary stampede, with low-code development gaining traction among businesses of all sizes. Analysts project an impressive compound annual growth rate exceeding 30% for the low-code development market, signaling a bright future. 

At the forefront of this revolution is OutSystems, renowned for its dynamic and supportive community of developers and users. The community actively contributes to the platform’s growth by sharing best practices, developing reusable components, and providing support to fellow developers. 

The future holds the promise of integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) capabilities into low-code platforms, enabling even more intelligent and automated application development. The synergy between business and IT teams is anticipated to strengthen, with low-code serving as a catalyst for collaborative, cross-functional innovation.

Looking forward, the trajectory of low-code development appears set for sustained growth and evolution. OutSystems, is strategically positioned to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of application development. The journey towards empowering the power of low-code with OutSystems is an ongoing narrative that promises to unlock new possibilities, streamline processes, and propel organizations towards unprecedented levels of digital prowess.

Will OutSystems Lead to The Replacement of Developers?

The advent and widespread adoption of low-code platforms, particularly OutSystems platform, might raise concerns among developers about the risk of becoming replaced. However, developers need not worry, as OutSystems is designed to break down limitations rather than replace their roles. Instead, it enhances developers’ capabilities and supports them in their tasks.

With low-code platforms like OutSystems, developers won’t become replaced; instead, their roles will evolve and become more intriguing. OutSystems creates new opportunities for them to focus on more complex tasks, such as designing system architectures, optimizing performance, and closely interacting with business requirements. Developers still play a crucial role in managing and optimizing the application development process, while low-code platforms like OutSystems help alleviate pressure and time spent on repetitive and less complex tasks.

In the context of skill shortages, OutSystems platform offers promising opportunities for specialized development, especially for experienced developers whose skills may be undervalued or even for individuals from different backgrounds looking to retrain in this field.

OutSystems Community in Vietnam

In recent years, the OutSystems platform in Vietnam has seen consistent and positive growth in human resources development. OutSystems has captured the interest of a diverse range of businesses in Vietnam, spanning from startups to large corporations. 

The OutSystems community in Vietnam is a community dedicated to OutSystems experts from all over the country. Established with the aims to connect OutSystems professionals, facilitate knowledge and experience sharing, and support each other’s professional development.

With around 1,000 members, the community includes OutSystems experts at various experience levels, ranging from novice programmers to seasoned professionals. The community actively organizes both online and offline events, such as workshops, conferences, and specialized discussions.


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Moreover, the increasing career opportunities in the OutSystems industry serve as a significant motivator, attracting many experts and software developers to join this community. Recognizing this opportunity, VTI is taking steps to support the growth of the OutSystems community. Training centers and programs associated with OutSystems have not only been established but have also undergone expansion. Collaborations between companies and universities have been broadened, fostering favorable conditions for the exchange of knowledge and experiences between educators and students.

VTI Takes Your Business Beyond with OutSystems

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VTI takes pride in our professional team, comprised of seasoned experts, stand ready to provide one-stop solutions to bolster your business. Our team excels in providing comprehensive services within the OutSystems platform, encompassing consultation and assessment, application development, testing and QA, as well as maintenance and support.

For more information about the OutSystems platform, please contact us.


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