OUTSYSTEMS: Providing a High-Standards Development Platform for SAP
Companies in recent times have been compelled to find better and faster ways of adapting SAP to new mobile customer journeys. This has mainly been caused due to an increase in the demand for mobile applications and the resulting need to design powerful new digital experiences for all users. In order to retain the power of SAP and implement the new generation of mobile applications, many SAP customers must innovate around the edges – adding new capabilities through a myriad of proprietary and third-party solutions. However, the challenge with this lies in the fact that this approach often creates pain points for enterprises in that it breaks upgrade paths, is slow moving, and requires hard-to-find development expertise. The primary concern with SAP is that customising it to suit certain requirements often does not yield the intended results.
OutSystems is a solutions provider that takes businesses one step closer to solving the aforementioned issues. The company provides an enterprise-grade Rapid Application Delivery (RAD) platform that makes it easy to develop apps once and deliver seamlessly across iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Web – deeply integrated with existing cloud and on-premises databases and systems of record. The advantages of using OutSystems Platform for SAP are plenty. Complex enterprise applications that use SAP data can be delivered six times faster than hand coding, applications can be created on top of SAP that can be deployed on any device, and existing systems (including SAP implementations) can be integrated no matter how complex they are. Another key advantage is that the SAP capabilities that are important, such as security, governance, transactional integrity and scalability, are kept completely intact.
What are the important benefits that IT enterprises stands to inherit if they opt for OutSystems Platform? The first advantage is that it is characterised by responsive design and hybrid architecture techniques that allow for creation of applications across multiple devices. It also facilitates easy connection to enterprise systems, cloud services, and databases using open source connectors. Rapid delivery and fast changes through the usage of powerful visual modelling is also a primary characteristic of the system.
From its current point of view, OutSystems is looking forward to a growth over the years to come. With over 500 enterprise customers, over 130 active partners, and over 7 million end users of OutSystems applications across the globe, the company claims to have successfully undertaken a global expansion. Over the past two years, the company has doubled in size and hit their growth objectives consistently. On a global scale, the enterprises being served by OutSystems currently span across 22 industries belonging to 25 countries. The company is now busy increasing worldwide awareness of the benefits of rapid application delivery platforms to create, deploy and manage enterprise mobile and web applications. Aggressive growth strategies have been put in place to increase the number of organizations making use of OutSystems Platform.
OutSystems’ firm intolerance towards industry tricks such as vendor lock in has made it the primary choice for customers looking for the best in its class. To ensure that these strong standards are carried forward over the years, the company has cultivated a culture amongst its staff members that delivers within them a strong sense of pride and autonomy. OutSystems’ team members are inspired by their mission to fundamentally change how application development is done, its engineers carefully crafting every aspect of the platform for maximum productivity. As for the customers, they are provided with the ability to easily build, deliver and manage mission-critical applications.