One of the major things businesses have to consider these days is the process of digital transformation. While this sounds like a timely and expensive exercise, JustSolve uses low-code development to deliver your solution on time and within budget.

Low-code, in a nutshell.

Low-code development is a solution that takes a more visual approach to traditional application development, by making use of drag-and-drop components through a graphical user interface.

This allows developers of different experience levels to create mobile and web applications with the help of code generation and automation, as well as allowing the fast distribution of software solutions by automating every step of the application life cycle.

The Outsystems Platform

When it comes to low-code development, there are a handful of platforms out there that can help you transform your business digitally. OutSystems, a Portuguese-based company founded in 2001, is one of them and is considered the number one platform for low-code software development in the world. JustSolve has been partners with OutSystems since 2016 and has since been classified as a Centre of Excellence within the OutSystems community.

By using OutSystems, we can provide rapid development at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods. OutSystems tackles today’s technological problems while encouraging powerful concepts that you haven’t even considered yet. The OutSystems platform allows you to design your apps visually, easily integrate with any framework, and change apps without limitations where everyone can work together to provide the best solutions and unleash the creative potential within the entire company.

Why you should choose low-code.

These days, more and more businesses are starting to look for ways to modernise their systems and undergo a digital transformation. However, they are reluctant as time and money are their major obstacles, amongst others. Low-code solutions have since disrupted industries and made these challenges easier to overcome while offering a host of other benefits to make the digital transition seamless. 

Build applications fast.

OutSystems helps developers build serious applications quickly and efficiently. A visual, model-driven development environment with industry-leading AI-based assistance ensures apps are built-in days or weeks instead of months or years. Platform services, also with AI, provide automation enhancing the entire application lifecycle so apps can be deployed with a single-click and managed with unparalleled ease.

Accelerated Development Through Visual Tools and AI

State-of-the-art, AI-powered development provides the fastest way for organizations to build the software that makes the difference.

Build Anything to Run Anywhere

Organizations can build the applications they want and need— exactly the way they should look—and run them wherever needed.

Whole-Team Collaboration

Bridge the traditional gaps between business, development, and operations, solving business challenges as an integrated team.

Quickly Integrate Everything and Connect to Anything

OutSystems works with all existing technology investments – apps, data, infrastructure, cloud, SaaS, allowing organizations to extend them, and make them better, all without slowing down. 

Build applications the right way.

Whatever IT teams build fast must also be built right. At the heart of the OutSystems platform are integrated tools and automation services that ensure modern, enterprise-grade, cloud-native applications are secure, resilient, manageable, and built to scale.

Optimized for the Entire Application Lifecycle

OutSystems simplifies and accelerates all the steps in the application lifecycle with state-of-the-art tools and industry-leading AI-powered automation.

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Mission-Critical By Design

The OutSystems platform provides the capability to scale applications to any size needed – even supporting millions of users.

Enterprise-Grade Security

 OutSystems is built from the ground up to ensure applications are secure from design time through deployment and operations.

Build applications for the future.

OutSystems is designed to manage change, enabling rapid innovation, and ultimately delivering modern applications that evolve as businesses and technologies do.

Applications That Evolve with Your Business

OutSystems was designed from the beginning to ensure that applications can evolve quickly, enabling success regardless of whether business imperatives shift due to competitors, economics, disruption, or capturing new opportunities.

Always State-of-the-Art Applications

OutSystems is continuously adding new capabilities and features, and just as quickly, developers can add these into their application with zero additional friction. 

Always State-of-the-Art Runtime

OutSystems allows you to be confident that your applications – and your business – always benefit from the latest cloud infrastructure innovations.

Always make progress even with changing teams

OutSystems helps organizations maintain continuity and awareness of all developed code when teams evolve and face inevitable churn. This ensures the amount and impact of orphaned code is always minimized. 

Centricity web and mobile mocks

See how we used OutSystems’ platform to build Centricity, our flagship low-code digital solution.

Most software companies would probably shy away from such a hefty task with a tight timeline, but our team was up for the challenge. With our expertise and insight, Centricity was able to go live with its platform within 9 months of development.

The future is low-code.

OutSystems conducts a State of Application Development survey every year and found that in 2018, 34% of their respondents were already using low-code application platforms, and 9% stated they were about to start using them. This increased to 41% and 10% respectively the following year, which shows that low-code is on the rise.

The market for low-code development is also increasing, with an announced valuation of $10.3 billion in 2019 expected to rise all the way up to $187 billion in 2030, as various industries look to capitalize on digitally transforming the way they operate. Gartner also estimates that “by 2024, 75% of large enterprises will be using at least four low-code development tools for both IT application development and citizen development initiatives.”

Low-code development is certainly making waves in the world right now, as industries start to realise how important digital transformation is, especially in a post-pandemic era.

Heroes in our field.

One of our goals and values at JustSolve is to build and maintain a positive relationship with our partners and clients. We strive to put your needs first and assist you as best we can.

As a result, OutSystems awarded JustSolve with the Hero of the Year award in 2020 after we obtained the highest customer satisfaction rating in the Middle Eastern and African regions.

“In all of my years of delivering solutions, this project is a definite highlight. It was delivered on time and within budget. Our satisfaction with JustSolve as a strategic RAD-Partner, is evident in the fact that we engaged them for a significant number of additional projects.”
Jacs Lemmer, CIO, Censea

We are super proud that we’re living up to our promise and we are grateful to all our clients, our team, and OutSystems for all their support!

Heroes in our field.

One of our goals and values at JustSolve is to build and maintain a positive relationship with our partners and clients. We strive to put your needs first and assist you as best we can.

As a result, OutSystems awarded JustSolve with the Hero of the Year award in 2020 after we obtained the highest customer satisfaction rating in the Middle Eastern and African regions.

“In all of my years of delivering solutions, this project is a definite highlight. It was delivered on time and within budget. Our satisfaction with JustSolve as a strategic RAD-Partner, is evident in the fact that we engaged them for a significant number of additional projects.”
Jacs Lemmer, CIO, Censea

We are super proud that we’re living up to our promise and we are grateful to all our clients, our team, and OutSystems for all their support!

Frequently Asked Questions.

Digitally transforming your business is a huge step, and you probably have a lot of questions, right? Well, we’ve made it easier for you by answering some of the questions we get asked a lot when it comes to low-code development.

Still have something you’d like to ask? Schedule a quick session with our CEO, Botha van der Vyver, and he’ll be happy to answer you.

Can you build complex enterprise-level applications with low-code?

Yes! You can definitely build complex enterprise-grade applications, whereas, with some no-code platforms, you may be limited to basic app development capabilities.

Is low-code only for simple applications?

The low code framework can be used to build simple applications, but you can do so much more than that. Low-code platforms allow you to build highly scalable applications that embrace more complex logic and even build applications to facilitate your company’s digital transformation.

Does low-code mean no programming?

The drag-and-drop features and models cover typical use cases, speeding up production and allowing developers to focus on the customisation of the application to make it stand out in the crowd. The no-programming features and interface make it seem like that that is all there is to low-code.

That is not the case, as developers are still a crucial part of the development cycle, especially when it comes to building more complex applications. Some features that your app requires might not fall under the typical use cases that are covered by the drag-and-drop features and that is where the developers custom code the features that your app needs to fulfil its business and user goals.

Can I use custom code with low-code?

Of course! Low-code development is very customizable and by making use of client and server API’s, software engineers can build, package and distribute new functionalities easily.

Does low-code replace architecture planning?

Low-code will never replace architecture planning. The architecture is a vital part of a software solution and without it, the application will fall apart or not work as intended.

Low-code simply decreases the development time to deliver an application. It doesn’t replace any steps within the development life cycle.

Does low-code support only the build phase or the entire life cycle?

The low-code platform provides solutions that can be used across the entire development lifecycle and not just one phase. It covers everything from design, development, testing, deployment and maintenance.

Does low-code lack security?

Application security is not a matter to be taken lightly. Low-code platforms can significantly speed up application delivery because of the security automation capabilities built into these platforms. Cybercrime is fueling demand for cybersecurity experts much faster than industry and universities can deliver raw talent.

This means it’s a great time to be a cybersecurity pro, and a terrible time if you’re trying to hire one. With millions of dollars invested by a team of security experts, these platforms will most likely be more secure than your internal team can ever make their traditional apps. 

Read about low-code in our blog.

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