Optimal yield with OutSystems
Low-code solutions such as OutSystems are applied to accelerate the digital transformation of organizations while keeping costs to a minimum. A precondition for delivering on this promise is that developers apply OutSystems’ functionality and best practices. The platform’s flexibility and ease of integration make it appealing to developers to create functionalities in technologies other than OutSystems; often technologies with which they are more familiar. When the strength of OutSystems is not optimally utilized, the speed, manageability and expandability are at risk.
In collaboration with OutSystems, Boncode has coordinated its tooling, dashboard and approach to the specific characteristics of the OutSystems platform. This makes it possible to evaluate, based on factual insight, whether applications are being implemented correctly and optimally. Our findings and recommendations make it possible to take full advantage of the low-code promise of OutSystems.
Future viability custom systems
Agile development enables us to deliver functionality fast and respond quickly to any changes. The Agile working method, however, is not without risk:
- The focus on functionality can lead to insufficient attention to software quality, resulting in technical debt. As this debt accrues, the maintainability will decrease, including the ability to correct errors or respond to changing demands.
- Scalability will leave something to be desired, because this was not anticipated.
- The architecture applied in the software was inadequately well-considered or allowed to grow organically, which threatens its future viability.
- The team is a collection of individuals rather than a collaborative unit.
Our findings and recommendations enable solid decision-making with regard to the maintainability, expandability and scalability of custom-designed systems.