|Ease of use|
|Use of coding|
|Fully automated and instant over all applications||User must update, test and migrate every version himself|
|Complexity of application||Number of end-users|
|Intuitive visual modeling with pre-configured blocks from the Block Store||Drag-and-drop UI builder and use of low-code|
|Personal contact with our team. We develop your application or help you find the right partner||OutSystems has an extensive network of partners and also takes on projects|
|No code||There's always code involved and generated in the background|
Betty Blocks stands out from platforms like OutSystems by being both easy enough that anyone can use it while boasting capabilities powerful enough to build secure, complex, enterprise-grade applications. Building applications is done with the visual drag-and-drop interface and pre-programmed building blocks. This way, you are guaranteed to build applications that work flawlessly, in a fast and fun way.
Low-code platforms like Outsystems reduce the amount of coding needed to create applications. Some degree of coding is required to build complete applications, but developers can save a lot of time. Low-code platforms are intended for professional developers, aimed to speed up the development time of already existing software applications and IT infrastructures.
Low-code platforms can be very helpful if you have a team of .NET or Java developers at your disposal, but they represent a significant barrier for non-developers and they don’t facilitate Citizen Development.
Read all about the differences between no-code and low-code right here.
Betty Blocks is one of the easiest to use no-code platforms. All developing with Betty Blocks is done through visual modeling and a drag-and-drop interface of application logic, completely suitable for Citizen Developers.
No-code platforms like Betty Blocks close the gap between software needs and available developers by creating a new kind of developer: the Citizen Developer. This class of developers are eager to innovate, bring about new ideas and build quickly without needing to code. Because of the platform’s ease of use, a professional developer is not needed on every project.
On the other hand, low-code platforms like OutSystems require knowledge of coding, specifically proficiency with .NET, to build applications. Professional developers are often OutSystems' target audience. OutSystems, in particular, is ideal for teams of .NET developers to use to speed up project time to delivery.
Because OutSystems does require a professional developer who can code, it does not address the developer shortage problem. While it allows developers to work 2x faster, there is a limit to the degree that a low-code platform can reduce IT’s backlog.
Betty Blocks offers flexible and competitive pricing to suit a variety of business needs and to help you best leverage your company’s resources. We base our pricing on the complexity of the applications (Building Blocks used), not the number of users. And you never have to pay more, no matter how many end-users your application(s) support.
Let’s say you need an enterprise project approval or expense reporting application for your company, which will support 5,600 users. With Betty Blocks’ pricing model the application would cost €12,000 a year. Read more about the pricing plan here.
OutSystems boasts a complex platform with many, many functionalities, and that is reflected in the cost, whether or not you need or use most of them. Pricing is based on the number of end-users for the applications you build as well as hosting impact. Licensing fees may also increase significantly each year.
This means that the same expense reporting application would be 10x more expensive with OutSystems' pricing model based on 5,600 users, running over €100,000. The price for your application can vary widely, depending on the complexity and number of users for both platforms. Run the numbers so you’re sure you’re making a calculated decision.
Betty Blocks is the first no-code platform with ISO 27001 certification. With this certification, Betty Blocks objectively demonstrates to the world that we comply with the International Standard for Information Security (ISO 27001) and that we have taken all necessary precautions to protect sensitive information against unauthorized access and processing.
To keep your applications 100% secure, it's absolutely mandatory to always keep them updated. Betty Blocks operates 100% from the cloud and has no deployment. Whenever an update is available, all applications running on the platform are automatically updated instantly, ensuring maximum security of your data.
Unlike other low-code vendors, OutSystems generates standard code from the visual application models, enabling standard security assessment tools, such as static code analysis, to vet the runtime code. When new code vulnerabilities are found in generated code, fixes are included in subsequent releases of OutSystems. After upgrading their current OutSystems release, customer applications automatically incorporate the new security fixes, reducing the cost of maintaining OutSystems applications.
Users are responsible for keeping their applications up-to-date, which costs time and money, and when you are behind on updates, security is at risk and a data breach could be right around the corner.
Playful, down to earth, independent. That’s Betty Blocks in a nutshell. Originating from a small village in the Netherlands, the Betty Blocks family works passionately to make enterprise-grade application development fun and accessible for everyone. An audacious goal, but we’re getting it done before 2023, pinky promise.
While the competition focuses on scaling and selling fast, we focus on building our legacy and being of value to the community. Working with Betty Blocks means you are part of our family and you feel that in everything we do. We want to build the future together and have fun while doing it, true Betty Blocks style.
OutSystems invests heavily in creating a pleasurable working environment for their employees. Where in the old days a suit and tie were the status quo, the company has shifted to a more laidback culture. The company even has their own culture book, and truth be told, we like it very much! Worth a read if you want to know more about the culture at Outsytems.
When you’re our customer, we want you to succeed. Our goal is improving your customer satisfaction and experience. What does that mean for you as a customer? It means that whatever product you use from Betty Blocks, you have an extensive support system that helps you whenever and wherever. We have several service managers to make sure your problem is solved quickly and efficiently. Personal contact is a core value in everything we do.
Betty Blocks doesn’t only offer the platform Betty Blocks on its own. In fact, one of our most important features is that we have our own Academy where we don’t only school Citizen Developers to become as skilled as they’d like, we also school no-code developers to offer customized products to our customers and maintain, extend and develop the platform.
OutSystems delivers many topic-based courses (online and offline) and has a customer success team to make you succeed. They deliver all the resources you need to get you successful on their platform. OutSystems is one of the biggest low-code platforms, with over 245 partners and 210K community members.
OutSystems has an extensive network of partners and also takes on projects.