OutSystems joins SAP PartnerEdge program

Progressive enterprise software companies evolve, reinvent their technology stacks (occasionally also divesting of lines or business units that no longer sync with the wider corporate mission) and go through various iterations of themselves on the road to their current status.

OutSystems could be one of those companies.

Variously known as a low-code pioneer, a specialist in modern application platform computing (i.e. modern in this sense signifying cloud-first data-centric automation-enabled and more for the world of API-driven containerized computing) and now as a high-performance application development purist, the company has defined interests in the ERP space.

In line with this train of thought, OutSystems has now become an official member of the SAP PartnerEdge program, with a ‘Build’ focus, underscoring its commitment to providing what it calls high-value low-code to businesses using SAP solutions. 

OutSystems customers ‘like’ SAP

OutSystems customers appear to quite fond of SAP; twice as many OutSystems customers connect to SAP technologies than any other system of record.

The new ‘special’ relationship is hoped to make it even easier for additional businesses within the SAP ecosystem to connect with OutSystems.

Through participation in the SAP PartnerEdge program, OutSystems is able to integrate its offering with SAP solutions. The SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) has certified that the OutSystems Platform (OutSystems 11) integrates with SAP S/4HANA and SAP NetWeaver using standard integration technologies. 

Critical customization controls

The relationship is also intended to make it easier for businesses to interoperate with SAP S/4HANA by building new customer experiences, offering critical customization controls and application development capabilities. 

Integration with SAP technologies is one of the most common use cases for OutSystems customers as they look for solutions to unlock business innovation, team productivity and investments in SAP offerings.

“Enterprise teams face significant pressure to deliver sustainable business results, which means more applications, at faster speed, with peak performance… and this is what our integration with SAP solutions is doing for companies today,” said Paulo Rosado, founder and CEO of OutSystems. 

Rosado suggests that it’s now easier for enterprises to activate their investments in SAP technologies by building business-critical apps that help improve operations, customer experiences, processes and migrations to SAP S/4HANA. 

“Our high-performance low-code solution gives customers the power to develop, test and scale applications with less time and expense, creating opportunities for continuous innovation,” added the OutSystems CEO.

The OutSystems Platform allows businesses to rebuild custom business logic to keep the core clean as they migrate to SAP S/4HANA. 

Innovation implementations 

Examples of OutSystems’ implementations that have made fast, effective innovation more accessible to developers include:

  • Multibillion-dollar IT distributor Redington Gulf used OutSystems and robotic process automation (RPA) to modernise their SAP instance and build a rebate management system on top of the SAP application in only three weeks.
  • European Supermarket chain COOP created a new Store Operations Application integrated with BAPI, which saved store employees up to 45 minutes per day on standard procedures like waste registration, ordering and due date checks.
  • Environmental, waste management and recycling technology company ISB Global created and deployed a mobile app that helps field and remote employees record and monitor customer service requests more effectively.

OutSystems customers can use free, pre-built code components and integrations, including ones built specifically for SAP solutions, in the OutSystems Forge – the company’s open source repository of reusable, open code modules, connectors, UI components and business solutions that help speed app delivery. New Forge offerings include a UI theme pack for SAP Fiori to help customers integrate visually with other SAP applications.

Developers can try OutSystems with a free trial version and experience these capabilities directly by clicking here.