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3 considerations when making a choice between Thinkwise and other enterprise low-code platforms such as Outsystems
The low-code-market is evolving at a rapid pace, there are currently more than 200 different solutions, and this makes it difficult for organizations to select the correct platform for their requirements. If you want to develop extensive or complex enterprise applications, then the list quickly becomes a lot shorter. But how can you identify the most suitable platform from your shortlist? To help you in this endeavour, we list a few things in this blog that you should take into consideration.
It will undoubtedly not surprise you that over the years we have spoken to numerous organizations that had already tried out various software solutions and IT vendors before they ended up at Thinkwise. Apparently, selecting software solutions is rather difficult and is strongly influenced by aggressive sales and marketing practices, inflated customer references and misplaced claims. Such a selection should be primarily based on facts and evidence. Would you like to make a well-considered choice? Then ask yourself the following three questions to select the correct enterprise low-code platform.
1. What do you consider to be enterprise low-code?
If you consider the enterprise low-code market, then Thinkwise certainly falls under this heading, but so do a number of other vendors, such as Outsystems. However, the manner in which these companies achieve their aims differs considerably. Organizations almost always opt for Thinkwise if they want to develop low-code solutions with databases that consist of hundreds or even thousands of tables, comprise hundreds of screens and must be able to support large numbers of users. This is mainly because in Thinkwise each screen does not need to be designed and maintained individually.
2. What is the most favorable license model?
The license model is very important for an organization that intends to facilitate its entire business process with an enterprise low-code solution. You don’t want to pay out large amounts for every new employee or developer on the platform, or for every new module that you decide to use. Thinkwise offers easy, transparent and predictable pricing models, that are based on the size of the data model and the number of end users. What Thinkwise will cost in the coming years can be easily predicted in advance.
3. Do you want to simplify your IT landscape?
Many users of enterprise low-code have the (secret) desire to simplify their IT landscape with the platform. They often start by replacing a number of important processes or applications, but the ultimate objective is to gradually integrate an increasing number of peripheral applications and functions into the low-code platform. The Thinkwise Platform uses one integrated blueprint for the entire organization, which includes all applications and functionality. This greatly simplifies the maintenance and modification of all the underlying applications, because this does not involve innumerable individual apps and their associated integrations.
Hopefully, this blog provides you with a number of suggestions to be able to differentiate the Thinkwise enterprise low-code platform from that of Outsystems or other vendors. Selecting an enterprise low-code platform is a very strategic choice and an organization needs to be well-informed on all aspects. Do you want to use low-code for the development of B2C apps or an attractive web portal? Then Thinkwise is probably not the right choice. But, if you want to use low-code to facilitate the core applications and processes that constitute the functional basis of your organization? And do this in a scalable and integrated manner, with thousands of database fields and users? Then Thinkwise is the only true enterprise low-code solution.
Would you like more information on selecting a suitable low-code platform? Then please download our practical checklist: 4 important questions when selecting a low-code platform