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Evaluating low-code platforms? Read how WaveMaker has an edge over Outsystems, Mendix and Powerapps on on critical parameters such as open code, scalability and licensing costs.

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WaveMaker vs Mendix vs Outsystems vs PowerApps

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Primary use case

Code generation

App Extensibility

App Deployment

Lock-in

Pricing
model

WAVEMAKER

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Modernization and new app development

100% open standards based code generated for full application

Code generated is fully extensible using WaveMaker or 3rd party IDE

Multi-clouds and/or on-prem data centers

No lock-in, runtime libraries are open source

Number of developers., unlimited apps, unlimited app users

OUTSYSTEMS

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Modernization and automation
Mix of code generation and metadata derived from model

Extensibility of application mainly enabled by model and process designer

OutSystems cloud, on-prem, Select clouds

Tied to Outsystems
runtime

Number of: apps / environments / end users

MENDIX

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Process automation and new app development
No code generation, runtime based on metadata from model

Extensibility of application mainly enabled by model and process designer

Mendix cloud, on-prem, Select clouds

Tied to Mendix
runtime

Number of apps / end users

POWERAPPS

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Process automation and new app development
Mix of .Net code generation and metadata derived from model

Extensibility of App mainly enabled by model and process designer

PowerApps
cloud

Tied to MS
environment
Number of end
users
OUTSYSTEMS1 WAVEMAKER OUTSYSTEMS MENDIX POWERAPPS
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Primary use case Modernization and new app development Modernization and automation Process automation and new app development Process automation and new app development
Code generation 100% open standards based code generated for full application Mix of code generation and metadata derived from model No code generation, runtime based on metadata from model Mix of .Net code generation and metadata derived from model
App Extensibility Code generated is fully extensible using WaveMaker or 3rd party IDE Extensibility of application mainly enabled by model and process designer Extensibility of application mainly enabled by model and process designer Extensibility of App mainly enabled by model and process designer
App Deployment Multi-clouds and/or on-prem data centers OutSystems cloud, on-prem, Select clouds Mendix cloud, on-prem, Select clouds PowerApps cloud
Lock-in No lock-in, runtime libraries are open source Tied to Outsystems runtime Tied to Mendix runtime Tied to MS environment
Pricing model Number of developers., unlimited apps, unlimited app users Number of: apps / environments / end users Number of apps / end users Number of end users

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