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Rapid Application Development and Delivery with OutSystems

By combining our design thinking expertise with low-code development, we offer customers the best approach to clearly define the right problem to solve, and rapidly build, test and deploy the most impactful, effective solutions.

What we do

At Optimation, we’re committed to making a difference fast by delivering elegant, practical applications that let you capitalise on new opportunities and thrive in the face of change. Our expertise in traditional development, low-code development, rapid prototyping and agile techniques means we achieve fast time-to-benefit, so you can see the value you’re getting from the early stages of every engagement. Scale is no problem: We’re equally comfortable starting small with a proof-of-concept or developing large-scale business-critical applications. If complex legacy systems are blunting your competitive edge, we can unleash innovation by bringing rich new digital capabilities to old software.

From large enterprises and government departments through to small businesses and start-ups, people trust Optimation to come through for them when it comes to application development. Hard-won experience has taught us how to help customers navigate and overcome the obstacles to project success, from political and public scrutiny of high-profile transformation programmes, through to the difficulties posed by complex legacy environments, tight budgets, short timeframes, and limited in-house skills. Since 1996, we’ve successfully completed thousands of projects across most sectors and our team has built up a wealth of specialist technology and domain expertise in government, finance, telecommunications, utilities, health and education.

Optimation customers respect our flexibility and open-mindedness, as well as the breadth and depth of our capabilities. In short, we never come in with a solution looking for a problem. Instead, we learn about your business, get clear about what you want to achieve, and ensure we understand the constraints and risks you need to manage. Then we work together with you to come up with the right solution. That could be a bespoke development, implementation of off-the-shelf software, integrating cloud services into your operation, or end-to-end management of your application environment throughout the software lifecycle.

How we deliver

Just as we won’t try to sell customers on any particular technology platform or piece of software, we aren’t hung up on a single way to deliver solutions. Our team is well-versed in adaptive and rapid application development (RAD) – or as we like to think of it, ‘agile on steroids’ – as well as in more traditional techniques and methodologies.

Using the OutSystems platform for low-code development and rapid prototyping of mobile and web apps, we can visually develop your entire application, integrate it with existing systems, and add your own custom code as needed. This approach drives rapid, low-risk digital transformation and application modernisation. We also have strong capabilities in agile and DevOps methodologies that support iterative development and continuous deployment. And if traditional waterfall methodology makes sense for your project, that’s in our kit bag too.

If your business depends on enterprise solutions like those from SAP, Oracle and Microsoft, Optimation also offers a unique local-global outsourcing model that lets you tap into world-class capabilities that scale up or down as you need them. At the same time, you have the security of a direct contractual relationship with Optimation for robust risk management and strong governance. 


  • Expertise across Java, Microsoft, and open source environments
  • Rapid prototyping and Rapid Application Development using OutSystems low-code platform and IBM Business Automation suite
  • Agile development and project management
  • Waterfall development and project management
  • DevOps: continuous deployment and continuous integration
  • Test driven design and test automation
  • Apps and services for international and multilingual markets
  • Integration of cloud services such as Shopify, Paypal, Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), cognitive services, biometrics
  • Integration and optimisation of enterprise-scale solutions from Oracle, Microsoft, SAP and other leading vendors

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OutSystems Low-Code Development Services

What is OutSystems?

OutSystems is a rapid, low-code development platform that enables us to visually develop an entire application, easily integrate with existing systems, and add custom code as needed.

How we deliver speed and agility with the OutSystems Platform?

Using the OutSystems platform for low-code development and rapid prototyping of mobile and web apps, we can visually develop your entire application, integrate it with existing systems, and add your own custom code as needed. This approach drives rapid, low-risk digital transformation and application modernisation. We also have strong capabilities in agile and DevOps methodologies that support iterative development and continuous deployment. And if traditional waterfall methodology makes sense for your project, that’s in our kit bag too.

Why do we use the OutSystems LowCode Development Platform?

We chose OutSystems because it’s dedicated to answering the challenges of digital transformation, mobile and faster delivery cycles, all while driving business value. An established player in the industry, OutSystems has been recognised by Gartner and Forrester as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Multiexperience Development Platforms (MXDP).

Their low-code application delivery platform makes it fast and easy to develop applications from small departmental to large complex missioncritical applications. It is possible to develop the application once and deliver it seamlessly across all platforms and form factors. As a result, OutSystems enables the rapid, agile and continuous development, delivery and management of all the applications needed to digitalise your enterprise.






What can we create with OutSystems?

Omnichannel experiences Custom-built omnichannel applications to deliver world-class customer experience (CX) for users, built up to 6 times or 600% faster than traditional development methods.
Extend Legacy Applications Extend and enhance legacy applications that still support core business functions with digital extensions, at a fraction of the cost and release time.
Fully Integrated Experiences Serious digital channels that allow our clients to create rich, compelling mobile and web experiences by harnessing the full power of real-time integration with backend processes and data.

“OutSystems is easy to shift to, change, and adopt new ideas. I was concerned that we didn't have a lot of features around reporting, but our Business Analyst was able to use the dashboard to generate a set of reports for me in only two days - it was fantastic.”

Mike Barron | JAE Group Business Manager

Low-Code Application Development with OutSystems: speed to your MVP

At Optimation, we see software development as a human-centric and highly iterative process. Low code development fits our philosophy because, when used in combination with design thinking, it means people can rapidly get to a point where they see if an idea or proposed solution is on the right track, often by co-creating models or prototypes with end-users. 

At that point, we can test, refine, and deploy fast, or discard an idea before expending too much time or effort on it (the ‘fail fast’ approach). Regardless of the specific development methodology we use, our focus is always on finding pragmatic ways to deliver a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) at the earliest stage possible.

Outsystems Rapid application development platform

This approach enables the delivery of applications faster and with minimal hand-coding. Using visual modeling in a graphical interface to assemble and configure applications, developers skip all the infrastructure and re-implementation of patterns that can bog them down and go straight to the unique 10% of an application.

Low-code development is done with a family of tools that help complete applications visually using a drag-and-drop interface. With OutSystems, it’s easy to integrate with and extend legacy applications which means we’re able to perfect existing systems through staged redevelopment, well-targeted enhancements and use cloud services and digital wrappers to unlock hidden value and create new opportunities for your business.

Want to grab all our expertise on low code and rapid app development? Be sure to check out our full guide to agile low code development to help streamline your digital transformation.


Business Process Improvement
Business Process Improvement

Atlantis had a core technology team but needed the ability and flexibility to grow their resource pool and scale it to meet demand. 

Optimal Customer Experience
Optimal Customer Experience

By leveraging OutSystems low code platform, we can give users and customers new ways to interact using mobile and web apps while preserving critical business processes.

Enterprise IT Composite Applications
Enterprise IT Composite Applications

We can build complex B2x applications that include full-featured CX capabilities and that are at least as good as anything you’ll get from a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS), SaaS, or cloud-based service.

Enterprise IT SDLC Support
Enterprise IT SDLC Support

The platform can be easily integrated with existing tools and 3GL applications in use within the enterprise, delivering the benefits of modernisation and transformation significantly faster.

Adapting architecture to the changing market needs
Adapting architecture to the changing market needs

We can assist with future-looking application support for technologies like artificial intelligence, IoT, cloud-native architectures, and support for dynamic event stream.

Join the local OutSystems User Group.

OutSystems User Groups are technical events built by the community for the community. These are a great forum for sharing and learning knowledge, discussing best practices and being inspired. Optimation is a proud partner of these groups. Please join us in either Wellington or Auckland.

Case Study


Every day, over 100,000 students around New Zealand rely on transport services delivered through the Ministry of Education to get to school safely. To deliver this essential public service, the Ministry uses a complex school transport resourcing system that ensures every eligible child gets the assistance they need, while also managing 8000 contracted service providers. 

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