Comparison of WaveMaker
with its competitors

(WaveMaker vs Mendix vs Powerapps vs Outsystems)

The low-code industry is a vast playing field, offering something for every type of developer. While building simple apps was fast and complex ones were tough, that is fast changing. Platforms like WaveMaker are bringing low code value to mainstream enterprise application development.

Primary use case
User persona

Code generation

App Extensibility

App Deployment

Lock-in

Cloud native applications

UI Responsiveness

Business Process Support

Pricing
model

Platform administration

Developer environment

OUTSYSTEMS

Modernization and automation
Citizen developers and business process teams
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

Yes

Responsive by
default

In-built

Number of: apps / environments / end users

5 installers, including configuration setup

Desktop setup
required

MENDIX

Process automation and new app development
Citizen developers and business process teams
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

Yes

Responsive by
default

In-built

Number of apps / end users

3 installers, including configuration setup

Desktop setup
required

POWERAPPS

Process automation and new app development
Citizen developers and business process teams
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

Yes

Responsive on customization

In-built

Number of end
users

1 installer, including config setup for new apps

Browser setup and desktop setup required

WAVEMAKER

Modernization and new app development

Modern application development teams

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

Yes

Responsive by
default

Via integration with the BPM tool of choice

Number of developers., unlimited apps, unlimited app users

1 installer/ configuration setup

No setup required
for developers

OUTSYSTEMS1 OUTSYSTEMS MENDIX POWERAPPS WAVEMAKER
Primary use case Modernization and automation Process automation and new app development Process automation and new app development Modernization and new app development
User persona Citizen developers and business process teams Citizen developers and business process teams Citizen developers and business process teams Modern application development teams
Code generation 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 100% open standards based code generated for full application
App Extensibility 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 Code generated is fully extensible using WaveMaker or 3rd party IDE
App Deployment OutSystems cloud, on-prem, Select clouds Mendix cloud, on-prem, Select clouds PowerApps cloud Multi-clouds and/or on-prem data centers
Lock-in Tied to Outsystems runtime Tied to Mendix runtime Tied to MS environment No lock-in, runtime libraries are open source
Cloud native applications Yes Yes Yes Yes
UI Responsiveness Responsive by default Responsive by default Responsive on customization Responsive by default
Business Process Support In-built In-built In-built Via integration with the BPM tool of choice
Pricing model Number of: apps / environments / end users Number of apps / end users Number of end users Number of developers., unlimited apps, unlimited app users
Platform administration 5 installers, including configuration setup 3 installers, including configuration setup 1 installer, including config setup for new apps 1 installer/ configuration setup
Developer environment Desktop setup required Desktop setup required Browser setup and desktop setup required No setup required for developers

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