REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 15, 2007 -- OutSystems Inc. today announced the general availability of the OutSystems Express Edition, a lightweight edition of the OutSystems Platform 4.1, free for up to five users that can be downloaded for commercial or independent developer use. The download is available today at

The OutSystems Platform has been in use in Europe for several years by leading companies including Bristol-Myers Squibb, E.ON, Bosch, and Unilever, but has not been widely available in the U.S. market until now. Many customers have used OutSystems to rapidly build a large portfolio of applications, including building nine applications in nine months in one case, and to integrate with on-premise and on-demand application silos such as SAP, Oracle, and industry-specific systems.

The OutSystems Express Edition offers individuals, small IT departments or departmental IT teams a comprehensive Application Development and Management solution that enables them to rapidly develop and deploy business-specific applications in a matter of weeks instead of months on top of .NET or Java. It combines the productivity offered by visual modeling tools with the level of extensibility and customization found in integration suites or custom development frameworks. And applications built in OutSystems can be modified even faster with changes deployed at runtime, eliminating the typical downtime associated with application maintenance.

"The cycle of business application deployment and change management is broken. IT departments need a way to rapidly develop, maintain, and control custom applications to complement large, inflexible application silos to meet unique business requirements," said Paulo Rosado, CEO, OutSystems. "With the launch of the OutSystems Express Edition, we are giving everyone the opportunity to create, deploy, and modify business applications faster, better, and with a lot less pain. We believe this is a better way for IT teams to address business needs and keep in step with market changes."

OutSystems Express Edition is available for download and usage at no charge, but is limited to five application users and one application server. It allows users to experience first hand all the advantages of the OutSystems Platform with no upfront investment.

As part of OutSystems Express Edition, users can also access the OutSystems IT Asset Manager application that enables IT professionals to automatically scan, discover and manage network assets. Developed with the OutSystems Platform, it is openly distributed so that it can be modified and extended to address the specific needs of each users.

About OutSystems

OutSystems markets the OutSystems Platform, a solution that completely re-engineers the process of developing, deploying, and maintaining enterprise applications. OutSystems helps IT departments become highly effective service organizations where applications are deployed in half the time and constant organizational changes and user feedback can be reflected in hours or days. Total operation costs are reduced by at least 30% when compared with traditional alternatives. To learn more, visit

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