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FirstCarbon Solutions Delivers Applications Three Times Faster Using OutSystems Platform

OutSystems, the open application platform provider, has announced that FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS), a pioneer in environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) business solutions, is rapidly delivering new software modules for its Sustainability Workbench platform by using OutSystems to develop web and mobile applications. Part of the ADEC Group, a multinational organization focusing on healthcare, sustainability and education, FCS is using OutSystems Platform to deliver innovative business applications within its portfolio that will provide new levels of flexibility, scalability, service, and support to its customers.

FCS President Robert Francisco comments, “FCS is focused on providing the solutions our clients and partners need to improve their business and operations. As software is part of our overall solution that also includes professional services and data management and business process outsourcing, we aim to deliver the best possible technology experience for our customers quickly and efficiently. We want to go beyond a one-size-fits-all approach and provide our customers with more customized, fit-for-purpose applications that are closely matched to their requirements.”

During the selection process, FCS evaluated 25 providers, including open-source options. OutSystems and two other vendors were shortlisted for a proof of concept, where the FCS development team was tasked with building an application on each platform in five hours. FCS selected OutSystems Platform because it was easy to use and highly intuitive. The development team was able to build an application with OutSystems Platform much faster than the other platforms.

Scott Darrow, ADEC Group CTO, comments, “We needed a platform that would scale and enable us to develop multiple modules and applications serving thousands of users across diverse product sets. OutSystems Platform met this requirement and more. OutSystems has given us the ability to produce complex applications in a much shorter period of time. As a result, we are now able to respond more quickly to market trends and develop applications faster than our competitors. Compared to traditional development techniques, I can confidently say that speed to market using OutSystems Platform is at least three times faster.”

As part of its decision, FCS required its Sustainability Workbench platform be made available as a public, private or on-premises offering, which OutSystems supports. In addition, OutSystems is an open platform that integrates easily with Eclipse and Visual Studio for weaving in new or existing code. The ability to seamlessly integrate with many of its in-house systems, such as Oracle Financials, BMS, Smart Meters, and a number of custom-built management systems, was another key reason OutSystems was selected.

Darrow added, “We appreciate the OutSystems commercial philosophy combined with its open, agnostic and non-proprietary approach. With OutSystems, it feels like we are working in partnership rather than being locked in to one particular development environment. Because the Platform provides flexibility, versatility, performance, and usability and can be delivered as a platform as a service (PaaS), choosing OutSystems was the right decision for FCS.”

About ADEC Group

ADEC Group is a global provider of onshore managed services and offshore outsourcing solutions for governments and businesses worldwide. With locations in Australia, North America, Europe, Africa and Asia, ADEC Group provides a wide range of comprehensive and scalable business solutions, including business process and knowledge process outsourcing services, sustainability and environmental solutions, pharmaceutical and healthcare outsourcing services and customized education and e-learning services. With over 5,500 employees worldwide, processing over 30 million transactions each month, ADEC Group works seamlessly to provide comprehensive services and solutions to help companies reduce costs, optimize resource use, improve operational efficiencies – and, for partners, increase revenues.

About FCS

FCS advances sustainable practices around the world and helps organizations responsibly grow and operate their businesses. Seamlessly delivering fully integrated, cost-effective consulting, data management and software solutions, FCS helps clients save time, reduce costs, optimize resource use, and drive operational efficiencies in a world where sustainability matters. With more than 30 years of environmental and sustainability consulting experience, FCS has offices throughout Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia and North America to ensure we meet our clients’ ever-evolving environmental and compliance needs in energy, air and carbon management; environmental assessments and planning; supply and life cycle assessments; permitting and compliance; software and data processing. For more information, visit www.firstcarbonsolutions.com.

About OutSystems – OutSystems provides the only open, high-productivity application platform (PaaS) that makes it easy to create, deploy and manage enterprise mobile and web applications - helping IT deliver innovative business solutions fast. OutSystems Platform enables rapid delivery of beautiful applications for all devices and empowers IT to attack changing business requirements. The Platform is available as a public cloud, private cloud and on-premises solution. Hundreds of companies in 24 countries across 22 industries use OutSystems Platform to create and deliver custom, mission critical applications. For more information visit us at www.outsystems.com or follow us on Twitter @OutSystems.

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