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Real User
Vice President Certus Cloud Solutions at Certus Solutions
Oct 30 2016

What is most valuable?

The short name for the solutions is called PaaS for SaaS. It's one of those names that roles off the tongue, but is not as east to type. Really what it is about is giving people access to the development tools on a cloud platform, so that... more»

How has it helped my organization?

What's happened over the past few years is that people have really bought into the idea of moving to the cloud. One of those benefits of moving to the cloud is that you can't change it, therefore everybody is on the same release, the same... more»

What needs improvement?

Oracle thought a lot about the integration with their products with their wider portfolio of products, their own premise applications. That's fine, where people are using a very straightforward integration but more and more you see people... more»
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Real User
Owner at a legal firm with 1-10 employees
May 17 2018

What is most valuable?

* Speed of development and database connectivity. * The ability to use the same development environment for both Windows and Android applications. Magic xpa also supports iOS applications.

How has it helped my organization?

Typically an experienced Magic developer can do the work of two to three experienced C#/.NET developers. Customers are amazed at how quickly most new features can be added and bug fixes implemented. I have worked for four employers -... more»

What needs improvement?

* The configuration of the xpa RIA mobile environment is complex and a discouragement to new developers. * Magic's documentation can be less than complete at times which leads to frustration for new developers. and the menuing options are... more»
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Mendix
Mendix
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Real User
CEO / Owner at Aelion - Netherlands
May 14 2018

What is most valuable?

* The speed and agility with which you can develop solutions with the Mendix platform * It is possible to create the same applications that more traditional platforms offer in a fraction of the time * You don't need to worry about the basics... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It gave the organizations I worked for the ability to create far more complex applications with a smaller team and in a shorter time frame. When we brought in external auditors they even confirmed the fact that what we build would take at... more»

What needs improvement?

The document templates definitely need some love, they have been around for a while but no actual improvement have been done since they were released. At least not in terms of additional options like the web counterparts of the elements you... more»
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Real User
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Dec 31 2017

What is most valuable?

Oracle MCS is more than just a Mobile Backend as a Service solution. It is a complete eco-system for implementing mobile applications, covering typical standard features, like Notification Management, Offline Data Synchronization or... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Oracle MCS enables us to focus on most important part, when doing Mobile Backend development: implementing the needed business logic, which brings value to our customers. Technical details, like the interaction with Push Notification Services... more»

What needs improvement?

From my point of view, it would be desirable if Swagger would also be supported as a valid description format for custom APIs. Currently, there's only support for RAML. In addition, it would be good to include further security mechanisms,... more»
Mendix
Mendix
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Consultant
Business Engineer / Consultant at a recruiting/HR firm with 51-200 employees
Feb 02 2017

What is most valuable?

The best feature is that you can create applications real fast. Forget large software teams. Alone or with small teams one can accomplice products in days that would take other software development teams months. Key features are that the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Clients are at first amazed that product feedback gets realized in days while other with other software vendors, things only get realized after months or never at all. Bugs are solved most of the time the next day.

What needs improvement?

Creating better document templates would be nice. You can achieve what you want but not a speedy as you can do everything else.
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Real User
Senior Programmer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
May 14 2018

What is most valuable?

Three major features keep me working with Magic: * Magic’s unique approach to development ensures that the programmer stays focused on the objective of the program (i.e. display all customers in California), instead of the repetitive tasks... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Being able to make changes to existing programs to comply with last minute changes in requirements, and/or being able to fix, test, review, and deploy new code in a manner of hours instead of days, definitely gives us a huge advantage over... more»

What needs improvement?

Magic’s lack of documentation, in both the educational and technical fields, has been a thorn in my side since I can remember. I worked for Magic at the US branch for several years as a consultant, as part of the tech support staff, and as... more»
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Real User
Managing Partner and CTO at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 21 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of the product is the fact that I can write once, in my preferred coding language (Java) and deploy to multiple platforms. In the beginning the supported platforms were iOS and Android, but recently Oracle was able... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our Java developers can now build mobile apps for all platforms at once. For us, instead of having to hire iOS, Android and Windows developers, we can use our own pool of Java developers.

What needs improvement?

The first one is re-use. There are some concepts of re-use in MAF however, there could be more, and at a more granular level. Currently one can only re-use complete features, whereas it would be nice to also be able to re-use individual... more»
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Appium
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Real User
Project Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
May 02 2018

What is most valuable?

The way Appium server interacts with mobile apps is fantastic. It provides all the information about the elements inside the app, Android as well as iOS. I can interact with the element quickly, just type some text or get some text values from the element - whether it's a drop-down, or web text, or a native element. Initially, Appium had a GUI, for Windows as... more»

What needs improvement?

It needs to accommodate applications that use React.js and AngularJS. Also, an application developed on the Unity platform, such as a gaming application, objects are moving in that case. Interacting with those elements is still lacking in Appium. Appium doesn't have the internal library to play with the Unity platform. That is a huge lack right now. In addition,... more»
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Real User
Salesforce certified system admin at a cloud provider with 51-200 employees
Jun 06 2017

What is most valuable?

The two important standout features are: * Firstly, most of the apps allow you to try out the product before buying it. The trial period depends on the product and varies from a week to 30 days. * Secondly, people are encouraged to review the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Salesforce encourages independent app development and what this simply does is, it extends the Salesforce functionality. Unique verticals and unique needs from Salesforce are extremely well-catered for and this allows users to avoid writing... more»

What needs improvement?

I think the search needs to be improved so as to allow for a broader keyword search. I find that the search facility on the AppExchange does not always allow for keyword searching.If I type in the word Form, it will not necessarily bring up... more»
Mendix
Mendix
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Consultant
Consultant at a tech services company
May 11 2017

What is most valuable?

Most valuable is the fact that the Mendix platform provides all the tools for creating and deploying business applications in one complete package. You do not have to understand all the "nitty-gritty" technical details that lie underneath.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Since Mendix requires less deep technical knowledge, it allows more business and process minded developers to become really successful Mendix developers/consultants. This allows for a different way of working in my organization, where there... more»

What needs improvement?

Pricing: Development is free, but deploying applications in production requires a monthly fee, based on the amount of users. This makes Mendix unfit for small businesses, since they can rarely afford high monthly costs. Also, Mendix cloud... more»
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Real User
Senior Technology Consultant at Oracle India Pvt. Ltd
Nov 21 2016

What is most valuable?

* Java as a programming language * Drag n Drop/Declarative binding of the UI components with back end services * Out of the box support for Data Visualization components * With latest version, full read and write offline sync support *... more»

How has it helped my organization?

With existing Java developers and minimum learning curve we are able to build Mobile Native applications. This avoided recruiting a separate team for mobile app development and training them. As we can deploy apps developed using MAF to... more»

What needs improvement?

Deployment and run time performances can be improved. Takes lot of time to support new versions of the OSes and platforms.
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Real User
Mobile Architect at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 31 2017

What is most valuable?

One of the most valuable features is that we are using the IBM MobileFirst, which is actually providing a gateway to all the mobile resources either for the employees or for the consumers. So, that is very important for us.

How has it helped my organization?

It is very beneficial as without this solution, we have to go out for using Edwards Performance Solutions. Thus, the benefits of that is providing access management for the enterprise user as well as for the consumer. So, that would be very... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see machine learning and iWork as a part of the product. That is what we are actually heading towards to support all the incidents. Basically, iWork is the one that we are looking to add to this product.
Mendix
Mendix
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Senior Software Architect at a tech services company
Nov 16 2017

What is most valuable?

There is not one feature that is better than the others. All are good because it is a platform and the features work well together. The power is in the entire solution provided. You have one answer for: * MDD - Model Driven Development * DTAP... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We can deliver six times faster than working with regular third generation languages. Also, the platform helps set up a proper software development architecture on an enterprise level. "Security by design" is also a phrase for Mendix.

What needs improvement?

I see little to no improvements to its core functionality since Mendix 7 was rolled out, creating web apps for businesses. From Mendix 6 until 7, options on creating mobile apps have improved, but offline capabilities are not mature enough.... more»
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Real User
Operations and IT Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 501-1,000 employees
May 25 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature in my experience is that you can develop it just one time for several OS's. This is a native option for MAF, the programming language used by Mobile Cloud Service. You just need to develop or program the app one time... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We were able to develop an app for our sales reps in just three months, improving their day-to-day tasks. It helped as we did not need to install a development machine as everything is in the cloud. The development tools are easy to use by... more»

What needs improvement?

There are internal processes that need improvement, such as time-off requests and expense report workflows. With the expense reports, for example, we need to collect all physical tickets, fill in an Excel report with the details of each... more»
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Kony Solutions
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Solutions Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 29 2018

What do you think of Kony?

Primary Use Case The primary use case is for mobile development. • Improvements to My Organization You can build your own customized, native, mobile applications in an efficient matter.  • Valuable Features It is an important solution for reducing the development efforts by developing a mobile application efficiently, in a shorter period of time, across multiple platforms, such as Android and iOS. • Use of Solution One to three years. • Stability Issues It is stable. They do release it in patches once in a while. So if you are upgrading those patches, it is stable. • Scalability Issues It has a high scalability. I have no issues with it. • Customer Service and Technical Support I would rate their tech support as a seven out of 10. They need to improve their...
Mendix
Mendix
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Real User
CISSP at a retailer
Aug 13 2017

What is most valuable?

Built-in security, easy of use, support and available examples of how to use it. The built-in security makes security-by-design from the start possible. The local modeler is easy to use. For the few occasions that I need support, after a... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I use it to learn how to program Mendix.

What needs improvement?

Indeed nothing is 100% perfect. But who am I to say what should be better? Nevertheless, I think Mendix is very strong if you want to store and retrieve something in a database. My personal experience with connecting the LoRa device (which... more»
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Appium
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Real User
QA Lead at a tech vendor
Aug 20 2017

What do you think of Appium?

Valuable Features Support for both Android and IOS. It simplifies the testing setup. • Improvements to My Organization It saves a large amount of QA resources needed for doing smoke tests and sanity checks on new versions of the app on several phones and OS versions. • Room for Improvement Usability. The documentation is not always easy to follow, especially the advanced setup part, where the IOS predicates usage. Also, the Appium inspector, a tool which allows you to inspect screen elements, is rather tricky to setup. • Use of Solution Three years. • Stability Issues Yes. Sometimes the mobile environment reset and application installation are slow. Sometimes you need to kill and restart the Appium app. I have seen constant improvements though. • Scalability...
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Application Developer at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 24 2016

What is most valuable?

Oracle MAF allows deployment of a mobile app to both Android and iOS. It's one code base for both platforms.

How has it helped my organization?

It actually simplifies the development. For both platforms, we use one programming language, which is Java. It is easier for a developer to develop an app from scratch; it's pretty easy.

What needs improvement?

One of the features that would interest me would be mobile app analytics, which would allow us to track mobile app usage. I think they need to invest more into the functionality of this framework. That's one reason for my rating. Another... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Senior Developer at a tech services company
Jun 28 2017

What do you think of Oracle Mobile Cloud Service?

Valuable Features The hybrid framework and drag/drop features are the most valuable. With these features, it can eliminate some specific skills for specific platforms. For UI components, it's amazing enough to make it user-friendly. • Improvements to My Organization With the drag/drop, task flow, easy installation and others features, Oracle MAF can help the organization to make the mobile solution easy and quick. • Room for Improvement Performance and size of the applications produced can be improved. • Use of Solution I only joined the development of Oracle MAF around a month ago, but I have researched mobile application frameworks for around three months. • Scalability Issues There were no issues with the scalability. • Customer Service and Technical...
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Intellect
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Real User
Contract Management Expert at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 25 2017

What do you think of Intellect BPM?

Valuable Features It's allowed us to quickly develop some basic applications or solutions to replace existing ones. • Improvements to My Organization I think it's a good tool to use as a stepping stone. I can use the spreadsheets with something basic where they can keep track of all the information in a central location and control it with access control, user groups, things like that. • Room for Improvement I'd like to have the ability to customize the look and feel of the system to more like HTML5/CSS where we can control the colors of the tables and match the logos. • Use of Solution We've used it for three years. • Deployment Issues We've had issues with deployment, but more so with the upgrades. There have been a lot of nice changes, but they've caused...
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Business Engineer / Consultant
IT consultant and Mendix specialist with a focus on the HR sector. Specialties: Mendix specialist Software integration Strategic ict consultancy Chain computerisation Enterprise Resource Planning Project Management (IPMA / Prince II) Public policy
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Senior Technical Consultant
5-jährige Erfahrung mit Oracle Middleware Produkten gesammelt, insbesondere als Oracle ADF Berater in mehreren Projekten tätig. Konzeption und Entwicklung. Spezialgebiete: Schulung, Beratung, Oracle ADF, Oracle MAF, Java, Android
Reviewed Oracle Mobile Cloud Service: The AMPA with offline functionality and SQLite cache...
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Senior level information technology and management experience. Industry background spans technology, financial, government plus healthcare, and includes Fortune 500 global companies. Extensive knowledge working with board members and business executives at all levels, managing large and complex... more>>

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