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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»
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»
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»
Mendix provides the big-picture to the detail and the detail to the big-picture and they do that well. The tool chain allows one to model the business in the easy-to-use Business Modeller, then to deploy the app server with the model, deploy... more»
Mendix has helped to dissolve the divide between “business” and “IT”, between business speak and technical jargon, between classical project management and disciplined agile delivery. It reduces friction to deliver projects iteratively and... more»
We need better support for master data management, consuming corporate dictionaries and exporting the models to others. We also need better reporting and visualisation as this is a critical part of each app and currently the reporting side... more»
* 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»
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»
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»
The single most beneficial feature is the rapid development and prototyping of the product. I was able to construct real demoable software in a very short time and show the client. The technology is a no-brainer and allows me to focus on the... more»
During an implementation of a Rules Engine for Credit Risk and Loan Eligibility which integrates various Credit Bureaux data systems for online loan applications, we experienced some performance issues. We then broke out into four teams to... more»
Reporting isn't Mendix' strong suite. The Business Modeler is amazing for rapid application development but the Reporting lags behind. Mendix relies on third party products who specialize in reporting to supplement their product. Other areas... more»
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»
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»
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»
It as an integrated server with one-click deployment. The deployment of Eclipse to analyse a code-based environment with XML to domain mapping by having just the XSD. Visual Programming is fairly intuitive and intricacies of code syntaxes are... more»
We were able to completely refactor middleware from SAP BPM to Mendix. This was done in a relatively short time and the product created a common language between developers and business analysts that facilitated the translation of business... more»
I think it has made some good/significant changes like Model API and a presence in AWS as well as integration with cloud foundry. Going forward some important improvements would be the inclusion of support for non-relational databases .... more»
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»
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.
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»
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»
* The AMPA (A-Team Mobile Persistence Accelerator) with offline functionality and SQLite cache * Possibility to deploy to three different platforms * Easy to consume REST web services * A lot of nice visualisation components with animations... more»
It has helped the organization to reduce the turnaround time and improve productivity as it equipped us to churn out cross-platform applications faster. It's helped us to handle end-to-end lifecycle for enterprise mobility solutions. On top... more»
* The ability to quickly develop a master-details relationship. * Drill-down capability from anywhere, whether you are on the chart, table or screen. * Develop a consolidated tables with summary reports, and the workflow structure and... more»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
* 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»
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»
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.
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»
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.
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»
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.
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»
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»
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»
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»
The most valuable features of Mendix includes the most vital logic building component called the microflows which cuts down the need to write code and instead using logic blocks to interpret the way the function should work. As part of... more»
The main way in which this product has improved my organisations functions is the ability to promote agile methodology and rapid development. It also allows users see what has been developed quicker than writing physical code. This means it... more»
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»
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»
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
• 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.
IT consultant and Mendix specialist with a focus on the HR sector.
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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
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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