Oracle Application Express (APEX) Review

Develop applications quickly and easily, with excellent technical support


What is our primary use case?

The primary use case of this solution is for developing applications to help with the daily work, customer support, and for production in small to medium-sized businesses.

How has it helped my organization?

It's a large organization producing energy. APEX is a platform that helps in the daily works of many parts of the organization. It is not producing any energy, although it is helping us to save energy that is is the result of friction between the different areas of the enterprise.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are security, stability, and ease of implementation. 

You can concentrate on the solution. You don't have to worry about the environment, the security, the servers, or the access. It is all there automatically.

Communication and solutions are easier to use.

What needs improvement?

The collaboration and the workflow engine could use some improvement. If you have a larger team working with APEX, it is not that easy to synchronize the team. It is easier with a code-rich application because of the tools. It is not that easy in a low-code environment.

In the next release, I would like to see a better workflow tool.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution since 2005.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is very stable. We have never experienced any issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This solution is scalable. We have not come anywhere near the maximum with our engines. 

We have never experienced any performance issues or performance warnings in our company.

We have 3000 users in our company, but not all of them are using the same application at the same time.

We have many applications with many departments and it's used every day. They are using applications with APEX. They are not developing in APEX, but they are using APEX solutions to launch, for feedback, for security, and monitoring.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is excellent.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously, we did not use another solution. We used a different form of Oracle. There haven't been that many solutions available or programming platforms. APEX was the first local solution.

It was the only solution at the time.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is quite straightforward and very easy.

With one person, it took half an hour to install and get running.

We have two people to maintain this solution.

What about the implementation team?

This solution was implemented 15 years ago with the help of our team.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There are zero costs. It's a free solution with no additional costs.

We are using a point system, but it's only being used with a few applications at the moment.

What other advice do I have?

Once you start to develop with APEX, you will be hated by programmers and coders. They will want to show you that they can do the same as you can do. 

My advice would be to just use this solution.

I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

19.2
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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