Compare Appian vs. Oracle Application Express (APEX)

Appian is ranked 7th in Rapid Application Development Software with 6 reviews while Oracle Application Express (APEX) is ranked 11th in Rapid Application Development Software with 4 reviews. Appian is rated 8.2, while Oracle Application Express (APEX) is rated 9.6. The top reviewer of Appian writes "Low-code characteristics lead to fast development cycles". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Application Express (APEX) writes "Powerful development assistance can dramatically speed your production and deployment time ". Appian is most compared with Pega BPM, ServiceNow and Camunda BPM, whereas Oracle Application Express (APEX) is most compared with Microsoft PowerApps, Oracle Visual Builder Cloud Service and Microsoft Azure App Service. See our Appian vs. Oracle Application Express (APEX) report.
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Pros
Form building capabilities and well thought out process modelling are key points to this product.The process models provide self-documenting systems.Since implementing we have had a faster time to solution, with fewer resources needed.Process culture is making noise inside the organization because now, everybody knows that their time is being monitored.Another advantage of this tool is its reports and records. You can maintain dashboards, layouts. If you with a Java solution, it takes six months time. If you use this tool, you can finish in one or one and a half months' time.There is a version coming out every six months with performance improvements.Call Web Service Smart Service - Web service integrations with other systems are super simple and fast to create, supported by low code menus.Write to Data Store Entity - Saving data in SQL databases is done easily using entities. Entities (CDTs in Appian terminology) define relationships and target schema tables via XSD files.

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It's fairly easy to make a user-friendly interface.The most valuable features are security, stability, and ease of implementation.This product will speed up development time with helpful production aids.It provides attractive GUIs allowing professionally-styled applications without the need to know HTML, CSS, or JavaScript.

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Cons
Authoring tool is slow to use resulted in limitations on how quickly solutions can be built.My only request is that they decrease the license costs.We would like to have more granular control for interface styling.The documentation needs to be improved.Even though the company has made great improvements in online documentation, featuring rich material which includes case studies of real-life use cases, the material could definitely be better in quality and coverage of use cases.A point of improvement would be the SAIL forms. The built-in tool used to generate forms does not have debugging support (to view local variables as they change on live preview, and step-by-step valuation) which is a big drawback for form development. Moreover, the script language used to build SAIL forms does not support inheritance or lambda expressions (functions as arguments of other functions), which makes the code base more verbose.

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It has a bit of a strict framework, you have to make all the time adjustments in their JavaScript. Another downside is that it's only available for Oracle databases.The collaboration and the workflow engine could use some improvement.Being able to only design with HTML and CSS can be limiting as to what can be accomplished.We would like to see tighter integration with the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The cost depends on the number of users, although I recommend taking an unlimited license.

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It's a free solution with no additional costs.APEX itslelf is a free product, but you will need to license peripheral components.

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9.5
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Also Known As
Appian BPM, Appian AnyWhere, Appian Enterprise BPMSOracle APEX
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Overview
With Appian, your organization can rapidly build, deploy, use, and scale problem-solving apps. And with the flexibility of on-premises and cloud portability, you'll always address your unique challenges the way that makes the most sense for you.

Application Express enables users to design, develop and deploy beautiful, responsive, database-driven applications using only web browser. The Oracle Application Express engine runs directly in the Oracle Database and exploits the database's extraordinarily scalable and efficient architecture. Its framework provides numerous security features out-of-the-box and helps authenticate users using LDAP, Oracle Single-signon, Oracle Database credentials, or HTTP Header variable.

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Sample Customers
Hansard Global plc, Punch Taverns, Pirelli, Crawford & Company, EDP Renewables, Queensland Government Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning (, Bank of TennesseeHepart AG, pharmasol, SATLOG, Coll├Ęge Bois-de-Boulogne
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm50%
Software R&D Company13%
Healthcare Company13%
University13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company31%
Financial Services Firm14%
Comms Service Provider11%
Government8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company48%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government13%
Insurance Company3%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise44%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise71%
REVIEWERS
Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise36%
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