Compare Appian vs. Oracle Application Express (APEX)

Appian is ranked 3rd in Rapid Application Development Software with 11 reviews while Oracle Application Express (APEX) is ranked 10th in Rapid Application Development Software with 2 reviews. Appian is rated 8.4, while Oracle Application Express (APEX) is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of Appian writes "We are creating workflows in an agile manner". 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, OutSystems 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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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.The reporting is not as good as in similar products. They could also improve the dashboards.It needs better integration with our existing application ecosystem.

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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.It's good value for the price.I think that if somebody is really serious at looking at business value, then by all means, the product is well worth the value. You get representative business value for the price that you pay for the product, and for the implementation of the product.Product pricing compared to some of the earlier vendors, like IBM, CA, and Oracle, is quite well-priced. Although, we do feel that as we increase the number of users and the workload increases, we will have to spend more.We will have to have a dialogue or negotiate a price for future use. To start with, it is a reasonable price. As we go ahead, we will have to make sure the costs are inline with our expectations as we grow our user base and workloads.

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APEX itslelf is a free product, but you will need to license peripheral components.

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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%
University13%
Transportation Company13%
Software R&D Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company24%
Financial Services Firm18%
Comms Service Provider7%
Transportation Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company36%
Government24%
Comms Service Provider14%
Non Profit6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise53%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise72%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise44%
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