Paul ParisiEnterprise Architect at Mobiliser
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"Process culture is making noise inside the organization because now, everybody knows that their time is being monitored."
"Since implementing we have had a faster time to solution, with fewer resources needed."
"The process models provide self-documenting systems."
"We appreciate the drag and drop functionality and the easy to access plug and play features."
"Appian also has very flexible local integration."
"Good workflow engines that bridge the gaps of processes."
"Form building capabilities and well thought out process modelling are key points to this product."
"In terms of interface, it's very good. In terms of infrastructure, it's amazing and already using multiple tools behind the scenes. It's a low-code platform, so it's very easy to implement."
"There are two most valuable features: one is the ability to pull data from a bunch of different places and put them together. And the second is the speed at which you can get a new app developed. So instead of waiting months for this new app to come out, if you have an internal team putting it together, you can roll it out in weeks. I've even seen days. It's incredible how fast you can make changes."
"VINYL has really helped us speed up application development at a reasonable cost."
"VINYL has given us the ability to really improve the speed with which we deploy releases and respond to the good ideas that our people have."
"One of the most valuable features of the solution is how rapid we can implement it, going from a design to an operational concept in a very short period of time."
"It's made things seamless and it's more efficient, and there's an audit trail where it wasn't there before."
"The product is super fast at getting things done."
"Zudy has increased development speed. What would take us months to be able to complete, we're getting done in a matter of weeks. I have a number of projects that we were working on that I thought that we'd [only] be able to get completed by next year. We've already completed them and we're still in the year 2020."
"The feature that I find most valuable with Zudy VINYL is how flexible it is. There are so many ways that you can connect data to it and there are so many features that are out-of-the-box that make the product very flexible and easy and easy to work with. It's got a great user interface which makes it a nice looking product that our employees are able to engage with quickly."
"The documentation needs to be improved."
"We would like to have more granular control for interface styling."
"My only request is that they decrease the license costs."
"The solution could use some more tutorials to help brand new users figure out how to use the product effectively."
"They should provide more flexibility so designers can create a more picture perfect device."
"Lacks integration with other products."
"Authoring tool is slow to use resulted in limitations on how quickly solutions can be built."
"It is also not easy to learn. Training tutorials could be improved."
"Some new features I think I'd like to see is visibility into running jobs so that we can see what the status is, or it's not stuck in its process and doing its thing, or how much longer it's going to take. I'd also like to see a native calendaring function so we can put calendars into our apps with maybe even recurring tasks or appointments and that sort of thing. We'd also like to see multi-select lists. The users being able to pick multiple things to filter on and get a list and be able to export that list."
"The features that I'd like to see in VINYL next would be the ability to have more control over, or have a rule-based control over column headings and column labels."
"I'd like to see the next release of VINYL have more user interface solutions to it, so that it could be a more user-friendly product on the front end for the customers that are utilizing the tool. We didn't have a solution to help automate all of our reporting in the past which identified the need to make sure that we could tap into our data sources and automate all of our reporting, which is exactly why we needed the tool."
"Right now it's very dependent on having an imagination to understand."
"There are some acknowledged technical limitations. I was looking to do some metadata manipulation, which is very atypical. Zudy said that they will work on building me a workaround. If there is a weakness, that would be it."
"Upload time of documents that needed to be uploaded was a request that we were having an issue with. That issue got resolved in [near] real time, within probably 30 minutes."
"It might help if they put out different types that would provide different ways to view the data. I'd like to see more on that."
"I don't have a lot of negative things to say about the platform. One of the things we joke about, because it is very minor in detail, is that as with any platform, when you're hosting a live webinar on a GoToMeeting or a Zoom, everything slows down a little bit. So when you're doing a live demo internally with folks, the platform can go a step slower. That's not necessarily just a Zudy thing."
"The cost depends on the number of users, although I recommend taking an unlimited license."
"The solution offers a monthly subscription model. That's what we use. I recall it being about $90 a month. They do have different tiers."
"It's an enterprise tool and can be used by enterprise only. So it's a very expensive tool."
"The licensing will be on a monthly basis. We are estimating that cost to be around $2000 to maybe $3,000 per month. We don't foresee any costs above that."
"The licensing costs we pay are, I believe about 5,000 a month. That's every quarter. We've been doing it for about a year now, and the prices have remained steady. We feel it's a reasonable cost for what we're getting because it's unlimited users. So as big as you want to make it, you're not constrained by a per-user licensing cost or any of those other restrictions, so that's going to stifle your development."
"Our licensing costs are approximately 100K annually, and from my perspective, that really is quite the value with the flexibility and what we're getting from the product."
"The value for us for VINYL is that we've got one fee that we're paying per year and we can deploy and build as many apps and bring in as many users as we need."
"Compared to if I used traditional methods, such as hiring developers and setting up systems, VINYL is costing me less than half of what it would normally cost."
"Pricing and licensing are on par with or better than what we were looking at and what we had. That was also one of the key factors for making the decision. We cut our costs in half by going over to the Zudy platform."
"The pricing and licensing of Zudy are fair."
"We haven't really had any issues with pricing. Like with any good partnership, you're paying a fair and good price for a good product. That's where great partnerships are developed, when one side doesn't feel like they won in a deal; when both sides feel like they won. That's where we are with Zudy VINYL."
"The pricing and the licensing of Zudy are reasonable. Pricing is always a tricky thing. It could be a little simpler, but they're doing well. I'm happy with it."
Zudy is a visionary enterprise application development company with a breakthrough low-code platform known as VINYL. VINYL’s patented technology-agnostic development environment turns mobile and web into one, enabling enterprises to build highly configurable applications in just days rather than months or years. Using VINYL, enterprises can dramatically increase the number of new applications they can build from an average of three per year to more than 50.
Find out more about how Zudy VINYL's code-free platform can speed up your enterprise application development process. Contact Zudy to find out more.
Appian is ranked 5th in Rapid Application Development Software with 11 reviews while Zudy VINYL is ranked 6th in Rapid Application Development Software with 10 reviews. Appian is rated 8.6, while Zudy VINYL is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Appian writes "Offers flexible local integration that we have used extensively to integrate with our Legacy system". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zudy VINYL writes "This is the first time something has been able to pull off my dream, and have it up and running in a fraction of the time". Appian is most compared with ServiceNow, Pega BPM, Camunda Platform, Mendix and OutSystems, whereas Zudy VINYL is most compared with QuickBase, OutSystems, Microsoft PowerApps, ServiceNow and Salesforce Platform. See our Appian vs. Zudy VINYL report.
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