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Pros
"IBM is the only vendor to offer integration with blockchain for smart contract development.""My favorite component of IBM's solution is Node-RED, which greatly shortens the amount of time required to develop, test, and deploy new applications."

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"The most valuable features are quick customization, solid deployment processes, and excellent reliability.""We haven't had any issues with stability so far.""I'm not sure what the most valuable aspect of the solution is, but I can say that their finance and auditing systems are quite impressive. You can audit in different invoices right to procurement. It's all quite seamless.""Features they are integrating to the other services.""The most valuable feature is ease of use.""The product is pretty responsive.""The queue management of the solution is its most valuable aspect."

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Cons
"After the initial excitement period with Node-RED is over, you crave the need of additional integrations to third-party services."

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"The cost of data storage is an issue once the company grows.""I would like to have integration with Google.""The solution offers upgrades at a slower pace. The solution needs to keep up with competitors.""They need an easy way of getting details and then adding to it and then being able to do it in a more simplified way""The marketing automation needs improvement.""Better flexibility in editing emails created from templates would be great, and being able to add hyperlinks in emails for scheduling meetings would allow us to automate more.""If you have resellers or distributors, you just need to figure out a way to set up the system in the backend. Since every company is different, it takes a little bit of time to figure that out.""The initial setup is rather complex."

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"IBM has a free tier and payment option depending on the products selected.""You are allocated a minimum amount of resources in the free tier. This seems fair and highly scalable, as you pay per usage as per cloud pricing schemes.""The pricing models should be reworked to the needs of a wider range of companies. Some customers will not be able to afford it until quite a few years into production, even after good PoC results and a successful launch."

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"It is an expensive program."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: IBM is the only vendor to offer integration with blockchain for smart contract development.
Top Answer: IBM has a free tier and payment option depending on the products selected. The pricing models should be reworked to the needs of a wider range of companies. Some customers will not be able to afford… more »
Top Answer: I feel that IBM is still primarily for techies as far as the user interface is concerned. Since there are now guys coming from non-IT backgrounds, I feel that some improvement is needed compared to… more »
Top Answer: Features they are integrating to the other services.
Top Answer: The pricing of the solution is fine. The enterprise purchase was for our entire organization.
Top Answer: If you compare it with Appian, there are business rules that you are dealing with. With less code, we are making a higher standard. So maybe, in the future, Salesforce can make it a more integral part… more »
Ranking
14th
out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
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Rating
6.0
7th
out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
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6,611
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7
Average Words per Review
476
Rating
8.0
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Also Known As
Salesforce1, Force.com, Salesforce App Cloud
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Overview

Cloud Foundry, home of the open source application development technologies CF Application Runtime and CF Container Runtime, is more than a platform. It’s a flexible way of embracing digital transformation that helps businesses evolve in the face of constant change. To put it another way, with Cloud Foundry, companies can rest assured they will have the right tool for the right job.

The Salesforce1 Platform brings together Force.com, Heroku, and ExactTarget into one family of cloud services all built API first to help deliver apps that connect products, users, and next generation experiences. Designed for scale and speed, it provides a fast way to build apps with open APIs, back-end services, integration tools, starter templates as well as powerful developer environments; there's no limit to what you can build.
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Sample Customers
Grape Up, c-Com, KONE, TITAN, CSAA, Bosch, Allstate, Verizon, West Corp., TelstraADP
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REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company29%
Cloud Provider14%
Recreational Facilities/Services Company14%
Media Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company40%
Comms Service Provider19%
Media Company7%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business48%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise29%
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Cloud Foundry is ranked 14th in PaaS Clouds with 1 review while Salesforce Platform is ranked 7th in PaaS Clouds with 8 reviews. Cloud Foundry is rated 6.0, while Salesforce Platform is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cloud Foundry writes "Node-RED shortens the amount of time required to develop, test, and deploy new applications. Eventually, you will crave the use of other third-party applications". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Salesforce Platform writes "Easy to use, good integration with different applications, and customizable to our business needs". Cloud Foundry is most compared with , whereas Salesforce Platform is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, Microsoft PowerApps, Appian and Oracle Application Express (APEX).

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