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"The initial setup was very easy. It's quite straightforward. Deployment took about fifteen minutes. Everything is well organized.""This product is very good because it is accessible in remote locations, and anyone can deploy from any place.""The price of IBM Cloud is most valuable for us. The service is personable and gives us a good rapport. I can't say it's the best, but it was enough for our needs.""The availability is second to none. Customer support is very good.""One of the features that I really like about IBM Cloud is the flexibility where you can order your own hardware.""This is a predictable and dependable service.""There is no installation for this product because it is a cloud product.""It is easy to deploy what you need for the initial setup"

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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.""We like that the technology is very agile and flexible in the sense that there's a large partner ecosystem within Salesforce Platform. This enables us to choose from many different partners with different advantages, and all of it can be done in a plug-and-play kind of way."

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Cons
"The solution needs to be more autonomous. It should let the DL go to allow for more jobs on the cloud. It could have a better interface as well.""I would like to see a more user-friendly deployment process in the next release of this solution.""Maybe performance enhancers and reports could be better improved. If they do so, it would be better. Of all the drawbacks I saw, this would be the biggest enhancement.""The deployment can be a bit of a pain. There are a lot of packages and a lot of options and it can require complex configuration to get it right.""There is not a lot of support for this solution, which is something that needs to be improved.""They could improve on customizing reporting capabilities.""It could be more secure.""The initial setup and the pricing are areas that need improvement."

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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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"We are using the trial version of this solution, so we have not paid anything.""The price of IBM Cloud is very cheap compared to competitors AWS and Azure.""The licensing fees are straightforward and predictable.""Pricing is not as fair as Amazon or Azure.""In order to be competitive, you have to commit to a contract for at least one year, but you pay a fixed monthly fee."

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"It is an expensive program.""The licensing is per user per month, which we took out a contract on a long time back. It's really an okay price for what solutions are available and for how many features and what kind of functionality you get.""The solution is a bit expensive.""It is expensive. Licensing is on an annual basis.""It is quite expensive. Its developers come at a premium cost, which makes it expensive.""It is expensive.""I have heard that it is fairly priced. It offers ROI.""It is very expensive. Its licensing is on a monthly basis."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: For non-complex applications, the IBM Cloud works fine and the price is much lower than the competitors.
Top Answer: The IBM Cloud is priced well, and much lower than offerings by the competitors. The commercial model is different from the other providers. In order to be competitive, you have to commit to a contract… more »
Top Answer: In Brazil, they only have one site, which is a big problem. They do not have a very good virtual network implemented, and the VPC is the most important feature that needs to be improved. They need to… more »
Top Answer: Our primary goal in the Salesforce App Cloud is to deliver the certificates I personalize based on the information in the company’s system. Visit here: Salesforce Online Training
Top Answer: There is very good documentation available and Salesforce offers good communication with its clients. It's very user-friendly and has a system that is easy to learn.
Top Answer: compared to other products in the Market...yes it is expensive little bit ....but has a very good value for money .... it is very customizable , very innovative  
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IBM Bluemix
Salesforce1, Force.com, Salesforce App Cloud
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Overview

IBM Cloud is a full-stack cloud platform that spans public, private and hybrid environments. Build with a robust suite of advanced data and AI tools, and draw on deep industry expertise to help you on your journey to the cloud.

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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Uvionics Tech, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Alpha Modus, Inventive, Web Business Consulting, FindBrok, SilverHook Powerboats, United Way of Allegheny County
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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider23%
Educational Organization6%
Financial Services Firm5%
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company29%
Non Profit12%
Recreational Facilities/Services Company6%
Educational Organization6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider17%
Government6%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise33%
REVIEWERS
Small Business47%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise32%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Public Cloud vs. Salesforce Platform and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
509,570 professionals have used our research since 2012.

IBM Public Cloud is ranked 7th in PaaS Clouds with 9 reviews while Salesforce Platform is ranked 4th in PaaS Clouds with 25 reviews. IBM Public Cloud is rated 7.8, while Salesforce Platform is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM Public Cloud writes "Flexible, user-friendly, and competitively-priced". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Salesforce Platform writes "Empowers our sales team with a common platform, but lacks a few niche integrations". IBM Public Cloud is most compared with Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Platform, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Dell EMC ECS, whereas Salesforce Platform is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Microsoft PowerApps, Amazon AWS, Oracle Application Express (APEX) and Bizagi. See our IBM Public Cloud vs. Salesforce Platform report.

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