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"The security is the most valuable feature, in particular, the way I can give different access to different areas to different people, so you can really fine-tune access for different users."

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"It provides attractive GUIs allowing professionally-styled applications without the need to know HTML, CSS, or JavaScript.""This product will speed up development time with helpful production aids.""The most valuable features are security, stability, and ease of implementation.""It's fairly easy to make a user-friendly interface.""Efficient software delivery and a solution that works quickly.""The most valuable feature is the ease of use.""This is a good application for quickly creating public applications.""With only a browser, it is very easy to develop in a web environment."

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"The user interface for the systems that you build can use some improvement because as it is now, you have to do a lot of HTML and CSS to make it look modern."

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"We would like to see tighter integration with the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.""Being able to only design with HTML and CSS can be limiting as to what can be accomplished.""The collaboration and the workflow engine could use some improvement.""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.""Reporting needs to be accessed via third party tools.""Better connection and integration with non-Oracle databases is needed.""There is a problem with security because the applications store passwords in the configuration files.""Connections to the application pages are not handled well and at times more than one user can be accessing an application with the same ID."

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"This product has really good value, as it doesn't have a per-user cost, there's a flat fee."

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"APEX itslelf is a free product, but you will need to license peripheral components.""It's a free solution with no additional costs.""When buying the data license, APEX is included.""We have a full Oracle E-Business Suite license, and we use that license to develop applications. There's no license required for developing Oracle applications.""There is a trial version available that can be used free of charge."

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Top Answer: It's fairly easy to make a user-friendly interface.
Top Answer: 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.
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Overview

Knack helps non-programmers easily build beautiful, data-driven web apps. Data can be imported from spreadsheets and converted to an online database. Tools like search, forms, and tables are used to build web apps that work with the data. Apps can be published to any site and adapt to the surrounding design. Multiple versions can be published to different sites and for different audiences. Developers can extend these apps with a RESTful API, custom CSS, and JS event handlers.

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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Siemens Kaiser Permanente VMware SunChemical C.R. England Philips The Salvation Army United Way U.S. Green Building Council Cambridge University Press
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Government25%
Aerospace/Defense Firm13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Pharma/Biotech Company13%
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Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider22%
Government7%
Media Company4%
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Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise30%
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Knack is ranked 14th in Rapid Application Development Software with 1 review while Oracle Application Express (APEX) is ranked 7th in Rapid Application Development Software with 13 reviews. Knack is rated 9.0, while Oracle Application Express (APEX) is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Knack writes "Flexible and granular security options, good filtering, and the pricing model is cost-effective". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Application Express (APEX) writes "Powerful development assistance can dramatically speed your production and deployment time ". Knack is most compared with Zoho Creator, Caspio, Microsoft PowerApps, Amazon AWS and AWS Honeycode, whereas Oracle Application Express (APEX) is most compared with Microsoft PowerApps, Oracle Visual Builder Cloud Service, Microsoft Azure App Service, Salesforce Platform and OutSystems.

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