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Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Azure vs. Salesforce App Cloud and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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Pros
The most valuable feature is the interface.It is a flexible solution that is straightforward to use.The most valuable feature of Microsoft Azure is that it is easy to use.Reliable with ease of provisional services.I like the ExpressRoute because that makes it easy to configure connectivity to Azure-hosted services.The most valuable features are the interface and customizability.It comes with a lot of ready-made studies that we can connect with other existing Microsoft applications, for example, Office, Outlook, Chatline, and OneDrive. Everything is behind the scenes running with Azure. It's easy to build the connectors.The time to market is fast compared back to the traditional on-premise hosting. That is one of the better things I can say because there is no need to worry. The Pack services will enable it to start immediately.

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The most valuable feature is ease of use.Features they are integrating to the other services.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.We haven't had any issues with stability so far.The most valuable features are quick customization, solid deployment processes, and excellent reliability.

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Cons
The price could be improved as well as the interface speed, and technical support.Stability can suffer in the context of a large architecture.The pricing can be reduced.More expensive than other solutions without justification.Azure could be made more user-friendly.Dashboards and reporting could be improved.They are a bit closed on the customization side. If they open the customization then it will be very good.There were also a lot of constraints with the serverless parts.

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The marketing automation needs improvement.They need an easy way of getting details and then adding to it and then being able to do it in a more simplified wayThe solution offers upgrades at a slower pace. The solution needs to keep up with competitors.I would like to have integration with Google.The cost of data storage is an issue once the company grows.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The cost is a little high and can be more competitive.Pricing of Microsoft Azure services depends on the build of what you prepare to deploy.It is important to consider ROI when looking at the cost of a subscription.The pricing for us is higher because we are using IaaS.Reducing the price would be of benefit to our customers.The licensing fees are more than $1,000,000 USD annually.Monthly billing convenience reduced cost overheads up to 70 percent.It's a very expensive machine and I would like for them to improve the price. There are smaller sized competitors who offer cheaper prices.

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It is an expensive program.

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It was very user-friendly when setting up the virtual machines and console. It was an easy task for my team to create virtual servers and start replications.
Top Answer: It should have cost optimization tools. Customers are required to use third-party applications to avoid usage complications. Also, charging on downloads is not a good option, especially when it moves… more »
Top Answer: Implementation of Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery solution, where we used Carbonite Availability as the primary tool and Microsoft Azure as secondary/target location. Real-time replication… more »
Top Answer: Salesforce Applications are developed in a low-code proprietary environment (i.e. a "comfortable/productive/expensive walled garden"). Cloud foundry is made to work with open-source apps/code (which… 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.
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Also Known As
Windows Azure, AzureSalesforce1, Force.com, Salesforce Platform
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Overview

Windows Azure is Microsoft's cloud platform where developers can create, deploy, and maintain their apps. This cloud application platform allows developers to concentrate on the actual applications, while it takes care of all the elements behind the apps.

Windows Azure offers open across multiple frameworks,languages, and tools. It is fully scalable, localized in that it is hosted globally in many datacenters, and has widespread capabilities are, catering for all elements of application development, deployment, and management.

Azure is comprised of several different service modules,including Infrastructure; Web; Mobile; Dev & Test; Big Data; Media;Storage, Backup & Recovery; and Identity & Access Management.

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
BMW, Toyota, easyJet, NBC Sports, HarperCollins, Aviva, TalkTalk Business, Avanade, and Telenor.ADP
Top Industries
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Manufacturing Company17%
Financial Services Firm14%
Computer Software Company14%
Government7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company49%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company8%
Retailer4%
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Computer Software Company48%
Comms Service Provider12%
Media Company9%
Government4%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Azure vs. Salesforce App Cloud and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
437,557 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in PaaS Clouds with 17 reviews while Salesforce App Cloud is ranked 7th in PaaS Clouds with 5 reviews. Microsoft Azure is rated 8.2, while Salesforce App Cloud is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Microsoft Azure writes "This helps us meet multiple requirements other PaaS solutions do not but there is a lot of room for improvement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Salesforce App Cloud writes "Offers good integration and has good stability ". Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Google Firebase, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, IBM Public Cloud and SAP S4HANA on AWS, whereas Salesforce App Cloud is most compared with Amazon AWS, Microsoft PowerApps, Appian, ServiceNow and Appium. See our Microsoft Azure vs. Salesforce App Cloud report.

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