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Pros
"I can have a SharePoint list and connect with users through PowerApps to present the information.""It's a very workable solution because it's an automated way of making applications. You have a template, you have the application know-how,""There are a lot of different applications; you can connect PowerApps, or Flow, or Power BI to many different types of applications to interchange data.""The initial setup was very easy.""The most valuable feature is the simple data connectivity components.""Can design apps quickly and can connect to any database.""The solution is very good. It's very full. You can do almost anything.""There's a lot of online knowledge on the solution, to the point where new users can basically teach themselves how to use the solution."

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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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Cons
"The editor in the Web browser could be improved because it can be difficult to implement the commands in the buttons.""The product could be improved by making it a production application and enabling the export of apps.""The solution is evolving very fast and every month new features are introduced. Sometimes it's difficult to catch up with all the evolution that's happening. I had to focus on Power BI for a while and left PowerApps at the side for a couple of months and when I came back, it had changed its interface and moved components around.""I have always felt that you need an IT background to use this solution.""Integration with databases and other tools needs to be improved.""Customer support needs improvement.""This tool doesn't have an internal database. It only relies on the data layer of Microsoft Cloud.""One of the major problems with it is what PowerApps calls the delegation warning. Regardless of what platform, data source, et cetera, that you're using, you can't retrieve more than 2000 records."

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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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Pricing and Cost Advice
"If you start to use any premium connectors that are not stored in a SharePoint list or on an Excel workbook, then it costs $4 per user per month. If you want unlimited, it's about $16 per month for unlimited apps, and unlimited connectors.""The company has a subscription where you can use certain features for free, but there are features that require a premium subscription to use.""The enterprise-level costs a great deal of money, and you have to purchase additional licenses to scale it.""We use the Office 365 package, and Microsoft PowerApps is a part of the package. We don't pay any separate price for this. There are no additional costs. We just pay for the Office 365 package.""There are two licensing costs, one is pay-as-you-go, or you can develop it for one year.""This is not an expensive product and there are no licensing fees.""It is not expensive. There is no licensing cost.""The pricing is too expensive and the licensing system is complicated. There are many pages of instruction on how to do the calculations for the price."

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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."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The solution is very good. It's very full. You can do almost anything.
Top Answer: The setup costs depend on the organization (it's professional knowledge) and it's assets location once the basic data and application is in Azure the setup effort will be very cost effective. For… more »
Top Answer: 1. The licensing lakes a plan for a mass number of external users on the app. 2. The Data layer based on Azure data layer which complicates the environment, the min. required knowledge (citizen… more »
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

PowerApps enables a broad range of app scenarios to be created that infuse digital transformation into manual and outdated processes. Use both canvas and model-driven apps to build PowerApps that solve business problems for task and role-specific scenarios like inspections, field sales enablement, prospect to cash, and integrated marketing views.

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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Sample Customers
TransAlta, Rackspace, TelstraHepart AG, pharmasol, SATLOG, Collège Bois-de-Boulogne
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company33%
University8%
Printing Company8%
Insurance Company8%
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government7%
Construction Company5%
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Aerospace/Defense Firm14%
Government14%
Financial Services Firm14%
Pharma/Biotech Company14%
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Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government7%
Media Company5%
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Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise45%
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Small Business53%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise35%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft PowerApps vs. Oracle Application Express (APEX) and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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Microsoft PowerApps is ranked 4th in Rapid Application Development Software with 21 reviews while Oracle Application Express (APEX) is ranked 6th in Rapid Application Development Software with 9 reviews. Microsoft PowerApps is rated 7.8, while Oracle Application Express (APEX) is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Microsoft PowerApps writes "Affordable, customizable, and easy to set up ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Application Express (APEX) writes "Powerful development assistance can dramatically speed your production and deployment time ". Microsoft PowerApps is most compared with OutSystems, Microsoft Azure App Service, Mendix, ServiceNow and QuickBase, whereas Oracle Application Express (APEX) is most compared with Oracle Visual Builder Cloud Service, Microsoft Azure App Service, OutSystems, Salesforce Platform and ServiceNow. See our Microsoft PowerApps vs. Oracle Application Express (APEX) report.

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