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Pros
"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 most valuable features are case management and integration services.""While Pega technical support is okay, it also depends on the issues you need help with and who your contact is with Pega.""Powerful, full-featured business process management with excellent support""The solution's most valuable feature is its quick setup. Nowhere else you can create a good-looking application this quick. It's a fairly robust system.""The interface is quite simple and easy to use, even for beginners.""The stability has been good. We haven't had any issues.""It is easy to use, easy to understand, easy to implement and easy to enhance and we can do it as a Cloud. Also it is very user friendly.""The most valuable feature is the situational layer cake."

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Cons
"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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"The unit testing needs to improve, as well as the user interface.""What should be included is some UI features and maybe some integrations. This includes documentation on how the UI works.""Lack of stronger cloud support is somewhat inconvenient for users and implementation.""The pricing model needs to be improved. Right now, it's too expensive.""Pega currently is trying to add chatbots to their systems, and it's still quite immature. This part definitely needs to be improved.""The solution would benefit from more integration capabilities.""Sometimes when we are patching some data from the database, we are getting added as a timeout.""Compared to other BPM products, the interface is somewhat complex, so the usability could be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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"The licensing fees are based on the number of users.""May be somewhat more expensive than other solutions initially, but should have enhanced return on investment.""The price of this solution, including installation and configuration, is comparable to competing vendors.""The pricing is pretty good, compared to other similar products.""It's a user-based license where, as you scale the numbers of users, the price increases."

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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.
Top Answer: The solution offers excellent workflows.
Top Answer: We're constantly evaluating other products. We're looking at others on the market right now.
Top Answer: There are some UX shortcomings within the solution. However, it's my understanding that they have addressed them and in the next three months they will come out with a new updated version. They will… more »
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Oracle APEXPegasystems, SmartBPM
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Overview

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.

Pega BPM helps you simplify and automate your operations so that you can reduce costs and improve business agility. Pega's unique Build For Change technology delivers repeatable solutions that can be efficiently reused and tailored to meet the requirements of diverse customers, product lines, channels, and geographies.

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Sample Customers
Hepart AG, pharmasol, SATLOG, Collège Bois-de-BoulogneThe State of Maine, ANZ, Coca-Cola, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), ME, New South Wales, OptumRx, Texas Department of Transportation, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement
Top Industries
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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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Financial Services Firm44%
Computer Software Company38%
Retailer6%
Real Estate/Law Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company43%
Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm11%
Energy/Utilities Company4%
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Small Business53%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise35%
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise79%
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Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise75%
Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle Application Express (APEX) vs. Pega BPM and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
454,950 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Oracle Application Express (APEX) is ranked 6th in Rapid Application Development Software with 9 reviews while Pega BPM is ranked 2nd in Rapid Application Development Software with 15 reviews. Oracle Application Express (APEX) is rated 8.6, while Pega BPM is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Oracle Application Express (APEX) writes "Powerful development assistance can dramatically speed your production and deployment time ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pega BPM writes "Good case management and BPM workflow with easy cloud implementation". Oracle Application Express (APEX) is most compared with Microsoft PowerApps, Oracle Visual Builder Cloud Service, Microsoft Azure App Service, OutSystems and Bizagi, whereas Pega BPM is most compared with Camunda BPM, ServiceNow, Appian, IBM BPM and OutSystems. See our Oracle Application Express (APEX) vs. Pega BPM report.

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