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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 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
"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 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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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.""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.""Pricing is expensive, overall on an enterprise system but we consider that it gives corresponding value in the product."

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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."

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Top Answer: I like the way that it automatically goes into the spreadsheets and the users can deal with it.
Top Answer: There is a trial version available that can be used free of charge.
Top Answer: There is not a lot of Wiki help or in Google, but there is some.
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: It is a fairly useful and user-friendly tool for salespersons. It is very extensive and flexible. You can customize it for your needs, and you can use whatever you want. I like Salesforce.
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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.

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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Hepart AG, pharmasol, SATLOG, Collège Bois-de-Boulogne
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Top Industries
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Government25%
Aerospace/Defense Firm13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Pharma/Biotech Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider22%
Government8%
Media Company4%
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Computer Software Company27%
Cloud Provider9%
Recreational Facilities/Services Company9%
Media Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider17%
Government6%
Media Company5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business61%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise30%
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Small Business52%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise24%
Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle Application Express (APEX) vs. Salesforce Platform and other solutions. Updated: March 2021.
475,208 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Oracle Application Express (APEX) is ranked 7th in Rapid Application Development Software with 15 reviews while Salesforce Platform is ranked 8th in Rapid Application Development Software with 16 reviews. Oracle Application Express (APEX) is rated 8.6, while Salesforce Platform is rated 8.0. 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 Salesforce Platform writes "Empowers our sales team with a common platform, but lacks a few niche integrations". Oracle Application Express (APEX) is most compared with Microsoft PowerApps, Oracle Visual Builder Cloud Service, Microsoft Azure App Service, OutSystems and Appian, whereas Salesforce Platform is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Microsoft PowerApps, Amazon AWS, Appian and ServiceNow. See our Oracle Application Express (APEX) vs. Salesforce Platform report.

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