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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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"We have seen a big improvement in the experience that we want to create for our end users.""Learning materials, such as online courses, are readily available.""The workflow feature really has a lot of value because you can create complex workflows in a simple, intuitive way with only a few clicks.""This is a development platform that provides us with a strong database and a low code environment.""The level of automation within the platform is great.""The main reason that people use ServiceNow is that performance is very good.""We work on it directly to send out tickets. It enables us to work seamlessly, we don't need to send them out manually. We can create a ticket and assign it in the system.""ServiceNow offers a lot of features when it comes to IT service management and IT operations management. What interested me in ServiceNow was that a lot of service management."

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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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"We would like to see AI used to automate some of the functionality in this solution.""The licensing for this solution, with respect to the user, needs to be improved.""The pricing model is complex and needs to be both lowered and simplified.""The basic reporting system is rather static.""The integration towards other ERP systems could be improved.""This platform is used more by large companies because it is a little bit expensive.""The cost has room for improvement. It is currently expensive.""The programming language is currently limited to JavaScript. So I would like to see more programming languages available, especially since they have come up with the machine-learning features. Some more languages would be an additional improvement."

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

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"Pricing is based on the number of users and user licenses, but the product is 20% to 30% more than the competition.""It's expensive and if you need some analytical views of your activity, there is an additional cost."

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Top Answer:  It has a well-designed architecture and is a simple 3rd party application.
Top Answer: Pricing is expensive overall on an enterprise system, but we consider that it gives corresponding value to the product. It becomes more expensive when more products are added to the main product. The… more »
Top Answer: It has been reported that the technology is tough to learn, and the service is expensive. The online supporting documentation could be better and offered in other languages, as Malaysian does not seem… more »
Top Answer: ServiceNow offers a lot of features when it comes to IT service management and IT operations management. What interested me in ServiceNow was that a lot of service management.
Top Answer: As for what can be improved, the licensing and the pricing models are confusing. At least I found it a bit confusing. There are a lot of hidden costs in all these. It's a bit costly. But as a cloud… more »
Top Answer: Our primary use cases for ServiceNow Now Platform include use incident management, problem management, case management, and our asset management. It's not used much for the business management part of… more »
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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.

ServiceNow is the fastest-growing enterprise cloud software company in the world above $1 billion (2018 revenue was $2.6 billion, up 36% year over year). We deliver digital workflows that create great experiences and unlock productivity to approximately 5,400 enterprise customers worldwide, including almost 75% of the Fortune 500.

As a purpose-driven company, making work, work better for people guides everything we do.

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Sample Customers
Hepart AG, pharmasol, SATLOG, Collège Bois-de-Boulogne
experian, beachbody, health partners
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Government25%
Aerospace/Defense Firm13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Pharma/Biotech Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider22%
Government8%
Media Company4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm7%
Government6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business61%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise30%
REVIEWERS
Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise70%
Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle Application Express (APEX) vs. ServiceNow Now Platform and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
510,204 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Oracle Application Express (APEX) is ranked 6th in Rapid Application Development Software with 15 reviews while ServiceNow Now Platform is ranked 10th in Rapid Application Development Software with 8 reviews. Oracle Application Express (APEX) is rated 8.6, while ServiceNow Now Platform 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 ServiceNow Now Platform writes "Agile and robust tool; needs some improvements". Oracle Application Express (APEX) is most compared with Microsoft PowerApps, Oracle Visual Builder Cloud Service, Microsoft Azure App Service, Salesforce Platform and IBM Cloud Pak for Applications, whereas ServiceNow Now Platform is most compared with Microsoft PowerApps, OpenText AppWorks, AWS Honeycode, Pega BPM and AppSheet. See our Oracle Application Express (APEX) vs. ServiceNow Now Platform report.

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