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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.""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.""One of the most valuable features is that we can develop everything locally and deploy it for different kinds of operators in different locations, so we can do our job in one piece. The benefit of that is that others can use these applications. They connect to the internet to do these kinds of applications based on the permissions for those users."

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"Zoho Creator can be integrated with other platforms easily.""I just like the simplicity of it."

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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.""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.""Fixing bugs is difficult because of how the HTML code is generated. It is not always broadly compatible with browsers."

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"They should allow for more UI customization.""When you're developing database-type applications, there is no way to see the actual database tables. They call them forms, and I don't like that. Zoho should also provide better user guides."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"APEX itslelf is a free product, but you will need to license peripheral components.""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.""It's a free solution with no additional costs."

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"We would prefer it if the price went down drastically.""It is at the bottom end of the price range."

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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: I just like the simplicity of it.
Top Answer: When you're developing database-type applications, there is no way to see the actual database tables. They call them forms, and I don't like that. Zoho should also provide better user guides.
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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.

Zoho Creator is a web-based platform that lets everyone build custom business applications without any prior technical knowledge
Zoho Creator offers a first of its kind drag-n-drop interface to create tables/forms, design, schedule workflows and perform a variety of automated actions.

Zoho Creator's powerful tools for data collection and management, analysis, reporting and collaboration make it the smart choice for small to large organizations to run their business online, without any additional costs, infrastructure, or software.

Zoho Creator is used by more than 400,000 users and 100,000+ apps have been already created. Don't let complex looking workflows and business rules scare you.

Zoho Creator is completely non-programmer friendly. Use the intuitive and feature-rich platform to build your custom database applications. Just write your business rules and let the software handle deployment and hosting. You can create your own forms/tables afresh or import data from standard formats (.xls .csv .mdb) and get your database application online within minutes, really!

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Sample Customers
Hepart AG, pharmasol, SATLOG, Collège Bois-de-Boulogne
Estate Crush Winery, Integra Services, Avidpays, Napa Valley Film Festival, Marionnaud, The Institute of Hormonal Health, Stone Tapert
Top Industries
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Government25%
Aerospace/Defense Firm13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Pharma/Biotech Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government9%
Media Company4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider28%
Computer Software Company20%
Educational Organization9%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
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Small Business61%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise30%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle Application Express (APEX) vs. Zoho Creator and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
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Oracle Application Express (APEX) is ranked 7th in Rapid Application Development Software with 15 reviews while Zoho Creator is ranked 21st in Rapid Application Development Software with 2 reviews. Oracle Application Express (APEX) is rated 8.6, while Zoho Creator is rated 7.6. 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 Zoho Creator writes "A low-code solution for creating custom applications ". Oracle Application Express (APEX) is most compared with Microsoft PowerApps, Oracle Visual Builder Cloud Service, Microsoft Azure App Service, Salesforce Platform and OutSystems, whereas Zoho Creator is most compared with Microsoft PowerApps, Knack, Caspio, Bizagi and Salesforce Platform. See our Oracle Application Express (APEX) vs. Zoho Creator report.

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