Oracle Application Express (APEX) Reviews

Oracle Application Express (APEX) is the #1 ranked solution of our top Development Platforms tools. It's rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to Microsoft PowerApps - Oracle Application Express (APEX) vs Microsoft PowerApps

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Real User
Head of Development and Implementation at a pharma/biotech company with 201-500 employees
Oct 28 2019

What is most valuable?

The first feature that I think is very important is that the product is able to safely deploy on the web. You can develop any application and you can share it on the web without any installation by the end client. The second-best option in… more »

How has it helped my organization?

I started to develop all of the reports my company needs in Oracle APEX. Because the APEX product has a lot of features like automating chart and graph creation, depending on what you want to do, you can easily assemble reports. Another… more »

What needs improvement?

In APEX, they changed the layout which is good because in earlier versions it was a little difficult. In Oracle APEX 18 and 19 it is very much improved and I think it is much better for the improvements. Things are easier to use. For… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

In my country I don't pay any license fees for Oracle APEX. Oracle APEX is a free license, but only Oracle APEX. The database and other products you need to go with it have a licensing fee. As far as additional costs, there are a lot of… more »

What other advice do I have?

I think it's a very good solution for developing web applications. It's very easy to expand the web application and have strong security in the functionality and availability on the Oracle APEX. I think if some company chooses Oracle APEX… more »
Real User
Senior Database Developer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 17 2020

What is most valuable?

The valuable feature is the basic use case: it makes the process of creating publicly accessible applications easier.

What needs improvement?

The first thing I can think of that needs to be improved with this product is that there is a problem with security. In all of the applications I saw, they stored the passwords in the configuration files. I think this is a big issue. The security module is supposed to be included in the APEX… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I used to work with other Oracle products like Fusion Middleware, Forms, and Reports. Since 2016, I worked less with APEX because there are other solutions that I prefer. My experience with APEX is that it is a little limited right now. Because of that we actually moved most application development… more »

What other advice do I have?

APEX is a pretty old application and a pretty old environment. Most people are usually trying to get rid of it rather than bringing it onboard. For anyone still considering it, I strongly suggest going to the cloud application because the general strategy of Oracle Corporation is to support… more »
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Consultant
Consultant at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees
Jan 25 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are security, stability, and ease of implementation. You can concentrate on the solution. You don't have to worry about the environment, the security, the servers, or the… more »

How has it helped my organization?

It's a large organization producing energy. APEX is a platform that helps in the daily works of many parts of the organization. It is not producing any energy, although it is helping us to save energy… more »

What needs improvement?

The collaboration and the workflow engine could use some improvement. If you have a larger team working with APEX, it is not that easy to synchronize the team. It is easier with a code-rich… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There are zero costs. It's a free solution with no additional costs. We are using a point system, but it's only being used with a few applications at the moment.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously, we did not use another solution. We used a different form of Oracle. There haven't been that many solutions available or programming platforms. APEX was the first local solution. It was… more »

What other advice do I have?

Once you start to develop with APEX, you will be hated by programmers and coders. They will want to show you that they can do the same as you can do. My advice would be to just use this solution. I… more »
Muhammad_Bilal
Real User
Specialist EHR Implementation at siut
Jul 21 2020

What is most valuable?

This solution is like a rapid application development concept. Given that it's all about time and everything happens within a much shorter time span, it makes for efficient software delivery and a good product. If the client is happy, I'm happy.

What needs improvement?

I think Apex is like many similar tools that are currently available. If you want specific reports, you have to implement third party tools. It would make a big difference if the reporting was included in the product so that we wouldn't need to get it from third parties.

What other advice do I have?

Apex is a great tool, you can use it for your regular business affairs and it's a very productive solution with great features. I really appreciate the people who created it.
Real User
Founder and Technical Director at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Aug 05 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the ease of use. The user interface is not complex.

How has it helped my organization?

This product allows us to manage our data processing using simple screens.

What needs improvement?

Workflow capabilities should be added. Better connection and integration with non-Oracle databases is needed.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did use another similar product before implementing APEX.

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody who is implementing APEX is to use the default parameters and do not do anything that is customized. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We are currently in the process of migrating from APEX to Microsoft PowerApps.
Age Van Den Berg
Real User
Developer at Watronix Information Technology Ltd
Mar 29 2020

What do you think of Oracle Application Express (APEX)?

What is our primary use case?

We make software for municipals.

What is most valuable?

It's fairly easy to make a user-friendly interface. 

What needs 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.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with Oracle APEX for a year now. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is quite stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability will depend on your database. 

How are customer service and technical support?

I don't have any experience with their support. 

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

As a developer, I…
Christoph Ruepprich
Real User
User
Oct 03 2019

What do you think of Oracle Application Express (APEX)?

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use for this solution is web-based applications built on an Oracle database backend. It is suitable for applications from small proofs of concept to enterprise-scale.

How has it helped my organization?

Extreme rapid application development. Allows existing Oracle knowledge base to be utilized for building web applications.

What is most valuable?

This solution offers declarative, low-code development. Improves delivery speed, accuracy, and performance. It provides attractive GUIs allowing professionally-styled applications without the need to know HTML, CSS, or JavaScript. Portability: It can be easily moved to other environments.

What needs improvement?

We would like to see tighter integration with the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. …

What is Oracle Application Express (APEX)?

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.

Also known as
Oracle APEX
Oracle Application Express (APEX) customers

Hepart AG, pharmasol, SATLOG, Collège Bois-de-Boulogne

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