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2016-04-10T11:45:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Mendix?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Mendix, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

While I can't say exactly which version of Mendix we are using, I can state that it is the latest one. The business analyst has a more important role than that of the developer in a Mendix project. He needs a proper understanding of how to design the Mendix process so it may be automatable and executable. The business analyst must be able to use a Mendix platform. As Mendix needs to improve its product and support, I rate it as an eight out of ten.

2021-05-19T20:26:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardMSP

I work post-sales doing basically project management and solution design before it hits my developers. We use a variety of different versions of the solution which we use. Mostly, it's version 8.3 on. That being said, if it's a new customer, they're going to have the most recent. If it's not, we update them as appropriate depending on how it's going to affect the existing environment. We're looking forward to 9.0, coming out this month actually. They're discussing a lot of good, new features we're excited about. I'd recommend those considering the solution to take the classes, as they're worth it to make sure you understand the solution. It is all online learning. The other program we use with it has been extremely effective for us. There's a program called Datadog and it helps us monitor any kind of error logging at a much more granular level, which has been helpful in pinpointing anything that potentially comes up. In general, on the platform overall, I would rate the solution at a ten out of ten, and on the pricing model, as it is now, at an eight out of ten. In general, for me, it falls currently at a nine out of ten. That may change once the pricing is adjusted in the near future.

2021-03-03T21:09:36Z
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Top 10Real User

We are just a customer and end-user. We're not using the latest version of the solution, however, we're going to upgrade to the latest one. In Mendix, we're using 8.9, however, we're now going to upgrade soon as some of our teams have just started using later libraries, and obviously, that needs upgrading. We're heavily governed and our governance processes and approvals for cloud take forever. We have these automations deployed on-premise. Both Blue Prism and Mendix are hosted internally and will be for a number of years. We want to go cloud, however, first, we need to get our internal approvals in order. I'd rate the solution at a seven out of ten. It's one of the best which we touched and we're still happy with it. However, dealing in binary makes me deduct a few points.

2021-02-19T12:03:36Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The solution was good in our tests but we could not get a hold of the company for further inquiries. This is the reason I gave such a low score below. I rate Mendix a five out of ten.

2021-02-05T22:30:00Z
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Real User

This solution has good coverage, but I think that their roadmap still needs more features and functions. It also needs better integration with the current stack. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2019-05-09T13:12:00Z
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Real User

The learning curve for an experienced software engineer or information analyst, it is quite steep. If you do not have any of these backgrounds, it will take you somewhere between five to eight months to master the platform. It depends on your experience in Java programming or database programming, if you will go fast. If you do have experience in making functional technical designs of software languages, like UML and BPMN, you will learn it quickly. Therefore, it depends on your track record. If you want to see what it is capable of doing, you have to do a project with it, end-to-end and not just looking at the technology. * Do a project with the focus of learning, not the end result in mind, and learn from what you encounter. * Do a project, not a proof of concept, which does not help. It does not give you the insights you need. * Do a project, and it once you do the project, you have to do the second step, do multiple projects. If you have success with that, then go for platform. * Do a project, but start it with one end-to-end project, which should be small. It should not be too big, maybe between 20 to 50 business days of work. So, it is sort of manageable. If it fails, it does not cost you too much to do a project, that's what it magnifies. * If you have the resources to do a project with the two platforms, try them next to each other and see what the differences are.

2018-06-24T06:46:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Contact a Mendix partner or Mendix for an initial POC this can usually be done within a couple of days to see the power of the rapid development with the Mendix platform. If you are still not convinced or are a developer yourself check out the developer.mendix.com community and training options that are freely available to anyone that registers for free.

2016-04-10T11:45:00Z
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