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2016-04-10T11:45:00Z

What needs improvement with Mendix?

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Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Mendix.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

While it is difficult for me to address which areas of the solution are in need of improvement, as I manage Mendix projects, but do not utilize them, I would point out the transformation of the BPM and the process with other applications. This is because the applications are conceptually what we need, as they concern the RPA Automation Anywhere and UiPath. Mendix has the potential to redesign its process engine for compatibility with a BPMN tool without any further action being required, enabling seamless integration between the business processes design applications. As mentioned, there needs to be an increase in the number of the UI components so that other platforms will not be used in place of the UI interface of Mendix, such as Angular. Improvements should be made to the functionality to increase the number of UI components in the actual software. As such, we occasionally go outside the system to develop certain pages in React, Angular or Vue JS, which we then import to Mendix. This we do because of the limitation in the UI design, but it is not on par with what's happening, for example, with OutSystems or other tools.

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

There's a new update coming soon, and that will be full of great items. It's not so much that there's room for improvement on the product. They're creating some custom or some out-of-the-box modules that are going to be a part of it. In particular, they've got a workflow module that we could replicate-build ourselves, so to speak. It's probably a module that would take a couple of months, and then you can tweak it. To have that out-of-the-box potential for certain aspects is going to be really good. Having all that workflow prebuilt will be amazing. There's no direct tech support. However, it's not the type of product you really would get tech support on.

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

We specifically want version control of whatever we deploy in the production. However, with Mendix, unfortunately, storing things in binary is quite a lot. If you put it into Github and stuff like that, we'd like it to be a text type of source code rather than binary. There are not enough developers who are using Mendix. The knowledge base available online and in the market is not as rich as other competitors. In terms of workflow automation, local automation, they should focus on integrating AI modules. Many companies are trying to build their own models, however, if you compare with how much learning Google has done on their Google models, it makes sense to go for integrations rather than starting from scratch with teaching your AI. That's roughly how we see the domain of RPA and local automation platforms. The integration or making use of some artificial intelligence and models which are out there could be a lot better. There should be some kind of marketplace. The user interface styling is a bit tricky. It's got a restrictive and highly sophisticated styling which could be better.

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

You need experienced programmers and developers to understand this solution. We had a very experienced developer use the solution and they had difficulties, the training for developers could be better.

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

Overall, integration with the enterprise ecosystem needs improvement. I would like to see the inclusion of APIs that can help with the interoperability.

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

I would like it to help us be more productive. Also, while the documentation is good, the development box could be better.

2018-10-02T19:10:00Z
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Real User

Mendix is right now focusing on developer features while we would like to have more features for the information analyst. Mendix is not going this route because they clearly see the developer as their target group, while we like to see it as more of a tool for information analysts. What is lacking is the support of higher level modeling features, like the modeling you do is relatively low level, yet it is still close to programming. We would like to see a more business-oriented modeling environment, like BPMN. However, that is not the direction Mendix is going. We are developing our own intellectual property in this direction. Thus, we are building it ourselves.

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

The document templates definitely need some love, they have been around for a while but no actual improvement have been done since they were released. At least not in terms of additional options like the web counterparts of the elements you have available have. Also, Mendix is even easy for non-developers to start developing apps with, however when the applications grows and gets more complex these type of users are not fully guided in making it as secure and performance as it should. It would be great if the modeler could also start pointing in the right direction when it comes to that. Although Mendix did introduce the Mendix Application Quality Monitor which could help with this issue.

2016-04-10T11:45:00Z
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