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Adobe Flex

If your site is purely animations (like some company timeline from the start of the company to the current date), it's well suited for this use case.
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Microsoft Silverlight

The Silverlight plug-in means developers can target a single, consistent runtime for browser-based apps, rather than working with the complexity of multiple browsers in different versions. You also get video and multimedia effects that are hard or impossible with pure HTML and JavaScript, though Adobe Systems' Flash has the same advantages.
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Pros

  • Highly advanced UI platform, well suited for building enterprise applications.
  • Cross browser issues do not exist as it runs the same on every browser via Flash Player.
  • Animations are something that comes out of the box.
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  • Silverlight interprets XAML directly
  • Take your .NET code cross-platform
  • Third-party component vendors are already well on with Silverlight add-ons
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Cons

  • It's heavy as it needs to load the Flash plugin first before rendering anything to the user.
  • Not future ready as there is no support for mobile and tablet platforms.
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  • No support for the popular H.264 video codec
  • Another effort to promote proprietary technology rather than open standards
  • Silverlight is a browser-only solution
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Alternatives Considered

We are replacing adobe flex with Sencha.
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Microsoft Silverlight allows more adaptability and it integrates well with our products across the company. Adobe Flash crashes or doesn't work with our shipping campus.
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Return on Investment

  • Our users have a great positive feedback from the UI point of view.
  • The ease of use of the application had doubled our existing user base.
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  • Allows us to print shipping labels with ease, saving time and money!
  • Allows users to navigate the UPS shipping campus.
  • Due to shipping restrictions in some areas, having options available to ship, made possible by Silverlight, is crucial!
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Pricing Details

Adobe Flex

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Microsoft Silverlight

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details