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Adobe Flex

14 Ratings

Adobe Flex

14 Ratings
Score 6.4 out of 101

SharePoint Designer

40 Ratings
Score 7.3 out of 101

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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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SharePoint Designer

Well Suited - WORKFLOWS!To a SharePoint Developer, workflows are like a hammer to a carpenter. If there is a business process that needs automation, the first thing I look to is what are we automating? What/where is the data? How can we minimize the number of keystrokes by end-users to get from the start to finish? The answer to all of these is "build a workflow". With the introduction of "Call HTTP Web Service" action, you can now access data anywhere in a site collection and consume it in any site, on any list, for any form. SharePoint Designer Workflows makes the SharePoint world go round. Less Appropriate - Building SharePoint PagesI have attempted to use SharePoint Designer to build custom pages, but it just is the worst tool to use. There are many other tools to use to develop customized pages. The techniques of designing custom page layouts, CSS files to populate in pages, JavaScript Snippets for pages have changed so much over the years, and SharePoint Designer did not change with them. In fact, it is my opinion the 2013 version made it 100 times more difficult than the 2010 Version.
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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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  • Workflows
  • Page customization
  • Light BCS
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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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  • Has limited workflow features when compares to other tools such as K2 and Nintex.
  • Crashes frequently.
  • Needs more integrations.
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SharePoint Designer10.0
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It is a helpful tool that we use every day.
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Alternatives Considered

We are replacing adobe flex with Sencha.
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I have not used any other products. SharePoint Designer is what I use on a daily basis.
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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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  • Easily create workflows
  • Easily create custom pages
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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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SharePoint Designer

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