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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 9.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Platform-as-a-Service

    8.7

    Azure App Service

    87%

    Zoho Creator Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Azure App Service ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Ease of building user interfaces

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scalability

    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform management overhead

    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow engine capability

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform access control

    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Services-enabled integration

    9.5
    95%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Development environment creation

    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Development environment replication

    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Issue monitoring and notification

    7.5
    75%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Issue recovery

    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Upgrades and platform fixes

    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Low-Code Development

    Azure App Service

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.8

    Zoho Creator Platform

    88%
    Zoho Creator Platform ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Visual Modeling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    6 Ratings

    Drag-and-drop Interfaces

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    5 Ratings

    Platform Security

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    6 Ratings

    Platform User Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    6 Ratings

    Reusability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    6 Ratings

    Platform Scalability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    6 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Azure App Service is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • Zoho Creator Platform is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.8

    Azure App Service

    78%
    6 Ratings
    9.2

    Zoho Creator Platform

    92%
    10 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Azure App Service

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Zoho Creator Platform

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    Azure App Service

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8

    Zoho Creator Platform

    98%
    3 Ratings

    Availability

    Azure App Service

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Zoho Creator Platform

    100%
    1 Rating

    Performance

    Azure App Service

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Zoho Creator Platform

    90%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    10.0

    Azure App Service

    100%
    4 Ratings
    6.8

    Zoho Creator Platform

    68%
    5 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Azure App Service

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5

    Zoho Creator Platform

    85%
    2 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Azure App Service

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Zoho Creator Platform

    100%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Microsoft

    You may easily deploy your apps to Azure App Service if they were written in Visual Studio IDE (typically.NET applications). With a few clicks of the mouse, you may already deploy your application to a remote server using the Visual Studio IDE. As a result of the portal's bulk and complexity, I propose Heroku for less-experienced developers.
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    Zoho Corporation

    I have a software web app development background, so we considered hand-rolling an in-house MYSQL application for our needs. But, programming a home-grown web app also requires a dedicated programmer and some deep thought regarding specifications. Within just a couple of hours, I developed a tool in Zoho Creator (easily expandable) that accomplished the same tasks. It saved us a considerable amount of frontend and backend programming. Nothing can truly fit EVERY need, so some extremely specialized applications might find Zoho Creator limiting, but for the bulk of normal, everyday database management, Zoho Creator is an excellent tool. The fringe cases where Zoho Creator's off-the-shelf abilities may not be enough could be addressed in a number of creative ways, be it linking to outside data or using their custom programming language to hand-code specific needs. It is very, very powerful. The only place where it may not be appropriate is if someone needed extensive front-end customization (although data can still be pulled using its API for display externally). It may be too powerful for extremely basic needs. Overall, however, it is hard to find fault with this system.
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    Pros

    Microsoft

    • It has options to deploy using CI/CD.
    • It has great integration with Azure Devops
    • It has all the common runtimes, so we don't need to install softwares.
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    Zoho Corporation

    • The ease of creating data collecting forms. Anything from creating a form to import all your old excel documents to creating a mobile on-site application where you can input data directly into the app. For a company like us this can help to eliminate the pen and paper approach to recording data.
    • Reporting features are excellent. Slicing and dicing the data from your forms to create any report is possible. Think of it has filters on steroids. The ability to combine data from different forms is a huge plus.
    • Dashboards! Zoho Creator has so much depth to it that it's easy for one to get lost if they are not as familiar with Creator, for example an exuctive or decision making manager. This is where dashboards come in. Admins can build intuitive and smart dashboards that combine all the relevant KPI's that a manager needs to see.
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    Cons

    Microsoft

    • the learning curve can be tough (just like other azure services)
    • the UX/UI could be more intuitive (just like other azure services as well)
    • monitoring can be hard to understand
    • Microsoft's learning resources are hard to understand
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    Zoho Corporation

    • A bit tricky for integrations with 3rd party software.
    • Layout customizations very limited.
    • A bit expensive when you need to give access to many users.
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    Pricing Details

    Azure App Service

    Starting Price

    $9.49 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Azure App Service editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Shared Environment for dev/test$9.491
    Basic Dedicated environment for dev/test$54.752
    Standard Run production workloads$733
    Premium Enhanced performance and scale$1464

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Free and Shared (preview) plans are ideal for testing applications in a managed Azure environment. Basic, Standard and Premium plans are for production workloads and run on dedicated Virtual Machine instances. Each instance can support multiple applications and domains.

    Zoho Creator Platform

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    Zoho Creator Platform editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Custom Enterprise Plann/a1
    Ultimate4002
    Professional253

    Footnotes

    1. none
    2. per month 10 users included
    3. per month per user

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Add-ons: Customer Portal: $100/month onwards Premium Support : 20% of license fees Enterprise support: 25% of license fees

    Pricing Info

    Likelihood to Renew

    Microsoft

    No answers on this topic

    Zoho Corporation

    This app really fits our needs and reduces manual processes by integrating with other Zoho apps, mainly Zoho Finance. The support team is awesome and the platform continues to push the boundaries of what's possible with a low-code/no-code solution.
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    Usability

    Microsoft

    No answers on this topic

    Zoho Corporation

    We got the best and apt results from Zoho creator platform, so we can give 10 out of 10, definitely all the small start-ups should try this one and experience the best
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    Reliability and Availability

    Microsoft

    No answers on this topic

    Zoho Corporation

    In an earlier comment, I mentioned Zoho's excellent uptime. I have been using the system for over 6 years, and have experienced only momentary outages, and of those, only a hand full over the years. It is extremely reliable
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    Performance

    Microsoft

    No answers on this topic

    Zoho Corporation

    We do not integrate Zoho with other systems at this time, but rarely are searches, database exports, record edits or creation tasks ever slow enough to notice. It is quite usable
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    Support Rating

    Microsoft

    We had an issue where we deployed too large of a resource and didn't notice until the bill came through. They were very understanding and saw we weren't utilizing the resources so they issued a generous refund in about 4 hours. Very fast, friendly, and understanding support reps from my experience.
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    Zoho Corporation

    I recommend Zoho Creator very often. A lot of companies go big earlier than they need to and spend way too much on SalesForce & Marketo. I worked for a small company with some limited budget that pivoted to sell it's product to the Enterprise. Zoho Creator was incredibly easy to set up, intuitive to use, and contains all the most essential features that most users need and seek in SalesForce. We integrated with MailChimp & Unbounce and were able to be incredibly useful in acquiring leads, nurturing them, and tracking pipeline in Zoho Creator. Our small sales team found it very easy to use and loved it.
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    Implementation Rating

    Microsoft

    No answers on this topic

    Zoho Corporation

    We can easily implement the Platform with using proper chart and data. First step is you should work on your data
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    Alternatives Considered

    Microsoft

    Azure has many data center, their services are more reliable. Azure has way more features than both Linode and DigitalOcean. If someone wants a complete reliable service, he/she must go to Azure instead of Linode and DigitalOcean because even though azure charges more, it is worth the money you pay there.
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    Zoho Corporation

    We use Zoho Survey and while it is better than other similar 'Off the shelf' products it is not in the same league as Creator.
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    Scalability

    Microsoft

    No answers on this topic

    Zoho Corporation

    Zoho is incredibly versatile. Much thought was put in to the way the platform functions. I've yet to face a situation where Zoho would not be able to do what I needed. That being said, because of its power, it can also be a bit intimidating technically. Simple needs are simple. More complex needs are ... more complex! Overall, it's a powerful, robust platform
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    Return on Investment

    Microsoft

    • Reduced the deployment time of ASP .NET applications in the company.
    • Gave us an alternative to quickly deploy our applications without granting access to the version control system to a third platform.
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    Zoho Corporation

    • We really have not tracked the savings in a dollar amount, but our overall ability to have a birds eye view of all of our courses and classes at any moment has been a great tool. And we save time when we need information about courses or classes because the reports are there and ready when needed.
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