CMW Platform vs. Zoho Creator

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CMW Platform
Score 8.9 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
CMW Platform (formerly Comindware) is a business process management software centered on worklows to build automations. It implements a drag-and-drop interface along with Excel-style rules and forms.N/A
Zoho Creator
Score 8.9 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Zoho Creator is a low-code application development platform for building enterprise-class applications that run on mobile, tablet, and web. It is designed to allow users to create custom forms, configure workflows, build pages, and deploy apps quickly.
$8
per month per user
Pricing
CMW PlatformZoho Creator
Editions & Modules
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Standard
$8
per month per user
Professional
$20
per month per user
Enterprise
$25
per month per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CMW PlatformZoho Creator
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalOptional
Additional DetailsComindware Tracker is available for purchase on a per-user subscription plan.Add-ons: Customer Portal: $100/month onwards Premium Support : 20% of license fees Enterprise support: 25% of license fees
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
CMW PlatformZoho Creator
Considered Both Products
CMW Platform
Chose CMW Platform
Comindware Tracker provides information and excellent graphical interfaces. Also, they have an outstanding community and sales team.
Chose CMW Platform
Comindware tracker is more easy to use as compared to Zoho. Bug tracking and requirement tracking is more flexible compared to Zoho. Coordinating and processing real time reports is a bit easier than Zoho. Zoho has a mobile app also so that's the only plus for Zoho as far as I …
Zoho Creator

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
CMW PlatformZoho Creator
Low-Code Development
Comparison of Low-Code Development features of Product A and Product B
CMW Platform
-
Ratings
Zoho Creator
8.1
17 Ratings
5% below category average
Visual Modeling00 Ratings6.816 Ratings
Drag-and-drop Interfaces00 Ratings8.716 Ratings
Platform Security00 Ratings8.717 Ratings
Platform User Management00 Ratings7.917 Ratings
Reusability00 Ratings7.817 Ratings
Platform Scalability00 Ratings8.617 Ratings
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CMW PlatformZoho Creator
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User Ratings
CMW PlatformZoho Creator
Likelihood to Recommend
7.4
(68 ratings)
9.4
(23 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(3 ratings)
7.5
(17 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.5
(23 ratings)
9.7
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CMW PlatformZoho Creator
Likelihood to Recommend
CMW Lab
CMW has less integration capabilities, this is something that can definitely be improved in the future. On a side note, the MS Outlook integration option is excellent. The UI is decent for its purpose and the platform is well suited for a range of business requirements - customer order management, document tracking and approval management. You name it, they have it.
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Zoho
If you are using some application of Zoho and want some more functionality into it, Use Zoho creator to develop a separate app as per requirement and integrate it with your Zoho App. Small organization can use creator to make apps but it can be used for small range of storage, For Large organization , it may be not feasible.
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Pros
CMW Lab
  • Graphical workflow builder capability makes it easy to set workflow in form of spreadsheets to improve visibility.
  • Workflow automation in the cloud unifies tasks, documents and resources in real-time.
  • Integration with outlook makes it easy to manage workloads direct to the email.
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Zoho
  • Accountability for each employee work which is very vital for any organization
  • Making operations very simple even that a simple lay man would be able to perform detailed work like a pro
  • Data tracking in live was made possible
  • Using proper Manpower for the work they are apt.
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Cons
CMW Lab
  • I would like to see Comindware Tracker come in a free pricing tier.
  • I would like to see Comindware Tracker offer more granular roles to be assigned to workflow users.
  • I would like to see Comindware Tracker integrate with more ERP systems and to offer more import/export/migration capabilities from other workflow management systems.
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Zoho
  • In C6, the new setup of permissions is not logical. Admins now have access to every application rather than specific applications, which impacts data confidentiality.
  • In C6, the new feature for having multiple environments is very limited as it does not work for ZOHO Creator applications that are linked to other Zoho Creator applications in the same workspace - which is not logical at all.
  • In C6, the revised permissions for Developers do not allow the developer to assign permissions to users or to publish forms, reports, pages, etc....which again is not logical.
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Likelihood to Renew
CMW Lab
Very likely.
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Zoho
Today Zoho Creator is included in our current plan from Zoho One, but if it was needed to pay apart it should be done because the software we created became very important for our team. The use of Zoho Creator contributes to endorse the Zoho One subscription year after year.
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Usability
CMW Lab
You don't have to be from IT to get started and working on it. They have made it really simple from almost everybody to work on it. You get comfortable real quick as it is similar to Outlook. Max to max you won't take more than 2 weeks to get a hang of it
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Zoho
Its quite easy if one has the need, interest and passion to build applications and solutions through low-code. One example would be, that my finance head who has absolutely nothing to do with tech and apps, is now able to create apps and manage Zoho Creator all by himself. So its all about the interest and how much time we put to learn the tool. Having said that, its quite easy to learn the tool and create anything that's within our scope of knowledge.
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Reliability and Availability
CMW Lab
No answers on this topic
Zoho
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
CMW Lab
No answers on this topic
Zoho
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
CMW Lab
It's more of drag and drop functionality. It is quite easy to set up. Creation of form is very easy. Support Team of Comindware Tracker is good and very friendly. It is efficient in terms of task management, project management, team management, vendor/client tracking.
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Zoho
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
CMW Lab
No answers on this topic
Zoho
Even if it is a easy to use platform, it got some issues on the implementation that could easily handle by IT teams. In our scenario this team don't exist anymore, and the business/marketing team had their expectations that it was quickier to be implemented. So, consider a professional help on this implementation could be cost more (of cource) but it would be helpful to manage the issues and expectations.
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Alternatives Considered
CMW Lab
Other than trying Comindware Tracker it is newer to me, I have used Adobe software multiple times and are familiar with their products. I won't stack Comindware Tracker against them because they both are amazing. I like using Comindware tracker because it is easy to use and is great for me, it helps optimize and maintain my workflows.
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Zoho
I could use Excel to do what I need but prefer to use Zoho Creator for the main reasons of being very secure, fast, easily accessible, cloud based, etc. The CSV import option is a huge time saver, I can import CSV or TXT files directly into Zoho Creator in seconds
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Scalability
CMW Lab
No answers on this topic
Zoho
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
CMW Lab
  • Comindware Tracker is versatile and can be used to automate common business processes.
  • Comindware Tracker offers process adjustments and visibility in real time.
  • Comindware Tracker anticipates the organization's document and data management in a unified way.
  • It provides analytical analysis as well as complex reports to help us run our business more efficiently.
  • It is ideal for the automation and execution of processes by classifying tasks.
  • Comindware Tracker helps in quick and easy simplification of operations.
  • Comindware Tracker improves the agility of routine activities.
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Zoho
  • With using Zoho Creator we are able to build apps that we may otherwise pay a pretty penny for. We may risk some features we could get from a 3rd party app but the fact that the data we do collect can easily syn with our CRM and Accounting systems makes up for this.
  • Negatively speaking, it takes time to fine tune and really craft your application. I am not a coder, nor do I have a coding background, so patience is key as you design and build out your application.
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ScreenShots

CMW Platform Screenshots

Screenshot of Graphical Workflow BuilderScreenshot of Drag'n'drop Web-form DesignerScreenshot of Collaboration toolsScreenshot of Workflow automationScreenshot of Workflow trackingScreenshot of Outlook intergration

Zoho Creator Screenshots

Screenshot of Multi-Platform App builderScreenshot of Dashboards created using Zoho CreatorScreenshot of An overview of Hotel management dashboardScreenshot of Schedule and manage eventsScreenshot of BI and AnalyticsScreenshot of Help Desk overview