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Google App Engine

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Score 8.1 out of 100

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

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Likelihood to Recommend

Google App Engine

App Engine is such a good resource for our team both internally and externally. You have complete control over your app, how it runs, when it runs, and more while Google handles the back-end, scaling, orchestration, and so on. If you are serving a tool, system, or web page, it's perfect.If you are serving something back-end, like an automation or ETL workflow, you should be a little considerate or careful with how you are structuring that job. For instance, the Standard environment in Google App Engine will present you with a resource limit for your server calls. If your operations are known to take longer than, say, 10 minutes or so, you may be better off moving to the Flexible environment (which may be a little more expensive but certainly a little more powerful and a little less limited) or even moving that workflow to something like Google Compute Engine or another managed service.
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Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

I can very easily see Salesforce being a valuable tool for more complex and longer sales cycles. If you're interacting with multiple contacts, departments, and tiers within a company this will give you the organization and powerful analytics you need. If you are working with the same contacts and accounts for long periods of time (sales cycles of several months or more) it might also be a good fit. Be ready to invest heavily is implementation and training from the very beginning. It is a complex tool that requires A LOT of thoughtful, careful, and thorough planning to be implemented successfully. It is not well suited to industries that change rapidly, where your contacts might be completely different today than they were last week or the business you were working with has closed. It does not make sense for a company who's sales goals rely very much on the volume of contract value. You will simply spend too much time on data entry that will, in the end, be unreliable.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

Google App Engine
8.3
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
7.7
Ease of building user interfaces
Google App Engine
8.3
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
7.1
Scalability
Google App Engine
8.9
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
8.6
Platform management overhead
Google App Engine
8.1
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
7.1
Workflow engine capability
Google App Engine
7.4
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
8.2
Platform access control
Google App Engine
7.9
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
7.6
Services-enabled integration
Google App Engine
7.9
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
8.0
Development environment creation
Google App Engine
8.7
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
8.0
Development environment replication
Google App Engine
8.6
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
8.1
Issue monitoring and notification
Google App Engine
8.4
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
7.6
Issue recovery
Google App Engine
8.2
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
7.0
Upgrades and platform fixes
Google App Engine
8.5
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
7.8

Pros

Google App Engine

  • Quick to develop, quick to deploy. You can be up and running on Google App Engine in no time.
  • Flexible. We use Java for some services and Node.js for others.
  • Great security features. We have been consistently impressed with the security and authentication features of Google App Engine.
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Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

  • Reports and dashboards - I can build my own reports very easily to see upcoming renewals, first-year clients and so on. Then, I can create my own custom dashboard to track my favorite reports.
  • Opportunities and quotes - when I first started here we didn't use Opportunities for tracking renewals and upgrades. Now, it's easy to see what I'm working on and when ready I just add the products to a quote and it sends it to our billing for really fast invoice creation. It used to take me hours to do this and now it's seconds.
  • I love using activities - it keeps me organized and up to date on all my accounts that I manage. Plus, I can create future tasks so I don't forget to reach out.
  • I can send mass emails to any group of clients and I can create nice email templates with "placeholders" which allow me to use the first name of the main point of contact across hundreds of organizations. Again, this saves me lots of time.
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Cons

Google App Engine

  • There is a slight learning curve to getting used to code on Google App Engine.
  • Google Cloud Datastore is Google's NoSQL database in the cloud that your applications can use. NoSQL databases, by design, cannot give handle complex queries on the data. This means that sometimes you need to think carefully about your data structures - so that you can get the results you need in your code.
  • Setting up billing is a little annoying. It does not seem to save billing information to your account so you can re-use the same information across different Cloud projects. Each project requires you to re-enter all your billing information (if required)
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Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

  • It can be a bit buggy at times, like randomly not letting you save or making you refresh the page or do the same action, and then it will save.
  • Bugs really are the main issue here. Otherwise it's great with reporting!
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Likelihood to Renew

Google App Engine

Google App Engine 8.3
Based on 8 answers
App Engine is a solid choice for deployments to Google Cloud Platform that do not want to move entirely to a Kubernetes-based container architecture using a different Google product. For rapid prototyping of new applications and fairly straightforward web application deployments, we'll continue to leverage the capabilities that App Engine affords us.
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Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

Google App Engine

Google App Engine 7.7
Based on 9 answers
Google App Engine is very intuitive. It has the common programming language most would use. Google is a dependable name and I have not had issues with their servers being down....ever. You can safely use their service and store your data on their servers without worrying about downtime or loss of data.
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Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud) 6.7
Based on 3 answers
This builds off a number of things I have already mentioned. This question completely depends on the competence of the developer. This makes the user friendliness of the UI 50/50. However if you have the ability I would say it is quite UI friendly.
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Support

Google App Engine

Google App Engine 8.1
Based on 14 answers
Good amount of documentation available for Google App Engine and in general there is large developer community around Google App Engine and other products it interacts with. Lastly, Google support is great in general. No issues so far with them.
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Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud) 7.2
Based on 13 answers
I don't directly interact with our Salesforce support team. We direct all questions to an internal CRM expert who then would escalate. It's a system that works mostly because there are many functionalities which are not bugs but confusing features. Instead of passing those questions up to Salesforce we train for them.
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Alternatives Considered

Google App Engine

We were on another much smaller cloud provider and decided to make the switch for several reasons - stability, breadth of services, and security. In reviewing options, GCP provided the best mixtures of meeting our needs while also balancing the overall cost of the service as compared to the other major players in Azure and AWS.
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Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

There is a reason why the Salesforce Lightning Platform is the market leader for all things related to customer relationship management. While Close is somewhat user-friendly, it pales in comparison to all the features, bells, and whistles that the Salesforce Lightning Platform provides. We selected Salesforce and could not be happier with our decision.
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Return on Investment

Google App Engine

  • Effective employee adoption through ease of use.
  • Effective integration to other java based frameworks.
  • Time to market is very quick. Build, test, deploy and use.
  • The GAE Whitelist for java is an important resource to know what works and what does not. So use it. It would also be nice for Google to expand on items that are allowed on GAE platform.
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Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

  • ROI - It allows us to handle billing and see if the client is being charged the correct amount so our books stay balanced.
  • Communication - It allows for all of our workers to see the notes of previous representatives so that no one is in the dark when re-engaging.
  • A negative would be that it is difficult to merge marketing initiatives, so unless someone uploads the Excel sheet of leads into the system (which is easier said than done) there could be duplications of effort.
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Pricing Details

Google App Engine

General

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

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Google App Engine
8.2
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Google App Engine
8.3
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

Usability

Google App Engine
7.7
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
6.7

Performance

Google App Engine
10.0
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

Support

Google App Engine
8.1
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
7.2

Implementation

Google App Engine
8.0
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

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