Lightning Tools Actions vs. Lumen Cloud Application Manager

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Lightning Tools Actions
Score 10.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Lightning Tools Actions is a complement to Lightning Forms, but can also be used independently of Lightning Forms. Rather than opening individual items to update fields such as Approval Status, Resetting field values such as holiday entitlement, or sending emails to notify creators of items that a request has been approved, Lightning Tools Actions provides the ability to create new command bar buttons with actions that can be performed against multiple selected items.
$1,000
per year per installation
Lumen Cloud Application Manager
Score 6.6 out of 10
N/A
Lumen Cloud Application Manager (formerly AppFog from CenturyLink) is a cloud-agnostic application and infrastructure management platform with integrated Managed Services. The centralized platform manages workloads across on-premises and third-party cloud environments, allowing for greater scaling and transparency.
$50
per month
Pricing
Lightning Tools ActionsLumen Cloud Application Manager
Editions & Modules
List Actions
From $1000
per year per installation
List Actions Enterprise Edition
POA
per year per installation
List Actions Plus (with Document Generator)
From $1500
per year per installation
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Lightning Tools ActionsLumen Cloud Application Manager
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPrices stated are minimum per installation for "stock" products. Enterprise editions can be amended to suit business needs if deemed necessary, additional costs incurred and TBD. All packages include free technical support. Free upgrades available to latest versions of tool as they are released. (online version)Prices stated are minimum per installation for "stock" products. Not available for SharePoint OnPremises (2007 - 2019)
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Features
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Workload Automation
Comparison of Workload Automation features of Product A and Product B
Lightning Tools Actions
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Lumen Cloud Application Manager
-
Ratings
Alerts and notifications10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Lightning Tools ActionsLumen Cloud Application Manager
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
6.6
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Lightning Tools ActionsLumen Cloud Application Manager
Likelihood to Recommend
Lightning Tools
We use SharePoint to manage over 100 legal litigation cases. We also use SharePoint for all of our internal billing and time keeping. There is great need for different SharePoint sites to be able to have access to other lists and data sources. List Actions provides an easy-to-use interface that we use to implement file copies between sites, workflow tracking of medical records through our medical collections department, send out medical record requests using the enhanced SendMail options. We have automated many tasks that used to take up considerable time and were error-prone. Having the logic of a workflow with all the steps carried out with a click of a button is great. Plus it is very fast.
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Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink)
It was very good to use in small scale projects. Considering the high end projects with many instances and multi-platform architectures, it is better to test before the application is deployed. I think few of the questions can be general - who are the system users and what size is the application focussing on? How much resources are required? Will the application require any additional services?
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Pros
Lightning Tools
  • Allow for workflow actions to be executed at the view level.
  • Has a full range of available tools. It's not just email for an approval.
  • Super easy to use and configure.
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Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink)
  • Quick deployment of pre-built virtual machines
  • Some of the virtual machines also are readily available with a pack of softwares
  • Good Stability. Using it as a student, I have never experienced any downtime issues with the projects deployed on AppFog.
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Cons
Lightning Tools
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Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink)
  • Though it is good and easy for developers, it lacks operational activities and monitoring tools.
  • It is easy to deploy WAR on AppFog with its console but sometimes it can lack on the performance and feasibility.
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Alternatives Considered
Lightning Tools
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Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink)
Primarily because it used to have a good free tier earlier, which it does not anymore. It's simple, and things are available to use. Compared to it's competitors, it does has less features, but that kind of acts in its favor. That adds to the simplicity, and ease of use for a new user.
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Return on Investment
Lightning Tools
  • I have looked at every competitor out there and this tool plus the Forms designer is very affordable. It has become an integral part of our business.
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Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink)
  • Our project was deployed with good efficiency and easily accessible.
  • The platform was much recommeded across the groups and peers.
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ScreenShots

Lightning Tools Actions Screenshots

Screenshot of SHAREPOINT LIST ACTION BUTTONS
Action buttons can be added to SharePoint lists, like this Expense Approval button. The button performs multiple actions on the SharePoint list items such as modifying the Approved field to Yes, Sending an email notification to the Expense Claimant, and Reloading the page. The Line Manager can select multiple items and approve them all in one click, rather than visit each item individually.Screenshot of ADDING SHAREPOINT LIST ACTION BUTTONS
SharePoint List Action buttons can be created quickly, with no coding experience required, and List Owners or Designers can create the buttons and actions within the context of the list itself.  Action buttons can also be configured to display only to the user with the rights to perform the action.Screenshot of BUILDING A SERIES OF LIST ACTIONS
Actions that can be configured include Updating field values with simple or complex expressions, sending emails, adding list items, creating list items or folders, running custom script, and calling other workflows.