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Likelihood to Recommend

MS SharePoint / SQL

We have used it successfully as mentioned on two large programs, but again it is an enterprise tool so I am only speaking from the standpoint of my team. Hundreds of teams across our enterprise use this every day. We keep our decision tracker out there as well as important program documents required by our SDLC process like requirements, etc. We also publish test results for the team to see. We use SharePoint to share test data across the organization as we can not just email files back and forth. We can rely on the security settings of SharePoint to allow access to only those team members that need to see the test data. And even though our test data is masked, we still control access to it. I would recommend that any team can benefit from using SharePoint and it gives a good place to store program/project files. It becomes the source of the truth and you just keep putting the most current versions and save them to SharePoint.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle APEX

It is appropriate for database application development supporting data driven processes, online transaction processing, BI/reports/analytics ... for addressing about any business data processing need I can think of. Oracle Application Express is fantastic for creating beautiful rich user interfaces with support for all major browsers rendering well on a range of devices. It is less appropriate for applications requiring native low level access to device peripherals and is less appropriate for applications that must execute offline without network/internet connection to supporting application and database servers.
Glenn Roberts III | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.0
Oracle APEX
Pixel Perfect reports
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.9
Oracle APEX
Customizable dashboards
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Oracle APEX
Report Formatting Templates
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.7
Oracle APEX

Ad-hoc Reporting

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Oracle APEX
Drill-down analysis
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.8
Oracle APEX
Formatting capabilities
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Oracle APEX
Integration with R or other statistical packages
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Oracle APEX
Report sharing and collaboration
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Oracle APEX

Report Output and Scheduling

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Oracle APEX
Publish to Web
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.0
Oracle APEX
Publish to PDF
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Oracle APEX
Report Versioning
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
Oracle APEX
Report Delivery Scheduling
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Oracle APEX
Delivery to Remote Servers
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Oracle APEX

Data Discovery and Visualization

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.4
Oracle APEX
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.6
Oracle APEX
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.7
Oracle APEX
Predictive Analytics
MS SharePoint / SQL
6.9
Oracle APEX

Access Control and Security

MS SharePoint / SQL
9.0
Oracle APEX
Multi-User Support (named login)
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
Oracle APEX
Role-Based Security Model
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.9
Oracle APEX
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
Oracle APEX
Single Sign-On (SSO)
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
Oracle APEX

Mobile Capabilities

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Oracle APEX
Responsive Design for Web Access
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Oracle APEX
Dedicated iOS Application
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Oracle APEX
Dedicated Android Application
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Oracle APEX
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Oracle APEX

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Oracle APEX
REST API
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.9
Oracle APEX
Javascript API
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Oracle APEX
iFrames
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Oracle APEX
Java API
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.1
Oracle APEX
Themeable User Interface (UI)
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Oracle APEX
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.1
Oracle APEX

Low-Code Development

MS SharePoint / SQL
Oracle APEX
8.0
Visual Modeling
MS SharePoint / SQL
Oracle APEX
7.5
Drag-and-drop Interfaces
MS SharePoint / SQL
Oracle APEX
7.8
Platform Security
MS SharePoint / SQL
Oracle APEX
8.2
Platform User Management
MS SharePoint / SQL
Oracle APEX
8.5
Reusability
MS SharePoint / SQL
Oracle APEX
8.0
Platform Scalability
MS SharePoint / SQL
Oracle APEX
8.2

Pros

MS SharePoint / SQL

  • Flexible - able to make any changes we would like vs traditional service desk system.
  • ROI - We were already using SharePoint for internal intranet, so we are simply getting more use out of licensing we had already committed to.
  • Easy to use for end users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle APEX

  • Easy upgrade path from Forms, allowing reuse of code and a low learning curve for Forms developers.
  • Very quick to develop in. Ideal for prototyping or iterative development which is how we usually work.
  • Comes with cross browser and mobile compatibility out of the box.
  • Easy to incorporate other web technologies.
  • Development environment runs straight from a browser. This has proved to be a life saver when issues crop up on a weekend.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

MS SharePoint / SQL

  • It is hard to setup and nightmare
  • It requires a of infrastructure, thus it could be costly because of requirement and licensing required for everything to run smoothly
  • If it is not setup and organized properly from the beginning it could be maintenance nightmare
  • It is hard to have "test" environment to do patches or similar
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle APEX

  • Perhaps is our problem, since we haven’t explored it deeply, but I think that a better portability to mobile devices would help the adoption of APEX.
  • Applications weren’t as light as we thought, and we had to move the APEX server to the same data center where our data base was running, due to performance issues. When we started, we supposed that that situation would not be an issue.
  • At least in Argentina and Brazil, you can not find as many programmers with experience in APEX as you can find with other technologies.
Federico Shortrede | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 8.8
Based on 7 answers
This was a long-term buy-in from a corporate perspective, to remain in the SharePoint space. Migration is certainly possible, which is good for planning and having options further out. At this point, the only planned migration is to eventually move the architecture up to SharePoint/SQL 2013. At that point, we will be able to leverage some greater efficiencies, some enhanced content design and management features, and some more current social features. It is well worth a full consideration in any shop looking at a new implementation of or migration to SharePoint (although you will probably be considering 2013 versions or beyond in those discussions), but the platform should be a strong competitor to any alternatives. Realizing the capability of a fully-branded and customized website was not part of the original choice for the architecture at Lincoln, but seeing it implemented and functioning now with this capacity far beyond original expectations has certainly cemented plans to continue using it.
Tim Ritter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle APEX

Oracle APEX 8.2
Based on 2 answers
I felt very comfortable using Oracle Application Express from the start. I designed my data model and quickly developed the basic CRUD pages for master tables. Then I designed the main functionality and was able to test and deploy it in a couple of days work. I will probably share the app with other members of the team and continue adding some features in the short term.
Lisandro Fernigrini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Over all very similar to other microsoft products
John Dopson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle APEX

Oracle APEX 8.2
Based on 2 answers
its easy to use as a developer and applications designed using apex are easy and intuitive to use as an end user. Even non-coders can build good applications, the more code you can write the more you can enhance the application but you can get up and running quickly with almost no technical know how.
Kathryn Gamble | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Microsoft have good local teams
Vadim Malkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle APEX

Oracle APEX 8.2
Based on 2 answers
Very active and knowledgeable community support includes quick and helpful responses from the Oracle employees on the product development team. I've never had to raise an official support request - everything is dealt with via forums and user groups - or via direct emails. The supposrt commuinty is one of the great things about Apex.
Kathryn Gamble | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Not implemented in best practice way, there are many customizations
Vadim Malkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle APEX

Oracle APEX 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Using it on the cloud is really simple, the entire process of configuring and provisioning an Oracle Database takes only a few minutes (less than 10) and then Oracle APEX is already deployed on the database, so you just have to start using it. I would strongly recommend using APEX on Oracle Cloud Free Tier.
Lisandro Fernigrini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

MS SharePoint / SQL

I have used both Google Drive and Zoho Docs which seem similar to MS SharePoint. The main differences I noticed as a user is that the user interfaces in both Google Drive and Zoho Docs were much more intuitive and they were much easier to navigate than MS SharePoint. There are a lot more things that you can do with MS SharePoint, but for a smaller company, it may not be worth the investment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle APEX

Obviously Oracle Application Express cannot replace WebLogic in terms of creating domains but it is not designed to do that. We can use this tool to prototype and later develop a product using the Oracle WebLogic platform. We selected Oracle Application Express due to the ease of learning, and not having to buy licenses to use it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

MS SharePoint / SQL

  • I've installed SharePoint in many different industries and each industry has seen greater collaboration among their teams both locally and nationally. The ability to collaborate more efficiently has reduced the need to have employees centrally located.
  • Companies which have used SharePoint in a end user training portal have had great ROI, since they can create the content once and share with all their users who subscribe to their training service. The web content management aspect of SharePoint is a very helpful feature.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle APEX

  • In the mid-size organization, we had a BI tool that had a significant license cost involved. With Oracle back-end we were able to switch to APEX and move all reporting at literally zero cost.
  • For Oracle PL/SQL users the learning curve is very quick and easy, there are ready templates that you can start with and eventually create complex reports.
  • You can track authorization and authentication on data editing and usage. High performance as it is native oracle sql codes.
  • Centralized data capturing, makes your datawarehouse writable for lookup tables or reference tables.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

MS SharePoint / SQL

General

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

Oracle APEX

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Oracle APEX
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.8
Oracle APEX
8.2

Usability

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.0
Oracle APEX
8.2

Support Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.0
Oracle APEX
8.2

Implementation Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.0
Oracle APEX
9.1

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