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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 9.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Oracle Application Express ranks higher in 1 feature set: Low-Code Development

Low-Code Development

9.3

Oracle APEX

93%
8.3

OutSystems

83%
Oracle Application Express ranks higher in 5/6 features

Visual Modeling

10.0
100%
20 Ratings
7.6
76%
46 Ratings

Drag-and-drop Interfaces

7.7
77%
21 Ratings
9.2
92%
46 Ratings

Platform Security

9.5
95%
21 Ratings
8.2
82%
45 Ratings

Platform User Management

9.1
91%
21 Ratings
8.2
82%
44 Ratings

Reusability

9.9
99%
21 Ratings
8.2
82%
48 Ratings

Platform Scalability

9.5
95%
21 Ratings
8.5
85%
45 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Oracle Application Express is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating, Implementation Rating
  • Oracle Application Express and OutSystems are tied in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

Oracle APEX

100%
38 Ratings
9.9

OutSystems

99%
125 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.2

Oracle APEX

82%
2 Ratings
8.2

OutSystems

82%
4 Ratings

Usability

8.2

Oracle APEX

82%
2 Ratings
8.2

OutSystems

82%
3 Ratings

Support Rating

8.2

Oracle APEX

82%
4 Ratings
7.1

OutSystems

71%
87 Ratings

In-Person Training

Oracle APEX

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

OutSystems

91%
1 Rating

Online Training

Oracle APEX

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

OutSystems

82%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

9.1

Oracle APEX

91%
4 Ratings
7.3

OutSystems

73%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

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

OutSystems

Well suited for internal exposure of business processes (invoicing, API layer to other systems, customer maintenance etc), whether a UI is required or not.Not so well suited for full fledged web design. An OutSystems application must serve one particular business need, if gets too much functionalities and responsibilities it tends to get chaotic and complex.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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

OutSystems

  • Developing end user interfaces with ease and speed with a modern look and feel.
  • First class low code development to reduce time to market with visual programming
  • Their technical support team is fast and responsive. We've yet to have any issues they could not resolve.
Christopher Fowers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

OutSystems

  • Price – The licensing model of OutSystems is very expensive and not suitable for small scale developments. This is offset by the time to develop and stability for larger scale developments
  • Flexibility on PaaS version – The PaaS hosted version of OutSystems limits your flexibility to access the front end and backend database systems which can significantly restrict your options on high data volume developments or where anything requiring slightly out of the ordinary access is required
  • Same price for PaaS and self-hosted system. Licensing model dictates that you pay the same price even when you host the system on your own hardware which effectively means you pay more to manage the infrastructure yourself
John Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Oracle APEX

General

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

Starting Price

$32 OCPU per hour

Oracle APEX Editions & Modules

Edition
Oracle APEX Application Development0.321
Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing - Exadata Storage118.402
  1. OCPU per hour
  2. Terabyte storage capacity per month
Additional Pricing Details

OutSystems

General

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

Starting Price

$0 per month

OutSystems Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$4,000.001
Pro$10,000.001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

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

OutSystems

OutSystems 8.2
Based on 4 answers
We are very happy with OutSystems and our developers deliver good work. OutSystems lets us build new software on a regulare (2 weekly) basis, which is highly flexible and adjustable. Even without very much experience, our developers manage to build usefull software, which is working a lot better than our previous (legacy) software.
Erik Hagen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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

OutSystems

OutSystems 8.2
Based on 3 answers
I am really happy using OutSystems in my work. It gives me the opportunity to create good working software without having had very much IT-experience before. It also made me more interested in the background of IT and learning different languages.
Erik Hagen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Oracle APEX

Oracle APEX 8.2
Based on 4 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

OutSystems

OutSystems 7.1
Based on 87 answers
The tech support is very reachable. Usually by [email] from but also by phone if needed. We had some difficulties at the start with understanding "what our machine was doing" under high performance load. After some good sessions understanding our needs they delivered good solutions for our problems we had in the beginning.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Oracle APEX

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OutSystems

OutSystems 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Excellent material full of hands on that improve the understanding of the platform.
Carlos Alberto Aponte Roa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Oracle APEX

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OutSystems

OutSystems 8.2
Based on 1 answer
The online training material is well designed and explanations are step by step, helping trainees to understand and follow each exercise and new concept.
Carlos Alberto Aponte Roa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Oracle APEX

Oracle APEX 9.1
Based on 4 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

OutSystems

OutSystems 7.3
Based on 4 answers
In a large company, patiently and consistently work the behind the scenes politics with business and IT partners across the firm.
This is transformational - you will need a solid set of key business partners to lock arms together to move forward.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

OutSystems

I tried to use WordPress with some success. Also looked at Joomla. But when I saw OutSystems I knew I had been wasting my time there. It takes you longer to get going with OutSystems - but even I as a novice realized immediately that Outsystems is simply in another league. Outsystems is powerful. (Can you compare WordPress and Joomla to Outsystems - I don't think so).
Willem Norval | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

OutSystems

  • The ease of use of the OutSystems development process has been the biggest ROI for us. We have developed our Framework product and maintained/enhanced it with only 4 workers.
  • OutSystems has enhanced their product very significantly over the last 4 years. They have gone from a simple to use tool to a very simple to use sophisticated tool that covers the standard mainframe-based computing apps and the apps used on handheld mobile devices all using the same basic set of development tools.
Lee Penning | TrustRadius Reviewer

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