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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.
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PowerApps

PowerApps does a great job of bridging the gap for mobile form entry where needed. We don't have a ton of mobile use cases, but that's because we haven't had a very active online tool kit until the deployment of O365. With most tools behind a firewall, any opportunity to work in business applications has been through VPN and that usually requires a PC/Mac. Now that we're able to access the system through a credentialed entry point in O365, we have the opportunity to think about what our mobile environment could look like. That's where PowerApps comes into our portfolio.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Low-Code Development

Oracle APEX
8.2
PowerApps
9.1
Visual Modeling
Oracle APEX
7.4
PowerApps
8.7
Drag-and-drop Interfaces
Oracle APEX
7.6
PowerApps
9.0
Platform Security
Oracle APEX
8.6
PowerApps
9.3
Platform User Management
Oracle APEX
8.6
PowerApps
8.7
Reusability
Oracle APEX
8.7
PowerApps
9.7
Platform Scalability
Oracle APEX
8.4
PowerApps
9.3

Pros

Oracle APEX

  • It is an easy tool to adopt, which allowed us to replace developments in Oracle Forms in many cases.
  • It is very simple to develop different kinds of analysis, in a faster and more friendly way than running Oracle Reports.
  • It helped us to extend our approval workflow, in order to cope with difficult branches that were hard to solve with the standard workflow.
  • It was possible to develop web applications, to share information and transactions with our commercial partners.
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PowerApps

  • Because PowerApps is tied to the Office365 environment, it does a very good job at talking to source information in SharePoint. For those considering PowerApps, there is something to be said for the seamless handshakes that Microsoft authors between their own tools.
  • If you are wanting to parse down the fields requested (again, in relation to SharePoint) and get away from messing with content types or default forms behind the curtain in SharePoint, PowerApps is a good buffer to selecting exactly what you want to capture and nothing that you don't (that isn't required).
  • While still in its early deployment, PowerApps does have good flexibility because of the coding opportunities in the tool. Coding can be a barrier of entry, but it balances code and common sense entry pretty well.
  • PowerApps works pretty well on a Mac. Of course, everything Microsoft functions better in Microsoft products (IE, Windows, Edge), but the online authoring tool for PowerApps is just fine for Mac.
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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.
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PowerApps

  • The tutorials provided are too brief and too high level. You need to dig into the forums and the help topics on the Microsoft PowerApps website.
  • Without IT/IS blessing the citizen developer may not have the ability to save a final output.
  • Unable to print to a printer or PDF. You need to take a screenshot of what you have done.
  • I would love being able to right click a function and have a tooltip/explanation of what that function actually does. Not just how to write it but what the outcome should be.
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Likelihood to Renew

Oracle APEX

Oracle APEX 10.0
Based on 1 answer
You don't have to renew it. If you have an Oracle database (even the free XE version) you have Apex. Its so easy to use it would be daft not to.
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PowerApps

No score
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Usability

Oracle APEX

Oracle APEX 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
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PowerApps

No score
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Support

Oracle APEX

Oracle APEX 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
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PowerApps

No score
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Implementation

Oracle APEX

Oracle APEX 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Its as simple as running a SQL script in the database. No existing applications are affected
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PowerApps

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Alternatives Considered

Oracle APEX

I have advanced oracle skills and so for me its the obvious choice. Its free of charge and does everything I need. No need to lok at alternatives in this situation. Everything else would be costly or require third party integration. I have also used oracle apex against other databases (sqlserver) to good effect
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PowerApps

I have not found another product Like PowerApps that is available to me.
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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.
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PowerApps

  • My budget calculator enabled our sales team to provide a high-level quote in minutes compared to hours or even days if we had to draw it out.
  • My time tracker was used by a department to estimate the time taken on projects and therefore they could quote the billable hours up front.
  • There has been nothing but positive impacts from my use of PowerApps.
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Pricing Details

Oracle APEX

General

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

PowerApps

General

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

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