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80 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

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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.
Glenn Roberts III | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Rhiannon Thompson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Low-Code Development

Oracle APEX
8.0
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
Visual Modeling
Oracle APEX
7.5
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
Drag-and-drop Interfaces
Oracle APEX
7.8
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
Platform Security
Oracle APEX
8.2
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
Platform User Management
Oracle APEX
8.5
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
Reusability
Oracle APEX
8.0
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
Platform Scalability
Oracle APEX
8.2
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

Platform-as-a-Service

Oracle APEX
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
7.9
Ease of building user interfaces
Oracle APEX
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
7.2
Scalability
Oracle APEX
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
8.8
Platform management overhead
Oracle APEX
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
7.3
Workflow engine capability
Oracle APEX
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
8.3
Platform access control
Oracle APEX
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
7.7
Services-enabled integration
Oracle APEX
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
8.0
Development environment creation
Oracle APEX
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
8.1
Development environment replication
Oracle APEX
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
8.2
Issue monitoring and notification
Oracle APEX
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
7.9
Issue recovery
Oracle APEX
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
7.4
Upgrades and platform fixes
Oracle APEX
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
8.0

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

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.
Kristin Sours | 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

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!
Alexa Terry | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud) 7.5
Based on 17 answers
Salesforce's support is top-notch. They have subject-matter experts that are accessible at all times to address needs as they come up. They let you know in advance when there are system updates and enhancements so that you are prepared for upcoming changes. I've never had an issue that wasn't addressed immediately when reaching out for support.
Shanna Kostopulos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

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

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

Salesforce is the premeire product. Period. The others are cheaper and less capable, they may fulfill your organisation's needs but you will always be looking at Salesforce with wishful eyes. If you are a company that needs to bootstrap then spend the time to evaluate your options. If you are a growing company with plenty of funding it is best to provide your sales team with the best platform you can afford because switching out CRM's is second in complexity to swapping out an ERP.
Jonathan Justin Lewis | 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

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Oracle APEX

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
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

Oracle APEX
9.2
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle APEX
8.2
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

Usability

Oracle APEX
8.2
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
6.7

Support Rating

Oracle APEX
8.2
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
7.5

Implementation Rating

Oracle APEX
9.1
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

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