Axure RP rapidly prototypes for quick wins with customers
November 12, 2019

Axure RP rapidly prototypes for quick wins with customers

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Axure RP

Axure RP enables my organization to perform rapid prototyping activities enabling our User Experience researchers to work directly with our User Interface designers to develop rapid prototypes based on customer feedback. This in turn allows our researchers to then present those prototypes back to customers for quick feedback on accuracy of design and opportunities for further improvement.
  • Rapid Prototyping - Enables user interface designers to quickly develop a wireframe that our researchers can put in front of our customers.
  • Fidelity - Axure enables our designers to choose a level of fidelity that is appropriate to the business case at hand.
  • Collaboration - Axure enables easy collaboration amongst our designers by having an easily portable file format.
  • Code Generation - Axure's code generation is adequate for prototyping, but for more in-depth functionality, it really only forms a basis from which software developers will either need to edit or replace.
  • Detail - Axure doesn't offer the ability to go to individual pixel scale, leaving designers to conduct such detail work in other tools.
  • Cost - Axure is very expensive. Though it is worth the cost, it becomes challenging to justify a license for every member of your team for collaboration purposes.
  • Faster Prototype Turnaround for Customers - Researchers can show prototypes to our customers mere days after receiving initial design input from customers
  • Avoid building the "wrong" thing - Axure helps development teams zero in on our customers exact needs by putting prototypes in front of them, receiving real-time feedback as to whether the right workflow is represented or not.
  • Cost - I mentioned earlier that Axure has a substantial cost. As my UI team continues to grow, it becomes harder to justify having licenses of Axure for everyone, and I tend to favor having a couple Axure specialists instead, eliminating additional licensing needs.
Sketch and Axure serve different levels of fidelity for our designs. Axure is able to provide rapid, lower-fidelity prototypes that will demonstrate workflows to customers, whereas Sketch is great for higher-fidelity designs that are non-functional, but exact down to the pixel level. In truth, we use both in our workflow, and would be hesitant to go exclusively with one tool over the other.
I haven't had to interact with Axure's post-sales support as yet. However, their pre-sales support has been very helpful and have easily clarified a couple licensing questions for us. In addition, their post-sales relevant content on their site (in the form of blog posts and the like) has been helpful to my users in getting acquainted with the product.

Do you think Axure RP delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Axure RP's feature set?

Yes

Did Axure RP live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Axure RP go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Axure RP again?

Yes

Axure is the ideal tool for taking feedback from a customer workshop, returning to the office and developing prototypes for future application workflows. In turn, one can then return to the customer site, share the prototypes with the customer and receive feedback on those prototypes, including opportunities for improvement. This eliminates much of the product development uncertainty as to whether the development team is building the right thing for the customer.