Why Mendix enables me to do more with less
October 25, 2016

Why Mendix enables me to do more with less

Jon Higginbotham | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Mendix App Platform

Mendix is currently being used to develop and maintain our ERP. The application we built is currently being used by the whole organization to manage sales and companies (CRM), process orders, manage transportation and delivery of said orders, manage inventory, and finally generate invoices.
  • The first obvious benefit of working with Mendix is the speed at which you are able to develop applications compared to traditional application development. The app deployment cycle is streamlined and exceptionally fast, which is a must-have for growing companies where the business rules are constantly changing.
  • Along with the speed, comes the reduced man power required to develop an app and ultimately a reduced cost. Our ERP was developed by 2 people where normally it would have been done by a team of developers for a significantly larger cost to complete in the same timeline.
  • Security is handled by Mendix if I choose to host on their servers which is a nice convenience. I have the ability to host my apps on my own servers but letting Mendix manage that is often preferred and less headache for me.
  • The ecosystem needs growing. It would been nice to see more Mendix developers creating things on the app store.
Our business rules constantly change the [way] our company grows. We've used Mendix to do more by eliminating manual entry by 200% compared to our old system via setting up integrations for automatic order generation and making our system smarter by embeding business logic to know what's required for orders that meet certain criteria.
It's allowed our IT dept to be more responsive to the needs of the business simply because they can do more in less time.
We selected Mendix over the competition simply because it seems like Mendix is growing faster than the competitors. The functionality is largely the same, but the price and resources favors Mendix at least at the time I reviewed the industry landscape in 2015.
Mendix is well suited for businesses that need custom applications where they maintain control and can make changes/additions on the fly. These companies would only require minimal in-house developers with minimal coding knowledge and do not have to spend thousands of dollars for a software house to develop and manage their app for them. This does not mean Mendix is without cost, I believe while Mendix is significantly cheaper than traditional custom app development, Mendix may not be feasible for small companies or for companies looking for a small/simple app in which case off the shelf options might be a better fit.