APEX: The fast prototyping tool you already own
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 03, 2018

APEX: The fast prototyping tool you already own

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Oracle Application Express

Oracle Application Express is being used in our Asia Pacific region where the ERP system has a gap in functionality. It solves the problem of creating labels for shipping our products to our customers and suppliers. We were able to prototype the application created with this tool in a month and go live within two months after testing.
  • We were able to create a web based label application and it was quite robust.
  • Very easy to create proto-types that can be developed quickly and thrown away if not satisfying the needs
  • Developers do not require a long learning curve to pick up the fundamentals.
  • Must have Oracle Data Base to use this product. Only works with ORACLE products.
  • Could use version control. Developers must communicate in order to preserve each others work.
  • Not all Web hosting companies support APEX. This would be a nice to have.
  • Positive ROI in that we own the tool as a consequence of using the Oracle RDBMS.
  • Positive ROI in that it is a quick development tool. No costly development hours.
  • Negative in that we cannot use it across all hosting platforms. It could be used more if this were possible so we limit the number of things that can be done.
Yes - I am a member of the Philadelphia Oracle User Group.

We have gotten access to consultants and papers and presentations via our membership.Without this, we would have to reach out on our own in order to undertake projects.We have gotten a number of good tips on development and maintenance.We learned that APEX can be used to develop a replacement of the obsoleted ORACLE product called DISCOVERER via our membership.
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.
Well suited for small teams of developers for very small applications Also good to prototype using this tool and moving to another one that has cross platform and vendor support. It is included with ORACLE RDBMS so no additional costs or licensing required to use the product. It is scalable from PCs to RAC systems.