APEX: A versatile development platform, ideal for developing or improving applications at low cost
October 26, 2018

APEX: A versatile development platform, ideal for developing or improving applications at low cost

Federico Shortrede | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Oracle Application Express

We are using APEX to develop extensions and improvements for our ERP, eBusiness Suite. The functionality developed with these tools is being used in different departments, including production, quality, reception of raw materials, etc. For instance, we have developed data entry forms, quick reports, functionality to declare industrial production, among other things.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Easy and fast adoption
  • It allowed us to shorten the development deadlines.
  • It had no impact on our budget, beyond a training course for our programmers.
For us, they are complementary, we use both according to the need.
It is a nice and inexpensive tool, ideal to extend the functionality of the systems, and offer users good reports, graphics and easy-to-use applications, developed with speed and low maintenance cost. We don’t use it when we have to customize standard processes in our ERP, mainly because we are SOX compliant, and it is more difficult to us to prove our auditors that we respect and accomplish with all the validations and controls they demand.