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Amazon AWS vs. Salesforce Platform
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon AWS vs. Salesforce Platform and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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"The documentation is very good.""One of the most valuable features is that Amazon AWS has a lot of data centers and regions where we can position our virtual machines for leverage. Amazon AWS is also easy to use. You can quickly spin up something, use Explorer, building proofs of concept, things like that. Once the proof of concept is built once and we know how things are going to look from a production perspective, we try to move everything to the data centers. These features and the ease of use are the main reasons why we use AWS.""It is quite easy to provision new virtual services for our use. The procedures are quite straightforward and simple as compared to other competitors, such as Microsoft or Huawei. This is what we are happy about with Amazon AWS. It is pretty mature in terms of the availability of most of the infrastructure components. If you want to deploy a server on your platform, everything is already there in terms of the operating system, network components, securities, and data encryption. It is also quite scalable and stable.""I especially like the flexibility and scalability of the solution.""The product is reliable and quite stable.""I like ETL, the EC2 platform, and Route 53. These features are a great complement to the basic infrastructure of any company. The AWS platform has many features, but the fundamental cloud infrastructure is the most important.""Friendly console for implementation.""It has a lot of new features that make our lives easier in terms of what we want it to do in the house."

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"The standard sales and marketing tools that Salesforce provides on the platform are the most valuable.""I like the reports and the dashboards. Since I'm a managing partner, I use the reports and dashboards to understand my team's contact management, opportunity management, and account management activities. We use Pardot for marketing campaigns.""The Salesforce Platform's most valuable features are everything in one place, perfect reporting, highly customizable, and easy to receive information you need.""The product is pretty responsive.""It is a great platform. It's definitely an improvement from the GCP application that we were using previously.""The activities, opportunities, follow-up of the opportunities, and business tracking are valuable features. It provides everything that we need. It works pretty well.""The reporting tools are very solid.""The process and the workflows are amazing."

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Cons
"AWS support could be better.""The user interface (UI) needs improvement. Right now, it's not the best.""Configuration could be simplified.""The dashboard can be improved a little bit to provide more information.""One problem is that the AWS public cloud doesn't have shared storage capabilities. The second thing is the cloud performance versus on-prem.""While feasible, custom configuration will be more time consuming than standard.""Their support can be improved. In some cases, their support is not as proficient as it can be. They should be quicker at getting back.""They have a low code platform, but it is for intervention."

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"There needs to be more documentation.""The solution is a bit expensive.""The biggest challenge we had was the cost and the licensing.""Its documentation and price should be better.""Salesforce also did not integrate well with some of the other systems that we had.""Simplification is something it needs. Every time you get the engineers involved, they make things a little too complicated. It might be more beneficial to simplify everything for quick and easy reference.""An expensive solution requiring a lot of configuration.""Salesforce needs to be re-platformed, or re-architected, making it lighter."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I think they've done a pretty good job with their pricing."
  • "Its price is kind of okay. When we do a migration from on-premises to the cloud, we typically use the lift-and-shift model. Based on the studies that we have done, cost savings are definitely there when we moved from on-premises to the cloud."
  • "The price could be lower."
  • "There are many variables involved in pricing service in AWS and overall the pricing is a bit on the higher side."
  • "AWS is not an expensive product."
  • "AWS is expensive and the cost should be reduced."
  • "Amazon AWS is really cost-effective."
  • "Licensing is on a yearly basis. I believe we are satisfied with the current pricing. Otherwise, we would have switched to another vendor."
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  • "The licensing is per user per month, which we took out a contract on a long time back. It's really an okay price for what solutions are available and for how many features and what kind of functionality you get."
  • "The solution is a bit expensive."
  • "It is expensive. Licensing is on an annual basis."
  • "It is quite expensive. Its developers come at a premium cost, which makes it expensive."
  • "It is expensive."
  • "I have heard that it is fairly priced. It offers ROI."
  • "It is very expensive. Its licensing is on a monthly basis."
  • "It is expensive."
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    Also Known As
    Amazon Web Services, AWS
    Salesforce1, Force.com, Salesforce App Cloud
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    Overview

    Amazon Web Services (AWS), is a collection of cloud computing services, also called web services, that make up a cloud-computing platform offered by Amazon.com. These services operate from 12 geographical regions across the world. The most central and well-known of these services arguably include Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, also known as "EC2", and Amazon Simple Storage Service, also known as "S3". Amazon markets AWS as a service to provide large computing capacity more quickly and more cheaply than a client company building an actual physical server farm.

    The Salesforce1 Platform brings together Force.com, Heroku, and ExactTarget into one family of cloud services all built API first to help deliver apps that connect products, users, and next generation experiences. Designed for scale and speed, it provides a fast way to build apps with open APIs, back-end services, integration tools, starter templates as well as powerful developer environments; there's no limit to what you can build.
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    Sample Customers
    Pinterest, General Electric, Pfizer, Netflix, and Nasdaq.
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    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company30%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Non Profit6%
    Insurance Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise37%
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    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise70%
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    Small Business41%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise34%
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    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
    Amazon AWS vs. Salesforce Platform
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon AWS vs. Salesforce Platform and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    622,645 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Amazon AWS is ranked 2nd in PaaS Clouds with 167 reviews while Salesforce Platform is ranked 3rd in PaaS Clouds with 50 reviews. Amazon AWS is rated 8.4, while Salesforce Platform is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Amazon AWS writes "Flexible, scales well, and offers good stability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Salesforce Platform writes "Makes it easy to keep up with everything, close pending deals, and keep things organized". Amazon AWS is most compared with Microsoft Azure, SAP Cloud Platform, OpenShift, IBM Public Cloud and Alibaba Cloud, whereas Salesforce Platform is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Oracle Application Express (APEX), Microsoft PowerApps, ServiceNow and SAP Cloud Platform. See our Amazon AWS vs. Salesforce Platform report.

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