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Pros
"It's an open-source solution with a very large community and available documentation."

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"A very flexible solution.""It's an easy platform for salespeople to quickly and efficiently be able to track an opportunity.""Salesforce is the best one out there.""One of the main features of the solution is it is flexible.""The most valuable aspect of the solution is the unit coordination between sales and marketing when it comes to lead management.""The standard sales and marketing tools that Salesforce provides on the platform are the most valuable.""It works beautifully. I haven't had any errors.""It's very flexible and offers tremendous features for customers."

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Cons
"Stability is an area that needs some improvement."

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"UI needs to be more intuitive and user friendly.""The initial setup is rather complex.""They should provide access to data quality tips and tricks to make it better.""It would be better if they can add more from the pricing and functionality perspective. It is very expensive. I would be more than happy if they drop the prices. From the licensing perspective, if they can add more functionality, I would be more than happy.""Getting reports in Salesforce is sometimes a little bit difficult. You need to do a lot of things to get detailed reports. This feature can be improved. Its price can also be improved. It is currently expensive.""Salesforce is a pretty cumbersome product. It's a product that you need to spend quite a bit of time customizing to your unique business model. Unless you have somebody in house that knows it really well, you're better off spending money with a consultant to get what you need.""Pricing is the biggest factor. The cost right now is too high and I've had a lot of clients leave.""Their reporting needs to be improved. It should be easier. I don't know how, but it needs to be easier."

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  • "Appian is open-source, which is not licensed."
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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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    It works beautifully. I haven't had any errors.
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    Also Known As
    Salesforce1, Force.com, Salesforce App Cloud
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    Overview
    Appium is an open-source tool for automating native, mobile web, and hybrid applications on iOS and Android platforms. Native apps are those written using the iOS or Android SDKs. Mobile web apps are web apps accessed using a mobile browser (Appium supports Safari on iOS and Chrome or the built-in 'Browser' app on Android). Hybrid apps have a wrapper around a "webview" -- a native control that enables interaction with web content. Projects like Phonegap, make it easy to build apps using web technologies that are then bundled into a native wrapper, creating a hybrid app. Importantly, Appium is "cross-platform": it allows you to write tests against multiple platforms (iOS, Android), using the same API. This enables code reuse between iOS and Android testsuites.
    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
    Nuvizz, Coupa Software, Eventbrite, Evernote
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    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company40%
    Non Profit8%
    Cloud Provider4%
    Recreational Facilities/Services Company4%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company33%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise57%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise30%
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    Appium is ranked 5th in Mobile Development Platforms with 1 review while Salesforce Platform is ranked 1st in Mobile Development Platforms with 41 reviews. Appium is rated 8.0, while Salesforce Platform is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Appium writes "Open-source, scalable, easy to use, and easy to install with good community documentation". 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". Appium is most compared with Selenium HQ, Tricentis Tosca, SmartBear TestComplete, Perfecto and Apache JMeter, whereas Salesforce Platform is most compared with Microsoft Azure, ServiceNow, Microsoft PowerApps, Oracle Application Express (APEX) and Heroku.

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