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Google App Engine vs. Salesforce Platform
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Google App Engine vs. Salesforce Platform and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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Pros
"It is simple to use. It is much simpler than AWS. It is also very powerful.""Google App Engine's most valuable feature is self-management. You do not have to manage the infrastructure underneath where all the functions are happening, such as load balancing deployment and version management, they are managed by the system itself.""I've found that all of the features are valuable, especially the shared drive and the ability for multiple people to use their documents at the same time."

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"The most valuable aspect of the solution is the unit coordination between sales and marketing when it comes to lead management.""It's an easy platform for salespeople to quickly and efficiently be able to track an opportunity.""The reporting tools are very solid.""The product is pretty responsive.""The entire solution is very customizable and you are able to add many functionalities.""The activities, opportunities, follow-up of the opportunities, and business tracking are valuable features. It provides everything that we need. It works pretty well.""It is a fairly useful and user-friendly tool for salespersons. It is very extensive and flexible. You can customize it for your needs, and you can use whatever you want. I like Salesforce.""It was pretty easy to deploy."

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Cons
"I think there's still a lot that can be done with Google Meet and the video conferencing part of it. It could be more dynamic in terms of what can be done with it.""I would like a simpler deployment tool on laptops. It is a bit complicated at the moment. We know how to do it, but it could be easier to deploy it on laptops.""The only concern is that there is a number of the offerings which are built on their own proprietary technologies. With some of the offerings in Google Cloud, it's difficult to have a path to migrate to other cloud providers."

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"Reporting could be better. Reporting is Excel-based, and it has sucked since the inception of the company. That's why I was excited about the fact of them bringing MuleSoft into the fold and Tableau.""The solution is a bit expensive.""It may be slow, but that is relative. When compared to Siebel CRM, which was large, clunky, and extremely slow, Salesforce seemed fast to me.""The reporting functionality is not very intuitive.""I was using the nonprofit free version of Salesforcecalled Vtiger which is different from the main version. It has a lot less accessibility than others and a lot less flexibility. It was more difficult to adjust, but ultimately it was satisfactory. I believe they still have a long way to make it very satisfactory. It's good software and platform. However, Salesforce is an okay platform to utilize. Additionally, the reports need some improvement.""In terms of features, for our business needs, we have more than enough right now. There is nothing that we are missing or would like to add. They can maybe share some best practices so that when you are starting, you can stick to a good process, and you don't have to think so much about the process that you want or your CEO or CMO wants. The process should not be based on one person in the company. Having some best practices will make it easier to get started. These best practices can be based on what has worked for others. Its basic version is pretty simple, and the customizations are up to the companies, which can make startups like ours lose a lot of time in figuring out what all stakeholders want rather than what would work.""The interface could be more user-friendly and offer more customization.""Salesforce Platform has a cumbersome interface when creating reports, dashboards, and those types of things. They could be a little bit more simple. The administration has to be an aficionado to do any sort of administration and maintenance, for example, setting up the way you want to modify the lead tracks or functions. These systems tend to be quite cumbersome."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We pay the license yearly. It's about $6 a month, which is $72 a year per person, so it's about $500."
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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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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It is simple to use. It is much simpler than AWS. It is also very powerful.
    Top Answer:We pay the license yearly. It's about $6 a month, which is $72 a year per person, so it's about $500. I would give the pricing a 2 on a scale of 1 to 5. The pricing is really not bad. The kill is that… more »
    Top Answer:I would like a simpler deployment tool on laptops. It is a bit complicated at the moment. We know how to do it, but it could be easier to deploy it on laptops.
    Top Answer: I think it depends on your use case. If your organization uses Microsoft Enterprise products, PowerApps will work better in your environment. Similarly, if you have a Salesforce integration in… more »
    Top Answer:Microsoft’s Windows Azure platform is not easy or intuitive to deploy. The difficulty will be impacted by the type of application that you are trying to use the platform to build. Organizations that… more »
    Top Answer:Our primary goal in the Salesforce App Cloud is to deliver the certificates I personalize based on the information in the company’s system.
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    Also Known As
    Salesforce1, Force.com, Salesforce App Cloud
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    Overview

    Google App Engine is a Platform-as-a-Service (Paas) provider that equips web application developers with all the resources and tools that they need to develop, test, and run their applications on Google's infrastructure. Everything is built into the kit, so with one download of the SDK, you'll be well on your way to first-rate apps.

    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
    Khan Academy, Best Buy, Gigya, MetOffice, Getaround, Mimiboard, NewsLimited, WebFilings, and CloudLock.
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    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Media Company29%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Non Profit14%
    Educational Organization14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm26%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Energy/Utilities Company10%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company36%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Non Profit7%
    Healthcare Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business60%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise69%
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    Small Business41%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise35%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise71%
    Buyer's Guide
    Google App Engine vs. Salesforce Platform
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Google App Engine vs. Salesforce Platform and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    610,812 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Google App Engine is ranked 13th in PaaS Clouds with 3 reviews while Salesforce Platform is ranked 3rd in PaaS Clouds with 46 reviews. Google App Engine is rated 8.0, while Salesforce Platform is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Google App Engine writes "Shared drive allows for communication, collaboration, and documentation in our company". 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". Google App Engine is most compared with Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Heroku and Oracle Cloud Platform, whereas Salesforce Platform is most compared with Microsoft Azure, ServiceNow, Oracle Application Express (APEX), Microsoft PowerApps and Appian. See our Google App Engine vs. Salesforce Platform report.

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