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Mendix vs. Oracle Application Express (APEX)
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"The solution is stable.""The features that I have found most valuable with Mendix are its business process management and its minimal low code, both from an interface perspective and from a process perspective.""What I found most valuable in Mendix is that it's very much suitable for mobile apps such as native Android or IOS supported mobile apps. The multiple features of the platform are very, very attractive and very popular. Mendix has technical features such as microflows and nanoflows. You can also access data models in the platform. These are the features that are very, very strong in Mendix. I got my hands dirty on other low-code platforms, but I have not seen such strong features in them compared to the microflows, nanoflows, and data model access that are in Mendix, including creating and integration. The platform has out-of-the-box adapters or out-of-the-box-connectors that you can integrate with different interface applications such as SAP, Salesforce, Oracle EBS, etc.""They are leading in the smart manufacturing, and connectivity space.""We find it intuitive and easy to use.""The most valuable features are the decorative style, model-driven development, and the fact that Mendix validates flows. Mendix is quick to develop because it's a low-code platform. It's very robust, flexible, open, and scalable. It's for a low-code customer. The tooling is also really good and it has mobile capabilities.""There is a free version of the solution you can use.""It is stable."

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"I like how we can actively develop and customize APEX because it's on the same database.""Intuitive with a user-friendly UI.""I like the way that it automatically goes into the spreadsheets and the users can deal with it.""One of the most valuable features is that we can develop everything locally and deploy it for different kinds of operators in different locations, so we can do our job in one piece. The benefit of that is that others can use these applications. They connect to the internet to do these kinds of applications based on the permissions for those users.""The most valuable features are security, stability, and ease of implementation.""The most valuable feature is the ease of use.""It has a well-designed architecture and is a simple 3rd party application.""Quick development and the connection with the database are the most valuable and useful features. It is also very stable, scalable, and easy to set up. Its support is also good."

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"My understanding is that, if you are not using the free version, it is very expensive.""While the community is great, they need to work on making their direct technical support services better.""There is always a layer of custom code required.""You need experienced programmers and developers to understand this solution.""There's no direct tech support.""Mendix is slightly less scalable than I'd like.""There are not enough developers who are using Mendix. The knowledge base available online and in the market is not as rich as other competitors.""The platform still has many areas for improvement. If I compare apples to apples, the PWA features of Mendix could be improved, for example, I wouldn't recommend creating a B2C or B2B marketplace or web portals on Mendix, but there's a tendency for people to still do it through the systems provided by my company, particularly implement B2B or B2C marketplace, versus using eBay or Shopify. On the web portal front, Mendix still needs to improve."

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"Currently, APEX doesn't have a building workflow engine. I think that's the most important improvement that could be made at this point.""I don't like the URL syntax.""Connections to the application pages are not handled well and at times more than one user can be accessing an application with the same ID.""There is not a lot of Wiki help or in Google, but there is some.""Visual Builder and APEX should meld in one product.""The collaboration and the workflow engine could use some improvement.""Some of the application interfaces of Oracle Application Express are not very attractive and could be improved.""When exporting, we can't export dynamic reports, only static reports. For example, when we want to export charts or tables it is only exported as a static report so we can't drop down on these reports; however, we can see this information when we are on the dashboard itself."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Licensing costs are similar to those for all other IT technology, but they vary by region."
  • "Mendix seems a bit expensive. But in terms of wanting to have less developers and higher velocity, the total cost of ownership is fine. It's not cheap, though."
  • "Mendix is not open source, but its license cost is cheap, particularly when compared to the Appian license. The license model would depend on how many users you have and how many applications you are creating. If you are creating a single app, you just need to have a single app license, so it's free. If you want a multiple app license to cover two thousand or three thousand users, for example, internal users or external users, then you need to pay for the license. There's also a license model for above three thousand or four thousand, or five thousand internal and external users."
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  • "When buying the data license, APEX is included."
  • "We have a full Oracle E-Business Suite license, and we use that license to develop applications. There's no license required for developing Oracle applications."
  • "There is a trial version available that can be used free of charge."
  • "Pricing is expensive, overall on an enterprise system but we consider that it gives corresponding value in the product."
  • "It's a free solution with no additional costs."
  • "We have an Oracle basic product license, and then we can use Oracle APEX for free. We have many licenses for Oracle for approximately 20 processors."
  • "The solution is free."
  • "I do not think this would be an ideal option for a small sized company or a startup when considering the salary requirements for Oracle DBA'a and developers."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:They are leading in the smart manufacturing, and connectivity space.
    Top Answer:The solution can get expensive. A single simple application can start at $50,000. That's approximately the total cost of ownership. If you just quote on a single app without any support, they can even… more »
    Top Answer:There is always a layer of custom code required. There is a misconception of low-code, or Mendix, or the industry in general. They are perceived as more of a dashboarding tool, and as a visualization… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable features of Oracle Application Express (APEX) are the ease and speed of development. Instead of engaging a large team of middleware, front-end, and database engineers, we can have… more »
    Top Answer:Oracle Application Express (APEX) comes with Oracle. The Oracle price itself. I do not know the exact cost. Oracle is flexible on its price. If you overspend on your hardware, then I don't think you… more »
    Top Answer:Oracle should implement vertical and horizontal data segmentation in APEX's security framework, so Dev teams don't need to do any heavy lifting in the APEX screens. This is a common issue in… more »
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    The Mendix App Platform enables enterprise development teams to rapidly build, integrate, and deploy beautiful multi-device applications. Enterprise IT teams that need to quickly build innovative and differentiating applications in close collaboration with business stakeholders use Mendix.

    Oracle Application Express (APEX) is a low-code development platform that enables users to build enterprise apps securely and scalably. APEX, which offers world-class features, can be deployed anywhere. As part of the Oracle Database, developers can develop superior apps 20x more quickly by using all of the tools provided in a single, extensible platform.

    Oracle APEX, a cloud platform that has been around for over 20 years, eliminates complexities associated with app building while delivering results faster and at a lower cost. The low-code aspect offers developers a visual approach to app development that accelerates the development process. Oracle APEX also provides a lively, global, and growing community of developers that can connect and share resources with each other.

    Features of Oracle Application Express (APEX)

    App building requires complexities and expert knowledge in vast web technologies. With Oracle APEX, these complexities involved with multi-faceted applications are reduced, and developers are provided with the rich features they need to fix business problems and create solutions. These features include:

    • Data: Oracle APEX offers revolutionary functionality to enable developers to turn data into information, no matter where that data is from. Under this functionality, you can display, chart, manipulate, and process data effortlessly and accurately.
    • Accessibility: Developers can build highly accessible and inclusive web apps for users with various abilities and requirements. Oracle APEX aims to provide a good user experience for everybody, with accessibility bug fixes and continuous improvements of their testing strategies.
    • Globalization: Oracle APEX provides the ability to create a framework to maintain well-performing applications in multiple languages and environments.
    • Smart Filters and Search: users can rapidly reduce searched data and remove clutter with search terms and filter suggestions for a more simplified user experience.
    • Security: Oracle APEX empowers web application builders to develop apps without compromising on security. Despite the constant increase of attacks and modification of web standards, developers can stay focused on their tasks without leaving applications exposed.
    • Monitoring: Monitoring and logging are built into Oracle APEX, which provides valuable insight into how users interact with your applications, as well as any hacking attempts, application errors, and performance issues.
    • User Interface: Developers can build modern web applications that are responsive, easily customizable, highly accessible, and simple to maintain with Universal Theme, a user interface for Application Express.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Oracle Application Express is a favorite among developers looking to create web applications quickly and securely for many reasons, which include its ease of use and the ability to quickly create public applications

    A senior database developer at a tech services company notes, "This is a good application for quickly creating public applications."

    Alvaro L., an intelligence coordinator at Grupo Orbis, writes, "Oracle Application Express is easy to use, people don't have to be developers to use it."

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    Sample Customers
    Genzyme, TNT, Yahoo, Capgemini, Roche, D&B, Aegon, kpn, AZL, Sky, Arch, Penn State Univeristy, BancABC
    Hepart AG, pharmasol, SATLOG, Collège Bois-de-Boulogne
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm33%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Real Estate/Law Firm11%
    Comms Service Provider6%
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm17%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Healthcare Company17%
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Manufacturing Company4%
    Company Size
    Small Business56%
    Midsize Enterprise6%
    Large Enterprise38%
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise40%
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise69%
    Buyer's Guide
    Mendix vs. Oracle Application Express (APEX)
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Mendix vs. Oracle Application Express (APEX) and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    609,272 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Mendix is ranked 9th in Rapid Application Development Software with 11 reviews while Oracle Application Express (APEX) is ranked 7th in Rapid Application Development Software with 19 reviews. Mendix is rated 8.0, while Oracle Application Express (APEX) is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Mendix writes "Low-code/no-code and has microflows, nanoflows, and data model access features". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Application Express (APEX) writes "Rapidly develop public-access applications that stay stable under load". Mendix is most compared with Microsoft PowerApps, OutSystems, Appian, Pega BPM and ServiceNow, whereas Oracle Application Express (APEX) is most compared with Microsoft PowerApps, Oracle Visual Builder Cloud Service, Salesforce Platform, Microsoft Azure App Service and ServiceNow. See our Mendix vs. Oracle Application Express (APEX) report.

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