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"The solution is stable.""You can scale the solution.""It is stable.""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.""There are free online learning and certifications if a user would like to learn more and better understand the solution.""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.""We find it intuitive and easy to use.""The most valuable features of Mendix are the drag and drop functions, the data entities, domain models, and all the related features."

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"The most valuable feature of Pivotal Cloud Foundry is the UI, it is easy to use.""The most valuable feature of Pivotal Cloud Foundry is auto-healing and the plenty of other features that are provided.""The most valuable features are the monitoring and the deployment is easier.""Pivotal Cloud Foundry is very easy to use compared to other cloud technologies. It has a very good performance.""PCF is open, so the applications run really smoothly and with little downtime."

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"Mendix could improve by allowing the customization of different programming languages, such as Python and C++.""My understanding is that, if you are not using the free version, it is very expensive.""There is always a layer of custom code required.""Mendix is slightly less scalable than I'd like.""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.""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.""It is expensive.""There's no direct tech support."

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"Pivotal Cloud Foundry could improve on the technology it is a bit complex.""Pivotal Cloud Foundry is not scalable, infinitely, because when you install it on a set of virtual machines it is very hard to scale. It's easy to scale on an application level, but not it is not similar to if you were using Amazon. Amazon you can scale thousands of applications.""It is not straightforward to setup.""In the next release, I would like to see easy integration with external tools.""The Pivotal Cloud Foundry's initial setup has a learning curve for my team, but it was easy to use."

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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."
  • "There is a license required to use Mendix. The solution's price is high, but it is best suited for enterprise companies that have the budget. It is not for small or medium-sized businesses."
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  • "You're paying for the number of virtual machines you want to install in the installation."
  • "The price of Pivotal Cloud Foundry is based on the customer's requirements. However, the price is comparable to other similar solutions."
  • "The price of Pivotal Cloud Foundry could improve. However, in this category of solutions, they are all expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable features are the integration and UI customization.
    Top Answer:Licensing costs are similar to those for all other IT technology, but they vary by region. As such, the United States, the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Jordan all have disparate licensing costs, even when it… more »
    Top Answer:While it is difficult for me to address which areas of the solution are in need of improvement, as I manage Mendix projects, but do not utilize them, I would point out the transformation of the BPM… more »
    Top Answer:Pivotal Cloud Foundry is a cloud-native application platform to simplify app delivery. It is efficient and effective. The best feature is how easy it is to handle external services such as database… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of Pivotal Cloud Foundry is the UI, it is easy to use.
    Top Answer:The price of Pivotal Cloud Foundry is based on the customer's requirements. However, the price is comparable to other similar solutions. The price for cloud providers can be a big difference when… more »
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    Also Known As
    PCF, Pivotal Application Service (PAS), Pivotal Container Service (PKS), Pivotal Function Service (PFS)
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    Overview

    Mendix is a low-code application development platform that helps your organization accelerate its application development lifecycle. The solution is designed to enable you to create software faster by abstracting and automating the development process for better business outcomes at speed and scale. Mendix has many key capabilities, including a tailored IDE for every developer, built-in collaboration tools for team development, feedback management, agile project management, the ability to build a truly responsive design across devices, and much more.

    Mendix Features

    Mendix has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • App development
    • Multi-experience
    • Artificial intelligence
    • Intelligent automation
    • Data integration
    • Atlas UI framework
    • Cloud-native scaling
    • Single-click deployment
    • User-based security
    • Version control
    • Automated testing
    • Comprehensive admin suite

    Mendix Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing Mendix. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Efficient and easy to learn: Mendix allows business users and developers to build and deploy sophisticated multi-channel apps with a model-driven development platform that is much more efficient and easier to learn than traditional technologies.
    • Simple and responsive UI: Mendix allows business engineers to create an optimal user experience through predefined layouts for smartphone, tablet, and desktop user interfaces.
    • Native device functions: Mendix offers out-of-the-box widgets for native device functions. Mendix developers who are building a hybrid app can easily drag and drop a widget as a building block into an app without any further coding.
    • End-to-end mobile app dev flow: Mendix supports the end-to-end mobile app development flow, which makes it simple and intuitive for any developer to build mobile apps that can be part of larger multi-channel applications integrated with back-end apps and services.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the Mendix solution.

    PeerSpot user Somnath G., Solution Architect and LowCode Practice Lead at a tech services company, says, "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."

    Sameer V., Consulting Manager at Deloitte, mentions, “Their native mobile capability is very good. In general, the way they launch the product has been great. Their product launching strategy is far better than any other platform. I work in OutSystems and Mendix. They tend to be more on the legacy side, OutSystems. With this solution, the product launching strategy is very, very agile. I really like when they roll out their updates, which are very, very frequent.”

    Robert B., Solutions Architect at a computer software company, explains, The solution is just very quick and responsive. The initial setup is very straightforward, and those implementing the product do not have to be very technologically advanced in order to manage the process.”

    Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) is the leading enterprise PaaS, powered by Cloud Foundry. PCF provides a cloud-native application platform that allows you to continuously deliver any app to every major private and public cloud with a single platform. PCF is proven to accelerate feature delivery with higher developer productivity and a 200:1 developer to operator ratio. PCF's built-in security and self-healing capabilities reduce risk in your app portfolio while maintaining high-availability at scale to keep customer facing systems online even in the most challenging circumstances. pivotal.io

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    Sample Customers
    Genzyme, TNT, Yahoo, Capgemini, Roche, D&B, Aegon, kpn, AZL, Sky, Arch, Penn State Univeristy, BancABC
    Humana, Citibank, Mercedes Benz, Liberty Mutual, The Home Depot, GE, West Corp, Merrill Corporation, CoreLogic, Orange, Dish Network, Comcast, Bloomberg, Internal Revenue Service, Ford Motor Company, Garmin, Volkswagen, Solera, Allstate, US Air Force, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, ScotiaBank
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm33%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Real Estate/Law Firm11%
    Recruiting/Hr Firm6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm30%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business54%
    Midsize Enterprise5%
    Large Enterprise41%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise70%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business43%
    Large Enterprise57%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business10%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise83%
    Buyer's Guide
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    Mendix is ranked 2nd in Mobile Development Platforms with 13 reviews while Pivotal Cloud Foundry is ranked 10th in PaaS Clouds with 5 reviews. Mendix is rated 8.0, while Pivotal Cloud Foundry is rated 8.0. 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 Pivotal Cloud Foundry writes "High performance, reliable, and straightforward implementation". Mendix is most compared with Microsoft PowerApps, OutSystems, Appian, Pega BPM and Oracle Application Express (APEX), whereas Pivotal Cloud Foundry is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, OpenShift, Google Cloud and Salesforce Platform.

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