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We performed a comparison between Mendix and Zoho Creator based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Rapid Application Development Software solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Mendix vs. Zoho Creator report (Updated: September 2022).
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Pros
"There is a free version of the solution you can 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.""We find it intuitive and easy to use.""There are free online learning and certifications if a user would like to learn more and better understand the solution.""It is low code, where the developers can still develop in Java. That to us is very appealing.""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.""The solution is stable.""It is stable."

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"I just like the simplicity of it.""Zoho Creator can be integrated with other platforms easily."

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Cons
"There needs to be an increase in the number of the UI components.""An improvement I would like to see is the ability to version manage independent modules. Their version management for software repositories must be better. It's good and you can do it, but it needs work.""Mendix needs to think about itself offering machine learning and artificial intelligence.""There's no direct tech support.""There should be more integration with engineering applications and tighter integration for user authentication, such as single sign-on, etc. They have some of that. It just could be stronger.""My understanding is that, if you are not using the free version, it is very expensive.""It is expensive.""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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"When you're developing database-type applications, there is no way to see the actual database tables. They call them forms, and I don't like that. Zoho should also provide better user guides.""They should allow for more UI customization."

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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."
  • "Its cost is higher than competitors. The cost mostly includes licensing. It is charged per user. The cost model could be better. When you have a big company, what does per user mean? If I have a company where I have 40,000 people who will go to access it but only 200 do, how do you license it and who do you pay for? If they hit it once, do you pay for it? The licensing is complex for a big company. It is easy for us to buy all we can eat, get an enterprise license agreement, and call it good."
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  • "We would prefer it if the price went down drastically."
  • "It is at the bottom end of the price range."
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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:I just like the simplicity of it.
    Top Answer:When you're developing database-type applications, there is no way to see the actual database tables. They call them forms, and I don't like that. Zoho should also provide better user guides.
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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.”

    Zoho Creator is a web-based platform that lets everyone build custom business applications without any prior technical knowledge
    Zoho Creator offers a first of its kind drag-n-drop interface to create tables/forms, design, schedule workflows and perform a variety of automated actions.

    Zoho Creator's powerful tools for data collection and management, analysis, reporting and collaboration make it the smart choice for small to large organizations to run their business online, without any additional costs, infrastructure, or software.

    Zoho Creator is used by more than 400,000 users and 100,000+ apps have been already created. Don't let complex looking workflows and business rules scare you.

    Zoho Creator is completely non-programmer friendly. Use the intuitive and feature-rich platform to build your custom database applications. Just write your business rules and let the software handle deployment and hosting. You can create your own forms/tables afresh or import data from standard formats (.xls .csv .mdb) and get your database application online within minutes, really!

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    Sample Customers
    Genzyme, TNT, Yahoo, Capgemini, Roche, D&B, Aegon, kpn, AZL, Sky, Arch, Penn State Univeristy, BancABC
    Estate Crush Winery, Integra Services, Avidpays, Napa Valley Film Festival, Marionnaud, The Institute of Hormonal Health, Stone Tapert
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm32%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Real Estate/Law Firm11%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Educational Organization6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business53%
    Midsize Enterprise5%
    Large Enterprise42%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise70%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise52%
    Buyer's Guide
    Mendix vs. Zoho Creator
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Mendix vs. Zoho Creator and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
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    Mendix is ranked 6th in Rapid Application Development Software with 15 reviews while Zoho Creator is ranked 23rd in Rapid Application Development Software with 2 reviews. Mendix is rated 8.0, while Zoho Creator is rated 7.6. 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 Zoho Creator writes "A low-code solution for creating custom applications ". Mendix is most compared with Microsoft Power Apps, OutSystems, Appian and Oracle Application Express (APEX), whereas Zoho Creator is most compared with Microsoft Power Apps, OutSystems, Oracle Application Express (APEX), Caspio and Salesforce Platform. See our Mendix vs. Zoho Creator report.

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