We performed a comparison between Microsoft Azure vs. Salesforce Platform based on our users’ reviews in four categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.
Comparison of Results: Based on the parameters we compared, Salesforce Platform seems to be a superior solution. All other things being more or less equal, our reviewers found Microsoft Azure to be more difficult to deploy and far less flexible than Salesforce Platform.
"I think the most useful feature has been the remote desktop. It has been very helpful when customers have old applications that are not architected to run remotely."
"I know there have been a lot of improvements and a lot of new services lately. I'm really not aware of all of them."
"The user interface is very nice and makes everything easy to use."
"I think the single sign-on functionality and the ease with which you can deposit things on the cloud have been valuable. Azure has very robust security functionalities and authentication features, which come with mobility, along with backup and credential checks."
"Virtual machine services, in SaaS services, M365, and Data Lake are all popular with our clients."
"Microsoft Azure is flexible and the performance is great."
"The most valuable feature of Microsoft Azure is it has everything together in one place. It is one large tool with lots of small tools that are updated often."
"With Microsoft Azure, we have a platform that lets us easily deploy applications to the cloud."
"It is a great platform. It's definitely an improvement from the GCP application that we were using previously."
"It's an easy platform for salespeople to quickly and efficiently be able to track an opportunity."
"The solution is used to track our customers."
"The Salesforce Platform's most valuable features are everything in one place, perfect reporting, highly customizable, and easy to receive information you need."
"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 reporting capabilities are pretty user-friendly."
"The solution is very robust and easy to develop in."
"The solution is less mature than AWS."
"It would be nice to have faster support."
"At times, the support is terrible."
"At this point, the latency is too high to use Azure in our production environment."
"It is constantly updating. There are weekly releases, sometimes daily releases, and there should be fewer that are consolidated into one."
"Technical support needs to be better."
"Quite an expensive solution."
"Microsoft's technical support could be improved."
"There is always room for improvement. It can be hard to learn, but when you have somebody who is experienced in this, it is like anything else. It is like Excel, you'll never know everything about Excel, but there's somebody who would possibly know. I'm sure I don't know all of the ins and outs of Salesforce."
"The reporting needs improvement and the dashboard could have more components added."
"Although the platform is already set up for you, there's a lot of customization that needs to be done, especially for any new component we start using. For whatever solution we wanted, we had to think for ourselves and design it all on our own. And, unfortunately, there were some components that were not really mature in the beginning, like Tableau for example."
"The biggest challenge we had was the cost and the licensing."
"The integration of Salesforce with other solutions could be improved."
"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 initial setup is rather complex."
"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."
Windows Azure is Microsoft's cloud platform, where developers can create, deploy, and maintain their apps. This cloud application platform allows developers to concentrate on the actual applications, while it takes care of all the elements behind the apps.
Windows Azure works across multiple frameworks and languages. It is fully scalable, localized in that it is hosted globally in many datacenters, and has widespread capabilities with elements of application development, deployment, and management.
Azure is comprised of several different service modules, including Infrastructure; Web; Mobile; Dev & Test; Big Data; Media;Storage, Backup & Recovery; and Identity & Access Management.
Microsoft Azure works as a:
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"It is a flexible solution that is straightforward to use," says the principal consultant at a computer software company.
“You can build an environment in minutes. It's very good in terms of being an infrastructure as a service, and I found that really fascinating,” says an information technology consultant at a computer software company.
"I think Azure's level of automation to achieve efficiency or agility is valuable. I also like the change capability cadence, the showback capabilities, and understanding what our costs are," says an enterprise architect at an energy/utilities company.
Marco C., Ing. at Wolters Kluwer, says "The valuable features of Microsoft Azure are that it is cloud-based and has good storage. The storage is completely managed by Azure. We do not need to do any patching of security because it is handled by Azure which is a benefit. The solution is fully compatible with the Microsoft technology stack and is very scalable."
"The most valuable feature of Microsoft Azure is it has everything together in one place. It is one large tool with lots of small tools that are updated often," says the owner of a media company.
Salesforce Platform is a tool that provides application building with open application programming interfaces (APIs), integration tools, back-end services, starter templates, and developer environments. With a low-code interface, users are able to build applications and benefit from automated processes. The product helps customers to increase work productivity and save on IT costs through efficient, easy-to-understand, methods for creating applications.
Salesforce Platform allows companies to build and operate intelligent applications at scale and share them with employees and customers in real time. The tool secures companies' data while connecting and synchronizing it simultaneously across their Customer 360 accounts. The main components of the product are:
Salesforce Platform Features
Also referred to as a “drag and drop app builder," this solution offers various features for customers to create intelligent applications and build personalized services for clients, partners, and employees within the apps.
Salesforce Platform Benefits
The benefits of using Salesforce Platform include:
Reviews from Real Users
A vice president at a healthcare company values Salesforce Platform because it is flexible and user-friendly with helpful pre-built schemas.
Peter G., a senior technical consultant at a tech services company, rates Salesforce Platform highly because it is intuitive, quite easy to learn, and stores all kinds of relevant sales information.
Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in PaaS Clouds with 179 reviews while Salesforce Platform is ranked 4th in PaaS Clouds with 49 reviews. Microsoft Azure is rated 8.4, while Salesforce Platform is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Microsoft Azure writes "Optimized cloud solution with reliable recovery and fail services". 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". Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Amazon AWS, Google Firebase, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Google App Engine, whereas Salesforce Platform is most compared with Oracle Application Express (APEX), Microsoft Power Apps, Appian, ServiceNow and Amazon AWS. See our Microsoft Azure vs. Salesforce Platform report.
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