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"The most valuable feature is the ease of use.""Oracle APEX improved our organization by making it possible for us to implement agile project development.""The most valuable features are security, stability, and ease of implementation.""Oracle Application Express is easy to use, people don't have to be developers to use it.""You don't have to know a lot of PL because it's built on PL/SQL. You don't need developers. You only need to design a good application that resolves a problem, or many problems, for companies and you're ready to go.""It has a well-designed architecture and is a simple 3rd party application.""It's fairly easy to make a user-friendly interface.""The solution's most valuable aspect is its Graphics Form Design."

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"QuickBase is an excellent product and it is very easy to get support."

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"There is a problem with security because the applications store passwords in the configuration files.""Better connection and integration with non-Oracle databases is needed.""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.""Currently, APEX doesn't have a building workflow engine. I think that's the most important improvement that could be made at this point.""Connecting with Oracle and the relation with Oracle at the database as a procedure needs improvement.""The collaboration and the workflow engine could use some improvement.""It has been reported that the technology is very hard to learn, and the service is expensive.""Some of the application interfaces of Oracle Application Express are not very attractive and could be improved."

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"I would like to see the reporting enhanced because some of them are not easy to generate."

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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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  • "You have to negotiate the price because it varies based on the number of users you have, as well as how much cloud storage space you need."
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    Overview

    Application Express enables users to design, develop and deploy beautiful, responsive, database-driven applications using only web browser. The Oracle Application Express engine runs directly in the Oracle Database and exploits the database's extraordinarily scalable and efficient architecture. Its framework provides numerous security features out-of-the-box and helps authenticate users using LDAP, Oracle Single-signon, Oracle Database credentials, or HTTP Header variable.

    Trusted by more than half of the Fortune 100, QuickBase is a low-code platform for building, customizing, and integrating custom business applications. With more than 6,000 customers and 500,000 active users, QuickBase is the technology of choice for organizations that want to empower business users to solve their own challenges while maintaining the governance and security of an enterprise-quality app development system.

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    Hepart AG, pharmasol, SATLOG, Collège Bois-de-Boulogne
    Procter & Gamble, Tesla, Norwegian Cruise Line, Google, Metso, Agero, Kayak, PTC, Patra Corp, TomTom, Southwest Airlines, FedEx Office
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    Healthcare Company18%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm9%
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    Comms Service Provider21%
    Government9%
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    Oracle Application Express (APEX) is ranked 7th in Rapid Application Development Software with 16 reviews while QuickBase is ranked 17th in Rapid Application Development Software with 1 review. Oracle Application Express (APEX) is rated 8.2, while QuickBase is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Oracle Application Express (APEX) writes "Rapidly develop public-access applications that stay stable under load". On the other hand, the top reviewer of QuickBase writes "Easy to use and the support is good". Oracle Application Express (APEX) is most compared with Microsoft PowerApps, Oracle Visual Builder Cloud Service, Salesforce Platform, Microsoft Azure App Service and ServiceNow Now Platform, whereas QuickBase is most compared with Microsoft PowerApps, OutSystems, ServiceNow, Zudy VINYL and Mendix.

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