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Oracle Application Express (APEX) Valuable Features

Omar Al-Qaysie - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Chief Engineer at ministry of electricity

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.

Developing based on a web-based application with APEX or another language is more simple and costly.

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Enterprise Architect at Prinzhorn IT

One of the most valuable features is the ability to build very fast data-driven UIs. Also, those UIs are web-based and don't require any deployment on the user side. We try to avoid complex add-ons or additions, so we stick to the standard features that APEX provides. We also use it for some workflows and to present data out of services or databases.

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Senol YILMAZ - PeerSpot reviewer
Founder at Avsa Danismanlik Ltd Sti

Developing in a web environment is very easy with just one browser. With a username and password, I can develop this product very easily. With this product, it is very easy to develop. Many sample applications have been created by Apex in the Applications Gallery.

You can built multilingual applications, each user can interact the application with their own depending localization parameter.

Apex supports Restful Service in JSON format. It is very easy to create a web service for Apex Environment.

It's suitable for team development.

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Oracle Application Express (APEX)
July 2022
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Consultant at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable features are security, stability, and ease of implementation. 

You can concentrate on the solution. You don't have to worry about the environment, the security, the servers, or the access. It is all there automatically.

Communication and solutions are easier to use.

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Konstantin K - PeerSpot reviewer
Advisory Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

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 professional look at the front end and have the user interface up and running in a matter of days. However, if you want to go far and implement very custom features, it doesn't require a lot of knowledge of front-end development, such as HTML, JavaScript, or other aspects.

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Luís Silva - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager at Ginkgo Management Consulting

Oracle APEX's reporting features are simple yet powerful. The ability to quickly create CRUD screens has simplified many RAD discovery processes, while the APEX environment allows the product owners and dev teams to quickly understand the complex solutions and employ usage statistics to identify areas requiring improvement. The option to add external JavaScript tools in screen development enables the development of complicated mobile or web usage scenarios in rare cases where the APEX UX  is not enough.

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CTO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The solution's most valuable aspect is its Graphics Form Design.

The initial setup is quite simple. I was able to handle it myself.

The product can scale if you need it to.

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Freelancer with 1-10 employees

Our clients use this solution continuously. It has a well-designed architecture and is a simple 3rd party application. Our clients really like the new version. It does not need to be maintained very often. 

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Vincent Cheng - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Director at LogiCorner Info Tech.

What I find the most valuable about Oracle APEX is that it is very fast.

Prior to Oracle APEX, we were using Oracle Developer/2000, or D2K for short. It's another RAD. RAD refers to rapid application development tool. These two tools are quite similar. So, they are very easy for us to migrate.

That's why we choose Oracle APEX. It is a very powerful tool. It has a lot of function and a lot of features that were not available in D2K. D2K is not available on mobile, for example. Oracle APEX is very convenient. 

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Adil Fouari - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager / Oracle Applications Consultant at ASAM Conseil Inc

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. When you design it, you just need to understand how the tools work, and it's almost drag and drop. APEX does all of the coding in the backend. You don't have to know how to code PL/SQL or CSS or HTML.

A lot of times I ask my clients why they don't use APEX. They have the Oracle database and it's free, so why don't they use it to build this application? They go to Grails or inside development with many developers. I never understood why they couldn't just use APEX to build their own applications. The solution is free, and you're building something inside the house and you have the people that can design your application. They use other technologies on top of Oracle.

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Bulent BASIM - PeerSpot reviewer
Managing Partner & Oracle ERP Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

I like how we can actively develop and customize APEX because it's on the same database. We use all the E-Business Suite custom environment features in APEX. We use it because developers can fully leverage it. For example, in Oracle Application Framework, you have a download time of about half an hour before deployment. But there's no deployment time in APEX. You can see it after refreshing the page.

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Mike Moxcey - PeerSpot reviewer
Computer Specialist at a government with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable part of this solution is the database design features. We are able to create tables and prototypes for people during design meetings.

The use of the platform seems straightforward.

It's easy to use.

I like the way that it automatically goes into the spreadsheets and the users can deal with it.

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Alvaro Lozada - PeerSpot reviewer
Coordinador de inteligencia empresarial at Grupo Orbis

Oracle Application Express is easy to use, people don't have to be developers to use it.

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Engineer at a university with 10,001+ employees

Oracle's simplicity is the most valuable aspect. You are able to deploy simple websites that have several pages easily. Minimal consideration is required for design. You can just make a few configurations and your website is ready to use. It is as quick as making the coffee.

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Facility director at a aerospace/defense firm with 5,001-10,000 employees

The solution is fairly intuitive and has a user-friendly UI. The great thing is that in terms of process mapping, it's already configured including for drag and drop and easy manipulation of objects.

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FernandoPerez - PeerSpot reviewer
General manager at Temporis Latin America Spa

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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Farah Kasabri - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Technology Manager at Augusta Victoria Hospital

It has many ready modules that can be used and developed.

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Buyer's Guide
Oracle Application Express (APEX)
July 2022
Learn what your peers think about Oracle Application Express (APEX). Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: July 2022.
622,358 professionals have used our research since 2012.