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Oracle
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Oracle Corporation develops, manufactures, markets, hosts, and supports database and middleware software, applications software, and hardware systems.
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1977
Total Revenue (USD mm)
39,831
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Redwood Shores, CA
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NYSE: ORCL
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Head Enterprise Application Development
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"Use this Rapid Development, assure you will "ENJOY""

What do you like best?

I was using this application since they launch as beta oracle version and some sample application have there. Initially there was tough to start this as this application have much configurations but it seems goods well as much better in new versions. I would say this is excellent application ever I used in my career. There are also many plugin available which improvised this application.

What do you dislike?

Nothing much, configuration is still issue as compare the other applications. It seems better as its going but still very much will be done . Additionally, every thing is builtin in single source database which may a issue when you have no backup or DR site.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are going to migrate or watch to switch there should be proper objective and goal you have to decide. What kind of benefit you want to achieve and what kind of benefits organization will gain this help you to finalized this application further you should have complete processes and application list.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As i mentioned this is rapid development tool, this will help me , the IT department and the organization very much . as we are the 24 / 7 supporting company and we have very limited timelines so this have solve our problem. In short this is excellent product and we are quite satisfied to use this application as we have many core application migrate on this

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"Best Rapid Tool, "A Solid Choice ".."

What do you like best?

We are using Oracle Application Express since 2012, main reason to use this product to cost efficient and looking for rapid development. As a huge company cost will played an extensive role to growth of every organization, so goes and look forward a reliable company to solve this issue. fortunately, we have found oracle application express which is truly as good and handy product. In Pakistan very few organization is using this tool but usage may increase as demand as this is wonderful product. If you are midsize company or more than that this tool is very useful to you.

What do you dislike?

All save in one source, means database have their source control , version control and audit trail. So this will be risky if you have everything in single machine. Further, configuration is also been very complex. This nee to addresses by the owner.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Objective is very much clear why are you want use this product, what are the major benefit you will taken. Use case of business also been very handy

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

There are many thing where we can take benefits. as earlier i have mentioned cost played very very vital role in every growing organization, so cost is major benefit of oracle application express. Further, front end is very user friendly. Today's IT world rapid development also been very very important, this tool has your answer. Auto audit trail is also the excellent feature of this.

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Business Data Analyst III - Analytics and Decision Support
Higher Education
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"I develop light APEX applications for the Academic departments at a private university. "

What do you like best?

APEX is very customizable from a functionality standpoint. It can handle almost every logical issue with the help of a custom package and functions/procedures. I also really like that we can build in custom reports that are delivered when we deploy.

What do you dislike?

I've found that APEX can be a bit glitchy when I'm trying to customize the layout within templates. Simple things like centering reports without taking a lot of time to write custom css, turn out to be a bit frustrating. Also, practical documentation is really hard to come by. Many people who do my job have no formal appdev training, and trust on trial and error as we go.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I know that not everyone is like me and lots of folks have a better grasp on how to jump into projects using APEX, but I've been using it as a necessity for a year and solving problems by bouncing around forums is a harsh way to learn how to use the software. Better, user friendly, actual use cases not just technical details and capabilities would be very helpful.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm currently using APEX to solve some normalization issues for the my Universities Library. They go through annual reporting for accreditation purposes -- logged data is variable, often incomplete, and typically lacking key information. Connecting their data entry to our warehouse allows them to validate on the go, and will significantly minimize their reporting woes at the end of the year.

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Business Data Analyst III- Academics Team Lead
Higher Education
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(1001-5000 employees)
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"APEX"

What do you like best?

Apex is a great way to turn paper processes into a digital solution. It can connect to the SIS and other connections easily and once you have experience can turn out small to mid sized applications quickly. Product allows for a great variety and gives our developers a lot of different options when developing an application.

What do you dislike?

There can be a steep learning curve to the program. It can take my developers 2-3 development until they have a grasp on what the software can do and how to use it effectively.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are converting a lot of old SharePoint process to Apex applications. We are also developing new applications using this software. Most of the applications are being used to transitioned an old process to something more efficient and to a place were data can be queried.

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"Jan Emerald - Oracle Application Express Experience"

What do you like best?

good forms development, Lack reporting.

What do you dislike?

No validations on interactive grid entry

Recommendations to others considering the product:

develop some testing forms and reports and check for the feature you require. especially the reporting features are not very good and you will have to apply third party tools for reporting, import report data into excel is also an issue. Must done a good homework before shifting to this. But one good thing is the product is not very difficult to understand and if you have some programming experience you can handle things.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

One Project is Trading and Distribution System, other is Online-Screening Services. Best is it is stable durable. Worst is we are bound to strictly follow the structure, we cannot any how put columns and items as per our requirements.

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Manager, Business Intelligence, Research and Analytics
Government Administration
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(201-500 employees)
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"Excellent choice for rapid application prototyping and enterprise development "

What do you like best?

- Rapid deployment

- Rapid application development, out of the box

- Out of the box session and security management

- Comes free with Oracle (fully supported by Oracle too)

- Amazing plugin functionality and support

- Flexible templates and designs

- Very robust and every version comes with great upgrades and features

- Surprisingly fast for the number of db queries

What do you dislike?

- It is unlike any other development IDE out there, so takes a while to get used to (steep learning curve)

- some developers might prefer more control on the environment - all is possible - but developers have strict preferences

- it is running PL/SQL, and doesn't quite follow the MVC framework - though it is based on how you as a developer builds up the code

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used APEX from building a web application for a startup using Oracle XE to enterprise level applications managing hundreds of thousands of records.

- It is a great way to standardize application development

- Hassle free security and session management

- Integrated easily with CAS SSO (had to write my own bridge/gateway in PLSQL)

- Easy prototyping when building applications

- Easy to debug and flexibility in error logging

- Easy to handle AJAX calls

- Templates are a breeze to develop and manage and comes with numerous standard amazing templates

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"I liked App Express bt thought it was a bit difficult to use."

What do you like best?

The best thing about ti was that a non developer could use it to build a report. Or something else that was useful. Developers might not be as interested but non developers i see use for them.

What do you dislike?

This is related to my last answer. I felt it was a bit difficult to use. I thought it would be good for non developers but also hard to understand how to use for non dedevlopers.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Business users need custom reports and i think App Express is good for this.

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"Application development for delivery made easy"

What do you like best?

With APEX, I'm able to easily spin up a user-facing application that allows them to view/update/add information and interact with our data warehouse systems without requiring them to know how to code.

Allows me to build web apps for user interaction without having to worry about the user authentication side of the house.

The REST functionality allows me to communicate with outside services and include their data with the information presented to the user.

What do you dislike?

The steep learning curve is my greatest issue with this software.

Some of the things it attempts to accomplish may be better done in other software.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Be willing to put in the time to learn this application and you can produce awesome results.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

By using a template in Apex, we're able to create a standard look and feel for our applications throughout the organization.

We can create reports and applications that are built for specific use cases in a centralized application preventing us from support other languages or systems.

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"The best of APEX"

What do you like best?

Oracle Application Express or Oracle Apex or formerly called HTML DB is the same, various names to define the same product, been around 2002 and part of oracle database installations since 2004.

With Oracle database benefits on back end, try build the web generation, the origins are replace MS access. The developers not need adicional information or learn tons of documentation or other degree to start build with Oracle Apex. We find APEX to be a great tool for rapid development and maintenance of efficient, responsive and scalable applications.

The security, Oracle apex have numerous features out-of-the-box, easily can authenticate over LDAP, Oracle Single-signon, Oracle Database credentials, or HTTP Header variable.

The best think of apex is "Built in Apex to Deploy Apex", and is true, developers not need anything more

The cost is the best, capitalize database investment, amazing solution at very low price or even free with oracle XE database.

What do you dislike?

Installation complexity is the worst. The conversion rate is very high when new developers join.

The web networks standards not meet in APEX.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The learning curve is very easy and short.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Develop rich web apps very quickly

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"Somewhat intuitive, but difficult to find support."

What do you like best?

The page designer view was pretty easy to learn, with a window giving a rough idea of how your page would look when run.

What do you dislike?

Most of the error messages that would get thrown had little to no explanation, just an error code. It often took me a long time to find a solution to the error searching through Oracle forums.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using an application to allow our employees to interact with our database that is secure.

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"Application Express helps to satisfy a business need"

What do you like best?

APEX is very easy for our developer team to use and to learn. We are able to accomplish the given tasks in a fairly short amount of time.

What do you dislike?

Our only complaint would be that we fell quite far behind on updating this application but there were never any flags. Upon upgrading our DB we ended up needing an additional 2 weeks of time to upgrade APEX.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have created a custom process/form for tracking our internal stock ownership and valuation. By creating this application we have saved many hours for our admin staff.

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"Quick and dirty UI atop your db"

What do you like best?

I like the pre built applications that come with apex. They show you how to use pl/sql and rest by way of example. You can also implement apex with other oracle proucts sincee u can use rest easily.

What do you dislike?

Although its pretty robust, there are limitations, Aoex is not a full platform ike SOA and doesnt have any bpmn bpel ccmponents. If your DB is already running this eveyrthig is fine, if not its difficuilt to integrate with a different db

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It comes with the DB so why not

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

quickly writing a UI

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Higher Education
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"My Oracle review"

What do you like best?

The user interface. The interface is aesthetically appealing. It is extremely customizable with very little parameters

What do you dislike?

The amount of time it takes to develop. It can be extremely time consuming setting up the most basic applications.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are creating forms for users to use on a daily basis. The app is more secure than other applications previously used

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"Interactive Grid"

What do you like best?

There are many people adding features to this software.

What do you dislike?

Can be difficult to learn and I encounter bugs occasionally.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am working on a 2d interactive grid with a variable number of horizontal lines that can be manipulated at any point.

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"Creation of Dashboard and show statistics"

What do you like best?

ease of use of database design tools such as views and user interfaces

What do you dislike?

Integration of tools for generation of end user reports, for example Jasper

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Allows the use of a functional and productive version but limited by storage and processor, so you can use the tool to value and experiment with it

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Show statistics and dashboard for decision making

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Human Resources Manager
Hospital & Health Care
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"Decent program"

What do you like best?

Oracle is pretty user-friendly and self-explanatory.

What do you dislike?

It sometimes crashes on us and takes a while to come back up.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Give it a shot. You may be surprised.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is our main HRIS system.

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Oracle DBA
Plastics
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"APEX, Best “alternative”"

What do you like best?

Performance and very easy to deploy apex application

What do you dislike?

Not very user/developer/DBA friendly interface

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Rewrite “generally slower” oracle report with APEX application. Time reduced on queries are very significant.

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"Simple tool to develop web pages instantly"

What do you like best?

The flexible environment to develop web based application. I developed one for my company which was used by all employees.

What do you dislike?

Problem with reporting. Could have a been better

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Developed employee directory which was used company wide and had at least a million hit a month

Oracle Application Express User Ratings

6.9
Ease of Use
Average: 8.3*
7.4
Quality of Support
Average: 8.5*
5.9
Ease of Setup
Average: 8.5*
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