4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Dec 2, 2016
The overall experience was great. The communication to the CSM were constantly communicating on the effort. The overall plan laid out was well though out and the free training and onsite visits helped us get up and running a lot sooner than anticipated.
Start out small, create enterprise visibility and gather the metrics needed to situtate the solution as a broader enterprise solution.
The agility and the ability to be quickly up and running and go from concept to product in a mtter of days.
Primarily the licensing model, which prevents more usage of the platform.
I think the vendor contradicted themselves at times when selling the solution in its capabilities. The recommendation is that the solution is suited to innovation and the agility layer Systems of Innovation/Differentiation. I think they got carried away and tried selling more than it was capable of causing some concern.
I don't think we would do anything differently. The cost model is a named user model and that causes some concern of the overall ROI of the product. I would recommend the vendor to evaluate this model and look at an alternative licensing model as well.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Nov 24, 2016
Very fluid and effective proccess for getting apps to market very quickly. You can build enterprise grade software using one developer. A platform easily understood by both IT and Business users, allowing Mendix to be a (very saught after) bridge between business goals and tech development. Their training materials are top notch and their support is very professional and swift. Could not ask for a better platform. Very excited about the future of Mendix!
Go through the free online training. It is very well put together and makes a world of difference.
Ease of use and it seems to know what I want to do as I think of it. Very fluid.
Significant price jump between free and the following tier.
Have yet to encounter something they can do better. Wish they had a few more events in South africa?
Nothing really, most hiccups were self inflicted and easily overcome by consulting the very helpful community.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Nov 22, 2016
It seems the staff were too streched which makes them not too available to consult with
It is better if one has an expert to work with while learning to be on your own
Every member of staff seem eager to help
Not references to consult and the staff seem too streched that they are not available for consult on demand
Please write books and produce videos that can serve refernces
Mendix is a good platform but in my opinion it is better taught through what I call the apprentice method rather classroom training Also there are not many references to consult
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Nov 7, 2016
good partnership and engagement. Weaknesses - not yet fully enterprise ready. Strategic roadmap lacking
Ensure product capabilities are inherent in the solution and look at the "enterprise" capabilities you need to implement to ensure vendor eith has these, or they are well defined in their capability roadmap
lack of enterprise capabilities
Had more of an Enterprise mindset rather than SME market
Organise business to engage with IT earlier on in process
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Oct 21, 2016
Mendix is a great tool and an even better company. They truly care about making their customers successful. They are fast to adapt to market changes and fix issues/work on new features very quickly. It is a very fast tool that will force you to look at every internal process. its the only place that we have ever seen developers sitting around waiting for requirements. They have also helped us jump into areas that would have been scarier by abstracting the complexities of development.
Just start building!
always up to the market changes. They also have a lot of features and apps in the app store that abstract the complexity of development and allow the team to focus on creating solutions.
it is hard to define exactly where it fits! it can do anything...should it is a whole different question that has been hard to pin down.
Start small and then scale. Force a process change first and do agile the right way. Host in the cloud first.
3 out of 5.0, Reviewed Oct 4, 2016
Has been a great platform for a POC. When it's time to scale we face significant challenges. Requires very specific platform skills in order to be effective. Is not flexible and is very restrictive. Does not integrate well with other platforms. Forces use of its own entity model which most of the time is not optimal.
Understand the architecture and limitations before making a decision
Can create a poc very fast
Provide flexibility for designing your own entity model
Do not use for anything else except a POC. Outsystems appears to be a better option for real solutions that can scale.
Acceptable, but not as quick as we expected.
7 of 8 peer(s) found this review helpful.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Aug 31, 2016
The Mendix platform has allowed us to innovate and differentiate using software. Prior to the purchase, we were using traditional development tools and unable to prototype real software.
Your traditional team will push back.
If we were to start over we would not have looked to introduce the platform to our traditional dev teams. After some starts and stops, we rolled the platform out to a group of technical business analysts who have since become our innovation team.
Vendor had a global support team and a tremendously easy to use portal.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Aug 31, 2016
Very steep learning curve. Nice graphical interface for developers. Full Scrum support. No more coding, just think of your business needs and GO
Do not hesitate, but try it. It is free and you can deploy in the cloud (called sandbox, to play in!). So users can test it themselves en give feedback.
Speed and compatibility
Hard to integrate graphical objects.
Still thinking about this.
If I had the chance to start over, I would have implemented our first customer solution much earlier and do prototyping with the end-users.
Full suite of tools for PC-web and tablet and phone developments. Could use more praphical support.
Support has direct access to development team and are very quick to respond.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Aug 22, 2016
1. Community and culture 2. Easy of use for constructing and deploying functional logic 3. The solution caters for hardcore refactoring thereby allowing the business to pivot easily on the same product
Mendix is a fantastic business development tool. It allows business's rapidly to create secure and functional products and release them is very short iterations. The application is flexible enough to allow development teams to pivot, refector and re-deploy effortlessly. Iterations are literally daily in length.
The culture of the organisation and the focus on employering business through innovation.
licence fees for startups or SME'sd
Focus on creating intergration stability to allow Mendix to interact with the greater enterprise easier.
1. Start with Mendix earlier 2. Not target systems that require deep data relationships
The application is portable to mobile web and app. The application environment itself can handle vast amounts of users and extr extremely merely large datasets.
Service is relatively high. Don't know of a case that an SLA was broken.
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4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Aug 16, 2016
The vendor was very helpful and the product showed a very fast evolution pace that allowed us to fix issues rapidly.
Make sure automated test cases are written as we go so we can assure a good coverage considering development happens too fast and it is very hard to automate with other commercial tools that do not offer the same speed in development.
Support is always prompt. Vendor has always shown to be very supportive and accommodating to provide us with everything required.
1 of 1 peer(s) found this review helpful.