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Pros
"The storage on offer is excellent.""The solution can scale well.""It has several valuable features, but the load balancer, auto-scaling, and RDS database are the main ones. It is a complete cloud infrastructure solution.""I like that it's easy to use.""A scalable and secure product""This solution offers a very detailed dashboard that has some metrics, such as performance and budget.""The product is nice and stable. Its performance is great.""Almost everything is good. It is a whole ecosystem. It is not only the storage, computing, or networking. It is interesting in the way all things are combined to form this ecosystem. It is a very well-built and logical ecosystem that has some small building blocks. These building blocks can be used in the right way to build a much bigger ecosystem that is robust, secure, scalable."

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"It is a fairly useful and user-friendly tool for salespersons. It is very extensive and flexible. You can customize it for your needs, and you can use whatever you want. I like Salesforce.""Salesforce is the best one out there.""The reporting capabilities are pretty user-friendly.""Salesforce has simplified the day-to-day management of the sales team, whether it be calls, emails, reviews, or reports.""The process and the workflows are amazing.""When compared to Siebel, the Salesforce Platform is easier to use.""The most valuable feature is ease of use.""There is very good documentation available and Salesforce offers good communication with its clients. It's very user-friendly and has a system that is easy to learn."

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Cons
"The pricing structure can be improved and made more straightforward.""Its interface could be better because there are so many services right now in the product that it is quite difficult to navigate around in this. Its interface could be a subject of improvement.""Its subscription model or pricing model is too complex, which should be improved.""It would be ideal if they could provide automatic health reports. That way, I would be able to understand at a glance the state of my services at any given time.""While AWS often is at the top of my list to recommend to people, I always have to tell them, "Hey, you got to be careful because if they don't like you, they can shut you down in a heartbeat. And they can kill an entire company by doing that."""Amazon still has room for improvement in terms of being more mature on the monitoring side and in terms of the native capabilities. Amazon should get their services portfolio stronger on OEM-based workloads such as Microsoft and Oracle. There are a lot of areas that still do not have offerings, so there is room to grow. I would be happy if they bring more maturity to the monitoring capabilities and SaaS offerings. They are strong on Infrastructure as a Service, but they are not mature on SaaS.""There is a bit of a learning curve. That said, it's likely no different than learning any other cloud.""Customer access to APIs is limited so that logs cannot be checked properly."

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"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.""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.""Technical support could be a bit faster.""I have found it takes an exceedingly long time to put opportunities or clients in the system. If I have an opportunity that I need to put in the system it could take approximately 10 minutes. This is a lot of time when you have multiple opportunities to put in. There are other tasks to do that are required by supervisors, such as forecasts. What I have done to save time is I did not input as much detail as I could have because I knew it was going to take me an hour to get five leads in.""UI needs to be more intuitive and user friendly.""Salesforce is a pretty cumbersome product. It's a product that you need to spend quite a bit of time customizing to your unique business model. Unless you have somebody in house that knows it really well, you're better off spending money with a consultant to get what you need.""Their reporting needs to be improved. It should be easier. I don't know how, but it needs to be easier.""They should provide access to data quality tips and tricks to make it better."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It's my understanding that our company is charged a few hundred dollars on a monthly basis."
  • "I find that Amazon AWS is expensive."
  • "The Oracle licensing is higher than it is with Amazon AWS."
  • "I think they've done a pretty good job with their pricing."
  • "Its price is kind of okay. When we do a migration from on-premises to the cloud, we typically use the lift-and-shift model. Based on the studies that we have done, cost savings are definitely there when we moved from on-premises to the cloud."
  • "The price could be lower."
  • "There are many variables involved in pricing service in AWS and overall the pricing is a bit on the higher side."
  • "AWS is not an expensive product."
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  • "The licensing is per user per month, which we took out a contract on a long time back. It's really an okay price for what solutions are available and for how many features and what kind of functionality you get."
  • "The solution is a bit expensive."
  • "It is expensive. Licensing is on an annual basis."
  • "It is quite expensive. Its developers come at a premium cost, which makes it expensive."
  • "It is expensive."
  • "I have heard that it is fairly priced. It offers ROI."
  • "It is very expensive. Its licensing is on a monthly basis."
  • "It is expensive."
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    Amazon Web Services, AWS
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    Overview

    Amazon Web Services (AWS), is a collection of cloud computing services, also called web services, that make up a cloud-computing platform offered by Amazon.com. These services operate from 12 geographical regions across the world. The most central and well-known of these services arguably include Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, also known as "EC2", and Amazon Simple Storage Service, also known as "S3". Amazon markets AWS as a service to provide large computing capacity more quickly and more cheaply than a client company building an actual physical server farm.

    The Salesforce1 Platform brings together Force.com, Heroku, and ExactTarget into one family of cloud services all built API first to help deliver apps that connect products, users, and next generation experiences. Designed for scale and speed, it provides a fast way to build apps with open APIs, back-end services, integration tools, starter templates as well as powerful developer environments; there's no limit to what you can build.
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    Sample Customers
    Pinterest, General Electric, Pfizer, Netflix, and Nasdaq.
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    Computer Software Company29%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Media Company6%
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    Computer Software Company40%
    Non Profit8%
    Media Company4%
    Recreational Facilities/Services Company4%
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    Comms Service Provider17%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise39%
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    Large Enterprise69%
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    Amazon AWS is ranked 2nd in PaaS Clouds with 152 reviews while Salesforce Platform is ranked 3rd in PaaS Clouds with 41 reviews. Amazon AWS is rated 8.4, while Salesforce Platform is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Amazon AWS writes "Flexible, scales well, and offers good stability". 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". Amazon AWS is most compared with Microsoft Azure, OpenShift, SAP Cloud Platform, IBM Public Cloud and SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, whereas Salesforce Platform is most compared with Microsoft Azure, ServiceNow, Microsoft PowerApps, Oracle Application Express (APEX) and Appian. See our Amazon AWS vs. Salesforce Platform report.

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