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Overview

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GeneXus is the best Low-Code Platform that you don't know yet. It's a Software Development Platform that simplifies and automates...

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Syncfusion's Essential Studio is a UI development suite that offers 1,800+ software components and frameworks for developing...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

Video & Screenshots

Pricing

Starting from

600

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

395

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.5

153

5

4

3

2

1

91

52

6

2

2

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
96%
would recommend this app

4.4

529

5

4

3

2

1

291

193

37

2

6

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
97%
would recommend this app

Pros

It is an intelligent tool that in just a few clicks and knowledge about development can generate a good information system.
Besides the cost you have, it is well worth it because it is a huge investment. It is highly recommended for medium and large companies.
GeneXus being a low code platform has allowed us to remain lean thus reducing overhead without suffering productivity losses.

Pros

They are all easy to use and well documented with good examples. Their developer support is fast and awesome.
I find it's API very accessible and self-explained and in the fly I did get attached to it, nice UI and very good performance.
I love the community license for small developers like myself. I have only used customer support a few times, but each time the response has been outstanding.

Cons

However, this is a double-edged-sword. You can fall into the trap or letting GeneXus worry about everything to the point that you can become out of touch with technology trends.
As somehow who has used GeneXus for 10+ years I've heard a lot of hate towards the tool, mostly from people who hasn't used it no longer than a training course.
Because of its high cost, small and medium-sized organisations may find it difficult to deploy. The supporting material is appalling.

Cons

It seems lack of unit tests to their products. For example, some correct Excel equations could be messed up for some reasons which may scare users.
It makes me very hesitant to upgrade to the latest version for fear that something which used to work now doesn't (unit testing UI components is very hard).
The documentation is very bad. Include only very basic and unreal samples.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last reviewa year ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review3 days ago

Key features

  • Total features38
  • AI-assisted Development
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • App Management
  • Application Management
  • Approval Process Control
  • Business Process Automation
  • Calendar Management
  • Change Management
  • Code Editing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Collaborative Development
  • Compatibility Testing
  • Compliance Management
  • Content Management
  • Data Modeling
  • Data Visualization
  • Debugging
  • Deployment Management
  • Design Management
  • Design Templates
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Feature Library
  • For Developers
  • Forms Creation & Design
  • Forms Management
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • Integrated Development Environment
  • Integrations Management
  • Iteration Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Development
  • No-Code
  • Offline Access
  • Policy Management
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Prototype Creation
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Software Development
  • Source Control
  • Task Management
  • Testing Management
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Version Control
  • Visual Modeling
  • Web App Development
  • Web/Mobile App Development
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features39
  • AI-assisted Development
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • App Management
  • Application Management
  • Approval Process Control
  • Business Process Automation
  • Calendar Management
  • Change Management
  • Code Editing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Collaborative Development
  • Compatibility Testing
  • Compliance Management
  • Content Management
  • Data Modeling
  • Data Visualization
  • Debugging
  • Deployment Management
  • Design Management
  • Design Templates
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Feature Library
  • For Developers
  • Forms Creation & Design
  • Forms Management
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • Integrated Development Environment
  • Integrations Management
  • Iteration Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Development
  • No-Code
  • Offline Access
  • Policy Management
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Prototype Creation
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Software Development
  • Source Control
  • Task Management
  • Testing Management
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Version Control
  • Visual Modeling
  • Web App Development
  • Web/Mobile App Development
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations10
  • Bitbucket
  • Datadog
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • GitLab
  • Google Drive
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Jenkins
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Teams
  • NetSuite
  • PagerDuty
  • ServiceNow
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk Suite
  • Total integrationsN/A
  • Bitbucket
  • Datadog
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • GitLab
  • Google Drive
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Jenkins
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Teams
  • NetSuite
  • PagerDuty
  • ServiceNow
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk Suite

User reviews that mention these apps

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Diego C.

Government Administration, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

Review source

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Genexus

Reviewed 3 years ago

Bastante buena

Pros

La facilidad de multiplataforma, su tipo de compilación y tener un solo codigo fuente que nos sirva para compilar en varios lenguajes.

Cons

El desarrollo de smart device va muy lento comparado con los IDE oficiales en cuanto a APIS, y en cuanto a la compilacion en el caso de Android studio los requisitos para publicar en Play Sotore van solicitando cada vez alto nivel de API, y tipo de archivo en lugar de .apk ahora solicitan .aab cosa que genexus aun no hace.

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