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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Public Cloud vs. Salesforce Platform and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Pros
"The availability is second to none. Customer support is very good.""This is a predictable and dependable service.""For non-complex applications, the IBM Cloud works fine and the price is much lower than the competitors.""One of the features that I really like about IBM Cloud is the flexibility where you can order your own hardware.""It is easy to deploy what you need for the initial setup""There is no installation for this product because it is a cloud product.""I've found the stability to be excellent. The performance is good."

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"Features they are integrating to the other services.""The solution provides a preferred method of backing up data.""A great platform to import, manage and save customer data.""I'm not sure what the most valuable aspect of the solution is, but I can say that their finance and auditing systems are quite impressive. You can audit in different invoices right to procurement. It's all quite seamless.""The most valuable aspect of the solution is the unit coordination between sales and marketing when it comes to lead management.""It has definitely improved how we function.""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.""The process and the workflows are amazing."

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Cons
"They do not have a very good virtual network implemented, and the VPC is the most important feature that needs to be improved.""The initial setup and the pricing are areas that need improvement.""It could be more secure.""The deployment can be a bit of a pain. There are a lot of packages and a lot of options and it can require complex configuration to get it right.""The product should offer more computing, similar to Amazon.""They could improve on customizing reporting capabilities.""There is not a lot of support for this solution, which is something that needs to be improved."

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"The reporting functionality is not very intuitive.""When we're documenting information such as notes, and so forth, if we were to go back to the same case all notes go missing.""Pricing is the biggest factor. The cost right now is too high and I've had a lot of clients leave.""It does need very specific resources to help deploy it and buy in from the users. It's one of those items it's pretty disruptive and if it's not deployed properly and if it doesn't get utilized efficiently, it won't be effective.""Simplification is something it needs. Every time you get the engineers involved, they make things a little too complicated. It might be more beneficial to simplify everything for quick and easy reference.""I was using the nonprofit free version of Salesforcecalled Vtiger which is different from the main version. It has a lot less accessibility than others and a lot less flexibility. It was more difficult to adjust, but ultimately it was satisfactory. I believe they still have a long way to make it very satisfactory. It's good software and platform. However, Salesforce is an okay platform to utilize. Additionally, the reports need some improvement.""Sometimes what will happen is we work on it and then we move to a different tab and work on something else. After five minutes, when we come back, it automatically signs out.""The initial setup is rather complex."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Pricing is not as fair as Amazon or Azure.""In order to be competitive, you have to commit to a contract for at least one year, but you pay a fixed monthly fee.""The price of IBM Cloud is very cheap compared to competitors AWS and Azure.""The licensing fees are straightforward and predictable."

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"It is expensive.""It is quite expensive. Its developers come at a premium cost, which makes it expensive.""It is expensive. Licensing is on an annual basis.""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 very expensive. Its licensing is on a monthly basis.""For the number of people that are using Salesforce Platform in my organization, I feel the price is reasonable.""The pricing is expensive in what they offer in the packages, add-ons, and templates. There's quite a bit of improvement left for them to do."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: IBM Public Cloud is IBM’s Platform-as-a-Service. It aims to provide organizations with a secure cloud environment to manage data and applications. One of the features we like is the cloud activity… more »
Top Answer: I've found the stability to be excellent. The performance is good.
Top Answer: If you are an enterprise, or even just one person handling the solution for multiple clients, you will need to get a license. That said, you don't have to pay for licenses if you're an individual… more »
Top Answer:  I think it depends on your use case. If your organization uses Microsoft Enterprise products, PowerApps will work better in your environment. Similarly, if you have a Salesforce integration in… more »
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7.9
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out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
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Also Known As
IBM Bluemix
Salesforce1, Force.com, Salesforce App Cloud
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Overview

IBM Cloud is a full-stack cloud platform that spans public, private and hybrid environments. Build with a robust suite of advanced data and AI tools, and draw on deep industry expertise to help you on your journey to the cloud.

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
Uvionics Tech, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Alpha Modus, Inventive, Web Business Consulting, FindBrok, SilverHook Powerboats, United Way of Allegheny County
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Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm14%
Program Development Consultancy14%
Political Organization14%
Computer Software Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider23%
Financial Services Firm6%
Educational Organization5%
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Computer Software Company42%
Non Profit8%
Recreational Facilities/Services Company4%
Healthcare Company4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise30%
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Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise29%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Public Cloud vs. Salesforce Platform and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
553,954 professionals have used our research since 2012.

IBM Public Cloud is ranked 7th in PaaS Clouds with 7 reviews while Salesforce Platform is ranked 3rd in PaaS Clouds with 38 reviews. IBM Public Cloud is rated 7.8, while Salesforce Platform is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM Public Cloud writes "Flexible, user-friendly, and competitively-priced". 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". IBM Public Cloud is most compared with Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Platform, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Google App Engine, whereas Salesforce Platform is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Microsoft PowerApps, ServiceNow, Oracle Application Express (APEX) and Lumen Cloud. See our IBM Public Cloud vs. Salesforce Platform report.

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