REI3 in comparison

Is GAPTEQ a good alternative to REI3? We chose to compare GAPTEQ Business and REI3 Professional as they offer similar functionality.
References: GAPTEQ REI3
GAPTEQ Business REI3 Professional Details
Infrastructureon-premise, private cloud, public cloudon-premise, private cloud (self-hosted)
  • GAPTEQ offers self-hosting as standard with additional cloud offerings.
  • REI3 runs locally, in the cloud or from a USB stick. REI3 is not yet offered in a public cloud - private cloud hosting is available on request.
Operating systemsWindows ServerWindows Server, Linux
  • REI3 supports x64 and arm64 processors and runs on almost any server, including Raspberry Pis.
Corporate identity / brandingcolor, background image, favicon, welcome textscompany logo, color, link, welcome text
    Offline server
    • GAPTEQ can support closed networks - with a so-called prepaid mode.
    • REI3 does not require any internet access. Updates and applications can also be installed offline.
    User experience
    Client accessbrowserbrowser or PWA
      Mobile devicesbrowserbrowser or PWA, optimized user interfaces
      • REI3 can be installed on mobile devices as progressive web app (PWA). Cached applications help achieve very fast response times.
      Offline client
        Local file access
        with client app (Windows, Linux, MacOS)
        • REI3 includes a client app that can open and edit files locally with one click.
        Print function
          PDF generation
            ActiveDirectory / SSO
            • GAPTEQ supports user import and SSO via ActiveDirectory.
            • REI3 supports user import, role assignment and same-sign-on via LDAP/ActiveDirectory.
            Calendar sync
            unlimited calendars via ICS
              Data & storage
              Record countunlimitedunlimited
                Database sizeunlimitedunlimited
                  Change history
                  • GAPTEQ does not include change histories by default, but solutions can be build into the database.
                  Data im-/export
                    Access controlpages, data queriesapplications, tables, attributes, records
                    • GAPTEQ can assign roles via ActiveDirectory group memberships.
                    • REI3 can assign roles via ActiveDirectory group memberships.
                    SQL access
                    • REI3 keeps data human readable and accessible for reporting.
                    Backupsas many/often as desiredas many/often as desired
                    • REI3 also offers an integrated backup system for convenience.
                    Database systemsMS SQL-Server, MySQLPostgreSQL
                    • REI3 also offers an integrated database system for convenience.
                    Low code development
                    Predefined field types
                      Viewstables, forms, charts, calendarstables, cards, forms, charts, gantts, calendars
                        Data manipulationSQL statements during loginfrontend & backend functions
                        • REI3 authors can directly access data. From working with translations, to email parsing and time calculations - data can be processed in the frontend and on the server side.
                        triggers, scheduled functions
                          Application templatesexample apps exist as referenceproduction ready applications to use and build on
                            Ownershipdatabase exports & export of repositorydatabase exports & export of applications (signed, owned and sellable by the author)
                            • GAPTEQ can export its repository for backup and transfer purposes.
                            • REI3 applications are fully owned by the application author. They can be installed on other systems, sold and used as foundation for new applications.
                            Mail sendingunlimitedunlimited
                            • REI3 was already used to build custom mail compaign solutions.
                            Mail receiving
                            • REI3 can fetch and parse emails; a ticket system with advanced mailing capabilities exists for REI3.
                            REST access
                              Transport encryption (TLS/SSL)
                                End-to-end encryption at rest
                                • REI3 includes an integrated user key management, to enable easy-to-use, but secure end-to-end encryption. Encrypted data stays protected even in case of theft.
                                Password policy
                                  Open source code
                                    GDPR conformityattainableattainable
                                    • GDPR conformity is not a simple product feature; it depends on many factors, for which a product can be well-suited for or not.
                                    Costs and services
                                    Software updates included
                                      Email support
                                        Premium support
                                        • REI3 offers premium support on request.
                                        Vendor lock-inclosed-source, self-hosting with license, database independent of solutionopen-source, self-hosting for free
                                        • GAPTEQ separates its presentation layer and application logic from the database, which can be used without the server.
                                        • REI3 is an open application platform; applications can be used and updates installed without paying for support services. The database is human readable and can be used without REI3.
                                        Special conditions for educational and charity organizations
                                          Country of originGermanyGermany
                                            Pricing5,00 € per user and month2,50 € - 5,00 € per user and month
                                            • GAPTEQ only charges up to 400 users.
                                            • REI3 user prices scale with count, more are cheaper.