What do you like best?
Creating data blocks takes some time. After the learning curve, you can create a template and go off of that. We have a lot of people on campus who need to query the database with certain parameters. This is a great tool for that. You can create nice menus and navigate through your forms with buttons.
What do you dislike?
Manual SQL is horrible on this. It complains about every little thing you do. It even gives an error message stating ".... Although this may be normal SQL syntax, you can't do that here" (paraphrasing obviously). Also I can never consistently get insert, delete, update statements to execute from a button click. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. This tool is very frustrating to use as a programmer.
Recommendations to others considering the product
I'd consider other solutions. I heard once at a conference, that Argos' competitors don't even consider them to be in competition with them. There is probably a lot better software out there that can do a lot more than Argos can. But hey, I wasn't there when we decided to purchase the product. I only use it. But from the small amount of time I use it, I don't like it.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
For me, it's causing more problems than it's solving. It's a real headache sometimes to get SQL to compile using this tool.