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Consultant Principal on: MuleSoft Expert, Oracle Fusion Expert, webMethods Expert; Dev, SA, EA, PM at Visual Integrator Consulting
Apr 03 2017

What is most valuable?

Some of the valuable features of SOA Suite are obviously integration, integrating two different systems together to be able to create web services on top of back end systems and expose those both internally and externally. To be able to do... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Some of the benefits of Oracle SOA are like I was talking about earlier, transformation of fields and data elements. Transaction management as you're integrating two different proprietary systems, being able to manage that transaction and an... more»

What needs improvement?

More cloud adoption would be good because SOA Suite has a lot of adoption for a lot of on-premise customers and they're just getting started with the cloud adoption model. We'd also like to see some more lightweight, light-scale versions of... more»
Real User
Team Lead - Oracle Applications DBA at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 29 2016

What is most valuable?

Ease of scalability through both assymetric and symmetric clustering; ease of integration with existing and potential future Oracle product technologies; leverages many industry-standard technologies for application support, REST, SOA,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Provides a uniform technology platform between multiple application installations, whether Enterprise Resource Planning or Customer Relationship Management based systems, Imaging ingestion and integration, or document content management.... more»

What needs improvement?

Cloning and replication (detailed below) could be much more flexible and standardized. WebLogic out-of-the-box installations are only templated and automated for Oracle-packaged applications. For independent installations, answering the... more»
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Real User
Managing Director at Couture Consulting
Mar 28 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable thing is actually the Analytics, which is actually a little bit not where it should be.

What needs improvement?

I'm hearing things might be improving, to really deliver on BPM as opposed to simply workflow. That really should be emphasized a lot more than it has been, because a lot of customers will simply implement the process and leave it there, because the product maybe doesn't emphasize BPM as much as it should, as much as maybe they talk about it in the sales... more»
Consultant
IT Systems Engineer Consultant at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 21 2018

What is most valuable?

It's really helped our customers learn the process. Before you go into BPM you have to document the process. Working with the different groups that are involved with the process, there was good collaboration so they understand what the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Right now we're about eight months in, and the processes are long. They can take multiple weeks, so we haven't had a chance to go through a number of those to realize the benefits. But just word of mouth, and talking to people using it,... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see more inclusion of RPA technologies. If we have more manual processes, we can use robotic process automation and integrate that in with the solution. Other than that, it's meeting our needs with what the requirements were.
Real User
Lead Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 20 2018

What is most valuable?

From an architecture perspective, the thing that we like about it is the ease by which our development teams could pick the tool up. That was cool. The Process Designer is good. We like how we can drag and drop and link the processes up, that... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I'm not sure that it has improved our organization, per se, but the speed to market, delivery of our processes and rules that change constantly, it helps a lot with that. Also, not having to build our own and customize it is another... more»

What needs improvement?

One of the things that we are looking at is cognitive learning. IBM has another product called IBM RPA, I think, which is doing some of that stuff. We would like to see more of that with respect to cognitive learning and AI put back into the... more»
Consultant
Consultant Principal on: MuleSoft Expert, Oracle Fusion Expert, webMethods Expert; Dev, SA, EA, PM at Visual Integrator Consulting
Feb 01 2018

What is most valuable?

WebLogic is and has always been a leading application development platform even going back to the BEA days, so some of the great features that WebLogic provides is scalability, the ability to build very robust applications that can support... more»

How has it helped my organization?

A lot of times customers really have to consider 'do I want to use a solution like WebLogic or do I want to look at an opensource solution and what kind of app server container do I want to begin to look at.' Some of the great features that... more»

What needs improvement?

Probably some greater ability to support API management and some greater ability to do things like supporting Node.js. Obviously they have some of that already in there but just basically getting some additional programming languages so that... more»
Real User
Team Lead - Oracle Applications DBA at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 24 2018

What is most valuable?

Ease of scalability through both asymmetric and symmetric clustering; ease of integration with existing and potential future Oracle product technologies; leverages many industry-standard technologies for application support (JSON, REST, SOA,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Provides a uniform technology platform between multiple application installations, whether Enterprise Resource Planning or Customer Relationship Management/CRM based systems, Imaging ingestion and integration, or document content management.... more»

What needs improvement?

Cloning and replication (detailed below) could be much more flexible and standardized. WebLogic out-of-the-box installations are only templated and automated for Oracle-packaged applications. For independent installations, answering the... more»
Real User
Owner at a legal firm with 1-10 employees
May 17 2018

What is most valuable?

* Speed of development and database connectivity. * The ability to use the same development environment for both Windows and Android applications. Magic xpa also supports iOS applications.

How has it helped my organization?

Typically an experienced Magic developer can do the work of two to three experienced C#/.NET developers. Customers are amazed at how quickly most new features can be added and bug fixes implemented. I have worked for four employers -... more»

What needs improvement?

* The configuration of the xpa RIA mobile environment is complex and a discouragement to new developers. * Magic's documentation can be less than complete at times which leads to frustration for new developers. and the menuing options are... more»
Real User
Tech Lead at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 20 2018

What is most valuable?

Turnaround time: It is easy to take a requirement, put it in the code, and deploy it. We have used a lot of out-of-the-box reporting on the process performance metrics. We have been able to make suggested changes to staff for this role or... more»

How has it helped my organization?

* Easy to use * Easy to develop * It is transparent to business users because it is mostly picture based modelling. * Easy for people to understand what the application is doing.

What needs improvement?

Some performance stuff around tasks and indexing. We know that there are changes coming in this space. A lot of the management stuff: It is a rather thick stack because you have to have WebSphere skills, IBM BPM skills, and an understanding... more»
Real User
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Jun 04 2018

What is most valuable?

A definitive differentiator is the very good integration capability the platform provides: It has a broad spectrum of connectivity adapters to integrate with third party enterprise information systems, like SAP, Siebel, and JD Edwards, and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The product allows you to visualize how a company is working currently by providing rich possibilities for analysis such as the audit trails and therefore shows where improvements might be valuable. This becomes more and more important for... more»

What needs improvement?

The Integrated Development Environment(IDE, which is JDeveloper in this case. Also, the integrated development environment could be better in some points such as the stability and the comprehensibility of errors. EDIT: The Maven integration... more»
Consultant
Enterprise Architect at a tech consulting company with self employed
Mar 23 2018

What do you think of IBM BPM?

Since the blue-washing of Lombardi, IBM has introduced three variations on the core BPM product in order to provide different entry level costs to customers based on the how they intend to use the product suite. These levels are defined as Express Edition Standard Edition Advanced Edition Broadly speaking Express and Standard differ in how the customer is allowed to use the technology where Advanced edition differs in that it allows customers to use WebSphere Process Server (WPS) capabilities which have now been integrated into the technology suite (this includes Integration Designer which is the new WebSphere design too and also Business Spaces) Update: IBM is introducing additional changes to BPM Advanced edition that will result in a further divergence...
Real User
Chief Innovation Officer at Habib Bank Ltd.
Mar 21 2018

What is most valuable?

There is a component of this BPM pool - I can't recall the name. What it does is, it allows you to create various scenarios and then run them quickly, before actually putting them onto a tool. So I think that part of the tool is really... more»

How has it helped my organization?

In terms of the process automation and the workflow improvement, although, as I said earlier, we did not re-engineer the process, just the fact that there are lots of times when there is back-and-forth between the branch staff and the back... more»

What needs improvement?

At this point, we're still going through the process of exploring the features that we have. I think we're far from the stage where we can talk about new features.
Consultant
Enterprise Integration Architect at Capgemini
Mar 03 2017

What is most valuable?

There are many facets to this product, but we have primarily been making use of SCA, BPEL, Mediators, and JMS, along with a number of extension products. We are expecting to make extensive use of several other aspects of the SOA (and its... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has allowed us to build integrations using an enterprise-class platform. It has also meant that we have been able to purchase prebuilt integrations from Oracle for their products, meaning we have been able to focus largely on our own... more»

What needs improvement?

Configuration of the product is a very complex and demands a lot of knowledge, but we do recognize this is the process to pay for a flexible platform. Nevertheless, providing simplified tools for common activities would be very helpful.
Real User
Senior Software Engineer at Crown Castle
Nov 29 2016

What is most valuable?

I like that it's industry tested and available on various platforms. I'm not sure we use any specific features of it, other than it’s a robust web server; the services, the database pools, good integration with Oracle database 12c, which is... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Having the Oracle support has improved how my organization functions. We have a support contract for it 24/7. That's a huge thing, having the support. Being able to stay on top of the release cycle and having reps that can keep us in the loop... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see better integration with some of the cloud stuff that Oracle provides. We just went to an Oracle hackathon; a couple of us, a couple of weeks ago. It's a little confusing how the WebLogic Server, the cloud services and some... more»
Real User
Application Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Mar 22 2018

What is most valuable?

Automating the whole workflow process to give our data steward the ability to take actions rapidly, and making sure we have all the data synced within the different platforms that we are using.

How has it helped my organization?

It has brought huge benefits to our organization. In the past, we had some automated processes which were hard to implement along with all the business processes that went with it. We have been able to marry these two things, automating and... more»

What needs improvement?

We are still discovering the potential of the solution, so we are not at this stage yet. There is a lot still to discover and implement. Maybe in a couple of months or next year, we will be able to see what exactly our needs are. Maybe it... more»
Real User
Manager of Architecture/Design with 51-200 employees
Apr 02 2017

What is most valuable?

As hardware evolved as mainframe, mid-range, mini, micro, personal computers (PC), while miniaturizing the silicon chips and other computer parts, computer software evolved as operating systems, systems software, computer applications, files... more»

How has it helped my organization?

With Microsoft technology ,IT was as simple as the game of building blocks.

What needs improvement?

Due diligence is always given in IT technology by all IT vendors and their technicians. It is a complete rotating earth in its universe. What improvements you can suggest for the Great Wall of China or the TajMahal? The IT universe is agile.... more»
Real User
Principal Business Process Analyst at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 18 2017

What is most valuable?

Two things are valuable: * The system integration layer is valuable because this enables an organization to create a single point where all the key organizational master data is held in different IT applications across different functions,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It enabled the development of a new safety critical equipment testing database and the integration of this with the inventory management system and the asset management system. As more systems are integrated, this solution enables a spider... more»

What needs improvement?

The product has developed considerably since I have used it. At that time, the use of system integration alongside the business process orchestration was cutting edge. Now, there are many more mature offerings including IBM BPM. I believe... more»
Real User
Sr. Manager Supply Chain Applications at Art.com
Jan 16 2017

What is most valuable?

We utilize SOA(Service Oriented Architecture) as a service tool to integrate between Oracle and the websites. Primarily as a service integration tool to communicate from many sources into our ERP system. Oracle SOA suite is the middle-ware... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It's a very critical tool for us. It not only helps us import the orders from our eCommerce platform, but it also helps us to integrate to other third-party products. Those third-party products could be home grown, or other B2C sites or... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see better mobile-friendly services. Desktop use is diminishing and customers have moved to smart phones and other Mobil devices . SOA has some mobile services already, but they're not very user-friendly (may be also depending... more»
Consultant
Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 25 2018

What is most valuable?

The UI-based workflow, where a lot of human interactions are involved.

How has it helped my organization?

It has been used in multiple LOBs and a lot of benefits have been identified. There is a good return on investment, because some of them were using paper-based processing, and introducing BPM has actually improved the time involved. Regarding... more»

What needs improvement?

It's a bit technical, related to the instance of migrations. It's a tough thing to handle, in every new release, in every upgrade, that we have to do things in the applications or in the product. I think IBM is working on it but I know there... more»
Real User
Application Developer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Oct 03 2017

What is most valuable?

Ajax services are most important to me, but currently we've moved them more into status closed. This is because we are using the HL7 version of iBPM. Thus, the one thing that I love about them is that they make it easier to integrate with... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It's ability to hand over processes. There are stages of the process from one user to another, and also the ability of keeping a session. Because I'm in a financial institution, where you are originating an account for a customer and could... more»

What needs improvement?

When you have to integrate files for enterprise applications. We call them ESIs. This requires a lot of work, because you have to first create the EF file and integration designer, which takes quite some time, before you can be able to... more»
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• An articulate B.Tech in Information Technology with +6 years of IT experience in handling various Infrastructure Monitoring, Management and Automation Tools • Currently working as Sr. Consultant for EMS/NMS Tools with Capgemini • Experience in Architecture, Designing and Onboarding... more>>
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Head of Oracle Exadata Centre of Excellence
I love technology ... I love opening up stuff and fiddling with the guts. I don't promise that I can put everything back together again or that it will work if I do but as the chinese proverb goes it is better to travel hopefully than to arrive....
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Enterprise Architect
Paul has over 20 years of commercial experience in the IT industry having working in all areas of IT including both technical and non-technical roles. He is currently consulting in the Enterprise Architecture space and particularly in Mobile Application Design, Business Process and Business... more>>
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Enterprise Integration Architect
Phil Wilkins is an Enterprise Integration Architect with leadership, delivery and consulting experience in customer, vendor and consulting organisations in a variety of domains from real-time mission critical systems to back office retail. His current role at Capgemini is focused on consulting... more>>
Reviewed Oracle API Platform Cloud Service: The agility and ease of establishing new APIs has...
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Consultant Principal on: MuleSoft Expert, Oracle Fusion Expert, webMethods Expert; Dev, SA, EA, PM
Consultant Principal: MuleSoft Expert, Oracle Fusion Midddleware & SOA Expert, SAG webMethods Expert. Current MuleSoft Premier Partner for proven expertise: www.MuleSoftExperts.com. I provide MuleSoft Implementations and Managed Services. Expert on MuleSoft AnyPoint, API, ESB,... more>>
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IT Consultant, Business Owner, Lecturer
Dr Ioannis Syrigos is a Computer and Electrical Engineer, an Entrepreneur, co-owner and Managing Director of Stella Novus LTD, an IT consulting company running several individual online projects (Ancient-Origins.net, Members.Ancient-Origins.net, Evolving-Science.com, EnglishWithJo.com and... more>>
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IBM BPM Senior Developer - Lead Consulant
Over 10 years IT experience of which 8 years on large scale IBM Websphere technologies , specialising on Websphere MQ, IIB, WAS , Websphere MQFTE ,BPM ,ODM ,ECM and SOA implementation based projects with expertise on design, development and admin of solutions using eclipse based tools like RAD ,... more>>
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Oracle Ace Director
I am a thought leader with more than 15 years of experience implementing IT solutions, designing complex digital architectures and also leading large technical teams across the globe. Currently a principal architect at HCL my main focus is the creation of digital solutions and strategies that can... more>>
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Principal Consultant
Arun Pareek is an IASA certified software architect currently working as a SOA and BPM consultant across Australia. Over the past six years, he has worked in the capacity of consultant and architect in the implementation of a variety of SOA and BPM based projects for customers across the globe.... more>>
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Enthusiastic developer of enterprise level applications in Java (Java EE). Professional skills in Oracle ADF application development and Oracle Fusion Middleware technology stack. Great experience in front end technologies and web development experience helps to be productive and solve issues... more>>
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Expert enterprise system architect, software engineer, integrator and database developer. More than 20 years of application development and integration experience. Strong skills in system design, development, deployment and integration in large and complex heterogeneous and distributed... more>>
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