Mule works very well with Salesforce and CRMs.
Overall, it is a pretty good product. It is also very scalable.
One of the most valuable features is the option to have all integration patterns constantly updated in one platform. That is the main strength I see in using SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite (BIS). It means I can use a very old-fashioned pattern, combined with a very modern pattern. There are no limitations in terms of combining components because all the components simply fit together.
The solution offers very good documentation and manuals to assist with understanding the solution.
The initial setup was straightforward.
The technical support on offer through the portal is very helpful and responsive.
The most valuable features assist with understanding data formats and transforming data.
We are able to monitor all B2B messages, and we are able to see or track each message on it from an error perspective. That's a good side of it. It is working well, and we're able to do our current job.
Essentially, you can do whatever you like with these systems, and you do not have to take care about the scaling because if one server is overloaded, it just forwards the message to the next server, even if it were designated to a specific server. It weeds out the messages according to the load. If you want to scale it, you just add new servers.
It provides the ability to interact with financial institutions and apply the same rules.
Calculations are a little bit faster. It can do the on-the-run calculations much better than other reporting platforms. You don't need any other specific tool. You can use Microsoft Office to start doing things with these reports.
What is Business-to-Business Middleware?
B2B Middleware refers a translation layer between multiple applications incorporating disparate technologies. It is usually a suite of tools, services, and adapters geared toward application integration. These including message-oriented middleware and database middleware. B2B Middleware data and systems require multiple points of access and integration One of the most popular forms of B2B Middleware is the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) or “ESB engine.”
B2B Middleware’s job is to route data from an organization’s business applications to the applications of business partners such as customers, vendor/suppliers or financial institutions. The source system data might download via an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, a securities trading platform or any type of Operations Department system. These could be on-premises, in the cloud or in a hybrid or multi-cloud environment. Data would then be extracted using an API or other specialized middleware supplied by the enterprise.
IT Central Station experts prefer that extracted data be correctly formatted to then be shared among other systems or system partners. Flexibility and power are top of mind when deciding on typical standard formats such as Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) or XML, and each one has specific variants specific to particular vertical industries, e.g. ACORD XML for insurance companies.
IT Central Station users possess significant technical knowledge of their unique enterprise systems, business processes, and requirements. When looking for an agile B2B Middleware system, every piece must integrate and operate according to IT requirements. Add-ons may be necessary to cover the full demands scope for infrastructure provisions, configuration, software installation and additional development. Bespoke B2B Middleware solutions require a commitment of human and technical resources, especially when taking into account security, flexibility and compliance. Many IT Central Station users prefer off-the- shelf solutions or well-understood open source frameworks as a way to avoid a completely bespoke situation.