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Software AG
Real User
SOA Governance at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 18 2017

What is most valuable?

The Integration Server It's obvious that the heart of the product lies here. It's comprised of all aspects of ESB (Enterprise Gateway, Adapter, TN, Java) and BPM (task, rules engine). Universal Messaging Universal Messaging is a Message... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Time effective and efficient to development phase, enhance agility and integration between application, platform, etc.

What needs improvement?

Perhaps the Java Service section, which is probably confusing for a new developer. It doesn't represent OOP very well, just a method and proprietary interface called IData. It would be great if we could create a Class, method, instance... more»
Consultant
Consultant at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
Sep 26 2017

What is most valuable?

It's very simple compared to other products out there.

How has it helped my organization?

We use Pentaho for data integration, but also PI to implement data mining. That has improved the intelligence behind the data. So, we are able to provide our customer with the ability to understand their data. Our customer produces terabytes... more»

What needs improvement?

One thing that I don't like, just a little, is the backward compatibility. I used Pentaho from version 4, and version 6 does not work with the whole ETL design. So backward compatibility is a problem.

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Software AG
Consultant
System Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 18 2018

What is most valuable?

All of the following three features provided by webMethods are valuable: * Application integration * Business process integration * B2B partner integration But among these, I feel B2B partner integration is the most valuable. This module... more»

How has it helped my organization?

When my organization wanted to migrate the front-end applications from a Genesys framework to .NET for various security reasons, webMethods was used for ESB integration. At the time of migration, there was no work being done on the ESB side,... more»

What needs improvement?

When migration happens from the one release to an upgraded release from Software AG, many of the existing services are deprecated and developers have to put in effort testing and redeveloping some of the services. It would be better that... more»
Software AG
Consultant
Technology Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 25 2017

What is most valuable?

CentraSite for governance and life cycle management. It frankly fills the gap between IT and business by having approval and policy enforcement on each state and cycle of the asset from the moment it gets created until it is retired.

How has it helped my organization?

It becomes the only integration platform through which any external/internal data exchange does any web services. Below are more details: * There are many projects in the organization which need data from external entities and all integration... more»

What needs improvement?

Rapid application development has to be considered, especially for UI, where user interference is crucial.
Software AG
Vendor
Associate Vice President at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 18 2017

What is most valuable?

Ease of implementation and flexibility to hold the business logic are the most valuable features.

How has it helped my organization?

We have used webMethods because of its ubiquitous nature to talk to various technology platforms. Also, the solution had a finite life, webMethods provided a quick integration solution since it is relatively easier to implement, and also, it... more»

What needs improvement?

Mostly, an improvement is needed in the product's documentation. The documentation deficiencies were in the following areas; since it has been a while, I could recall the top instances where the escalation reached to my level. wM SAP Adapter... more»
Javlin
Reseller
Vice President, Information and Technology Services at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Apr 26 2018

What is most valuable?

* Familiar, intuitive GUI (Eclipse plug-in) coming from a Java development background. * In-depth, descriptive, and well-laid-out documentation. * Responsive support through forums, even directly from Clover staff. * Wealth of pre-defined components. * All components are customizable. * Descriptive logging, especially for error messages. * Ease of install/light... more»

What needs improvement?

* Easier automated failure recovery. * More, and more intuitive auto-generated/filled-in code for components. * Easier/more automated sync between CloverETL Designer and CloverETL Server. * More in-depth, official online samples/training.
Software AG
Real User
Senior Software Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 18 2018

What is most valuable?

I would say the core Web-based integrations work the best with webMethods. They are the most efficient and robust implementations one can do with webMethods. There have always been some ups and downs in its specialized modules, but I have... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Given that you have one integration API in place, it takes very minimal effort to scale it to any other application that might want to use the same. Its flow-based development environment is a breeze and makes it really easy to re-use most of... more»

What needs improvement?

The stability of the various modules of the product suite have been a bit of a concern lately. Though their support team is always easy to reach out to, I would prefer it not come to that.
Quest Software
Consultant
Consultant
Sep 13 2017

What is most valuable?

The core replication and its performance. Performance was crucial and, as such, SharePlex is by far the fastest. However, replication to multiple targets as well as from multiple sources to a single target, along with basic filtering and the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I can't answer, that would violate client confidentiality.

What needs improvement?

For its function in relation to replication (i.e. filtering), I'd give it a six or seven out of 10. GoldenGate has much more functionality by comparison. Queue manipulation as well. It lacks functionality for refining data during the... more»
Software AG
Consultant
Senior Consultant
Mar 08 2018

What is most valuable?

In my opinion, the best advantages are: * platform scaling * graphical data mapper (Designer and webMethods Developer in oldest versions) * integration BPM process layer with services * service management via packages.

How has it helped my organization?

Typically, webMethods Server and Mediator is used as an ESB. webMethods platform is used to build an EAI platform, enabling communication between many internal systems and third-party operators.

What needs improvement?

Business monitoring (BAM) needs improvement because the analytics and prediction module very often has performance problems. Additionally, this product has too many gaps. You find them after update installations. This should be covered by... more»
Javlin
Real User
Lead Programmer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 29 2018

What is most valuable?

* Connectivity to various data sources: The ability to extract data from different data sources gives greater flexibility. * Server features for scheduler: It is very easy to schedule jobs and monitor them. The interface is easy to use.

How has it helped my organization?

Flexibility: We can bring in data from multiple sources, e.g., databases, text files, JSON, email, XML, etc. This has been very helpful.

What needs improvement?

Resource management: We typically run out of heap space, and even the allocation of high heap space does not seem to be enough. Its documentation could be improved.
Software AG
Consultant
User at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 21 2017

What do you think of webMethods?

Valuable Features It is a bundled product stack for A2A and B2B usage. It is one of the best products which I have used during my integration career. It has all the features required to integrate and manage file transfers, Partner Management, logging mechanisms, adapters for mainframes, SAP, and many others. • Room for Improvement Need to see more API portal features like monetizing APIs and private cloud readiness. • Use of Solution I have been using this product stack for several years now. • Deployment Issues There were no deployment issues. • Stability Issues There were no stability issues. • Scalability Issues There were no scalability issues on-premises, but I have yet to check with the virtualization concepts and cloud scalability coming up. •...
Software AG
Real User
WebMethods / Java Developer at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
Sep 25 2017

What do you think of webMethods?

Valuable Features How simple it is to create new solutions. • Improvements to My Organization It is an integration platform, so it has improved my organization by giving it one common platform to work with multiple systems. • Use of Solution 12 years. • Stability Issues Yes, somewhat. • Scalability Issues In terms of scale, I would give it a four out of 10. • Previous Solutions Yes. I was sent to a different company, and due to this, I switched solutions that I was working in. The company hasn't switch integration platforms since I have been working in this position (almost 10 years). • Initial Setup I was in the company when they only started with webMethods. It used to be a very simple solution used for a few integrations. Now, it is much more complex....
Software AG
Real User
Senior Vice President Global IT Services at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
Jul 11 2017

What do you think of webMethods?

Improvements to My Organization webMethods provides the ESB backbone for us since more than 8 years without any hick ups • Valuable Features High throughput and excellent scalability. • Room for Improvement Programming model with flow is hopelessly outdated. Forced migration from MessageBroker to Universal Messaging requires large scale reimplementation for JMS • Stability Issues ESB is rock solid. Products on top of Integration Server have much less stability. • Scalability Issues No. Absolute top. • Customer Service and Technical Support Webmethods ESB works, but support is layered an requires escalation every so often • Previous Solutions We used IBM MQ Series and migrated due to licensing issues. • Initial Setup Significant topics with...
Software AG
Real User
IT Delivery Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 18 2018

What is most valuable?

Best feature is Insight for monitoring, and as a debugging tool. It has saved us a lot of time during crisis situations.

How has it helped my organization?

We moved from EAI to SOA architecture while moving to webMethods. Both of these decisions made the reusable services approach available across the organization.

What needs improvement?

The product needs to be improved in a few ways. First, they need to stabilize the components of the whole platform across versions. Also, they should stop replacing old components with brand new ones and, rather, improve by evolution.
Consultant
Project Manager - Business Intelligence at www.datademy.es
Feb 05 2018

What do you think of Pentaho Data Integration?

Improvements to My Organization Developed ETL processes to load a data warehouse. Has improved our data integration capabilities. • Valuable Features Easy to use Development of the product A lot of predefined steps Good open source option • Room for Improvement There is not a data quality or MDM solution in the Pentaho DI suite. • Use of Solution Three to five years. • Stability Issues No issues. • Scalability Issues I could not connect to our Hadoop environment in an easy and flexible way, and it was important to scale our data warehouse. • Customer Service and Technical Support I work with the Community Edition, therefore I do not have support. There was an issue that I could not resolve with community support. • Previous Solutions I switched from...
Consultant
Senior Consultant at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 09 2016

What is most valuable?

It allows for rapid prototyping of a wide array of ETL workloads.

What needs improvement?

Support for common Hadoop utilities can be expanded, such as bulk load with composite row keys for HBase, and include drivers for Impala out-of-the-box. A richer interface to Hive could also be beneficial as we currently have to go through a raw connection and execute SQL scripts, for which some syntax is not respected. As of version 6, there are also some new... more»
Software AG
Real User
Technical Architect
Sep 25 2017

What do you think of webMethods?

Valuable Features The Integration Server and Trading Networks Server. They are the building blocks of EAI in SAG products, and they offer a very good platform. • Improvements to My Organization It has helped us streamline data from hundreds of non-SAP systems into the SAP system. • Use of Solution Ten-plus years. • Stability Issues Yes, there is still plenty of room for improvement in MWS, SAG Designer. • Scalability Issues Not much. • Customer Service and Technical Support On a scale of one to 10, around seven. • Previous Solutions No we didn't use any other suite of EAI products. • Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing I don't have insight on the pricing. • Other Solutions Considered I have no information on that. • Other Advice Upgrade to...
Software AG
Consultant
Analyste Developpeur/Backup Chef de projet TIBCO at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 26 2017

What do you think of webMethods?

Valuable Features All of them are helpful. • Improvements to My Organization It facilitates communication between a lot of applications maintainability and security and facilitates the integration of new applications. • Room for Improvement Software AG should investigate the reporting of products like Spotfire from TIBCO. • Use of Solution Two years. • Stability Issues No problem with stability in versions 6 and 7. • Scalability Issues No problem with scalability in versions 6 and 7. • Customer Service and Technical Support I have not encountered a situation that requires technical support. • Previous Solutions Yes, I've used TIBCO products like BW, BPM, and Spotfire. I switched because the fist project was finished and the company just had...
Software AG
Consultant
Senior Application Specialist at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 19 2018

What do you think of webMethods?

Primary Use Case This is a middleware tool from Software AG, so when there is a need for EAI/ESB, or B2B; the use cases and implementations are plenty and can vary according to business and enterprise architecture. For example, an internal application like SAP sends data which is received and transformed by webMethods to EDI, XML, or another user-requested format, and sent to an external business partner (via jms/FTP/WS call). • Improvements to My Organization One to many, or many to one transformation and delivery is the simplest example. • Valuable Features Integration Transformation Easy development Connectivity and adapters The variety of tools that are part of the webMethods product suite • Use of Solution One to three years. • Pricing, Setup Cost and...
Real User
Brazil IT Coordinator at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 24 2017

What do you think of Pentaho Data Integration?

Valuable Features: Data transformation within Pentaho is a nice feature that they have and that I value. • Improvements to My Organization: Integration between databases and data import for a BI solution. • Room for Improvement: I would like to see more improvements with AS400 DB2. I journalled the tables/instance and the data migration is too slow if I compare it with other databases. • Deployment Issues: There were no issues with the deployment. • Stability Issues: Until now, the stability of Pentaho is great. I've already tested various scenarios and I didn't feel a loss of performance. • Scalability Issues: There have been no issues so far in scaling the product. • Initial Setup: I used self-learning to implement it and found that the tool is very...

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