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"It has a nice dashboard for loading up the file transfers, so it's easy to follow the success or failure rates of the operations.""The product works very well with the modules. If you have MFT, Managed File Transfer, or the old AFT, you can link that to processing jobs."

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"For the tool that we used to have, we had specially trained developers who used to do all the development of EDI maps and the configuration. But with SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite (BIS) now, we were able to train our EDI analysts, and because the tool has very simple, intuitive mapping capabilities, even our EDI analysts are able to develop all the EDI maps, do all the configurations, and do all the setups for any of the trading partners.""The ease of integration of the SEEBURGER product into SAP was pretty seamless. There wasn't any trouble, there weren't any complexities.""SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite (BIS) also allowed us to connect EDI vendors at will.""It has a lot of basic EDI already established for all the main users. Also, it lets me share setups that I had already set up for my first plant. I was able to use them for my second one which was very helpful. I didn't have to start from scratch for my second facility.""One valuable feature is the scalability. We have not had to add processing power or hardware since we installed it. Also, we are able to create and deploy maps to migrate from another EDI platform very quickly.""Among the most valuable features are the EDI translator and a lot of the components which enable creating compliance sets. Having something standard out-of-the-box and being able to use that has been a huge benefit for us.""Another aspect that we employed in the last year-and-a-half has been their CMA platform component, which hooks to the SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite (BIS) front end. We've been able to set up an automatic testing process for our partners.""One of the things that SEEBURGER always touts is their ability to do "any to any" formatting... it doesn't matter if you want to take a CSV file or an XML file or a flat file or a PDF file or a structure EDI file; you can transform it from one format to another - any to any or even to the same format - which is a really nice feature."

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"Scalability is something that needs to be improved.""The structure between the Control-M/Server and Control-M/Agent could possibly be improved."

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"In some of the other tools out there in the market, you can create one service and use that service without creating a copy. That kind of capability currently doesn't exist in this solution.""When we got SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite (BIS), it was clear that it was going to take more of a technical person. It does take a technically-rooted individual to operate it. It's not something for your everyday guy to do. For what it's doing for us, a dedicated resource is required.""I would've liked, from day one, to learn how to do my own mapping. That would have saved a lot of time and effort if that had been brought forward earlier. It's there, I just didn't know about it. Also, some tidier, easier-to-use interfaces would help.""A true debugger that allows you to step through the process would be a good improvement. Right now, we are limited to reading the log file generated by the test screen in Mapping Designer.""They made improvements to the email error alerts that go out, for the EDI technical. Those typically go straight out to the partners. Those messages are significantly clearer and easy to read. The same messages in the front end are not nearly as clear. It's supposed to be the same error, but the message that goes out for EDI is really easy for anybody to read and understand, but you have to be really solution-savvy to understand the message in the system itself.""Some of the functionality for retriggering documents, where you have to step through a termination process and then retrigger it, versus just being able to restart or retrigger more easily, is a bit challenging, depending on the scenario.""The BIS Front End needs a little bit of refreshing, especially when it comes to setting up new trading partners and trading partner agreements or transactions. It can be a bit clumsy to copy and rename and then go in and modify.""On the server side, there are a lot of administration and configuration files that you need to go in and do maintenance on. You have to find them in a certain folder so it's very error-prone and it can be a little time consuming unless it's documented. They could pull some of those individual configuration files into the product itself where there's a better user interface for that."

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"Pricing, compared to the tool that we had earlier, is cheaper.""The way they have their licensing structure set up, they have a lot of different modules. For us, we did not really know if we were licensed for certain things or not. We had to reach out to them multiple times to tell them that we were looking for this or that capability. We had to buy licenses for different things at different points in time, not knowing that we could have it bundled initially.""The pricing is cheap. In fact, when I saw the pricing, I thought, "Really? What's the catch?" But the functionality that we get out of it, for the price we pay, is great value.""I find the pricing expensive. But I know that when we evaluated another company, it was about the same. That just seems to be the market. It's probably not expensive overall.""Pricing has always seemed fair.""All the new adapters are individually priced, which is good. You don't buy the whole system and then if you don't use it, you don't use it. You only buy the stuff you want...""Sometimes it seems a little pricey, especially when some of the stuff is available through freeware, like SFTP communications... It costs a lot more money to buy this stuff from SEEBURGER but I think it's worth it in the long run.""Our licensing model is based on transactions. We have a base service contract which is priced against a volume of transactions and another volume of individual transactions, which are covered by one service agreement. Then, we have development services on top of that. Our annual spend is around £80,000. It's about mid-priced, as there are some cheaper alternatives out there and some more expensive ones. It's neither cheap nor expensive. It's somewhere in the middle."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It has a nice dashboard for loading up the file transfers, so it's easy to follow the success or failure rates of the operations.
Top Answer: Sign up for BMC Software's AMIGO program (help for new installs and migrations) and go for the license where based on number of total tasks.
Top Answer: At this time, you can receive file transfers but it is not possible to send them. Ideally, we also want to be able to send files using this solution. Scalability is something that needs to be… more »
Top Answer: If SEEBURGER plans to do something, they will meet their target. We haven't been disappointed by them at all. For example, we had six trading partners to onboard and they said, "We'll make it happen,"… more »
Top Answer: The only thing that would be an improvement would be if they had a cost model whereby you could just pay for what you're actually using. Even if it were a minimum monthly charge that they offered, if… more »
Top Answer: For the area that we've used them for so far, I don't really see any way that they can make it easier. I can't say enough about how they have delivered exactly what they said that they would, and for… more »
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Overview

Control-M Managed File Transfer enables you to intuitively build, schedule, and manage file transfers, just like any other batch job. Combining batch jobs and file transfers in a single system prevents data errors and job failures while improving visibility and control.

The SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite (BIS) is a central platform for all integration activities. It enables you to respond easily, rapidly and innovatively to your digital transformation challenges:

  • B2B integration: Network and integrate your company with any or all of your business partners.

  • API integration and API management: Establish a framework for networking all of your systems across companies in real-time.

  • Managed File Transfer (MFT) integration: Use secure and simple mechanisms for standardized intra- and cross-company data exchange processes and data integration.

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British Sky BroadcastingAltis, Autoliv, Cebi, Cofresco
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company46%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm8%
Insurance Company7%
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Retailer23%
Transportation Company19%
Manufacturing Company15%
Pharma/Biotech Company12%
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Computer Software Company40%
Comms Service Provider10%
Non Profit6%
Retailer6%
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Small Business3%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise81%
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BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer is ranked 7th in Managed File Transfer with 2 reviews while SEEBURGER BIS is ranked 1st in Managed File Transfer with 15 reviews. BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer is rated 8.6, while SEEBURGER BIS is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer writes "Good alerting features send out immediate alerts when there is a problem ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SEEBURGER BIS writes "Enables any-to-any transformation from one data format to another". BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer is most compared with HelpSystems GoAnywhere MFT, MOVEit, IBM Sterling File Gateway, Sterling Commerce Connect:Direct and Axway AMPLIFY Managed File Transfer, whereas SEEBURGER BIS is most compared with IBM B2B Integrator, Mule ESB, IBM Sterling B2B Integration Services, OpenText Trading Grid and SAP Process Orchestration. See our BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer vs. SEEBURGER BIS report.

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