Ashutosh AggarwalVice President at a comms service provider
Deepanshu GolaneSenior Associate Consultant at a tech services company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The developer portal has been the most useful feature."
"The solution is very stable."
"The most valuable feature is the security we get from this solution. I know of a bank that uses it to ensure that everything is secure. The second feature I like is the retail environment, where we actually want to be able to provide as many suppliers and consumers with APIs as possible. If you are well-trained in the writing of RESTful API's, you can actually publish an API in a matter of minutes, test it, and publish it."
"The solution is very scalable because it's on the cloud."
"API Connect is a very good platform for the development of APIs."
"It is quite stable. We've not had any problem. It has made for a good buy because we are finding that other companies that have similar set ups go down maybe once a month."
"Our version supports containerized integration. I can write APIs, which can be moved into a testing environment without needing a forklift. It can check if APIs are compliant before moving them into production."
"It allows enterprises to expose some of their tech to outside stakeholders."
"The integration flows are the most valuable feature of this solution."
"The mapping transformation allows us to connect our on-premise ECC to the cloud system."
"One of the best features of this solution is that it is web-based and you can log in and work on it from anywhere."
"The most valuable feature is the data synchronization, or the push and pull of the data."
"SAP has provided very good support."
"SAP is an excellent company with an excellent reputation, excellent products, and dedicated customer support."
"The most valuable feature is integration."
"It's suitable for various sizes of companies. I have used it with big companies and with small ones as well."
"Like any typical IBM infrastructure setup, you need to learn to set it up yourself. It's not one of those simple zip files or an archive unzip and you're up and running in some few minutes. Knowledge to set it up is key."
"The solution is not scalable."
"The new version is very unstable."
"In the next version, I don't know if they've already been included it or not, but the designer and all the tools should be on the cloud. I don't want any external installation or local installation."
"They seem to have left out a feature for microservices and also a certification module for OIDC."
"I would like to see support for non-Java based services. We struggle a bit to be able to deploy and connect our .NET services because of things like data types. We had to map a couple of things. For one solution provider, we had to move them to .NET Core before we could use it properly. I would like to see more agnostic tool service platforms rather than moving it more towards Java or open source."
"There are issues with upgrading in the cloud version. The cloud version is extremely buggy. We prefer to use the on-premise version."
"I would like to see automation of the installation. If there could be a single-click function where you could automate everything, that would be helpful."
"I would like for it to have integration to GitHub."
"Better connectivity to on-premise systems would help us to support older systems that are migrating to the cloud."
"I would like to see more and better support for data transformations."
"Usability is a challenge most of the time and not being able to get all of the information."
"We need to connect our ERP solution via the VPN. We need to make sure our ERP solutions aren't exposed to the outside world. Our teams really struggle with this."
"They are still developing this product. It does not really have 100% of the necessary features available to properly service business clients"
"In the next release, I would like to see improvements with the price and the licensing."
"The solution requires more flexibility overall."
"API Connect is quite pricey."
"I haven't seen anyone go from on-premise to the cloud. In fact, I am seeing people go from the cloud to on-premise because the costs can quickly grow on the cloud."
"It would be a good idea to bring down the pricing by at least 20 to 30 percent."
"The pricing is too expensive with IBM. Sometimes, we prefer to go with an open source or something more lightweight."
"It is expensive when compared to other products in this class. There were no extra fees for add-ons or technical support."
"It's an expensive product."
"IBM API Connect could be cheaper."
"It is quite an expensive product."
"Licensing costs for this solution are based on the number of users and the bandwidth."
"SAP's pricing is usually high compared to the competition. But this is also justified because they hold their products and services to quite high standards."
"The pricing can be negotiated."
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IBM API Connect is ranked 2nd in Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) with 21 reviews while SAP Cloud Platform is ranked 5th in Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) with 9 reviews. IBM API Connect is rated 8.0, while SAP Cloud Platform is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of IBM API Connect writes "Provides good security and scales to quite a large number of products but needs to stabilize Version 2018 rapidly. Still too many fixpacks and outstanding issues". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP Cloud Platform writes "Offers a good pathway to integrate with the cloud and has good support ". IBM API Connect is most compared with Apigee, IBM DataPower Gateway, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Microsoft Azure API Management and Amazon API Gateway, whereas SAP Cloud Platform is most compared with Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Public Cloud, Google Compute Engine and Mendix. See our IBM API Connect vs. SAP Cloud Platform report.
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