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"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."

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Top Answer: The interface is very nice. It makes the solution easy to use and navigate.
Top Answer: We have an SLA we can draw from. I need to keep within certain numbers, however, I don't have a problem doing so. I can't speak to exact costs.
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out of 39 in API Management
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Overview
The IBM API Management family of products gives you software tools to create, manage and share application programming interfaces (APIs) in a secure, scalable environment. Available in both on-premises and cloud solutions, its detailed analytics and operational metrics allow you to monitor API usage to ensure that the developers' needs Ð and applications using the API Ð are being met.

WEBMETHODS API MANAGEMENT: FOUNDATION FOR INNOVATION
APIs have become the standard way of accessing applications, data and devices. They make it possible to free your data to deliver innovative digital products and services that are self-service, personalized and automated. The challenge is in creating APIs that users and partners will be attracted to, revisit, and share so you can promote new business models. End-to-end lifecycle management is the foundation for rapid, secure delivery of high-quality APIs. With webMethods API Acceleration Platform, you’ll be ready to move your business to the fast lane.

We’ve helped thousands of organizations across nearly every industry achieve success and re-invent themselves as innovators and marketplace disrupters. As the leader and recognized experts in integration and APIs─with iPaaS, hybrid integration, API management, B2B, cloud integration and on-premises integration offerings─Software AG’s webMethods API Acceleration Platform can turn your data into value.

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Financial Services Firm33%
Retailer15%
Computer Software Company11%
Insurance Company11%
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Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm12%
Insurance Company8%
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Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise70%
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IBM API Connect is ranked 4th in API Management with 21 reviews while Software AG Natural API Management is ranked 31st in API Management. IBM API Connect is rated 8.0, while Software AG Natural API Management is rated 0.0. 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, IBM API Connect is most compared with Apigee, IBM DataPower Gateway, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Microsoft Azure API Management and Amazon API Gateway, whereas Software AG Natural API Management is most compared with Apigee.

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