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Pros
"It has different type of interfaces that can integrate with companies.""Technical support is good."

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"I have found several things most valuable, including its very quick implementation that you can use a lot of out of the box templates, and lastly that it is a very mature product, especially in hybrid integration.""This is the easiest and best tool available.""API management.""It is very easy to use for building connectors. It comes with a lot of connectors. For example, it has different adapters for NetSuite, which are very easy to use. It also has Salesforce connectors. The object store feature is also really easy to use. Mule Anypoint Platform is also good in terms of performance and how it is managed behind the scenes.""The API toolkit is the solution's most valuable aspect at this time, for our organization.""Overall, it is a pretty good product. It is also very scalable.""Mule works very well with Salesforce and CRMs.""Customers can make use of Runtime Fabric, an RTF environment."

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Cons
"It is not easy to deploy. It requires someone with a high level of knowledge in the solution to deploy it, not just anyone can do it.""The installation of containers could be simplified, as it currently requires a senior-level installer."

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"An on-premise setup requires special skills and you need a lot of professional services.""Mule should have better B2B integration.""Lacks intelligent management data and intelligent mappings.""It has different types of subscriptions. For platinum or lower subscriptions, there are not too many things that can be done. We don't see many features. They should release a basic version that has logging and monitoring features. These features should come with Mule Anypoint Platform for free instead of making customers pay separately for these features. Its dashboard can be improved to have a lot of charts so that it is easy to visualize information. The utilization part can be improved. The dashboard is good currently, but it can be better. Other solutions like Elastic have a good dashboard, and they allow you to administer the product from the UI. Currently, for RTF, there is a different dashboard or utility. It would be good to include the same utility in the cloud solution. It would be good if there is a centralized repository that includes the links to the information about various troubleshooting issues. The documentation is there currently, and it is good, but the troubleshooting information is too scattered. We have to go to different links to find troubleshooting information. This kind of centralized repository would be helpful for new customers who are implementing this solution. It will be helpful to see different kinds of issues that can occur.""The terms of use and how it's priced has become very difficult to manage, which is forcing us to look for alternatives already - and we haven't even been using it for that long just yet.""Its documentation needed a little bit of work to make it more usable. It is a platform that is used mainly by developers and other people for connecting systems. Its documentation was confusing in some areas and was not very helpful in other areas. I had to go to a consultant to get some work done, which ideally shouldn't be required.""Better documentation, in particular with respect to the initial setup, would be helpful.""Pricing is one aspect of the solution that is troublesome. It's too expensive for smaller organizations."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It is very expensive if we want to scale.""The price could be better."

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"Mule is not the cheapest integration platform out there, but it deserves the price we are paying.""The product comes complete at one set price including support."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The pricing could be better. Licensing is on a yearly basis.
Top Answer: This solution is used as the integration hub between the internal application of any enterprise.
Top Answer: I architected solutions using Oracle SOA/OSB, Spring Boot, MuleSoft Anypoint Platform on cloud / on-premises and hybrid modes; What I see is though if you are an enterprise and have enough money… more »
Top Answer: We are very satisfied with the DevOps support.
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Overview

Rapidly connect public clouds, private clouds and on-premises application

App Connect Professional is IBM’s cloud integration offering which delivers an integration solution
• With ease-of-use, flexibility and increased responsiveness to the evolving business needs, while removing the daunting complexities of integration.
• Provides the powerful combination of a ‘simple integration experience’ for business users looking to automate how their applications talk to each other; coupled with a ‘configuration based integration’ approach for IT.
• App Connect Professional is for the teams and integration developers who need to solve more complex problems and need powerful tooling for integration scenarios

With connectivity, composability, and control, Anypoint Platform solves the most challenging connectivity problems across SOA, SaaS, and APIs. It's a unified, highly productive, hybrid integration platform that creates an application network of apps, data and devices with API-led connectivity.

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Sample Customers
United Way of Allegheny County, Saint-Gobain CPS, Ricoh, SunTrust Banks Inc.
VMware, Gucci, MasterCard, Target, Time Inc, Hershey's, Tesla, Spotify, Office Depot, Intuit, CBS, Amtrak, Salesforce, Gap, Ralph Lauren
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company43%
Comms Service Provider12%
Insurance Company6%
Media Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm7%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise57%
REVIEWERS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise31%
Large Enterprise44%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise63%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM App Connect vs. Mule Anypoint Platform and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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IBM App Connect is ranked 10th in Cloud Data Integration with 2 reviews while Mule Anypoint Platform is ranked 1st in Cloud Data Integration with 11 reviews. IBM App Connect is rated 9.6, while Mule Anypoint Platform is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of IBM App Connect writes "Can integrate using different interfaces". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Mule Anypoint Platform writes "Constantly improving to help connect applications, data, and devices". IBM App Connect is most compared with IBM Cloud Pak for Integration, IBM InfoSphere DataStage, TIBCO BusinessWorks, Oracle Integration Cloud Service and Boomi AtomSphere Integration, whereas Mule Anypoint Platform is most compared with TIBCO BusinessWorks, SAP Process Orchestration, Oracle Integration Cloud Service, Mule ESB and Informatica PowerCenter. See our IBM App Connect vs. Mule Anypoint Platform report.

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