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"Everything from the order to fulfillment to the payment process, except for physical packing and shipping, is fully automated for some customer orders.""The most valuable features assist with understanding data formats and transforming data."

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"The most powerful feature is DataWeave, which is a powerful language where data can be transformed from one form into another.""Once it is started, we don't see any problems on a day to day basis.""The most valuable feature of Mule ESB is data transformation, i.e. our interacting with different systems and orchestrating for our business needs.""The most valuable feature is the Salesforce integration.""The connectivity the solution provides is excellent. There are often too many systems that we have to integrate and this helps with that.""Easy connectivity and easy integration.""The transformation and the data format are the features that I like the most.""The most valuable feature for Mule is the number of connectors that are available."

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"When working on an elaborate rule, I end up creating it in notepad and then pasting it into the Extended Rule window, which is not convenient.""The tool requires you to write a lot of code in Java and XSLT, which makes development tough."

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"I would like to see support for BPM in the next release of this solution.""We would like to have a built-in logging framework in which we can do auditing.""Mule ESB is more into the latest REST APIs, not much into the SOAP web services. Developing is all about web services and not easy with Mule.""The Anypoint platform consumes a lot of memory, and it would be great for developers if it were more lightweight.""The solution isn't as stable as we'd like it to be. There are some ongoing issues and therefore Mule has to provide frequent patches. Mule's core IP should be more stable overall.""Lacking some connectors that could be included.""It's not easy to troubleshoot and we still can't make it work.""MuleSoft is not so strong in method-based integration, so they're not so functional in that regard."

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"The various features and components for this solution are no longer free.""The licensing is yearly, and there are additional fees for services.""This product is cheaper than some offered by other vendors, although there is a problem because you have to pay for some third-party adapters."

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Top Answer: The connectivity the solution provides is excellent. There are often too many systems that we have to integrate and this helps with that.
Top Answer: I'm unsure of the licensing costs. I believe the total price is less than IBM, but it's still rather expensive.
Top Answer: I'm not sure of any areas Mule ESB needs to improve. The price of the solution is a little bit high. It would be helpful if different sized businesses had access to different plans. The solution isn't… more »
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Also Known As
IBM Sterling B2B Integrator, Sterling Gentran Integration Suite

IBM B2B Integrator helps you securely integrate complex B2B processes with your partner communities. It provides a single, flexible B2B gateway that enables your organization to meet a wide range of B2B integration needs. The solution can improve business processes beyond enterprise boundaries and increase visibility into and across supply and demand chains.

For companies looking to modernize and unlock the value of existing on-premises systems and applications, an enterprise service bus (ESB) architecture serves as a critical foundation layer for SOA. When deployed as an ESB, the Mule runtime engine of Anypoint Platform combines the power of data and application integration across legacy systems and SaaS applications, with a seamless path to the other capabilities of Anypoint Platform and the full power of API-led connectivity.
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Sample Customers
Bonnie Plants, Toshiba Europe, Florida HospitalUbe, PacificComp, University of Witwatersrand, Justice Systems, Camelot
Top Industries
Financial Services Firm21%
Transportation Company16%
Logistics Company11%
Pharma/Biotech Company11%
Computer Software Company40%
Comms Service Provider13%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Manufacturing Company8%
Computer Software Company41%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise77%
Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise50%
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise71%
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IBM B2B Integrator is ranked 4th in Business-to-Business Middleware with 3 reviews while Mule ESB is ranked 1st in ESB with 10 reviews. IBM B2B Integrator is rated 8.0, while Mule ESB is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of IBM B2B Integrator writes "Used to manage your trading partner's community and connections centrally. ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Mule ESB writes "Easy to implement and supports platforms like Windows, Linux, and Mac". IBM B2B Integrator is most compared with SEEBURGER BIS, SAP Process Orchestration, Mule Anypoint Platform, IBM Sterling B2B Integration Services and Axway AMPLIFY B2B Integration, whereas Mule ESB is most compared with webMethods Integration Server, IBM Integration Bus, Red Hat Fuse, Oracle Service Bus and SEEBURGER BIS.

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