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"The most valuable aspect is that it has good functionality.""It's highly configurable, there is no need for standalone scripting.""This product has been a leader in the field of secure file exchange.""Very high functionality with the ability to plug in your own code.""I have found almost all the features valuable."

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"It's the reliability. And the message tracking is quite good, where we can go in and see if we have an issue.""When orders come in they go into our ERP system directly, so there is integration there.""I like that the tool has all the adapters — all the possible protocols that are in the industry. You pay for those adapters but at least it's all in one package. You don't have to get another tool or application to support another partner.""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," and they did make it happen. They did exactly what they said they would do. That's a really positive thing.""It has enabled digital business processes. It's the connection between our ERP system and the rest of the company. We were able to automate processing invoices digitally like an inbound invoice and FastPay payments.""The solution's capabilities in fulfilling our existing B2B integration requirements are brilliant. Among our multiple customers we connect to SAP systems, JDE, all the various ERPs that you can possibly get, Oracle procurement systems, etc. We haven't come across anything yet — and customers are trying to trip us up — that we can't do.""We use Message Tracking, which is a very good feature. Message Tracking has about 300 to 400 business people who can find documents and ask the integration team about them. For example, they looking for a document that the vendor or trading partner tells them that they sent, but they don't see it in the ERP system yet. So, they go to SEEBURGER Message Tracking, which can tell them if we received it already from the outside and what happened, e.g., if it went to SEEBURGER BIS or if it's already in the ERP system. It's a very simple tool to use. They also can use that tool to see the source document.""SEEBURGER BIS can reconcile documentation, like our accounts payable and statements within the system. If you are manually doing it, then it is really time consuming with a lot of errors. Whereas, SEEBURGER BIS allows for a lot of basic level programming within the documentation, filtering, and sorting out VLOOKUP. It lets us get two database tables from two different systems, then merge them based on the logic that we provide. So, it is a very helpful product."

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"Not a ten because it's a bit complex, not so simple. It's one product but there are many screens.""I would like to see auto-deployment without service disruptions.""The API capabilities could be expanded to make integration more versatile.""Too many features; UI is not good.""IBM is advising not to use the IT translate anymore but this is going to be an extra cost to the customer to use the alternative."

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"We don't have much access to the logs or what's happening. So we have to log a ticket with SEEBURGER. We only get a message that something has failed... we have to open a ticket with SEEBURGER for them to tell us exactly what the issue is... I would like us to be able to be more self-sufficient.""There might be some improvements they could make to the portal, but they're not anything that stops me from working.""It's rather difficult to understand, from the application, what's broken and why it doesn't work. We typically need to get support from them directly, and it's usually in a consulting role, to fix issues.""API connectivity needs improvement as well as the GUI. The GUI hasn't changed that much in 10 years, but of course, that's already been updated. I would say I'm excited about the screenshots but that's about it.""There are some aspects at the front, the actual queries that you use, that could be improved. They're all very minor to be honest.""We are a little locked in with understanding the errors that we receive. We are working with their support to prevent these issues when they come into the database. We use a SQL database and believe they can do better when it comes working with large databases. We have had few instances where the system is hanging, which are most likely from the database. We are working with their support to find out the problem and fix their system. We have tried to use their notification system to prevent these issues, but they need to improve their monitoring system.""There are a lot of service packs during the year. I know that part is the process for updating features, but sometimes it's difficult to update service packs every month.""The integration is not so excellent. While I'm not saying there is a problem, there is no pattern. When we start a new project, we have to work with new people and processes every time. The technical side of their system is very good, but their change process is not repeatable. It needs to be rebuilt each time."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It's reasonably priced at $800,000.""There are two types of customer licenses, an annual preview license, and an ELA-based license. I have found the solution is priced well. However, they need to review the pricing model because if you look at any other competitors, such as GlobalSCAPE, they do pricing based on the components and what you select. With this solution you have a monolithic application which you need to buy, there is no component level price discount."

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"We pay per message we use. We spend about £19,000 a year with them.""There is a standard agreement for the messaging every month. But if we make a change request — a change to a mapping or something like that — then there is a fixed price per hour.""We pay maintenance of between $75,000 and $100,000 per year, per box.""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 you're not utilizing all of that then they should consider a lower tier. That way, they could attract more business.""On an annual basis, our support costs, which are based on the licensing, are about £120,000.""Price and licensing are comparable to other systems. It's well-priced and simple. It's not user-based or anything. It's just per seat, per system. So, it's pretty straight forward. Because it's per system, one system is enough. However, if you want to make it larger, then you can grow with it.""I had a problem at one time with their invoicing. I told them, then we worked on the process and improved it. They installed the connection between SAP and SEEBURGER BIS in Europe first. This was awhile ago. When I came along, I became involved in the project and started working with them. Every time that I made a request, the work was done well, but I was not receiving my invoices. I knew I had to pay for the work and was trying to find someone to send me the invoices or a report of what was being done. From that end, it was really not working. After a few years, I was complaining and not happy. At the end of the year, they would come with a long list of invoices to pay, which was really bad. So, I asked for a change. We worked on the process, and since five years ago, I have worked with SEEBURGER based in North America. Now, when I have a question, I know who to contact. They send me a report with invoices every month. They really reacted to my concern, and we improved the process. Since then, I have had no problem.""The solution provides the flexibility to start small and pay as you grow. SEEBURGER has a lot of offerings..."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I have found almost all the features valuable.
Top Answer: There are two types of customer licenses, an annual preview license, and an ELA-based license. I have found the solution is priced well. However, they need to review the pricing model because if you… more »
Top Answer: IBM is advising not to use the IT translate anymore but this is going to be an extra cost to the customer to use the alternative. Additionally, the solution can improve the REST API protocols. If you… more »
Top Answer: SEEBURGER has helped us to enable digital business transformation. Every time we add a new customer, there is a digital footprint. This is no longer a manual process.
Top Answer: I wasn't involved in the contract negotiations, but I can say that we pay per site. It is based on the expected usage per month. I would like to find a way to change this and not pay per site because… more »
Top Answer: The cost models have room for improvement. There are different licensing models between Europe and the USA, which is something that I don't understand. This is an aspect that needs to be improved… more »
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Overview

Securely manage transfer files with authentication, encryption and audit trails while you retain administrative control of data using a library of templates.

Sterling File Gateway can help you increase secure and dependable file transfer with your trading partners. It consolidates disparate centers of file transfer activity and facilitates the security-rich exchange of file-based data over the Internet. It helps companies avoid the risk and operational issues that can result from using loosely controlled file-transfer servers.

With SEEBURGER’s experienced team behind you, and SEEBURGER BIS as the foundation of your hybrid integration strategy, you’re prepared for whatever comes your way – even as your business gains complexity and integration requirements increase.

SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite (BIS) is a unified, agile, secure and scalable platform that solves integration challenges across your business and ecosystem, so that you can make valuable connections between clouds, applications and people.

Our platform provides integration across all scenarios, including B2B/EDI, MFT, API and ERP on-premises, in the cloud and hybrid, in addition to expert support that is unmatched in the industry for your simplest to your most complex integrations.

Your APIs are likely multiplying quickly, and if you’re looking for a solution to manage, secure and scale them properly, you get all of the benefits and less of the hassle with our API Management toolkit.

Bring us your toughest B2B/EDI challenges. We help with difficult onboarding and partner connections, and will save you time and effort to complete complex projects. We make B2B easy with pre-packaged, re-usable content and automation capability, so your team can make the connection, and move on to the next mission.

Simplify your workload with our iPaaS solution. SEEBURGER iPaaS enables your team to save man-hours connecting data, applications and systems, by letting us handle all the time-consuming platform operations. We cover maintenance, updates, security, scalability and more.

Did you know that without managed file transfer (MFT), your company is at greater risk for a data breach? It’s as simple, and as dangerous, as that. The security and control you get with our centralized, easy-to-use solution ensures less risk for the company, and more sleep at night for you.

Our customers say it best! Check out our reviews you’ll see that SEEBURGER’s rock-solid, built-from-the-ground-up platform, is combined with an expert team, and stellar service. We power your connections, future-proof your vision and give you a competitive edge.

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Altis, Autoliv, Cebi, Cofresco, MoneyGram International, Samsonite Europe, VSP Global, BMW Group, OSRAM, Magna, Lavazza
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company28%
Financial Services Firm22%
Comms Service Provider9%
Insurance Company8%
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Retailer23%
Manufacturing Company23%
Transportation Company17%
Pharma/Biotech Company10%
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Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider11%
Financial Services Firm7%
Insurance Company4%
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Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise86%
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Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise52%
Large Enterprise20%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Sterling File Gateway vs. SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
535,544 professionals have used our research since 2012.

IBM Sterling File Gateway is ranked 6th in Managed File Transfer (MFT) with 5 reviews while SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite is ranked 2nd in Managed File Transfer (MFT) with 14 reviews. IBM Sterling File Gateway is rated 7.0, while SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of IBM Sterling File Gateway writes "The industry leader in secure file transfer, broadly adopted for its excellent capabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite writes "You can string as many different activities together in your workflows as you want". IBM Sterling File Gateway is most compared with Sterling Commerce Connect:Direct, AWS Transfer for SFTP, MOVEit, Aspera Managed File Transfer and BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer, whereas SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite is most compared with IBM B2B Integrator, Mule ESB, SAP Process Orchestration, IBM Sterling B2B Integration Services and Microsoft Azure API Management. See our IBM Sterling File Gateway vs. SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite report.

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