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"The most valuable feature of this solution is Portal Virtualization.""The solution is robust. The connection management and the scalability, which IBM provides to the Stack, are also valuable.""It has good stability of the application server in the long term compared to other solutions.""We needed this type of integration and WebShepere is the best tool for it.""The scalability of the product is quite good.""This solution is easy to use with a GUI that is intuitive and very helpful.""It does integrate well with the Tivoli Federated Identity Management system.""As compared to other applications, it has tremendous support. We have built internal capability so that we use it extensively internally. It is also easier to use with the outside data. You can write in ESQL, Java, or any other technology that you want to use for development. So, it is a lot more flexible in the language that it supports."

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"The features that I have found most valuable are the ease of configuration and the easy discovery of the environment.""The availability performance matrix and the reporting capabilities are the solution's most valuable features.""Step-by-step documentation that clarifies the implementation procedure.""Good for managing and administering the infrastructure.""The deployment and asset management features are the most valuable. These are the product's main features.""The solution is easily available. That's its most valuable aspect."

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"In the next release of this solution, I would like to see support for the Arabic language.""They should make the solution more lightweight and not bundle everything into a single product.""It should be able to serve more concurrent requests like Oracle. Oracle has more powerful stability, availability, and real-time serving.""I think that this is a good product but I think that the cloud environment could be improved. I think that the future is in the utilization of the product in a product as a service way which is something that is lacking at this moment.""The availability of the solution needs improvement.""Some things are very difficult to do, so the interface and usage could be more intuitive for those.""Based on the field and based on the build that was provided, we've noticed a lot of constraints in terms of the performance now.""The business logic side of it is sort of missing in the sense that if I want to track and measure velocity, it is not really available. You have to buy another application and embark on a separate implementation. Instead of having different licensing, IBM DataPower should be integrated with WebSphere. It will allow us to build the business layer and rules a lot more efficiently, rather than developing rules within the application. It would be good if we can set up the business layer through parametrization rather than development. IBM DataPower has the business rule and the controls, and if it can be integrated, it would be fantastic. It will help the application in working better in terms of security features and business logic. If you're going to use it for open banking, you will be able to monitor velocity on the total pricing."

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"They should have some customized solutions or internal development, then maybe it could be easier to use different solutions or some self-developed solution.""The solution's dashboard needs improvement.""Implementation and integration in the case of multi-tenant environments needs improvement.""Could be more user friendly.""We have some bugs but it's stable. It doesn't break every day. It works. Like other applications, it has a lot of bugs but they're manageable.""The multi-tenancy support needs to be improved. We need to have the ability to manage several different environments from one central point of administration."

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"We pay around $200,000 annually.""The price of this product is higher than that of competitors.""We used to pay about $100,000-$120,000 US or somewhere around there. That was a bit cost-prohibitive for us to continue.""It is very expensive.""The price of IBM WebSphere Application Server could be less expensive and there is an annual license required for this solution."

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Top Answer: It does integrate well with the Tivoli Federated Identity Management system.
Top Answer: We used to pay about $100,000-$120,000 US or somewhere around there. That was a bit cost-prohibitive for us to continue. You need to pay for both software licenses and software support, which was the… more »
Top Answer: I'm not certain if the WebSphere solution was deployed by IBM. There are a lot of complexities in how the solution was actually built and deployed, which means troubleshooting on management for us is… more »
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Overview
IBM WebSphere Application Server provides a range of flexible, secure, Java EE 7 runtime environments available on premises or across any public, private or hybrid cloud.
System Center helps customers realize the benefits of the Microsoft Cloud Platform by delivering unified management. Experience fast time-to-value with out-of-the-box monitoring, provisioning, configuration, automation, protection and self-service.
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Sample Customers
TalkTalk, Property management group, E.SUN Bank, Ohio National Financial Services, Aviarc, Cincom Systems, FJA-US, D+H, Staples, Michigan Municipal League
Kassen_rztliche Vereinigung Nordrhein, Magyar Telekom Nyrt., Adeka, QualCare, Aeriandi, UniCredit Bank d.d., Mostar, Allianz Australia Ltd., Grupo Familia
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Government22%
Financial Services Firm22%
Manufacturing Company22%
Healthcare Company11%
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Computer Software Company27%
Financial Services Firm18%
Comms Service Provider16%
Insurance Company5%
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Non Tech Company29%
Healthcare Company14%
Financial Services Firm14%
Computer Software Company14%
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Computer Software Company36%
Financial Services Firm18%
Comms Service Provider13%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise59%
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Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise50%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM WebSphere Application Server vs. Microsoft System Center and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
534,299 professionals have used our research since 2012.

IBM WebSphere Application Server is ranked 7th in Application Infrastructure with 9 reviews while Microsoft System Center is ranked 11th in Application Infrastructure with 6 reviews. IBM WebSphere Application Server is rated 7.2, while Microsoft System Center is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of IBM WebSphere Application Server writes "Bad documentation, does not scale well, and has a lot of complexities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft System Center writes "Easy to configure and provides Better visibility of our environment ". IBM WebSphere Application Server is most compared with JBoss, Tomcat, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Oracle WebLogic Server and IBM BPM, whereas Microsoft System Center is most compared with Oracle SOA Suite. See our IBM WebSphere Application Server vs. Microsoft System Center report.

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