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"It is a pricey product, although not extremely overpriced compared to competitors in the market.""This solution is a bit more expensive than competitors.""It was very high at that time. We are a Broadcom CA partner, and we got it only for testing purposes. We didn't pay anything for it.""There are some costs for maintenance that we are charged, but that seems fair because we get the support.""If you do a TCO of more than five years, then you will see a big jump in costs for some vendors.""Keep in mind the non-product licensing, e.g., if you opt not to use the embedded SQL.""At the time we bought the product it was a perpetual users license and there has been no need for additional licensing fees."

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Also Known As
CA API Management, CA Live API Creator, Espresso Logic, CA API Gateway
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Overview

To compete successfully and thrive today, enterprises across every industry need to transform. This process is not just about incremental improvement, but about evolving core businesses to meet the demands of today’s connected world.

CA API Management accelerates this digital transformation by providing the capabilities you need to bring systems together, secure these integrations, deliver better customer experiences faster and capitalize on new opportunities.

Read more at http://www.ca.com/api

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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Alaska Airlines, The Advisory Board Company, Amerigroup, IceMobile, R+V Versicherung, U.S. Army - plus hundreds of other customers in the banking, energy, finance, healthcare, government, manufacturing, transportation and retail sectors.
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Financial Services Firm28%
Insurance Company9%
Retailer7%
Comms Service Provider7%
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Computer Software Company32%
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Financial Services Firm11%
Insurance Company8%
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Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise73%
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Large Enterprise81%
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Layer7 API Management is ranked 8th in API Management with 8 reviews while Software AG Natural API Management is ranked 31st in API Management. Layer7 API Management is rated 8.4, while Software AG Natural API Management is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Layer7 API Management writes "Serves to standardise routing messaging services into a single API view with multiple channels". On the other hand, Layer7 API Management is most compared with Apigee, Amazon API Gateway, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Microsoft Azure API Management and Kong Enterprise, whereas Software AG Natural API Management is most compared with Apigee and IBM API Connect.

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