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Gives you the ability to design the screens outside the software and connect them as a component with the BPM engine
The main factor that separates Red Hat software from Oracle, IBM, Pegasystems, is the ability that it gives you to design the screens outside the software and connect it as another component with the BPM engine.
We have a reusable code that we can replicate for any new interfaces.
The main assets are its flow language, debugging, and Broker. Flow language is far better and more flexible for debugging.
The MFT component of webMethods, for example, is easy to set up and convenient to use. It handles files very efficiently and it is easy to automate tasks with complex schedules. Monitoring is centralized to MWS which can be used to monitor other products as well (Trading Networks, BPM, MFT, etc.)
Application integration, business process integration, and B2B partner integration are valuable. But among these, I feel B2B partner integration is the most valuable. This module integrates two business partners and exchanges data through electronic data interchange messages in the form of specific standards, without any manual process needed.
I feel comfortable using this product with its ease of building interfaces for developers. This is a better integration tool for integrating with various applications like Oracle, Salesforce, mainframes, etc. It works fine in the integration of legacy software as well.
Given that you have one integration API in place, it takes very minimal effort to scale it to any other application that might want to use the same. Its flow-based development environment is a breeze and makes it really easy to re-use most of the existing components and build up a new API.
It’s fairly easy to view, move, and mange access across different components. Different component types are categorized and can be viewed in a web based administration console.
I would say the core Web-based integrations work the best. They are the most efficient and robust implementations one can do with webMethods.
I think the documentation for the tool, the official documentation, is not as strong as in other tools. You have lot of community. That is good. But sometimes you need - when you are working on a big client or a critical process - to be certain about certain things. So I think that the documentation for the tool, from the company, could be a little stronger.
We got the product via a reseller, and the support from the reseller has been less than desirable.
Documentation needs tuning. There is a lot of dependency with SoftwareAG. Even with the documentation at hand, you can struggle to implement scenarios without SAG’s help. By contrast, IBM’s documentation is self-explanatory, in my opinion.
When migration happens from the one release to an upgraded release from Software AG, many of the existing services are deprecated and developers have to put in effort testing and redeveloping some of the services. It would be better that upgrade releases took care to support the lower-level versions of webMethods.
The stability of the various modules of the product suite have been a bit of a concern lately. Though their support team is always easy to reach out to, I would prefer it not come to that.
The product needs to be improved in a few ways. First, they need to stabilize the components of the whole platform across versions. Also, they should stop replacing old components with brand new ones and, rather, improve by evolution.
Large file handling is pretty hard comparatively to other middleware tools.
Business monitoring (BAM) needs improvement because the analytics and prediction module very often has performance problems.
This product has too many gaps. You find them after update installations. This should be covered by automatic testing.
Pricing and Cost Advice
Without any discount, you need tools that cost roughly between $80,000 to $100,000. That is less than with IBM. And on top of that you need the consulting. That will be another $200,000. So a quarter to a third of a million dollars is needed to use get started with BPM. So I usually recommend to my clients that they begin with a little project, with the community version. That way they don't spend $200,000 or $300,000, they spend $150,000 and zero on software.
Pricing has to be negotiated with the local Software AG representative. SAG can always prepare an appropriate pricing model for every client.
Always plan five years ahead and don’t jeopardize the quality of your project by dropping items from the bill of materials.
Some of the licensing is "component-ized," which is confusing to new users/customers.
It is worth the cost.
Initialy good pricing and good, if it comes to Enterprise license agreements.
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|Also Known As||Polymita Business Suite|
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|Overview||Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite combines business process management (BPM), business rules management (BRM), business resource planning, and complex event processing (CEP) technologies into a single, integrated, open source platform. JBoss BPM Suite lets project stakeholders collaborate to build business automation solutions with a choice of modeling tools. This includes a web-based authoring environment for business experts and an Eclipse plug-in for developers. A rich set of tools for process and decision management covers the full process life cycle - from modeling, simulation, and testing to deployment, monitoring, and optimization. Process and decision logic can be modeled and automated together, without the need to learn multiple tools or develop custom integrations between disparate environments.|
The award-winning webMethods Integration Server, our Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), is a complete enterprise application integration solution. It's standards-based so it "speaks" any technology. You can integrate any technology from any vendor: ERP systems, databases, mainframes and legacy apps. SaaS platforms, Web services, JMS messaging systems and packaged apps.
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|Sample Customers||Bayer, Grupo Televisa, RCBC, Peavey||Fujitsu, Coca Cola, ING, Credit Suisse, Electrolux, GTA, CosmosDirekt|
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