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The most valuable part of SAS/ACCESS is what it is made for: connecting to remote systems that are not part of your physical SAS environment.

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The tool is very powerful and user-friendly.The most valuable feature is stability.All of the components are very independent but are tied together to give the business value.A product with good API and EDI components.We can arrange data caching and look at the solid state. Also, the API gateway is a very good component that can handle relevant cachings and integrations, as well as and also load permitting.It's obvious that the heart of the product lies here. It's comprised of all aspects of ESB (Enterprise Gateway, Adapter, TN, Java) and BPM (task, rules engine).

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Cons
The pricing model needs to be reconsidered and adjusted.

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I would like to have a dashboard where I can see all of the communication between components and the configuration.Technical support is an area where they can improve.The price should be reduced to make it more affordable.The interface needs some work. It is not very user-friendly.We need more dashboards and reporting engines that can provide detailed information for management. In short, we need better analytics.t doesn't represent OOP very well, just a method and proprietary interface called IData.

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The pricing model is complex and is based on modular packages as well as the size of the applicable environment.

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This is an expensive product and we may replace it with something more reasonably priced.The vendor is flexible with respect to pricing.The pricing and licensing costs for webMethods are very high, which is the only reason that we might switch to another product.It is expensive, but we reached a good agreement with the company. It is still a little bit expensive, but we got a better deal than the previous one.Some of the licensing is "component-ized," which is confusing to new users/customers.

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Top Answer: The most valuable part of SAS/ACCESS is what it is made for: connecting to remote systems that are not part of your physical SAS environment.
Top Answer: The cost for this SAS product depends heavily on the environment. It is a staged pricing model and it varies quite a bit. You have to pay for each type of platform that you want to connect to. So if I… more »
Top Answer: The primary way that this product can be improved is by adjusting their pricing model. Their product is a little expensive. It is sometimes hard for people to justify it. It does give you access to… more »
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Overview
SAS/ACCESS is an out-of-the-box solution for integrating SAS and third-party databases. You can read, write and update data regardless of the database or platform. Because the data appears native to SAS, there is no need to learn Structured Query Language (SQL) or any other database-specific query languages.

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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SAS Access is ranked 17th in Data Integration Tools with 1 review while webMethods Integration Server is ranked 3rd in ESB with 7 reviews. SAS Access is rated 10.0, while webMethods Integration Server is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of SAS Access writes "Connect databases and create access to simplify complex processes with this powerful tool". On the other hand, the top reviewer of webMethods Integration Server writes "Integration Server and Universal messaging create an efficient development phase, enhance agility". SAS Access is most compared with Toad Data Point, Talend Open Studio, Mule Anypoint Platform, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) and Matillion ETL, whereas webMethods Integration Server is most compared with Mule ESB, IBM Integration Bus, Oracle Service Bus, SAP Process Orchestration and IBM WebSphere Message Broker.

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