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Anonymous User
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Infrastructure Engineer at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 30 2017

What is most valuable?

One of the most valuable features in IBM Sterling B2B Integrator would be the ease of self-service. We previously had a competitor for our file transfer and IBM Sterling B2B... more»

What needs improvement?

The breadth of APIs is something that I would like to see improved. At a recent IBM conference, I was going to a hands-on lab about the APIs and the Sterling solution, and I would... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We knew we needed to invest in this solution because our previous legacy platform was fully customized. We were out of date on the server, on the version of the product, and... more»

What other advice do I have?

We actually have several meetings with other colleagues at other companies who want to implement this solution and we tell them some of our pain points, some of our success stories... more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Integration Architect at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 29 2017

What is most valuable?

Both data transmission and data transformation are the two very, very critical features of this application. We use a Sterling B2B Integrator... more»

How has it helped my organization?

When it comes to data transformation, it's very flexible. It allows us to convert from any format to any format, such as from CSV to XML, or... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like more visibility, because IBM has partnered with other companies that sell frameworks. So I thought if IBM can invest more on... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We have been acquired by another company, so we already have quite a few technologies that we use for the same thing. Even for EDI, we have... more»

What other advice do I have?

It's a case-by-case basis, so advice depends on what your needs are and what you're looking for. But if you're looking for something like data... more»
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Manish Vijayvergiya
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Dev Manager at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Jun 19 2017

What is most valuable?

It is easy of use and it's easy to maintain. It's also faster to on-board partners.

How has it helped my organization?

It has ended invisibility, which is not there any more. That's a big implement for any solution.

What needs improvement?

There are a couple of issues which could be improved. One is the outcome of the ITXA integration on installation. We need better visibility... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We were already an IBM shop but not to the newest technologies. So we ran into the situation where our systems were not as scalable. We didn't... more»

What other advice do I have?

Whatever industry or company, it doesn't matter. Depending on their need, Sterling Integrator is still a big framework for anyone who is looking... more»
Ashoka Jain
Real User
Integration Architect at Delphi
Apr 02 2017

What is most valuable?

We're using this product for managed file transfer. This gives you the ability to isolate a source system and a target system. You stick a... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It is now our core managed file transfer platform.

What needs improvement?

Better integration with other IBM products is definitely the main piece with room for improvement.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We were using a simple FTP server that was sitting in the DMZ. We really needed a fully functioning platform and managed file transfer. This... more»

What other advice do I have?

If you are looking at the solution as a managed file transfer tool, it does the job. There are probably similar products out there, just from an... more»
Ozgur Coskuner
Real User
Network Manager at Garanti Bank
May 18 2017

What is most valuable?

The business processes are the most valuable features. We were using FTP before. We are migrating to Sterling MFT. We are doing some... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Sterling B2B Integrator is a managed file transfer program. Beforehand, we were using FTP and each FTP server was standalone, not controlled by... more»

What needs improvement?

It doesn't support the Turkish language now. They said they will support Turkish in the new release, so we are waiting. It's a problem now... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

As I've mentioned, the reason why we chose Sterling B2B Integrator instead of others was that it has an end-to-end solution. It has mainframe... more»

What other advice do I have?

I recommend it.
Anonymous User
Real User
CEO at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 19 2017

What is most valuable?

The key features that you would expect from the solution are: * The communications and the protocols: The communication is very critical for any B2B product, especially for EDI... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The benefits are in terms of the two most critical sides of the business: the buy side and the sell side. This has become the de facto standard. It helps in the supply chain... more»

What needs improvement?

There have been a couple of issues that we have raised in terms of scalability and high availability. IBM has responded back with the next-generation product and new features like... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

The previous solutions had challenges. A lot of the customers came to us saying they wanted a new standard and what they had was failing. They said, "We need a better platform and... more»
Bryan Scott
Real User
Senior Account Executive at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Apr 18 2017

What is most valuable?

One of the most valuable aspects of this solution is that it's a "consolidated" suite of communication protocols, offerings, data transformation... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It allows us to scale quicker to what a customer needs. A lot of your available time is reduced because it's efficient.

What needs improvement?

It's a very good solution, but there's also room for improvement to make it easier and a little more user friendly. It's still more of a toolbox... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We upgraded because of limited capabilities in an earlier solution which didn't keep up with the set of standards, such as the newer versions of... more»

What other advice do I have?

Try to reach out in the network of users via LinkedIn, or at an IBM conference. Get the feedback from other clients that use the solution and... more»
Jag Sagi
Real User
Solutions Architect
Apr 20 2017

What is most valuable?

It has a very powerful dashboard interface and as well has very powerful business orchestration built into the tool. It's one, central... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The real benefits are the out-of-the-box capabilities of IBM's healthcare package with an option to customize the maps. The out-of-the-box... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like if they would expose some of the traffic patterns and status state information in the control center; also, to send state... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We did not have a previous solution. This is a brand new solution we put together.

What other advice do I have?

If they are looking for a B2Bi solution, and I'm assuming that solution also will leverage some of the cognitive strengths of Watson, it's an... more»
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What is IBM B2B Integrator?

IBM B2B Integrator helps you securely integrate complex B2B processes with your partner communities. It provides a single, flexible B2B gateway that enables your organization to meet a wide range of B2B integration needs. The solution can improve business processes beyond enterprise boundaries and increase visibility into and across supply and demand chains.

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IBM Sterling B2B Integrator, Sterling Gentran Integration Suite
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