SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite Pros and Cons

SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite Pros

Evan Meyer
Application Manager - EDI at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
One of the things that SEEBURGER always touts is their ability to do "any to any" formatting... it doesn't matter if you want to take a CSV file or an XML file or a flat file or a PDF file or a structure EDI file; you can transform it from one format to another - any to any or even to the same format - which is a really nice feature.
It is a JavaScript or a Java-based system within their mapping tool. You can actually write a lot of code in there. We can perform a lot of the translations even within our mapping, whereas we used to have to do custom programming on our back-end systems to fully integrate.
In our landscape, we have a lot of AS/400s or iSeries and SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite (BIS) has a file service listener that allows data to seamlessly be transferred between the SEEBURGER solution and the AS/400.
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Jay Thakkar
Senior Integration Analyst at Ingram Micro Inc.
The entire framework is something that is very easy to use, easy to set up, and extremely straightforward. Once you develop a process and once you get it deployed within the process engine, with the latest 6.52 features, the processing engine is actually smart enough to make a decision as to which process engine has less load, and it can exchange messages with that process engine.
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Nigel Mills
Team Lead at a transportation company with 201-500 employees
If SEEBURGER plans to do something, they will meet their target. We haven't been disappointed by them at all. For example, we had six trading partners to onboard and they said, "We'll make it happen," and they did make it happen. They did exactly what they said they would do. That's a really positive thing.
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Naresh Shetty
Integration Specialist at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite (BIS) has been good at communicating between two applications, changing formats and using the required protocols... We can have one site communicating in an old FTP or SFTP style, or via file transfer. And with other applications, we could have API or a web service call or some other protocol used to send information.
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reviewer647442
EDI Competency Manager North America at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
I like that the tool has all the adapters — all the possible protocols that are in the industry. You pay for those adapters but at least it's all in one package. You don't have to get another tool or application to support another partner.
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Reviewer98345
Analyst at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
It's the reliability. And the message tracking is quite good, where we can go in and see if we have an issue.
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AndrewHill
Integration Team Lead at Wincanton
The solution's capabilities in fulfilling our existing B2B integration requirements are brilliant. Among our multiple customers we connect to SAP systems, JDE, all the various ERPs that you can possibly get, Oracle procurement systems, etc. We haven't come across anything yet — and customers are trying to trip us up — that we can't do.
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Reviewer1508
Business Analyst Manager at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
When orders come in they go into our ERP system directly, so there is integration there.
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reviewer1392348
EDI Manager at a transportation company with 5,001-10,000 employees
It has enabled digital business processes. It's the connection between our ERP system and the rest of the company. We were able to automate processing invoices digitally like an inbound invoice and FastPay payments.
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Hovik Abrahamyan
IT Director, Business Applications Technical Services and Integration at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
We use Message Tracking, which is a very good feature. Message Tracking has about 300 to 400 business people who can find documents and ask the integration team about them. For example, they looking for a document that the vendor or trading partner tells them that they sent, but they don't see it in the ERP system yet. So, they go to SEEBURGER Message Tracking, which can tell them if we received it already from the outside and what happened, e.g., if it went to SEEBURGER BIS or if it's already in the ERP system. It's a very simple tool to use. They also can use that tool to see the source document.
SEEBURGER BIS can reconcile documentation, like our accounts payable and statements within the system. If you are manually doing it, then it is really time consuming with a lot of errors. Whereas, SEEBURGER BIS allows for a lot of basic level programming within the documentation, filtering, and sorting out VLOOKUP. It lets us get two database tables from two different systems, then merge them based on the logic that we provide. So, it is a very helpful product.
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SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite Cons

Evan Meyer
Application Manager - EDI at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The BIS Front End needs a little bit of refreshing, especially when it comes to setting up new trading partners and trading partner agreements or transactions. It can be a bit clumsy to copy and rename and then go in and modify.
On the server side, there are a lot of administration and configuration files that you need to go in and do maintenance on. You have to find them in a certain folder so it's very error-prone and it can be a little time consuming unless it's documented. They could pull some of those individual configuration files into the product itself where there's a better user interface for that.
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Jay Thakkar
Senior Integration Analyst at Ingram Micro Inc.
In the BIS, if I want to have some API functionalities, that is a separate tool. The integration between the API tool and the BIS is not that straightforward. If they were to combine these tools and give us one suite, that would be helpful. Today I have a lot of partners onboard. I have something like 50,000 partners doing API transactions. If I want to introduce a new tool for API management, I have to do a lot of workarounds. But if it were integrated well within the existing suite, it could be straightforward for me.
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Naresh Shetty
Integration Specialist at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
We wanted to use API. We were told that in 6.52 we could use API management. Later on, we found that API management wasn't that completely integrated into the 6.52 solution, and if you wanted to have the whole API suite you might have to go to 6.7, the latest one.
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reviewer647442
EDI Competency Manager North America at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
It's rather difficult to understand, from the application, what's broken and why it doesn't work. We typically need to get support from them directly, and it's usually in a consulting role, to fix issues.
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Reviewer98345
Analyst at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
We don't have much access to the logs or what's happening. So we have to log a ticket with SEEBURGER. We only get a message that something has failed... we have to open a ticket with SEEBURGER for them to tell us exactly what the issue is... I would like us to be able to be more self-sufficient.
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AndrewHill
Integration Team Lead at Wincanton
There are some aspects at the front, the actual queries that you use, that could be improved. They're all very minor to be honest.
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Reviewer1508
Business Analyst Manager at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
There might be some improvements they could make to the portal, but they're not anything that stops me from working.
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reviewer1392348
EDI Manager at a transportation company with 5,001-10,000 employees
API connectivity needs improvement as well as the GUI. The GUI hasn't changed that much in 10 years, but of course, that's already been updated. I would say I'm excited about the screenshots but that's about it.
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Hovik Abrahamyan
IT Director, Business Applications Technical Services and Integration at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
We are a little locked in with understanding the errors that we receive. We are working with their support to prevent these issues when they come into the database. We use a SQL database and believe they can do better when it comes working with large databases. We have had few instances where the system is hanging, which are most likely from the database. We are working with their support to find out the problem and fix their system. We have tried to use their notification system to prevent these issues, but they need to improve their monitoring system.
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Richard LeBris
Sr. Software Engineer at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
A person whom I work with, and is not very technical, found the setup complex, as there are a lot of steps.
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Learn what your peers think about SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2021.
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