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Evan Meyer
Real User
Application Manager - EDI at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 29 2019

What is most valuable?

The one thing about SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite (BIS) that we really liked is that it's what I would call "platform independent." Most of our systems back in 2012 were on an AS/400 or iSeries… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have different application development groups within IT. My area is primarily EDI and integrations, but in some of the other areas, like HR or payroll or shipping, there's a great need to transfer… more»

What needs improvement?

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… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

All the new adapters are individually priced, which is good. You don't buy the whole system and then, if you don't use it it just sits there. You only buy the stuff you want, which is good. There are… more»

What other advice do I have?

If you are looking to implement SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite (BIS), talk to other companies that are already using it, some that are in the same industry. That would help you feel more… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We wanted to be platform-independent from our iSeries and AS/400, and we wanted a more modern product for our EDI integrations. We looked at SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite (BIS) vs IBM Sterling… more»
Naresh Shetty
Real User
Integration Specialist at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 10 2019

What is most valuable?

It's been a good tool so far. It's helped us do things which we were not able to do. Most applications nowadays are third-party applications which require data in… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It helps in communications. It's the only gateway between our client systems and any internally-hosted or cloud-hosted systems. SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite (BIS)… more»

What needs improvement?

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… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The cost-based model is slightly different now in SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite (BIS). They changed the licensing, based on adapters and other things. In the old… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We were using IBM Mercator which they now call WebSphere. The move to SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite (BIS) started because at that time the company wanted to check… more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice would depend on the purpose you're considering SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite (BIS) for. If you are going to use it like we are using it, I would say it is… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

They went through the selection process to see what interfacing applications were available in the market.
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Maman89321
Real User
Materials Management Team Lead at a university with 10,001+ employees
Dec 18 2018

What is most valuable?

Number one, the ease of integration of the SEEBURGER product into SAP was pretty seamless. There wasn't any trouble, there weren't any complexities. SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite (BIS) also… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Coming into the SAP implementation here, coming over from our legacy EDI product, at that time we had 12 EDI vendors. It took us 12 years to get those 12 vendors, due to the limitations of our legacy… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing is cheap. In fact, when I saw the pricing, I thought, "Really? What's the catch?" But the functionality that we get out of it, for the price we pay, is great value.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We had a legacy system called Enterprise Solutions, and it was a healthcare-specific procurement and inventory system that was born in the late 1980s. When we decided to go to SAP in the early 2000s… more»

What other advice do I have?

The first thing I would say to anyone looking at a solution is to make sure you understand your requirements. That's where you have to start with any product solution. Then, make sure you buy what you… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We had IBM come in and do presentations. We had Sterling Commerce come in and do presentations. And we had a conversation with SEEBURGER. IBM came in here, they sent 15 guys and tried to sell us a… more»
Real User
EDI Competency Manager North America at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Dec 31 2019

What is most valuable?

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… more»

How has it helped my organization?

When we first started, we had different systems and application, six or seven of them, globally. Using SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite (BIS), we have reduced the… more»

What needs improvement?

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… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We pay maintenance of between $75,000 and $100,000 per year. The costs are based on your original purchase solution.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We had a couple of previous solutions. One was Cleo LexiCom. We also had something called EDI Gateway and that's what we were using mainly, prior to this one. SEEBURGER is… more»

What other advice do I have?

Have a good understanding of what your business is. Understand what protocols you need to support. Know what your volume of transactions is and what the latency is of… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

As far as I can remember, the company looked at IBM Sterling and at outsourcing.
Michael Osiecki
Real User
Partner For Experience & E-Business at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Jan 20 2019

What is most valuable?

Among the most valuable features are the EDI translator and a lot of the components which enable creating compliance sets. Having something standard, out-of-the-box, and being able to use that has… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The benefit of using SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite (BIS), one that we like to tout right now, is the interaction of the solution's front end with the CMA module that we purchased from them… more»

What needs improvement?

They made improvements to the email error alerts that go out, for the EDI technical. Those typically go straight out to the partners. Those messages are significantly clearer and easy to read. The… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We had an older version of webMethods, which was not an EDI translator. Comparing SEEBURGER BIS vs webMethods, the latter was just a communications broker. We knew we needed to switch for a long time… more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice would be to make sure you have a good, strong change-management group which can assist and help along the way. If you're not coming from something like we did, it can be a struggle getting… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

There was a big list, including the IBM solution. There were six other platforms but it was three-and-a-half years ago. Both our US and Canadian operations evaluated the same companies then, and… more»
Reviewer98345
Real User
IT Solutions Business Analyst Team Lead of Sales and Distribution at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Oct 08 2019

What is most valuable?

It does what it says it does, for us. We normally don't have many problems, so it's the reliability. And the message tracking is quite good, where we can go in and see if… more»

How has it helped my organization?

There wasn't really an improvement moving to the SEEBURGER cloud solution in the sense that the project was to replace what we had, as is. It's pretty much the same… more»

What needs improvement?

We haven't really found that the solution's unified code base helps with problem resolution. Because it's a code-based system, we don't have much access to the logs or… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We pay per message we use. We spend about £19,000 a year with them. If we go over our band we obviously pay extra.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

It was ten years ago, but we were using a solution called Sterling Commerce. We switched because of cost. When we made the decision to go with SEEBURGER, our key selection… more»

What other advice do I have?

The biggest lesson we've learned throughout our time using it is not only a lesson with SEEBURGER but with all remote vendors, because everything was done remotely. That… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We didn't evaluate other solutions at that time. SEEBURGER came recommended and we went with them. SAP put us in touch with them.
AndrewHill
Real User
Integration Team Lead at Wincanton
Oct 08 2019

What is most valuable?

Its flexibility is the most valuable feature. We can hook up using any protocol that's out there, to anybody. We've got a good in-house team that can work out with all the parts of it, including… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We now have everything on a single system, which is nice. We got rid of a lot of the legacy, although we now have a legacy SEEBURGER system. The solution's capabilities in fulfilling our existing B2B… more»

What needs improvement?

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. It's quite a nice modular system. It fits together quite well. The… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

On an annual basis, our support costs, which are based on the licensing, are about £120,000. As you increase the size of your system, the per-CPU usage goes up. You're licensed for CPU and any modules… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We were previously using Marketo as the transformation tool, but it was very old at the time and needed replacing.

What other advice do I have?

The fact is that we use it for everything. It's pretty good really. My advice would be: Don't hand the initial development over to SEEBURGER itself. When we first put the product in, the SEEBURGER… more»
Real User
Business Analyst Manager at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
Nov 18 2019

What is most valuable?

In terms of onboarding our new customers to create an EDI relationship, SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite (BIS) is generally very good. It just works. We get a monthly report from them so we can see how it's all operating. I keep an eye… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It routes electronic messaging from other companies. The benefit of that is that there's no human intervention, so there is less opportunity for errors. That's in contrast to receiving something by fax and entering it. Here, it's going… more»

What needs improvement?

There might be some improvements they could make to the portal, but they're not anything that stops me from working.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There is a standard agreement for the messaging every month. But if we make a change request — a change to a mapping or something like that — then there is a fixed price per hour. We get the quotes for those types of things from the service… more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice would be to do it. But do not underestimate the time it will take to implement it. Just because SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite (BIS) may have a map with a customer, it's not a, "Yep, switch it on," and it will automatically… more»
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What is SEEBURGER BIS?

The SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite (BIS) is a central platform for all integration activities. It enables you to respond easily, rapidly and innovatively to your digital transformation challenges:

  • B2B integration: Network and integrate your company with any or all of your business partners.

  • API integration and API management: Establish a framework for networking all of your systems across companies in real-time.

  • Managed File Transfer (MFT) integration: Use secure and simple mechanisms for standardized intra- and cross-company data exchange processes and data integration.

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Seeburger Business Integration Suite
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