SEEBURGER BIS Scalability

Evan Meyer
Application Manager - EDI at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We've had to increase the core processing units in our SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite (BIS) central instance, maybe twice, and the same with memory and disk storage. We've been able to wait until the need has come and not use up all that extra processing and memory that we didn't need. There was documentation on how to do it and when to do it but we still used consulting services to have them direct us. We said, "Here's what we're going to do. Is this correct?" and they were able to lead us through anything we needed to do to scale up and pick up more transactions or more disk space. So, scalability is pretty good. Right now we're only running a central instance of SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite (BIS). They allow you to split it up into individual instances. If we wanted to separate the US from Europe we could do that, and allocate different resources to each. That's another area where they're scalable. It's been pretty good for us so far. View full review »
Nigel Mills
Team Lead at a transportation company with 201-500 employees
Scalability was the whole reason we went with SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite (BIS). Our hope is to add 20 to 40 trading partners a year. Because we've done the groundwork, we've done our initial messages, we don't need to do anything more from an integration point of view. Now it's SEEBURGER's job to connect their platform to our trading partners' platforms. That was the whole selling point. Our entire organization is the intended beneficiary of our SEEBURGER deployment. At the moment, we've only actually got it linked into our Germany and U.K. offices, but we're expanding use in the coming months into our Italy office, for suppliers, customers, and e-invoicing. View full review »
Naresh Shetty
Integration Specialist at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
The scalability depends on the price - which suite you're getting. At the moment, the version we are on, which is 6.52, is quite scalable because it has one adapter engine. Their architecture includes an admin server and an adapter server so you can just add more servers by adding licenses to it. If we want to scale up, we just a few more adapter engines into it; it's just adding a virtual server and more functions to it. It's not a big issue. Its scalability is very good at the moment. The software installation is not a big issue. So once you install it, you can just attach it to the existing architecture. We have a lot of end-users sending files: FTP, SFTP, web services, or HTTP; and there are other services like AS2. We have about 75 to 80 customers and they interact with us with a file or data transfer. It is our preferred tool at the moment. It's part of our strategy. I don't know about the future, but currently it is the only tool that we are using for interfacing with our various systems. We are still hoping to host most of the system. Most systems are migrating to the cloud, so we don't know yet. There it would an application-to-application connection, so maybe the SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite (BIS) role might be reduced, but currently it's used a lot. View full review »
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Maman89321
Materials Management Team Lead at a university with 10,001+ employees
We've been able to flex it where we needed to, to accommodate other silo systems, outside of our core component applications. It's about to be tested again when we get into this new P2P solution we're looking at. I've still got SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite (BIS) on the table as part of that solution, so I would say that it's very scalable. View full review »
reviewer647442
EDI Competency Manager North America at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
The scalability is really good. That's one of the biggest features. Depending on the size of your company, how much data you have or frequency, their solution can manage it. You can grow vertically or you can grow horizontally. It really depends on the business. They have the capabilities to grow and expand and handle all that architecture. In North America, our company has smaller needs for scalability compared to what we've seen other companies do, although it is bigger than our European side. We do have certain things that Europe doesn't have, different components or boxes in front of the SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite (BIS) server, such as proxy servers. Security is different in North America. We have a second node that handles more of the high-volume transactions, but we really haven't fully utilized it yet. We're just getting it up and running now. We have two production SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite (BIS) applications, one for Europe and one for North America. Behind them, there are quality environments. Behind them we have another instance for their compliance checker, which is another tool. We also have a development box and a sandbox for initial patches and upgrades. View full review »
Michael Osiecki
Partner For Experience & E-Business at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
We have no problems with its scalability. We did a performance test where we did about eight times our volume through it in a single hour, for an entire heavy week, and it handled it. We've had no issues with it. Everything we've added to it - multiple documents inside the implementation, different components to it - we've had no issues. It's handled it all. View full review »
Reviewer98345
IT Solutions Business Analyst Team Lead of Sales and Distribution at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
We did add in some extra processes and our volume increase doesn't seem to have caused a problem. We don't have plans to use any of their additional services, like API management or MST invoicing or IoT at the moment because we've now invested in Microsoft Azure, where logic apps give us an integration tool. View full review »
AndrewHill
Integration Team Lead at Wincanton
We have no issues with scalability at the moment. The old version was really creaking at the seams when we eventually migrated everything, or most things, off it of it. That was a bit touch and go for a couple of months. The new one has not got any issues at all. The usage is increasing all the time. It is the integration tool within this company. It's a central part of all the internal processes that we have. It's the glue that holds the company together as such, in a lot of cases. It is being invested in quite heavily. View full review »
Reviewer1508
Business Analyst Manager at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
At the moment, it's doing what we want it to do. Going forward, once we start looking at our future, we might think about other things you might want to do with it. But at the moment it's serving our purposes. We have hundreds of customers but we don't have EDI with hundreds of customers because those customers need to have the ability to do EDI too. EDI is a very good efficiency tool and there are always plans to increase its usage, but there's a cost involved with that. The cost isn't just the cost with SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite (BIS). There would potentially be changes to our ERP system. Each customer has its own requirements as well, so each onboarding of a customer is not a "vanilla" process or the same as it was with the previous customer. View full review »
VpDigita4708
VP Digital Services at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Scalability-wise, I think there is still some scope but, overall, it's pretty scalable. View full review »
Enterpri7cde
Enterprise & Tech Ops Hosting Svcs at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
I don't think the scalability of the solution is that great because they have tied the solution to their named nodes and it does not allow scalability like some of the cloud products. View full review »
Lori Knox
Business Analyst at a tech company with 51-200 employees
It's far bigger than we would ever need. Our company would never have an issue with their scalability. It goes far and beyond what we need. View full review »
Richard Lehane
Head of IT at a pharma/biotech company with 201-500 employees
We haven't encountered any scalability issues. Whenever we've added more components in or increased the volume of transactions, we have not had any issues. There are about 30 organizations to whom we are connected via the SEEBURGER infrastructure. We use it everyday, which will probably only increase. We don't have any concrete plans because this is dependent on our third-party customers, as well, and whether they have the infrastructures to support this type of development work. If they don't, then we won't. If they do, then we would. It also depends on return on investment. Some customers are more important than others. View full review »
Corporatc173
Corporate Director of IT at Flexfab
In terms of scalability, that's why we're going to the cloud, so we have global scale. In and of itself, I could do many more hundreds of customers through the on-prem solution, but that's not where my company's growth is. We want to use this same solution in Asia and not have something different feeding the factories there, so that's why we are moving to the cloud offering. View full review »
EdiTeamLe477
SAP Global EDI Lead at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
The scalability is world-class. We are pretty high-end and have a good deal of throughput second. We have a lean team using the platform, as we have under six using it now. We do have a European presence as well, which is currently under discussion. We are probably molding to a single global team at this point. View full review »
ITDirect2a8a
IT Director, Business Applications Technical Services and Integration at Aryzta
It is scalable. It is not a system where there are a lot of users using it. However, we have a lot of customers, vendors, and warehouse locations receiving benefits from it. We have a few people from our support team who use the system, developers configuring it, etc., and it is used company-wide. View full review »
Giridhar Duvvuru
Director at Mylan Inc.
From what I understand, scalability is much easier. However, we haven't increased our volumes or interfaces. We are still only using 20 to 30 percent. We are far away from any increase or decrease of the system sizes. Our users are mostly the technical team. We have five to seven people using the system. It is the technical team only, not the end-users, and most of them are IT engineers. We have more than 300 interfaces in this platform. View full review »
SystemsA66a3
Systems Architect EDI/B2B at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
It is highly scalable. View full review »
Director9054
Director, Application Development at a retailer with 501-1,000 employees
SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite (BIS) is highly scalable. Since moving to Active-Active we have not had to change our environment. View full review »
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