webMethods Integration Server Pricing and License Cost

Reviewer982364
IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Currently, the licensing solution for this product is pretty straightforward. The way that Software AG has moved in their licensing agreements is very understandable. It is very easy for you to see where things land. Like most vendors today, they are transaction based. Therefore, just having a good understanding of how many transactions that you are doing a year would be very wise. Luckily, there are opportunities to work with the vendor to get a good understanding of how many transactions you have and what is the right limit for you to fall under. With any solution like this, on day one you have a project that you're trying to work on, but just understand where you are trying to go with the solution. Some plugins are cheaper than others, and others are more expensive than others. Just make sure that you understand the full scope of what you might end up using the product for, so you can understand the all-in costs. The tool works extremely well. Software AG offers packaged solutions for many packaged apps. Oracle SQL Server or Salesforce are add-ons that you can purchase and install easily for plug and play with packaged solutions. When you start moving into custom applications, there are no packaged solutions. The good news is that typically custom apps are built in some type of known technology, and that technology can easily be integrated into webMethods Integration Servers. Business-to-business communications is an add-on that needs to be purchased. While super important to my organization, it is an add-on outside of the standard webMethods Integration Server. I would strongly recommend the business-to-business add-ons, especially if you're looking to use webMethods Integration Server in that capacity. It just makes the development cycles a lot shorter as well as making it much easier to manage your business profiles. View full review »
A. Smart
Enterprise Architect at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's a good deal for the money that we pay. View full review »
Hassan Hussien
Consultant at AXA
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. View full review »
Find out what your peers are saying about Software AG, MuleSoft, IBM and others in ESB. Updated: January 2021.
455,164 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Ameer Alhadidi
Senior Integration Developer at ROP
This is an expensive product and we may replace it with something more reasonably priced. View full review »
reviewer1008537
Regional Integrated Platforms Tech Lead at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
The vendor is flexible with respect to pricing. View full review »
reviewer1375203
Middleware Technical Specialist at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The pricing and licensing costs for webMethods are very high, which is the only reason that we might switch to another product. View full review »
Find out what your peers are saying about Software AG, MuleSoft, IBM and others in ESB. Updated: January 2021.
455,164 professionals have used our research since 2012.