webMethods Integration Server Reviews

webMethods Integration Server is the #3 ranked solution of our top ESB tools. It's rated 4.0 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to Mule ESB - webMethods Integration Server vs Mule ESB

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Ivan Herlambang
Real User
Integration Engineer at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
Dec 20 2018

What is most valuable?

The Integration Server It's obvious that the heart of the product lies here. It's comprised of all aspects of ESB (Enterprise Gateway, Adapter, TN, Java) and BPM (task… more »

How has it helped my organization?

Time effective by cutting down development time and resource efficient to developer burden, enhance agility and integration between end-to-end applications, platform

What needs improvement?

The Java Service section, which is probably needs more different manners for a new developer. It doesn't represent OOP very well, just a method and proprietary interface… more »

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

I suppose webMethods aim for large-scale enterprises which is why the price is high, but with high output and better outcomes. Some of the licensing is "component-ized,"… more »

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

No, they won the PoC in the beginning. And mentioned as Leader in Gartner

What other advice do I have?

I have to say that all SoftwareAG products are tightly proprietary, which means you can't just download and install for study purposes or to play around with them. You… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, TIBCO (was good enough IMHO) and Oracle Fusion Middleware (it's quite complicated IMHO).
Hassan Hussien
Consultant
Consultant at AXA
May 26 2019

What is most valuable?

There are actually a lot of valuable features. Terracotta is a very good component that enables us to arrange data caching and look at the solid state. Also, the API gateway is a very good component that can handle relevant caching and… more »

What needs improvement?

I think they need to improve the API gateway to be able to replace F5 for example. Also, handling the certificates and their implications with other applications needs some improvement. We need more dashboards and reporting engines that can… more »

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

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.

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

I have an establishment of the IT department and the solution team but we were migrating from an old architecture and old application integration. It wasn't a platform, but rather a mix of solutions including webMethods but an older… more »

What other advice do I have?

My advice is to put more focus on implementation rather than on the platform itself. This is more important than the platform because finding someone that knows how to fit the components is more important than having very good components… more »
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Ameer Alhadidi
Real User
Senior Integration Developer at ROP
Jul 31 2020

What is most valuable?

The designer is very helpful in developing services. Interacting with and developing services is very fast. As long as the requirements are clear, developing service will take no longer than one or two working days. The tool is very… more »

What needs improvement?

We would like to have a gateway server included, where we can control the number of requests. There is an interface in webMethods for building a portal, but we are not using it because the price of the license is too high. I would like to… more »

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

This is an expensive product and we may replace it with something more reasonably priced.

What other advice do I have?

My advice to anybody who is considering this product is that it is a very powerful tool that will empower the development of services. If there is a proper plan then it can be achieved within a short period of time. After a service has been… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We are considering switching to WSO2 Enterprise Integrator because the pricing is better.
Real User
Regional Integrated Platforms Tech Lead at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Jul 14 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is stability.

What needs improvement?

We have been experiencing problems with using Terracotta for clustering, which is something that they should improve. Technical support is an area where they can improve.

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

The vendor is flexible with respect to pricing.

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

We still using IBM MQ today, although these are legacy integrations. I have just recently started learning about MuleSoft, personally. From my research, I find that MuleSoft is better in terms of their cloud strategy.

What other advice do I have?

I have found that the home-grown products from this vendor always do pretty well, but when they acquire new products from third-parties, there has been some disappointment. Overall, this is a pretty good product. In fact, my only real… more »
Real User
Middleware Technical Specialist at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jul 03 2020

What is most valuable?

The best part of webMethods is the out-of-box features that it provides to users, which ultimately saves on effort put into development. All of the components are very independent but are tied together to give the business value. The EDI is… more »

What needs improvement?

We have been having some non-technical, functional issues, which is why we're exploring other products. The price should be reduced to make it more affordable.

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

The pricing and licensing costs for webMethods are very high, which is the only reason that we might switch to another product.

What other advice do I have?

Overall, it's a great product. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

As we use webmethods, we continue to look for and research other products that are in the market. We have not decided if we are moving away from it yet, and there is no specific timeframe for making that decision, but we will continue to… more »
Real User
IT Project Manager at a maritime company with 10,001+ employees
Jun 12 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable components of the solution are API management and EDI.

How has it helped my organization?

It has enabled us to integrate some systems which needed a form of translation.

What needs improvement?

The Flow language mapping tool could be a little easier to use. The interface needs improvement.

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

We used a different solution and we switched because it was a product that was being phased out.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this product as an 8 or a 9 out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We considered other solutions along with webMethods Integration Server, including BizTalk and Tibco. There were other solutions but they were outside our planned budget.
Siva Subrahmanyam Chavali
Real User
Lead Developer - webMethods, Oracle SOA Suite at American Electric Power
Feb 11 2019

What do you think of webMethods Integration Server?

What is our primary use case?

Traditional ESB solutions using multiple adapters API development and management.

How has it helped my organization?

The time to market is relatively less. It's simple to learn for Java users. Its administration is easier. Extensive toolset: out-of-the-box libraries support. DevOps could be better.

What is most valuable?

API development Traditional ESB development B2B development.

What needs improvement?

DevOps support Java services debugging.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What is webMethods Integration Server?

The award-winning webMethods Integration Server, our Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), is a complete enterprise application integration solution. It's standards-based so it "speaks" any technology. You can integrate any technology from any vendor: ERP systems, databases, mainframes and legacy apps. SaaS platforms, Web services, JMS messaging systems and packaged apps.

webMethods Integration Server customers

Fujitsu, Coca Cola, ING, Credit Suisse, Electrolux, GTA, CosmosDirekt

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