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Ivan Herlambang
Real User
SOA Governance at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 18 2017

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... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Time effective and efficient to development phase, enhance agility and integration between application, platform, etc.

What needs improvement?

Perhaps the Java Service section, which is probably confusing for a new developer. It doesn't represent OOP very well,... 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... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

No, they won the PoC in the beginning.

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... more»
Prashanth Abboju
Consultant
System Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 18 2018

What is most valuable?

All of the following three features provided by webMethods are valuable: * Application integration * Business process integration * B2B partner integration But among these, I feel... more»

How has it helped my organization?

When my organization wanted to migrate the front-end applications from a Genesys framework to .NET for various security reasons, webMethods was used for ESB integration. At the... more»

What needs improvement?

When migration happens from the one release to an upgraded release from Software AG, many of the existing services are deprecated and developers have to put in effort testing and... more»

What other advice do I have??

On a scale of one to 10, I would rate this product an eight. I feel comfortable using this product with its ease of building interfaces for developers. This is a better integration... more»
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techarch546fsgf
Consultant
Technology Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 25 2017

What is most valuable?

CentraSite for governance and life cycle management. It frankly fills the gap between IT and business by having... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It becomes the only integration platform through which any external/internal data exchange does any web services. Below... more»

What needs improvement?

Rapid application development has to be considered, especially for UI, where user interference is crucial.

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

Always plan five years ahead and don’t jeopardize the quality of your project by dropping items from the bill of... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

Yes, Adobe LiveCycle ES4. Adobe LiveCycle is superior when it comes to UI and process development, whereas, the... more»

What other advice do I have??

* Requirements for API life cycle model should be gathered carefully. * Consider SOA governance and don’t impose lots... more»
Senthil Vasan
Vendor
Associate Vice President at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 18 2017

What is most valuable?

Ease of implementation and flexibility to hold the business logic are the most valuable features.

How has it helped my organization?

We have used webMethods because of its ubiquitous nature to talk to various technology platforms. Also, the solution had a finite life,... more»

What needs improvement?

Mostly, an improvement is needed in the product's documentation. The documentation deficiencies were in the following areas; since it has been a... more»

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

It was an Enterprise license and I am not sure of the current status.

What other advice do I have??

Put the business first, consider the business architecture and requirements before deciding to go with webMethods. Today, there are multiple... more»
SrSftEng4210
Real User
Senior Software Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 18 2018

What is most valuable?

I would say the core Web-based integrations work the best with webMethods. They are the most efficient and robust implementations one can do with webMethods. There have always been some ups and downs in its specialized modules, but I have... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Given that you have one integration API in place, it takes very minimal effort to scale it to any other application that might want to use the same. Its flow-based development environment is a breeze and makes it really easy to re-use most of... more»

What needs improvement?

The stability of the various modules of the product suite have been a bit of a concern lately. Though their support team is always easy to reach out to, I would prefer it not come to that.
SeCo78281
Consultant
Senior Consultant
Mar 08 2018

What is most valuable?

In my opinion, the best advantages are: * platform scaling * graphical data mapper (Designer and webMethods Developer... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Typically, webMethods Server and Mediator is used as an ESB. webMethods platform is used to build an EAI platform,... more»

What needs improvement?

Business monitoring (BAM) needs improvement because the analytics and prediction module very often has performance... more»

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

Pricing has to be negotiated with the local Software AG representative. SAG can always prepare an appropriate pricing... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

Yes, even currently I am using other suppliers' products. The main reason for this situation is that the solution was... more»

What other advice do I have??

I think this is a very good and mature solution, but you have to be aware of the pricing. You can use an open-source... more»
Vipul Shirodkar
Consultant
User at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jul 21 2017

What do you think of webMethods Integration Server?

Valuable Features: It is a bundled product stack for A2A and B2B usage. It is one of the best products which I have used during my integration career. It has all the features required to integrate and manage file transfers, Partner Management, logging mechanisms, adapters for mainframes, SAP, and many others. • Room for Improvement: Need to see more API portal features like monetizing APIs and private cloud readiness. • Use of Solution: I have been using this product stack for several years now. • Deployment Issues: There were no deployment issues. • Stability Issues: There were no stability issues. • Scalability Issues: There were no scalability issues on-premises, but I have yet to check with the virtualization concepts and cloud scalability coming up. ...
WebMetho2376
Real User
WebMethods / Java Developer at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
Sep 25 2017

What do you think of webMethods Integration Server?

Valuable Features: How simple it is to create new solutions. • Improvements to My Organization: It is an integration platform, so it has improved my organization by giving it one common platform to work with multiple systems. • Use of Solution: 12 years. • Stability Issues: Yes, somewhat. • Scalability Issues: In terms of scale, I would give it a four out of 10. • Previous Solutions: Yes. I was sent to a different company, and due to this, I switched solutions that I was working in. The company hasn't switch integration platforms since I have been working in this position (almost 10 years). • Initial Setup: I was in the company when they only started with webMethods. It used to be a very simple solution used for a few integrations. Now, it is much more...
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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.

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