If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering SAP Process Orchestration, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
At this point, I'm not sure what advice I would give to those people who are researching this type of solution. I am looking at other products because I want to see how good they are. It may turn out that SAP Process Orchestration is still much better, which means that I would continue with it. There are pros and cons with all vendors, so it may not be worth switching if you are already using this. At this point, I am generally satisfied with SAP, but the roadmap is something that is bothering us. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate this product as an eight-out-of-ten. Additional features that I would like to see in the next release to improve the rating would be to improve the governance of the monitor component and adopt SAP PI/PO with the new connectors that have the capabilities to work better with applications. All they are offering with the solution currently is the ability to integrate application to application or business to business.
I have my own SAP installation on my local server but I'm not using it on production items. I'm just consulting with my customers on their production environment. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. If the solution was more flexible and offered external monitoring features I would rate it higher. The PI portion of the system is quite flexible, but I've had very complex integrations and had to develop an adaptive modem. It needs some more time to really come into its own. I'd recommend the product to others. It's very stable and you can use it for SAP and non-SAP integrations.
SAP Process Orchestration is something that I recommend because it is a very high-quality product. If the support were faster then it would be even better. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.