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Software AG's webMethods Integration Platform is a proven, pre-integrated software suite featuring the market-leading Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) that enables enterprises to rapidly integrate systems, services, devices, processes, business partners and data to provide new business value and improve business performance. Seamlessly integrated with webMethods API and Master Data Managment (MDM), webMethods suports the Digital Business Platform (DBP) which supports the rapid development for next generation applications.

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webMethods review by SORIANO L.
SORIANO L.
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"Powerful ESB Platform"

What do you like best?

Integration Server are very powerful if well setup and implemented (we process millions of messages per day). Designer tool helps to develop fast, and it is easy to train developers from other technologies to develop webmethods flows.

I like the Innovation Spirit of Software AG and I am confident that the product will be supported and follow technological evolutions for years.

What do you dislike?

Licencing is too expensive. The need to develop monitoring system to have a more convenient monitoring of interfaces running on our platform.

Recommendations to others considering the product

webMethods is the good tool for EDI , ESB and EAI with any connectivity. Be careful to have a good sizing and follow implementations best practices to ensure it becomes a success.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

WebMethods enabled us to cope with with rapid growth of our activity. We are able to develop dozens of new EDI per month and deliver on time.

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webMethods review by Ankur C.
Ankur C.
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"Software AG - WebMethods : One of the Top Class Middleware Tool for an Enterprise"

What do you like best?

Overall its one of the top middleware tools which suits the Organisation's need to provide solution in all architectural patterns - like SOA, A2A, A2C, B2B, EDA etc. One of the strongest feature of the product is its Messaging Layer - Universal Messaging that helps you design a topology for all patterns coming under Asynchronous Flows and patterns. The ESB also provides you a wide variety of utility level services which eases your integration development to a great extent.

What do you dislike?

One of the drawbacks of this tool which Software AG is planning to address in its upcoming release is on its Cloud Offerings like providing a multi-tenant Cloud based IPaas which will be a definite advantage for organisations who are moving towards a Cloud based Architecture for their Enterprise needs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Wait for release of IPaas version. The latest version getting launch has a lot to offer in terms of API Management, Containerisation in Docker etc.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

WebMethods addresses most of your business problems and provides all the necessary components to help you decouple your Source and Target Systems. The biggest advantage being the ability to move through Transition Architectures to a Target Architecture state with minimal impact on the end systems.

What On-Premise Data Integration solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
webMethods review by Gunjan J.
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"Enterprise business process integration software "

What do you like best?

Allows exisitng legacy and modern applications to work together using IS adapters (Websphere MQ Adapter, JMS Adapter, Oracle Apps Adapter , JDBC Adapter), inbuild services like appendToDocumentList etc. with variety of protocols. Integrated platform that includes both service-oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM).BPM allows to develop business process in a graphical way.Business people jumps on-board and particiapte in the design phase. Sandbox Availability for trial and hands-on.

What do you dislike?

Do not have much video tutorials on Internet to understand things quickly. For every new functionality, have to read overall documentation to start implementing. Very few tutes are available convering high level basics.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Whole suite by single vendor , be it Integration server, API management , BPM etc. I will say its a wonderful job by Webmehtods by reducing efforts and overhead to maintain different tools from differnet vendors.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using BPM to develop our business processes. Heterogenous Application Integration is done using Designer Integration Sever. Easy to troubleshoot since it shows graphical flow of message end to end.

webMethods review by Aditya D.
Aditya D.
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"Webmethods : A good tool but can improve "

What do you like best?

WebMethods is a great service that can allow you to share data between multiple software applications. It comes with a fully designed IDE that gives us access to everything we need to design and develop and complete the job on hand. But every IDE comes with a bit of learning effort. I worked with a team where we were trying to utilize webMethods and overall had a positive experience with webMethods.

What do you dislike?

Some of the product releases were done in a hurry which resulted in issues to upgrade our projects. This brought in a bit of confusion among the team but all in all everything was good in the end. Would suggest to patiently review the releases and release timelines

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ignoring the price the product, the benefits of the product are awesome. One has to sit and study the tool carefully and once mastered, there is nothing easier and smooth in the world.

webMethods review by Internal Consultant
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"Comprehensive Enterprise Level tool suite for Integrations/BPM/Monitoring/Governance and more"

What do you like best?

I like breath of tools and applications for enterprise integrations, gateways, portal, data management, BPM, performance management and governance that SAG offers. Most products are integrated with each other OTB. BPM is event driven and supported by Universal Messaging, also integrated with Business process designer tool. Lots of pre-built functions to include in your own development. Integrated IDE for integrations, UI, BPM that also talks to central repository. Promising offerings on the cloud.

What do you dislike?

Suite is huge and require lots of learning particular for folks not familiar with BPM/ESB or event driven design approaches. Lots of documentation but not much of examples. Some help exists on developers blog and web site but not enough for such huge amount of information. Training is highly recommended.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Don't underestimate value of training and learning curve. Investigate and buy products you want to integrate from the same vendor (SAG in this case).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use WebMethods/SAG product suite for BPM, Integrations (IS), monitoring, UI and Governance

Business uses process modeling (ARIS). Integrating of all products require only configurations.

Webmethods Flow language when done right produces more compact code faster then traditional languages for specific applications such as integrations and mapping.

webMethods review by Patryk W.
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"I'am Integration Architect and Business Analyst in new IT architecture project for InterRisk "

What do you like best?

Flow language which allows business guys understand data mapping between integrated systems and CDM on webMethods ESB.

Part of API Gateway I mean Enterprise Gateway which allows to meet requirements of Polish Insurance Market Regulator.

What do you dislike?

So far I did not recognize anything that I should say that I dislike.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

On-line integration between Portal for Intermediaries (Agents, Brokers) and Back End system

(current integration was based on xml files stored on FTP daily but not on-line)

More secured integration. Portal is in DMZ, Back End in LAN that's why we decided to use Enterprise Gateway to meet requirements of Polish Insurance Market Regulator.

(The connection must be initiated from LAN to DMZ).

webMethods review by Internal Consultant
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"Easy to learn and adapt Middleware Technology using webMethod"

What do you like best?

Web Methods services are mostly Java based service model and it is very easy to understand all predefined objects. Also, it is easy for Java based front-end developers can easily understand and learn the web method middleware products & become expertise in middleware.

What do you dislike?

The unique webMethod designer tool is a bit hard to adaptable by other middleware users who are using IBM Integration Bus, TIBCO Active Metric and etc., The competitor's products are easy to develop designer based workflow, but webMethod has it sequential node based workflow.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Easy of Use and All products are tied up in one place for your middleware requirement.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Service Oriented Architecture Middleware platform architecture can be easily build with webMethods. It has good compatibility to integrate with other third party product like DataPower, API Management and etc.,

webMethods review by Sanjay S.
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"If you need a reliable & feature rich integration platform"

What do you like best?

Having worked on various integration products for a long time, webMethods remains my favorite. The ease of use coupled with reliability and scalability are core to it's functionality. It also helps that, no matter what kind of integration you're looking for, you're likely to find a match in it's product offerings e.g. SOA, BPM, CEP, B2B etc.

What do you dislike?

Certain product release (specially for new one's) seems to be rushed and result in major issues for an upgrade project.

Recommendations to others considering the product

webMethods is an expensive product, however, it serves very well if implemented for suitable functional needs. Please do due diligence and spend time during requirements, sizing and architecture of webMethods implementation.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In past few years, I've implemented eCommerce, webMethods platform-as-as-service solutions, payment processing etc. The benefits in terms of saving cost on transaction processing via VANs or other paid data centers have been significant.

webMethods review by Laurent F.
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"webMethods : quite good integration platform"

What do you like best?

* Thanks to its easy to learn Flow language, it’s quite easy to build even complex integration processes

* As build on asynchronous messages exchanges, BPM are more robust against components outages compared to monolithic solution.

* Efficient clustered solution

* Lot of adapters

What do you dislike?

* Supervision tool (optimize for Infra) is only a joke at least up to 8.2 : It’s missing lot of important figures to really follow ISes’ health (I built in house monitoring based on Flow/Java probes + PHP GUI which is far far more informative than O4I is providing).

* Every patch campaigns needs long regression testings … due to bug and regression introduced by fixes.

* Starting 9.x, administration tools were totally jeopardized among several interfaces : IS Admin, MWS, Terracotta, UM, …

* not always OpenSources friendly. Especially, web services are quite limited (a shame for such product) and I had to fight against wM to make them usable by PHP WS clients : wM's WS stack doesn't support all variants of WS.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You need good Architects and good admin otherwise it is easy to misuse or jeopardize the platform.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As long as the architecture is mastered and strict development guide lines enforced, the ROI is very good and fast … despite the price of the product.

webMethods review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Excellent In resolving EAI,B2B problems."

What do you like best?

1.webMethods providing own cloud platform. mostly no one is providing own cloud platform nowadays.

2. providing a lot of adapters.

3. Providing good cluster solutions by using Terracotta.

4..Bettering message broker for IOT and other(Replacement of webMethods Native broker).

5.UM is good when comparing with other products.It is supporting MQTT, AMQT protocols.

6.webMethods Bpm provides better solutions when comparing with other BPM products.

7.work flow design is very good.easy to learn, user-friendly.

What do you dislike?

Complexity in components.

Basically, It is not under OSS.

Community support is less comparing with IBM support.

It is not comfortable when compared with MuleESB.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Now a days every dealing with the cloud, as well as API.

webMethods providing better micro level services.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

By using webMethods Trading networks I resolved B2B reconciliation problems, webMethods supports for both EAI, B2B.Terracotta.

Currently, we are providing solutions by using Terracotta for IS clustering.

As of now, we are Excellent in B2B side.like as dealing EDIs, Edifacts.

webMethods review by Pankaj B.
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"Ease of use and accelerated development"

What do you like best?

Many things, but to list few :

API, B2B, integration, ESB, gateway

What do you dislike?

I am not sure I've encountered any issues or dislikes. The technical team , support and account team is very helpful and always receptive to feedbacks and quick to respond.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Performing B2B translations

Building APIs

Using as a Gateway and ESB

webMethods review by Sai Sudheer V.
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"Webmethods Best Integration production"

What do you like best?

API gateway, Apama, Universal Messaging, Trading Networks, Integration server & Digital Event Servers

What do you dislike?

They way product support works!! SAG need to reconsider the customer support model

Recommendations to others considering the product

Good Product to be considered for review to fit with your business model

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Real time Analytics, Main Frame Integrations, External vendor API integrations

webMethods review by ESHAN K.
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"Smaller Project's Ideal tool"

What do you like best?

webMethods is an incredible administration that can permit you to share information between various programming applications and trade messages a great deal simpler. It has a full fledged IDE that gives you access to all that you have to fulfill this. There is obviously somewhat of an expectation to absorb information. I took a shot at a group of understudies who were attempting to use webMethods and we had a little inconvenience toward the starting however by and large had a positive involvement with webMethods

What do you dislike?

As a gathering we felt a general loathing for the way the IDE was setup. A portion of the elements that we would go searching for would be covered up and clouded in a convoluted interface. Others were more straightforward so it was somewhat of a give and take. Lamentably the backing for a venture of this greatness is somewhat missing and when we ran into issues and issues we thought that it was difficult to get help (We are understudies all things considered). On the other side of that since we were dealing with a school venture the application was somewhat thought up.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy to learn and use it for new user as well as for experienced users.

webMethods review by Jean-Olivier A.
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"effective solution, adapted to oriented service"

What do you like best?

oriented service (all is service), focus on data transformation - not on technical interface

use of standard for REST and SOAP - free adapter standard like jms

packaging of the solution facilitate development and allow to use db , scheduler, cache if needed

What do you dislike?

packaging of solution is imposed, we do not know how to deploy just a part of the solution (without db, scheduler, ...admin..)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Digital project , IT transformation with legacy

webMethods solution helps loosed coupling , and manage oriented service and API development

webMethods review by Executive Sponsor in Aviation & Aerospace
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"Applinx has been a solid product"

What do you like best?

We process several thousand transactions/day through it, 365 days a year, and it is very solid. The ability to handle exceptions is very good, and the SOAP interface was very easy to use.

What do you dislike?

The learning curve is a bit steep; it would be nice if the debugger was a bit more robust; the documentation could still be better, though it is improving.

Recommendations to others considering the product

We spent some money on a services agreement to do training and "coaching" during our first application, it was money well spent.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We needed a near realtime (2 seconds) interface between a PC-based application and a mainframe application. This worked great.

webMethods review by Internal Consultant
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"Proven product and leading vendor in the integration space"

What do you like best?

webMethods provides out of the box adapters for majority of COTS products and makes integration easy and simple. Their support team is amazing and diligent in resolving issues.

What do you dislike?

Improve client engagement involve clients in product features, deliver the features requested by clients in a timely manner

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We've built many financial products using webMethods that enabled wide-range of integration from legacy mainframe systems to mobile applications. Designed a solution that processes 10M events per hour that sends real-time alerts to consumers

webMethods review by User in Insurance
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"Overblown promises, maintenance nightmare"

What do you like best?

Nothing. There is nothing about this product that I would recommend to anyone.

What do you dislike?

In an attempt to make it possible for business users to create processes normally requiring software professionals, Software AG has created a system that neither professionals nor business users can use. In the end, only those specializing in WebMethods are actually comfortable working with it, and they often do not have the more general development skills needed to work outside of it. Additionally, it's integration (or lack thereof) with our version control system makes it difficult to do best practices processes such as code reviews, change management, CI/CD, or automated testing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are working to move all of our processes off of WebMethods and in to more supportable flows.

webMethods review by myx x.
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"Able to seemlessly connect many systems and applications using the webMethods Integration Platform"

What do you like best?

- Connect any system or application silo with plug-and-play ease

- Share data across systems

- Link mobile and SaaS apps securely with enterprise systems

- Use a single B2B gateway for connecting all trading partners

- Re-use services and systems to accelerate time to market

- Re-use existing assets to lower TCO

What do you dislike?

Expensive to get full education and training

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

- Connect application silos

- Leverage big data

- Reduce maintenance costs

- Improve time to market for applications

- Enable enterprise mobile apps

- Improve partner relations

- Ensure superior enterprise data quality

webMethods review by Greg S.
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"Very happy but having trouble evangelizing."

What do you like best?

Information about big data - the Zmentis overview of the steps taken by a data scientist was enlightening

What do you dislike?

Hearing thinks we probably won't buy - those decisions will be made way above my paygrade

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

NaturalONE and web services

webMethods review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"webMethods review"

What do you like best?

The newest versions of the webMethods suite by Software AG make for a pretty robust integration platform. webMethods Integration Server has built in adapters and document templates for integrating for a myriad of different data solutions (XML, SQL, Oracle, mainframe, and plenty of other industry-specific data standard architectures). These built in solutions allow for quick and easy integration engineering.

What do you dislike?

The cost of Software AG webMethods is considerable. Take that with the caveat that you get what you pay for (you get a lot with Software AG webMethods). Also, they have updated their software version pace where you really need to have a plan worked out for patching and upgrades that coincides with their warranty support sunsetting of older versions.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure that if you are considering a move or a new project with Software AG webMethods that you also invest in some training. There is a large degree of ease of use. However, having a basic product suite overview will be very valuable for your implementation.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

webMethods solves integration challenges. Deployed in your back-end, you can leverage it to access multiple different exposed web services. It is very useful if you are working with a number of different federated platforms, and have a need to combine a payload into a single UI.

webMethods review by Satya Srinivas C.
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"perfect product Suite for Integrations"

What do you like best?

1) Individual tool for each set of operations.

2) Constant upgrade in versions to improve and add features to meet the business requirements.

3) Awesome product that I have worked so far.

What do you dislike?

1) Lack of complete guidelines to use new features.

2) Client who use webMethods are not high in number.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Even though being an expensive product in the market, It helps design everyone problem looks quite simple to solve. Ofcourse they proved !!!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

1) A2A and B2B integrations.

2) EDI integrations.

3) Centrasite for SOA governance.

Highly reliable when designing integration solutions.

webMethods review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Enable Digital Enterprises to leverage core systems in new ways..,"

What do you like best?

Variety in Integrating different systems, No Matter what the complexity is-

Variety of In-built services which eases the development work -

Variety of Solutions furnished to Integrate all Modern systems-

What do you dislike?

Improvement in Software AG Global Support, In terms of reaching out to Partners for the solutions & Help desk Incidents-

Recommendations to others considering the product

With Cloud solutions in place- webMethods is the Best Way to Integrate Endless Applications-

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Secure EDI Transfer & Banking Transactions- Seamless connectivity to thousands of partners over different protocols -

webMethods review by VijayaKumar T.
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"Best in Industry "

What do you like best?

All kind of integration's including ESB, Cloud, SOA, Apps, IOT & Robotics

What do you dislike?

Cost of the product is more. This is complaint received from most of the clients

Recommendations to others considering the product

Please compete with healthcare products like Orion

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

ESB only,

webMethods review by Piyusha C.
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"User friendly App"

What do you like best?

Webmethods is ease to use. It's really helpful in sharing screen shots as proof of what is the retun value etc. Especially in AS2 connections.

What do you dislike?

Nothing specific. Don't have specific things to be changed. However if a small video is included to navigate through the functionality that would be great.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Time saver

webMethods review by Jocelyn R.
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"Excellent platform"

What do you like best?

Performance and Stability when in production.

What do you dislike?

Migration process for new release and hard to get proper help form support at the beginig of the troubleshoothing

Recommendations to others considering the product

We currently use many webMethods products. All of them are giving us the performance and stability, so it reach our standards

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Required support is, sometimes, hard to get. Lately, we have been migrating BPMS and is was really ifficult to have someone to help us.

webMethods review by Administrator
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"2 years experience"

What do you like best?

the performance, the efficency, the stability

What do you dislike?

the support with whom you have to fight a bit to have a another answer than "apply the last patch to test"

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use SAG consultant to help you. I used 20 days the first year, 10 the second and this year, about 5 are budgeted

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Interconnect multiple applications with a single bus avoiding network port open issues, streamline the interfaces between applications

webMethods review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Information Technology and Services
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"Powerful, easy to learn, use, and implement"

What do you like best?

How easy is to integrate different systems, we modernize a legacy application integrating the mainframe, a C# application, and EMC Captica/Documentum.

We area piloting the modernization of several smaller systems with this first one and so far is a very good experience

What do you dislike?

The limited availability of the classes given by SAG. We have to learn a lot by doing which ended up being an advantage.

You need a strong support from the vendor and and expert to guide through the many many step for the set up

Recommendations to others considering the product

Hire an expert to guide you

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The modernization of legacy applications. Staying with Software AG as a partner.

The smaller systems that were left out from the large modernization needed an easy way to go away from the mainframe.

webMethods review by Bruce D.
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"Versatile Integration Suite of Tools"

What do you like best?

Using tools like SAG Designer/Integration Server Adapters and Universal Messaging, makes integrating disparate systems straight forward. webMethods removes a lot of the boiler plate code required for integration efforts thus resulting in more rich, well designed projects

What do you dislike?

Command Central can be difficult to use because of bugs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The adapters offered simplify development by abstraction and are easy to use.,

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

1. Using webMethods to connect to cloud based applications i.e Service now etc

2. Integrating systems with legacy code and exposing underlying services as API's

webMethods review by Evan K.
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"Good, but finnicky product at times"

What do you like best?

It's very good for the intended purpose of being able to run integrations on a server. They have good customer support.

What do you dislike?

The software can be finnicky at times and run into issues that will require you to restart the server, or perform larger fixes with help of customer support, which can slow progress significantly at times.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We develop software integrations, which is the intended use of this product, and it is good for that.

webMethods review by Consultant in Telecommunications
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"Excellent Integration Platform"

What do you like best?

If you have EDI integrations in your B2B and supply chain management, Software AG webMethods platform is the best fit. It has built-in database (Trading Network) and rules setup and the only thing left to do is mapping (between EDI data and data of other source / target systems like SAP / Siebel CRM) .

What do you dislike?

webMethods JDBC adapter release has not been updated for years and it doesn't support structure and array. We have to write Java code to deal with this kind of store procedure calls.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

EDI Integrations / BPM / Batch Processes are the areas where webMethods technologies applied. Easy to use, rapid development, robust and stable.

webMethods review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"webMethods Integration tool review"

What do you like best?

B2B Integration, APAMA and powerful inbuilt services to integrate with multiple platforms

What do you dislike?

My webMethods Server. Though SAG want to incorporate everything into one component MWS, it has became clumsy and performance wise the TN component we had earlier in 7.1.2 was better wrt performance and usability

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Trading partner onboarding, Integration with multiple platforms like Oracle, MF, SAP. ease of use and build an integration solution

webMethods review by Consultant
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"Great enterprise solution"

What do you like best?

The adaptability and architecture of the product. It's design is so noble that becomes as flexible as the company needs. It's stable and has great scalability..

What do you dislike?

When it comes to a small business case or a small company, the costs could affect the company decision of using this product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

ESB, ETL, Transactionals layers. The benefits: fast implementation, stable and reliable.

webMethods review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Perfect Integration Tool"

What do you like best?

You can integrate any technology from any vendor: Databases, SaaS platforms, Web services, JMS messaging systems .once you know what you are doing...it makes integrating services together easy. Ease of Coding and Ease of use. Tracking the transactions is easy with MWS. Constant upgrade in versions to improve and add features to meet the business requirements.

What do you dislike?

Due to some product releases,faced issues during upgradation.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Effective product with all features

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

B2B Integrations

webMethods review by Internal Consultant in Oil & Energy
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"webMethods newbie perspective"

What do you like best?

I like how the service created only by using flow or xml and when needed we can code using java also, but mostly flow service are enough

What do you dislike?

cannot think one thing that I do not like about this products

Recommendations to others considering the product

good ESB platform with nearly perfect documentation, you will easily learn to use webaMethods

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we are creating a standard business services to be use by others system. It is easy to integrate with other system and to be integrated by others system since webmethods already using industry standard such as HTTP, REST, XML, etc.

webMethods review by Sai Sudheer V.
Sai Sudheer V.
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"webMethods product review"

What do you like best?

Features of webmethods product such as API Management, Big memory, IS, MWS, Messaging layer(UM).

Also HA setup using terracotta is one best cache mechanisms

What do you dislike?

Management talks about licensing cost is to high and they always look for new products with better cost

Recommendations to others considering the product

Wonderful product with all features

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With upgrades, we are adopting new security features like TLS 1.2, OAuth. JSON helped with mobile integrations

webMethods review by Consultant in Computer Software
Consultant in Computer Software
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"Reaching new heights with every version!!"

What do you like best?

Ease of Coding and Ease of use. Available components like MWS makes it easy to track the transactions

What do you dislike?

Designer (debugging in designer). Designer needs to have better options that would make debugging the code a bit easier.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Flow of the transactions end to end. Using BPM, it is easy to showcase the flow of a transaction and where it is stuck.

webMethods review by Administrator in Marketing and Advertising
Administrator in Marketing and Advertising
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"Don't use their flow language"

What do you like best?

The BPMN implementation is ok, but BPMN in general is more complicated than it needs to be.

What do you dislike?

The flow language is horrible. It's half graphical, half Cobol. It's not even procedural and does not contain a stack when calling subroutines. In order to find where a variable is set, you have to search every line of code. Don't use it, go with the Java interface.

Joins often fail.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Check other system integration tools.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Processing sales contracts

Other processes were tried. The project either failed, proved too complicated to implement, or have been moved to other systems.

webMethods review by Vishnu C.
Vishnu C.
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"Very useful Integration Tool"

What do you like best?

Very Useful tool to intgerate various business systems of an Enterprise.I personally recommend the Webservices,Trading Networks and BPM components of webMethods.

What do you dislike?

I haven't found anything as such till date through out my complete experience with the product.

If someone wants to implement a Scheduler or a Batch sevice i would urge and as well recommend them to thorugh go through a rigorous Capacity analysis and performance testing phase.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is the best and very efficient tool that fulfills your Business requirements.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

You can easily communicate with various business systems of the Enterprise by writing simple services and using the different set of adapters provided by the product.

MWS is the most useful and powerful tool of webMethods.

webMethods review by Administrator in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
Administrator in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
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"webMethods makes interfacing fun and exciting"

What do you like best?

With its extended capabilities to connect between many contrasting systems & applications it has the extensive capabilities along with B2B integration and is able to securely share data across the system.

What do you dislike?

webMethods is great but using Designer might be some hassle sometimes. To understand the tools and configuration is a good amount of learning curve.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

webMethods is used mostly within EAI and also B2B FTP and SFTP. The capability to integrate with various systems is the biggest benefit and use of web services standards complements the capability providing secure and reliable transaction and delivery.

webMethods review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Webmethods implementation and Support"

What do you like best?

The product is very good and works for all our business needs

What do you dislike?

Webmethods is a very good product and so far we do not have any complaints and it works fine.

Recommendations to others considering the product

you should buy the product for its functionality, ease of use and the support you get from the team.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Automation, Simplicity and secure.

webMethods review by Kari S.
Kari S.
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"Integration and business processes ananlyst"

What do you like best?

Features, webMethods suite includes all aspects of integration, API management, BPM/BAM, Big Data coupled together. Documentation and support are very good.

What do you dislike?

Licensing is very complicating and unclear. Difficult to add licenses later on for additional components without paying "suite" license fee.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Integration, security, visibility and streamlining of business processes and data flows.

webMethods review by Balakrishna k.
Balakrishna k.
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"This is the best middleware"

What do you like best?

webMethods is a middeware product to allow you to share data between multiple systems/multiple applocations

What do you dislike?

web services and optimize is they made it complex and terracotta for 8.2 is some drawbacks

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

its a solutions for data excahangeand . we have done all flows of PO,POA, ASN,Shipments, transports data and Invoice.

webMethods review by Administrator in Paper & Forest Products
Administrator in Paper & Forest Products
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"Best enterprise software in town"

What do you like best?

Have the good features to integrate different components in an enterprise level. Can get itself accustomed to any environment with legacy infrastructure or the latest ones.

What do you dislike?

so far started to dislike My Webmethods server.. this is a feature in the webmethods suite and it is very frustrating

Recommendations to others considering the product

Begin by identifying what is required by your organisation and start choosing which integration's or enterprise software work

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Talking to legacy integration's and systems is being solved. So far we have reaped connectivity benefits which we had hard time fixing .

webMethods review by Internal Consultant
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"Enterprise architect. In charge of defining target architecture end transitions."

What do you like best?

wm Integration server paradigm (flow service and packages)

What do you dislike?

Lake of business use case implementation, Sag should provide business use case ready solution (DMP, eCom, any business facing SAAS) based on it's own tools. this will give access to more decision making sponsors and also help SAG in proving it's tools real quality based in real business case.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Perfect fo real time data integration, not and ETL, or it might cost you a lot.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Customer Omnichanel vision, real time data integration, Customer master data management

webMethods review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer
Industry Analyst / Tech Writer
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"Senior Development Manager"

What do you like best?

Robust and fast delivery of integration solution with most exist product in current market

What do you dislike?

I like most parts but webMethods needs to do more work to adopter DevOps and clouding

Recommendations to others considering the product

webMethods product is much easier for integration work. If you are looking for some support solution for Integration, it is the one you are looking for

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It provides robust and fast integration solution as ESB product, we did get lots of benefit with message bus product as well to support banking business

webMethods review by Consultant
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"Amazing product when compared to other middlewares"

What do you like best?

webmethods has some great components that help in tracking the flow of the data with ease and would help with processing time analysis as well.

What do you dislike?

Using designer is not so easy. Debugging the code in designer is very difficult. Trading Networks was deprecated and usin MWS to manage the B2B related details is way difficult than using trading networks.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

End to end tracking of the business data. Using BPM, it is easy to showcase the flow of a transaction and where it is stuck.

webMethods review by Altaf A.
Altaf A.
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"Fast integration "

What do you like best?

Composite Application framework used to create web pages

What do you dislike?

My webMethods server is too confusing to use

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Integrating databases

webMethods review by Srikanth G.
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Business partner of the vendor or vendor's competitor, not included in G2 Crowd scores.

"webmethods intregration, BPM and SOA"

What do you like best?

Integrates almost any thing and everything with relates to applications in an enterprise, services, devices, processes. Data across business partners. Most reliable technologies in the integration side.

What do you dislike?

So far haven't found any thing that I dislike with this product line.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We currently are analyzing our client legacy and mainframe applications to help them get off them to latest webmethods technologies in a faster, cost effective and at lowest possible risk.

webMethods review by Calvin K.
Calvin K.
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"excellent product for any business starting out"

What do you like best?

how many options and different stats they offer for their product. The cloud computing is the best part.

What do you dislike?

I wish it would be easier to implement for a person who has no business background.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If they would have short tutorials with how each product works, that would be great. Its one of those things that so much is offered but not enough resources to assist with setting up the product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

for statistics, website tracking, web integration with apps, portfolio management

webMethods review by Administrator in Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
Administrator in Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
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"Very mature product that also has tons of room for improvement"

What do you like best?

The product's efficiency in application integration.

What do you dislike?

Documentation. Many times I found it too hard to get a small configuration done by following the instructions in the documentation.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very powerful integration tool that's expensive too. Not the easiest tool to learn to use, but once you know it, you're on your way to success.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Real time integration with business partners. Real time data integration and business info sharing.

webMethods review by Administrator
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"Robust product for integration"

What do you like best?

Integrated product providing the users and consumers an unified experience.

What do you dislike?

Very expensive to add to existing license.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Complex integrations in an interconnected ecosystem. Automating and governing business process affecting our bottom line.

webMethods review by Joko K.
Joko K.
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"Empower digital transformation"

What do you like best?

Webmethods helps our company to integrate system faster.

What do you dislike?

Memory and disk absorbtion by Digital business platform container.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Digital banking - enabling customer onboarding, manage customer life financial and rich banking features.

webMethods review by User in Computer Software
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"Overall a decent tool"

What do you like best?

Enterprise Database Connectivity is simple and intuitive. Webservice connectivity is quick and easy.

What do you dislike?

I would like a framework to monitor traffic. Also it would be nice to have built in transaction visibility.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Evaluate and try it out,. should it work fine for your needs, then you can purchase it. The license cost seems to be a bit higher.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

EDI Application and transactions

webMethods review by kanika a.
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"Webmethods is the best integration platform"

What do you like best?

API gateway, Analytics, On premises Integration, Trading networks, Mainframes adapters, and lot more

What do you dislike?

Easiness to use of platform, Not cost effective for small customers

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Integration. Ship analytics

webMethods review by Sergey G.
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"Been working with webmethods for past 10 years, like it a lot"

What do you like best?

webmethods IS platform, visual development, ability to connect and process any information available in the world

What do you dislike?

limited custom development and API implementations

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

using as ESB bus and data hub

webMethods review by Piotr S.
Piotr S.
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"The most efficient non open source ESB on the market"

What do you like best?

The solution is extremely fast and efficient.

What do you dislike?

It's the disadvantage of every solution of this type - access to developers.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Process automation. Building standards based on the SOA Governance.

webMethods review by User in Building Materials
User in Building Materials
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"I have worked with WebMethods for over 17 years"

What do you like best?

Product keeps up with industry trends. Latest security upgrades with TLS 1.2 were handled gracefully with WebMethods.

What do you dislike?

Patches and/or upgrades can be taxing. Some small fixes can require a large "core" based upgrade which then forces us to treat a small fix as a major upgrade.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Realtime integrations, EDI with banks, customers and partners, connecting disparate systems like SAP and new mobile/web applications.

webMethods review by Bruno V.
Bruno V.
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"satisfactory experience"

What do you like best?

product robustness, product simplicity, product performance, wide range of connectors

What do you dislike?

BPM part a little more complex and difficulties on product migration

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Data and Service integration

webMethods review by Pratap R.
Pratap R.
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"Using webmethods in EDI "

What do you like best?

Integration capabilities with trading partners

What do you dislike?

Unavailability of Framework for EDI transactions

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Enterprise integration and external trading partners

webMethods review by Consultant in Insurance
Consultant in Insurance
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"Very powerful tool, efficient and easy to pick up."

What do you like best?

It's very easy to get started, really powerful once a base understanding is established. So many aspects of programming that you would normally have to worry about and address manually is done for you behind the scenes.

What do you dislike?

The deployer is a little clunky, easy to accidentally make changes in higher environments when logged in for troubleshooting.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Easy to learn, efficient, quick development.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Enterprise integration between different backend and front end systems.

webMethods review by Administrator in Internet
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"Not great"

What do you like best?

I worked at a company that used WebMethods for a lot of custom client work; I used it to solve a lot of integration problems. As a whole it is pretty flexible and powerful.

What do you dislike?

You have to use their IDE, which is pretty restrictive. There is no good way to make changes if you don't use it.

At the time I used this, different versions of WebMethods required different versions of the IDE, so I had to have 3 different IDEs installed at all times depending on which site I was working on. This could have changed, I used the product professionally until about 2012.

It took me a really long time to learn how to use. Their approach is pretty unconventional.

I don't know why they thought that the visual interface would make things easier to work with, it really didn't. They would have been better off with a solid DSL that could be editing in any text editor than the restrictive solution that they chose.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I'd pick a different product. Preferably something open source, and accessible to a software engineer.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Integrating enterprise apps with each other. Doing data transforms, basic map of fields between systems.

webMethods review by Shazafar K.
Shazafar K.
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"webMethods as a middle-ware tool is an overall solution for your Integration and ESB needs."

What do you like best?

The versatile feature set that the webMethods product suite offers is exhaustive and it offers an industry class solution for every Integration need. It is one of the best product suites for use as an ESB solution. I have never faced any integration problem that we have not been able to solve using what's available.

What do you dislike?

Some of the proprietary implementations for integration concepts does not allow for custom development. For example, the JMS implementation is customized and any change to it requires an engineering fix from SAG.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Legacy Integration with MDM solution. Accelerated development and delivery with patterns. webMethods lends itself very well for implementation of many of the enterprise integration patterns.

webMethods review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Government Administration
Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Government Administration
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"webMethods "

What do you like best?

enables us to rapidly integrate systems, services, devices, processes, business partners and data

What do you dislike?

sometimes there are a few errors that need to be fixed

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely worth trying it. I would definitely recommend to try it if you have the resources.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Reduced time and cost to integrate new applications by eliminating complex point-to-point connections.

Provision back-end data and capabilities to power enterprise mobile apps in a secure and well-managed fashion.

On-board partners faster and reduce errors.

webMethods review by Consultant
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"SAG review"

What do you like best?

Integraton server, Trading Networks, File polling port, email ports, configuration file based configs.

What do you dislike?

no much insight on infrastructure level capabilities to look at CPU, JVM, memory utilization related aspects,no transaction level ananysis, no autoscaling capabilities

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make the product more agile and adaptable to cloud based deployments and auto scale which can help to save lot of operational cost

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Enabled digital marketing platform and it has enabled the clients/organizations to move towards

webMethods review by Rohan D.
Rohan D.
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"WebMethods Review"

What do you like best?

Integrated testing platform, easy integration, debug and testing environment

What do you dislike?

Proprietary flow language, performance is not as good as java for logic / loops, etc.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy quick integration and testing

webMethods review by Administrator in Banking
Administrator in Banking
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"We are not using the tool as much as we should; the minimum we are doing with it is ok."

What do you like best?

The product is not used as much as we should use it. We are planning training on the tool to develop new services and to use the suppor tools.

What do you dislike?

The software is very expensive and it does not worth the price. SAG is not open to negociation.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Integration.

webMethods review by Administrator in Internet
Administrator in Internet
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"Solid but overwhelming"

What do you like best?

This tool is very useful and makes integrating services together easy, once you know what you are doing. Using this in conjunction with our product we were able to integrate to any system that already existed for our clients. This helped us make deals.

What do you dislike?

It was very difficult to learn how to properly set it up. Also because it had many options there were sometimes more than one way to do the same thing, and so when maintaining it you would need to know all of those options.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a useful tool, however if you don't need something to handle high volume then the learning curve might not make it worth it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We need to integrate the data from our systems to existing systems our customers used. We would have a lot of data at a high volume that would need to be transferred and webMethods did the job.

webMethods review by Mahesh L.
Mahesh L.
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"Best Integartion Tool "

What do you like best?

easy Integration, development, testing...

What do you dislike?

none, every thing is easy no complaints, ...

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

EDI Integartion, Security Gateway, Rest API Calls

webMethods review by Sunil K.
Sunil K.
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"Arhitect"

What do you like best?

very easy to develop Integration related projects.

What do you dislike?

Software AG Tech support is not upto the mark.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Integrations.

webMethods review by Nadeem M.
Nadeem M.
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"webMethods Integration Lead"

What do you like best?

Working into webMethods from past 7 years and had good exposure

What do you dislike?

There is nothing which I don't like about webmethods

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Administration and also into developement

webMethods review by Executive Sponsor
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"Innovative platform suite that can be reliably used for product development"

What do you like best?

Flexibility and performance of Integration Server and Universal messaging. The range of connectors available that meet our various use-cases.

What do you dislike?

Price flexibility compared to competitors.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Webmethods servers as the underlying platform for one of our product suites. The product has been solid and stable in rolling out agile product features and services to customers.

webMethods review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Webmethods Integration tool"

What do you like best?

Good tool to use for A2A and B2B integration.

What do you dislike?

CAFF and BPM component needs to be more consistent.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

For A2A and B2B integration.

webMethods review by Administrator
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"Works fine, but very complex "

What do you like best?

It allows te company to automate enough tasks, and freeing time to employees to do other tasks of more added value

What do you dislike?

It is very complex to manage. Also the support policies are very rigid, being necessary continuous updates of the product

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is able to automate repetitive tasks and have them controlled

webMethods review by User in Government Administration
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"Great Integration tool"

What do you like best?

EAI, B2B and soa. webMethods Integration Platform is a pacy, pre-integrated software suite featuring the market-leading (ESB) that enables enterprises to rapidly integrate systems, services, devices, processes, business partners and data to provide new business value and improve business performance.

What do you dislike?

UI part. They have component called CAF its really unstable.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great Integration Suite for SOA/EAI/B2B

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Integrations, EAI and B@B

webMethods review by User in Banking
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"one of the best middlewares for b2b"

What do you like best?

b2b integration and MWS features with set-up options

What do you dislike?

Code is not platform independent, not sure of any other

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

customer integration

webMethods review by Consultant in Telecommunications
Consultant in Telecommunications
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"Working as SOA/Integration architect"

What do you like best?

Low learning curve with the integration product and CentraSite

What do you dislike?

Lack of stamina and not too optimistic about the future of the product, other products like Mule have been gaining footprint in the market. Also the Microservices Architecture goes against these type of products.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Integrating legacy, trying to put in place SOA, putting in place some BPMs

webMethods review by User in Computer Software
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"Reliable , dependible product. "

What do you like best?

Implementations are easy , mutli database platform ease of recovery.

What do you dislike?

Slow to evolve product multiple build issues where features were left out.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Licensing practices are questionable.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

B2B document trafing

webMethods review by User in Retail
User in Retail
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"How WebMethods can simply the intgration"

What do you like best?

The part I most like is the flexibility on configuration & development.

What do you dislike?

The deployment is not easy to perform and monitor. It is not straightforward for migrator to move program to production.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It has a good technology and great integration.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it to move data between ERP and web site.

webMethods review by User in Package/Freight Delivery
User in Package/Freight Delivery
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"Webmethods Integration Server"

What do you like best?

The Integrations server IDE, with 9.6 version has migrated from product specific IDE to eclipse based IDE. This is the best part. I also like the components that Software AG provide out of the box. I like flow process, adapter etc..

What do you dislike?

The server being slow at times and can not run a developer environment on a laptop, because of all the services that WM installs

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Integrating SAP and salesforce environments without having to write huge amount of code

webMethods review by User
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"Good and stable integration platform"

What do you like best?

Easy to develop and integrate with other systems.

Catch up with latest technology.

Good support from principal.

What do you dislike?

End of Maintenance for each product is too short (only 3 years).

No adapter for ISO messaging.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Delivery for system integration is faster (Time To Market)

webMethods review by Chandra M.
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"In-memory Big data streaming and Dynamic scaling"

What do you like best?

I really like the big data streaming to personalize customer experience. I also like the dynamic on- premises webMethods scaling via command central.

What do you dislike?

Dynamic scaling is not available for broker server.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Retail

webMethods review by Administrator in Insurance
Administrator in Insurance
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"I've worked with Integration server, Trading Networks, MWS and BPM"

What do you like best?

Complete functionality, fairly easy to use

What do you dislike?

Integration server has a proprietary language.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Connectivity between systems, and with trading partners

webMethods review by Vikas W.
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"Worked for company and product for several years"

What do you like best?

Integration server and Trading networks are the best products among all. Both are mature and stable products.

What do you dislike?

webmethods Workflow and optimize, still more needed in these one. Not stable enough and has limited capabilities

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Integration b2b or with-in organization

webMethods review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Integrated various legacy ERP's into a single logical R12 instance."

What do you like best?

Supportability or various types of systems

What do you dislike?

not reliable with huge transactions. not reliable with huge transactions. not reliable with huge transactions. not reliable with huge transactions. not reliable with huge transactions. not reliable with huge transactions. not reliable with huge transactions. not reliable with huge transactions. not reliable with huge transactions.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Nice product if you want to integrate with veriety of systems

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Integrated various legacy ERP's into a single logical R12 instance.

webMethods review by Consultant in Internet
Consultant in Internet
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"webMethods reference"

What do you like best?

it great a tool to develop any integration/interface

What do you dislike?

MWS - it now became a very heavy component, the responsive time is very high.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would highly recommend to use webMethods for integrations

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

SWIFT related business solutions

webMethods review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Great product for complex integration with solution architects"

What do you like best?

drag and drop approach to complex web service integration issues.

What do you dislike?

very far from standard ESB development in open source community. complex security process around black box architecture.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Integrate many disparate APIs for case management application

webMethods review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Information Technology and Services
Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Information Technology and Services
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"Easy to use Integration tool"

What do you like best?

It has all end to end components required for Business.

What do you dislike?

A less rigid documentation needs to be provided for the people to understand the product faster.

Recommendations to others considering the product

More marketing is required and the companies focus should be on the product instead of providing IT services like other services companies,

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

All integration needs required in the business is been used.

webMethods review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Wonderful"

What do you like best?

What i liked the best about webmethods is its usability in multiple and varied domains.

What do you dislike?

What i dislike about web methods is the excess bulk it adds on to the other interfaces it interacts with.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Solving banking oriented business problems.

webMethods review by Administrator in Hospital & Health Care
Administrator in Hospital & Health Care
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"webMethods Review"

What do you like best?

Availability of the support when needed.

What do you dislike?

Promptness of the support when we have an issue with the product

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Stability of the webMethods product that we're using for our application.

webMethods review by Tom L.
Tom L.
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"Excellent Integration Tool"

What do you like best?

Web Methods can be used to integrate a variety of systems in any IT landscape together. The bigger your business is and the more systems you'll have in your landscape, the more you'll need a tool like this.

What do you dislike?

WebMethods has been around for a long time and while there have been some improvements to the interface, it's starting to show signs of age compared to some of the newer integration tools in the marketplace.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Check out some of the other alternative solutions (i.e. TIBCO) just to make sure you're doing your due diligence when selecting the best tool for your business needs. WebMethods has been around for a long time though and will most likely fit the bill. Additionally, make sure you have an experienced admin on hand for the implementation. Trying to have in-house resources figure it out for the first time will prove to be disastrous.

webMethods review by User
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"Solid Integration Tool for Large Businesses"

What do you like best?

-Very powerful tool that can integrate any and all systems together

-Great support on all systems

What do you dislike?

-Steep learning curve, set up is long and better documentation is needed

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Integration data from our and our client's systems

webMethods review by Executive Sponsor
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"Excellent ESB tool in the market"

What do you like best?

Pub/Sub Mechanism is very user friendly.

What do you dislike?

License cost is very expensive from other competitors.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Strong integration between Applications

webMethods review by Executive Sponsor in Pharmaceuticals
Executive Sponsor in Pharmaceuticals
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"Director - IT"

What do you like best?

Stability, configuration, connectivity, scalability

What do you dislike?

RCA takes time, lack of default Error handling

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As an Integration Platform. standardized approach

webMethods review by Erich R.
Erich R.
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"Excellent Middleware tool for Enterprise Software"

What do you like best?

At my former company, we used this tool extensively for connecting ERP systems to our software tool. This is an absolutely fantastic tool for mapping data and connecting systems together. At the end of the day, it's a bit cheaper than competing solutions like CastIron, but I've not really found any disadvantages to this tool compared with others despite the cheaper licensing cost.

What do you dislike?

The interface can be slightly harder to use than one would like. Also, have had some problems on Mac with this tool. This was a bit of time ago, and it certainly was not a deal breaker at the time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This tool helps to solve a very very complex problem in enterprise software, so the solution itself is inherently difficult to get up to speed on. It has a bit of learning curve, and I would recommend the WebMethods training and certification programs if you would truly like to be skilled in using this product.

webMethods review by Mark M.
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"Very robust, once you get past the learning curve"

What do you like best?

Very powerful and extensible. Out-of-the-box connectors make integrating multiple business systems very easy. Platform is Java based, and allows you to write custom services in Java, which allow you to meet use cases that other "drag-n-drop" integration products can't meet.

What do you dislike?

Interface is a bit archaic, and requires a fair about of training to learn to use properly, but once you learn a few tricks, you can build most of the common types of integrations you'll encounter. Additionally, the software can be finicky and unstable at times (as with most Java apps).

Recommendations to others considering the product

I only have experience with the Software AG's Integration Server, but I would definitely recommend giving it a look. It lacks the sleek sexiness of newer, cloud-based integration tools, but it's what under the hood that counts.

webMethods review by Administrator in Paper & Forest Products
Administrator in Paper & Forest Products
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"Very Simple and easy to build complex logic for applications"

What do you like best?

flow language to write service logic

What do you dislike?

nothing really

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A2A, B2B applications

webMethods review by Kryz O.
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"Powerful middle ware with great features"

What do you like best?

This tool is a very powerful integration tool for mapping two (or more) system.

Once you have an admin in place, changes to the integration data model can be done in house. Great for linking ERPs to front end tools

What do you dislike?

Interface is a little old and clunky looking, however it is a middleware tool so it has to be robust

Recommendations to others considering the product

their are some free solutions on the market or open source if your requirements are simple

webMethods review by Mike S.
Mike S.
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"Powerful tool"

What do you like best?

You can connect any two software products together with WebMethods. It's a very powerful tool that can automate complicated parts of your business.

What do you dislike?

The more complex you get, the more difficult it is to support.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a must to have a certified admin if you're going to use this product effectively.

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