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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 Niklas O.
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"A platform with many uses"

What do you like best?

The number of adadpters available. The innovative approach of Software AG. The stability of the product. The ease of monitor your flows. The "flow" languages simplicity and strengths.

What do you dislike?

License model. You will never know what to pay.

Customer support needs approving in speed, product knowledge and language

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use an external queue manager. Do the training before using the product, learn the "flow" language. Evalutate the adapters you are going to need so they meet your requirements. Enjoy!

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

We use webMethods to realise integrations for about 7000 employees and 40 000 students. In areas ranging from class room access, grades and exams to our learning plattform

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 Jonathan A.
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"It is a solid tool but needs to improve the support"

What do you like best?

It is easy to learn and the code adapts to any data processing necessar

What do you dislike?

The support team doesnt reply fast. There is not a lot of exercises into the documentation

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

Webmethods Integration Platform offers a flexible coding and the possibility of integrate different systems easily. Software Ag should improve their support and the documentation coud be easier to access

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 Les Z.
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"Very good integration product!"

What do you like best?

Very flexible for integration, EDI. Very helpful for B2B or B2C integrations

What do you dislike?

Designer favors the mouse, so if you like to use keyboard for certain things, it might be difficult.

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

Receiving/Sending EDI, working with our ordering platform, standardizing processes for easier onboarding of new clients

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 Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"The best integration suite in the market!"

What do you like best?

It centerlize and connect all the systems togather with quickness and accuracy. It's having the front end technology, Flexible configuration, very good cache management and more.

What do you dislike?

Fix installation can be sometimes complicated.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The best integration suite in the market.

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

We needed a reliable central bus that can handle millions of transactions per day and it's doing the work perfectly.

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.
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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
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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 Jennyvie B.
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"Support is always available to help."

What do you like best?

The support is always ready to help. They will give ample time for customers to do the provided troubleshoot without any time pressure

What do you dislike?

Very few reps are unresponsive and don't like going on a call if the issue is quite complex.

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

data transfer from different trading partners

webMethods review by 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 Michael K.
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"Good Integration tool"

What do you like best?

With webmethods we are able to quickly and easily integrate different types of systems and digitize and monitor business processes.

What do you dislike?

The installation and update process might be easier. Especially the update to a higher version takes a lot of time.

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

Easy Integration with other tools

webMethods review by 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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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

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