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"The solution offers excellent stability.""The features that I have found most valuable are that it is very easy to develop. Most of it is graphical, but we also have the option to add any custom call that you need.""The solution is highly scalable, this is very important for us. It can handle a lot of messages."

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"The tool is very powerful and user-friendly.""All of the components are very independent but are tied together to give the business value.""The Software AG Designer has been great. It's very intuitive.""The most valuable feature is stability.""The solution has a very comprehensive and versatile set of connectors. I've been able to utilize it for multiple, different mechanisms. We do a lot of SaaS and we do have IoT devices and the solution is comprehensive in those areas.""The development is very fast. If you know what you're doing, you can develop something very easily and very fast.""Application integrations are offered out-of-the-box, and that is extremely important to us. This is one of the main use cases that we have for it. It is about 60 to 70 percent of the workload in our application today.""It's a visual tool, so our transformations can be quickly implemented without a lot of fuss. The fact that we have an easy way to expose REST services is also very interesting. It offers the possibility to connect over GMS to synchronize message brokers."

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"I don't know if the last version has the cloud option, but maybe that could be good. That could be something that is included.""Aurea CX Messenger could improve by making better use of the new APIs""The solution needs to improve support for new, more recent protocols on the API."

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"A while ago, they were hacked, and it took them a very long time to open their website again in order to download any service packs or any features. I don't know what they could do differently. I know that they were vulnerable, and there was some downtime, but because they were down, we were unable to download any potential service packs.""It would be nice if they had a change management system offering. We built our own deployer application because the one built into webMethods couldn't enforce change management rules. Integration into a change management system, along with the version control system, would be a good offering; it's something that they're lacking.""Technical support is an area where they can improve.""The solution has big instances when deployed under microservices or in a containerized platform. They need to improve that so that it is competitive with other integration solutions, like Redis and Kafka. Deployments under microservices with those solutions are much more lightweight, in the size of the runtime itself, compared with Software AG.""The deployment should be simplified.""In terms of improvement, it would be better if it adapted quicker to open standards. It took a while for API specification before the last version was available. The spec of version two was rather quick.""I would like to have a dashboard where I can see all of the communication between components and the configuration.""The price should be reduced to make it more affordable."

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  • "The pricing and licensing costs for webMethods are very high, which is the only reason that we might switch to another product."
  • "The vendor is flexible with respect to pricing."
  • "This is an expensive product and we may replace it with something more reasonably priced."
  • "It's a good deal for the money that we pay."
  • "Currently, the licensing solution for this product is pretty straightforward. The way that Software AG has moved in their licensing agreements is very understandable. It is very easy for you to see where things land. Like most vendors today, they are transaction based. Therefore, just having a good understanding of how many transactions that you are doing a year would be very wise. Luckily, there are opportunities to work with the vendor to get a good understanding of how many transactions you have and what is the right limit for you to fall under."
  • "Pricing is the number-one downfall. It's too expensive. They could make more money by dropping the price in half and getting more customers. It's the best product there is, but it's too expensive."
  • "I do think webMethods is coming under increasing pressure when it comes to their price-to-feature value proposition. It's probably the single biggest strategic risk they have. They're very expensive in their industry. They've been raising the price recently, especially when compared with their competitors."
  • "The price is a little bit high, especially regarding their support."
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    CX Messenger Enterprise, Aurea Sonic ESB, Aurea Sonic, Aurea Sonic MQ
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    Overview

    CX Messenger lets your technology keep pace with your business. Aurea’s industry leading Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) lets you adapt and change your infrastructure with plug-and-play speed and ease.

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

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    Sample Customers
    Heathrow, HomeServe, Paypal, Freedom Mortgage
    Fujitsu, Coca Cola, ING, Credit Suisse, Electrolux, GTA, CosmosDirekt
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company33%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Retailer7%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Manufacturing Company19%
    Energy/Utilities Company12%
    Insurance Company12%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company33%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
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    REVIEWERS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise77%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Aurea CX Messenger vs. webMethods Integration Server and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Aurea CX Messenger is ranked 13th in Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) with 3 reviews while webMethods Integration Server is ranked 1st in Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) with 16 reviews. Aurea CX Messenger is rated 8.6, while webMethods Integration Server is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Aurea CX Messenger writes "Easy to develop and easy to run". On the other hand, the top reviewer of webMethods Integration Server writes "Its single hybrid-integration platform makes it easy to troubleshoot and quickly resolve issues. Upgrades are complex". Aurea CX Messenger is most compared with IBM MQ, Mule ESB, Apache Kafka, VMware RabbitMQ and ActiveMQ, whereas webMethods Integration Server is most compared with Mule ESB, IBM Integration Bus, SAP Process Orchestration, Mule Anypoint Platform and Oracle Service Bus. See our Aurea CX Messenger vs. webMethods Integration Server report.

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