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  • "We pay around $200,000 annually."
  • "The price of this product is higher than that of competitors."
  • "We used to pay about $100,000-$120,000 US or somewhere around there. That was a bit cost-prohibitive for us to continue."
  • "It is very expensive."
  • "The price of IBM WebSphere Application Server could be less expensive and there is an annual license required for this solution."
  • "The licensing policy is based on the PVU base."
  • "When you purchase Maximo, you get WebSphere for free."
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    The most valuable features are its user-friendliness and reliability in terms of application hosting.
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    The solution is expensive. We have 80,000 PVU, as this is referred to by IBM. The licensing policy is based on the PVU base. The initial setup and purchase cost approximately $4 and $5 million. The… more »
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    The licensing could be improved, and I would like it to give the longevity of the lifespan of the visions. In the next release, I would like to be able to download and extract the files so that I can… more »
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    IBM Digital Experience Manager, IBM WebSphere Portal
    WebSphere Application Server
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    HCL Digital Experience software empowers you to create, manage and deliver engaging omni-channel digital experiences to virtually all audiences. Offer an engaging customer experience with responsive content, targeted offers and consistent branding across channels (web, mobile web, and hybrid mobile/web applications). Provide outstanding service to your channel partners with integrated applications. Bring in powerful, flexible tools that allow business users to easily manage and create better content - and free IT staff to focus on other projects. Key features includes: Boost engagement with a streamlined digital experience, Offer a flexible and responsive design, Easily craft and manage your content, Leverage the power of Watson technology, Build your brand with an integrated DX platform and Embed social capabilities to help you connect.

    IBM WebSphere Application Server provides a range of flexible, secure, Java EE 7 runtime environments available on premises or across any public, private or hybrid cloud.
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    Sample Customers
    Skypicker, Inventive, Factor-y S.r.l., Meander Medical Center, Intesa S.p.A., Deutsche Lufthansa AG, CinePostproduction, UnipolSai Assicurazioni S.p.A, Jyske Bank, Swiss Export Risk Insurance
    TalkTalk, Property management group, E.SUN Bank, Ohio National Financial Services, Aviarc, Cincom Systems, FJA-US, D+H, Staples, Michigan Municipal League
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Media Company6%
    Financial Services Firm31%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Manufacturing Company15%
    Computer Software Company28%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Insurance Company6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise60%

    HCL Digital Experience is ranked 9th in Digital Experience Platforms (DXP) while IBM WebSphere Application Server is ranked 1st in Application Server with 10 reviews. HCL Digital Experience is rated 0.0, while IBM WebSphere Application Server is rated 7.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM WebSphere Application Server writes "Bad documentation, does not scale well, and has a lot of complexities". HCL Digital Experience is most compared with Liferay Digital Experience Platform, SharePoint, Sitecore Experience Platform, Drupal and Kentico, whereas IBM WebSphere Application Server is most compared with Tomcat, JBoss, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Oracle WebLogic Server and NGINX Plus.

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