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"The technical support is good. Whenever we need anything, we have our IT team work with IBM to change whatever requirement is needed.""It is a complete all-in-one solution.""The solution offers a pretty good SLA.""It is quite stable. We've not had any problem. It has made for a good buy because we are finding that other companies that have similar set ups go down maybe once a month.""It is easy to use and stable.""The functionalities on offer are very good.""We really like the runtime capabilities of IBM API Connect. The creation of products and the control of the monetization and hit rate are some of the features which we've found very valuable.""The services that I consume through IBM API Connect are beneficial. It can handle multiple API management."

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"The biggest advantage of OpenLegacy was how simple the technology was. We were able to build out the OpenLegacy parts very quickly. We put together a couple hundred APIs in six months.""It is possible to connect a service to a mainframe program or back transaction in a matter of minutes or hours at the most."

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"One thing about API Connect that could be improved is the security schemes. There are so many security schemes, and from a product perspective, IBM could improve the user experience of the configuration security scheme.""They seem to have left out a feature for microservices and also a certification module for OIDC.""The developmental process is not quite user-friendly.""It should be cheaper.""The solution would be better if it had cloud functionalities.""The documentation needs to be a bit better.""In terms of what needs improvement, some of the product documentation could be better.""It is expensive within this class of products."

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"I'd like to see OpenLegacy develop its low-code/no-code (LCNC) solutions. They've expanded somewhat their horizons for integration beyond mainframe CICS, which is their sweet spot. They have some tooling in that area, but it's not as good as it needs to be.""The pricing of the solution could be more flexible and allow for once-off payment versus annual licensing. This would be more appealing to companies in Latin America."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "API Connect is quite pricey."
  • "I haven't seen anyone go from on-premise to the cloud. In fact, I am seeing people go from the cloud to on-premise because the costs can quickly grow on the cloud."
  • "It would be a good idea to bring down the pricing by at least 20 to 30 percent."
  • "The pricing is too expensive with IBM. Sometimes, we prefer to go with an open source or something more lightweight."
  • "It is expensive when compared to other products in this class. There were no extra fees for add-ons or technical support."
  • "It's an expensive product."
  • "IBM API Connect could be cheaper."
  • "It is quite an expensive product."
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  • "The pricing of the solution could be more flexible and allow for once-off payment versus annual licensing. This would be more appealing to companies in Latin America."
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    The interface is very nice. It makes the solution easy to use and navigate.
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    We have an SLA we can draw from. I need to keep within certain numbers, however, I don't have a problem doing so. I can't speak to exact costs.
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    The documentation needs to be a bit better. It's very sequential, however, I don't understand what options to choose for certain tasks. I need to read all of the documentation to find what I need… more »
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    It is possible to connect a service to a mainframe program or back transaction in a matter of minutes or hours at the most.
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    The pricing of the solution could be more flexible and allow for once-off payment versus annual licensing. This would be more appealing to companies in Latin America.
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    We are a finance business and this solution is a development platform which has allowed us to create integrations and build solutions quickly. We use it to create the Springboard artifacts with logic… more »
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    Overview
    The IBM API Management family of products gives you software tools to create, manage and share application programming interfaces (APIs) in a secure, scalable environment. Available in both on-premises and cloud solutions, its detailed analytics and operational metrics allow you to monitor API usage to ensure that the developers' needs Ð and applications using the API Ð are being met.

    OpenLegacy helps organizations quickly launch innovative digital services by extending their core back-end systems to the web, mobile and cloud in days or weeks versus months. Our microservice-enabled API integration and management software quickly reduces project backlog by automating and accelerating microservices and API creation, deployment, testing and management from core applications, mainframes and databases. Together, business and IT teams can quickly, easily and securely meet consumer, partner or employee demands for digital services without modernizing or replacing core systems, and without special programming skills or invasive changes to existing systems and architectures. OpenLegacy is designed for ongoing management of microservices APIs and is based on open standards, so our software plays nice with your current technology stack and supports agile, DevOps and continuous development. Learn why leading companies choose OpenLegacy at www.openlegacy.com.

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    M2M Technologies Inc.
    Many of openLegacy's global customers are among the Global 100 companies. Review case studies in these industries: Agriculture, Airport Authority, Automotive, Auto, Finance, Insurance, Government, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Retailwww.openlegacy.com/case-studie...
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    Financial Services Firm35%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Retailer13%
    Insurance Company10%
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    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Insurance Company8%
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    Computer Software Company33%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Insurance Company7%
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise64%
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    IBM API Connect is ranked 5th in API Management with 25 reviews while OpenLegacy is ranked 16th in API Management with 2 reviews. IBM API Connect is rated 8.0, while OpenLegacy is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of IBM API Connect writes "Stable and easy to set up but might be too costly for small businesses ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of OpenLegacy writes "The biggest advantage is how simple the technology was". IBM API Connect is most compared with Apigee, IBM DataPower Gateway, Microsoft Azure API Management, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager and SwaggerHub, whereas OpenLegacy is most compared with Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Apigee, Axway AMPLIFY API Management and Layer7 API Management. See our IBM API Connect vs. OpenLegacy report.

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