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We performed a comparison between IBM B2B Integrator and Oracle BI Applications based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Business-to-Business Middleware solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed IBM B2B Integrator vs. Oracle BI Applications Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"The solution offers good integration capabilities.""It can scale horizontally as well as vertically as a cluster.""I find the codeless communications, SFTP or FTP, valuable.""The technical support on offer through the portal is very helpful and responsive.""B2B Integrator is multi-platform, so it can be integrated with Windows, Unix, or whatever, and it can work with almost all programming languages. It can also transfer a lot of data in a short time. For instance, a system I recently implemented exchanges about 20 million files a day.""It's highly stable, and the redundancy is amazing. B2B Integrator also has a high availability option to work in a cluster environment. You rarely have issues operating it because of the HA."

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"It has a very robust dashboard and ad-hoc reporting.""Calculations are a little bit faster. It can do the on-the-run calculations much better than other reporting platforms. You don't need any other specific tool. You can use Microsoft Office to start doing things with these reports.""The most valuable features are the reporting and the graphics."

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Cons
"Patching or upgrading the product is a bit of a nightmare. It would be nice if they removed the installation manager port. We find it complicates upgrading and patching a great deal.""The reporting features could be better. right now, they are lacking a bit.""They do not have a solid partner ecosystem, and they do not have a clear roadmap for down the line; they're missing that clear roadmap.""The mapping, visibility, deployment, and the dashboard could be improved and updated. The communication logs are very poor. They are not easily understood, and we need to navigate to many places for many reasons. You can't just pull the information; it's very tough.""The user interface is outdated. B2B Integrator was developed in the United States in the nineties, and the graphical user interface hasn't improved since. It's tough because you have to program the software in XML. Nowadays, other methods are easier to work with.""There is no related transaction stored in the database because it's an OLTP application."

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"The initial setup was difficult because not all the information was included in the implementation model.""It is very cumbersome and slow for making any changes. It doesn't have that many visuals to show different graphs and charts. It should have more visuals. It also doesn't support HTML5, which is useful for interactive sessions and reporting with dashboard etc. We are phasing it out because we need a newer platform that provides us more flexibility and more designs. Our use case is just to get the utility type of monthly reports, and we need visuals, customizations, columns, and certain sections on the report to show performance and other things. They are not updating their BI Publisher product, which was known as XML Publisher before Oracle bought it. It could be because they don't have that many clients using it. We are using it because we have this solution for years.""The initial setup was complex and it took a lot of time to set up the infrastructure."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We pay an annual fee based on the number of VPUs. It's fairly reasonable. We're in the middle of analyzing other products, and they're all pretty much in the same range."
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  • "It is expensive. It is more than 100K for support. You pay for support on top of the standard licensing, which is on a yearly basis."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:I am a consultant and B2B Integrator is one of the products that I implement for my clients. This tool helps with understanding the products by improving communications.
    Top Answer:I find the codeless communications, SFTP or FTP, valuable.
    Top Answer:B2B Integrator is expensive, but it's worth it. I rate the price 10 out of 10 for the most expensive, but it's also the best product for what it does. The only additional cost is the support contract.
    Top Answer:It has a very robust dashboard and ad-hoc reporting.
    Top Answer:It is expensive. It is more than 100K for support. You pay for support on top of the standard licensing, which is on a yearly basis.
    Top Answer:For Oracle BI you have to use the Oracle data integrator, which ideally a software engineer would use. With Power BI, you can transform and clean your data with about the same knowledge curve as a… more »
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    Also Known As
    IBM Sterling B2B Integrator, Sterling Gentran Integration Suite
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    Overview

    IBM B2B Integrator helps you securely integrate complex B2B processes with your partner communities. It provides a single, flexible B2B gateway that enables your organization to meet a wide range of B2B integration needs. The solution can improve business processes beyond enterprise boundaries and increase visibility into and across supply and demand chains.

    Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) Applications are complete, prebuilt BI solutions that deliver intuitive, role-based intelligence throughout an organization. These solutions enable organizations to gain more insight and greater value from a range of data sources, including Oracle Fusion Cloud and On-Premise Applications, E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Siebel, and third party systems. Oracle BI Applications are built on the Oracle BI Foundation, a comprehensive and market leading BI platform. This enables organizations to realize the value of a packaged BI application, such as rapid deployment, lower TCO, and built-in best practices, all on one common BI Foundation. 

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    Sample Customers
    Bonnie Plants, Toshiba Europe, Florida Hospital
    Cox Enterprises, Lochbridge
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm23%
    Transportation Company14%
    Logistics Company9%
    Pharma/Biotech Company9%
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    Computer Software Company21%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Retailer8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Government17%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Company Size
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    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise68%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise69%
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    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise75%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise72%
    Buyer's Guide
    IBM B2B Integrator vs. Oracle BI Applications
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM B2B Integrator vs. Oracle BI Applications and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    654,218 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    IBM B2B Integrator is ranked 4th in Business-to-Business Middleware with 7 reviews while Oracle BI Applications is ranked 10th in Business-to-Business Middleware with 3 reviews. IBM B2B Integrator is rated 8.2, while Oracle BI Applications is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of IBM B2B Integrator writes "Great technical support with excellent integration capabilities and good scalability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle BI Applications writes "Fast calculations, stable, and good support, but needs more visuals, support for HTML5, and BI Publisher updates". IBM B2B Integrator is most compared with SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite, IBM Sterling B2B Integration Services, Mule ESB, SAP Process Orchestration and Informatica Cloud B2B Gateway, whereas Oracle BI Applications is most compared with IBM Sterling B2B Integration Services. See our IBM B2B Integrator vs. Oracle BI Applications report.

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