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Actian DataConnect

3 Ratings
Score 8.3 out of 101

IQMS EDI Translator

2 Ratings
Score 5.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Actian DataConnect

The choice to use Actian DataConnect really comes down to pricing and the type of integration project you are performing, specifically with the requirements, whether you want the integration to be on-premise or in the cloud, can you install agents on your servers etc. For integration tools it runs head to head with its competitors.
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IQMS EDI Translator

It is not well-suited for HR purposes (i.e.employee information maintenance and information accessibility, applicant management, employee information data and reporting, training records). An actual HRIS should be used if a company uses this system for other business purposes. The system itself is not very intuitive either. There are a lot of cumbersome steps involved.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian DataConnect
9.5
IQMS EDI Translator
Connect to traditional data sources
Actian DataConnect
10.0
IQMS EDI Translator
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Actian DataConnect
9.0
IQMS EDI Translator

Data Transformations

Actian DataConnect
10.0
IQMS EDI Translator
Simple transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
IQMS EDI Translator
Complex transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
IQMS EDI Translator

Data Modeling

Actian DataConnect
10.0
IQMS EDI Translator
2.3
Data model creation
Actian DataConnect
10.0
IQMS EDI Translator
Metadata management
Actian DataConnect
10.0
IQMS EDI Translator
1.0
Business rules and workflow
Actian DataConnect
10.0
IQMS EDI Translator
5.0
Collaboration
Actian DataConnect
10.0
IQMS EDI Translator
1.0
Testing and debugging
Actian DataConnect
10.0
IQMS EDI Translator

Data Governance

Actian DataConnect
9.5
IQMS EDI Translator
3.0
Integration with data quality tools
Actian DataConnect
9.0
IQMS EDI Translator
3.0
Integration with MDM tools
Actian DataConnect
10.0
IQMS EDI Translator

Pros

  • The large connector base for DataConnect is outstanding. However even when they do not have a custom connector, they have a web services Invoker which allows you to connect to any web services.
  • The underlying scripting language is Visual Basic-ish. Very easy to start.
  • The product has been around a long time, through multiple company acquistions, and still is a competitive player via pricing.
  • Support team is awesome.
  • Large user community.
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  • Inventory Control
  • Quality document tracking
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Cons

  • Integration Manager needs better scheduling improvements. Like dependencies, and not running a process again if the prior run is still running.
  • New connector development does not seem a priority.
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  • Anything human resources related
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Alternatives Considered

As I stated earlier, DataConnect makes a head-to-head run against the others. It has advantages and disadvantages compared to the competitors. The choice really comes down to pricing and specific requirement needs for the project you are planning. Questions such as On-premise or Cloud, Security, and Specific Connectors available will drive your decision.
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Workday is wonderful from an HR perspective and has way more functionality than IQMS. Workday is also much more intuitive to use and is more customizable to suit your needs. It has much more reporting functionality. I did not select IQMS, it was already in place when I started with the company.
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Return on Investment

  • Our customer likes the consistent reliable integrations we have built so we [got] a definite return on investment.
  • Problems are fairly easy to handle and rework.
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  • Overall it has had a positive impact on business objectives
  • Negative impact on the HR side of things
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Pricing Details

Actian DataConnect

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

IQMS EDI Translator

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details