Actian DataConnect

3 Ratings
Score 8.3 out of 101

NetWeaver Process Integration

6 Ratings
Score 8.2 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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NetWeaver Process Integration

I recommend it for manufacturing companies, retailers and logistics operators that use technologies such as barcode readers, RFID or mobile terminals where instant data exchange with the central SAP ERP system plays a key role. If you are going to use it for connecting SAP and non-SAP applications, you need to think twice.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian DataConnect
9.5
NetWeaver Process Integration
8.3
Connect to traditional data sources
Actian DataConnect
10.0
NetWeaver Process Integration
8.7
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Actian DataConnect
9.0
NetWeaver Process Integration
8.0

Data Transformations

Actian DataConnect
10.0
NetWeaver Process Integration
8.2
Simple transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
NetWeaver Process Integration
8.0
Complex transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
NetWeaver Process Integration
8.3

Data Modeling

Actian DataConnect
10.0
NetWeaver Process Integration
7.7
Data model creation
Actian DataConnect
10.0
NetWeaver Process Integration
8.6
Metadata management
Actian DataConnect
10.0
NetWeaver Process Integration
7.3
Business rules and workflow
Actian DataConnect
10.0
NetWeaver Process Integration
8.8
Collaboration
Actian DataConnect
10.0
NetWeaver Process Integration
8.1
Testing and debugging
Actian DataConnect
10.0
NetWeaver Process Integration
5.6

Data Governance

Actian DataConnect
9.5
NetWeaver Process Integration
8.2
Integration with data quality tools
Actian DataConnect
9.0
NetWeaver Process Integration
8.4
Integration with MDM tools
Actian DataConnect
10.0
NetWeaver Process Integration
8.0

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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  • Combined advantages of advanced business application programming (ABAP) and Java
  • SAP with [other] SAP products and SAP with other solutions
  • Real-time customer service
  • Cascade data model
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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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  • Non-user-friendly monitoring
  • Integration between SAP and non-SAP [products] is not easy
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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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  • It has real-time customer service which is perfect.
  • It has combined advantages of ABAP and Java.
  • It's built on open standards.
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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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  • Since it is the backbone of the integrations, downtime should be minimal to none. We had problems when the system was down and it was hard to get it up.
  • Decrease in development costs because mapping and transformation between systems can be done in NetWeaver Process Integration.
  • Can make business decisions on the BPM, thus reducing development costs.
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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

NetWeaver Process Integration

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