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Likelihood to Recommend

Apigee Edge

Apigee has been great when managing the quota based access to the APIs. It is really good and suitable when considering proxying the in-house server endpoints access with the way it provides security with API Key validation and OAuth.
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Nexmo

At first, we created a voting system (for events and conferences) which allows people to vote with their smartphones, tablets, and laptops. The problem that we have found - very weak and unstable WIFI signal during the events. That means that a large part of attendants could not easily vote using their smartphones and internet. We needed a new solution which could compliment our voting via WIFI. A great solution was SMS voting. Since our system was used by users across the globe, we needed an SMS solution which:--- Could support inbound messages in a lot of countries.--- And would not cost a fortune.With Nexmo both our requirements were fulfilled. We allowed voters 2 voting options - via WIFI or SMS. Adding an SMS feature increased the number of registered users by 30%.
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Feature Rating Comparison

API Management

Apigee Edge
6.0
Nexmo
API access control
Apigee Edge
5.9
Nexmo
Rate limits and usage policies
Apigee Edge
6.5
Nexmo
API usage data
Apigee Edge
6.5
Nexmo
API user onboarding
Apigee Edge
5.5
Nexmo
API versioning
Apigee Edge
5.5
Nexmo
Usage billing and payments
Apigee Edge
7.0
Nexmo
API monitoring and logging
Apigee Edge
4.9
Nexmo

Cloud PBX

Apigee Edge
Nexmo
7.0
Call reports
Apigee Edge
Nexmo
7.0

Call Management

Apigee Edge
Nexmo
7.5
Answering rules
Apigee Edge
Nexmo
7.0
Message alerts
Apigee Edge
Nexmo
8.0

Pros

Apigee Edge

  • Better exception handling with the Raise exception policies help to monitor the flow by setting up the flow conditions.
  • Easy development of a Proxy and APIs with much less tutoring and helps make getting started for new users easy.
  • Very good documentation and blog with details of most common failures and error handling.
  • A very very easy to use console.
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Nexmo

  • I like the delivery speed, it's very instantaneous. As soon as the delivery status changes on the website, the message gets delivered. The rates are also cheap and affordable.
  • The accuracy of the services and the non-stop supportive team.
  • Simple API, easy to integrate with existing notification functionality in your Laravel apps.
  • Ease of implementation. We needed less than one month to go live.
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Cons

Apigee Edge

  • Only one user can be active in a proxy at a time
  • No version control
  • Prohibited from using JSON.stringify on Apigee objects (tokens)
  • Debugging is difficult
  • Unable to rename or delete policies without bumping revision
  • Why would anyone give a js policy one name, display name something else, and script a different name?
  • 'Trace' limited to only 20 transactions
  • UI allows users to add target servers, but users must utilize the api to turn on SSL.
  • I'm sure there's more, they just aren't coming to mind right now.
  • Apigee forgets (expires?) your password at random intervals without notice. Every few weeks, or days, sometimes even three times in one day, I'll attempt to login to Apigee and my password will be 'wrong'. I've reset my password and Apigee still claims it's wrong. I've had to reset my password three times before it finally let me log back in.
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Nexmo

  • The dashboard is very difficult to use, also the dashboard doesn't have details about the use (real-time use).
  • Deliverability is not good for some countries e.g. Indonesia.
  • I would recommend building a better and easier GUI.
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Alternatives Considered

Apigee Edge

A Node server as a proxy that uses JSON Web Tokens would be more maintainable than Apigee.
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Nexmo

Nexmo is the best platform in the industry for sure. We don't use all the features that the API provides but we are really satisfied with the ones we use. We are sure this is the best solution in the market if you need to solve the communication in real time with your customers.When we have to build a new website we are going to support the solution with Nexmo.
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Return on Investment

Apigee Edge

  • Easily spin up a new proxy has helped in setting up a proxy for new products right away in days.
  • Analytics and reports generation in Apigee has helped understand the business better and helped tuned the cost factor.
  • Apigee could get better with the cost factor.
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Nexmo

  • Inbound SMS are free. All we needed to pay was for the phone numbers which accept those incoming SMS messages.
  • We use Nexmo for inbound and outbound SMS, enabling our clients to form better relationships with their customers, driving sales.
  • Nexmo offers cheaper pricing between the suppliers we study.
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Pricing Details

Apigee Edge

General

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

Nexmo

General

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

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