Certa vs. Microsoft BizTalk Server

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Certa
Score 8.0 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Certa is a SaaS based, no-code workflow automation platform that enables businesses to manage the lifecycle of their third parties. Companies typically use Certa for third party risk, regulatory compliance, ESG, and diversity management. Certa’s workflow engine enables businesses to streamline and automate processes, eliminate bottlenecks and inefficiencies, and break down silos via interdepartmental and internal/external process participants. Certa’s no-code, drag and drop features allows…N/A
Microsoft BizTalk
Score 6.4 out of 10
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Pricing
CertaMicrosoft BizTalk Server
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Pricing Offerings
CertaMicrosoft BizTalk
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPricing is contingent on client's requirements, customizations, add-ons, etc., and is quoted on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us to schedule a demo and learn more.
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User Ratings
CertaMicrosoft BizTalk Server
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(7 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
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7.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
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5.0
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
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9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CertaMicrosoft BizTalk Server
Likelihood to Recommend
Certa
Our brief experience with Certa was great overall. We liked the many options it provided, and saw how easily it could help manage our company's needs. However, the app was not as intuitive to work our way through, especially for those in our company that are not tech savvy. The onboarding function was what I was most excited about while using it. The dashboard made it super easy to see the overview of a project and know the next steps that need to be taken, and help get everyone on the same page without having to send emails, calls or texts to give updates. However, when deciding whether to continue with Certa or go a different route, the choice was hard, but he had enough employees struggling and unsure on the app that made the end decision
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Microsoft
BizTalk is well suited as middleware. Where you wish to translate an input file into an output file and send it to some endpoint. In our case, we used it to convert and send files to SAP. In many ways, it very flexible, and you can do almost anything you want with it. In many ways, it's a better solution than your SAP XI or PI as middleware, since it's much less expensive, and allows you do interface with non-SAP systems.
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Pros
Certa
  • It made it easy to onboard suppliers
  • Internal and external team communication
  • Fully customizable
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Microsoft
  • It is very user friendly. Users can change rules during run time and change workflow.
  • Huge capacity for queueing messages. It supports all types of adapters like Oracle, Salesforce, SMTP, FTP, etc. Also users can built custom adaptors.
  • If users want to dynamically deploy their solution without any downtime, this is a perfect solution. BizTalk will be a good fit, especially for public-facing websites.
  • Well-proven in the market. I used it when developing a website for Virgin Trains, catering more than 800K user requests per day.
  • Helps in load balancing.
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Cons
Certa
  • Because it is fully customizable, we felt like there were too many options. Having more of a basic template for like-minded industries would be helpful.
  • Maneuvering around the app was not as easy as I'd hoped. We have several employees that aren't tech savvy, and it was hard getting them to use the app.
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Microsoft
  • Microsoft BizTalk is over engineered for some situtations
  • Microsoft BizTalk can be frustrating to use as it forces you to use the GUI as opposed to code
  • Microsoft BizTalk is very resource intensive to create integrations
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Likelihood to Renew
Certa
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Microsoft
BizTalk will always be required at this hospital.
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Usability
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Microsoft
I gave a 7 because this product BizTalk does need time and training to get familiar with the usability and features, it is not that easy to use.
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Support Rating
Certa
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Microsoft
BizTalk Server has been supported for more than 15 years. It is well proven in the market. Microsoft has provided excellent support with technical issues.
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Implementation Rating
Certa
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Microsoft
Make sure you have everybody and all depts. On board during testing on test server.
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Alternatives Considered
Certa
We actually ended up picking JobNimbus over Certa only because we had employees that were already familier with JN and felt comfortable navigating and assisting other coworkers. It came down to JN and Certa and that was the only reason we didn't go with Certa. They were very comparable, but the few employees that are not tech savvy were having difficulties navigating Certa. I would not be opposed to using Certa in the future or recommending it to other companies.
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Microsoft
BizTalk was selected here mainly because it is easy to integrate to a .NET application (most of them are Web Service, WCF SOAP, WCF REST and Web API) and many backend databases are Microsoft SQL Server. Another benefit is that the monitoring job is easy to set up and centralize with other .NET application monitoring jobs.
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Return on Investment
Certa
  • The contract software was great. We were spending money each month to have certified contracts signed and drawn up. Certa did a great job at including this feature, saving money overall.
  • Once all documents and contacts are inputted, so much time and effort would be saved. We would no longer need to call, email or follow up with each other to verify that tasks were completed.
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Microsoft
  • A positive impact has been the quicker turnaround time of a part request and that part showing up in SAP using Biztalk as middleware.
  • A somewhat negative impact has been the somewhat insufficient error logging/message capture settings that Biztalk provide. This has caused occasional delays when attempted to create parts for the business.
  • A somewhat negative impact has been the need to have a specialized developer who understands Biztalk to troubleshoot issues with the Biztalk and SAP interaction when creating parts, and when adding new fields to the parts.
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ScreenShots

Certa Screenshots

Screenshot of Comprehensive risk scores, vendor validations, and tailored questionnaires that automatically identify risks. Reduces manual workarounds & route procurement requests to the correct department automatically, letting a team make informed decisions.Screenshot of Certa Intake gives business users and requesters one centralized portal to launch requests, use guided flows to make requesting easier, dashboards that shows status of all current open items, and make global searches.Screenshot of Standardizes contracting process, reduce manual intervention and empowers teams to manage agreement lifecycles with third parties.Screenshot of Track and measure the ESG performance of third-parties to stay compliant with government regulations.Screenshot of Certa can be used to customize business processes with simple drag and drop features.