IBM App Connect vs. UiPath Integration Service

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
IBM App Connect
Score 8.7 out of 10
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IBM’s App Connect is a cloud-based data integration platform with data mapping and transformation capabilities within connectors between high-volume systems. App Connect also offers near-real time data synchronization and an API builder that is adaptable to the user’s coding skill level.N/A
UiPath Integration Service
Score 5.2 out of 10
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UiPath Integration Service (including technology from Cloud Elements, following UiPath's acquisition of the company in 2021) is a cloud API integration service that uses cooperative apps to connect an organization’s customers, partners and employees to the cloud services they use. The vendor says that by using their pre-built elements, their one-to-many approach connects applications with services, each through a single API. The organization’s app can instantly share data with other applications…N/A
Pricing
IBM App ConnectUiPath Integration Service
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IBM App ConnectUiPath Integration Service
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Features
IBM App ConnectUiPath Integration Service
Cloud Data Integration
Comparison of Cloud Data Integration features of Product A and Product B
IBM App Connect
8.8
7 Ratings
9% above category average
UiPath Integration Service
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Ratings
Pre-built connectors9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Connector modification8.26 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for real-time and batch integration8.97 Ratings00 Ratings
Data quality services8.97 Ratings00 Ratings
Data security features8.97 Ratings00 Ratings
Monitoring console8.67 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
IBM App ConnectUiPath Integration Service
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(8 ratings)
8.6
(8 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
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Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
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Support Rating
8.0
(2 ratings)
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User Testimonials
IBM App ConnectUiPath Integration Service
Likelihood to Recommend
IBM
- great when you need to integrate applications without any message lost or duplicated and when transnationality is important - if you need the highest throughput possible and not much (or not at all) mapping is required, a system like Kafka is more appropriate
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UiPath
Cloud Elements shines when you want to offer multiple options to the user on a type of system, such as supporting integration to CRM and wanting to offer Dynamics, Salesforce, and HubSpot on equal footing. If you only have a single integration with a single system, using Cloud Elements adds an unnecessary layer of abstraction.
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Pros
IBM
  • Just the ability to display and consume data through a single dashboard makes this a great application for our business purposes.
  • With the ability to consume their exposed API, data validation and manipulation becomes a breeze.
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UiPath
  • The API itself is very robust and easy to use, being a standard REST interface, standard HTTP response codes, well-packaged error messages, etc.
  • Their uptime is great! I think I've seen one (short) 5-minute' blip' the entire time we've been connected for any type of primary function.
  • Their support is top notch, they respond quickly, and the team that works with you is communicative and knowledgable.
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Cons
IBM
  • The development and the transformation capability is not so great. I believe IBM is looking to incorporate some of features of IBM APP Connect into API Connect.
  • The authentications features are no way close to CA API Management (f.k.a Laye r7).
  • The development experience is not as good as Apigee's.
  • The GUI should be improved. Maybe the product team should see the other API management tools in their offering.
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UiPath
  • The only thing I can think of that they could improve is the quality of the assets they produce in the go-to-market process. This is a huge value add service, but the quality of what was produced was lower than what we would have produced internally. We spent more time going back and forth on the assets than it would have taken us to build them from scratch.
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Likelihood to Renew
IBM
It is the best on-premise application to cloud integration in the market. I guess IBM is planning to integrate IBM App Connect with the IBM API Connect solution.
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UiPath
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Usability
IBM
You can do some really powerful things with this system. The overall design is an attempt to make configurable some of the routine tasks/common functionality, but allow for development/customization of the core of the application.
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UiPath
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Support Rating
IBM
Support is good, however it takes longer than expected to get responses. When bugs are reported they often seem to fall into a black hole.
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UiPath
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Alternatives Considered
IBM
We did not select Cast Iron as our iPaaS solution, it was the weakest competitor in the field that we evaluated. Our experience was that it was not nearly as easy to learn, without in-depth training and guidance, and the developer UI was extremely buggy. We subjected each of the vendors to a battery of integrations, from simple to challenging, and it fell short on each one. One of the most simple integrations was grabbing a CSV file from an FTP source, parsing the data, doing a small amount of transformation, then inserting that data into an Azure MSSQL DB. After 2 hours on the phone with the Cast Iron support team, we were still unable to get this working.
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UiPath
At the time we found Cloud Elements we found no other option that had a Unified API for cloud storage providers.
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Return on Investment
IBM
  • I don't see any negative Impact .
  • I like using this tool to do my job.
  • I am comfortable using this tool.
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UiPath
  • Not my area of expertise, but it made my job as an implementer much easier, especially after finishing the first integration.
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