IBM CICS Transaction Server vs. SAP NetWeaver Application Server

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
IBM CICS Transaction Server
Score 9.9 out of 10
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IBM CICS (Customer Information Control System) is mixed-language application server that runs on IBM z/OS. CICS® Transaction Server, often called CICS, is used for hosting transactional enterprise applications in a hybrid architecture.N/A
SAP NetWeaver AS
Score 7.1 out of 10
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Pricing
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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
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Features
IBM CICS Transaction ServerSAP NetWeaver Application Server
Application Servers
Comparison of Application Servers features of Product A and Product B
IBM CICS Transaction Server
8.0
2 Ratings
1% above category average
SAP NetWeaver Application Server
8.3
4 Ratings
4% above category average
IDE support5.01 Ratings8.14 Ratings
Security management9.02 Ratings8.14 Ratings
Administration and management9.02 Ratings9.14 Ratings
Application server performance10.02 Ratings8.44 Ratings
Installation8.02 Ratings8.44 Ratings
Open-source standards compliance7.02 Ratings7.44 Ratings
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IBM CICS Transaction ServerSAP NetWeaver Application Server
Small Businesses
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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Medium-sized Companies
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Enterprises
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User Ratings
IBM CICS Transaction ServerSAP NetWeaver Application Server
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(2 ratings)
8.4
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
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9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
IBM CICS Transaction ServerSAP NetWeaver Application Server
Likelihood to Recommend
IBM
IBM CICS Transaction Server is multi-decades proven transaction server which is very scalable, very secured, easy to use, has good transactional capabilities, works well all other mainframe resources such as Db2, languages on IBM mainframe, has access control capabilities in terms of who can access the transaction for read mode vs update mode, etc.
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SAP
SAP NetWeaver is well suited for contract file storage and management. SAP NetWeaver is less appropriate for entering in time and attendance.
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Pros
IBM
  • De facto standard in the legacy enterprise
  • Multiplatform connection
  • Native connection with DB2
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SAP
  • Control of inventory
  • Organization of my clients
  • Complete reports
  • Autorization by level
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Cons
IBM
  • Would like to see the transaction response matrix on the average transaction response among all requests.
  • Would like to see GUI tool to be able to see currently running transactions
  • Would like to be able to get the details of where the cics transaction was triggered from
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SAP
  • sometimes in linux OS we face several issues during start and stop. Sometimes Zombie process still exists after clean shutdown that time we need to manually kill those processes otherwise it might not start properly. Here SAP can improve.
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Support Rating
IBM
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SAP
I did not give SAP NetWeaver a 10, only because getting access to it initially can be tricky and sometimes it's very slow to load up.
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Alternatives Considered
IBM
There is no comparison, in practice, the possibility of using the latest programming languages but, above all, the databases can be different and more modern than DL1.
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SAP
Most of the other applications only provide one business module to use, whereas SAP Netweaver Application server can cover all business areas. It provides both ABAP & Java features, meaning it can host Portal applications and be also used for having online transactions. The application codes are easily modifiable & can be made to fit user needs. This application is suited for all type of business demands
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Return on Investment
IBM
  • It has allowed us to use our decades old code and still continue to support the business
  • Allows us to have faster time to market and modernize our systems
  • We can still continue to use our legacy resources for modern systems
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SAP
  • Great ROI. We need to invest in new developments, making it more functional for our business.
  • We have requests that couldn't be duplicated. Maybe we need to pay to fix that.
  • We have a lot of transactions and don't have anyone that can guide us to the ones that we need to improve our business.
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