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Score 8 out of 100
101 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Magic xpa Application Platform

In our experience, the product performs really well when interfacing systems with ERP's through SQL server database tables, but we've even made some interfaces with the web service functionality included with the magic xpi integration platform. Also, we've made some SAP Business One - SAP Business One interfaces, for copying information from one company to another and even between two different ERP systems.
Guillermo Villamizar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Application Server

Microsoft Application Server has been incredible this past year during COVID. Previously I would have said that we could go without it, but after this past season, I’m glad we have utilized it. Without having this software set up prior to COVID, we would have been in a tough situation. I mention COVID a lot because we were able to continue our work almost seamlessly this entire year.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Servers

Magic xpa Application Platform
7.0
Microsoft Application Server
8.8
IDE support
Magic xpa Application Platform
6.0
Microsoft Application Server
8.4
Security management
Magic xpa Application Platform
8.0
Microsoft Application Server
9.8
Administration and management
Magic xpa Application Platform
7.0
Microsoft Application Server
8.8
Application server performance
Magic xpa Application Platform
7.0
Microsoft Application Server
9.8
Installation
Magic xpa Application Platform
8.0
Microsoft Application Server
8.4
Open-source standards compliance
Magic xpa Application Platform
6.0
Microsoft Application Server
7.4

Pros

Magic xpa Application Platform

  • The UI is really simple to use, you have source/destination mapping for the items.
  • The scheduler gives you a lot of options when executing the models.
  • The error handling is usually pretty good and the errors can be corrected fast.
Guillermo Villamizar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Application Server

  • Enables you to host on-prem and legacy applications remotely without the complexity.
  • MS Application Server has been rock solid and requires very little maintenance.
  • You have the ability to manage your on-prem and legacy applications in one centralized location.
  • Applications are very fast and responsive even while being access remotely.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Magic xpa Application Platform

  • Although the scenarios may be online, the main service usually freezes and the processes can't transact any data. With a single restart of the service, the processes will be functioning again.
  • The support for more applications would be nice, even though there is a nice number of them. Most of the main applications in the market are supported.
  • The licensing for the software may be a little confusing; you can't buy individual licenses as they come in packages of four.
Guillermo Villamizar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Application Server

  • Wish MS Application Server has support for more third-party providers.
  • Patching the server requires reboots which is a common issue with MS hotfixes and service packs.
  • Cheaper technical support options from Microsoft would be great.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Magic xpa Application Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Application Server

Microsoft Application Server 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I have found Microsoft Application Server to be incredibly easy to use. I have used dozens of similar programs and have always struggled to navigate through all the functions. So far I have been able to adapt and learn this software with ease. I rarely run into a problem that I wasn’t easily able to move forward on with a few tips.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Magic xpa Application Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Application Server

Microsoft Application Server 9.0
Based on 5 answers
MS Application Server has been great for our company it has enabled us to free up IT staff and lowered the maintenance costs of our internal application maintenance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Magic xpa Application Platform

Honestly, we have only used and evaluated magic xpi/xpa platforms because of the recommendation of our SAP Business One main supplier, who has previously used the platform for their developments. So far, we have no regrets with the acquisition of the platform and we are very happy with its performance.
Guillermo Villamizar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Application Server

It has a similar feature to what Microsoft Application Server has but at a greater cost and also having to deal with another vendor when we could use a full Microsoft Stack for better training and support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Magic xpa Application Platform

  • The implementation time for this kind of projects has been greatly reduced.
  • Certifying an In-House resource in the Magix xpi and xpa platforms is probably the best option, considering all of the projects that can be developed in the future without the need of an external consultant.
  • The processes that have been automatized with the Magic xpi platform helped reduce human error and the time those processes took to finish.
Guillermo Villamizar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Application Server

  • We are able to perform our accounting and timekeeping tasks in a worry free environment
  • Are employees are able to do their functions quicker, therefore leaving more time to focus on our children and clients.
  • We purchased the server at a great price at a time we were willing to pay just about any amount of money to purchase a new server since we the server we had previously crashed.
Frances LeClair | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Magic xpa Application Platform

General

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

Microsoft Application Server

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Magic xpa Application Platform
8.0
Microsoft Application Server
9.0

Usability

Magic xpa Application Platform
Microsoft Application Server
10.0

Support Rating

Magic xpa Application Platform
Microsoft Application Server
9.0

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