Magic xpa Application Platform vs. Microsoft Application Server (deprecated)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Magic xpa Application Platform
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Magic xpa Application Platform is an application server and infrastructure from Magic Technologies in California.N/A
Microsoft Application Server (deprecated)
Score 8.2 out of 10
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Application Server is an expanded server role in the Windows Server® 2008 operating system. It provided an integrated environment for deploying and running custom, server-based business applications. These applications respond to requests that arrive over the network from remote client computers or from other applications. Application Server is deprecated.N/A
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
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Application Servers
Comparison of Application Servers features of Product A and Product B
Magic xpa Application Platform
7.0
1 Ratings
13% below category average
Microsoft Application Server (deprecated)
8.0
9 Ratings
0% above category average
IDE support6.01 Ratings9.09 Ratings
Security management8.01 Ratings9.09 Ratings
Administration and management7.01 Ratings7.09 Ratings
Application server performance7.01 Ratings9.09 Ratings
Installation8.01 Ratings7.19 Ratings
Open-source standards compliance6.01 Ratings7.08 Ratings
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User Ratings
Magic xpa Application PlatformMicrosoft Application Server (deprecated)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(9 ratings)
Usability
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Support Rating
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User Testimonials
Magic xpa Application PlatformMicrosoft Application Server (deprecated)
Likelihood to Recommend
Magic Software Enterprises
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.
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Microsoft
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.
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Pros
Magic Software Enterprises
  • 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.
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Microsoft
  • Microsoft Application Server has proven to be highly reliable and effective at deploying to all of its clients.
  • Application performance is surprisingly good and responsive even in bandwidth-constrained environments and generally very reliable.
  • All software programs are manageable from a single location, even when bandwidth is limited.
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Cons
Magic Software Enterprises
  • 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.
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Microsoft
  • Some security hotfixes and general release updates require restarts.
  • We wish it supported more applications out of the box.
  • Thin client support would be great for MS Application Server.
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Usability
Magic Software Enterprises
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Microsoft
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.
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Support Rating
Magic Software Enterprises
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Microsoft
Stability is one of the first things we consider when evaluating software. MS Application Server has been rock solid and has reduced the time that our IT staff dedicates to maintaining our legacy applications.
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Alternatives Considered
Magic Software Enterprises
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.
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Microsoft
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.
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Return on Investment
Magic Software Enterprises
  • 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.
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Microsoft
  • Our ROI has been great since it has enabled our IT staff to have a central location to perform application updates which enables us to save time and money.
  • Deployment is very easy since the internal applications that required constant updating are now updated in one central location.
  • It's a lot easier to be within compliance protocols requirements.
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