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Score 8 out of 100
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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

Zend Engine

I would say you can use Zend with any project of any size but in a personal experience I would recommend it more for small or medium sized projects. Since the code you will be writing with Zend has more verbosity than the one you can write with other frameworks, that might be a problem to maintain larger projects.
Jean Paul Ruiz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Servers

Magic xpa Application Platform
7.0
Zend Engine
IDE support
Magic xpa Application Platform
6.0
Zend Engine
Security management
Magic xpa Application Platform
8.0
Zend Engine
Administration and management
Magic xpa Application Platform
7.0
Zend Engine
Application server performance
Magic xpa Application Platform
7.0
Zend Engine
Installation
Magic xpa Application Platform
8.0
Zend Engine
Open-source standards compliance
Magic xpa Application Platform
6.0
Zend Engine

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

Zend Engine

  • The Zend Framework excels at productivity. It's lightweight, loosely-coupled enough to provide 90% of the functionality that everyone needs out of the door, but also customizeable enough to meet the remaining 10% should your business need it.
  • Because the Zend Framework is functionality focused (also supported by the actual PHP developers) - it is light enough to hit the ground running with. Having no configuration files to get rolling is also a huge plus.
  • The documentation of the Zend Framework is reliable, updated & succint. I have not encountered an issue that I could not easily troubleshoot from looking at the documentation.
Matthew Mariner | 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

Zend Engine

  • The code isn't that easy to understand.
  • The learning curve compared to other frameworks is bigger.
Jean Paul Ruiz | 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

Zend Engine

It isn't the fastest but is one of the faster available. It's the only one currently supported actively by the PHP team itself.You might find more classes in Symfony for instance, but in the end, most of the core files will be supported above Zend classes either by extension or by encapsulation.The only con that I see is the learning curve required to adopt this framework, and the amount of additional work you will have to do to build PHP based apps with it.
Jean Paul Ruiz | 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

Zend Engine

  • Overall, Zend PHP Engine has had a positive return on our business objective of creating a medium sized web-application, debugging the application to assess problems before they occur, and to create dynamic API calls via our backend custom software.
Matthew Mariner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Magic xpa Application Platform

General

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

Zend Engine

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Magic xpa Application Platform
8.0
Zend Engine
7.0

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