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BizTalk Saves the DayBizTalk is being used to move data between different systems of our company. Prior to BizTalk our old system were very unreliable but sense moving to BizTalk reliability has improved immensely,Pick up after faults quickly Detailed messaging Detailed Reporting,Hard to implement Reporting can be tough to dig in to Required 3rd party app for support,8,Less down time Easier solving issues when they arise,Microsoft Azure, Skype for Business, SkypeBiztalk's to me :)We use BizTalk in combination with TOPdesk. Each time a network device enters the network it's checked ito make sure this use is valid. If not: the device is disabled from the network. This is a small example of how easy it is to use BizTalk. If users want to see which hardware is registered to their name they click a button on the intranet page, next BizTalk provides the data for the answer.,The frequently used capabilities are very strong. It's quite simple to create basic tasks or connections to other systems.,I would like to see a better error messaging system.,7,There is absolutely a positive impact on our investments. Try not to solve all your issues with BizTalk.,Cordis,TOPdeskMicrosoft Biztalk is a versatile middleware tool at a reasonable priceBizTalk is used as middleware to interface various engineering applications with SAP. It's used primarily by engineering and material governance users. Their applications create materials and bill of materials, and BizTalk interfaces with those applications to create and update those materials and bills of materials in SAP.,BizTalk is great at mapping input files to output file (or input schemas to output schemas). It uses a pretty well designed mapping screen, and you drag arrows from one input field to the output field. You can also put all sorts of conditionals on the input to output fields mappings. That lets you change the output value based on more one input value, or if the input value has a certain value, or the absence of a value, you can set the output value to something else. BizTalk is good at connecting to SAP, and allows you to download SAP Idoc schemas to use in Orchestrations which allow you to send and receive SAP Idocs. BizTalk is pretty good at notifying you with email. In particular, you can have your Orchestrations send email based on a status. You can send email at the beginning, middle and end if you so desire. That is particularly useful developing and debugging orchestrations.,BizTalk needs to be better at tracking down errors after the fact. Input files by default get deleted after processing successfully, unless you specifically specify that they don't. This can be an issue where you need to see what the input file contained, since you may have errors showing up in your target platform, in our case this was SAP. BizTalk logging needs improved. It needs to be able to log the content of the messages it sends and receives. It would be good if the log had a link to the input and output files. BizTalk needs to allow a simple way to preserve the input and output files for debugging purposes. A master setting on the orchestration would be helpful for this.,7,A positive impact has been the quicker turnaround time of a part request and that part showing up in SAP using Biztalk as middleware. A somewhat negative impact has been the somewhat insufficient error logging/message capture settings that Biztalk provide. This has caused occasional delays when attempted to create parts for the business. A somewhat negative impact has been the need to have a specialized developer who understands Biztalk to troubleshoot issues with the Biztalk and SAP interaction when creating parts, and when adding new fields to the parts.,Jitterbit,Visual Studio.NET, Microsoft IISSimple walkthrough for BizTalkMicrosoft BizTalk is used in my organization as an integration tool across the whole organization to connect different LOB (line of business) applications, like CRM (customer relationship management) application, billing application, campaign management application and transaction management application.The main purpose of using the tool here is to play the message broker role and let different systems exchange data in a real time manner.,BizTalk uses Microsoft Visual Studio as the IDE (integrated development environment) tool, and it's very easy to use. The orchestration engine of BizTalk addresses resource issue very well for long-running business processes by dehydrating and rehydrating orchestration instances. BizTalk is very easy to integrate if the development is mainly on the Microsoft software family.,BizTalk mainly used in a publish-subscribe pattern, it has toolkits from ESB (Enterprise Services Bus), but it's not as good as other native ESB systems. BizTalk didn't provide many native adapters and it needs to be made by a developer or bought from a third party, like Amazon S3 adapter or SMS adapter. BizTalk only supports JSON in the latest version 2013 R2, and it needs to transform JSON to XML for internal mail box use and then transform from XML back to JSON.,7,If the Microsoft SQL Server database is used as well as other Microsoft applications, then BizTalk will be a good tool to add. Many .NET developers are available in the market if there is a requirement to use it to develop a BizTalk Server rapidly. If the organization is focused on open source tools or Java family, BizTalk may be not a good choice.,TIBCO, IBM Integration Bus, SAP Process Integration and Talend Enterprise Service Bus,TIBCO ActiveMatrix, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle Database 12c, MySQL, Talend Integration Suite, HP Application Lifecycle Management
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July 13, 2018

Microsoft BizTalk Review: "BizTalk Saves the Day"

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BizTalk is being used to move data between different systems of our company. Prior to BizTalk our old system were very unreliable but sense moving to BizTalk reliability has improved immensely
  • Pick up after faults quickly
  • Detailed messaging
  • Detailed Reporting
  • Hard to implement
  • Reporting can be tough to dig in to
  • Required 3rd party app for support
Great for moving data into Dynamics from multiple systems. If you don't have the staff it is difficult and time consuming to implement. Since implementing our failures have decreased dramatically and we have gotten positive feedback from end users.
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October 10, 2016

Microsoft BizTalk Review: "Biztalk's to me :)"

Score 7 out of 10
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We use BizTalk in combination with TOPdesk. Each time a network device enters the network it's checked ito make sure this use is valid. If not: the device is disabled from the network. This is a small example of how easy it is to use BizTalk. If users want to see which hardware is registered to their name they click a button on the intranet page, next BizTalk provides the data for the answer.
  • The frequently used capabilities are very strong. It's quite simple to create basic tasks or connections to other systems.
  • I would like to see a better error messaging system.
BizTalk fits perfectly in our environment. While the quantity of work is rising, the tech-department is not growing :(
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May 03, 2016

Review: "Microsoft Biztalk is a versatile middleware tool at a reasonable price"

Score 7 out of 10
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BizTalk is used as middleware to interface various engineering applications with SAP. It's used primarily by engineering and material governance users. Their applications create materials and bill of materials, and BizTalk interfaces with those applications to create and update those materials and bills of materials in SAP.
  • BizTalk is great at mapping input files to output file (or input schemas to output schemas). It uses a pretty well designed mapping screen, and you drag arrows from one input field to the output field. You can also put all sorts of conditionals on the input to output fields mappings. That lets you change the output value based on more one input value, or if the input value has a certain value, or the absence of a value, you can set the output value to something else.
  • BizTalk is good at connecting to SAP, and allows you to download SAP Idoc schemas to use in Orchestrations which allow you to send and receive SAP Idocs.
  • BizTalk is pretty good at notifying you with email. In particular, you can have your Orchestrations send email based on a status. You can send email at the beginning, middle and end if you so desire. That is particularly useful developing and debugging orchestrations.
  • BizTalk needs to be better at tracking down errors after the fact. Input files by default get deleted after processing successfully, unless you specifically specify that they don't. This can be an issue where you need to see what the input file contained, since you may have errors showing up in your target platform, in our case this was SAP.
  • BizTalk logging needs improved. It needs to be able to log the content of the messages it sends and receives. It would be good if the log had a link to the input and output files.
  • BizTalk needs to allow a simple way to preserve the input and output files for debugging purposes. A master setting on the orchestration would be helpful for this.
BizTalk is well suited as middleware. Where you wish to translate an input file into an output file and send it to some endpoint. In our case, we used it to convert and send files to SAP. In many ways, it very flexible, and you can do almost anything you want with it. In many ways, it's a better solution than your SAP XI or PI as middleware, since it's much less expensive, and allows you do interface with non-SAP systems.
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March 10, 2016

Microsoft BizTalk Review: "Simple walkthrough for BizTalk"

Score 7 out of 10
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Microsoft BizTalk is used in my organization as an integration tool across the whole organization to connect different LOB (line of business) applications, like CRM (customer relationship management) application, billing application, campaign management application and transaction management application.

The main purpose of using the tool here is to play the message broker role and let different systems exchange data in a real time manner.

  • BizTalk uses Microsoft Visual Studio as the IDE (integrated development environment) tool, and it's very easy to use.
  • The orchestration engine of BizTalk addresses resource issue very well for long-running business processes by dehydrating and rehydrating orchestration instances.
  • BizTalk is very easy to integrate if the development is mainly on the Microsoft software family.
  • BizTalk mainly used in a publish-subscribe pattern, it has toolkits from ESB (Enterprise Services Bus), but it's not as good as other native ESB systems.
  • BizTalk didn't provide many native adapters and it needs to be made by a developer or bought from a third party, like Amazon S3 adapter or SMS adapter.
  • BizTalk only supports JSON in the latest version 2013 R2, and it needs to transform JSON to XML for internal mail box use and then transform from XML back to JSON.

Microsoft BizTalk is good to use as a message broker tool to process long run business process across multiple applications, but may not be very good when the requirement is for a heavy real-time message queue or topic process or to distribute across multiple applications.

BizTalk is easy to integrate with .net family applications, but it may take more time for it to be integrated with other family applications like Java.

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