TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Reviews

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Guy DeBacker | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 06, 2019

The easiest way to replicate our Dynamics 365 CRM data on premise

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • The setup of both the sending as the receiving side is easy, you don't really need expert skills to set up the "technical" part.
  • We don't need a complicated ETL tool to extract the data from the Cloud environment.
  • The overall management of what needs to be synchronized is straight forward.
  • Thanks to the specific SCRIBE fields in the receiving database we have a track of deleted records (for which we don't have anything in the CRM database).
  • The synchronization is not fast and seems to do some unnecessary work.
  • Selecting the entities to synchronize is quite tedious, you need to scroll through quite a big list (especially when you have a lot of custom entities) a filter would be welcome.
  • You need to manually update the metadata of the sending connection to see newly created entities, it would be nice if you could schedule those tasks too.
  • We already had quite some situations where MS changed things in the data model of CRM that caused issues in the sync tasks.
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Leonardo Cruz | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 16, 2019

TIBCO BusinessWorks Review by Leonardo Cruz Mesa

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • It is a product that allows distributed solutions that complies with SOA principles
  • With the principle of non-code, it helps companies have more agility and better understand their processes and fulfill the business objectives.
  • Manage real-time information for new business decision-making strategies
  • There are few customers with the product in my country Colombia. So the potential of the platform is not known.
  • Not much documentation for independent developers.
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Joshua Moesa | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 10, 2019

Interconnect everything fast and accurate

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Zero-code development. Model driven which makes it more easy to explain integration solutions to less technical stakeholders.
  • A lot of configuration options to make robust solutions. Think of fault-tolerance, loadbalancing, circuit breaking, session pooling etc.
  • Openness so it can be integrated in your own CI/CD pipelines and monitoring solutions.
  • The (Java fat client) UI of BW5 feels outdated compared to current user interface standards. Successor BW6/BWCE is Eclipse based and allthough it's an improvement you still need to cope with the ux quirks. In the future I would like to see a webbased UI.
  • The BW process development tools heavily lean on XML and Xpath. Therefore, processing big documents isn't recommended. You need to consider this upfront.
  • Due to the ease of use of the development tools, you can build robust solutions very quickly. It would be nice if the tooling would provide optimization tips (using AI) during development.
  • Docker base image of BusinessWorks Container Edition is quite big. Allthough latest version has adressed this.
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Salah BENAMIRA | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 06, 2019

TIBCO BW : The rolls royce of integration solutions

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Quick developement
  • Quick deployment
  • Easy monitoring
  • Easy scaling
  • API Rest and JSON tools are not natively available in the designer V5
  • Sometimes the mapping tab presents some bugs (for example : if statement)
  • Maven cannot be used to build TIBCO BusinessWorks projects
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Gavin Atkinson | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 06, 2019

Wish I had found Scribe years ago !

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Centralised administration of all integration solutions. The ability to sign-in once and quickly administrate and develop across multiple sites is just great.
  • Easy modification when changes are required. Customer requirement change all the time, with Scribe you simple make a small few changes. Integration changes no longer mean a full release, customer code etc.
  • Support for many connectors - We haven't yet had a customer where a connector isn't available, the local agents are great where clients are still on premises.
  • Easy Debugging - The validation means that most things just work, but when you do hit a problem the step by step debugger is so useful to quickly identify where the problem lies.
  • We have one situation where we required to use REST and a bearer token. While Scribe used REST it didn't support bearer token. This needs to be added.
  • History logs just disappear after a period. Sometimes you may only run a job every few months, could we just keep all logs. Also sometimes you make a mistake, as administrator could I just be able to clear any log if I need to ?
  • Query runner - When we have clients with a local agent we often don't have access to their system (eg; SQL Server). We can build a integration to run a custom query and preview it, but it's clunky to do. Couldn't we have a query window so we could send native queries via the local agent and get test results.
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yixiang Shan | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 05, 2019

Tibco BW is relatively a very good product for implementing the Enterprise/Corporate level backend data processing

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • The main strength of Tibco BusinessWorks is the seamless integration of development/testing/deployment.
  • The learning curve of Tibco BusinessWorks Designer is not so steep, which helps to achieve a quick to the market strategy.
  • The many levels configuration overriding possibility makes the solution flexible.
  • The RESTful + JSON support is still not too perfect.
  • The integration with the native self-developed Java modules is still lacking general framework support.
  • It's too flexible to override the configuration properties on domain/engine/process/server levels and sometimes causes project management and maintenance problems.
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Lorenzo Lombardi | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 04, 2019

TIBCO Cloud Integration is the way to go for earning time in critical integration

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Easy to implement and customize.
  • The solution is fully integrated between SugarCRM and WCA.
  • Fast and easy to debug.
  • The placement of the GUI interfaces can be confusing.
  • I'd rather have a split window screen (menu left and edit right) when editing a block property.
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Jim Wolf | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 03, 2019

Scribe - Easy to Use, Functional and Fantastic

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • The creation of integration maps is straightforward.
  • The ability to schedule when solutions are run is of great value because we need to have systems updated in a particular order. Scheduling makes this easy.
  • When errors do occur, the error messages give enough information to allow us to diagnose how we need to fix records as necessary.
  • The system could be a little faster when navigating within maps. Sometimes there are delays while the page loads.
  • There could be more examples of how to use Scribe in the documentation.
  • I would suggest that Scribe provide suggestions when sending error messages eg Have you tried to refresh the metadata? This would save contacting support for some people.
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Allen Reinke | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 03, 2019

TIBCO Cloud Integrations

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Multiple connection options, as well as customization of your own connectors.
  • Allowed for connecting to various systems, even a client's old legacy COBAL based system.
  • REST and allowance to create custom connections, allowed us to close several client deals.
  • Training for custom connector building is limited.
  • If you are not a developer, learning to create custom connections is something you may have to outsource; it has a very steep learning curve.
  • Some of the basic connectors (i.e. MS Dynamics GP) are a bit more limited than the on-premise version for Scribe Insight.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 09, 2019

TIBCO Scribe Is a Powerful, Drag-and-Drop Tool for Data Integration and Transformation

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Near-real time integration of multiple systems along with data validation and translation in the integration maps.
  • Integration Events have also been used in the past to display related data from a different system on-load, rather than always copying data and storing it in multiple places.
  • Massive data uploads are useful, for example, when adding a new field to records and loading correct data on all the records as a starting place.
  • TIBCO Scribe also has so many connectors. We've used D365CE, D365BC, SQL, Excel, HubSpot, and ODBC.
  • Logic built into the functions and drag and drop actions make creating maps pretty painless and very powerful.
  • Some level of beginner training would be great. There are some commands that aren't immediately clear what the slight difference is between each one and what scenarios make one command better than another.
  • Similarly, example Scribe maps could also be useful, if that's possible. Again, it was a little slow for me getting started and seeing examples always makes things easier for me to understand.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 09, 2019

Great for Dynamics CRM

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Easy integration, even for non-programmers
  • It can connect to a lot of different systems/databases easily
  • The support is helpful and questions are answered fast and professionally. And if nothing helps, you get remote live-support
  • Good on-site training available
  • It is fast and (the CRM module) has the ability to cache query results
  • The debugger is a pain. Sometimes it is hard to find an issue
  • It is not possible to split the integrations into steps. You need to copy/paste (and maintain) integration-steps that are used in multiple integrations
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 06, 2019

A lot of potential, but it's got a long way to go

Score 3 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Scribe has a lot of connectors for different types of sources and targets
  • Security is easy to maintain in Scribe
  • Scribe's use of graphical mapping designer makes it easy to visualize what a map is doing
  • List view filtering is annoying in the interface. It does not save your filter or page that you were viewing. So if you click on a solution and then return to the list, the view is reset. You also cannot filter on solution status.
  • Often the metadata for sources and targets do not display in mappings. Sometimes you have to close and reopen a map several times before the fields will display. It's extremely slow.
  • There is no way to stop run-away processes via the application. I've had many instances where a process has been hung and cannot be stopped without calling in a ticket. Usually, it perpetually stay s in that state and you end up needing to recreate the solution.
  • There is no way to purge the internal database file used on the Scribe agent. Once it reaches a maximum size (which is small), the agent becomes unusable and needs to be retired.
  • It's difficult to manage which solutions are using which agents and which solutions are using which connections. There should be easier ways to report on this information.
  • Often your changes appear to have been saved but are actually not saved and the solution does not run correctly.
  • I've had instances where a source Oracle view is inputting x number of records but Scribe does not process them and does not produce any sort of error. It just looks as if there was nothing to process. This happens randomly.
  • The "statistics" produced by the solutions do not make it easy to understand which maps produced which update/create counts. Also, the record counts are difficult to interpret and also thrown off by batching. Other cloud services seem to be able to produce easy to read record counts by step even when they include batching. Not sure why this cannot.
  • There is no good instruction for determining the correct number of maps per solution or number of agents per server that are recommended.
  • There is no facility for running pre and post processing commands (like in other similiar apps). So you cannot have a script to check for presence of a file or to delete a file or create a trigger file.
  • Flat file handling is not very powerful and is clunky. If you want to change the delimiter used by a source or target file, you need to manually recreate the entire definition. You can import from a sample file, but the individual field type and sizes are lost.
  • If you want to reassign a connection for a solution (like UAT to PROD), you need to go into each individual map and change the source there instead of being able to do it at the solution level.
  • There is no way to copy a solution. You can have to export all the maps individually, create a new solution and then import all those maps. Then go into each one and wait for the metadata to refresh and then save each one (sometime several times) in order for it to become "complete".
  • The progress counter is very slow to update on running solutions
  • When a solution is running, there is no way to tell which map is currently executing within the solution.
  • If you run an individual step within a solution instead of the entire solution, there is no way to tell which step is running until it's done.
  • Validation within a map is cloogy. the slowness of the interface causes lag in the map validation. this flags errors that no longer exist.
  • Mapping fields could be easier. there is no marker on the source side to show which fields have been mapped and which haven't. This is a pain when you have hundreds of fields to map. Other similar apps show a check mark.
  • There are so many little things that could be improved about the user interface. I could go on and on.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 27, 2019

Best in the Industry

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Less time to develop and deploy
  • Ease of maintenance
  • Easy business integration
  • Cloud integration is not well explored
  • Restful JSON is not fully supported
  • Version 6 is unfinished
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 18, 2019

TIBCO Cloud Integration Review - Powerful data integration products.

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Scribe can dependably map or sync data between systems. When you have different systems being used by many departments, this is the tool to keep the data in-sync!
  • API's are widely used by many applications and companies. Tibco Cloud Integration allows companies to integrate data from an older ERP system with a newer system using an API.
  • Tibco provides the flexibility for business users, developers and anyone in-between to understand where data is moving within their organization.
  • One example of flexibility of the solution is easily manipulating data on the fly.
  • Tibco has some older products. Those products have newer alternatives rising to the top.
  • BusinessWorks is a little difficult for users with no programming experience.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 10, 2019

Live fast with BusinessWorks

Score 5 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Abstraction of logic
  • Robustness (very high)
  • Good maintainance
  • Versatility
  • Usability of GUI (too many settings in too many places)
  • Slow management interface
  • Difficult to learn
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 06, 2019

A competitive iPaaS product

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • The price of the Scribe Online integration platform is very competitive with the features provided.
  • The ease of use for designing solutions is good.
  • The web-based interface makes it easy to manage from any location without installing operating system specific client-side software.
  • Field mapping is not easy to use and is not clear which fields are mapped where or if they're utilized at all
  • There are often delays when opening solutions or mappings and waiting 10-30 seconds for the cache to fully load before being able to click on the next item. This can be quite frustrating to navigate.
  • The session timeout of 2 hours is kind of aggressive and the login page doesn't play nice with LastPass extension (often have to refresh for it to behave correctly)
  • It doesn't seem to support using multiple tabs in parallel
  • It would be nice to be able to copy/clone individual elements of a solution rather than only exporting the entire solution. Even better (though might be impossible/challenging to implement) would be to build an element and have it referencable from other solutions so you can edit one and have the changes present in both (rather than just a copy that is independent).
  • There is no centrally managed High Water Mark feature: each operation in a solution uses its own independent High Water Mark so it is possible for them to be out of sync of each other if operations take a while to run
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 06, 2019

Great tool for real-time data integration projects

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • TIBCO BusinessWorks does really well in the DB adapters. We can configure and be set up and running in minutes.
  • Design and implementation of business process is pretty simple and intuitive.
  • Debugging capabilities other than debugging Java code. It is addressed with the latest version of Business Studio.
  • Plugins or adapters for the new technologies. Even SFTP plugins are introduced late in the market and it is not part of the standard bundle. It has to be purchased separately.
  • RV is very complex to understand for a newcomer.
  • Debugging limitations.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 06, 2019

Easy to use product with some reliability issues

Score 4 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Good user interface
  • Good customer support
  • Easy to build new Scribe applications
  • Somewhat unreliable at times; system wide slow downs or crashes; software glitches or errors
  • Not able to easily trace reasons or causes of problems
  • Not easy to organize solutions
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 06, 2019

Efficiently Integrates Data from Multiple Sources

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Easily maps data.
  • Provides the ability to use logic with data.
  • Quick response when syncing data.
  • Could provide simpler connector requirements.
  • We've had difficulty troubleshooting issues without involving support.
  • Provide templates to follow as a guide.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 06, 2019

Great experience with Scribe Online integration

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Flexible scheduling of jobs for SQL server.
  • Reliability of data copies from cloud to on-premise.
  • Custom one-time jobs can also be created (both small and big) as per user requirements.
  • On some occasions, the scheduled jobs fail due to technical glitches. This can be improved for better user experience.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 05, 2019

Very good performances and high stability of the infrastructure

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • We strongly appreciate the stability of our infrastructure. Issues do appear not frequently at all.
  • It is easy to discuss with TIBCO designers/development teams and infrastructure teams.
  • Fixes and new versions are frequently provided.
  • TIBCO support is not good and does not answer in good times when we have issues. They often try to win some time while we are in trouble!
  • We strongly regret that Tibco BW6 changed too many things regarding the administration and deployment of BW instances.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 03, 2019

Scribe your integration for success!

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Scribe allows integration to our CRM and Marketo.
  • Having partners that know the solution very well and who are very informative.
  • Having agents for on-prem is very helpful.
  • There are some issues with different browsers that could be improved.
  • More details on the error messages, so that they are actually helpful to end users.
  • More logging/reporting options.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Pre-built connectors (97)
7.4
Connector modification (8)
7.3
Support for real-time and batch integration (95)
7.3
Data quality services (6)
7.2
Data security features (7)
6.7
Monitoring console (97)
6.4

About TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe)

TIBCO Cloud™ Integration is an enterprise iPaaS platform. It offers capabilities matching users of various skill levels, so that they can connect cloud apps, build hybrid integration flows across on-premises systems, and develop microservices and IoT edge applications. It takes a drag-and-drop and API-led design approach, and has a deploy-anywhere model. The vendor's goal is to help users get their apps connected more quickly and easily.

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Features

Cloud Data Integration Features
Has featurePre-built connectors
Does not have featureConnector modification
Has featureSupport for real-time and batch integration
Does not have featureData quality services
Does not have featureData security features
Has featureMonitoring console
Additional Features
Has featureZero Code Graphical Designer
Has featureContainer and PaaS Support
Has featureEnterprise Scale

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TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Integrations

Salesforce.com, HubSpot, Microsoft SQL Server, Marketo, Microsoft Dynamics GP, SAP ERP, MySQL, Oracle Database (legacy), Oracle Eloqua, NetSuite, Sugar Sell (SugarCRM), PostgreSQL, Pardot, ServiceNow, Shopify, Google Analytics, Jira Software, Sage Intacct, ON24, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV), Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (formerly Dynamics AX), Microsoft Dynamics 365 (formerly Microsoft Dynamics CRM), Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento)

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Competitors

Dell Boomi, Mulesoft, IBM

Pricing

  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
  • Entry-level set up fee?Optional
EditionPricing DetailsTerms
BasicStarting from $400 per month, billed annuallynumber of iPaaS apps
PremiumStarting from $1,500 per month, billed annuallynumber of iPaaS apps; includes additional functionality

For more details, see https://www.tibco.com/products/cloud-integration/pricing-plans

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Support Options

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TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise, SaaS
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Mac
Mobile Application:No
Supported Countries:Global
Supported Languages: English