Astera Centerprise Review
Updated January 23, 2024

Astera Centerprise Review

Rahul Singhal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Astera Centerprise

Astera Centerprise is being used by the IT Application Department in Aspen Medical Products. It is being used to integrate the Magento eCommerce platform to host the company's website with ERP Application (IQMS). I've been using the Astera Centerprise for the last 5 years to create Integration Dataflows, Workflows, Scheduled jobs to integrate the Magento and IQMS APIs. These jobs run round the clock from 4 am till midnight 7 days a week to keep the data flowing between the applications. The data includes customers orders, customer's account setups, address information updates, Credit limit updates, Customer's product pricing updates, etc...
  • API integrations vis REST Web Service transformation
  • Stored Procedure integration via SQL statement Lookup transformation
  • Bulk imports and exports to and from tables
  • Data dumps from SQL tables to excel, csv, text files etc...
  • EDI Integrations like 810, 856, 940, 945 etc.. via Astera Centerprise Data Integrator plus EDI Connect
  • I would say Server Monitor is not very user-friendly. Astera [Centerprise] can add sorting features on different columns to make it more intuitive
  • The search box in server monitor doesn't display the the way I expect.
  • Astera CDI can add Temp tables object to store staging/temporary data instead of using excel or data files.
Suited scenarios: 1) It is really good in integrating the REST APIs

2) Data preview feature is really good which helps in debugging of dataflow easier and faster. Per my knowledge, Astera Centerprise is not very well suited for very large data loads.

3) The new combined CDI+ Edi Connect tool gives the best of both worlds where you can consume the source 850 EDI files and also generate the outbound EDI files like 940, 810, 856 etc. and also use all CDI transformations to massage the data as needed.

Overall Satisfaction Continued

  • REST API client, Rest Connection to generate refresh API tokens
  • EDI Connect features like EDI message parser, source, destination.
  • Loop feature to loop the records in the workflows
  • Sending Outbound EDi files like 940, 855, 856, 810 etc..
  • Instead of using Mulesoft which was very costly tool, we chose Astera Centerprise which helped in saving thousands of dollars in licensing fees per year.
  • Last year we were looking for EDI tools for our needs to consume EDI files like 850 and also generate the outbound EDI files like 810, 856 etc. but after comparing others in the market, Astera's EDI Connect was the best choice for us as it was much cheaper and Integrating with our existing Astera CDI tool was easier.
For us Astera Centerprise is a better tool as it helps in solving 2 problems. We use it as both an ETL tool as well as API integration tool. MuleSoft Anypoint Platform is used for API integration only. So we chose Astera Centerprise over MuleSoft. We're now using to EDI integration also.

Do you think Astera Centerprise delivers good value for the price?


Are you happy with Astera Centerprise's feature set?


Did Astera Centerprise live up to sales and marketing promises?


Did implementation of Astera Centerprise go as expected?


Would you buy Astera Centerprise again?


Astera Centerprise Feature Ratings

Connect to traditional data sources
Simple transformations
Complex transformations
Data model creation
Business rules and workflow
Testing and debugging

Using Astera Centerprise

4 - They represent the same business functions like me IT applications.
2 - Skilles required are IT applications skills, ETL methodology, EDI knowledge.
  • REST API connection
  • ETL data sync
  • EDI inbound and outbounds
  • REST API client
  • EDI files consumption and generation for Inbound and Outbound
  • Not sure for now
We've been using Astera Centerprise application for the last 6 years and we've already added EDI connect to it. Both applications are working really well for our enterprise needs so far with no issues, so we'll continue renewing the licenses.

Evaluating Astera Centerprise and Competitors

Yes - Last year we were planning to buy new tool for EDI connections and instead of buying new one we approached Astera and they provided us the EDI Connect which was added to Centerprise stack and working really well for us so far.
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
  • Prior Experience with the Product
Product Usability
It will be same selection process.

Astera Centerprise Implementation

Astera support provided us implementation/installation tutorial and we were able to perform all the activities. Also one of the support was there to shadow us to make sure the process was smooth with no issues.
Change management was minimal
  • None. It was smooth using the installation tutorials provided by Astera support

Astera Centerprise Training

I had a previous experience of working on ETL and datawarehousing tools like Informatica and SSIS, so it was quite easy for me to work on Astera CDI.

Astera Centerprise Support

They are really fast in their responses and also always ready to jump on the quick Teams call to understand and fix the technical issues.
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
No premium support
Yes - Yes it was resolved in a timely manner.
Yes, last year I was stuck to design a solution to generate the outbound EDI 810 (Invoice) file using my Integration dataflow. Their support really helped me to find the solution and i was able to implement it.

Using Astera Centerprise

Astera Centerprise is an easy to use ETL tool and very good customer service. If you're stuck at any point to design a complicated solution, their support helps to find it for you.
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
  • REST API client
  • EDI connections
  • Loop through the records

Integrating Astera Centerprise

  • Ecommerce application - Magento by Adobe
  • ERP application - IQMS
  • ERP application - IFS
  • SQL server
  • Oracle databases
  • File import/export
  • API (e.g. SOAP or REST)
  • ETL tools
Astera Centerprise Data Integrator is an easy hands on ETL+API+EDI integartion tool which I've been using for the last 7 years and it is quite productive.

Upgrading Astera Centerprise

Yes - It was good.
  • Helped in more EDI and recent API integrations
  • New EDI outbound requirements for 940 and 856 files
Yes - We're already in Enterprise Edition of Astera CDI.
Yes - We're already in Enterprise edition of Astera CDI.