Excellent software for large/complex migrations
May 30, 2019

Excellent software for large/complex migrations

Simon Harvey | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe)

We used Scribe Online to carry out a large scale CRM 2011 On Prem migration to D365. It specifically helped us manage the migration of data with complex relationships and dependencies. The migration would not have been possible without using Scribe.
  • Makes the impossible, possible
  • Robustly handles complex relationships in data
  • Robustly manages migration jobs lasting longer than 24 hours
  • Error handling and diagnostics could be improved. When import jobs fail, its not always clear why
  • The user interface has occasional glitches that can cause frustrations
  • Hard to quantify - it effectively made something that would have been impossible, possible
  • It's cost was easily recouped in terms of both time saved and risk elimination. It paid for itself many times over
We did not seriously consider alternatives. Once evaluated we were able to tell that Scribe could do what we needed at a good price point. There was no value in looking at alternatives
  • Self-taught
The product is simple. Assuming you are willing to read a maximum of 4 articles, you will be able to get up and running. I suspect there are more features than we used, but our approach was very much oriented around keeping things simple
Scribe Online essentially made a migration of 500,000 records move from the "not possible" category to "challenging, but possible".

The alternative to using Scribe would probably have involved using batched spreadsheets or bespoke software to import data and given the complexity of the data along with the high chance of partial failures during upload, it is very unlikely this approach would have worked. The interface is simple but powerful and although our migration took a large amount of time, this was not time spent fighting or learning Scribe.

Had we not used Scribe for the migration we would have spent many multiples of Scribe's selling price figuring out that the alternative approach was non-viable.

TIBCO Cloud Integration Feature Ratings

Pre-built connectors
Support for real-time and batch integration
Monitoring console