Scribe Online, pro, cons and when to use.
June 08, 2019

Scribe Online, pro, cons and when to use.

Remon Boonstra | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

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

We have been using Scribe for a very long time now. From the On-premise version to the Online version, it’s a product guaranteed to work with all our Dynamics customers. We use it for migration to the Cloud, but also for some integrations where other products require (more) custom coding. This is certainly a pro. Migration requires repeatability, and Scribe allows this easily. Also, logging is clear (most of the time ;-)), but when an error occurs it’s easy to re-run the failed record when you fixed the logic!
  • Friendly UI.
  • Good logging.
  • Good retry mechanism.
  • Slow debugging.
  • No easy Deploy mechanism.
  • The migration License is great.
  • Integrations might be highly priced for some customers.
It all depends on the business scenarios. For migration and less tech-savvy consultants, Scribe Online is the tooling to go for! When you are more tech-savvy and know SSIS, you could use that for migrations, although you’ll miss the online interface. For integrations I would also look at Logic Apps from Microsoft.
  • Online training
  • In-person training
  • Self-taught
If you’re new to the product, it’s good to start with the online training. We also had the in-person training, which provided some additional tips and tricks, but not real big items. It's nice to get to know the people behind the product though.
Scribe Online is very well suited in situations where your customer is going from an on-premise situation to an Online situation. This is one of the best-suited situations. On the other hand, some integrations require a lot of coding, and with Scribe Online there is little to no coding required. The coding used is like Excel formulas, so that is doable for most users.
Don’t use it when Enterprise failover requirements are in place. This is (almost) not possible.

TIBCO Cloud Integration Feature Ratings

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