Scribe Online Review
June 07, 2019

Scribe Online Review

Nahi Simon | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review

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

We built a connection to our product using the Scribe Online platform as a means to integrate to other solutions available on the Scribe Online platform such as Dynamics CRM. We used this product in the early stages of our company and the main problem it solved was a way to connect to on premise solutions that sat behind a firewall.
  • On premise integration solution. It provides a way to integrate to any on premise solution with a secure connection to the cloud via the Scribe agent.
  • It supports any kind of source connection. Which means it can be used to provide a solution for legacy products that do not have APIs that can be used for integration.
  • It provides a fairly intuitive workflow for building integrations that lowers the technical overhead required to build an integration.
  • It does not provide a great solution for high volume, multi-threaded integration problems.
  • It does not handle a JSON source very elegantly requiring (last time I checked) a flat single level JSON structure.
  • Building integrations can become a bit bulky. It needs to provide a solution to build integration workflows in smaller chunks.
  • Error handling could definitely be improved.
  • It was a crucial part of our business in the early stages of our company as we built out our integration strategy.
  • Over time the cost of the platform becomes a bit of a bear especially in light of some of the shortcomings that the product has.
Mainly Zapier. Zapier has a much bigger market place and it's easier to build a connector on their platform. They have a far more rigorous process for certification which is actually good as their objective is to ensure that an integration can be built by non-technical users. There is also a lot more scripting options available if necessary. Scribe is a more enterprise product than Zapier so they probably serve different markets but Scribe could probably learn a thing or two from Zapier.
  • Self-taught
The product is fairly intuitive and therefore not much training is required for anyone who has the technical chops for it.
It is well suited for On Premise integration use cases and especially with cases where the source or target does not have a recognized API to work with.

It is not so well suited for modern integrations and in high transactional use cases. If there was a bigger marketplace it might make it more compelling.

TIBCO Cloud Integration Feature Ratings

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