Scribe Online is just okay
June 08, 2019

Scribe Online is just okay

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

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

Scribe is being used primarily for data migration when our customers are switching to a new platform. Occasionally we use Scribe to integrate our customers CRM and ERP applications. Generally, it is our consultants who use the application as part of our consulting services package.
  • It is fairly easy to create a straight forward data map with Scribe Online.
  • It is easy to manage our users that have access to the Scribe online portal
  • It is relatively easy to run a migration map.
  • The Scribe online service is unreliable. if you try to stop the service in the middle of a job, it will never stop and has to finish all the records that are queued up to process.
  • Scribe online is extremely slow. If you need to process 100K plus records it can take several days, depending on the complexity of the map.
  • Some of the connectors out of the box are extremely limited on features, and are sold or marketed as much more.
  • 1 positive impact is that for simple data migrations we don't need a development resource.
  • I would say that Scribe can cause a lot of problems for more complex projects, and it is better to go with a more advanced ETL tool.
Kingswaysoft, Mulesoft and SSIS
  • Online training
  • Self-taught
The online training is very basic, and for any complex scenarios, you are on your own. I have had great success working with a single technical resource at Scribe to get some more advanced direction or training, but I have to go through back channels to get advanced direction.
Scribe Online is a great product for basic mappings that need very little data transformation. It has fairly stable connectors to the strong CRM applications in the market, and once you get past the clunky connection setup you won't run into many problems. One of the other things that I do like for simple maps is the debug feature, it just won't work for a complex map, which is a little frustrating.

TIBCO Cloud Integration Feature Ratings

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