TIBCO Cloud Integration Review - Powerful data integration products.
Updated June 02, 2020

TIBCO Cloud Integration Review - Powerful data integration products.

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Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe)

As a consultant, I am advising and helping clients who have Scribe and Flogo products. Each customer has different use case, which shows how well Scribe and the other TCI products help with integrating data between systems. There are many connectors which helps any customer even with only data knowledge (no programming knowledge) build effective and reliable data maps between the different solutions. Tibco knows how to integrate and their product suite shows this as well.
  • Scribe can dependably map or sync data between systems. When you have different systems being used by many departments, this is the tool to keep the data in-sync!
  • API's are widely used by many applications and companies. Tibco Cloud Integration allows companies to integrate data from an older ERP system with a newer system using an API.
  • Tibco provides the flexibility for business users, developers and anyone in-between to understand where data is moving within their organization.
  • One example of flexibility of the solution is easily manipulating data on the fly.
  • Tibco has some older products. Those products have newer alternatives rising to the top.
  • BusinessWorks is a little difficult for users with no programming experience.
  • My consulting company utilizes Tibco Cloud Integration products for our business.
  • ROI is simple as soon as the person who built the previous integration in a complex language leaves a company. Tibco makes it maintainable by many.
  • Consulting
  • For our customers, many integrate Marketing systems and CRM systems.
  • For our customers, many integrate ERP systems and CRM systems.
3 - Consulting
MS SQL is great, but not everyone is a SQL database administrator. That means maintaining integration maps and paths is difficult. Tibco Cloud Integration provides a way for non-developers to integrate data between many of their systems. Maintaining now turns into a part-time job, not a full-time, complex task. Many customers use consultants like myself to set up and get the integration setup with best practices.
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
Product usability is a high factor. Tibco continues to have products that are mostly intuitive and help the business user.
  • Scribe Online as data tracker
  • Notification system when something goes wrong
Integrating specific systems together is old news. That takes too much time as new solutions are coming into the market frequently. The business needs fast ways to integrate the data so each department has ways to view the data they need to make business decisions. Tibco's products provide a way for exactly this. Faster integrations between solutions and if a department changes their system (new CRM system for example), that's easy to modify in Tibco products to keep the business running efficiently.
Scribe has allowed my company to provide dependable mapping of data for any scenario. One example is a customer who was integrating large amounts of data to MS CRM and having issues with the CRM API. Rather than pushing many thousands of records through the API, Scribe allowed us to create a process to maintain 100% reliability of data and know exactly which records need to be updated. The end result was sending a much smaller set of records over to CRM.

TIBCO Integration (including BusinessWorks and Flogo) Feature Ratings

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

Infrastructure Environment

We have everything running in AWS which works well for infrastructure needs and immediate upgrades. Tibco takes care of all the upgrade processes and I get the latest features without needing to pay for consulting. I have access from anywhere and Tibco allows security to be added in ways you would expect - white listing a range of IP addresses, single IP address, etc.
As a company we use Tibco Cloud Integration (Scribe) to integrate to 60+ different applications. We have found Scribe has a lot of flexibility when integrating between systems. Common solutions are like Microsoft Dynamics (CRM, GP, NAV), Salesforce, HubSpot, SQL databases, and even flat files. We've created custom connectors which has allowed us to integrate to another solution that has an API or SDK. We've created connections to systems like Woo Commerce that have a REST API using Scribe's REST connector. The flexibility of importing and transforming data is nearly endless.

Using TIBCO Cloud Integration core features

  1. Consistent scheduled jobs that run and alert you if any issues.
    1. The jobs just run and do so consistently. You don't have to worry if it is working properly or if any data isn't making it into your source system.
  2. Flexibility of connecting to nearly any system.
    1. Being able to connect to a REST API or creating your own custom connector has proven valuable when a connector has not been pre-built by Tibco. Now we can connect to nearly any system.
  3. No programming (code) knowledge needed.
    1. Scribe gives you drag and drop tools to help you map data from one system to another. With a little training and examples, the tools are flexible for your building. You get to make integrations that are specific to how you want data to be transformed, moved or entered into the next system.
It took a little time to understand the power behind each of the operation blocks. From troubleshooting to being clever in how to read data from a limited API, each operation block gives you different abilities. Each business scenario brings new challenges which need to utilize all the tools in Scribe and the operation blocks give you flexibility and ability to work well with different system's APIs.
I haven't investigated the other competition much. I would say that Tibco Cloud Integration provides a platform to build your integrations, workflows, services and API's. They are positioned well to be the single vendor for companies who want the flexibility and power of integrating and sharing data between systems and platforms.