What do you like best?
Data transformation, business process engine, ease of setting up communication protocols, queue Watcher to monitor queues.
What do you dislike?
Visibility, performance tuning can be a cumbursome affair, documentation, DB bottleneck affecting application.
Recommendations to others considering the product
Evaluate other products in the B2B space as well. IBM is committed to having B2Bi on latest technology providing different capabilities, however I feel they are still way behind on some of the other providers for example in Cloud models like PaaS etc. Of course it is a very robust product with excellent transformation and also can handle different business complexities with its business process engine. However you do need very specific skills set to be able to work on this product and requires some time and training. Also the off shelf product doesnt have any framework capabilities which some of the Business Partners offer. So either you do your own development or can leverage.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
We are solving problems of EDI application which is online always. Customers are able to connect with us with latest technologies in communications and transfer their data and we are able to transform it as needed.