WebSphere Review - why 4.5 stars?

WebSphere Review
ITQlick Score: 62/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.5/5)
Pricing: 6.2/10 - high cost
Category: Business Process Management (BPM) -> WebSphere
Ranking:Ranked 20 out of 31 Business Process Management (BPM) systems
Company: IBM
Pricing: starts at $55.25 per license
Typical customers: Medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Desktop, Cloud
Links: WebSphere pricing, WebSphere alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Mar 22, 2021

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What is WebSphere?

IBM WebSphere is business process and application lifecycle management solution for businesses of all sizes. It delivers reliable application infrastructure and dynamic business process solutions. The software was designed and launched by IBM Corporation headquartered in New York, United States.

What is WebSphere rating? ()

The rating of WebSphere is 4.5 stars out of 5 and the total score is 62 out of 100. The ratings are based on our unbiased experts. Learn more in our rating methodology page

Who are WebSphere's typical customers?

Customers of the software include businesses of all sizes with backgrounds in all major industries. For efficient application lifecycle management, the software has been deployed in such industries as automation, software development and virtualization, business process management, financial services, manufacturing, and others. Some major customers of the software include Hyang University Hospital and Uttarakhand Power Corporation etc.

Is WebSphere the best Business Process Management (BPM)?

WebSphere is ranked 20 out of 31 software in their category (Business Process Management (BPM) systems).

What are their main features and functionalities?

Core features of IBM WebSphere include business process management, application infrastructure management, connectivity and integration, mobile development and connectivity, operational decision manager, and workflow management.

The software also features the services of administrator level control, project management, test case tracking, and version control. Features specifically related to application infrastructure management include transaction processing, extended deployment, and application virtualization etc.

What are WebSphere's pros? (3 Pros)

  • IBM WebSphere features application optimization and acceleration services for developers.
  • The software offers efficient fault analysis and debugging tools for application foundation.
  • Other than application optimization and management, IBM WebSphere also offers application virtualization.

What are WebSphere's cons? (2 cons)

  • Management services of IBM WebSphere do not include user level management.
  • The software does not offer the features of iteration planning and requirements review.

Who are their main alternatives?

Two important alternatives of IBM WebSphere are VisionFlow and SpiraTeam. VisionFlow, just like IBM WebSphere, offers application infrastructure management features and other features such as project management, rest case tracking, version control, and business process management. It also features the services of defect tracking, iteration planning, requirements review, and user level management.

SpiraTeam offers both web based and on premise deployment model and offers IBM WebSphere features of project management, version control, test case tracking, and administrator level control. Its additional services include user level management, iteration planning, and requirements review etc.

What is the cost of WebSphere?

The cost of license starts at $55.25 per license. On top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate - what is the REAL total cost of implementation? You need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 6.2 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). Find here the REAL total cost breakdown for WebSphere

What should you ask IBM during a demo session? (65 questions)

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WebSphere's list of categories:

Business Process
Data integration
Enterprise Integration

WebSphere's list of features:

Data Import/Export
Basic Reports
Online Customer Support

WebSphere Vs. Alternatives

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WebSphere
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
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62/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
6.2/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$55.25 per license
Functionality
6
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Savvion
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92/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
5/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$49 per license
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4
QPR
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89/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
6.8/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$464 per license
Functionality
6
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ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
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88/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
4.2/10
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4
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85/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
2.6/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$35 per user/month
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3
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