How To Replace RepliWeb with alternative MFT Software
Step 1: Evaluate Your Current Workflows
Before you can migrate to any other software, you have to take inventory of your current workflows. Ensure that your team fully understands both the technical configuration of the product, and the business drivers behind each workflow. Identify the stakeholders of each workflow so that you can work with them to ensure a proper transition of functionality to a new system. Spending time up front ensures a smooth and risk-free migration to a new system.
Step 2: Review MFT Vendors
Armed with the knowledge of what you need to get done, take a look at solutions for automating your file transfer workflows. We, of course, recommend Diplomat Managed File Transfer as the best value replacement for Repliweb. There are other vendors to look at — you can look for “managed file transfer” vendors to get an idea of what is out there. Be sure to look at review sites, as well, such as Software Reviews (be sure to look at both the Enterprise and Mid-market segments on Software Reviews, because Diplomat MFT is classified as mid-market even though our solution works for companies of all sizes).
Step 3: Get A Quote
Pricing is not everything, but it is always a big thing. When comparing different vendors as candidates for replacing Repliweb, be sure to get a quote from the vendor. Make sure the quote includes all options and modules to cover the file transfer workflow needs of your organization. Ask how much it costs up front, and what the renewal price is every year. And be sure to factor in the cost of configuring and managing the software — the more complex an MFT solution is, the more time and attention it will take to operate and maintain that solution. Finally, be sure to ask the vendor what the cost of migration from Repliweb will be (consulting, training, infrastructure changes, etc), and if they offer a “trade-in” discount to ease the financial burden of the transition. In case you are interested, Diplomat MFT offers transparent pricing on our website. Our solution is at least 50% cheaper than other MFT solutions.
Step 4: Implement and Validate
When you have chosen a vendor, be sure to implement it along side your existing solution rather than try a “big bang” migration all at once. Choose a few key file transfer workflows and migrate them to the new solution, ensuring they work according to the business needs. This initial phase of migration is a good time to check failure conditions (network connection errors, disk errors, bad passwords, and so on) so that you can confirm that your new solution meets your needs for notifications and troubleshooting. Once you have confirmed that your selected vendor can handle the migrated workflows, it is time to move everything off of Repliweb and onto your chosen solution (Diplomat MFT, perhaps?). Continue to keep a diligent eye on things for a while, until you are satisfied that the migration was a success.
Attunity Repliweb was purchased by Qlik in 2019. Recently, Qlik announced the retirement of Repliweb, which reaches end of support on Jan 31, 2022.
Where does this leave Repliweb users? What can they do to continue to manage their automated file transfer workflows?
Answer: Switch to Diplomat MFT, the best-value Managed File Transfer platform that can send, receive, host, and retrieve.
Diplomat MFT provides enterprise-class secure file transfer automation at SMB prices so you can easily migrate from Repliweb to Diplomat MFT (and even save money by making the switch!)
Diplomat MFT can help you to automate file transfer workflows in an easy to use, secure manner. Our product always implements the latest security techniques — including built-in OpenPGP support — and our expert support staff can assist with any configuration questions for moving from Repliweb to Diplomat MFT.
With robust scheduling options, strong security, and status notifications through email, Slack, or Teams, Diplomat MFT is the most cost-effective tool you can use to replace Repliweb. Our affordable and fully automated solution supports auditing, reporting, archiving, and notifications that match and exceed the capabilities of Repliweb. Diplomat MFT support file transfer over many protocols including local network, SFTP, FTP/S, HTTP/S, and Cloud Storage providers: AWS S3, Azure Blob/Files, Google Cloud Storage, Oracle Cloud Storage, Box, Dropbox, and Citrix Sharefile.
- Centrally Manage File Transfers.
Diplomat MFT centralizes the management and automation of file transfers. With the industry’s strongest cryptography, you can rely upon Diplomat MFT to protect the sensitive files that are sent when moving data from anywhere, to anywhere.
- Automate the file delivery process.
Use Diplomat MFT’s robust scheduler, you can easily configure when to transfer data from local network drives, or servers such as SFTP and FTP. Whether it is a once-a-day transfer, or periodically throughout the day, or even on-demand file transfers, the Diplomat MFT scheduler supports your needs. Diplomat supports calendar exclusions so files are not transferred on bank holidays. There is a CLI and REST API available as well.
- Visibility into Workflows
Diplomat MFT provides visibility into your workflows so you never have to wonder if automated file transfers were executed. With full audit trails, file archiving, and notifications over email, Slack, or Teams, Diplomat MFT has you covered when managing your file transfers.
- World class support.
With the highest customer support ratings in the industry, Coviant Software has you covered. If you run into problems replacing Repliweb or need help with your complex workflows, our friendly and knowledgeable support staff are ready to help.
Diplomat MFT is the perfect tool to replace Repliweb. Increase your operational efficiencies while maintaining the highest levels of security and compliance. With best-in class support and the best value solution on the market, Diplomat MFT is a great replacement for Repliweb.