Iguana Software

Iguana Software

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About Iguana

Built for healthcare data environments, Iguana is a data integration platform that enables healthcare organizations to improve all areas of data access including clinical, financial, and operational workflows. With an intuitive integration engine, teams can develop and implement interface and server connections to EHR databases or third-party platforms such as AthenaHealth, NextGen, Allscripts, and more. All data connections, as well as real-time metrics, can be viewed in Iguana's simplified integration dashboard. Iguana's integrated development environment, Translator, enables the filtering and transformation of messages with advanced customization using Lua. Translator includes source control, data testing, script annotations, and code autocompletion. For complet...
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Iguana User Reviews

OVERALL RATING

SECONDARY RATINGS

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

5

Functionality

4.5

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Nicolas

Verified reviewer

Company size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Hospital & Health Care

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

May 2018

Great product, easy to learn, reliable and responsive customer support.

Pros

The overall product is very easy to use and learn how to manage. The customer support group has been wonderful over the last few years of using their products.

Cons

The high price for the initial purchase was somewhat difficult at first, but as we continued to use the product we found it worthwhile. There are few reporting features built-in to the product.

Response from iNTERFACEWARE

Hi Nicolas - it's great to hear that you have had a five-star experience working with Iguana and our support team. We appreciate your business and positive feedback. Thank you!

Replied December 2021

Greg

Company size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Hospital & Health Care

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
4

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

November 2021

Iguana Review

Iguana has allowed us to implement interfaces much faster then we could previously. Interfaceware is forward thinking, making positive changes often in route to an better and easier to use engine.

Pros

The best feature for our team is the development and debugging in lua which can be done while you code, allowing for fast development and debugging.

Cons

The use of Chameleon for creating and editing VMD's.

Reasons for choosing Iguana

We liked Iguana's ease of use and doing most everything in one GUI. The development language, LUA, is current and is extremely fast and efficient.

Reasons for switching to Iguana

eGate was purchased by Sun, then Oracle and stopped updating the product.

Response from iNTERFACEWARE

We sincerely appreciate your thoughtful and honest feedback, Greg.

Replied December 2021

stewart

Company size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Health, Wellness and Fitness

Time used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
3

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
3

Functionality

out of 5

November 2021

Iguana Top Dog for HL7

Mostly very positive HL7 dev is a breexe mostly and even non standard HL7 ()I wrote a custom sftp project) was easy to implement, the API is reliable and the API docs were easy to follow.) It seems to have most of what I'd need for HL7, lack of access to java libraries is a dissappointment, but I did not need them for the current project. Java acces is good simply becasue of the huge range of libraries available for custom integrations, I have written libraries for security, email, encryption, custom messge construction, date handling, PDF manipulation and extraction of petient data all of which requied java APIs.

Pros

The IDE is second to none for rapid HL7 development. The ability to immediately see the result of code on data in the right panel is so good I don't understand why other platforms don't employ it or similar. However, this also leads to the one issue with the approach. If you have an integration that employs a database and the code is a self managing state engine, it becomes very diffcult to test as moving the cursor re-invokes the entire code and therefore changes state. Now that I know this, I can work with it, but it took almost 2 days to realise that that is what was happening inside a fairly straightforward state manager!!

Cons

Configuration management is not separeated from deployable project. There is not way to build configs for environments and deploy a channel with the channe lof config or the internal integration config out of the box. You can with careful process and management achive this, but its too open to lazy or bad practise. I did come up with a way to achieve close to what I want though. I imported a config file for a project per environment, each config file tagged with "-DEV" "-PROD" etc to indicate the environment. An import statement (require) is configured to take an environment variable "ENVIRONMENT" set to the appropriate flag for that environment and then the imprt statement imports the config for that environment automatically. It works but it means that DEV and PROD have access to all configs, I'd rather see them separated.

Reasons for choosing Iguana

I did not select Iguana. I'm an independent Health Consultant so I use whatever platform the client has, generally. My most recent other platform is NextGen Connect (Mirth Connect). This platform is much slower for HL7 development but does allow for much more complex / custom integrations due to the availability of Java. If a site is doing Pure HL7, Iguana wins comfortably, if its not health industry I think Iguana would struggle - Though I don't see Iguana looking to the other industries (haven't looked though I must admit)

Response from iNTERFACEWARE

Thank you so much for your detailed review, Stewart. We appreciate your honest feedback.

Replied January 2022

Crystal

Company size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

November 2021

Iguana

Customers send us their data and we parse it out into a SQL insert query using a VMD and insert it into a database to be used by our product.

Pros

I like that we can setup a channel to use for our internal software testing to generate mocked up data and customize it for our needs. The ease of using LUA to write scripts to manipulate data before we import it into our systems has been a huge bonus and takes customization for our customers to another level without having to change our software to meet their needs.

Cons

I hope to see a release where an update can be made for all shared lua's accross multiple instances and a way to see which channels are actually using the shared lua's and its not just listed as require in case its needed in the future. I also hope to see a way to search for a specific line, field etc across all channels lua's. All of our channels do not have "standardized" scripts so when we find a way to better accomplish something, it would be nice to search and see who all is actually using the code.

Response from iNTERFACEWARE

Hi Crystal, thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. We sincerely appreciate your thoughtful and honest feedback and your suggestions.

Replied December 2021

Artur

Company size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Financial Services

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

3

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

November 2021

Very Versatile Integration Engine

Pros

I find Iguana very versatile, allowing you to adapt it to any business need and/or solution. The availability of various Inputs and Outputs gives a limitless possibility for implementation of various solutions between third parties/local systems and databases. Scripting UI is also very good, it's quite impressive that it allows me to preview output/results on the fly as code logic is written (even including preview of Database queries). Deployment is also very easy, it takes minutes to copy one instance to another with very little changes required. Debugging and Logging is my favorite feature in Iguana as it logs every stage of the input to the very end of output, this makes it very easy to debug issues.

Cons

Some extra logging/statistic/analytics features like - being able to utilize existing logs to review certain patterns/graphs of (for example - traffic per day/week, most common input/message type) would be useful.

Response from iNTERFACEWARE

Hi Artur, we appreciate you taking the time to write this detailed review. We are always striving to make improvements and appreciate your suggestions!

Replied December 2021

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