Business Performance Management Tools -- New User Reviews Q1 2017


Which business performance management tools did enterprise tech professionals discuss the most in Q1 2017?

In the review excerpts below, users discuss valuable features and areas that need improvement in the following solutions:

Oracle BPM 

Oracle BPM is easy to use for both the business and developers; both design process models in a common format, tailored specifically to their skills”, writes Dan Atwood, Senior Architect at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees. 

Atwood points out that “Often overlooked in software evaluations, the integration to underlying databases and applications is an essential element on almost every BPM application. 

Oracle BPM's tool for service and application integration is the best on the market to accomplish this.” 

“Although it is a robust product”, adds Atwood, “its learning curve can be steep without having the proper training and mentoring on the final project.”

Bizagi

Leo Cruz, Project Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees, shares his experience with Bizagi:

“As a consultant, I have witnessed Bizagi being successfully implemented across many companies and niche areas. I confidently give it top marks in all aspects, from its powerful documentation capabilities to the easy-to-use process automation tools.

Bizagi also provides unique customer service and support, which is outstanding from start to finish.”

Neil Simpson, Founder/Principal at a tech services company with 51-200 employees, discusses how Bizagi Version 11 brought on improvements that he saw as necessary when using Version 10.7:

“Version 10.7 lacked capabilities for complex case control, but this feature has been included in the newly released v11 of the product.

For very large projects and deployments, the automated "One Click" deployment wizard can sometimes take a long time to complete. This is also addressed in v11 of the product.”

Bonita BPM

Brad Pridgeon, Senior Software Engineer at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees, identifies areas where Bonita BPM exceeds other BPM vendors, such as:

  • Versatility of supported platforms

  • Ease of customization of forms

  • It is the only BPM platform that I’ve seen so far that allows for version of artifacts.

  • Though we'd like to have a totally non-programming implementation, Bonita facilitates scripts where needed. It doesn't use any type of proprietary scripting language, like I saw in some other BPM products.

When discussing how Bonita BPM could be improved, Pridgeon finds that “the documentation and examples definitely could be enhanced.”

Pridgeon also advises potential users to do a real world POC “before choosing any BPM products”:

“Before choosing any BPM product, definitely do a real world POC and test ease of connectivity to external systems via REST or SOAP, evaluate ease of form development, and ease of customization.”

ARIS BPM

Nikola Dlaka, a consultant at an energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees, shares how ARIS BPM has improved his organization:

“It has improved the organization where I work currently, in a way that the processes are more transparent than before, when they were present only in documents.
Advanced modeling, structuring and visualization capabilities of ARIS made this possible.

Guillermo Lopez Felipe, Senior Architect - BPM Competence Centre at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees, finds that in terms of improvement, ARIS BPM’s “scripting has room for improvement and the documentation is a “must.”

Felipe also adds that “model-to-execution methodology must be improved, too, IMHO.”

MEGA HOPEX

The main benefit of Mega”, writes an Enterprise Business Architect at an insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees, is:

“The fact that you can link data from multiple enterprise architecture practices so that, for instance, business architecture artifacts can link to system architecture artifacts, and so you can get a more complete picture.”

A Chief Enterprise Architect at an aerospace/defense firm with 501-1,000 employees lists “stability” and “intuitive of the interface” as two areas in MEGA HOPEX that could use improvement.

AuraPortal

Cristian Ivanus, President at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees, describes that the AuraPortal “includes BPM Engine, BPMN modeler, is web based and it can be used to implement practically any processes from any industry.

It is available on mobile devices, and allows for the integration of applications and IoT devices into logic for business automation and for improving business capabilities of the organization.”

In terms of improvement, writes Ivanus, “I would like to see support for Unix, Oracle and other RDBMS.”


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