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SjefVan Leeuwen
Real User
Senior Software Engineer at a non-profit with 201-500 employees
Jul 17 2019

What is most valuable?

The number of client implementations and cross-language capabilities to support multiple frameworks is very pluggable compared to other BPM engines out there. It's also more portable than most of them. Next to being open source, the modellers are made in HTML and can be embedded in your own website with little effort.

What needs improvement?

The user interface needs improvement. It should be more tailored to the end-user and offer a better user experience design over the user interface itself. The solution could also use more and better frameworks in terms of embedding them in the engine. Right now the only embedded framework that's supported is Java. It's not a problem because you can also have remote workers that do part of the… more»

What other advice do I have?

We use the free version, the open-source version, but there is an Enterprise option. And the Enterprise version has heat maps so you can easily optimize complex processes on performance. You can easily see the hot spots that need to be scaled in a different manner in terms of hardware or improving your process flow. I would definitely recommend the solution to anyone. At least for the short-term… more»
MohammadrezaMakhan
Real User
R&D Junior
Oct 08 2019

What is most valuable?

The solution is easily compatible with HTML forms and HTML language programming and that is the most significant part. The data model definition in Camunda is a little complicated, so for someone with industrial engineering background it would be hard. But for someone with a computer engineering programming background Camunda is much more understandable and really easy to use.

What needs improvement?

Just today I encountered a problem with the current version, and that is the functionality of the BPM standard, which is not yet implemented in Camunda. An example would be a new marker for tasks. Maybe the developers of Camunda can, as soon as possible, provide all possible functionalities of BPM standard in its process engine. Some are not yet supported and they can really cause serious problems… more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice to others would be to know their own abilities, their own resources. Are they comfortable with a lot of programming even for a simple form? Do they have enough programming provided in their resources? If they are not comfortable with that, it can take a little longer for them to adapt to Camunda. But if they have good developers, programmers, HTML, CSS and so on, they won't have a… more»
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Mohamed Alshishani
Real User
Chief, Service Delivery at IGA
Jun 06 2019

What is most valuable?

We are using the latest version of Camunda BPM. We keep upgrading to each new release. We keep always moving with less change. There are a lot of features in Camunda BPM. We are documenting all of the processors and VPN. Then we share it with our business users so they can approve our other process… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are currently using Community Edition and then looking to move to Enterprise Edition possibly soon.

What needs improvement?

We were discussing Alfresco. They were saying that their product is much better than Camunda BPM. We signed the governance policy for "Cloud First". When you search for Camunda BPM resources or books on how to utilize Camunda BPM, it is lacking. When it comes to Alfresco, there are thousands of… more»

What other advice do I have?

We're very strongly recommending Camunda BPM. It is good. It is easy. The community is good. There is a lot of support if you are stuck anywhere. You can Google it and find the answers. Many people are using Camunda BPM worldwide and finding the responses was easy. I would rate it an eight out of… more»
TomasMikes
Real User
Senior Business Consultant at Trask solutions a.s.
Oct 07 2019

What is most valuable?

I have found that this solution's applications are very competitive when it comes to some other tools, and not every tool has some front end applications for end-users. So Camunda will start with a complete application, which is quite… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to have a feature for audit logging and audit log management, and some history of use for the audit logs. It's not anything I need, but our clients often require these features and then we have to do it ourselves. I would also… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We used IBM BPM and Activiti BPM but we switched to Camunda because of the pricing model. Camunda is much cheaper. We've also found that IBM BPM is not really stable, some applications are very complex and some project verdicts were not as… more»

What other advice do I have?

I feel that there is always room for improvement, so I rate this solution a nine out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

When I compare it to other BPM tools, like IBM, it is great, open source, and free when you use the community version. We are also working on the enterprise version, so we are very satisfied.
AlonBear
Real User
Co Founder at Dr. Agile
Nov 30 2019

What is most valuable?

The features that I like the most are the drag and drop.

How has it helped my organization?

It allows me to present or to demonstrate the business process flow, visually, without having to resort to PowerPoint, Visio, or other products. I can convert it into a… more»

What needs improvement?

The simulation feature of this solution needs improvement. As an example, if I wanted to highlight an event then when I press on it, I would like all of the impacted… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's free, open-source. I use the open-source free version.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously, I used BPM online, but I changed to Camunda BPM because I downgraded my current requirements. I enjoyed BPM online but needed a more lightweight tool for… more»

What other advice do I have?

We are currently a startup with Insur Tech and we are sensitive to cost. It's our strategy and it is the best tool for the price at this time. What I have learned from… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I reviewed Sygnavio and Pega Systems. I chose the Camunda BPM, because I am domain-oriented, and I saw that many companies, especially in my domain, the insurance domain… more»
Real User
Chief Operations Officer (COO) at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Jun 03 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it provides flexibility. Also, it is easy to use. As long as you have all of the information you need on the platform, it is really not that complicated and can be used by anybody. It doesn't have to be operated by IT people.

What needs improvement?

The GUI needs to be improved, with more configuration options. The backend needs to be more configurable, as well. The security needs to be improved. Generally speaking, other tools are more mature.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We used a different solution on another project, years ago.

What other advice do I have?

For an internal project, this is a solution that you can install and have up and running quite quickly. As soon as you have a complex problem then you have limitations. The processing engine is fine and is not an issue. If I were rating this solution for internal use then I would give it a seven out… more»
Devendra Kumar
Real User
Engineering Manger at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 26 2019

What is most valuable?

I've found the active community most valuable but it also provides you with a lot of other features.

What needs improvement?

In terms of areas for improvement, they can come up with something called a generic workflow application. The engine is really good, but I believe that if they can come up with some sort of application while still keeping the core of Camunda, that would be really great. An application which could… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I was previously using Activiti. I had been using Activiti for two years. So Camunda is just a branch which has bifurcated from Activiti only.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate the solution somewhere around 9 out of 10 because it is very good. The documentation and all that they have done is just splendid. On the documentation side, Camunda has done a really good job. I would say that Camunda should actually focus on small cases as well. There's a lot of space… more»
Real User
Lead of Technology Innovation at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 26 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the ability to share the logic within the rules engine with the business, so you can put it up for everybody to read. Everybody understands what it's doing and you can make changes to it in real-time. We found… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see the forms engine available in the open-source version of this solution.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We are using the open-source version of this solution.

What other advice do I have?

My advice to anybody who is considering this solution is to first do a proof of concept. See how it works, and see if you like it. We were able to build our rules-based API engine, and it does exactly what we wanted it to. I would rate this… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated lots of other options before choosing this solution. We did a POC with the base of the solutions, and we were able to get further with Camunda more quickly. What won us over was the extensive API and the ability to actually get… more»
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What is Camunda BPM?

Camunda BPM is a light-weight, open source platform for Business Process Management. It is a perfect match for general software development and provides powerful business-IT-alignment based on BPMN for structured workflows, CMMN for less structured cases and DMN for business rules.

Typical use cases for Camunda BPM are:

  • Straight Through Processing (STP)
  • Human Workflow Management
  • (Dynamic) Case Management
  • Business Rule Automation
Camunda BPM customers

AT&T Inc., Allianz Indonesia, Deutsche WertpapierService Bank AG, CSS Insurance, Provinzial NordWest Insurance Services, VHV Group, freenet Group, Swisscom AG, Zalando SE, Accruent

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