Compare Adobe ColdFusion vs. Pega BPM

Adobe ColdFusion is ranked 15th in Rapid Application Development Software with 3 reviews while Pega BPM is ranked 6th in Rapid Application Development Software with 7 reviews. Adobe ColdFusion is rated 8.6, while Pega BPM is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Adobe ColdFusion writes "A mature, reliable, consistent platform, which offers outstanding customer service and product support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pega BPM writes "Rapid renew structure allows for better implementation over other solutions and aids clients in serving their customers". Adobe ColdFusion is most compared with Microsoft Azure App Service, OutSystems and Salesforce App Cloud, whereas Pega BPM is most compared with Camunda BPM, Appian and ServiceNow. See our Adobe ColdFusion vs. Pega BPM report.
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Pros
Apart from providing a mature, reliable, consistent platform, Adobe also offers outstanding customer service and product support.No need to import libraries from outside the environment.The ability to write SQL queries was very helpful as we did not need to bother our DBAs in writing stored procedures for simple tasks.This tool was very easy learn, yet powerful enough to manage many sites on a single instance.We save enormous amounts of time in development using this tool.

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The interface is quite simple and easy to use, even for beginners.The solution's most valuable feature is its quick setup. Nowhere else you can create a good-looking application this quick. It's a fairly robust system.Powerful, full-featured business process management with excellent supportWhile Pega technical support is okay, it also depends on the issues you need help with and who your contact is with Pega.The most valuable features are case management and integration services.It cuts down the time taken for coding. Earlier it used take for us four hours to do a particular code. Now this can be done in less than 30 minutes. That's the kind of productivity gains you can get.The user interface and the ease of developing the workflow for an application are valuable features.Decreased time for plane departures and landing, supported analytical insight for planning of three to six month forecasting, and helped with operational decision planning and support.

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Need to be able to Be able to inject Python, Java, Groovy, or PHP code into a CFML page.Installation of the server software was formidable due the number of configurable options.

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Pega currently is trying to add chatbots to their systems, and it's still quite immature. This part definitely needs to be improved.The pricing model needs to be improved. Right now, it's too expensive.Lack of stronger cloud support is somewhat inconvenient for users and implementation.What should be included is some UI features and maybe some integrations. This includes documentation on how the UI works.The unit testing needs to improve, as well as the user interface.The biggest thing I have seen is when going from one version to another and upgrading to the latest version, it takes a pretty long time for an organization to go through an upgrade process. I think that's an area where they can make it a little smoother.There have been some performance scalability issues. Suppose you want to add more users. You go from, say, 800 users to 1,500 users, and sometimes that creates issues for which there is no clear explanation. To fix it you have to escalate it with customer service and sometimes the response is not up to the mark in resolving those issues.It is scalable, but it also interacts with a lot of other systems. I think they thought that the interface to other systems, legacy systems, was its strength, but when problems do occur, quickly diagnosing those problems has been a challenge.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
If you really want to save money, there is a free open source CFML engine (former Railo, now Lucee) out there.It is a very effective solution and worth the price.

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May be somewhat more expensive than other solutions initially, but should have enhanced return on investment.The licensing fees are based on the number of users.They have both on-premise and cloud licensing. If you are a small to medium company, go for the cloud option because that eliminates a lot of the setting up of your DevTest and performance environments, multiple environments, because you can buy that from Pega with the cloud option. So your setup time really goes down. If you're a large company, then you're better off putting it within your company. You have other skill resources within your company to create environments.They need to come up with licensing options. Right now they do have a cloud-based option, but the cloud prices I've seen are much more expensive compared to competing products.

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Get a tried and tested application server that simplifies complex coding tasks. Rapidly develop robust, scalable, secure applications. Use the all-new API Manager to implement your API strategy faster, and get unprecedented control over PDF generation and manipulation

Pega BPM helps you simplify and automate your operations so that you can reduce costs and improve business agility. Pega's unique Build For Change technology delivers repeatable solutions that can be efficiently reused and tailored to meet the requirements of diverse customers, product lines, channels, and geographies.

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Inspirus, Promisan, Webapper, Giva, Frontech Solutions Inc, Digicon, ITX Corp, Wall Street Magnate, SimulTV, ten24 Digital Solutions, Prospective Medical Data International Inc, Alcatel-LucentThe State of Maine, ANZ, Coca-Cola, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), ME, New South Wales, OptumRx, Texas Department of Transportation, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement
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Comms Service Provider10%
Manufacturing Company8%
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