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"The cost of this solution is better than some competing products.""I use the open-source free version.""We're using the open-source version for now.""We pay for the license of this solution annually.""Generally, the price could be better, as well as the licensing fees.""There is an open-source version available, that in its core features (workflow and decision engine, modeler) is exactly the same as in the enterprise version.""Licensing costs are anywhere from $80,000 to $100,000 USD per year.""We use the open-source version, which can be used at no cost."

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"The licensing will be on a monthly basis. We are estimating that cost to be around $2000 to maybe $3,000 per month. We don't foresee any costs above that.""The solution offers a monthly subscription model. That's what we use. I recall it being about $90 a month. They do have different tiers.""It's an enterprise tool and can be used by enterprise only. So it's a very expensive tool.""The license is a bit expensive and the pricing model is sometimes confusing for new users or business users. It is difficult for them to know what volume of usage they will have to be able to purchase the best-suited license at the beginning.""The pricing can be a little confusing to customers.""The price of this solution is a little high here in Mongolia."

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Also Known As
Camunda BPM
AWS Step Functions, Step Functions
Appian BPM, Appian AnyWhere, Appian Enterprise BPMS
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Overview

Camunda Platform is a complete process automation tech stack with powerful execution engines for BPMN workflows and DMN decisions paired with essential applications for modeling, operations, and analytics.

With a clear vision to automate any process, anywhere, Camunda is reinventing process automation for the digital enterprise. Featuring a developer-friendly, open source approach, enterprises can use Camunda Platform to breakthrough technological, organizational, and infrastructure barriers, optimize their business processes, and drive their digital transformation initiatives forward.

AWS Step Functions lets you coordinate multiple AWS services into serverless workflows so you can build and update apps quickly. Using Step Functions, you can design and run workflows that stitch together services such as AWS Lambda and Amazon ECS into feature-rich applications. Workflows are made up of a series of steps, with the output of one step acting as input into the next. Application development is simpler and more intuitive using Step Functions, because it translates your workflow into a state machine diagram that is easy to understand, easy to explain to others, and easy to change. You can monitor each step of execution as it happens, which means you can identify and fix problems quickly. Step Functions automatically triggers and tracks each step, and retries when there are errors, so your application executes in order and as expected.

With Appian, your organization can rapidly build, deploy, use, and scale problem-solving apps. And with the flexibility of on-premises and cloud portability, you'll always address your unique challenges the way that makes the most sense for you.
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Sample Customers
24 Hour Fitness, Accruent, Allianz Indonesia, AT&T Inc., Atlassian, CSS Insurance, Deutsche Telekom, Generali, Provinzial NordWest Insurance Services, Swisscom AG, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, VHV Group, Zalando
Alpha Apps, The Guardian, SGK, Bigfinite
Hansard Global plc, Punch Taverns, Pirelli, Crawford & Company, EDP Renewables, Queensland Government Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning (, Bank of Tennessee
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Financial Services Firm22%
Comms Service Provider22%
Computer Software Company22%
Non Profit11%
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm11%
Government8%
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Media Company24%
Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm9%
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Financial Services Firm35%
Computer Software Company18%
University12%
Healthcare Company12%
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Computer Software Company30%
Financial Services Firm13%
Comms Service Provider12%
Government8%
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Small Business53%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise25%
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Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise58%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise55%
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Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise62%
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Amazon Step Functions is ranked 34th in Business Process Management (BPM) while Appian is ranked 6th in Business Process Management (BPM) with 12 reviews. Amazon Step Functions is rated 0.0, while Appian is rated 8.4. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Appian writes "Offers flexible local integration that we have used extensively to integrate with our Legacy system". Amazon Step Functions is most compared with Apache Airflow, Pega BPM, IBM BPM, Newgen OmniFlow and Oracle BPM, whereas Appian is most compared with Pega BPM, ServiceNow, Mendix, Microsoft PowerApps and Salesforce Platform.

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