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"We have a lot of users, almost 1,800, and we needed something affordable, stable and something that could be used by a large financial company. This solution truly fit the bill.""For an internal project, this is a solution that you can install and have up and running quite quickly.""We are documenting all of the processors and VPN. Then we are sharing it with our business users.""I've found the active community most valuable but it also provides you with a lot of other features.""The number of client implementations and cross-language capabilities to support multiple frameworks is very pluggable compared to Pega. It's also more portable.""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.""When I compare it with other BPM tools, like IBM, it is great, open source, and free when you use the community version.""The solution is easily compatible with HTML forms and HTML language programming and that is the most significant part."

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"This is a simple tool to automate using Python.""The reason we went with Airflow is its DAG presentation, that shows the relationships among everything. It's more of a configuration-driven workflow."

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"While this is a new product it has a mature feel from being built by a company with many years in the business.""This is low-cost and very user friendly. A variety of models are available depending on the needs of the customer."

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"If Camunda could develop something that creates user forms that would be a great feature to have. They also need to improve the UI.""The GUI needs to be improved, with more configuration options.""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 resources that can help you to utilize within AWS and its Group Services. I would like to see the usage of Camunda BPM on Amazon Web Services be improved.""I would say that Camunda should actually focus on small cases as well. There's a lot of space out there, for small businesses. If they can, they should cater to them.""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.""I would like to see the forms engine available in the open-source version of this solution.""I would like to have a feature for audit logging, audit logs and audit log management. And some history of use for the audit logs.""I would also like a very easy to use form builder."

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"We need to develop our workflow description and notations because out of the box, Apache Airflow does not provide some features that are needed.""One specific feature that is missing from Airflow is that the steps of your workflow are not pipelined, meaning the stageless steps of any workflow. Not every workflow can be implemented within Airflow."

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"As the product is very new, some minor features are still missing, but everything is there to handle day-to-day process modeling.""There's an issue with the current manual that they're working on."

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"It is less cost-prohibitive than other solutions on the market. This solution was in our price range.""We are using the open-source version of this solution.""Camunda is much cheaper.""I use the open-source free version.""The open-source version of the product is free to use.""The cost of this solution is better than some competing products.""Licensing costs are anywhere from $80,000 to $100,000 USD per year."

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"Apache Airflow is a free solution that can be downloaded and ready for use at any moment."

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"Pricing will differ between enterprises based on needs such as customization, but the company uses a standardized algorithm for determining this."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The speed and execution of DMN was a big selling point for us. It's very good at conducting business processes that are… more »
Top Answer: It's free, open-source. I use the open-source free version.
Top Answer: Just today I encountered a problem with the current version, and that is the functionality of the BPM standard, which is… more »
Top Answer: The reason we went with Airflow is its DAG presentation, that shows the relationships among everything. It's more of a… more »
Top Answer: One specific feature that is missing from Airflow is that the steps of your workflow are not pipelined, meaning the… more »
Top Answer: We are a technology, media, and entertainment-technology company. We are using Apache Airflow for architecting our media… more »
Top Answer: While this is a new product it has a mature feel from being built by a company with many years in the business.
Top Answer: We have a kind of a custom license package. For most users, there is a demo version or trial version which you can… more »
Top Answer: There are just some things in the new product that are not really functional issues but improvements that BIC will have… more »
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Overview

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

Airflow is a platform to programmatically author, schedule and monitor workflows.

Use airflow to author workflows as directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) of tasks. The airflow scheduler executes your tasks on an array of workers while following the specified dependencies. Rich command line utilities make performing complex surgeries on DAGs a snap. The rich user interface makes it easy to visualize pipelines running in production, monitor progress, and troubleshoot issues when needed.

When workflows are defined as code, they become more maintainable, versionable, testable, and collaborative.

BIC Cloud BPM delivers all-encompassing business process management. The software covers the complete lifecycle of BPM and supports strategy, design, implementation, execution and controlling of business processes.

BIC Cloud BPM has a modular setup which allows individual adjustments. Typical deployment scenarios of BIC Cloud BPM are SAP introduction, governance, risk or compliance management, quality management or the structure of process management systems. 

Thanks to its intuitive design, users quickly start with process modeling and manage the full process cycle up to the optimization. Comprehensive features of the software are document management, governance, review and release workflows.

Available BIC Cloud modules are Design, Governance, Portal, Monitor, Workflow and GRC. The software can be operated either as a Public Cloud, Private Cloud or On Premises. Offline modelling is possible with the web-based option.

Further information at: 
https://www.gbtec.de/en/bpm-software-en/bic-cloud-bpm-suite/

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Sample Customers
AT&T Inc., Allianz Indonesia, Deutsche WertpapierService Bank AG, CSS Insurance, Provinzial NordWest Insurance Services, VHV Group, freenet Group, Swisscom AG, Zalando SE, AccruentAgari, WePay, AstronomerDaimler AG Siemens AG RWE Bundesministerium des Innern Uniklinikum Köln Vattenfall Ziemann Dermapharm AG Postbank LBBW EDEKA
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Financial Services Firm33%
Comms Service Provider25%
Non Profit17%
Government8%
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Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider16%
Media Company6%
Financial Services Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Media Company18%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Small Business48%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise36%
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Small Business8%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise71%
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Apache Airflow is ranked 12th in Business Process Management with 2 reviews while BIC Cloud BPM is ranked 16th in Business Process Management with 2 reviews. Apache Airflow is rated 7.0, while BIC Cloud BPM is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Apache Airflow writes "Helps us maintain a clear separation of our functional logic from our operational logic". On the other hand, the top reviewer of BIC Cloud BPM writes "Software client for modelling and web portal are both directly accessible through one interface". Apache Airflow is most compared with Amazon Step Functions, IBM BPM, IBM Business Automation Workflow, Informatica Cloud Application Integration and Appian, whereas BIC Cloud BPM is most compared with ARIS BPM, Amazon Step Functions, Visio, Signavio Process Manager and BOC ADONIS.

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