We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The best feature is the automation."
"We can share, discuss, and develop the model together — from a distance. It's really helped us during these times of isolation."
"There's this graphic that tells you how many lines or how many tickets are in each step. In that way, you know where you stand. I find this feature very valuable."
"Ease of use and ability to streamline a process model."
"The flexibility is great."
"We are using the BPMN engine of Camunda; we are not using the user interface. We are using just the engine, the back end of this. For us, it is working quite well."
"I can use any other tools to create services and the UI, and then use them together with the Camunda BPMN engine."
"Camunda Platform has a very good interface for workflow and business process design."
"The reason we went with Airflow is its DAG presentation, that shows the relationships among everything. It's more of a configuration-driven workflow."
"The best part of Airflow is its direct support for Python, especially because Python is so important for data science, engineering, and design. This makes the programmatic aspect of our work easy for us, and it means we can automate a lot."
"The product integrates well with other pipelines and solutions."
"I found the following features very useful: DAG - Workload management and orchestration of tasks using."
"The initial setup was straightforward and it does not take long to complete."
"We have been quite satisfied with the stability of the solution."
"I like the UI rework, it's much easier."
"The new reporting and the new dashboard features are really good."
"The solution could use some enhancements like adding connectors, improving forms and having a mobile app, but everything is an enhancement rather than a flaw."
"If there were some industry templates it would have helped significantly, because it is similar to a process map for a domain. That is what we are currently creating, a domain-relevant process map."
"The initial set up could be simplified, it's complex."
"We have faced problems with the performance."
"Especially when you use the open-source version, there are issues with performance."
"Would be helpful if there were additional out-of-the-box activities."
"I'm from the .NET world and I would like to use it, rather than Java."
"They have a migration plugin that can be used to migrate from one BPM to another BPM. It is in the beta stage since last year. If they can make it available in the market, it would be great. We are going to have a couple of migration projects for migrating from IBM BPM to Camunda, and this plugin would be useful. I have already discussed this with them two weeks ago and asked them to look into this and add it as a feature. We are expecting this plugin to be available in the next version. This is the only requirement we have at present. They keep on coming up with different features, which is helping us a lot. Its latest release that came out last month was awesome."
"Technical support is an area that needs improvement."
"UI can be improved with additional user-friendly features for non-programmers and for fewer coding practitioner requirements."
"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."
"We're currently using version 1.10, but I understand that there's a lot of improvements in version 2. In the earlier version that we're using, we sometimes have problems with maintenance complexity. Actually using Airflow is okay, but maintaining it has been difficult."
"I would like to see it more friendly for other use cases."
"The scalability of the solution itself is not as we expected. Being on the cloud, it should be easy to scale, however, it's not."
"The dashboard is connected into the BPM flow that could be improved."
"The design of the interface, in general, could be improved. It could be a bit more user-friendly."
"We're using the open-source version for now."
"I think Camunda BPM can improve their licensing costs. It isn't easy to find clients with Camunda BPM licenses mainly because it's quite expensive."
"We use the open-source version, which can be used at no cost."
"We pay for the license of this solution annually."
"I use the open-source free version."
"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."
"The cost of this solution is better than some competing products."
"When compared with the proprietary products, the pricing costs are much less, even though it is an enterprise edition."
"We are using the open-source version of Apache Airflow."
"The pricing for the product is reasonable."
"Although Airflow is open source software, there's also commercial support for it by Astronomer. We personally don't use the commercial support, but it's always an option if you don't mind the extra cost."
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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.
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.
Apache Airflow is ranked 8th in Business Process Management (BPM) with 7 reviews while Genpact Cora SeQuence is ranked 22nd in Business Process Management (BPM) with 1 review. Apache Airflow is rated 7.8, while Genpact Cora SeQuence is rated 9.0. 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 Genpact Cora SeQuence writes "Good reporting, a very good dashboard, and easy to set up". Apache Airflow is most compared with Amazon Step Functions, IBM BPM, IBM Business Automation Workflow, Informatica Cloud Api and App Integration and Informatica Business Process Manager, whereas Genpact Cora SeQuence is most compared with IBM BPM, Bizagi, Appian, Fabasoft Cloud and KiSSFLOW.
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