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"The number of client implementations and cross-language capabilities to support multiple frameworks is very pluggable compared to Pega. It's also more portable.""Ease of use and ability to streamline a process model.""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.""The Camunda BPMN Platform is very flexible and gives several options to deploy and scale it.""The interface and the number of connectors that they provide are the most valuable features. The support here, it's kind of okay. But the main thing is with the number of connectors and the UI, the user interface.""Overall, the solution has been very solid.""Easy to use and easy to integrate into the products and applications we provide for our customers.""Camunda Platform has a very good interface for workflow and business process design."

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"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 initial setup was straightforward and it does not take long to complete.""We have been quite satisfied with the stability of the solution.""I found the following features very useful: DAG - Workload management and orchestration of tasks using.""The product integrates well with other pipelines and solutions.""I like the UI rework, it's much easier."

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"I know that there are two good features, APN and ServiceNow but we haven't explored all of its features yet.""There isn't any human touch involved. It's just an automated business process to build different applications and talking to various APIs using the client's ecosystems. We then build new functionalities out of it."

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"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.""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.""Would be helpful if there were additional out-of-the-box activities.""I would like to see better pricing.""The only drawback is the time that it takes to have a complete set of workflows implemented on the Camunda platform.""Process interfaces between diagrams could be improved.""The user interface needs some polishing because it is too technical for end-users to use it.""The migration strategy needs to be improved."

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"I would like to see it more friendly for other use cases.""The dashboard is connected into the BPM flow that could be improved.""UI can be improved with additional user-friendly features for non-programmers and for fewer coding practitioner requirements.""Technical support is an area that needs improvement.""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.""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.""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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"We haven't had many technical issues. We don't use all of the components of the tool that are more complex and error-prone."

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"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.""When compared with the proprietary products, the pricing costs are much less, even though it is an enterprise edition.""The open-source version of the product is free to use.""We're using the open-source version for now.""The cost of this solution is better than some competing products.""We pay for the license of this solution annually.""Licensing costs are anywhere from $80,000 to $100,000 USD per year.""Generally, the price could be better, as well as the licensing fees."

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"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.""The pricing for the product is reasonable.""We are using the open-source version of Apache Airflow."

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Camunda BPM
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ActiveVOS, Active Endpoints, Informatica BPM
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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.

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.

Informatica Business Process Manager enables process automation and application integration (formerly called ActiveVOS) that integrates users, systems, and processes via purpose-built tools that both citizen integrators and developers can use.
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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
Agari, WePay, Astronomer
The Travel Company, Carbonite
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm22%
Comms Service Provider22%
Computer Software Company22%
Non Profit11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm11%
Government8%
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Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider19%
Financial Services Firm11%
Media Company11%
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Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider13%
Insurance Company9%
Government8%
Company Size
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Small Business53%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise25%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise58%
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Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise50%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise58%
Large Enterprise32%
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Apache Airflow is ranked 8th in Business Process Management (BPM) with 7 reviews while Informatica Business Process Manager is ranked 29th in Business Process Management (BPM) with 1 review. Apache Airflow is rated 7.8, while Informatica Business Process Manager is rated 7.0. 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 Informatica Business Process Manager writes "Enables us to build composite applications with BPMN 2.0 and BPEL". Apache Airflow is most compared with Amazon Step Functions, IBM BPM, IBM Business Automation Workflow, Informatica Cloud Api and App Integration and OpenText 360 for SharePoint, whereas Informatica Business Process Manager is most compared with Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) Forms, Pega BPM, Appian, SAP Signavio Process Manager and K2.

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