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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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"It has helped us a lot, especially during the initial phase of a project where most of the things are done on paper.""We were able to meet all of the requirements for functionality that were specified, and we did not experience challenges where we had to compromise on functionality."

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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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"We are currently facing a lot of issues with Nintex, and we are trying to move away from this solution.""The security features for this solution need to be improved.""Unfortunately, Nintex Workflow is not that stable. We are looking at shifting to another tool."

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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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"The annual support costs are expensive.""Comparatively, it's expensive."

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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.

At Nintex, our goal is to make work more meaningful by improving business processes. With the Nintex Platform, your organization can manage, automate, and optimize your business processes - all with clicks, not code.

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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, AstronomerAsiacell, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, National Metrology Institute of South Africa, Norwegian Olympic Committee, Schnitzer Steel, MT Højgaard, Lippuner
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Financial Services Firm33%
Comms Service Provider25%
Non Profit17%
Government8%
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Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm7%
Media Company6%
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Computer Software Company34%
Media Company18%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider10%
Government9%
Retailer8%
Company Size
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Small Business48%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise36%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise69%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise55%
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Apache Airflow is ranked 12th in Business Process Management with 2 reviews while Nintex Workflow is ranked 23rd in Business Process Management with 3 reviews. Apache Airflow is rated 7.0, while Nintex Workflow 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 Nintex Workflow writes "Reduces time spent on manual processes but did not scale with our usage". Apache Airflow is most compared with Amazon Step Functions, IBM BPM, IBM Business Automation Workflow, Informatica Cloud Application Integration and OpenText 360 for SharePoint, whereas Nintex Workflow is most compared with K2 , AgilePoint, Bizagi, Pega BPM and Amazon Step Functions. See our Apache Airflow vs. Nintex Workflow report.

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