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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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"A complete business project management suite which seems to open endless possibility.""The most valuable feature is probably the nature of it.""The Signavio tool is very easy to use and it is one of the reasons why I like it.""The most valuable features of this solution are the portal for spreading it over the organization, the usability, and the workflow generator in the background.""The most valuable feature for me is usability.""The feature that I like the most is the collaboration hub, where every user or every employee can see the process in the overview.""I like the collaboration and the real-time aspects of it.""The interface is very intuitive and includes a drag-and-drop function."

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Cons
"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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"It is difficult to quickly digest the vast power of the suite and make use of those capabilities fully.""If you start from scratch then I think this product would be ideal, but if you already have something then it may or may not suit you.""I find it difficult to figure out how I can better align this solution with my KPIs.""It is sometimes difficult to find the match between what is possible and what is wanted, or what is helpful with the product, so better documentation may assist in this regard.""If you're going to use the tool the way I'm using it, which is to work with businesses and capture what they're thinking, it would be helpful to be able to insert other objects onto a diagram.""Being able to integrate the Workflow Accelerator with more products would be good.""There could be something more on the reporting side of it for the processes you have captured or processes that might be work in progress to see where to target your effort because you don't always have lots of resources to spare""There are a few bugs when you use the Microsoft Surface Hub with the big screen."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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"Lower than the competition with highly flexible licensing plans.""This solution provides really great value for the money.""My client purchased one editor license and the collaboration hub, which covers up to a hundred people.""I think that the price of the licenses is between $2,000 USD and $3,000 USD per license per year, plus the hub usage. I cannot remember the exact cost, but it is affordable.""I think we're spending about $150,000 a year on licensing costs.""SaaS has no setup cost, just licensing fees."

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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: Hi dear knauf its pleasure to see you in a good position, you were always in the top of specialist. your advise and… 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: Hello, so far most of the points you have reported are addressed here… more »
Top Answer: This is one of the best solutions and it is easy to implement.
Top Answer: Signavio is about the same price or cheaper compared to IBM Blueworks Live. The Collaboration Hub is an annual cost and… 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.

The Signavio Process Manager is an intuitive BPM solution for professional process modeling. Whether you want to create current-state documentation or target concepts, the Signavio Process Manager is your best choice for process modeling. Thanks to innovative web technology, you can get started right away and include your colleagues in collaborative design.
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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, AstronomerDHL, Transurban, Prudential Life Assurance, Zalando, T-Systems, Audi BKK, 1&1, Bugatti
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm33%
Comms Service Provider25%
Non Profit17%
Government8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm7%
Media Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Media Company18%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Financial Services Firm15%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
Media Company11%
Manufacturing Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm7%
Media Company5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business48%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise36%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise69%
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Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise71%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise80%
Find out what your peers are saying about Apache Airflow vs. Signavio Process Manager and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
442,283 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Apache Airflow is ranked 12th in Business Process Management with 2 reviews while Signavio Process Manager is ranked 1st in Business Process Management with 36 reviews. Apache Airflow is rated 7.0, while Signavio Process Manager is rated 8.4. 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 Signavio Process Manager writes "Enables us to identify business analysts that are working on two different things and link up efforts". Apache Airflow is most compared with Amazon Step Functions, IBM BPM, IBM Business Automation Workflow, Informatica Cloud Application Integration and Appian, whereas Signavio Process Manager is most compared with ARIS BPM, Celonis, Visio, Bizagi and ARIS Cloud. See our Apache Airflow vs. Signavio Process Manager report.

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