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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.""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.""We can share, discuss, and develop the model together — from a distance. It's really helped us during these times of isolation.""Overall, the solution has been very solid.""Being able to use a Java-based solution makes the product flexible.""The most valuable feature is the scheduling.""I can use any other tools to create services and the UI, and then use them together with the Camunda BPMN engine.""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."

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"The solution has a lot of strong features for the financial industry, it is very easy to use.""In terms of interface, it's very good. In terms of infrastructure, it's amazing and already using multiple tools behind the scenes. It's a low-code platform, so it's very easy to implement.""Compared to other code tools that I've seen, Appian has a more robust rules engine""The solution's most valuable features are the regular periodic and quarterly updates, they are very useful updates. They keep improving the solution more often, and that helps the platform or code always be up to date with the latest features.""The product has a very good mobile app.""This is the most complete solution of its kind.""Form building capabilities and well thought out process modelling are key points to this product.""Good workflow engines that bridge the gaps of processes."

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"It has proved that it also works in complex circumstances.""It's very easy to collaborate with. It's very user-friendly"

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"The initial setup can be complex for business users.""The initial set up could be simplified, it's complex.""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.""Would be helpful if there were additional out-of-the-box activities.""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.""Lacking in forms visualization.""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 only drawback is the time that it takes to have a complete set of workflows implemented on the Camunda platform."

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"Authoring tool is slow to use resulted in limitations on how quickly solutions can be built.""I wouldn't say their response time is long, but it could be quicker.""The solution could improve by being more responsive when dealing with large quantities of data. Additionally, they can make the decision or rules engine better. It cannot handle too many rules or too many decisions at once.""Lacks integration with other products.""They should provide more flexibility so designers can create a more picture perfect device.""I would like to see more complete university tools. For example, with UiPath, I have had a good experience related to a free course in order to provide some users some different levels of knowledge. This extra training helps users not only use the solution but to develop further within the tool.""We have clients that want to use Office 365, Microsoft Analytics, and Power Apps. Appian just isn't the same as using something specifically designed to cater to the Microsoft Suite.""It is also not easy to learn. Training tutorials could be improved."

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"The price is quite high. This is one weak point of the solution.""Initial setup is rather complex. You have to find a way to isolate the complexity, and find common ground."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"We pay for the license of this solution annually.""Generally, the price could be better, as well as the licensing fees.""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.""I use the open-source free version.""We're using the open-source version for now.""The open-source version of the product is free to use.""We use the open-source version, which can be used at no cost.""When compared with the proprietary products, the pricing costs are much less, even though it is an enterprise edition."

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"It's an enterprise tool and can be used by enterprise only. So it's a very expensive tool.""The pricing can be a little confusing to customers.""The licensing will be on a monthly basis. We are estimating that cost to be around $2000 to maybe $3,000 per month. We don't foresee any costs above that.""The solution offers a monthly subscription model. That's what we use. I recall it being about $90 a month. They do have different tiers.""The license is a bit expensive and the pricing model is sometimes confusing for new users or business users. It is difficult for them to know what volume of usage they will have to be able to purchase the best-suited license at the beginning.""The price of this solution is a little high here in Mongolia."

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Also Known As
Camunda BPM
Appian BPM, Appian AnyWhere, Appian Enterprise BPMS
Process Live, ARIS Simulation, ARIS Aware, ARIS Connect
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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.

With Appian, your organization can rapidly build, deploy, use, and scale problem-solving apps. And with the flexibility of on-premises and cloud portability, you'll always address your unique challenges the way that makes the most sense for you.

ARIS is the market-leading solution for professional business process management and modeling. Whether you want to document the "as-is" state of your operations for quality or certification reasons or design the "to-be" in terms of continuous improvement in your transformation program, ARIS is the best choice for establishing a single source of truth regarding all process excellence topics in your organization. It is for any organization looking to digitally transform their business, increase operational excellence and customer experience and ensure compliance in execution. ARIS helps you to make the most out of your processes with Process Mining, Risk & Compliance Management, RPA and much more.

What makes the difference?

  • The most comprehensive platform for process excellence in the market
  • Easy to use
  • Covers business & IT architecture from all angles
  • Full flexibility and >100 diagram types
  • Customer-driven development based on best practices
  • Strong partner ecosystem

ARIS is the market-leading solution for any organization and ideally suited to digitally transform the organization, increase operational excellence and customer experience and ensure compliance in execution.

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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
Hansard Global plc, Punch Taverns, Pirelli, Crawford & Company, EDP Renewables, Queensland Government Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning (, Bank of Tennessee
Tesco, Weifu, Airbus, Siemens, Proximus, Alicorp, Sekerbank, Bancor, Emirates NBD, Dubai Municipality, BRC, Suva, U.S. Army, Australia Post, Westfalen Weser Energie, Stars and Stories - ARIS serves customers across all industries and of every size. Companies trust ARIS as the market leader for process excellence with more than 10 million users worldwide, from 1 user companies to the Fortune 500.
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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Financial Services Firm35%
Computer Software Company18%
University12%
Healthcare Company12%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Financial Services Firm13%
Comms Service Provider12%
Government8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm13%
Government7%
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 Business27%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise55%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise62%
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Small Business33%
Large Enterprise67%
Find out what your peers are saying about ARIS Cloud vs. Appian and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,305 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Appian is ranked 6th in Business Process Management (BPM) with 12 reviews while ARIS Cloud is ranked 16th in Business Process Management (BPM) with 2 reviews. Appian is rated 8.4, while ARIS Cloud is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Appian writes "Offers flexible local integration that we have used extensively to integrate with our Legacy system". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ARIS Cloud writes "Excellent ability to function in complex circumstances ". Appian is most compared with Pega BPM, ServiceNow, Mendix, Microsoft PowerApps and Salesforce Platform, whereas ARIS Cloud is most compared with SAP Signavio Process Manager, IBM Blueworks Live, ARIS Architect and Designer, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect and Bizagi. See our ARIS Cloud vs. Appian report.

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