Compare Appian vs. Camunda BPM

Appian is ranked 7th in Business Process Management with 13 reviews while Camunda BPM which is ranked 6th in Business Process Management with 9 reviews. Appian is rated 8.2, while Camunda BPM is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Appian writes "We are creating workflows in an agile manner". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Camunda BPM writes "BPMN 2.0 compliant, and the fact it's open source enables us to modify functionality, add features". Appian is most compared with Pega BPM, ServiceNow and Camunda BPM, whereas Camunda BPM is most compared with Bonita, Bizagi and IBM BPM. See our Appian vs. Camunda BPM report.
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Andres Murillo
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Pros
Process culture is making noise inside the organization because now, everybody knows that their time is being monitored.Form building capabilities and well thought out process modelling are key points to this product.Another advantage of this tool is its reports and records. You can maintain dashboards, layouts. If you with a Java solution, it takes six months time. If you use this tool, you can finish in one or one and a half months' time.There is a version coming out every six months with performance improvements.Call Web Service Smart Service - Web service integrations with other systems are super simple and fast to create, supported by low code menus.Write to Data Store Entity - Saving data in SQL databases is done easily using entities. Entities (CDTs in Appian terminology) define relationships and target schema tables via XSD files.The Application Designer is very user friendly. There are also lot of plug-ins that you can use and, for the most part, they are free.What stands out are the speed of the product, the quick, easy development, and visual diagramming.

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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.I've found the active community most valuable but it also provides you with a lot of other features.We are documenting all of the processors and VPN. Then we are sharing it with our business users.For an internal project, this is a solution that you can install and have up and running quite quickly.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.We have the ability to modify the product if we need to, and that comes in handy whenever we need to add new functionality and features.It is quite easy to build a simple process without any knowledge of programming.The flexibility characteristic in a BPMS, through BPMN and DMN, is undoubtedly the most interesting feature for our business.

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Cons
The documentation needs to be improved.Authoring tool is slow to use resulted in limitations on how quickly solutions can be built.Even though the company has made great improvements in online documentation, featuring rich material which includes case studies of real-life use cases, the material could definitely be better in quality and coverage of use cases.A point of improvement would be the SAIL forms. The built-in tool used to generate forms does not have debugging support (to view local variables as they change on live preview, and step-by-step valuation) which is a big drawback for form development. Moreover, the script language used to build SAIL forms does not support inheritance or lambda expressions (functions as arguments of other functions), which makes the code base more verbose.The reporting is not as good as in similar products. They could also improve the dashboards.It needs better integration with our existing application ecosystem.We would like to see more reduced latency. We would like to make sure that the scale-out factor will be much more as workloads come in.It would be nice if you could create your own customized apps when the business needed them.​

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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 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.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.The GUI needs to be improved, with more configuration options.If Camunda could develop something that creates user forms that would be a great feature to have. They also need to improve the UI.Like all BPM tools, they're very bad with proprietary UIs. In general, anyone who uses BPM tools should not expect to use their proprietary UI.Customization and tech stack could be up-to-date.I think it would be important to internationalize the Cockpit and the Admin as well as with the Tasklist.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The cost depends on the number of users, although I recommend taking an unlimited license.It's good value for the price.I think that if somebody is really serious at looking at business value, then by all means, the product is well worth the value. You get representative business value for the price that you pay for the product, and for the implementation of the product.Product pricing compared to some of the earlier vendors, like IBM, CA, and Oracle, is quite well-priced. Although, we do feel that as we increase the number of users and the workload increases, we will have to spend more.We will have to have a dialogue or negotiate a price for future use. To start with, it is a reasonable price. As we go ahead, we will have to make sure the costs are inline with our expectations as we grow our user base and workloads.It is expensive, but powerful. I would recommend comparing against cheaper licensing products and open source.BPM done right is a huge value proposition for almost any company, and with Appian's low code rapid development model, the ROI can be huge, while the break-even point should be accelerated tremendously.

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It is less cost-prohibitive than other solutions on the market. This solution was in our price range.

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Also Known As
Appian BPM, Appian AnyWhere, Appian Enterprise BPMS
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Overview
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.

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
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Sample Customers
Hansard Global plc, Punch Taverns, Pirelli, Crawford & Company, EDP Renewables, Queensland Government Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning (, Bank of TennesseeAT&T Inc., Allianz Indonesia, Deutsche WertpapierService Bank AG, CSS Insurance, Provinzial NordWest Insurance Services, VHV Group, freenet Group, Swisscom AG, Zalando SE, Accruent
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm57%
Transportation Company14%
Healthcare Company14%
University14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm34%
Transportation Company13%
Construction Company9%
Consumer Goods8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm33%
Energy/Utilities Company15%
Comms Service Provider12%
Mining And Metals Company10%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise57%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise67%
REVIEWERS
Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise44%
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