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"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.""The speed and execution of DMN was a big selling point for us. It's very good at conducting business processes that are easily modeled and presented in a way that's easy to understand."

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"Process culture is making noise inside the organization because now, everybody knows that their time is being monitored.""Since implementing we have had a faster time to solution, with fewer resources needed.""The process models provide self-documenting systems.""We appreciate the drag and drop functionality and the easy to access plug and play features.""Appian also has very flexible local integration.""Good workflow engines that bridge the gaps of processes.""Form building capabilities and well thought out process modelling are key points to this product.""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."

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"The most valuable features are case management and integration services.""While Pega technical support is okay, it also depends on the issues you need help with and who your contact is with Pega.""Powerful, full-featured business process management with excellent support""The solution's most valuable feature is its quick setup. Nowhere else you can create a good-looking application this quick. It's a fairly robust system.""The interface is quite simple and easy to use, even for beginners.""The stability has been good. We haven't had any issues.""It is easy to use, easy to understand, easy to implement and easy to enhance and we can do it as a Cloud. Also it is very user friendly.""The most valuable feature is the situational layer cake."

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Cons
"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.""Especially when you use the open-source version, there are issues with performance."

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"The documentation needs to be improved.""We would like to have more granular control for interface styling.""My only request is that they decrease the license costs.""The solution could use some more tutorials to help brand new users figure out how to use the product effectively.""They should provide more flexibility so designers can create a more picture perfect device.""Lacks integration with other products.""Authoring tool is slow to use resulted in limitations on how quickly solutions can be built.""It is also not easy to learn. Training tutorials could be improved."

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"The unit testing needs to improve, as well as the user interface.""What should be included is some UI features and maybe some integrations. This includes documentation on how the UI works.""Lack of stronger cloud support is somewhat inconvenient for users and implementation.""The pricing model needs to be improved. Right now, it's too expensive.""Pega currently is trying to add chatbots to their systems, and it's still quite immature. This part definitely needs to be improved.""The solution would benefit from more integration capabilities.""Sometimes when we are patching some data from the database, we are getting added as a timeout.""Compared to other BPM products, the interface is somewhat complex, so the usability could be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""We use the open-source version, which can be used at no cost.""I think Camunda BPM can improve their licensing costs. It isn't easy to find clients with Camunda BPM licenses mainly because it's quite expensive."

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"The cost depends on the number of users, although I recommend taking an unlimited license.""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.""It's an enterprise tool and can be used by enterprise only. So it's a very expensive tool."

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"The licensing fees are based on the number of users.""May be somewhat more expensive than other solutions initially, but should have enhanced return on investment.""The price of this solution, including installation and configuration, is comparable to competing vendors.""The pricing is pretty good, compared to other similar products.""It's a user-based license where, as you scale the numbers of users, the price increases."

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Also Known As
Appian BPM, Appian AnyWhere, Appian Enterprise BPMSPegasystems, SmartBPM
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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
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.

Pega BPM helps you simplify and automate your operations so that you can reduce costs and improve business agility. Pega's unique Build For Change technology delivers repeatable solutions that can be efficiently reused and tailored to meet the requirements of diverse customers, product lines, channels, and geographies.

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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, AccruentHansard Global plc, Punch Taverns, Pirelli, Crawford & Company, EDP Renewables, Queensland Government Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning (, Bank of TennesseeThe State of Maine, ANZ, Coca-Cola, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), ME, New South Wales, OptumRx, Texas Department of Transportation, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm31%
Comms Service Provider23%
Non Profit15%
Government15%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider19%
Financial Services Firm11%
Government6%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm42%
University17%
Computer Software Company17%
Transportation Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm10%
Government8%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm44%
Computer Software Company38%
Retailer6%
Real Estate/Law Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company42%
Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm11%
Energy/Utilities Company4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business52%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise31%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise64%
REVIEWERS
Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise48%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise68%
REVIEWERS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise79%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise75%
Find out what your peers are saying about Appian vs. Pega BPM and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
455,164 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Appian is ranked 7th in Business Process Management with 8 reviews while Pega BPM is ranked 3rd in Business Process Management with 15 reviews. Appian is rated 8.8, while Pega BPM is rated 8.4. 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 Pega BPM writes "Good case management and BPM workflow with easy cloud implementation". Appian is most compared with ServiceNow, Mendix, OutSystems, IBM BPM and Salesforce Platform, whereas Pega BPM is most compared with ServiceNow, IBM BPM, OutSystems, Microsoft PowerApps and Mendix. See our Appian vs. Pega BPM report.

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