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Pros
"Overall, the solution has been very solid.""Camunda Platform is better than IBM BPM, and Azure. It is more elaborate.""Camunda Platform has a very good interface for workflow and business process design.""It allows me to present or to demonstrate the business process flow, visually, without having to resort to PowerPoint, Visio, or other products.""Ease of use and ability to streamline a process model.""It is open-source. It supports microservice orchestration. This is what we are really interested in. We can customize our products depending on the use cases.""Being able to use a Java-based solution makes the product flexible.""The interface and the number of connectors that they provide are the most valuable features. The support here, it's kind of okay. But the main thing is with the number of connectors and the UI, the user interface."

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"Compared to other code tools that I've seen, Appian has a more robust rules engine""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.""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.""This is the most complete solution of its kind.""We appreciate the drag and drop functionality and the easy to access plug and play features.""The solution has a lot of strong features for the financial industry, it is very easy to use.""The product has a very good mobile app.""Good workflow engines that bridge the gaps of processes."

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"It is the best product because of its stability. ActiveMatrix 5.x is highly stable in production, and the downtime is very low. I have worked on a lot of service projects, and the engine is very stable, robust, and scalable. The development and change requests can be pushed quickly, and the mapper activity and SSLT kind of features are also good. It is easy to do changes, testing, and deployment. Its deployment is very easy, and we can automate a lot of scripts for our on-premises solution. I work for an investment bank, and we have automated a lot of processes for our customers. Previously, we used to develop scripts and tools. With version 6.x, everything is moved to Maven and other things. Environment handling is done mostly through DevOps tools. As compared to Mulesoft, the deployment and configuration are very easy in TIBCO.""The scheduling and the calendar are very useful."

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Cons
"The initial setup can be complex for business users.""As we experienced some difficulties in the beginning, deployment took almost a month.""Process interfaces between diagrams could be improved.""When trying to design rule tables the solutions graphical user interface could improve, it could be more user friendly.""Documentation can be improved.""The migration strategy needs to be improved.""Lacking in forms visualization.""They have a migration plugin that can be used to migrate from one BPM to another BPM. It is in the beta stage since last year. If they can make it available in the market, it would be great. We are going to have a couple of migration projects for migrating from IBM BPM to Camunda, and this plugin would be useful. I have already discussed this with them two weeks ago and asked them to look into this and add it as a feature. We are expecting this plugin to be available in the next version. This is the only requirement we have at present. They keep on coming up with different features, which is helping us a lot. Its latest release that came out last month was awesome."

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"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.""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.""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.""The solution could use some more tutorials to help brand new users figure out how to use the product effectively.""I wouldn't say their response time is long, but it could be quicker.""The graphical user interface could be easier to use. It should be simplified.""Authoring tool is slow to use resulted in limitations on how quickly solutions can be built."

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"Technical support needs to be streamlined.""ActiveMatrix is in the middle field. MuleDB is more on the engineering side with Java and other things. SnapLogic is there are on the higher side with very low coding. TIBCO stays in the middle like IBM or Oracle. TIBCO can move towards IBM's way of doing. IBM has a big market and many varieties of products and good integration, which TIBCO doesn't have. It can have better integration. TIBCO's transition to the cloud is a little slow. As compared to Dell, Boomi, and Mulesoft. TIBCO took the steps a little later. TIBCO's ID was far better and easier to work with previously. TIBCO's 5.x ID was very good, and the development environment and the transition were easy. Version 6.5 onwards, it is a stable product, but it would be good if they can do something similar to version 5.4 with version 6. They should concentrate on this API market. It will give them the strength and the ability to grab the market back."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"We use the open-source version, which can be used at no cost.""We're using the open-source version for now.""Generally, the price could be better, as well as the licensing fees.""The cost of this solution is better than some competing products.""When compared with the proprietary products, the pricing costs are much less, even though it is an enterprise edition.""The open-source version of the product is free to use.""Licensing costs are anywhere from $80,000 to $100,000 USD per year.""We pay for the license of this solution annually."

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"The price of this solution is a little high here in Mongolia.""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.""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 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."

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"There are some discussions about perpetual licenses and conversions, but I'm not much familiar with them."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: One of the things we like best about Bonita is that you can create without coding - it is a low-code platform. With… more »
Top Answer: Appian is fast when building simple to medium solutions. This solution offers simple drag-and-drop functionality with… more »
Top Answer: Camunda Platform allows for visual demonstration and presentation of business process flows. The flexible Java-based… more »
Top Answer: This is the most complete solution of its kind.
Top Answer: The product offers flexible licensing options.
Top Answer: I'd like to see business rules management included as part of the solution.
Top Answer: The scheduling and the calendar are very useful.
Top Answer: Maybe they can also consider going to the cloud as most of our applications are dealing with the cloud. I know they have… more »
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Appian BPM, Appian AnyWhere, Appian Enterprise BPMS
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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.
TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM is used to develop, deploy, execute and manage Business Process Management centric applications. Use TIBCO Business Studio BPM Edition in conjunction with ActiveMatrix BPM to model business processes. It helps to encompass applications that primarily automate both: business processes (sequences of tasks) to be executed by human users, and technical processes (the flow of data) to be executed by enterprise applications.
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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
ADIS, Citi, Bank of Montreal, First Citizens Bank
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm22%
Comms Service Provider22%
Computer Software Company22%
Non Profit11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm11%
Government7%
REVIEWERS
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 Company27%
Financial Services Firm14%
Comms Service Provider11%
Insurance Company9%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business53%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise25%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise58%
REVIEWERS
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise55%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise62%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Appian vs. TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,695 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Appian is ranked 6th in Business Process Management (BPM) with 12 reviews while TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM is ranked 24th in Business Process Management (BPM) with 2 reviews. Appian is rated 8.4, while TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM is rated 7.6. 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 TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM writes "Good integration capabilities and workflow features but is extremely expensive". Appian is most compared with Pega BPM, ServiceNow, Mendix, Microsoft PowerApps and Salesforce Platform, whereas TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM is most compared with Pega BPM, IBM BPM, TIBCO iProcess Suite, HelpSystems AutoMate and Apache Airflow. See our Appian vs. TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM report.

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