Compare Appian vs. WorkflowGen

Appian is ranked 8th in Business Process Management with 6 reviews while WorkflowGen is ranked 30th in Business Process Management with 1 review. Appian is rated 8.2, while WorkflowGen is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Appian writes "Low-code characteristics lead to fast development cycles". On the other hand, the top reviewer of WorkflowGen writes "Good for automatically triggering workflows, but needs to be more customizable". Appian is most compared with Pega BPM, ServiceNow and Camunda BPM, whereas WorkflowGen is most compared with IBM Blueworks Live, Operations Orchestration and MEGA HOPEX.
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Pros
It allows me to present or to demonstrate the business process flow, visually, without having to resort to PowerPoint, Visio, or other products.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.The solution is easily compatible with HTML forms and HTML language programming and that is the most significant part.When I compare it with other BPM tools, like IBM, it is great, open source, and free when you use the community version.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.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.

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Form building capabilities and well thought out process modelling are key points to this product.The process models provide self-documenting systems.Since implementing we have had a faster time to solution, with fewer resources needed.Process culture is making noise inside the organization because now, everybody knows that their time is being monitored.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.

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We use it a lot for creating workflows to transfer materials between plants, which is a signature part of what we do.

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Cons
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.Especially when you use the open-source version, there are issues with performance.I would also like a very easy to use form builder.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 like to see the forms engine available in the open-source version of this solution.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.

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Authoring tool is slow to use resulted in limitations on how quickly solutions can be built.My only request is that they decrease the license costs.We would like to have more granular control for interface styling.The documentation needs to be improved.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.

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This solution needs to be more customizable.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
I use the open-source free version.Camunda is much cheaper.We are using the open-source version of this solution.It is less cost-prohibitive than other solutions on the market. This solution was in our price range.

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The cost depends on the number of users, although I recommend taking an unlimited license.

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

Immediately accelerate business process adaptability with fluid workflow automation. Use the WorkflowGen .NET workflow software's low code environment to maximize the efficiency of process designers and developers.

Automate any type of human and system-based enterprise process within a battle-tested infrastructure.

Customize and integrate your workflow apps to meet your requirements in a highly configurable environment.

Engage process participants with a full-featured workflow portal, native mobile apps, and email approvals, or through seamless integration with your own web apps.

Leverage a solution used by Fortune 500 companies for worldwide business-critical applications.

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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 TennesseeComcast, Deloitte, Mitsui & Co Ltd, Sanofi Pasteur, Textron, XL Group. WorkflowGen accelerates business process adaptability in 70 countries for 500+ organizations and 1,000,000 users.
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm25%
Non Profit25%
Engineering Company13%
Construction Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company36%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm7%
Government7%
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Financial Services Firm50%
Transportation Company13%
Software R&D Company13%
Healthcare Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company31%
Financial Services Firm14%
Comms Service Provider11%
Government8%
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Company Size
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Small Business47%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise35%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business5%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise78%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise44%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise71%
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