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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 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.""It allows me to present or to demonstrate the business process flow, visually, without having to resort to PowerPoint, Visio, or other products."

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"It has the ability to scale up, as well as integrate with other systems within the organization to get real-time information from dashboards and reports.""The most valuable features are business process modeling and reporting.""The stability of the ARIS BPM platform is quite good. The nice thing about it is the central database, where we can use all of our data. We can even manage users.""This solution has helped us in terms of discovering business processes.""The ability to sort via multiple criteria to identify the relationships you need for a specific object.""ARIS is probably the most mature product in terms of modeling an enterprise architecture so that it has context.""The initial setup and installation are very straightforward.""The ease of use is the most valuable. I have tried a number of BPMN packages, and I find the user interface of ARIS BPM easier and more intuitive than others. If your team is knowledgeable on BPMN, it is really pretty easy to figure out on your own because it adheres to the standards extremely well. I have tried Bizagi, BizFlow, and a variety of such solutions, and I just liked ARIS BPM better."

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"I have to think less with this solution. It's simple.""This is a flexible tool compared to some other solutions.""The solution has wide use within Microsoft products. The integration with Microsoft products, and, in particular, Microsoft Office, is great."

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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.""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.""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."

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"Making it more customizable and easy to learn would be a benefit.""I would like to see the reporting aspects improved.""With ARIS BPM, the script creation is quite cumbersome. With version ten, we needed our developers to do scripting.""Integration with third-party tools should be improved (e.g. based on APIs).""The governance mechanism could be better, as could automation.""The interface is a little archaic.""The workflow approval process could be represented better in the overviews.""I use it strictly for developing the business process model. I don't use it for the actual automation. I do that with Vtenext. I have standardized on Vtenext, and I don't use ARIS BPM anymore. The Vtenext UI is just as good, and it is much more tightly coupled to the underlying object model. I can get more done in one session with Vtenext rather than first going to ARIS BPM, then importing, and having to edit it for tight coupling."

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"The one issue is that if you want to import predefined work, you need to put the licensing model in. So if you wanted to import work that was done before, you then need to buy a separate product for that.""The performance is slow, which is something that should be improved.""The migration tool needs to be included in the main package, and not as a separate license."

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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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"In terms of pricing, it would be nice if it were more affordable.""This is absolutely not the cheapest solution in the market, but for large companies, the price is fine."

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Answers from the Community
Prathap Muniyappa
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Real User

I am not familiar with iServer, I haven't used it before.

But from what I have read about it, it interacts well with Microsoft Visio and I know that ARIS also interacts well with Visio. So I would propose that he migrates the models from ARIS to Visio then to iServer. It might be a longer route but worth a try. I am sure it is cost-effective as well.

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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

Software AG's ARIS Business Process Analysis Platform is ideal for organizations that want to document, analyze, standardize and improve their processes. Design, document, analyze, optimize and communicate processes to achieve business process excellence by using the ARIS Business Process Analysis Platform. With more efficient processes across business, IT and SAP systems, your Digital Enterprise can respond to changing business and market requirements more quickly.

iServer is a unified software platform and enterprise modeling environment that extends and enhances the familiar, market leading Microsoft Visio and Office products. Core capabilities provided by iServer include an enhanced Microsoft Visio diagramming interface, a powerful central repository for all enterprise architecture or business process models and documentation, and a range of tools for visualization, analysis and decision making.

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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, AccruentFujitsu, Coca Cola, ING, Credit Suisse, ElectroluxBarclays, Cathay Pacific, Deloitte, British Gas, MasterCard
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm31%
Comms Service Provider23%
Non Profit15%
Government15%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider20%
Financial Services Firm11%
Government6%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm38%
Retailer13%
Manufacturing Company6%
Engineering Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider19%
Financial Services Firm7%
Government7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm9%
Government8%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business52%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise31%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise63%
REVIEWERS
Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise4%
Large Enterprise56%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business3%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise88%
REVIEWERS
Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise50%
Find out what your peers are saying about ARIS BPM vs. iServer and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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ARIS BPM is ranked 7th in Business Process Design with 8 reviews while iServer is ranked 17th in Business Process Design with 3 reviews. ARIS BPM is rated 8.2, while iServer is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of ARIS BPM writes "Enables us to query information to see where everything is". On the other hand, the top reviewer of iServer writes "Stable with the potential to scale and integrates well with Microsoft". ARIS BPM is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, Visio, Signavio Process Manager, MEGA HOPEX and IBM BPM, whereas iServer is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, Visio, LeanIX, Avolution ABACUS and MEGA HOPEX. See our ARIS BPM vs. iServer report.

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