Mohamed AlshishaniChief, Service Delivery at IGA
Ram ChennaEnterprise Architect and CTO at Blueray Consulting
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"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."
"It has helped us a lot, especially during the initial phase of a project where most of the things are done on paper."
"We were able to meet all of the requirements for functionality that were specified, and we did not experience challenges where we had to compromise on functionality."
"I really like the visual representation. It actually looks like a flow chart, which is nicer than a SharePoint Designer workflow, which doesn't have that ability."
"It has integration with BI and Analytics tools, and RPA toolsets as well."
"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."
"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."
"We are currently facing a lot of issues with Nintex, and we are trying to move away from this solution."
"The security features for this solution need to be improved."
"Unfortunately, Nintex Workflow is not that stable. We are looking at shifting to another tool."
"The solution is a bit too expensive. It could be cheaper."
"We would like to design parallel workflows and long-running workflows, along with new features for connecting to cloud-based systems."
"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."
"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."
"The annual support costs are expensive."
"Comparatively, it's expensive."
"We pay on a yearly basis. It's my understanding that we pay approximately $11,000/year."
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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:
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ARIS BPM is ranked 7th in Business Process Management with 8 reviews while Nintex Workflow is ranked 14th in Business Process Management with 5 reviews. ARIS BPM is rated 8.2, while Nintex Workflow is rated 7.8. 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 Nintex Workflow writes "Reduces time spent on manual processes but did not scale with our usage". ARIS BPM is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, Signavio Process Manager, Visio, MEGA HOPEX and Alfabet IT Planning & Portfolio Management, whereas Nintex Workflow is most compared with K2, AgilePoint, Pega BPM, Bizagi and IBM BPM. See our ARIS BPM vs. Nintex Workflow report.
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