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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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"While this is a new product it has a mature feel from being built by a company with many years in the business.""This is low-cost and very user friendly. A variety of models are available depending on the needs of the customer."

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"Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect supports multiple modeling languages like ArchiMate for database design, software lifecycle visualization, and team management.""Some of the business processes are very easy to compare when you have the diagrams.""I like that there is support for software patterns.""The most valuable features are the flexibility and adaptability of Sparx Enterprise Architect.""The most valuable feature is the integrated data model, so if I change the name of an item, all models using that object are automatically updated.""Ability to keep inventory of reusable blocks, and use in different diagrams with views of various templates.""The initial setup is easy.""Scalability is not a problem. You can always increase the footprint of what the thing can do because it's so powerful."

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"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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"As the product is very new, some minor features are still missing, but everything is there to handle day-to-day process modeling.""There's an issue with the current manual that they're working on."

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"There used to be that feature in ArchiMate Modeling of Enterprise Architect called inherited relationships. Now it's gone.""I think that collaboration can be better.""It would be nice to have it supported on the Linux operating system.""Using EA involves a steep learning curve if you want to understand its capabilities and functionality.""This solution should have better ease of use for the uninitiated.""Not visually appealing.""The documentation needs a bit of improvement. What I find is that when I'm trying to do something specific for some part of a project, in terms of documentation, it's kind of hard to get at figuring out if you don't use it all the time.""I think the product is good. When I'm trying to do something specific for some part of project documentation, it's hard to get it figured out if you don't use it all the time. It's such a massive tool, it's hard to figure out how to dig in and get to the documentation where you have to be to get some idea of what to do. There are not a lot of examples that I'm aware of to be able to do that."

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"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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"Pricing will differ between enterprises based on needs such as customization, but the company uses a standardized algorithm for determining this."

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"In terms of cost, Sparx EA is probably one of the cheapest tools I have ever used.""The licensing is not as expensive as some of the other data modeling tools such as Erwin."

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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

BIC Platform delivers all-encompassing business process management. The software covers the complete lifecycle of BPM and supports strategy, design, implementation, execution and controlling of business processes.

BIC Platform has a modular setup which allows individual adjustments. Typical deployment scenarios of BIC Platform are SAP introduction, governance, risk or compliance management, quality management or the structure of process management systems. 

Thanks to its intuitive design, users quickly start with process modeling and manage the full process cycle up to the optimization. Comprehensive features of the software are document management, governance, review and release workflows.

Available BIC Platform modules are Design, Governance, Portal, Monitor, Workflow and GRC. The software can be operated either as a Public Cloud, Private Cloud or On Premises. Offline modelling is possible with the web-based option.

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Sparx Enterprise Architect is a platform that accelerates and integrates software, business and systems development. Twice winner of Jolt and multiple SD Times Awards with an installed base of 580,000 + licenses, supported by 230 partners in 160 countries. From requirements to implementation and beyond, Sparx Systems' Enterprise Architect is a fully featured tool suite that lets you model, design, simulate, prototype, build, test, manage and trace from vision to solution.

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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, AccruentDaimler AG Siemens AG RWE Bundesministerium des Innern Uniklinikum Köln Vattenfall Ziemann Dermapharm AG Postbank LBBW EDEKAOmniLink
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Financial Services Firm31%
Comms Service Provider23%
Non Profit15%
Government15%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider20%
Financial Services Firm11%
Government6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company15%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
Financial Services Firm9%
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Financial Services Firm16%
Government16%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
Manufacturing Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider17%
Government10%
Manufacturing Company8%
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Small Business52%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise31%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise63%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise49%
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Small Business5%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise67%
Find out what your peers are saying about BIC Platform vs. Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
456,719 professionals have used our research since 2012.

BIC Platform is ranked 16th in Business Process Design with 2 reviews while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is ranked 3rd in Business Process Design with 18 reviews. BIC Platform is rated 8.6, while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of BIC Platform writes "Software client for modelling and web portal are both directly accessible through one interface". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect writes "Has made the EA object model available so you can add your own popup menu items". BIC Platform is most compared with ARIS BPM, Amazon Step Functions, Visio, Signavio Process Manager and Appian, whereas Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is most compared with Visual Paradigm, No Magic MagicDraw, Visio, ARIS BPM and IBM Rational System Architect. See our BIC Platform vs. Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect report.

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