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"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 an open BPM""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.""Being able to use a Java-based solution makes the product flexible."

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"The product has a comfortable GUI and a good environment for users.""I find Bizagi so user friendly. I also think that its modeling abilities are great and it's easy to teach them to new users.""The API is pretty straightforward.""This solution is easy to use and it is a good tool for process modeling.""The solution's simulation capabilities are the most valuable aspects.""The most valuable feature is the simulation.""The approval process is simple.""The most valuable feature is the organizational modeling capability."

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"The solution is a very pragmatic tool. It's quite easy to use.""I do a data-centric design, so for me, the data analysis and design tools are the most valuable features.""The most valuable feature is the way you can extend it and customize it. With most modeling tools, you fit your modeling process to fit the tool. In PowerDesigner, you can make the tool fit the way you want to work.""I like the property sheet capability and the user-defined attributes that you can set up.""The most valuable feature is that it is a very fast reverse engineering process. It does a very expansive comparison.""Very good repository features.""It offers a lot of features in one solution. You would have to get multiple other products to bundle together all of the capabilities that you get in just this product.""It's a great tool for documentation."

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Cons
"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.""Lacking in forms visualization.""The support definitely can be improved. Apart from that, the language should be extendable to other platforms. If I want to write, I'll run a different platform, like Python code on top of it, or COBOL code on top of it, and it should support those languages.""The solution could use some enhancements like adding connectors, improving forms and having a mobile app, but everything is an enhancement rather than a flaw."

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"It needs some better notation functionality.""I think that they could improve their update process. Some of the process mining techniques could be added to Bizagi. I think that they can improve their simulation abilities to include more elements of the BPMN.""The solution needs to make it easier to use RPA products on it. They may need an RPA specific interface. It would be better than having to make an RPA tool to use for viewing. Most of our work is about making RPA tools with the Bizagi, not using Bizagi itself.""I would like to see more in terms of analytics and better reporting.""There could be more documentation.""Bizagi needs a way to define categories such as process groups like the APQC framework, PCF, and handle the processes within it.""In terms of what needs improvement, the costs can be lowered.""The technical support is not fast enough and should be improved."

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"It would be helpful if there were glossary, catalog and governance tools. It would help make it a true end-to-end product.""In the future, I would like to see data manipulation capability where you can actually write SQL queries and manipulate data from directly within the tool.""Pricing for small consultancies needs improvement. They sustain prices to competing tools. The competing tools tend to do special offers. PowerDesigner SAP doesn't pay much attention to the pricing of it and there are no special offers.""Checking-in models to the repository, especially when working remotely, is a slow process than can sometimes have problems with models being corrupted.""In terms of improvement, the pricing is a bit high.""UI could be improved by enabling simpler navigation.""The solution is very, very expensive. It would be ideal if it was a more affordable product.""Connectivity can be improved because it's not very good."

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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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"I think that its price is reasonable.""This solution would be expensive for a company that has a lot of users.""The Bizagi modeler can be downloaded free of charge.""We have no issues with the pricing.""It is only necessary to pay for licenses when ready to deploy applications to production.""It has a very high price. Many clients complain about the price for maintaining the application on Bizagi.""Make sure that your requirements are explicitly defined from the outset. This will help you choose the right setup and licensing for your needs.""It is expensive."

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"I bought the software outright and do not pay a licensing fee.""SAP PowerDesigner is cheaper than eriwin.""The price of the solution is too expensive. When we asked for certain licenses in different countries it was unattainable."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The Camunda BPMN Platform is very flexible and gives several options to deploy and scale it.
Top Answer: There is an open-source version available, that in its core features (workflow and decision engine, modeler) is exactly… more »
Top Answer: In the future, I would definitely like to see the process administration (migration, audit, tracking) and process… more »
Top Answer: I have been using Bizagi with a major project for a state government agency for about four years now. It is pretty… more »
Top Answer: The interface, design, and accessible user manuals to help get started using the solution are valuable features in… more »
Top Answer: We didn't use the licensed versions where you could exactly go into automatization. However, we looked at the pricing in… more »
Top Answer: I like the connectivity or the lineage between the models and usability.
Top Answer: Technical support could be better and more human.
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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.

Bizagi is a global leader in digital process automation software. The Digital Business Platform from Bizagi delivers rapid process automation across the enterprise. The platform wraps around existing IT systems, giving organizations the immediate business agility and process orchestration required to compete in the digital economy. We help ignite the digital transformation programs of more than 500 enterprise customers across 50 countries across the globe, assisted by an international network of partners and a global community of over 500,000 process pioneers.

Bizagi has successfully delivered some of the most demanding process automation and digital transformation projects in the world, working with global brands like GE, adidas, Mars and Audi, among many others. Bizagi offers an incredibly robust and proven solution, capable of integrating seamlessly with existing enterprise assets and systems, including SAP and SharePoint.

Plan and manage complex business transformation initiatives with SAP PowerDesigner. The software’s data modeling tools let you build a blueprint of your current enterprise architecture and visualize the impact of change before it happens. Automatically capture architecture layers and requirements, tap into a powerful metadata repository, and share discoveries with your team.

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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
adidas Group, GE Capital, Mars, Audi, Santander, Telefonica, BNP Paribas, Air France & many more - 500+ customer globally.
Medtronic, Cirque du Soleil, Antarc, B&G Manufacturing, EarlySense, eBay, Ferrero, James Austin Company, Lenovo, Sagem, RAK Ceramics, Vodafone
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm24%
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider18%
Non Profit12%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm12%
Government7%
REVIEWERS
Government18%
Retailer11%
Healthcare Company7%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company22%
Government10%
Financial Services Firm6%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm25%
Healthcare Company13%
Pharma/Biotech Company13%
Retailer13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm11%
Government8%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business56%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise26%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise56%
REVIEWERS
Small Business54%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise31%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise71%
REVIEWERS
Small Business42%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise42%
Find out what your peers are saying about Camunda, Signavio, Pega and others in Business Process Management (BPM). Updated: September 2021.
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Bizagi is ranked 5th in Business Process Management (BPM) with 24 reviews while SAP PowerDesigner is ranked 4th in Architecture Management with 11 reviews. Bizagi is rated 8.0, while SAP PowerDesigner is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Bizagi writes "Great user interface, offers a free version, and has pretty good technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP PowerDesigner writes "Ability to work on a single repository is great; web portal enables view from the browser perspective". Bizagi is most compared with Visio, Bonita, ARIS BPA, Appian and Signavio Process Manager, whereas SAP PowerDesigner is most compared with erwin Data Modeler (DM), erwin Evolve, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, SAP Enterprise Architecture Designer and MEGA HOPEX.

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