We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The number of client implementations and cross-language capabilities to support multiple frameworks is very pluggable compared to Pega. It's also more portable."
"Overall, the solution has been very solid."
"Easy to use and easy to integrate into the products and applications we provide for our customers."
"Ease of use and ability to streamline a process model."
"We can share, discuss, and develop the model together — from a distance. It's really helped us during these times of isolation."
"I like everything about the entire BPM that comes with the BPM suite."
"Camunda Platform is better than IBM BPM, and Azure. It is more elaborate."
"Being able to use a Java-based solution makes the product flexible."
"The documentation capabilities are very good. Very structured documents and process versions are valuable features, and being able to communicate that to our customers is also a very good feature. It has a good balance between the effort and the result. So, you don't need to be too detailed. You can document while you are modeling, which is a very good feature."
"Bizagi is flexible. I can share things with other consultants because it is the most commonly used software in my community. It has been a great and good resource for us in making sure that we adhere to the process."
"The user interface is pretty good."
"In Bizagi, all of the features are valuable."
"The most valuable feature is the organizational modeling capability."
"Great mapping feature that's easy to use."
"The solution's simulation capabilities are the most valuable aspects."
"With the appropriate governance framework, properly trained business analysts can be empowered to design and build business solutions themselves."
"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."
"This is a useful tool for IT people who need to design their solution architecture."
"The Business Process Modeling or BPM part is the most valuable. Its ability to simulate scenarios is also very useful. It can also create descriptions of the workflows. It has a feature in which if you create some BPMN process, a workflow diagram, and the description inside, you can actually simulate the whole scenario, and you get the description. That's very handy."
"There are a lot of features in Enterprise Architect. It allows us to take on a lot of tasks."
"We have found the stability to be very reliable."
"It's a stable and scalable solution. I like that it's similar to Rational Rose."
"Sparx offers good flexibility."
"When trying to design rule tables the solutions graphical user interface could improve, it could be more user friendly."
"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."
"I would like to see better pricing."
"In the future, I would definitely like to see the process administration (migration, audit, tracking) and process evaluation (optimize) features added to the community edition."
"Process interfaces between diagrams could be improved."
"If they could build some scripts or some configuration to get it up and running in a Docker environment, that would be good. I didn't find anything when on Docker, however, maybe they have something and I didn't see it yet."
"The initial setup can be complex for business users."
"Lacking in forms visualization."
"I would like to see more in terms of analytics and better reporting."
"It would be useful if we can connect Bizagi to other solutions, such as a local financial solution or Power BI. It would also be good and helpful to be able to connect Bizagi to some services solutions. It should also support right-to-left languages, such as Arabic."
"The solution is a bit heavy on resources and has slowed down my computer."
"For the small business, this is very bad because it is still fragmented. The licensing policy should be more flexible and small company oriented. In micro-small companies, there should only be one or two. That's not the problem. Maybe it is too flexible, there are so many pieces that you need to put together. When you have a small business, it can be a little complicated, not so easy."
"Difficult to export in formats other than PDF."
"I would like to see a facility for building a simple CRUD application. In Bizagi, you can use database modeling, diagrams, forms, etc., but in some circumstances I need CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete) functionalities which are not there yet."
"The open source version lacks the option to publish."
"I'm not really satisfied with the reporting aspect."
"I would like to see integration with Confluence or any other TRM, and the capability to integrate with the data storage, such as a repository similar to GitHub."
"Their technical support is not good in India. I wrote to them because I had a question, but I never got an answer. So, I just left it behind."
"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."
"The UI is a little bit outdated. It should be more fresh and clean."
"This solution has some limitations from a business perspective."
"Because its easy to create diagrams one needs to be vigilant on the housekeeping of orphaned fragments - I have written my own scripts to do this, maybe they are available now."
"Sparx can be a bit slow. If you are trying to design software architecture, sometimes we run into issues and need to refresh."
"The user interface is not so good. It's not easy for someone to use it at first. The product takes some getting used to."
"We pay for the license of this solution annually."
"We use the open-source version, which can be used at no cost."
"The cost of this solution is better than some competing products."
"Licensing costs are anywhere from $80,000 to $100,000 USD per year."
"There is an open-source version available, that in its core features (workflow and decision engine, modeler) is exactly the same as in the enterprise version."
"The open-source version of the product is free to use."
"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."
"I use the open-source free version."
"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."
"The price could be lower."
"Some solutions are completely free. One would be the business process diagramming tool, the server beneath it, and the automation tool. You don't need to pay to map the business process, but you would need to when you want to execute any of the commands. So, basically, they lure you in with a free ride, and when you want to scale the solution, you'll have to pay for it."
"It has a very high price. Many clients complain about the price for maintaining the application on Bizagi."
"It is only necessary to pay for licenses when ready to deploy applications to production."
"I'm trying the free unlimited version with unlimited use. But you have to pay to add some features."
"The Bizagi modeler can be downloaded free of charge."
"They have the price on their site for the enterprise version, and we do receive a small discount."
"Its price is very good for the value that you get with it."
"The licence has a costly upfront fee which gets you access. You have to pay an annual maintenance fee, which is less."
"It is cheap."
"There is a license for this solution. When comparing this solution to others it is priced well."
"I use my own license. So, I just bought the professional version, which costs $800 or something like that. In the company where I am working, we have floating licenses. They are probably more expensive. Its licensing is affordable, but we are talking about a large organization, and there could be modelers or viewers of the models. We don't know how much that would cost us."
"The licensing is not as expensive as some of the other data modeling tools such as Erwin."
"It is very economical and low cost. You have to pay for a one-time license, and it is active forever."
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.
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.
Bizagi is ranked 6th in Business Process Design with 24 reviews while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is ranked 3rd in Business Process Design with 34 reviews. Bizagi is rated 8.0, while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is rated 8.2. 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 Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect writes "Great pricing with an easy initial setup and a comprehensive toolkit". Bizagi is most compared with Visio, Bonita, ARIS BPA, SAP Signavio Process Manager and ServiceNow, whereas Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is most compared with Visual Paradigm, No Magic MagicDraw, Visio, ARIS BPA and BiZZdesign HoriZZon. See our Bizagi vs. Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect report.
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