Compare Bonita vs. IBM BPM

Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Camunda BPM Logo
35,334 views|23,059 comparisons
Bonita Logo
10,978 views|8,009 comparisons
IBM BPM Logo
16,423 views|11,892 comparisons
Most Helpful Review
Thosleaf Thos
Anonymous User
Find out what your peers are saying about Bonita vs. IBM BPM and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
455,301 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

Pros
"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 number of client implementations and cross-language capabilities to support multiple frameworks is very pluggable compared to Pega. It's also more portable.""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."

More Camunda BPM Pros »

"Compared to other products on the market, Bonita presents a pretty acceptable level of robustness.""I really enjoy using the workflow management.""This product is very easy-to-use and user-friendly.""The solution is stable. Even the older versions are stable.""The user interface is better than all of the open-source BPMs that I have tried."

More Bonita Pros »

"It excels at analytics. It provides visibility across all activities of a company's processes and performance.""It helps improve your process through continual measurement.""This solution is very stable.""This solution has streamlined our operation and improved the TAT of sales, operations, and underwriters.""Good user interface and good add option.""The solution offers great notifications.""I like the APIs and the BPM coach is a good tool. But if I had to pick one, it would be the API.""This tool is very useful when it comes to enterprise-grade automation and governmental processes for the security aspects, performance, and reliability."

More IBM BPM Pros »

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.""The user interface needs improvement. It should be more tailored to the end-user and offer a better user experience design over the user interface itself.""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."

More Camunda BPM Cons »

"It would be nice to have a wizard to help walk through the development process and create a backbone.""We are struggling a bit with integrations.""It is missing some important features that other products have.""The community edition has limited module functionality. If they could release some of the functionality that's available in the enterprise edition that would be helpful to those learning to use the solution.""I have run into a lot of problems because there is not enough documentation."

More Bonita Cons »

"We care about technology and support because support is very important and a BPM is not easy to implement.""Could increase vulnerability and security patches to make it more robust.""Finding errors and bugs on the system is not easy. We can't seem to use the events or logs to find them, so it makes it difficult to debug the system. They really need to work on their debugging features to make is much, much easier. It would improve the solution considerably and should be something they add in a future release.""The debugging needs improvement. There is some confusion surrounding the debugging.""Importing and exporting between multiple environments is more difficult with other tools.""IBM BPM lacks openness, that is, the ability to become open for new options in terms of APIs, front-end development, and ecosystem. IBM BPM has been quite closed. One of the main improvements would be to somehow embed the rules engine into IBM BPM. Merging IBM BRMS and the rules engine with IBM BPM would be helpful. If there was some simpler way to define rules without having to put IBM BRMS on top of it, it would be good. It's something that we can get out of Camunda but not out of IBM BPM.""Our developers are complaining that it's too complex to maintain.""Patching is required every three months and a major upgrade every two years, which should be optional."

More IBM BPM Cons »

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."

More Camunda BPM Pricing and Cost Advice »

"The Community Edition comes free of charge.""We are using the Community Version, which can be used free of charge."

More Bonita Pricing and Cost Advice »

"The cloud and license of the subscription model for IBM BPM can be complex. There are a lot of alternatives to choose from.""It should provide more flexibility to connect with external systems, and there should be in-built services that can be used to integrate with other systems quickly.""The price is quite inflated, and I think that our service contract is per year with monthly fees."

More IBM BPM Pricing and Cost Advice »

report
Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Business Process Management solutions are best for your needs.
455,301 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Hi dear knauf its pleasure to see you in a good position, you were always in the top of specialist. your advise and… more »
Ask a question

Earn 20 points

Ask a question

Earn 20 points

Popular Comparisons
Compared 18% of the time.
Compared 12% of the time.
Compared 9% of the time.
Compared 5% of the time.
Compared 22% of the time.
Compared 2% of the time.
Compared 2% of the time.
Compared 2% of the time.
Compared 2% of the time.
Compared 7% of the time.
Compared 7% of the time.
Compared 5% of the time.
Compared 1% of the time.
Also Known As
Bonita BPMWebSphere Lombardi Edition, IBM Business Process Manager, IBM WebSphere Process Server
Learn
camunda
Bonitasoft
IBM
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
Bonitasoft helps innovative companies worldwide deliver better digital user experiences for customers and employees. The extensible and open Bonita application platform unleashes the full potential of multidisciplinary development teams to create Living Apps: applications that allow continuous and incremental improvement, connecting tailored user interfaces with reliable back-office operations. IBM Business Process Manager is a comprehensive BPM platform giving you visibility and insight to manage business processes. It scales smoothly and easily from an initial project to a full enterprise-wide program harnesses complexity in a simple environment to better meet customer needs.
Offer
Learn more about Camunda BPM
Learn more about Bonita
Learn more about IBM BPM
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, AccruentWith more than 1000 customers in 75 countries, and its ecosystem of more than 120,000 members, Bonitasoft is the largest provider of open-source Business Process Management, Low-code and Digital Transformation software worldwide.Barclays, EmeriCon, Banca Popolare di Milano, CST Consulting, KeyBank, KPMG, Prolifics, Sandhata Technologies Ltd., State of Alaska, Humana S.A., Saperion, esciris, Banco Espirito Santo
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm31%
Comms Service Provider23%
Non Profit15%
Government15%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider19%
Financial Services Firm11%
Government6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider25%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm8%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm66%
Insurance Company21%
Non Tech Company3%
Healthcare Company3%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider19%
Financial Services Firm14%
Insurance Company7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business52%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise31%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise64%
REVIEWERS
Small Business42%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise47%
REVIEWERS
Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise70%
Find out what your peers are saying about Bonita vs. IBM BPM and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
455,301 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Bonita is ranked 8th in Business Process Management with 5 reviews while IBM BPM is ranked 5th in Business Process Management with 15 reviews. Bonita is rated 7.4, while IBM BPM is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Bonita writes "Helps us to create the process, pages, and forms and is easy to use". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM BPM writes "Offers lots of space, quite stable, and perfect for large enterprises". Bonita is most compared with Bizagi, ARIS BPM, Pega BPM, Visio and Apache Airflow, whereas IBM BPM is most compared with IBM Business Automation Workflow, Pega BPM, Apache Airflow, Appian and Microsoft .NET Framework. See our Bonita vs. IBM BPM report.

See our list of best Business Process Management vendors and best Process Automation vendors.

We monitor all Business Process Management reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.