We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The modeler is useful for creating the flow. The way to access the data through their REST API is also valuable. This is what we're using right now."
"The Camunda BPMN Platform is very flexible and gives several options to deploy and scale it."
"The best feature is the automation."
"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."
"It has an open BPM"
"I like everything about the entire BPM that comes with the BPM suite."
"The solution is good for data models."
"It is open-source. It supports microservice orchestration. This is what we are really interested in. We can customize our products depending on the use cases."
"I find process management and user interface designing the most valuable features."
"Flexible and drag-and-drop type of UI is very valuable. The integrations are also very good. You can build workflows very quickly, which is my favorite activity. By using the GUI, you can build the entire mechanism, notifications, and all this kind of stuff."
"One of the most valuable features is you can create without coding, it is a low code platform."
"The user interface is better than all of the open-source BPMs that I have tried."
"The workflow engine of K2 is its main strength. Its workflow engine is probably one of the best, and that's the reason why Nintex bought K2. It can clearly handle any complex process or scenario. K2 is almost low-code. It is a no-code or low-code solution. You don't have to read a whole lot of code. It is pretty much GUI based. Their support is also excellent. The biggest advantage of K2 is SmartObjects, which allow you to separate the data from the application. It is a standalone application that allows you to build a data source from different places, which a lot of other applications also do. It is called SmartObjects technology, which is pretty powerful. If I have data from different applications, such as JD and ServiceNow, I can just create a SmartObject based on a data source and use it. I have some forms that have six, seven, or eight applications in a single form with data from different places."
"Out of box connectivity with UiPath."
"The solution offers very good integration capabilities. We've never had issues integrating it without solutions."
"Easily maintained and customization is quite simple."
"The most valuable features of this solution are that it's no code, it's very flexible, and it's easy to design."
"The integration capabilities have been very useful."
"As we experienced some difficulties in the beginning, deployment took almost a month."
"The migration strategy needs to be improved."
"Process interfaces between diagrams could be improved."
"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."
"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."
"I don't like the UI of the Camunda Platform, I have found the Signavio solution to be much better for me to create the process designs and execute them. Additionally, I have found the tools in the Camunda Platform are not compatible with some of my other tools. They should improve this in the future."
"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."
"Lacking in forms visualization."
"The interface is advanced and quite good, but it could improve."
"I have run into a lot of problems because there is not enough documentation."
"There could be an improvement in IoT connectivity."
"I should be able to park the tasks that are within a process in a kind of container, and dynamically, a super admin should be able to connect these processes. This kind of feature might be helpful."
"K2 is a workflow solution, and there is no RPA solution with K2. This is where K2 lacks a little bit. It is just a heavy workflow solution. It doesn't have a supplemental product like RPA. If you want to use RPA, you have to use Blue Prism, UIPath, or something else. If you use Nintex, it has an RPA solution. It is a form-based application, and they are doing everything electronically. The initial investment in K2 is heavy because it is a BPM software. It does not have a low cost because they charge you the same for one workflow or 100 workflows."
"Difficult to include external partners with the solution deployed on-premise."
"The Workflow Designer needs improvement."
"Currently, it's taking quite some time to deploy a package, it needs improvement"
"Heavy, cumbersome and inflexible."
"The licensing needs to be improved. Right now, we find it's getting more expensive to use the product."
"We pay for the license of this solution annually."
"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."
"Licensing costs are anywhere from $80,000 to $100,000 USD per year."
"The cost of this solution is better than some competing products."
"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."
"We have an annual subscription to this solution."
"We're using the open-source version for now."
"The open-source version of the product is free to use."
"The price of the solution is reasonable."
"The price is fair for what we are using the solution for."
"We are using the Community Version, which can be used free of charge."
"Licensing cost for the Enterprise edition comes out to be around 40,000 a year. There is also a Community edition, which is free. Some customers can go for the Community edition, but some of them require the Enterprise edition. Big companies go for the Enterprise edition, which comes with a lot of additional features such as a mobile app."
"The initial investment in K2 is heavy. Currently, the expenditure is $28,000 for a year. After we go to the cloud, it is going to be per seat and probably cheaper. Currently, there are unlimited users."
"There is an initial fee when purchasing and a fee for maintenance afterward."
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.
K2's process automation platform helps your company grow and take automation to a new level. Tackle any business problem—large or small—and create an app to solve it, without writing lines of code.
Bonita is ranked 14th in Business Process Management (BPM) with 4 reviews while K2 is ranked 11th in Business Process Management (BPM) with 6 reviews. Bonita is rated 7.8, while K2 is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Bonita writes "Good integrations, helpful for quickly building workflows, and has a Community edition". On the other hand, the top reviewer of K2 writes "Doesn't require customized coding but lacks flexibility and can feel cumbersome". Bonita is most compared with Bizagi, ProcessMaker, Appian, Apache Airflow and IBM BPM, whereas K2 is most compared with Nintex Workflow, IBM BPM, Pega BPM, Bizagi and Appian. See our Bonita vs. K2 report.
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