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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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"Easily maintained and customization is quite simple.""Out of box connectivity with UiPath.""The solution offers very good integration capabilities. We've never had issues integrating it without solutions.""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.""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."

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"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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"Difficult to include external partners with the solution deployed on-premise.""Heavy, cumbersome and inflexible.""The licensing needs to be improved. Right now, we find it's getting more expensive to use the product.""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.""Currently, it's taking quite some time to deploy a package, it needs improvement""The Workflow Designer needs improvement."

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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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"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."

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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 the same as in the enterprise version. My advice is to think about what is most… more »
Top Answer: 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. Right now, thanks to… more »
Top Answer: The integration capabilities have been very useful.
Top Answer: I am unsure of the exact pricing. Nintex acquired K2 in 2020 and there may be a shift in the cost structure. I can't speak directly to that, however.
Top Answer: The Workflow Designer needs improvement. For example, when you design a workflow on K2, it shows the entire area between one action and another action. However, you should be able to see the structure… more »
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K2 blackpearl, K2 Five
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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.

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.

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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
SEA Corp, Omnicom Group, Verizon, STIHL
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm24%
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider18%
Non Profit12%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider19%
Financial Services Firm13%
Government7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government8%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Company Size
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Small Business56%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise26%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise57%
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Small Business55%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise36%
Find out what your peers are saying about Camunda Platform vs. K2 and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
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Camunda Platform is ranked 1st in Business Process Management (BPM) with 20 reviews while K2 is ranked 13th in Business Process Management (BPM) with 6 reviews. Camunda Platform is rated 8.2, while K2 is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Camunda Platform writes "Component reusability saves us development time, but the learning curve is too steep". On the other hand, the top reviewer of K2 writes "Doesn't require customized coding but lacks flexibility and can feel cumbersome". Camunda Platform is most compared with Apache Airflow, Bonita, Pega BPM, Bizagi and Salesforce Sales Cloud, whereas K2 is most compared with Nintex Workflow, IBM BPM, Pega BPM, Bizagi and Appian. See our Camunda Platform vs. K2 report.

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