We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"We are using the BPMN engine of Camunda; we are not using the user interface. We are using just the engine, the back end of this. For us, it is working quite well."
"I can use any other tools to create services and the UI, and then use them together with the Camunda BPMN engine."
"The number of client implementations and cross-language capabilities to support multiple frameworks is very pluggable compared to Pega. It's also more portable."
"Easy to use and easy to integrate into the products and applications we provide for our customers."
"There's this graphic that tells you how many lines or how many tickets are in each step. In that way, you know where you stand. I find this feature very valuable."
"Camunda Platform is better than IBM BPM, and Azure. It is more elaborate."
"The most valuable feature is the scheduling."
"For me, what I find to be the most valuable is its simplicity and the association with Microsoft Office."
"The business process discovery is excellent. The diagram or blueprinting functionality of the solution are very good. It's quite easy. You can link the sub-processes and get a big overview of the whole process then."
"Collaboration is most valuable. You can collaborate online with many people. People can comment, and you can comment back. It is just like a social network, and that, for me, is very good."
"This solution is good at utilizing standards rules for connectivity."
"It has a built-in capability to capture process owners and managers against processes along with other process governance roles."
"The initial setup is straightforward."
"I like the structure. I can see the diagrams and everything I created."
"I love Visual Paradigm because it has many different types of diagrams. For any field of engineering, we can find a diagram."
"It is easy-to-use and it helps understand its data modeling structure through the intuitive user interface."
"The pricing model is attractive."
"Some of the most valuable features of this process modeling tool are process simulation and process animation."
"The solution is very user-friendly. It's easy to just open it and start working."
"We have faced problems with the performance."
"Especially when you use the open-source version, there are issues with performance."
"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 initial set up could be simplified, it's complex."
"The migration strategy needs to be improved."
"I would like to see better pricing."
"The user interface needs some polishing because it is too technical for end-users to use it."
"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."
"It is BPMN-compliant but the tool needs to be more involved to get into a completely 2.0 oriented tool. It has a few things but it's not the complete BPMN model."
"There should be an option to import from and export to Microsoft Visio. Being able to move files back and forth between Blueworks Live and Visio would be good."
"The font size is really, really small and it's really not useful to print out process models because you cannot read what's written in different boxes. This makes it necessary for people to have access to the tool. We view licenses to see how the printing or output is. It's not very good."
"The user interface is quite easy at first but process analysts soon run into roadblocks of limited functionality, which is disappointing."
"Spaces are not well organized; space controls are lacking."
"There are some connectivity issues that crop up rarely when used with SQL Server."
"It's still early for me to comment since I've only been using it for two months, but the responsiveness when diagramming needs to be improved."
"More flexibility when choosing the type of diagram would be nice."
"The solution could be more compatible with other products in the future."
"The solution can be heavy on resource usage."
"From time to time, we experience some troubles when we work as teams."
"When compared with the proprietary products, the pricing costs are much less, even though it is an enterprise edition."
"We pay for the license of this solution annually."
"I use the open-source free version."
"The cost of this solution is better than some competing products."
"We use the open-source version, which can be used at no cost."
"The open-source version of the product is free to use."
"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."
"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."
"They have a free subscription model that gives a lot of power to the users."
"Making it less expensive would be good."
"You can use Paradigm on a subscription basis and you can choose from different tiers of subscription."
"You can move between the tiers from month to month so you are not restricted to one pricing model."
"The pricing of Visual Paradigm is very appropriate and affordable. There are no hidden costs involved."
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.
IBM Blueworks Live is ranked 12th in Business Process Design with 5 reviews while Visual Paradigm is ranked 10th in Business Process Design with 5 reviews. IBM Blueworks Live is rated 7.8, while Visual Paradigm is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of IBM Blueworks Live writes "A Simple and cost-effective tool with responsive technical support ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Visual Paradigm writes "Data modeling through an interface that makes it easy-to-use and understand". IBM Blueworks Live is most compared with Visio, Lucidchart, ARIS Cloud, ARIS BPA and MEGA HOPEX, whereas Visual Paradigm is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, Visio, Lucidchart, ARIS BPA and MEGA HOPEX. See our IBM Blueworks Live vs. Visual Paradigm report.
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