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"This product does the job in terms of executing the workflow.""One of the reasons for adopting this solution ten years ago was its ease of use. It had a lot of off-the-shelf functionality, and it did not need to be developed specifically for the project that we were implementing. That was the main reason for adopting it in the beginning.""This tool is very useful when it comes to enterprise-grade automation and governmental processes for the security aspects, performance, and reliability.""I like the APIs and the BPM coach is a good tool. But if I had to pick one, it would be the API.""The solution offers great notifications.""Good user interface and good add option.""This solution has streamlined our operation and improved the TAT of sales, operations, and underwriters.""This solution is very stable."

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"We only use the basic features, but the most valuable one for us is the Publish-subscribe pattern.""Performance-wise, this solution is really good.""It has many interfaces and you can connect to any backend source that has another format, and convert it to the desired format."

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"Our developers are complaining that it's too complex to maintain.""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.""Importing and exporting between multiple environments is more difficult with other tools.""The debugging needs improvement. There is some confusion surrounding the debugging.""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.""Could increase vulnerability and security patches to make it more robust.""We care about technology and support because support is very important and a BPM is not easy to implement.""I would like to see a lot more case studies."

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"Technical support is very slow and needs to be improved.""The images and size of the containers are too big and I think that they should be more lightweight.""The user interface is designed mainly for experts, much in the way a BPM or another integration tool is."

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"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 cloud and license of the subscription model for IBM BPM can be complex. There are a lot of alternatives to choose from.""It has a low cost to implement. You'll get your money back in the same year that you complete the project.""Our customers do see ROI. They'll identify some particularly painful or uncoordinated processes to start with, then build out from there, picking off low hanging fruit."

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"The price is very high and it's the main reason that we are searching for alternatives.""This product is more expensive than competing products.""IBM products are generally more stable and have more features, but also come at a greater cost."

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Top Answer: Performance-wise, this solution is really good.
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Top Answer: The size of the container used in the deployment is still large and I think it should be improved and become lighter. It would be useful to make container deployment easier .
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WebSphere Lombardi Edition, IBM Business Process Manager, IBM WebSphere Process ServerWebSphere Message Broker
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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.WebSphere Message Broker is an enterprise service bus (ESB) providing connectivity and universal data transformation for service-oriented architecture (SOA) and non-SOA environments. It allows businesses of any size to eliminate point-to-point connections and batch processing regardless of platform, protocol or data format.
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Barclays, EmeriCon, Banca Popolare di Milano, CST Consulting, KeyBank, KPMG, Prolifics, Sandhata Technologies Ltd., State of Alaska, Humana S.A., Saperion, esciris, Banco Espirito SantoWestJet, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Sharp Corporation, Michelin Tire
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Financial Services Firm63%
Insurance Company22%
Healthcare Company4%
Non Tech Company4%
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Computer Software Company43%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm8%
Insurance Company6%
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Comms Service Provider13%
Insurance Company12%
Media Company7%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM BPM vs. IBM WebSphere Message Broker and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
438,441 professionals have used our research since 2012.
IBM BPM is ranked 1st in Application Infrastructure with 16 reviews while IBM WebSphere Message Broker is ranked 12th in Application Infrastructure with 3 reviews. IBM BPM is rated 7.6, while IBM WebSphere Message Broker is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of IBM BPM writes "It helps maintain, often lowering costs, as well as maintaining those costs and keeping them stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM WebSphere Message Broker writes "Mature, reliable, and performance-wise it is good". IBM BPM is most compared with IBM Business Automation Workflow, Camunda BPM, Pega BPM, Apache Airflow and Newgen OmniFlow, whereas IBM WebSphere Message Broker is most compared with IBM Integration Bus, webMethods Integration Server, IBM DataPower Gateway, Mule ESB and TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Bus. See our IBM BPM vs. IBM WebSphere Message Broker report.

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