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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM BPM vs. K2 and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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"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."

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"I think that it adds value to any organization, mainly in terms of business applications where you need workflows.""It is very easy to use events. K2 has useful tools.""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."

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"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."

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"I would also like to see the BPM features from Pega implemented, that have to do with the implementation of AI, and the robotics.""It is very flexible because you can design your own main forms, but if there were some templates according to your market, it would be more useful for a new customer. That would make K2 more user friendly and easier to use.""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."

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"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."

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Top Answer: Easily maintained and customization is quite simple.
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WebSphere Lombardi Edition, IBM Business Process Manager, IBM WebSphere Process ServerK2 blackpearl, K2 Five
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Overview
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.

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
Barclays, EmeriCon, Banca Popolare di Milano, CST Consulting, KeyBank, KPMG, Prolifics, Sandhata Technologies Ltd., State of Alaska, Humana S.A., Saperion, esciris, Banco Espirito SantoSEA Corp, Omnicom Group, Verizon, STIHL
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Financial Services Firm66%
Insurance Company21%
Non Tech Company3%
Healthcare Company3%
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Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider19%
Financial Services Firm10%
Insurance Company7%
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider17%
K 12 Educational Company Or School6%
Healthcare Company6%
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Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise71%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise38%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM BPM vs. K2 and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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IBM BPM is ranked 5th in Business Process Management with 14 reviews while K2 is ranked 17th in Business Process Management with 5 reviews. IBM BPM is rated 7.6, while K2 is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of IBM BPM writes "Offers lots of space, quite stable, and perfect for large enterprises". On the other hand, the top reviewer of K2 writes "Doesn't require customized coding but lacks flexibility and can feel cumbersome". IBM BPM is most compared with IBM Business Automation Workflow, Camunda BPM, Pega BPM, Apache Airflow and IBM WebSphere Message Broker, whereas K2 is most compared with Nintex Workflow, Camunda BPM, Pega BPM, Bizagi and Appian. See our IBM BPM vs. K2 report.

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