Compare IBM BPM vs. K2 blackpearl

IBM BPM is ranked 2nd in Business Process Management with 35 reviews while K2 blackpearl is ranked 19th in Business Process Management with 2 reviews. IBM BPM is rated 8.0, while K2 blackpearl is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of IBM BPM writes "The most valuable feature is the Analytics, but more emphasis is needed on process improvement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of K2 blackpearl writes "Has useful tools, it's very easy to use events". IBM BPM is most compared with Camunda BPM, ARIS BPM and Pega BPM, whereas K2 blackpearl is most compared with Nintex Workflow, Camunda BPM and Pega BPM. See our IBM BPM vs. K2 blackpearl report.
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Pros
This solution has streamlined our operation and improved the TAT of sales, operations, and underwriters.This solution is very stable.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.It helps maintain, and in many instances, lower costs, as well as to maintain those costs, keeping them stable.It continues to keep up with the changing needs of the business. That is the strong value proposition of BPM. It's not a one-time automation.Provides the power to understand and automate processes.Our customers use the solution as a workflow platform to manage their processes.

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

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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.The user experience, while it has improved, should continue to improve.The business would like to use the product with a lot less IT and equipment involvement.Better integration with other products in the automation suite.Also, we would like to see integration with artificial intelligence, machine learning-type of technical capabilities. Right now, there are a lot Watson libraries out there. Building those integrations more, out-of-the-box, from IBM would be a good direction.I would like it more documentation during the design phase.We would appreciate more user-friendly definitions of processes with a more user-friendly interface for documenting processes.

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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.I would also like to see the BPM features from Pega implemented, that have to do with the implementation of AI, and the robotics.

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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.We chose to purchase IBM BPM because it was bundled with the actual RPA program/solution that we decided to purchase. We decided to use Automation Anywhere tool (RPA), and it is was bundled with IBM BPM.It gives us a good return on investment.​We have definitely seen ROI. When we first kicked it off, we said it had to pay for itself within three years, and it did.

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WebSphere Lombardi Edition, IBM Business Process Manager, IBM WebSphere Process Serverblackpearl
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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.The K2 blackpearl business process application platform empowers you to create solutions for everything from onboarding and expense claims to budgeting and campaign management. K2 blackpearl can transform your business by boosting productivity and increasing operational efficiency - from anywhere, at any time.
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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
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Financial Services Firm62%
Insurance Company29%
Non Tech Company5%
Healthcare Company5%
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Software R&D Company23%
Financial Services Firm18%
Comms Service Provider15%
Insurance Company6%
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