We just raised a $30M Series A: Read our story

Compare IBM BPM vs. Oracle BPEL

Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
IBM BPM Logo
16,222 views|12,852 comparisons
Oracle BPEL Logo
464 views|332 comparisons
Featured Review
Find out what your peers are saying about BMC, Camunda, Pega and others in Process Automation. Updated: November 2021.
552,136 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

Pricing and Cost Advice
"It's expensive. All software is always extremely high. The manufacturing cost that we have compared to the selling cost, it's not like you're building a house or building a car. But putting that aside, considering that it's expensive, it's a lot of money. If you compare it with some of the other alternatives in the market, it's a similar price. For instance, if you compare it with Pegasystems, it's a similar price.""Its price is on the higher side, and it can be improved. Its licensing is on a yearly basis. There are no additional costs.""IBM could improve the price. It is far too expensive.""I already compared some solutions related to business process management, and I saw that the cost of IBM BPM is more expensive compared with that of Camunda, for example.""When considering the features of the solution the price is expensive compared to competitors.""Licensing is managed by the client, but we know it is yearly. Camunda is relatively cheaper. There is not much difference in pricing of IBM and PEGA. For large licensing, there are discounts as well.""The price of the solution is fair for an enterprise solution that has both cloud and on-premise deployments and when comparing to competitors. Recently IBM has introduced Cloud Pak which allows for more flexible licensing options for automation and other features.""I wish it was less expensive. I don't know why their pricing model is so high for a piece of software that could benefit so many. It just seems to me that they could have a lower cost, maybe with fewer features or whatever, but it should be possible to do a lower cost workflow software that uses the same interface and underlying engine but does not cost so much that you have to be a Fortune 50 company to buy it. It is annoying to me. There are a lot of solutions that IBM has that are really powerful but nobody can afford them. They know their business, but I still feel that there are a lot of customers who would benefit from this sort of thing. I don't know what this elitism is all about. I am sure they have people doing the money numbers, but it seems like you can make a lot more money by selling it to way more people for a little bit less."

More IBM BPM Pricing and Cost Advice »

Information Not Available
report
Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Process Automation solutions are best for your needs.
552,136 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Questions from the Community
Top Answer: We researched both IBM solutions and in the end, we chose Business Automation Workflow. IBM BPM has a good user interface and the BPM coach is a helpful tool. The API is very useful in providing… more »
Top Answer: We had a yearly license. I believe that if the license were cheaper, it would have a greater impact.
Ask a question

Earn 20 points

Ranking
4th
out of 38 in Process Automation
Views
16,222
Comparisons
12,852
Reviews
24
Average Words per Review
564
Rating
7.7
22nd
out of 38 in Process Automation
Views
464
Comparisons
332
Reviews
0
Average Words per Review
0
Rating
N/A
Comparisons
Also Known As
WebSphere Lombardi Edition, IBM Business Process Manager, IBM WebSphere Process Server
BPEL Process Manager
Learn More
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.
Oracle BPEL (Business Process Execution Language) Process Manager is a tool for designing and running business processes. This product provides a comprehensive, standards­based and easy to use solution for creating, deploying and managing cross­application business processes with both automated and human workflow steps – all in a service­oriented architecture. Oracle BPEL Process Manager is a powerful integration tool for the enterprise. Its ability to connect to external systems and process, mixed with its support for a variety of presentation technologies makes it an ideal tool for defining and implementing business process logic.
Offer
Learn more about IBM BPM
Learn more about Oracle BPEL
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 Santo
Nacional Monte de Piedad IAP, Bimbo S.A. de C.V., Intelligent Pathways, DVZ Datenverarbeitungszentrum Mecklenburg-Vorpommern GmbH, Arqiva
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm59%
Insurance Company15%
Computer Software Company10%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Financial Services Firm17%
Comms Service Provider17%
Insurance Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider26%
Financial Services Firm7%
Government7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise69%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business7%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise70%
No Data Available
Find out what your peers are saying about BMC, Camunda, Pega and others in Process Automation. Updated: November 2021.
552,136 professionals have used our research since 2012.

IBM BPM is ranked 4th in Process Automation with 24 reviews while Oracle BPEL is ranked 22nd in Process Automation. IBM BPM is rated 7.8, while Oracle BPEL is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of IBM BPM writes "A very stable and powerful tool for handling lots of concurrent users, but it is expensive, and the Eclipse-based tool has performance issues when you have a lot of developers". On the other hand, IBM BPM is most compared with IBM Business Automation Workflow, Camunda Platform, Pega BPM, Apache Airflow and Appian, whereas Oracle BPEL is most compared with Appian, BizTalk Server, Oracle Process Cloud Service, Bizagi and Bonita.

See our list of best Process Automation vendors.

We monitor all Process Automation reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.