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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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"The most valuable feature of this solution is the option to design, and the development can happen at the same time.""The ability to stand up a highly available SOA Suite, which has full DR capabilities, in a remote center and synchronize the databases using Data Guard.""We were able to scale out using multiple application and web servers balanced by hardware load balancers and Weblogic clustering."

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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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"If the disk space expansion can be made more flexible, not requiring a database restart, it would be a major benefit.""Various parts of SOA, BPEL, and so on, each have their own consoles which need to be accessed individually with different logins. It would be better from an admin perspective if all the consoles were accessible via a single login."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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"This product is WebLogic based, hence it can be both resource hungry as well as expensive from a licensing point of view."

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WebSphere Lombardi Edition, IBM Business Process Manager, IBM WebSphere Process ServerSOA Suite
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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.

Oracle SOA Suite is a comprehensive, standards-based software suite to build, deploy and manage integration following the concepts of service-oriented architecture (SOA). The components of the suite benefit from consistent tooling, a single deployment and management model, end-to-end security and unified metadata management. Oracle SOA Suite helps businesses lower costs by allowing maximum re-use of existing IT investments and assets, regardless of the environment (OS, application server, etc.) they run in, or the technology they were built upon. Its easy-to-use, re-use focused, unified application development tooling and end-to-end lifecycle management support further reduces development and maintenance cost and complexity.

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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 Santo7-Eleven, Arcor SAIC, Banca Transilvania, Eaton Corporation, Emdeon, Ferrovial, Griffith University, National Instruments, Pella Corporation, Vodafone Group Plc,
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Financial Services Firm66%
Insurance Company21%
Non Tech Company3%
Healthcare Company3%
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Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm10%
Insurance Company7%
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Energy/Utilities Company13%
Non Tech Company8%
Healthcare Company8%
Government8%
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Computer Software Company45%
Comms Service Provider14%
Media Company6%
Government5%
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Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise71%
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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM BPM vs. Oracle SOA Suite and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
446,956 professionals have used our research since 2012.
IBM BPM is ranked 1st in Application Infrastructure with 14 reviews while Oracle SOA Suite is ranked 9th in Application Infrastructure with 3 reviews. IBM BPM is rated 7.6, while Oracle SOA Suite is rated 9.6. 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 Oracle SOA Suite writes "It is perfect for large deployments and integrating with other Oracle solutions. ". IBM BPM is most compared with IBM Business Automation Workflow, Camunda BPM, Pega BPM, Apache Airflow and Appian, whereas Oracle SOA Suite is most compared with Mule ESB, WebLogic Suite, SAP NetWeaver, TIBCO ActiveMatrix and Apache Web Server. See our IBM BPM vs. Oracle SOA Suite report.

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