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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Business Automation Workflow vs. Oracle BPM and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
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It allows me to present or to demonstrate the business process flow, visually, without having to resort to PowerPoint, Visio, or other products.
The speed and execution of DMN was a big selling point for us. It's very good at conducting business processes that are easily modeled and presented in a way that's easy to understand.
The solution is easily compatible with HTML forms and HTML language programming and that is the most significant part.
When I compare it with other BPM tools, like IBM, it is great, open source, and free when you use the community version.
The most valuable feature is the ability to share the logic within the rules engine with the business, so you can put it up for everybody to read.
The number of client implementations and cross-language capabilities to support multiple frameworks is very pluggable compared to Pega. It's also more portable.
I've found the active community most valuable but it also provides you with a lot of other features.
We are documenting all of the processors and VPN. Then we are sharing it with our business users.
The most valuable feature is automation, which is quite strong and we are quite happy with it.
The solution's most valuable aspect is the fact it is highly configurable. We can do configurations very easily.
It gives us the ability to create toolkits and use them across many different applications. It allows us to write things one time, instead of having to write a diary for every single different application. We can write at once and reuse it.
The workflow of BAW's automation is handled inside of BPM, so we can see what state it is at and how things are processing through.
It has had a positive effect on decision-making in my organization. It helps us with our dispute process.
It has integrated UI and deployment models, and it has a deep set of consultant and service provider ecosystem features.
One of the most valuable features is the way that they are adapting to the market. Initially, it was doing only workflow. Now it has started bringing all the other components like rules within the workflow and then the integration with RPA.
No matter what somebody's technical experience level is, the tool can start adding value immediately. Even if that is just an analyst who doesn't have any technical background, they can use some of these no quote accelerators to get things from ideation to deployment in a matter of minutes.
The initial setup is straightforward.
Our company is based around Oracle processes. It provides a lot of flexibility in its processes.
The Workspace is a full, rich application where most users can find what they want. It shows them a list of their work.
This solution has given us a quick time to market, the ability to integrate with the rest of the corporate applications, and the ability to hire talent in low-cost locations.
We have more than 800 distinct applications in our IT landscape. We had enough scalability and okay development cycles, and it has been enough to cover our backup operations and order management systems.
The benefit from the tool is we can develop it quickly and easily use it for middleware services. We can publish the services so other applications can consume them. This is providing us some reusability and a type of security.
If there were some industry templates it would have helped significantly, because it is similar to a process map for a domain. That is what we are currently creating, a domain-relevant process map.
Especially when you use the open-source version, there are issues with performance.
I would also like a very easy to use form builder.
I would like to have a feature for audit logging, audit logs and audit log management. And some history of use for the audit logs.
I would like to see the forms engine available in the open-source version of this solution.
The user interface needs improvement. It should be more tailored to the end-user and offer a better user experience design over the user interface itself.
I would say that Camunda should actually focus on small cases as well. There's a lot of space out there, for small businesses. If they can, they should cater to them.
When you search for Camunda BPM resources or books on how to utilize Camunda BPM, it is lacking. When it comes to Alfresco, there are thousands of resources that can help you to utilize within AWS and its Group Services. I would like to see the usage of Camunda BPM on Amazon Web Services be improved.
The setup and installation process could be made easier.
The UI of the solution is not good. They should work to update the solution and make it better and fresher.
The development UI is sometimes a little slow.
Every client is moving to the cloud. We are still a little behind with IBM, but we are catching up from my point of view.
I would like to see more streamlined install and provisioning; preferably containerized IBM BPM would be helpful.
From what I understand, in the next release they're actually going to combine all of this together as one integrated solution... If we could have one unified way to build a solution, that would really help.
I would definitely like to see a unified interface between the BPM side of the house and the case side of the house. Something that just seems a bit more cohesive, because right now there is sort of a disconnect between the BPM and the case side of the house. That makes it a bit of a hard sell sometimes. That is definitely first and foremost on my wish list.
The main areas which need improvement are specifically around reporting and analytics.
The solution needs to offer better integration with third-party systems.
We have had some issues with version migration, from one version of processes to another. We would have to call Oracle Services but on a day to day, we didn't have any issues.
Overall, the engine and the UI both have to be made lighter.
Existing APIs in the product need to be fine-tuned, made more robust and flexible for adoption.
It would be good if they could provide some additional connectors or an application developer environment for microservices.
It could have easier administration. It takes time to configure and deploy.
Pricing and Cost Advice
I use the open-source free version.
Camunda is much cheaper.
We are using the open-source version of this solution.
It is less cost-prohibitive than other solutions on the market. This solution was in our price range.
Nowadays, clients are looking at pricing as one of the major factors. For IBM products, they always think it is expensive for them. We are still educating our clients on the IBM FlexPoints licensing.
There is still a relatively high total cost of ownership to actually implement, support, and stand up solutions.
The solution has saved us time.
The licensing model is good.
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Also Known As
|Business Automation Workflow|
Camunda BPM is a light-weight, open source platform for Business Process Management. It is a perfect match for general software development and provides powerful business-IT-alignment based on BPMN for structured workflows, CMMN for less structured cases and DMN for business rules.
Typical use cases for Camunda BPM are:
IBM Business Automation Workflow combines business process management and case management capabilities in one workflow solution. It integrates the capabilities of business process and case management into a single workflow offering. It unites information, process, and users to provide a 360-degree view of work to drive more successful optimized business outcomes. IBM Business Automation Workflow on Cloud provides the same capabilities that are offered in the IBM Business Automation Workflow offering, all within a ready-to-use, cloud-based environment that is hosted in IBM Cloud data centers and managed by IBM.
|The Industry's Most Complete and Unified BPM Solution A complete solution for all types of processes that provides a unified process foundation, user-centric design, and social BPM interaction. Reduces complexity and risk and increases business efficiency, visibility, and agility.|
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