Compare IBM Business Automation Workflow vs. Signavio Process Manager

IBM Business Automation Workflow is ranked 11th in Business Process Management with 8 reviews while Signavio Process Manager is ranked 2nd in Business Process Management with 32 reviews. IBM Business Automation Workflow is rated 7.8, while Signavio Process Manager is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of IBM Business Automation Workflow writes "The tool is great for rolling processes out quickly without being too locked into them". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Signavio Process Manager writes "Enables us to identify business analysts that are working on two different things and link up efforts". IBM Business Automation Workflow is most compared with IBM BPM, Camunda BPM and Apache Airflow, whereas Signavio Process Manager is most compared with ARIS BPM, Visio and Camunda BPM. See our IBM Business Automation Workflow vs. Signavio Process Manager report.
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Pros
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.

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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.

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The collaboration hub is good because it allows us to share the models that we've captured and to get comments back, and we don't all have to be in the same room, it can be remote and over time.The most valuable feature is that you can customize it completely with all of the attributes that you need.This solution is innovative and simple to use.This product has helped us to work within standards for process planning.I love the collaboration function, especially the option to invite people who don't have any users on the licenses.It is possible to do the whole drafting process at the same time in Sagnavio so you don't have a double effort of writing it once, arranging it and entering it again.The features I find most valuable are ease of use and the Collaboration Hub.The GUI is very easy to use, where you can sit together with your colleagues, discuss the process, and during these discussions you can build up the model.

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Cons
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.

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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.

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The performance metrics appearing in the collaboration hub needs to be improved.We would like a better way to give users the correct permissions for processes, whether to view or design.I would like to see more integration with the process manager in terms of the workflow accelerator.There is always room for improvement is the capability of integration with other solutions.The user administration, the user-group administration, and the license models need improvement.Part of the product that I think can improve is document control. That's currently not even possible. To work with documents we have something of a workaround using SharePoint.Customized reporting can be improved to make this a more versatile tool.I would like to have the option to select the color of items and subgroups in the glossary because right now it is fixed.

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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.

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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.

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I think we're spending about $150,000 a year on licensing costs.I think that the price of the licenses is between $2,000 USD and $3,000 USD per license per year, plus the hub usage. I cannot remember the exact cost, but it is affordable.My client purchased one editor license and the collaboration hub, which covers up to a hundred people.This solution provides really great value for the money.Lower than the competition with highly flexible licensing plans.

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Also Known As
Business Automation WorkflowSignavio Process Editor
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Overview

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:

  • Straight Through Processing (STP)
  • Human Workflow Management
  • (Dynamic) Case Management
  • Business Rule Automation

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 Signavio Process Manager is an intuitive BPM solution for professional process modeling. Whether you want to create current-state documentation or target concepts, the Signavio Process Manager is your best choice for process modeling. Thanks to innovative web technology, you can get started right away and include your colleagues in collaborative design.
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Sample Customers
AT&T Inc., Allianz Indonesia, Deutsche WertpapierService Bank AG, CSS Insurance, Provinzial NordWest Insurance Services, VHV Group, freenet Group, Swisscom AG, Zalando SE, AccruentKey Bank, Barclays, Control€xpert, MIR Insurance Brokers, Conqord OilDHL, Transurban, Prudential Life Assurance, Zalando, T-Systems, Audi BKK, 1&1, Bugatti
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Non Profit25%
Financial Services Firm25%
Comms Service Provider13%
Government13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company36%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm7%
Media Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company49%
Media Company11%
Insurance Company7%
Comms Service Provider7%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm17%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
Media Company13%
Manufacturing Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company34%
Financial Services Firm10%
Comms Service Provider6%
Media Company6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business47%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise35%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business5%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise78%
REVIEWERS
Small Business29%
Large Enterprise71%
REVIEWERS
Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise71%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business4%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise90%
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