Piotr MazurDigital Transformation Solution Manager at Altkom Software & Consutling
Anonymous UserSoftware Engineer at a tech services company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"I've found the active community most valuable but it also provides you with a lot of other features."
"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."
"When I compare it with other BPM tools, like IBM, it is great, open source, and free when you use the community version."
"The solution is easily compatible with HTML forms and HTML language programming and that is the most significant part."
"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."
"It allows me to present or to demonstrate the business process flow, visually, without having to resort to PowerPoint, Visio, or other products."
"It has an open BPM"
"The interface and the number of connectors that they provide are the most valuable features. The support here, it's kind of okay. But the main thing is with the number of connectors and the UI, the user interface."
"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."
"It helps develop applications very quickly. Once clients get used to it and familiar with the methodology, then they don't feel so locked in. It is able to add this element of agility to our clients' software development lifecycle. That is my favorite thing about it: You're not so locked in as you used to be when developing applications."
"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."
"It has integrated UI and deployment models, and it has a deep set of consultant and service provider ecosystem features."
"It has had a positive effect on decision-making in my organization. It helps us with our dispute process."
"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."
"The solution's most valuable aspect is the fact it is highly configurable. We can do configurations very easily."
"The pre-configured CRM functionalities regarding the accounts management and contact activities is very good. It's easy to develop workflows."
"It is a low-code platform, that is very intuitive."
"The low-code tools and business process management that Creatio provides are useful for our internal processes. It is also very easy to use."
"Studio Creatio is a very good and complete solution. It is very stable, and for customers who need a good response time, in the public cloud, Creatio provides the possibility to have a private server for a high level of transactions and good response time. Their support is great. They are very good, and they know the solution very well. Their response time is also great."
"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."
"I would like to see the forms engine available in the open-source version of this solution."
"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 also like a very easy to use form builder."
"Especially when you use the open-source version, there are issues with performance."
"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."
"Lacking in forms visualization."
"The support definitely can be improved. Apart from that, the language should be extendable to other platforms. If I want to write, I'll run a different platform, like Python code on top of it, or COBOL code on top of it, and it should support those languages."
"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."
"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 like to see more streamlined install and provisioning; preferably containerized IBM BPM would be helpful."
"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."
"The development UI is sometimes a little slow."
"The UI of the solution is not good. They should work to update the solution and make it better and fresher."
"The setup and installation process could be made easier."
"In terms of improvement, it could be less complex."
"The mobile version of the solution could be improved. It's hard to customize it."
"It does not have the ability to run one single large process."
"I can have several types of contacts, customers, employees, partners, and so on, and I would like to have a different view for each type of contact in the list view. Currently, there is no way to configure this. This is something I would like Creatio to improve. In this time of COVID, it is very important that all such solutions improve omnichannel communications and omnichannel marketing. Companies need to communicate with customers by using not just the phone number and email but also by using social networks. All companies today need artificial intelligence, machine learning, the internet of things, and social communication."
"They can improve the business rules for defining the type and quantity of the business load. They already seem to be working on this improvement. Integration with the social networks will be very appreciated by the companies. It will be very useful for communication between the company and customers, that is, B to C relationships. Most of the customers or users have smartphones, and they use a lot of social networks. Companies need to stay connected with the customers. They have enabled integration with WhatsApp and Telegram in recent releases, which has been very useful."
"We are using the open-source version of this solution."
"Camunda is much cheaper."
"I use the open-source free version."
"The open-source version of the product is free to use."
"The cost of this solution is better than some competing products."
"Licensing costs are anywhere from $80,000 to $100,000 USD per year."
"We use the open-source version, which can be used at no cost."
"I think Camunda BPM can improve their licensing costs. It isn't easy to find clients with Camunda BPM licenses mainly because it's quite expensive."
"The solution has saved us time."
"There is still a relatively high total cost of ownership to actually implement, support, and stand up solutions."
"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."
"When you compare with Laserfiche and M-Files, IBM is expensive."
Camunda Platform is a complete process automation tech stack with powerful execution engines for BPMN workflows and DMN decisions paired with essential applications for modeling, operations, and analytics.
With a clear vision to automate any process, anywhere, Camunda is reinventing process automation for the digital enterprise. Featuring a developer-friendly, open source approach, enterprises can use Camunda Platform to breakthrough technological, organizational, and infrastructure barriers, optimize their business processes, and drive their digital transformation initiatives forward.
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.
Intelligent business process management and low-code platform with out-of-the-box solutions and templates
Studio Creatio, Enterprise Edition is the unique synergy of business processes management and case management technologies that provide organizations with powerful tools to easily manage and optimize business processes.
IBM Business Automation Workflow is ranked 9th in Business Process Management with 11 reviews while Studio Creatio is ranked 16th in Business Process Management with 4 reviews. IBM Business Automation Workflow is rated 7.6, while Studio Creatio is rated 9.0. 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 Studio Creatio writes "An easy-to-use BPM and low-code platform with proactive technical support". IBM Business Automation Workflow is most compared with IBM BPM, Apache Airflow, IBM Case Foundation and ARIS BPA, whereas Studio Creatio is most compared with Oracle Visual Builder Cloud Service, Microsoft PowerApps, OutSystems and Mendix. See our IBM Business Automation Workflow vs. Studio Creatio report.
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