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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Business Automation Workflow vs. webMethods Integration Server and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
Being able to use a Java-based solution makes the product flexible.
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.
It has an open BPM
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 business process modeling is the most valuable feature.
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.
The tool is very powerful and user-friendly.
The most valuable feature is stability.
All of the components are very independent but are tied together to give the business value.
A product with good API and EDI components.
We can arrange data caching and look at the solid state. Also, the API gateway is a very good component that can handle relevant cachings and integrations, as well as and also load permitting.
It's obvious that the heart of the product lies here. It's comprised of all aspects of ESB (Enterprise Gateway, Adapter, TN, Java) and BPM (task, rules engine).
The solution could use some enhancements like adding connectors, improving forms and having a mobile app, but everything is an enhancement rather than a flaw.
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.
Lacking in forms visualization.
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.
In terms of improvement, it could be less complex.
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.
I would like to have a dashboard where I can see all of the communication between components and the configuration.
Technical support is an area where they can improve.
The price should be reduced to make it more affordable.
The interface needs some work. It is not very user-friendly.
We need more dashboards and reporting engines that can provide detailed information for management. In short, we need better analytics.
t doesn't represent OOP very well, just a method and proprietary interface called IData.
Pricing and Cost Advice
The open-source version of the product is free to use.
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.
This is an expensive product and we may replace it with something more reasonably priced.
The vendor is flexible with respect to pricing.
The pricing and licensing costs for webMethods are very high, which is the only reason that we might switch to another product.
It is expensive, but we reached a good agreement with the company. It is still a little bit expensive, but we got a better deal than the previous one.
Some of the licensing is "component-ized," which is confusing to new users/customers.
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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 award-winning webMethods Integration Server, our Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), is a complete enterprise application integration solution. It's standards-based so it "speaks" any technology. You can integrate any technology from any vendor: ERP systems, databases, mainframes and legacy apps. SaaS platforms, Web services, JMS messaging systems and packaged apps.
Learn more about Camunda BPM
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