Abdurrahman GoriTechnical Manager at a comms service provider
TARIQ ISLAMPrincipal Consultant at pure method
Alejandro-PerezIT Integration Architect at OUTSTREAM SPRL
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"Being able to use a Java-based solution makes the product flexible."
"Easily maintained and customization is quite simple."
"Out of box connectivity with UiPath."
"The solution offers very good integration capabilities. We've never had issues integrating it without solutions."
"The workflow engine of K2 is its main strength. Its workflow engine is probably one of the best, and that's the reason why Nintex bought K2. It can clearly handle any complex process or scenario. K2 is almost low-code. It is a no-code or low-code solution. You don't have to read a whole lot of code. It is pretty much GUI based. Their support is also excellent. The biggest advantage of K2 is SmartObjects, which allow you to separate the data from the application. It is a standalone application that allows you to build a data source from different places, which a lot of other applications also do. It is called SmartObjects technology, which is pretty powerful. If I have data from different applications, such as JD and ServiceNow, I can just create a SmartObject based on a data source and use it. I have some forms that have six, seven, or eight applications in a single form with data from different places."
"The most valuable features of this solution are that it's no code, it's very flexible, and it's easy to design."
"The integration capabilities have been very useful."
"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."
"The Workspace is a full, rich application where most users can find what they want. It shows them a list of their work."
"Our company is based around Oracle processes. It provides a lot of flexibility in its processes."
"The initial setup is straightforward."
"We selected this solution not only for the BPM but for the entire package."
"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."
"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."
"Difficult to include external partners with the solution deployed on-premise."
"Heavy, cumbersome and inflexible."
"The licensing needs to be improved. Right now, we find it's getting more expensive to use the product."
"K2 is a workflow solution, and there is no RPA solution with K2. This is where K2 lacks a little bit. It is just a heavy workflow solution. It doesn't have a supplemental product like RPA. If you want to use RPA, you have to use Blue Prism, UIPath, or something else. If you use Nintex, it has an RPA solution. It is a form-based application, and they are doing everything electronically. The initial investment in K2 is heavy because it is a BPM software. It does not have a low cost because they charge you the same for one workflow or 100 workflows."
"Currently, it's taking quite some time to deploy a package, it needs improvement"
"The Workflow Designer needs improvement."
"Existing APIs in the product need to be fine-tuned, made more robust and flexible for adoption."
"Overall, the engine and the UI both have to be made lighter."
"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."
"The solution needs to offer better integration with third-party systems."
"From my knowledge of this solution, I don't see that the Oracle BPM includes features such as the growth of discovery and process mining."
"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 initial investment in K2 is heavy. Currently, the expenditure is $28,000 for a year. After we go to the cloud, it is going to be per seat and probably cheaper. Currently, there are unlimited users."
"There is an initial fee when purchasing and a fee for maintenance afterward."
"The licensing model is good."
"It's pried high, this solution is expensive."
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K2 is ranked 12th in Business Process Management (BPM) with 6 reviews while Oracle BPM is ranked 27th in Business Process Management (BPM) with 5 reviews. K2 is rated 7.8, while Oracle BPM is rated 6.6. The top reviewer of K2 writes "Doesn't require customized coding but lacks flexibility and can feel cumbersome". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle BPM writes "An enterprise-grade solution with a powerful Workspace and a complete feature set". K2 is most compared with Nintex Workflow, IBM BPM, Pega BPM, Bizagi and webMethods Integration Server, whereas Oracle BPM is most compared with IBM BPM, ARIS BPA, Pega BPM, Apache Airflow and Appian. See our K2 vs. Oracle BPM report.
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