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Easy to use for beginners and allows us to import Visio templates, but its visual presentation, support for other...
Researched Visio but chose Visual Paradigm: User friendly with lots of templates and is consistently updated with more features
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"For an internal project, this is a solution that you can install and have up and running quite quickly."
"We are documenting all of the processors and VPN. Then we are sharing it with our business users."
"I've found the active community most valuable but it also provides you with a lot of other features."
"The number of client implementations and cross-language capabilities to support multiple frameworks is very pluggable compared to Pega. It's also more portable."
"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."
"Putting details into the process flow and being able to link other objects into the diagrams are very helpful features."
"It is easy to learn and implement."
"I enjoy the fact that I can go into detail with Visio. In shared communications, I can inspect for any fault in my processes."
"Visio has improved our organization through an essential collaboration with the other Microsoft applications like SharePoint and Excel. So basically in the earlier days, what used to happen, a majority of the organization captured all the as-is process, the time and motion data in the form of Excel and then they used to create process diagrams using other freeware applications. Collaboration allows easy and convenient sharing with other stakeholders, that is really helpful with Visio."
"The Data Objects are hyperlinked to the Standard Operating Procedures, Letters, and Forms."
"I like to use Visio because it gives me a quick view of the things I had to put in a model for a company. I don't use it as an interface, though."
"It keeps track of its connections as you move things around."
"The most valuable features are process mapping and identifying responsibilities."
"Using the Component Diagram, Visual Paradigm helps with design and control, reusing components."
"I like the fact that this solution is complete."
"The solution is stable. It hasn't crashed, stopped or caused any issues in any way."
"The solution is very user-friendly. It's easy to just open it and start working."
"The pricing model is attractive."
"The initial setup is straightforward."
"It is easy-to-use and it helps understand its data modeling structure through the intuitive user interface."
"The GUI needs to be improved, with more configuration options."
"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."
"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."
"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 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."
"I would like to be able to present diagrams in multiple ways, such as a Swimlane diagram."
"It does not integrate well with other solutions."
"Transferring data was one of the issues that I expected Visio to have resolved. I use the older version."
"The one particular thing which I would like to see improved is in comparison to other products in the market, and is still lacking in Visio, is publishing on a web application. For example, there is a freeware application business process modeling tool, Bizagi."
"I would like to see included in the next release is the implementation of web publishing."
"The Auto-Align has improved significantly from the previous release; however, it still jumbles the model if your process diagram has a fair degree of complexity."
"Something that needs to improve, is the interface interaction with other tools."
"System architecture could be improved."
"I would like to see the ability to easily export to groupware, such as Atlassian Confluence."
"I would like to see something for visualizing innovation work maps."
"The solution is not user-friendly. It uses a lot of memory and CPU. You have to have a good computer to use it."
"The solution could be more compatible with other products in the future."
"There are some connectivity issues that crop up rarely when used with SQL Server."
"The solution can be heavy on resource usage."
Pricing and Cost Advice
"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."
"It has a lower price point than the competition."
"The cost of the software is reasonably priced."
"The price is reasonable for individual use but for an organization, the costs is high."
"Our license for Visio is including with the Office 365 subscription."
"Visio is about a $180 dollars to purchase. It is a one-time licensing fee."
"The yearly cost is approximately $400 CAD ($300 USD)."
"There are some cheaper as well as free solutions."
"The licensing process is actually a breeze. Simply buy the license and download it from Microsoft, enter the license key in Visio to activate the software, and you're done."
"Over the years I've seen an increase in price, and it makes it difficult for a single person company, like me, to decide whether to extend the license."
"You can use Paradigm on a subscription basis and you can choose from different tiers of subscription."
"You can move between the tiers from month to month so you are not restricted to one pricing model."
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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:
|Microsoft Visio is an advanced diagramming solution that helps IT professionals simplify, connect, and share information. Visio provides tools and resources for interpreting, acting upon, updating, and sharing complex information about IT processes, infrastructure, and applications - effectively and efficiently.||Visual Paradigm is a UML tool. The tool is designed for a wide range of users including software engineers, system analysts, business analysts and system architects, or for anyone who is interested in reliably building large-scale software systems using an object-oriented approach. In addition, Visual Paradigm supports the latest standards of UML notation.|
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Visio is ranked 5th in Business Process Design with 27 reviews while Visual Paradigm is ranked 10th in Business Process Design with 5 reviews. Visio is rated 7.4, while Visual Paradigm is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Visio writes "Provides a quick way to spruce up client reports and proposals with rudimentary yet impactful visuals". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Visual Paradigm writes "Data modeling through an interface that makes it easy-to-use and understand". Visio is most compared with Bizagi, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, ARIS BPM and Lucidchart, whereas Visual Paradigm is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, ARIS BPM, Bizagi, Lucidchart and Signavio Process Manager. See our Visio vs. Visual Paradigm report.
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