IBM BPM Initial Setup

it_user248055
Managing Director at Couture Consulting
It has improved a lot. They built some tooling for the BPM platform in particular, in the releases that started about three years ago; they streamlined that quite a bit, it is quite a bit better. It is still a massive installer compared to some of the heritage software that it was built from. It's quite large and it can take quite a bit of time to install. So that definitely could be better, but it is what it is, it's an IBM product. Regarding working directly with IBM in the setup, if it's not an IBM project, usually I don't, because I'd have to pay. If it's actually an IBM customer then I would. And I do, sometimes, informally talk to some of the people that I know about what is the current latest and greatest way to handle certain things, but not so much in formal channels if it's not an IBM-direct engagement. View full review »
Dwayne Fishel
IT Systems Engineer Consultant at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
It was straightforward from our perspective. It was in the cloud, they provisioned the instance for us. However, I think there were some things that we didn't know about that needed to be fixed, and those incidents happened early on. We were a little bit caught off guard. We thought there might have been a little more discussion early on about, "Hey, if you're doing this, set it up this way," or some best practices or some guidance that we didn't get. But we fixed the issues and were able to work through that. From that point on, it's been good. We worked with IBM to implement. I think we implemented it at the right time. I don't think we needed to have started earlier. The business unit that's using it had some overarching projects to look at, in terms of efficiency and improving speed to market. As they were looking at different technologies or process improvements, one of the options was to try to clean up this process. In working with them and working with IT, we landed on using BPM for that. It was actually good timing for their overarching goals. They have other projects in flight that will work in parallel with this to hopefully reduce the time to market. View full review »
LeadArch1e3c
Lead Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial set up was easy. The challenge was in adopting it into the release and deployment processes that we have in-house, what we have to follow for the healthcare industry. There was a little bit of a challenge trying to figure out how to take the process and put the appropriate release management processes in place to follow our auditing compliance. We have ironed that out now and we are able to develop and showcase the product much faster when we compare it with something like Pega. Pega has a process engine that we use. Our development times are much faster in IBM BPM, as well as the pricing is even better than Pega. View full review »
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TechLead9d62
Tech Lead at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup was very complex. This was back on IBM BPM 7.5, so they had just converted from calling it Lombardi to IBM BPM. It was new infrastructure for us. We had some security and infrastructure constraints unique to the product that we had to work in. We did not previously have a huge WebSphere or Linux presence. We had some custom code at the beginning, but we have mainly moved away from that, and are pretty much out-of-the-box IBM BPM at this point. View full review »
John Bucknavage
Business Development Management at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Everything is complex. There's no easy-peasy. Intelligent process automation becomes a complex matter. Most people are terrified of moving from their on-prem into the automation and digital transformation. We often times will map out according to what we've done in the industry. There is nothing simple, everything is very focused on a true partnership with our customer base. View full review »
Abrar Mir
Chief Innovation Officer at Habib Bank Ltd.
I wasn't involved in the setup personally, but my team members were involved in it. I have seen the tool itself. It wasn't that complex. I think it required a little bit of programming understanding, but by and large it was reasonably easy to use. We worked directly with IBM itself. They're the ones we deal with. We are the largest client for IBM in Pakistan, so IBM works with us directly. Regarding when we implemented it, we should have started a few years ago. It's automation, digitization. I think the earlier you do, the better it is. View full review »
Luis Yndigoyen
Partner at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The initial setup depends on your environment. If it's a standard implementation, it is out-of-the-box and could be done in a two hours. A more complex environment could be more difficult to set up. View full review »
Applicat1779
Application Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We have a team who worked initially on defining the solutions, getting the business needs, and getting all the technical documentation for it to be implemented. I personally managed the development team to develop these workflows and put them into production. It was not hard to set up. It was more tweaking and optimization going forward, but the initial setup was not an issue. With these workflows, there are people like the data steward who work on them, so it is not really initiating new workflows. There were workflows that already existed, but maybe in an old fashioned way. This tool fits within the data strategy at the bank. It was part of our roadmap that we worked on for the last couple of years. It was at the right time. It was for the right context as you need a sponsorship from the business and from the Chief Data Officer, so all those things came together to move forward with BPM, MDM, and different platforms. View full review »
Consultaece7
Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I would say it's medium-complex. It's not highly complex but, yes, since there are a lot of integrations, it's kind of complex. View full review »
Valentine Kubheka
Application Developer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
It wasn't complex. Putting an app on is quite easy. View full review »
Jay Birchmeier
Client Engagement Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Setup is a little more complex. But with the support of platforms on cloud, we love that, our customers love it. This becomes so much easier. We provision an environment and now we start building business processes or the application immediately. We don't worry about configuration. Installation for on-prem used to be a one-time activity for engagement. And we may not even mentor a customer on that, because all they really care about is building processes. With the cloud, it becomes just a push of a button to provision it. View full review »
Merrill Higginson
Integration Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I have been involved in the setup of this new box (DevOps). I installed and configured it, but I did not do the original install. I did the new install, which was complex. However, the documentation is good, and we did it pretty much without incident. View full review »
Md8140
Managing Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The initial setup is very quick. View full review »
Anselme Millan
Team Lead Db And Middleware (operations) at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
I was not personally involved in the initial setup because I am in operations. The initial setup was driven by our architects. However, the environment, as the first shot, was completely done under the guidance of IBM. In terms of timing of the implementation of BPM, I would have liked to have had it 10 years earlier. View full review »
Applicat629d
Application Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I think we had some assistance from IBM, for a few months. After that, in-house, we pretty much took care of handling it. View full review »
Developmf6a5
Development Manager
We worked with IBM for the initial setup. View full review »
Giam Villanueva
Business transformation manager at Financiers efectiva
The initial setup was complex. It is not always easy to launch a new platform and it needed better coordination with IBM. View full review »
Gonzalo Varalla
CIO at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We've been helped by IBM staff, but there was no problem there. We used BPM on Cloud for development, testing, and pre-prod, and we used the on-premises for production, and everything is working properly. View full review »
Thong Huynh
BPM Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Like I said, IBM BPM installation and configuration, migration, and upgrading can be a bit complex because you need to deal with a large set of data that involves databases. And product metadata always needs to be in good shape. View full review »
Integrat9027
Integration Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I was not involved in the initial setup. It was done in-house. View full review »
ITConsulb420
IT Consulting Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We have a different area that works with getting everything built up and installed. The migration process sometimes is a little bit hairy going from one version of a progress to another. Other people take care of it, so I do not have to worry about it. View full review »
Associat8021
Associate Director at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It is easier than WPS, which used to be the BPM product. IBM BPM is easier to implement, easier to deploy, and easier for the business people in the company to use the processes. View full review »
SeniorWe4aed
Senior Web Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
I wasn't involved in the initial setup. We worked directly with IBM. View full review »
Enterarch677
Chief Enterprise Architect at a insurance company with 201-500 employees
We have several customers with different companies, like banks and hospitals, so it depends on the target, the project, and what features they want to implement. A typical project might need three to nine men per year to deploy. View full review »
Nick Laughton
Principal Consultant at a tech services company
The initial setup is fairly complex. Luckily, we have a few people in our company that know how to do it. It is just a question of having the right resources. We implemented the solution at the right time for our company and customers. View full review »
Harry Mavrakis
Head of IT System Integration at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The initial setup was quite straightforward. View full review »
Anup Varma
IBM BPM | Front end Engineering | MonogoDB | Angular | Node.js at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The initial is not complicated, and it's not easy; It's medium. View full review »
Omark
Department Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Very complex. Too many steps need to be done at the database and server levels, and complex configurations. From what I see, a lot of these steps can be and should be automated. Sometimes, after updates, the modules did not work and we had to remove the application and deploy as new. View full review »
Integrata071
Integration Specialist at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
It was complex, but fair, since it is a complex thing. We worked both directly with IBM and with a business partner to implement it. I think we implemented it at the right time. I don't think we needed to start earlier. View full review »
Wouter Huitema
Dev Ops Applications at Delta Lloyd
The initial setup was complex. View full review »
BharathiRaja
Application Development Team Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The initial setup is quite simple and user-friendly to perform. View full review »
Samir Guragain
Senior Middleware Engineers
The initial setup was straightforward. View full review »
GroupMan5607
Group Manager at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
The initial setup was straightforward, especially on the cloud. View full review »
Developm478d
Development Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The initial setup was a combination of straightforward and complex. View full review »
Operatio7f93
Operations Leader at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
I do the installation, configuration, and integration for my clients. It is usually a little complex. View full review »
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