IBM BPM Other Advice

it_user248055
Managing Director at Couture Consulting
I rate IBM BPM a seven out of 10. It's good but it needs some help. View full review »
Dwayne Fishel
IT Systems Engineer Consultant at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
I think this solution is an eight out of 10. It has a strong place in the market. BPM is one of the leading tools, if not the best BPM solution out there. It has extensibility across the platform to allow you to do any number of things. It gives you scalability and functionality, breadth to handle just about anything you need to do. Regarding advice, if you're not using a partner, use a partner, or use IBM to get some consulting services to help you get started. They have some quick-win programs that are designed to come in, they'll bring a developer in and they'll work with your developer to get you started. That's what we did and that worked really great. We got an understanding of the product, we got an understanding of how to deploy the product. And when we were done with that engagement, we were off and running. I would definitely say go that route. It works. View full review »
LeadArch1e3c
Lead Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
In terms of advice to a colleague who is looking this or a similar solution, I think it is based on the needs of the company, overall, in terms of the business capabilities, the business development, is it a stable platform. And at the end of the day it's the total cost of ownership which is the key. You always have to look at that from your company's perspective. IBM BPM might be the best tool out there, but if you don't have the appropriate training and funding it's going to be a challenge. That's true of any other tool too. That's why we're evaluating Pega and IBM BPM. Our teams are liking BPM better because it's faster to set up and they have showcased two or three projects where they were able to do them in a three-month cycle, where it really should take them seven or eight months, and it would take more in Pega. So we see the benefits, but we need to constantly look at technologies because, in the market, things are evolving over time, and that's one of the reasons we are looking at automating some of the processes too. We evaluate every three to six months, to make sure we are ahead of the curve and looking at what the market is bringing to the table to reduce the total cost of ownership. So something like robotic process-automation where, with cognitive learning, it can figure out some of the processes and improve them automatically, is something that we are looking into big-time. View full review »
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TechLead9d62
Tech Lead at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is more than just a new development tool for IT. You need a capability within IT to support it, run it on the right platform, and have the right developers to develop within it. It is somewhat of a unique skill set. It is not Java development nor web development, it is a hybrid of both. Most importantly, you need business partners who are process-oriented. Anyone can put processes in a line and call it a workflow, but if you have process engineers who can find eligible processes for management, this is really important. Your business partners should be willing to define metrics in the process and work on changing the process. Therefore, it is not a new development tool, but a whole methodology around managing business processes in the IT and the business side. It is a little more of an endeavor than just buying the product and saying, "I use IBM BPM now." Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: Originally, it was ease of development and the model-based development environment. It was entirely drag and drop plus pictures, so business people could comprehend. View full review »
John Bucknavage
Business Development Management at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Stay as close as you can to what the current business model is; don't try to reinvent or recreate it. Just because it has appeal on all the buzzwords and new technologies, stay with what you've currently done and utilize that in each incremental stage. I always like to have an early start. I find early adopters to be amongst the best proponents. In every case, I would like to get in earlier. I'd like to see a lot more partners come forward in the present. This is where IBM has stepped forward previously and helped me in our world. View full review »
Abrar Mir
Chief Innovation Officer at Habib Bank Ltd.
I think it's worth looking at the IBM BPM solution. Certainly, when it comes in combination with the other tool that I talked about, where you can do a simulation, I think it's worth it. One should certainly look at it. View full review »
Luis Yndigoyen
Partner at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It is the Ferrari of BPM tools. To implement this product, you should have a process department and an ERP. Without an ERP solution, the transactionality of the BPM will not work. IBM Case Manager can assist you if you have a process that is unstructured. It is a very advanced tool, but very expensive. When I am looking at selecting a vendor for my client, I consider: * The size of the initiative * The cost of the licensing or subscription * Training * Availability of a consultant to implement the solution. I was a previous IBM partner in Mexico and Peru. View full review »
Applicat1779
Application Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The interesting part is the integration of this tool within other IBM tools. It makes it easier to implement and maintain later on. I would definitely recommend it from this point of view. View full review »
Consultaece7
Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The important criteria when selecting a vendor include looking at * the licensing cost, obviously * the infrastructure needed * scalability * resiliency of the product * the enterprise direction, where they are headed. Most of the time, time to market is also a consideration. IBM BPM does these pretty well. View full review »
Valentine Kubheka
Application Developer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
My advice for them would be to use the product for what it's intended for, and to not try to make it do anything rather than what it is intended for. Because there you will come across problems which you might not find the right software. Also, find people who are skilled in the product. Most of the time, when you come across problems, they were not caused by the product, but caused by the people using the product who are not very skilled in terms of using it. View full review »
Merrill Higginson
Integration Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Try it out on a small scale. Do one project which is relatively simple, then work out the bugs this way. Do not try to put too much in it at one time. Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: We are a bank, so security is extremely important. We are looking for someone who is going to be here a year from now, and someone who will support us. The number one thing is support. If we are down, we want somebody helping us now, because we can't be down. View full review »
Md8140
Managing Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
If you're not leveraging these types of technologies, you're missing out. View full review »
SrSystem065d
Sr Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Be sure to thoroughly read the technical documentation on the product first, so you know what you're getting into. When I first had to do it, I just figured I would go to IBM documentation and follow the steps and not read it ahead of time. I realized that it was much more complicated than that, which is why I come back to my earlier statement of make it easier to install. I think it's incredibly powerful so I give it a solid eight out of 10. Our user base seems to be really happy with it. It's just from the technical side, I'd like it to be a little easier. View full review »
Anselme Millan
Team Lead Db And Middleware (operations) at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
If time matters, if your company has a lot of processes that could be automated, BPM is the right solution, definitely. View full review »
Applicat629d
Application Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would rate BPM an eight out of 10. Again, this is all from my infrastructure platform support standpoint. We do have a lot of application development, testing teams, QA teams, they also interact with the BPM product. But my job is more platform topology, architecture. View full review »
Developmf6a5
Development Manager
The most important criteria when selecting a vendor is stability and support. BPM is an established tool, there shouldn't be any second thoughts about using it. View full review »
Giam Villanueva
Business transformation manager at Financiers efectiva
Start with a PoC. Do small changes, then take a step back and grow with the platform. Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: Experience, teamwork, and resolution, because any project has its complications. We want a partner who will resolve these problems quickly. View full review »
Thong Huynh
BPM Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
This product is fully capable of enabling organisations to achieve business process improvement goals. Although, like any software project, IBM BPM can fail if you're not doing it right. You must have business buy-in before a BPM project can start. A BPM project will be more likely to be successful if executives understand and appreciate the value it can provide. Also, you need a strong partner to help with the technical stuff; building up a satisfactory IBM BPM solution requires skill. View full review »
Integrat9027
Integration Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
On the infrastructure side, I'd rate this a 10 out of 10. I would recommend this solution, it's a pretty stable, good environment and platform for business process management. View full review »
ITConsulb420
IT Consulting Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
It is a pretty good product. It does everything we need it to do. View full review »
Associat8021
Associate Director at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: * A proof of concept * Our certification of IBM products * Our added value on these solutions * Other customers' recommendations. View full review »
SeniorWe4aed
Senior Web Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
I rate it a nine out of 10. It's not a 10 because of the Lucene index issue. That cost us a lot of efforts in the production environment. It's a good solution in terms of stability and processing and response. We haven't ventured much on the other features that IBM BPM gives, like Business Space and Business Process Choreographer. I think other than the Process Portal issue, the other things are good. View full review »
Enterarch677
Chief Enterprise Architect at a insurance company with 201-500 employees
We care about technology and support because support is very important and a BPM is not easy to implement. The concept may be easy but the implementation is not, and it depends on a lot of customer requirements. You need to have a very good support team, both functional as well as technical. The tool itself is not the most important factor. I would rate this solution as seven out of ten. View full review »
Nick Laughton
Principal Consultant at a tech services company
I would recommend IBM BPM. It comes down to the speed of implementation: How fast can we build something which our customers can use in their business and run with. View full review »
Harry Mavrakis
Head of IT System Integration at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: * Price * Sales support * All the technical requirements or functional requirements of the product. View full review »
Anup Varma
IBM BPM | Front end Engineering | MonogoDB | Angular | Node.js at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
When compared to other BPMs, it's very efficient for the developers to develop and deliver on time with an effective process. View full review »
Omark
Department Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
My advice to others looking into implementing this product is "Don't." View full review »
Integrata071
Integration Specialist at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
When looking at a vendor we, of course, look at the price, but also for technology, since we are one of the few customers in the Netherlands using IBM BPM. I would recommend it. View full review »
Wouter Huitema
Dev Ops Applications at Delta Lloyd
Build in phases, then extend afterwards, piece by piece. View full review »
BharathiRaja
Application Development Team Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
If you are looking for a product which should be capable of handling SOA principles, third-party integration, and effective user management, I highly recommend this product for you. View full review »
Samir Guragain
Senior Middleware Engineers
It is a good product. I would recommend it. Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: * Support * Pricing * Licensing issues. View full review »
Developm478d
Development Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Contact IBM and let them help with the process. View full review »
Anil Kumar Puram
Expert BPM Developer/BPM Architect with 5,001-10,000 employees
Currently, I am using the latest cloud version on my current project. On previous projects, I have used in-house solution. View full review »
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