IBM BPM Stability

Dwayne Fishel
IT Systems Engineer Consultant at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
In production, it's great. We have about 60 or so users, so it's small. We are in the cloud. There was some learning early on in development of the application. We just had one, sometimes two, developers, and there were some things that we had to do in the cloud to allow for the performance. It was taking up memory and we didn't know it. We had to work with IBM support, create some scripts to clean up the environment on a weekly basis, so that we weren't loading up memory. It was a little challenging early on because we had just started. We were having problems right away with just two developers, but we got it sorted out and support helped. View full review »
LeadArch1e3c
Lead Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Process engines have been here for a long time now. When you look at IBM BPM it provides the same stability that most engines do today. I think it is more in terms of development time and the ease of learning it that helped us more. It is not as heavy as a Pega workflow system which is customized and has a lot more things you can do with it, but we don't need that level of complexity. View full review »
TechLead9d62
Tech Lead at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It wavers. We have some opportunities for improvement in this space, especially as we approach our target volume of a million transactions a day. It is tough, because it is not necessarily the product. It is more around the platform and infrastructure to support it, so the connectivity to the database, web sessions, and reverse proxies in front of that. Therefore, the whole environment plays into how the application performs. View full review »
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John Bucknavage
Business Development Management at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The product has been well-orchestrated and proven. Through a lot of our own blood, sweat, and tears in terms of our frameworks, we've been able to validate them in every instance. View full review »
Abrar Mir
Chief Innovation Officer at Habib Bank Ltd.
So far, we have not put huge volumes onto it, so it's been working fine. I am not sure how it will behave when we put really large volumes onto it. View full review »
Luis Yndigoyen
Partner at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
IBM can handle anything. IBM BPM can handle a lot of variables on an environment when you pass through a lot of transactions simultaneously. View full review »
Applicat1779
Application Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We still have a couple of issues that we are working on right now. Mostly on the configuration side of the tool, and it has been about a month that we have been working to stabilize the platform. View full review »
Consultaece7
Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Stability is pretty good. Many users, concurrent users especially, are using the application built on BPM, so it is good. View full review »
Valentine Kubheka
Application Developer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Yes, we did actually. When we were initially installing 8.5.7, it deleted the server. We encountered a lot of issues when we had to migrate processes in the old version to the new version. This was happened recently, because we only started with the 8.5.7 server this year around June. View full review »
Jay Birchmeier
Client Engagement Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It is a consistently stable product. IBM BPM has come a long way from its original Lombardi days, to coming into IBM and the rewriting of the overall framework, to the way the UIs work. Where it is today, it's quite an enterprise-level product. View full review »
Merrill Higginson
Integration Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Stability is good. We have had a few problems, but IBM has helped us to resolve them. We had a weird problem that whenever the database would go down, even for a few seconds, it broke the connection. It would not come back up as it was supposed to. However, working with IBM, we were able to figure out a fix, then it came back up, even after an interruption of the database. View full review »
Md8140
Managing Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It is very stable right now. We have seen nothing but amazing results over the last six years. View full review »
SrSystem065d
Sr Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Stability seems pretty good. We have quite a bit of work being done on them right now. We had to build out a pretty large system for it, but so far it's been really stable. View full review »
Anselme Millan
Team Lead Db And Middleware (operations) at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's stable. We haven't faced any huge issue with it, up to now. View full review »
Applicat629d
Application Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is pretty much stable. We had some hiccups in the beginning, because of the product learning curve. But once we got the environment stabilized, we have hardly seen problems, from a BPM standpoint. We do have other components like, the LDAP and databases, and the ASM F5 Web tier, but from a BPM product standpoint, I think it's pretty good. View full review »
Developmf6a5
Development Manager
It has been really stable the last couple of years. Initially we had issues with stability. It was not the product itself, it was the platform we had it on. But it's stable now, I don't see any issues. View full review »
Giam Villanueva
Business transformation manager at Financiers efectiva
It is performing very well. We are building the solution right now and launching in August. View full review »
Gonzalo Varalla
CIO at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
One of the processes, the one that we developed first, is running okay. The other one is not, but I attribute that to the fact that we are still in the rollout process, and it's still in the early stages of development. In terms of ROI through scaling, one of the processes we automatated with BPM is running smoothly with fewer people than before, and in fact the size of the demand has scaled, very notably. We haven't calculated it yet, but it's really returning on the investment. View full review »
Thong Huynh
BPM Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Not really. Not that I can remember. View full review »
Integrat9027
Integration Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The latest versions have been more stable. Initially, we were using older versions. With the latest version it is more stable. View full review »
ITConsulb420
IT Consulting Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
So far, it is stable. We do not have a ton of processes moved over yet, but the ones we do have seem to be working pretty well. View full review »
Associat8021
Associate Director at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Stability is perfect. View full review »
SeniorWe4aed
Senior Web Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Except for the Lucene the index - we had a couple of issues in the Process Portal where the Lucene index went out of sync, and we had to work at least 15 - 20 hours to have it back in sync with the database. So that was big for us last year. If that's improved, or if that's removed, or if there is a workaround for the Lucene index issue, that would be great. View full review »
Enterarch677
Chief Enterprise Architect at a insurance company with 201-500 employees
This solution is very stable. View full review »
Nick Laughton
Principal Consultant at a tech services company
Harry Mavrakis
Head of IT System Integration at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
It appears to be quite stable. View full review »
Anup Varma
IBM BPM | Front end Engineering | MonogoDB | Angular | Node.js at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It is a stable product, and there's quite a lot of support from IBM. View full review »
Omark
Department Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Under load, the server crashes and many of the applications become lost. You have to handle this manually. In some cases, we had to resubmit the applications from start. View full review »
Integrata071
Integration Specialist at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Stability is good. We've never had any downtime. View full review »
Wouter Huitema
Dev Ops Applications at Delta Lloyd
Stability is mostly good. View full review »
BharathiRaja
Application Development Team Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
No, it is highly stable. View full review »
Samir Guragain
Senior Middleware Engineers
It is pretty stable. Sometimes we have performance issues. Otherwise, it is good. View full review »
GroupMan5607
Group Manager at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Initially, we were using the cloud solution for BPM. As we keep building up the versions, it has become a better solution for us. There were some things we stumbled stumbled upon that we would have expected a bit more advanced information from IBM, but we are now more informed. View full review »
Andrei Postoiu
BPM & Middleware Specialist at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
No, stability is good, even with hundreds of new process instances per day. View full review »
Developm478d
Development Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We have been experiencing bad performance and instability. View full review »
Luis Enrique Aguilar
BPM Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
In general terms, the platform is stable. Though lately, we've had many issues after installing the most recent fixpacks (Cumulative Fix 2017.06). This is something we were not used to. View full review »
Operatio7f93
Operations Leader at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
BPM is very stable. View full review »
Tonderai Mujeni
IBM BPM Senior Developer - Lead Consulant at Capgemini
Yes, on the Process Center (development environment), especially when you have too many developers working on it. Then, it becomes unstable. View full review »
Yateen Lakhani
Project Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
* Product is pretty stable, if sized correctly with the right platform architecture. * Even the version migrations have improved and simplified for IBM BPM 8.5.x. View full review »
Carlos Alberto Kato
Infrastructure Architect and SME IBM BPM at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Yes, v7.5.1 was the worst. v8.0.3 started to be more stable, but still complex to update. v8.5.6 is more reliable but we faced lot of problems with some development issues. View full review »
Mahesh Gollamudi
Sr BPM Developer
Amit Malhotra
Program Manager
Apart from the usual fixes (which any product encounters), generally the product works well in production. View full review »
Anil Kumar Puram
Expert BPM Developer/BPM Architect with 5,001-10,000 employees
Not at the moment. View full review »
Uriel Zamora
Technical Service Advisor with 10,001+ employees
Excellent but some network latency should be prevented for development since Web Process Designer is collaborative and distributed View full review »
Ali Ali Khan
BPM Architect/ SOA Architect (IBM BPM) Senior Manager with 5,001-10,000 employees
Liliana Romero
BPM Consultant | IBM BPM Specialist at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
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