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Feature Set Ratings

    Workload Automation

    7.0

    ActiveBatch Workload Automation

    70%

    Bonita Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    ActiveBatch Workload Automation ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Multi-platform scheduling

    5.9
    59%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Central monitoring

    6.7
    67%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Logging

    7.9
    79%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Alerts and notifications

    6.7
    67%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Analysis and visualization

    8.9
    89%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Application integration

    5.9
    59%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting & Analytics

    ActiveBatch Workload Automation

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.6

    Bonita Platform

    76%
    Bonita Platform ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    37 Ratings

    Standard reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    36 Ratings

    Custom reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    36 Ratings

    Process Engine

    ActiveBatch Workload Automation

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.9

    Bonita Platform

    79%
    Bonita Platform ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Process designer

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    48 Ratings

    Process simulation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    10 Ratings

    Business rules engine

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    39 Ratings

    SOA support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    38 Ratings

    Process player

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    8 Ratings

    Support for modeling languages

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    36 Ratings

    Form builder

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    44 Ratings

    Model execution

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    43 Ratings

    Collaboration

    ActiveBatch Workload Automation

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    Bonita Platform

    84%
    Bonita Platform ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Social collaboration tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    22 Ratings

    Content Management Capabilties

    ActiveBatch Workload Automation

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.2

    Bonita Platform

    62%
    Bonita Platform ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Content management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.2
    62%
    31 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • ActiveBatch Workload Automation is rated higher in 1 area: Usability
    • Bonita Platform is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    6.6

    ActiveBatch Workload Automation

    66%
    11 Ratings
    8.9

    Bonita Platform

    89%
    48 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    ActiveBatch Workload Automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9

    Bonita Platform

    79%
    3 Ratings

    Usability

    7.9

    ActiveBatch Workload Automation

    79%
    3 Ratings
    7.5

    Bonita Platform

    75%
    20 Ratings

    Performance

    ActiveBatch Workload Automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Bonita Platform

    80%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    4.0

    ActiveBatch Workload Automation

    40%
    2 Ratings
    4.8

    Bonita Platform

    48%
    4 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    ActiveBatch Workload Automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.5

    Bonita Platform

    45%
    9 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    ActiveBatch Workload Automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3

    Bonita Platform

    73%
    10 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    ActiveBatch Workload Automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5

    Bonita Platform

    75%
    10 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc.

    I can only speak for our environment, but it has allowed us to get away from the unfriendly Informatica PowerCenter workflow schedule. And coordination of Informatica/Tableau/ICEDQ has been a BIG help to us. We have not tried to drill down to the Informatica session-level of detail, just stayed with running workflows. The session-level logic seemed complicated.
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    Bonitasoft

    The Bonita platform is available in a Community edition with no licensing costs, a subscription model, and a PaaS alternative in the Bonita Cloud. This lets a potential customer experiment by himself before deciding on the platform. The Community edition is not a toy and is fully functional for a vast majority of requirements. Bonitasoft has very good publicly available documentation that helps you get started, an area for contributions where you can find different connectors, widgets, and examples, and a good forum for questions and answers. Any company wanting to automate business projects will have a very positive experience with the Bonita platform.
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    Pros

    Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc.

    • File management - moving, archiving, and folder cleanup are a drag-and-drop breeze. The visual representation of file management steps includes date/time filtering, file/folder/both specification, and recursion all in an easy and intuitive unit.
    • FTP/SFTP/FTPS - while one must still write the FTP scripts, the interface simplifies much of the infrastructure, allowing the developer to encapsulate the script text in a graphical package that is easy and intuitive.
    • PowerShell integration - for anything that isn't easy in ActiveBatch's GUI, simply drop in a PowerShell step and write the task in PoSh - anything returned from PoSh can then be used by the following steps.
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    Bonitasoft

    • Bonita seems particularly suited for processes requiring a great deal of human interaction. Its user model allows you to control access to business processes in a fine-grained way. This allows for business processes to move smoothly between users and services as the process advances.
    • The definition and usage of custom forms from the latest version of Bonita seems particularly powerful. It allows for a thorough customization of the look-and-feel and does not require complex developments.
    • The web interface and administration section have greatly improved in the latest versions. Installation and configuration of processes has become more flexible and more structured. The administration section gives a good view on failed processes, allowing to analyse problems in an efficient way.
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    Cons

    Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc.

    • While I like being able to reuse scheduling objects and the like, more work needs to be done to help one not reinvent the same scheduling object without realizing it and to then find scheduling objects that have similar schedules even if they are worded slightly differently than what I'm expecting. It needs to be "smarter". It was easy to accumulate a pool of scheduling objects that while named differently, had exactly the same schedule. It was also hard to sift through to find the little differences between similarly named scheduling objects.
    • The logger had a clean enough interface but it could be more legible and offer contextual help to describe the messages one is reading. I remember trying to read black text on a medium gray background with Courier size 10-11 font. Not so easy to read quickly and to parse through the relevant parts. I think some selective color coding would be good and links to message definitions or any form of further information would be nice. Maybe the ability to export the log file to various formats would also be helpful.
    • I don't remember a dashboard that at a glance on the top level would highlight what jobs failed completely and which jobs might have warnings or non-critical errors. I got emails because I defined to get them. Maybe again if there was a way to color-code the type of error would be good nice-to-have.
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    Bonitasoft

    • There is a learning curve beyond the boot camps that needs to be addressed with more structured curriculum.
    • The full stack technologies are industry standard, but these [are] challenging to learn and could use a learning path and orientation. There's probably opportunity for third-parties here to help with learning and adoption.
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    Pricing Details

    ActiveBatch Workload Automation

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      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

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      Optional

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      Bonita Platform editions and modules pricing
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        No setup fee

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        Likelihood to Renew

        Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc.

        No answers on this topic

        Bonitasoft

        We just renewed our license
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        Usability

        Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc.

        ActiveBatch's usability is where it shines. It is pretty straight-forward to learn and administer. Our engineers like it because you can use a GUI to manage it or leverage the command line & api's. You can also create templates or clone existing "jobs" so you don't have to recreate the wheel. It is easy to chain jobs together to make them run in a specific sequence as well.
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        Bonitasoft

        First onboarding was very quick and easy. The community is a real strength as we can have a lot of interactions in the forum and easily get help. Non software teams can implement BPMN scenarios and experiment complexity of having all ending possibilities to address an efficient workflow. I enjoy very much the web designer even if non IT teams are only concerned by design.
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        Performance

        Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc.

        No answers on this topic

        Bonitasoft

        Engine itself is efficient enough for most cases I dealt with. It can also be extended by clustering. I have done performance tests with JMeter and only managed to induce the crash of... JMeter. If there are efficiency issues they usually concern bad design/implementation of created apps or bottlenecks in integrated systems. Although I have met two cases with efficiency loss.
        1. Java 7 related PermGen saturation caused by big number of installed apps (there is no jar dependency reusal between apps option).
        2. Big number of waiting event handlers in processes stresses the database.
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        Support Rating

        Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc.

        We have been pretty happy with ActiveBatch support so far. Luckily, we have not had any major issues with it - so we haven't logged a lot of support tickets. The response time to tickets is about average and the level of expertise of the support engineers seems about average as well. Our sales team has been helpful in getting faster responses when necessary as well.
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        Bonitasoft

        It was sometimes difficult to get support on Bonita API.
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        Implementation Rating

        Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc.

        No answers on this topic

        Bonitasoft

        Nothing in particular
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        Alternatives Considered

        Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc.

        We looked at several other workload automation solutions and hands down we all looked at each other after seeing the demo and we all understood the genius of the application. To be honest we were all stunned and talked about it for weeks afterward. It didn't even compare to the other platforms we had demos of. We knew instinctively that this was the one.
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        Bonitasoft

        Bonita has a community version, open-source, so it´s easy to test the benefits of process automation for any enterprise. Bonita Platform is also very near to Java architecture, so the learning curve for developers is not difficult, and they only need to understand how processes and modeling help them to achieve the solutions they need to implement. In contrast, other BPM platforms require learning new programming languages or particularities of each platform.
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        Scalability

        Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc.

        No answers on this topic

        Bonitasoft

        Respect of BPMN standard over the long term. Good enhancements by Bonitasoft for new use cases, for example the introduction of a real form editor even if it has been technically difficult to manage. Once done though, we have far greater possibility of human interaction.
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        Return on Investment

        Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc.

        • ActiveBatch [Workload Automation] has increased our nightly processing stability exponentially. Our prior automation software was unreliable and often failed without explanation. Since moving to ActiveBatch [Workload Automation] we have had incredible stability, and any nightly processing errors that happen now are attributed to a cause other than automation. It's the most reliable software we currently use at our company.
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        Bonitasoft

        • Case management provided as better tracking which help us to meet SLAs.
        • Auto email notification helps to address "Where are my request" answers which eventually increased our customer delight index.
        • By using the third-party integration, we are able to provide visibility w.r.t end to end request status.
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