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Bonita BPM

65 Ratings

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

20 Ratings
Score 7 out of 101

Bonita BPM

65 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

If you are creating forms that you might normally create in Excel, this is an excellent upgrade. PDFs are easy to use and relatively easy to create.

If you are designing a template for any sort of creative piece, LiveCycle is frustrating to use, but it can be done. It'll just require you to have patience and work around the limitations.
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Bonita BPM

Environments which have dedicated engineers and testers can benefit the best from Bonita.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Reporting & Analytics

Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Bonita BPM
8.2
Dashboards
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Bonita BPM
8.6
Standard reports
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Bonita BPM
8.4
Custom reports
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Bonita BPM
7.6

Process Engine

Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Bonita BPM
8.2
Process designer
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Bonita BPM
8.7
Process simulation
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Bonita BPM
6.9
Business rules engine
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Bonita BPM
7.5
SOA support
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Bonita BPM
8.9
Process player
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Bonita BPM
6.7
Support for modeling languages
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Bonita BPM
8.8
Form builder
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Bonita BPM
9.2
Model execution
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Bonita BPM
9.1

Collaboration

Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Bonita BPM
9.2
Social collaboration tools
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Bonita BPM
9.2

Content Management Capabilties

Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Bonita BPM
6.9
Content management
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Bonita BPM
6.9

Pros

  • Ease of use for end users - the forms made from LiveCycle work flawlessly
  • Adding sections dedicated to pictures or other elements - there is some room for design here
  • Variety of choices for types of input to be added to each form and many options for configuring each of them
  • Works REALLY well for forms that just require text information to be filled in
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  • Mixing interactions between several IT applications with human interaction through automatic email receipt and response
  • Offering several formats for comminicating with IT applications: web services, email, files
  • Provides an effective form editor, including fields where values entered by humans drive the next actions of the business process
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Cons

  • There are so many bells and whistles it can be intimidating.
  • It is not a product you just pick up and use, there is some training needed.
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  • Licensing model
  • Would be useful having more functionalities of document management
  • Increase the number of backward supported releases
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Performance

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Bonita BPM8.0
Based on 2 answers
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

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Bonita BPM6.0
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Resolution time is sometimes slow
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Implementation

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Bonita BPM7.3
Based on 4 answers
It is better implemented with in-house expertise.
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Alternatives Considered

I have only ever used LiveCycle for our PDF form creation. I am not sure what other options there are, but we have never needed to look into anything else as LiveCycle works for us.
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Bonitasoft is easier to implement and support.
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Scalability

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Bonita BPM7.5
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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

  • Having LiveCycle enables me to offer more products in my lineup, so that is always a good thing. Most clients like the idea of being able to purchase a template and then making changes themselves, so I've had quite a few sales here. However it's not really something that will make me rich overnight or anything. It's just a tool that enables me to have different products.
  • If they could figure out a way to improve the limitations in terms of design capability in the form creation process, I could probably leverage this software a lot better since I would use it more.
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  • Meets expectations.
  • Community version excellent for getting business case established before committing to purchase. Bonita is generous with trial licenses to take the next step in evaluation.
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Pricing Details

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Bonita BPM

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details