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AgilePoint NX

If you have a lot of different systems and software AgilePoint can likely tie it all together and make communicating a lot easier. It is well suited for those that use SharePoint or SQL databases. AgilePoint's ability to connect with the different database types makes it really easy to implement applications.
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IBM BPM

Have your process first on paperIts important to first document the process before venturing into BPMS. It will save a lot of pain and heartaches. A BPM tool is nomagic bullet, it merely automates your process. Its upto you to put visibility and tracking on top of it. Provide monitoring so thatyou get a chance to improve your process continously.BPM is not an applicationIf you are trying to build an application with BPM, chances are that your are alraedy failing. BPM must be a strategic initiative for anorganization. Yes, you build Dashboards, Reports and other software in BPMS, however you do it at a process level not at an applicationlevel.http://bpmstech.blogspot.com/2011/05/bpm-initiative.htmlKnow the difference between process data and business datahttp://bpmstech.blogspot.com/2011/05/lombardi-best-practices.htmlhttp://bpmstech.blogspot.com/2012/02/bpm-system-architecture.html
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Feature Rating Comparison

Reporting & Analytics

AgilePoint NX
10.0
IBM BPM
2.0
Dashboards
AgilePoint NX
10.0
IBM BPM
2.0
Standard reports
AgilePoint NX
10.0
IBM BPM
2.0
Custom reports
AgilePoint NX
10.0
IBM BPM
2.0

Process Engine

AgilePoint NX
10.0
IBM BPM
8.0
Process designer
AgilePoint NX
10.0
IBM BPM
9.0
Process simulation
AgilePoint NX
10.0
IBM BPM
7.0
Business rules engine
AgilePoint NX
10.0
IBM BPM
10.0
Process player
AgilePoint NX
10.0
IBM BPM
8.0
Support for modeling languages
AgilePoint NX
10.0
IBM BPM
8.0
Form builder
AgilePoint NX
10.0
IBM BPM
8.0
Model execution
AgilePoint NX
10.0
IBM BPM
5.0
SOA support
AgilePoint NX
IBM BPM
9.0

Collaboration

AgilePoint NX
10.0
IBM BPM
4.0
Social collaboration tools
AgilePoint NX
10.0
IBM BPM
4.0

Content Management Capabilties

AgilePoint NX
10.0
IBM BPM
8.0
Content management
AgilePoint NX
10.0
IBM BPM
8.0

Pros

  • Flexibility
  • Connectivity
  • User Experience
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  • Case management - provides flexibility for dynamic processing.
  • Smarter process - streamlines repeatable activities and does work distributions.
  • Advanced integration - makes integration with other systems very easy.
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Cons

  • Access to the backend
  • Mass migrate application versions
  • Infinate Loops
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  • Performance - due to high I/O with DB some of the times the flow responds slowly to changes.
  • Supporting coarse-grained services. Some of the services with nested objects and cyclical references do not generate the types on the BPM side.
  • Support a higher number of in flight instances - the system chokes and behaves erratically once the active instances goes above 20K.
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Likelihood to Renew

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IBM BPM8.0
Based on 4 answers
Enhancements to IBM BPM are excellent. What they have done to Lombardi and Process Server is the best fusion I have ever seen.
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Usability

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IBM BPM8.0
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• The system is easy enough to use but, by definition, is a complex tool. However, they have done a good job generally balancing tool complexity / capability with usability. When comparing to MS Biz Talk, for example, Biz Talk has less functionality but is actually harder to use.
• Software is very flexible. For somebody with the right technical background, it’s quite easy to write some Java code to overcome any hurdles or make the product do what is needed
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Support

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IBM BPM9.0
Based on 1 answer
• Always get a response to a support ticket in less than 2 hours
• Urgent tickets are usually responded to within 15 minutes
• Support staff generally are familiar with our setup and it’s not necessary to explain things multiple times – frequently talk to the same person who is very familiar with our setup
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In-Person Training

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IBM BPM9.0
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• Attended on premise sysadmin training for 4 days, 8 hours per day. Although further follow-up training was available, I never felt the need to go back. Training was very hands-on with real modeling (rather than just following a manual). Very effective.
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Implementation

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IBM BPM9.0
Based on 1 answer
• Very satisfied – not too difficult at all.
• We had a consultant available as part of our contract, but we didn’t really need to use (except for some advice on ActiveDirectory and single sign-on)
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Alternatives Considered

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Pega Pega is a comprehensive suite which offers a unique theme of BPM development in the market. A no-coding approach based on rules with inheritance makes Pega a very powerful product. However Pega, falls short on integration centric capabilities and very rigid to customize. On the other hand IBM comes with array of products which suits needs of varying degree. Advanced integration is solved by BPEL Process Server which has support for state based patterns and mediation. Dynamic rules and event management can be solved with WODM, Cloud to on-premise connectivity with Cast Iron, Enterprise gateway and security usecases with DataPower, Social BPM with IBM BPM , WODM, mobify with Worklight.Pega has a little bit of eveything here and there. It solves the dynamic rule management, brings out the flavor of Social BPM and mobility with Antenna ( I guess) and predictive analytics as well in one single suite. There are certain usecases which needs to have a little bit of everything, however this little bits and pieces of functionality when its blows, Pega would have problems to scale. With IBM its a bit nightmare to maintain a variety of technologies, however you can wish to go for one without the other and go for something only when you truly need it.Pega vs IBMIts difficult to pick a winner. In nutshell when you want a full scale BPM with rich integration capabilities go for IBM BPM. On the other hand if you hava mature integration capability already, Pega can yield quick results for you as well. Pega's strength is its methodology. IBM BPM's strength is integration. Actually you can't go wrong with both in terms of implementation. My strong recommendation is to invest time to process analysis and pick a good vendor to support consulting and implementation.
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Scalability

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IBM BPM10.0
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It scales from small team interactions to business processes serving thousands of employees, as well as straight-through-processing needs that go well beyond. Of course, scale is always in the eye of the beholder, but IBM BPM does a good job of giving you all of the hooks, APIs, and data that you need to take on whatever scaling approaches you need to meet the load
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Return on Investment

  • Less systems to login
  • Faster collaboration
  • More accountability
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  • We use IBM BPM more to help our customers than to help ourselves. For our customers, IBM BPM has helped us dramatically reduce cycle time of previously manual processes, while increasing accuracy and customer satisfaction. However, it is difficult to get customers to go on record with ROI as they treat this as confidential/private information.
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Pricing Details

AgilePoint NX

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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IBM BPM

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