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Likelihood to Recommend

Appian

The possibilities are endless once you start looking at individual processes. You really start to question why you have previously implemented solution specific systems when workflows and apps can do the same job without the added expense. You are really only limited by your organisation's ability to develop apps and flows. We have a high contractor population in technology so building an in-house capability is somewhat restricted.
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Oracle BPM Suite

Business Architect lacks documentation or examples of how to use it, so unless your department has self-starters and those who like to learn on their feet, you may require some assistance. However, in the right hands, it can be an epic tool for your organization. The pricing structure is fine for large organizations, but the licensing can be overly burdensome for smaller companies who may wish to pursue other alternatives.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Reporting & Analytics

Appian
Oracle BPM Suite
7.7
Dashboards
Appian
Oracle BPM Suite
7.6
Standard reports
Appian
Oracle BPM Suite
7.9
Custom reports
Appian
Oracle BPM Suite
7.6

Process Engine

Appian
Oracle BPM Suite
7.0
Process designer
Appian
Oracle BPM Suite
5.9
Process simulation
Appian
Oracle BPM Suite
7.7
Business rules engine
Appian
Oracle BPM Suite
6.6
SOA support
Appian
Oracle BPM Suite
7.3
Process player
Appian
Oracle BPM Suite
6.9
Support for modeling languages
Appian
Oracle BPM Suite
7.7
Form builder
Appian
Oracle BPM Suite
6.3
Model execution
Appian
Oracle BPM Suite
8.0

Collaboration

Appian
Oracle BPM Suite
7.0
Social collaboration tools
Appian
Oracle BPM Suite
7.0

Content Management Capabilties

Appian
Oracle BPM Suite
7.0
Content management
Appian
Oracle BPM Suite
7.0

Pros

  • Easy to implement workflow.
  • Easy to build wireframes and UIs.
  • Option to utilize various build it objects and apply those on the UIs.
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  • Business flows under the BPMN 2 notation.
  • Real-time Analytics
  • Import flows from Oracle databases
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Cons

  • Limitation of objects capability such as 'Date / Calendar' object.
  • Limitation on the number of pages to be displayed. Here, total / max. number is 5 main pages / tabs.
  • Limitation on displaying / positioning of sub-tabs below each main page / tab. it is only possible to display the sub-tabs below the main page / main top level tab, and if the number of tabs are increased, the UI / sub-tab display becomes busy / cluttered with the title.
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  • Internal documentation
  • The price may be higher than other similar tools
  • Lack of support to import from non-Oracle databases
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Likelihood to Renew

Appian9.5
Based on 11 answers
We recently renewed our license with Appian. We are convinced that its flexibility, relative ease of use, the support they provide, there mobile advancements and their general willingness and desire to see us succeed all contributed to our reason to renew our agreement with Appian
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Oracle BPM Suite6.0
Based on 2 answers
We are invested in the Oracle BPM Suite technology and are very comfortable with direction is has been moving and excited to see the roadmap enhancement items that are planned for the Oracle BPM 12c release in the future. We expect that additional support for BPMN 2.0 events and additional adapters and Process Accelerators will continue to enhance our use of the product.
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Usability

Appian8.8
Based on 28 answers
Very easy to develop and learn. Extremely intuitive for business users.
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Oracle BPM Suite6.0
Based on 1 answer
Not easy to debug errors.
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Support

Appian8.4
Based on 52 answers
Would like a more personal support mechanism (i.e. if a ticket has gone back and forth, say 3 times, and still not resolved, people should get on the phone).
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In-Person Training

Appian9.0
Based on 1 answer
As analyst I participated in a developer boot camp. At times it was hard to keep up but most of the time it made sense. Trainer took the time to explain and slowed pace down to answer questions etc.
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Online Training

Appian10.0
Based on 1 answer
Really great training platform. Very visual and easy to use.
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No score
No answers yet
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Implementation

Appian8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
Oracle BPM Suite6.0
Based on 1 answer
Overall satisfactory
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Alternatives Considered

As a BPM team we evaluated several other products and narrowed the search down to IBM and Appian. We had the respective companies do a head to head demo and we were impressed with both but found that the cloud based nature of Appian was more appealing so we didn't have to support an infrastructure locally. There are pluses and minuses. As a developer it would have been more desirable to have a local installation so I had more direct access to our other local databases but the maintenance with keeping a local system up with a team of 3 IT people who were already stretched to the limits in bandwidth made the Cloud option more practical.
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We evaluated Bonita and found that it might fit a smaller-sized company better; we found that Oracle BPM Suite scaled much more evenly. We almost went with one of the competitors, but in the end chose Oracle BPM Suite after we factored in the cost of VMware licensing. There are literally tons of analytics on the back end which are great for upper management, but not so much for average users, but this fits our business model quite well.
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Return on Investment

  • Master data process increased speed of processes 50%.
  • Product management processes increased timely information by 25% faster with decision making.
  • Improved accuracy of data across the enterprise as reduced issues by 20%.
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  • Documenting a flow to a client allows communicating the intention of a development and thereby minimizing changes that could delay the calendar.
  • Simulating macro processes allows you to visualize at an early stage the figures of a project in order to better manage resources.
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Pricing Details

Appian

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

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

Oracle BPM Suite More Information