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Likelihood to Recommend

Appian

Appian is very well suited for complex business processes. If implementing using traditional methods is daunting, then Appian would be a good alternative. It follows that simpler business processes would be a breeze. Also, it's well suited for situations where sharing data across processes/applications is likely. There's no need to "integrate" from Appian app to Appian app, so sharing data within the platform is trivial from a technical implementation perspective. Appian may not be as well suited for dealing with very large datasets (tens of thousands of records), it seems too much data may start taxing the system.
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Oracle BPM Suite

Oracle BPM is well suited to organizations and environments that have a good understanding of their business processes and organizational structures. Trying to introduce a tool such as Oracle BPM into the organization without a good grasp on how the business operates is a recipe for disaster as the implementation will uncover all of the dirty secrets of an organizations business processes and bring them to light. BPM is not to be utilized for smaller service orchestrations or technical service implementations, these should be handled by the Oracle SOA Suite using the BPEL process manager, leaving BPM to handle the organizational business processes, referring to and including lower level services and BPEL processes as needed.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Low-Code Development

Appian
7.6
Oracle BPM Suite
Visual Modeling
Appian
7.1
Oracle BPM Suite
Drag-and-drop Interfaces
Appian
7.5
Oracle BPM Suite
Platform Security
Appian
8.8
Oracle BPM Suite
Platform User Management
Appian
7.8
Oracle BPM Suite
Reusability
Appian
7.8
Oracle BPM Suite
Platform Scalability
Appian
6.4
Oracle BPM Suite

Reporting & Analytics

Appian
Oracle BPM Suite
7.5
Dashboards
Appian
Oracle BPM Suite
7.5
Standard reports
Appian
Oracle BPM Suite
7.6
Custom reports
Appian
Oracle BPM Suite
7.5

Process Engine

Appian
Oracle BPM Suite
6.9
Process designer
Appian
Oracle BPM Suite
5.6
Process simulation
Appian
Oracle BPM Suite
7.5
Business rules engine
Appian
Oracle BPM Suite
6.9
SOA support
Appian
Oracle BPM Suite
6.7
Process player
Appian
Oracle BPM Suite
6.6
Support for modeling languages
Appian
Oracle BPM Suite
8.0
Form builder
Appian
Oracle BPM Suite
6.0
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

Appian

  • I have observed after version 17.1 we have a lot of good features in Appian that improve usability (UX). This adds real value in this competitive Digital space.
  • You can understand business use case and convert it to a logical process automation.
  • Process Modeller has improved a lot and providing smart services use adds more value.
  • Service integration helps us to seamlessly integrate with third-party systems
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Oracle BPM Suite

  • Modeling business processes - it is providing an interface where users can drag and drop many kinds of shapes to build a business process.
  • HumanTask - I consider this as being the key strength of Oracle BPM. It allows you to create approval flows in different ways and it manages the long-running processes (while waiting for people to interact with the flow).
  • The user-interface for user tasks - it is one place where you can see all tasks and their progress. Admins can see and interact with other people's tasks.
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Cons

Appian

  • Appian is continually improving the product but having to learn new features every 3 months (upgrade schedule) can be a challenge.
  • Graphical user interface could use some additional improvements but it has come a long way already.
  • Sites could use some additional modifications. Currently, the News Feed is not available on a site.
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Oracle BPM Suite

  • Again, it takes a decent amount of IT knowledge to realize the full potential of the Oracle BPM Suite
  • It can tend to feel sluggish unless you slightly exceed the minimum system requirements
  • There are so many features that it can be difficult to know which ones to use and which ones not to use in a given situation
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Likelihood to Renew

Appian

Appian 9.0
Based on 16 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 Suite

Oracle BPM Suite 6.0
Based on 2 answers
In many scenarios it should have provided more features. It took a lot of effort while debugging, making it difficult to maintain.
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Usability

Appian

Appian 8.0
Based on 32 answers
The interface is as difficult to use as you make it. We like to follow the KISS principle and automate the mundane so that our staff can concentrate on their day job and not have to worry about what happens next.
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Oracle BPM Suite

Oracle BPM Suite 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Not easy to debug errors.
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Support

Appian

Appian 8.4
Based on 55 answers
We have Appian support here full time who are always helpful and understand both the products and our needs. They help guide the product to help it stay stable.On the odd occasion we need to call Appian themselves, they have always been responsive and genuinely want to help us solve the issue.Recently I've needed to send in quite a few support tickets for various issues, none of them were critical and 2 or 3 of them were just questions. Each time I got a response very quickly and each time the help was what was needed.
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Oracle BPM Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

Appian

Appian 8.2
Based on 3 answers
It was really seamless. SaaS in the true definition of the word. We logged on and started using the product. Very easy.
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Oracle BPM Suite

Oracle BPM Suite 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Overall satisfactory
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Alternatives Considered

Appian

The main advantage of Appian is the cost structure that is more suitable for starting a test-project to see how develop in Appian and most of all how Appian is accepted inside the company. In few weeks you can show the first results and start the journey on digitalization.
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Oracle BPM Suite

IBM's Rational RequistePro was considered as an alternative but due to the client's good experience with existing Oracle services, BPM Suite was finally decided upon.
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Return on Investment

Appian

  • Our objective to reduce customer effort when dealing with government by 25% was exceeded. In the process of applying for an alcohol licence renewal alone, we saw approximately 80% reduction in time and effort for the business customer - and that was just a prototype! Imagine the possibilities when this is taken into a live environment!
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Oracle BPM Suite

  • 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

Oracle BPM Suite

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Appian
8.6
Oracle BPM Suite
5.5

Likelihood to Renew

Appian
9.0
Oracle BPM Suite
6.0

Usability

Appian
8.0
Oracle BPM Suite
6.0

Support

Appian
8.4
Oracle BPM Suite

In-Person Training

Appian
9.0
Oracle BPM Suite

Online Training

Appian
10.0
Oracle BPM Suite

Implementation

Appian
8.2
Oracle BPM Suite
6.0

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