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Score 7.8 out of 100

Bonita Platform

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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Blueworks Live ranks higher in 1 feature set: Content Management Capabilties
  • Bonita Platform ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Process Engine, Collaboration
  • Blueworks Live and Bonita Platform are tied in 1 feature set: Reporting & Analytics

Reporting & Analytics

7.6

Blueworks Live

76%
7.6

Bonita Platform

76%
Bonita Platform ranks higher in 2/3 features

Dashboards

8.0
80%
14 Ratings
8.6
86%
37 Ratings

Standard reports

8.0
80%
15 Ratings
6.4
64%
36 Ratings

Custom reports

6.6
66%
13 Ratings
7.7
77%
36 Ratings

Process Engine

7.8

Blueworks Live

78%
7.9

Bonita Platform

79%
Bonita Platform ranks higher in 5/8 features

Process designer

8.4
84%
16 Ratings
8.9
89%
48 Ratings

Process simulation

7.6
76%
13 Ratings
6.9
69%
10 Ratings

Business rules engine

7.8
78%
14 Ratings
7.9
79%
39 Ratings

SOA support

8.4
84%
13 Ratings
8.9
89%
38 Ratings

Process player

7.6
76%
14 Ratings
6.7
67%
8 Ratings

Support for modeling languages

7.6
76%
15 Ratings
8.0
80%
36 Ratings

Form builder

8.0
80%
13 Ratings
7.9
79%
44 Ratings

Model execution

7.2
72%
13 Ratings
7.7
77%
43 Ratings

Collaboration

7.3

Blueworks Live

73%
8.4

Bonita Platform

84%
Bonita Platform ranks higher in 1/1 features

Social collaboration tools

7.3
73%
16 Ratings
8.4
84%
22 Ratings

Content Management Capabilties

8.5

Blueworks Live

85%
6.2

Bonita Platform

62%
Blueworks Live ranks higher in 1/1 features

Content management

8.5
85%
14 Ratings
6.2
62%
31 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Blueworks Live is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Bonita Platform is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.7

Blueworks Live

77%
18 Ratings
8.9

Bonita Platform

89%
48 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Blueworks Live

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9

Bonita Platform

79%
3 Ratings

Usability

Blueworks Live

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5

Bonita Platform

75%
20 Ratings

Performance

Blueworks Live

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Bonita Platform

80%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

8.3

Blueworks Live

83%
10 Ratings
4.8

Bonita Platform

48%
4 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Blueworks Live

N/A
0 Ratings
4.5

Bonita Platform

45%
9 Ratings

Ease of integration

Blueworks Live

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Bonita Platform

73%
10 Ratings

Product Scalability

Blueworks Live

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5

Bonita Platform

75%
10 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM

It's hard to recommend a tool that does not follow the universal industry standard (BPMN2). Like Visio, it looks and feels like the standard is respected (shapes, naming convention, etc.) but Blueworks Live does not in fact follow any of it. It is a good tool for any company that is primarily looking at drawing diagrams (e.g., export them as images), as opposed to building live processes.
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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

IBM

  • Cloud based, hence quick and easy access without any installation requirement
  • Easy and intuitive, making modeling much easier
  • Visio import is one of the best in Blueworks
  • Low cost compared to some other tools in the market
  • User management is quite easy from an admin perspective
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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

IBM

  • In particular, we have had problems with the availability of the service because the platform frequently crashed.
  • Is not easy to pull some indicators.
  • We would like to be able to see a different interface, long ago with the same.
  • Payment process is not easy.
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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

Blueworks Live

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Blueworks Live editions and modules pricing
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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

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    Bonita Platform

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Bonita Platform editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

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      Likelihood to Renew

      IBM

      No answers on this topic

      Bonitasoft

      We just renewed our license
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      Usability

      IBM

      No answers on this topic

      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

      IBM

      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

      IBM

      I have gotten great response for the very few times I needed support.
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      Bonitasoft

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

      IBM

      No answers on this topic

      Bonitasoft

      Nothing in particular
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      Alternatives Considered

      IBM

      To start an environment you don't need to have a data model well defined. You can start and then adapt your data model with different needs and degree of depth. It's very easy to produce effective documentation with less effort. Last but not least, to maintain all the stuff it's cheaper than other solutions.
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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

      IBM

      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

      IBM

      • We spend less time searching through notes and messages trying to figure out which process we liked most, which worked best, etc
      • We can view processes and simulated processes in real time
      • It easy to share and collaborate with other team members and get their feedback
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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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