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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Blueworks Live ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Reporting & Analytics, Collaboration, Content Management Capabilties
  • webMethods Business Process Management Suite (BPMS) ranks higher in 1 feature set: Process Engine

Reporting & Analytics

7.6

Blueworks Live

76%
6.7

webMethods Business Process Management Suite (BPMS)

67%
Blueworks Live ranks higher in 2/3 features

Dashboards

8.0
80%
14 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Standard reports

8.0
80%
15 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Custom reports

6.6
66%
13 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Process Engine

7.8

Blueworks Live

78%
8.0

webMethods Business Process Management Suite (BPMS)

80%
webMethods Business Process Management Suite (BPMS) ranks higher in 6/8 features

Process designer

8.4
84%
16 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Process simulation

7.6
76%
13 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Business rules engine

7.8
78%
14 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

SOA support

8.4
84%
13 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Process player

7.6
76%
14 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Support for modeling languages

7.6
76%
15 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Form builder

8.0
80%
13 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Model execution

7.2
72%
13 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Collaboration

7.3

Blueworks Live

73%
5.0

webMethods Business Process Management Suite (BPMS)

50%
Blueworks Live ranks higher in 1/1 features

Social collaboration tools

7.3
73%
16 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Content Management Capabilties

8.5

Blueworks Live

85%
5.0

webMethods Business Process Management Suite (BPMS)

50%
Blueworks Live ranks higher in 1/1 features

Content management

8.5
85%
14 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • webMethods Business Process Management Suite (BPMS) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.7

Blueworks Live

77%
18 Ratings
8.0

webMethods Business Process Management Suite (BPMS)

80%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.3

Blueworks Live

83%
10 Ratings

webMethods Business Process Management Suite (BPMS)

N/A
0 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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Software AG

Where webMethods Business Process Management Suite (BPMS) is well suited is for any use case where there is a business process that can executed over a long period of time (days rather than seconds) and that traverses multiple business applications and/or multiple lines of business and requires manual input from end users to approve or action specific steps. It is not well-suited for any business processes that can be distilled into a traditional integration solution between business applications that does not involve manual end user input, these types of uses cases will execute more efficiently on a traditional integration broker or enterprise service bus style solution.
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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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Software AG

  • Great process design user interface and usability
  • Excellent tools for monitoring processes at runtime
  • Business rules can be managed and updated by non-technical resources
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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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Software AG

  • Pricing is opaque and higher than we'd like
  • Some of the user interfaces are outdated and looking their age
  • Require buy in from business to achieve return on investment
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Pricing Details

Blueworks Live

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Blueworks Live editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    webMethods Business Process Management Suite (BPMS)

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    webMethods Business Process Management Suite (BPMS) editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Support Rating

      IBM

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

      No answers on this topic

      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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      Software AG

      We found webMethods Business Process Management Suite (BPMS) to be the most feature complete product in the BPM market when we evaluated it against other products available in the market. It provides the most features, the easiest to use process design and simulation tools, and the most efficient runtime process and rules engine. Just be aware that its pricing reflects this position in the market, but you get what you pay for.
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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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      Software AG

      • Initial adoption of BPMS was slow and required buy in from the business, which was only achieved through upper management buy in applying KPIs down the line
      • Once a critical mass of business processes being automated with BPMS is reached, any processes that remain manual will stand out like a sore thumb and the business will be invested to automate those remaining processes too, so adoption of BPMS is like a slow snowball effect
      • Not requiring technical resources such as developer to design and build out processes is a pipe dream and impossible to realise. You will always need experts in the automation tools you apply in your organisation, and webMethods BPMS is no exception
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