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Likelihood to Recommend

Bonita BPM

Bonita BPM is well suited for:
  • UI design and experience in general.
  • Connectors: Data Base connectors with almost every DB suite.
  • BPMN language and standard: Very good instantiation of Business Process Management Notation.
  • Sub-process.
  • Roles and automation of business process.
  • Great business rule engine.
  • Perfect integration using Java code, which is easy to maintain and improve.
  • Great reporting tools.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bubble PPM

No stage gate or portfolio reporting solution can overcome poor input data. The organization has to be willing to commit to consistent and rigorous updates of the information, or the reporting becomes useless. From what I've seen of competitive systems, Bubble Innovator is the easiest to use in this regard, so the excuse of not having good data because it's painful to upload or cumbersome to retrieve goes away. And the ease with which you can produce customized reports allows you to immediately find the gaps and weak points in your data, and take action to address them. That's not to say that every report and function in Bubble Innovator is perfect. But the close collaboration and responsiveness of the Bubble Innovation team has made it relatively easy to triage, prioritize, and implement improvements along the way.
Matt Parsons | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Reporting & Analytics

Bonita BPM
8.8
Bubble PPM
Dashboards
Bonita BPM
8.5
Bubble PPM
Standard reports
Bonita BPM
8.0
Bubble PPM
Custom reports
Bonita BPM
10.0
Bubble PPM

Process Engine

Bonita BPM
8.3
Bubble PPM
Process designer
Bonita BPM
9.5
Bubble PPM
Process simulation
Bonita BPM
6.9
Bubble PPM
Business rules engine
Bonita BPM
8.5
Bubble PPM
SOA support
Bonita BPM
7.1
Bubble PPM
Process player
Bonita BPM
6.7
Bubble PPM
Support for modeling languages
Bonita BPM
9.5
Bubble PPM
Form builder
Bonita BPM
9.5
Bubble PPM
Model execution
Bonita BPM
9.0
Bubble PPM

Collaboration

Bonita BPM
9.9
Bubble PPM
Social collaboration tools
Bonita BPM
9.9
Bubble PPM

Content Management Capabilties

Bonita BPM
9.9
Bubble PPM
Content management
Bonita BPM
9.9
Bubble PPM

Pros

Bonita BPM

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bubble PPM

  • Bubble Innovator is a tremendous visualization tool. The entire organization can quickly see where projects are in the stage-gate process.
  • Bubble Innovator became a key part of our strategic process for new product revenue projections. Utilizing Bubble Innovator as a portfolio management tool allows us to quickly output new product revenue projections for our strategic planning process.
  • Bubble Innovator is highly flexible. We are able to adapt it to our particular needs at different sites. This adaptability also allows us to utilize information to support other business processes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Bonita BPM

  • There is only one business data model. Even if deploying new processes does not require stopping the platform, the BDM update requires it.
  • During the platform evolution often new bugs were introduced so it was risky to deploy the platform in the low minor version. For example, there were memory leaks from 7.2.0 to 7.2.3.
  • The administrator portal could be improved. It is hard to look at subprocess data, for example and it is sometimes better to investigate with SQL queries. I don't like new (7.3) task list either.
Maciej Michalak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bubble PPM

  • Development of custom functionality, and redefining 'standard' options for the software. As Bubble grows and their customer base increases there will be opportunity for this, at present development projects can be slow and expensive. However the standard software options are excellent, but as processes evolve within organisations the flexibility to evolve the software could be made simpler.
Emma Winter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Bonita BPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Bubble PPM

Bubble PPM 9.1
Based on 3 answers
The business has been extremely satisfied with Bubble Innovator and is in support of rolling this tool out to our other businesses within the overall franchise.
Douglas Raymond | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Bonita BPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Bubble PPM

Bubble PPM 8.2
Based on 1 answer
The user interface is highly visual and simple. Literally within 10-15 minutes of my introduction to the software, I was up and running. Of course, deeper capabilities become apparent after additional use, but the basic functionality is very simple to grasp. Where there are consistent challenges reported by multiple users, the Bubble Innovation team is quick to connect and put plans in place to address the challenges.
Matt Parsons | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Bonita BPM

Bonita BPM 8.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Maciej Michalak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bubble PPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Bonita BPM

Bonita BPM 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Resolution time is sometimes slow
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bubble PPM

Bubble PPM 9.1
Based on 4 answers
Outstanding response times, and solutions to issues requiring support are quickly implemented. For bigger issues or longer term developments, Bubble happily takes the time to meet in person and discuss requirements to drive detailed solutions.
Emma Winter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Bonita BPM

Bonita BPM 7.2
Based on 4 answers
It is better implemented with in-house expertise.
Olatunji Akanbi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bubble PPM

Bubble PPM 8.1
Based on 4 answers
The number of variables made this extremely challenging (org changes, stage gate harmonization, pipeline prioritization, and new governance model). I think the implementation was handled very well in spite of this, and managed to deliver on time and on budget.
Matt Parsons | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Bonita BPM

Bonita BPM does have some nice visual tools. The annual maintenance is not so high and we particularly liked the visual tool to create business rules. Bonitasoft’s color-coded tools make life a bit simpler and more memorable for beginners or non-coder people. We really like Bonitasoft’s color-coded tools for creating rules.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bubble PPM

We found Innovator provided all the functionality we required in a lightweight solution that was easy to configure to our processes, provided benefits to almost all those who accessed it with little or no training. Other systems may offer more depth of functionality but this makes them more cumbersome to use and requires more training of users. Innovator also offers a more transparent cost structure - you can immediately see what it will cost as all the functionality is automatically available within the price
Neville Turner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Bonita BPM

Bonita BPM 7.5
Based on 10 answers
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.
richard gay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bubble PPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Bonita BPM

  • Business processes are now more transparent to the users as Bonita allowed us to integrate the data from multiple systems in one place, so decision making is now easier.
  • Process auditing is now straightforward based on the reporting features of Bonita.
John Wadie | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bubble PPM

  • With financials being included in each SKU, it has lead us to be more finance focused and aware of what projects are more profitable than others.
  • It has given us a better oversight of what everyone is working on and the SKUs in our portfolio - allowed us to allocate resources more efficiently.
Laura Sew Hoy | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Bonita BPM

General

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

Bubble PPM

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Bonita BPM
10.0
Bubble PPM
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Bonita BPM
Bubble PPM
9.1

Usability

Bonita BPM
Bubble PPM
8.2

Performance

Bonita BPM
8.0
Bubble PPM

Support Rating

Bonita BPM
6.0
Bubble PPM
9.1

Implementation Rating

Bonita BPM
7.2
Bubble PPM
8.1

Scalability

Bonita BPM
7.5
Bubble PPM

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