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Score 9.9 out of 100
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Score 7.6 out of 100

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

Red Hat Decision Manager

If the rules are going to be managed by IT people JBoss BRMS is good enough, if you're looking for a tool that will be used only by business analysts, you'll probably like to find for another BRMS
Rene Enriquez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Reporting & Analytics

Bonita BPM
8.8
Red Hat Decision Manager
Dashboards
Bonita BPM
8.5
Red Hat Decision Manager
Standard reports
Bonita BPM
8.0
Red Hat Decision Manager
Custom reports
Bonita BPM
10.0
Red Hat Decision Manager

Process Engine

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

Bonita BPM
9.9
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Social collaboration tools
Bonita BPM
9.9
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Content Management Capabilties

Bonita BPM
9.9
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Content management
Bonita BPM
9.9
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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

Red Hat Decision Manager

  • Real-time decision making
  • business experts and developers can collaborate using the same solution
  • The ability to use Git as repository
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

Red Hat Decision Manager

  • The UI could be better
  • It takes time to understand how it works and how to create rules
  • Better documentation would be appreciated
Rene Enriquez | 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

Red Hat Decision Manager

No score
No answers yet
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Support Rating

Bonita BPM

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

Red Hat Decision Manager

No score
No answers yet
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Implementation Rating

Bonita BPM

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

Red Hat Decision Manager

No score
No answers yet
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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

Red Hat Decision Manager

IBM ODM is very expensive
Anonymous | 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

Red Hat Decision Manager

No score
No answers yet
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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

Red Hat Decision Manager

  • The learning curve is high so it was not easy to adopt
  • The integration with jBPM is good
Rene Enriquez | 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

Red Hat Decision Manager

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Bonita BPM
10.0
Red Hat Decision Manager
7.5

Performance

Bonita BPM
8.0
Red Hat Decision Manager

Support Rating

Bonita BPM
6.0
Red Hat Decision Manager

Implementation Rating

Bonita BPM
7.2
Red Hat Decision Manager

Scalability

Bonita BPM
7.5
Red Hat Decision Manager

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