9 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 100
64 Ratings
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)

The heart of Broadcom Automic Automation, the so-called Automation Engine, can be used for orchestration and as a process engine for a wide variety of purposes, such as workload automation, software deployment (release automation), and event-driven automation. I see the user interface as a disadvantage, as it is more geared towards technical users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM BPM

Have your process first on paperIts important to first document the process before venturing into BPMS. It will save a lot of pain and heartaches. A BPM tool is nomagic bullet, it merely automates your process. Its upto you to put visibility and tracking on top of it. Provide monitoring so thatyou get a chance to improve your process continously.BPM is not an applicationIf you are trying to build an application with BPM, chances are that your are alraedy failing. BPM must be a strategic initiative for anorganization. Yes, you build Dashboards, Reports and other software in BPMS, however you do it at a process level not at an applicationlevel.http://bpmstech.blogspot.com/2011/05/bpm-initiative.htmlKnow the difference between process data and business datahttp://bpmstech.blogspot.com/2011/05/lombardi-best-practices.htmlhttp://bpmstech.blogspot.com/2012/02/bpm-system-architecture.html
Prasanna Selvaraj | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Workload Automation

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
8.3
IBM BPM
Multi-platform scheduling
Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
9.4
IBM BPM
Central monitoring
Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
7.3
IBM BPM
Logging
Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
8.8
IBM BPM
Alerts and notifications
Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
7.9
IBM BPM
Analysis and visualization
Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
7.1
IBM BPM
Application integration
Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
9.4
IBM BPM

Reporting & Analytics

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
IBM BPM
8.6
Dashboards
Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
IBM BPM
9.0
Standard reports
Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
IBM BPM
8.0
Custom reports
Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
IBM BPM
9.0

Process Engine

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
IBM BPM
7.5
Process designer
Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
IBM BPM
8.0
Process simulation
Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
IBM BPM
8.0
Business rules engine
Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
IBM BPM
7.0
SOA support
Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
IBM BPM
5.0
Process player
Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
IBM BPM
7.0
Support for modeling languages
Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
IBM BPM
8.0
Form builder
Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
IBM BPM
8.0
Model execution
Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
IBM BPM
9.0

Collaboration

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
IBM BPM
5.0
Social collaboration tools
Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
IBM BPM
5.0

Content Management Capabilties

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
IBM BPM
8.0
Content management
Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
IBM BPM
8.0

Pros

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)

  • SAP Automation is the foremost thing that comes to mind.
  • Supports automation Scripts in multiple operating systems such as Linux, Windows, etc.
Shreyash Rangarajan | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM BPM

  • System does a great job normalizing business process and automating order processing tasks. Before TeamWorks, the process was much more manual and more expensive staff ($65k to $70K) were required to manage the process. Since implementing TeamWorks, we need much lower-skilled workers to manage order processing.
  • System ensures that we have consistent data across all systems.
  • Rules engine is really the “company playbook” – it is the heart and soul of how the company works. It handles thousands of orders per day
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)

  • User interface was clunky
  • Upgrades are not particularly easy
Gregory Hanson | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM BPM

  • The system gets crashed when many instances go into the queue stage. The system even crashes and sometimes restarts automatically when the load on the server increases. We had to develop a separate software for this and maintain the same.
  • We cannot manipulate the data during run time. It is difficult to develop user-interfaces with complex functionality.
  • In order to consume external services that follow HTTP protocol, we need to use IDE for that, and consuming services from IDE takes a lot of time to give a response.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Automic is a very strong Automation Platform which enable us to implement user requirements quickly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM BPM

IBM BPM 8.0
Based on 4 answers
This particular decision will be made by other people. Overall IBM BPM is the best BPM engine that I have worked with. It is implemented at our company and IT and business are already somewhat familiar with it. Therefore if asked I will recommend renewal as long as the price is reasonable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM BPM

IBM BPM 8.0
Based on 2 answers
• The system is easy enough to use but, by definition, is a complex tool. However, they have done a good job generally balancing tool complexity / capability with usability. When comparing to MS Biz Talk, for example, Biz Talk has less functionality but is actually harder to use.
• Software is very flexible. For somebody with the right technical background, it’s quite easy to write some Java code to overcome any hurdles or make the product do what is needed
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform) 4.5
Based on 4 answers
The Automic One Automation Platform (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform) is used to perform Information Technology Process Automation (ITPA). This tool offers enormous functionalities that can be used to automate applications which allow remote function calls and APIs. It works well with mail objects. This tool is primarily used to automate SAP application which is an enterprise resource planning tool.
Shreyash Rangarajan | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM BPM

IBM BPM 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Issues can be raised through tickets and it works based on the priority of the issue. The Support Team response is also good and the solution is provided in a short span of time. In a case where the issue is serious, they try to find out the root cause and provide an alternative for it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM BPM

IBM BPM 9.0
Based on 1 answer
• Attended on premise sysadmin training for 4 days, 8 hours per day. Although further follow-up training was available, I never felt the need to go back. Training was very hands-on with real modeling (rather than just following a manual). Very effective.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM BPM

IBM BPM 9.0
Based on 1 answer
• Very satisfied – not too difficult at all.
• We had a consultant available as part of our contract, but we didn’t really need to use (except for some advice on ActiveDirectory and single sign-on)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)

Since other tools are all user interface based, they are prone to errors in terms of application exception, and the dependencies are comparatively higher for the automation to run successfully. This is not the case with the Automic One Automation Platform (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform) as the contact with application happens at the network layer and does not depend on the user interface of the application.
Shreyash Rangarajan | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM BPM

Pega Pega is a comprehensive suite which offers a unique theme of BPM development in the market. A no-coding approach based on rules with inheritance makes Pega a very powerful product. However Pega, falls short on integration centric capabilities and very rigid to customize. On the other hand IBM comes with array of products which suits needs of varying degree. Advanced integration is solved by BPEL Process Server which has support for state based patterns and mediation. Dynamic rules and event management can be solved with WODM, Cloud to on-premise connectivity with Cast Iron, Enterprise gateway and security usecases with DataPower, Social BPM with IBM BPM , WODM, mobify with Worklight.Pega has a little bit of eveything here and there. It solves the dynamic rule management, brings out the flavor of Social BPM and mobility with Antenna ( I guess) and predictive analytics as well in one single suite. There are certain usecases which needs to have a little bit of everything, however this little bits and pieces of functionality when its blows, Pega would have problems to scale. With IBM its a bit nightmare to maintain a variety of technologies, however you can wish to go for one without the other and go for something only when you truly need it.Pega vs IBMIts difficult to pick a winner. In nutshell when you want a full scale BPM with rich integration capabilities go for IBM BPM. On the other hand if you hava mature integration capability already, Pega can yield quick results for you as well. Pega's strength is its methodology. IBM BPM's strength is integration. Actually you can't go wrong with both in terms of implementation. My strong recommendation is to invest time to process analysis and pick a good vendor to support consulting and implementation.
Prasanna Selvaraj | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM BPM

IBM BPM 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It scales from small team interactions to business processes serving thousands of employees, as well as straight-through-processing needs that go well beyond. Of course, scale is always in the eye of the beholder, but IBM BPM does a good job of giving you all of the hooks, APIs, and data that you need to take on whatever scaling approaches you need to meet the load
Scott Francis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)

  • Hours of server operations given over to end-users.
  • Single pipelines for job plan execution reduced the operational overhead.
Gregory Hanson | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM BPM

  • It has added value to the upper management to give visibility into what is happening at any time in the enterprise.
  • Boosted employee morale because it gives them all the information to work the case/task in a single location.
  • Identifies bottlenecks and improves the turnover.
Keshava Murthy B S | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)

General

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

IBM BPM

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
8.7
IBM BPM
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
10.0
IBM BPM
8.0

Usability

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
IBM BPM
8.0

Support Rating

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
4.5
IBM BPM
8.0

In-Person Training

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
IBM BPM
9.0

Implementation Rating

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
IBM BPM
9.0

Scalability

Broadcom Automic Automation (formerly CA Automic Automation Platform)
IBM BPM
10.0

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