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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Reporting & Analytics

    Camunda Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.9

    IBM Business Automation Workflow

    99%
    IBM Business Automation Workflow ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    4 Ratings

    Standard reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8
    98%
    4 Ratings

    Custom reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    4 Ratings

    Process Engine

    Camunda Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.8

    IBM Business Automation Workflow

    98%
    IBM Business Automation Workflow ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Process designer

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8
    98%
    4 Ratings

    Process simulation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8
    98%
    3 Ratings

    Business rules engine

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.7
    97%
    4 Ratings

    SOA support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    4 Ratings

    Process player

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.7
    97%
    3 Ratings

    Support for modeling languages

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8
    98%
    4 Ratings

    Form builder

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8
    98%
    4 Ratings

    Model execution

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    4 Ratings

    Collaboration

    Camunda Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.5

    IBM Business Automation Workflow

    95%
    IBM Business Automation Workflow ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Social collaboration tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    3 Ratings

    Content Management Capabilties

    Camunda Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.8

    IBM Business Automation Workflow

    98%
    IBM Business Automation Workflow ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Content management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8
    98%
    4 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • IBM Business Automation Workflow is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • Camunda Platform and IBM Business Automation Workflow are tied in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Camunda Platform

    90%
    3 Ratings
    9.8

    IBM Business Automation Workflow

    98%
    8 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Camunda Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    IBM Business Automation Workflow

    80%
    4 Ratings

    Usability

    Camunda Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    IBM Business Automation Workflow

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.0

    Camunda Platform

    80%
    1 Rating
    8.0

    IBM Business Automation Workflow

    80%
    3 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Camunda Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    IBM Business Automation Workflow

    90%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    Camunda Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    IBM Business Automation Workflow

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Camunda Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    IBM Business Automation Workflow

    100%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Camunda Platform

    Camunda Platform is a very sophisticated tool for any product which provides automation & process management of various aspects in your application. It is best suited for application where the customer journey is very crucial for the company. Shopping platforms or single page applications are not very well suited to use Camunda Platform.
    Sunny Hemnani | TrustRadius Reviewer

    IBM Business Automation Workflow

    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

    Pros

    Camunda Platform

    • Embedding a first-class process capability in your application.
    • Providing a standards-based modeling capability, backed by a standards-native engine.
    • Great support for developers and a developer community.
    • Great set of comprehensive APIs across a number of different design points
    • All of the code is available in GitHub as a great open source project with Apache licenses.
    • Comprehensive documentation of code and APIs and usage.
    • Innovative spin-offs like Zeebe.
    • Support for micro-services orchestration.
    • Support for both embedded and stand alone usage scenarios.
    • The company is innovative and focused on this space.
    Scott Francis | TrustRadius Reviewer

    IBM Business Automation Workflow

    • 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

    Camunda Platform

    • GUI lacks shortcuts
    • GUI is not intuitive and hard to use. More involved technical capabilities are hidden in the menus which make navigation and setup difficult.
    • Documentation is not fully fleshed out and examples are bare. The target audience is technically adept software developers, with expected experience and knowledge of javascript and java.
    • Community exists but is relatively small and highly technical. Support is not easily accessible unless the costly paid version is opted for.
    • Programming languages used are confusing as it merges java and javascript in certain scripts.
    • Debugging is difficult as there is no error/typo checking or console in the designer when using scripts. It does not have the capabilities of more fully featured IDEs, but is a simple text entry for scripts.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    IBM Business Automation Workflow

    • 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

    Pricing Details

    Camunda Platform

    General

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

    Starting Price

    IBM Business Automation Workflow

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Camunda Platform

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    IBM Business Automation Workflow

    IBM Business Automation Workflow 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

    Camunda Platform

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    IBM Business Automation Workflow

    IBM Business Automation Workflow 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

    Camunda Platform

    Camunda Platform 8.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Camunda provides pretty standard product support offerings.
    Scott Francis | TrustRadius Reviewer

    IBM Business Automation Workflow

    IBM Business Automation Workflow 8.0
    Based on 3 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

    Camunda Platform

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    IBM Business Automation Workflow

    IBM Business Automation Workflow 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

    Camunda Platform

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    IBM Business Automation Workflow

    IBM Business Automation Workflow 9.0
    Based on 2 answers
    • 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

    Camunda Platform

    Sunny Hemnani | TrustRadius Reviewer

    IBM Business Automation Workflow

    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

    Camunda Platform

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    IBM Business Automation Workflow

    IBM Business Automation Workflow 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

    Camunda Platform

    • Freeware makes testing and utilizing Camunda a cost-effective solution
    • High level of difficulty in implementation may require a lot more time and effort than normally expected. (2-3x more effort than other paid and fully featured solutions)
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    IBM Business Automation Workflow

    • 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

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