Camunda Platform vs. Laserfiche

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Camunda Platform
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Camunda BPM uses its strengths in workflows, modeling, and integration with Java and Seamless Spring as the basis for its business process management offering. Camunda BPM is available through multiple deployments: standalone, embedded with container integration, and in cluster deployment.
$0
per month
Laserfiche
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Laserfiche has two main editions: Rio and Avante: Laserfiche Rio is designed to meet the needs of large organizations that have more than 100 users. It combines content management functionality with business process management (BPM), security and auditing, unlimited servers and a thin-client interface. Add-ons include records management functionality, public Web portals and production-level document capture and processing. Laserfiche Avante is an ECM suite for small to medium organizations with…
$540
per year per user
Pricing
Camunda PlatformLaserfiche
Editions & Modules
Self-Managed Free
$0
SaaS Free
$0
per month
SaaS Professional
$49
per month
Self-Managed Enterprise
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SaaS Enterprise
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per year
Starter
$540
per year per user
Starter
$600
per year per user
Professional
$710
per year per user (starts at 10 users)
Professional
$830
per year per user (starting at 5 users)
Business
$830
per year per user (starts at 25 users)
Business
$950
per year per user (starting at 25 users)
Enterprise
Custom
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Camunda PlatformLaserfiche
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
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Features
Camunda PlatformLaserfiche
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Camunda Platform
8.0
1 Ratings
Laserfiche
-
Ratings
Dashboards8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Process Engine
Comparison of Process Engine features of Product A and Product B
Camunda Platform
8.5
2 Ratings
Laserfiche
-
Ratings
Process designer9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Process simulation9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Business rules engine7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
SOA support9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Process player9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Form builder5.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Model execution10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Enterprise Content Management
Comparison of Enterprise Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Camunda Platform
-
Ratings
Laserfiche
8.1
23 Ratings
Content capture & imaging00 Ratings8.223 Ratings
File sync, storage & archiving00 Ratings7.223 Ratings
Document management00 Ratings8.223 Ratings
Records management00 Ratings8.022 Ratings
Content search & retrieval00 Ratings8.422 Ratings
Enterprise content collaboration00 Ratings8.218 Ratings
Content publishing & creation00 Ratings8.214 Ratings
Security, risk management & information governance00 Ratings8.421 Ratings
Contract lifecycle management00 Ratings8.817 Ratings
Automated workflows00 Ratings9.014 Ratings
Mobile support00 Ratings8.09 Ratings
Integration00 Ratings7.215 Ratings
User Ratings
Camunda PlatformLaserfiche
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(3 ratings)
7.7
(46 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(16 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(7 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.4
(18 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Camunda PlatformLaserfiche
Likelihood to Recommend
Camunda
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.
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Laserfiche
Laserfiche is well suited to the submission of simple routine reports to create a record repository. We use it for routine transport reports, audit reports, and anonymous citizen complaints. It creates a simple chronological record of routine events that can be reviewed and easily stored and recalled. Because the reports are in PDF format, it is not well suited to anything that needs to be imported into a common database or amended after submission.
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Pros
Camunda
  • 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.
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Laserfiche
  • Laserfiche is easy to learn. Anyone, whether they have experience with IT or not, can learn how to use Laserfiche.
  • Laserfiche Forms allows people to use the form without having each person needing to be fully licensed which saves money.
  • Laserfiche Workflow and Forms can make processes quick, easy, and efficient, freeing up time so staff can get more work done.
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Cons
Camunda
  • 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.
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Laserfiche
  • While Laserfiche has some powerful development tools, it is difficult to manage configurations while promoting code across environments. For example, SQL connections and other environment specific resources have to be manually configured in each environment.
  • Laserfiche forms are a newer addition to the product family and could use some product maturity. While easy to use for simple forms, once your forms become more complex, you need to accomplish tasks by heavy JavaScript coding.
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Likelihood to Renew
Camunda
No answers on this topic
Laserfiche
We plan on renewing Laserfiche for the coming year but also have been considering a scanning and document management solution that can be purchased from our new accounting system company, we are implementing the accounting system this year. It will be a couple years before we make a decision to stay with Laserfiche or change.
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Usability
Camunda
No answers on this topic
Laserfiche
It has an intuitive design that feels very natural to any user that has ever used Outlook or Windows Explorer. There are multiple ways to perform every action in order to help users with various software experiences find the shortcuts and actions they seek quickly and effectively.
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Reliability and Availability
Camunda
No answers on this topic
Laserfiche
I am very satisfied with Laserfiche. I have found that certain larger jobs may are slow. This may also be related to our infrastructure environment. We have been able to tune Laserfiche to increase performance on larger jobs.
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Performance
Camunda
No answers on this topic
Laserfiche
Performance, of course, is largely dependent on the underlying environment. Laserfiche does its part with multi-threading, taking advantage of multi-core servers on scanning, workflows, and bots. A SQL-Server back-end is suitable for small to medium-sized company, but may not scale to large, where Oracle would be the better choice. Workflows can be poorly written and perform recursive work slowing down the system. It's better to run batch type workflows at night when possible.
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Support Rating
Camunda
Camunda provides pretty standard product support offerings.
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Laserfiche
I have never had to wait for help from Laserfiche. If I cannot find the answer online, I can easily send an email to a customer support representative. I have always been helped the same day and my questions have always been resolved. The Empower conference is always a great learning opportunity and the online resources and webinars are top-notch.
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Online Training
Camunda
No answers on this topic
Laserfiche
Easily accessible 24/7 so am able to complete courseware whenever time allows: Commute to work; waiting for friends or family; at night while relaxing [with a delicious glass of wine!]; whenever and wherever time and circumstances permit. Courseware is well written and presented in an easy to follow and understand format.
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Alternatives Considered
Camunda
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Laserfiche
The core infrastructure of Laserfiche, and the end user experience, is vastly superior. OnBase has a TERRIBLE UI and administration console by comparison. The core architecture of OnBase is also more scattered, while all Laserfiche processes go through a single service. Overall, the Laserfiche product is easier and more intuitive to install, maintain, and use.
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Return on Investment
Camunda
  • 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)
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Laserfiche
  • Laserfiche has increased the efficiency of our sales reps by giving making all of the historical sales deal information very simple and fast to retrieve.
  • Laserfiche has increased our efficiency with our AP department and gave department heads the ability to approve invoices where ever they are.
  • I would say the biggest ROI came with the transparency of the order process for new deals. Before there would be numerous phone calls made daily to find out where an order was within the process, and now you can simply look at all deals at any time.
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