Celonis vs. SAP NetWeaver BPM

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Celonis
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Celonis is a Process Intelligence platform that helps companies improve their operations, customer experience, and sustainability. The company’s technology provides a digital twin of a company’s processes, giving everyone in the organization a common language and the ability to identify and capture value.N/A
SAP BPM
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
SAP NetWeaver Business Process Management is a business process management offering and application infrastructure. It supports joint modeling of processes, central process execution via a Java-based engine, provision of interfaces for users, and integration of business rules into processes.N/A
Pricing
CelonisSAP NetWeaver BPM
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CelonisSAP BPM
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional DetailsSnap is Celonis' free-to-use, cloud-based process mining solution, with over 3500 registrants and users. It includes most major features of Celonis, including all functionality found in common process mining tools. It also includes pre-built connectors to ServiceNow and pre-built content to get users started quickly on their process mining journey.
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Features
CelonisSAP NetWeaver BPM
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Celonis
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Ratings
SAP NetWeaver BPM
10.0
2 Ratings
20% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Process Engine
Comparison of Process Engine features of Product A and Product B
Celonis
-
Ratings
SAP NetWeaver BPM
10.0
2 Ratings
17% above category average
Process designer00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Process simulation00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Business rules engine00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
SOA support00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Process player00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Support for modeling languages00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Form builder00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Model execution00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Collaboration
Comparison of Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Celonis
-
Ratings
SAP NetWeaver BPM
10.0
2 Ratings
21% above category average
Social collaboration tools00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Content Management Capabilties
Comparison of Content Management Capabilties features of Product A and Product B
Celonis
-
Ratings
SAP NetWeaver BPM
10.0
2 Ratings
21% above category average
Content management00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
CelonisSAP NetWeaver BPM
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(139 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.6
(7 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
6.7
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
6.6
(3 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
CelonisSAP NetWeaver BPM
Likelihood to Recommend
Celonis
The industry in which Uniper operates requires strict adherence to compliance regulations, and we need a tool to monitor and ensure compliance throughout our key business processes. Celonis helps us to visualise our process and makes it easier to demonstrate that we are compliant. Uniper also has a culture of continuous improvement and we use Celonis to measure the impact of various process enhancements (such as increased automation) over time.
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SAP
It is well suited when we need to integrate business processes with SAP ERP and SAP CRM - the solution can be integrated with business rules/procedures defined in SAP ERP/CRM and NetWeaver can be used to monitor the rules and flag off exceptions. When there are multiple workflows running, it tends to slow down running of these processes. Also, it entirely depends on SAP portal for it to run efficiently.
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Pros
Celonis
  • The team is incredible at integrating background tables, and building out the real-life processes end users are going through so that opportunities can be quickly identified. They continually persevere and are willing to bring in new data sets to make the platform as productive as possible.
  • The team continually challenges our internal business processes and setups to ensure that we are hunting for opportunities and pushing the limits of what we thought was possible for improving our operations
  • The X-ray view within the process explorer and the variant explorer provides a transparent overview of the order to cash process which we did not have previously
  • OLAP tables and different dimensions to slice the data with [helping] us find the root cause of the improvement opportunity that we want to focus on
  • Execution instruments like Action Flow help us take advantage of any insights provided to us within the process explorer
  • Dashboard views of specific KPIs help us build and export management reports with ease
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SAP
  • Virtual paper trail. Iterations of process and current documentation are all stored as "artifacts", leaving a great trail.
  • Configuration of users. BPM somewhat magically determines which users will be impacted and automates rules.
  • A pro (that is also a con) is the design interface. If you know what you are doing, it is incredibly powerful and malleable.
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Cons
Celonis
  • Performance: While most of the time the performance is great, there are still days where the performance is too low for too long periods of time.
  • Still some minor, inexplicable errors with no pattern (i.e. Data Load gets stuck for 2 days)
  • Client Centricity (They are working on that with their new structure of Consultants, though)
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SAP
  • Live readings would be nice.
  • Easier to maneuver
  • Work with all systems with the press of one keystroke
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Likelihood to Renew
Celonis
We have been able to leverage Celonis [greatly] because of the commitment and support we receive from our data scientist. I strongly believe that we would not be able to accomplish this without her assistance. Moreover, when we escalate matters, the product development is engaged and commits resources to make sure our initiatives/business cases are supported.
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SAP
As a big fan of SAP in general, the BPM solution fits right in with all the other things SAP does well, and does it with incredible efficiency
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Usability
Celonis
It is a great tool but also requires a lot of work to get it into a useable fashion. Part of this is on our end as we don't have the dedicated analyst function yet to really become self-sufficient with Celonis. It also uncovers a lot of data issues or at the very least, multiple rounds of development and data validation are required before getting to a position where the business users feel comfortable with the data being reflected. This is fairly normal with any data-related development effort and perhaps not unique to Celonis.
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SAP
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Support Rating
Celonis
We submit tickets to Celonis through product support. No assistance is generally provided, have to wait and the ticket is then escalated to product support in Germany. Many times we submit the ticket and the support desk asks us the same questions back where they should already have this information.
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SAP
We have our own tech support for systems, I would say they probably could use more training on it, I don't really think it's anything regarding the SAP system, but more the knowledge they have on the system itself. It seems to take longer for them to fix any issues we may come across.
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Implementation Rating
Celonis
Celonis has a lot of tools to support the implementation.
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SAP
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Alternatives Considered
Celonis
The major reason to choose Celonis is that it has enhanced decision-making in filtering the candidates. The frontend designer has nice graphics and has well-designed self-service. I particularly enjoy the visual editor, which allows you to create complicated PQL without having to write any code, as well as the numerous filtering choices, including process mining options.
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SAP
I found the initial setup of NetWeaver is much simpler than other products especially in an SAP environment where we have SAP ERP/HRM/CRM as it can be well integrated with other SAP products. The only drawback is the need/dependency on SAP Portal. It is better suited in an environment where SAP ERP is running.
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Return on Investment
Celonis
  • Within my scope, we’re capturing 100k USD in working capital a year by adjusting the process in just 1 destination country. Plus we’re already scaling that up.
  • I modified the portfolio distribution within my Customer Service team that allowed for headcount reduction.
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SAP
  • Helped us harness integrated benefit from having SAP ERP/CRM by leveraging NetWeaver to define business processes/rules and monitor exceptions
  • Did not have any negative experience except for the fact that at times when multiple rules run, it can be somewhat slow
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ScreenShots

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