Certa vs. OpenText MBPM

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Certa
Score 8.0 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Certa is a SaaS based, no-code workflow automation platform that enables businesses to manage the lifecycle of their third parties. Companies typically use Certa for third party risk, regulatory compliance, ESG, and diversity management. Certa’s workflow engine enables businesses to streamline and automate processes, eliminate bottlenecks and inefficiencies, and break down silos via interdepartmental and internal/external process participants. Certa’s no-code, drag and drop features allows…N/A
OpenText MBPM
Score 7.2 out of 10
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OpenText acquired BPM solution Metastorm in 2011, and has rebranded the product as OpenText MBPM. It is an alternative BPM solution to OpenText's primary BPM offering called OpenText Cordys Business Process Management.N/A
Pricing
CertaOpenText MBPM
Editions & Modules
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Pricing Offerings
CertaOpenText MBPM
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPricing is contingent on client's requirements, customizations, add-ons, etc., and is quoted on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us to schedule a demo and learn more.
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Community Pulse
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Features
CertaOpenText MBPM
Reporting & Analytics
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Certa
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Ratings
OpenText MBPM
7.0
3 Ratings
15% below category average
Dashboards00 Ratings7.93 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings4.03 Ratings
Process Engine
Comparison of Process Engine features of Product A and Product B
Certa
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OpenText MBPM
7.3
3 Ratings
13% below category average
Process designer00 Ratings8.13 Ratings
Process simulation00 Ratings7.13 Ratings
Business rules engine00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
SOA support00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Process player00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Support for modeling languages00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Form builder00 Ratings6.93 Ratings
Model execution00 Ratings6.13 Ratings
Collaboration
Comparison of Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Certa
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OpenText MBPM
7.6
3 Ratings
8% below category average
Social collaboration tools00 Ratings7.63 Ratings
Content Management Capabilties
Comparison of Content Management Capabilties features of Product A and Product B
Certa
-
Ratings
OpenText MBPM
6.0
2 Ratings
30% below category average
Content management00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
CertaOpenText MBPM
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
7.1
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
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8.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
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9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
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10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
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10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CertaOpenText MBPM
Likelihood to Recommend
Certa
Our brief experience with Certa was great overall. We liked the many options it provided, and saw how easily it could help manage our company's needs. However, the app was not as intuitive to work our way through, especially for those in our company that are not tech savvy. The onboarding function was what I was most excited about while using it. The dashboard made it super easy to see the overview of a project and know the next steps that need to be taken, and help get everyone on the same page without having to send emails, calls or texts to give updates. However, when deciding whether to continue with Certa or go a different route, the choice was hard, but he had enough employees struggling and unsure on the app that made the end decision
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OpenText
Metastorm is well-suited for scenarios in which internal stress testing an application is needed in a hurry before showcasing it to potential customers. It supports different views of the process from Swimlane perspective, so different methodologies can be handled. It is an Enterprise level tool and handles both small and large projects quite well, although smaller companies may be stressed out by the amount of time it takes to properly maintain the application.
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Pros
Certa
  • It made it easy to onboard suppliers
  • Internal and external team communication
  • Fully customizable
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OpenText
  • Complex routing of tasks based on calculated criteria
  • Linking between tasks and accessing relevant information
  • Organising, scheduling and prioritising
  • Different views for different people
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Cons
Certa
  • Because it is fully customizable, we felt like there were too many options. Having more of a basic template for like-minded industries would be helpful.
  • Maneuvering around the app was not as easy as I'd hoped. We have several employees that aren't tech savvy, and it was hard getting them to use the app.
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OpenText
  • The Metastorm process engine is based on an older version of .NET. Updating to a newer version would resolve several known issues with .NET email functionality.
  • Metastorm builds web pages at run time. While the UI presented to the end user is fine, the Document Object Model is convoluted and subject to change with new releases. Providing a more simplified DOM or at very least a custom function to replace document.getElementById() would make client-side scripting a much more powerful tool.
  • One function that I've seen Metastorm competitors do well, is email wizards. Having a WYSIWYG email editor would be really nice.
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Likelihood to Renew
Certa
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OpenText
There are other products that seem to be a better fit for future initiatives.
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Usability
Certa
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OpenText
Although it is intuitive to use it does require training
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Support Rating
Certa
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OpenText
Great customer service for an API support related query
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Alternatives Considered
Certa
We actually ended up picking JobNimbus over Certa only because we had employees that were already familier with JN and felt comfortable navigating and assisting other coworkers. It came down to JN and Certa and that was the only reason we didn't go with Certa. They were very comparable, but the few employees that are not tech savvy were having difficulties navigating Certa. I would not be opposed to using Certa in the future or recommending it to other companies.
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OpenText
We found that OpenText MBPM held its own quite well against IBM BPM. We ended up choosing OpenText MBPM due to the analytics, complex routing, and the ease of SOA service integration. Furthermore, the ability to quickly develop simple User interfaces make this tool a daily component of our most-used toolbox components.
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Return on Investment
Certa
  • The contract software was great. We were spending money each month to have certified contracts signed and drawn up. Certa did a great job at including this feature, saving money overall.
  • Once all documents and contacts are inputted, so much time and effort would be saved. We would no longer need to call, email or follow up with each other to verify that tasks were completed.
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OpenText
  • The development of the ticketing system has enabled us to greatly improve customer relationships
  • The scheduling and allocation of the tasks has reduced both the number of open tickets and the turnaround time to resolution
  • Management information from the system has improved decision making
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ScreenShots

Certa Screenshots

Screenshot of Comprehensive risk scores, vendor validations, and tailored questionnaires that automatically identify risks. Reduces manual workarounds & route procurement requests to the correct department automatically, letting a team make informed decisions.Screenshot of Certa Intake gives business users and requesters one centralized portal to launch requests, use guided flows to make requesting easier, dashboards that shows status of all current open items, and make global searches.Screenshot of Standardizes contracting process, reduce manual intervention and empowers teams to manage agreement lifecycles with third parties.Screenshot of Track and measure the ESG performance of third-parties to stay compliant with government regulations.Screenshot of Certa can be used to customize business processes with simple drag and drop features.