CMW Platform vs. webMethods Business Process Management Suite (BPMS)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CMW Platform
Score 8.9 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
CMW Platform (formerly Comindware) is a business process management software centered on worklows to build automations. It implements a drag-and-drop interface along with Excel-style rules and forms.N/A
webMethods Business Process Management Suite (BPMS)
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
webMethods BPMS is a business process management platform offered by Software AG. Key features include business application development, task and team management, and KPI monitoring and alerts.N/A
Pricing
CMW PlatformwebMethods Business Process Management Suite (BPMS)
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CMW PlatformwebMethods Business Process Management Suite (BPMS)
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsComindware Tracker is available for purchase on a per-user subscription plan.
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros

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Features
CMW PlatformwebMethods Business Process Management Suite (BPMS)
Reporting & Analytics
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CMW Platform
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Ratings
webMethods Business Process Management Suite (BPMS)
6.7
1 Ratings
19% below category average
Dashboards00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Process Engine
Comparison of Process Engine features of Product A and Product B
CMW Platform
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Ratings
webMethods Business Process Management Suite (BPMS)
8.0
1 Ratings
4% below category average
Process designer00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Process simulation00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Business rules engine00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
SOA support00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Process player00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Support for modeling languages00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Form builder00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Model execution00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Collaboration
Comparison of Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
CMW Platform
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Ratings
webMethods Business Process Management Suite (BPMS)
5.0
1 Ratings
49% below category average
Social collaboration tools00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Content Management Capabilties
Comparison of Content Management Capabilties features of Product A and Product B
CMW Platform
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Ratings
webMethods Business Process Management Suite (BPMS)
5.0
1 Ratings
48% below category average
Content management00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
CMW PlatformwebMethods Business Process Management Suite (BPMS)
Likelihood to Recommend
7.2
(70 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
6.8
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.5
(23 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
CMW PlatformwebMethods Business Process Management Suite (BPMS)
Likelihood to Recommend
CMW Lab
CMW has less integration capabilities, this is something that can definitely be improved in the future. On a side note, the MS Outlook integration option is excellent. The UI is decent for its purpose and the platform is well suited for a range of business requirements - customer order management, document tracking and approval management. You name it, they have it.
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Software AG
Where webMethods Business Process Management Suite (BPMS) is well suited is for any use case where there is a business process that can executed over a long period of time (days rather than seconds) and that traverses multiple business applications and/or multiple lines of business and requires manual input from end users to approve or action specific steps. It is not well-suited for any business processes that can be distilled into a traditional integration solution between business applications that does not involve manual end user input, these types of uses cases will execute more efficiently on a traditional integration broker or enterprise service bus style solution.
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Pros
CMW Lab
  • Graphical workflow builder capability makes it easy to set workflow in form of spreadsheets to improve visibility.
  • Workflow automation in the cloud unifies tasks, documents and resources in real-time.
  • Integration with outlook makes it easy to manage workloads direct to the email.
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Software AG
  • Great process design user interface and usability
  • Excellent tools for monitoring processes at runtime
  • Business rules can be managed and updated by non-technical resources
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Cons
CMW Lab
  • I would like to see Comindware Tracker come in a free pricing tier.
  • I would like to see Comindware Tracker offer more granular roles to be assigned to workflow users.
  • I would like to see Comindware Tracker integrate with more ERP systems and to offer more import/export/migration capabilities from other workflow management systems.
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Software AG
  • Pricing is opaque and higher than we'd like
  • Some of the user interfaces are outdated and looking their age
  • Require buy in from business to achieve return on investment
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Likelihood to Renew
CMW Lab
Very likely.
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Software AG
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Usability
CMW Lab
Because of good work experience with it. I give 9 rating to it. It decrease our work time and managing every task using it is easy with its features. For different work we don't need many software. Now we are working with this simple software which helps in all our work.
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Software AG
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Support Rating
CMW Lab
It's more of drag and drop functionality. It is quite easy to set up. Creation of form is very easy. Support Team of Comindware Tracker is good and very friendly. It is efficient in terms of task management, project management, team management, vendor/client tracking.
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Software AG
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Alternatives Considered
CMW Lab
Other than trying Comindware Tracker it is newer to me, I have used Adobe software multiple times and are familiar with their products. I won't stack Comindware Tracker against them because they both are amazing. I like using Comindware tracker because it is easy to use and is great for me, it helps optimize and maintain my workflows.
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Software AG
We found webMethods Business Process Management Suite (BPMS) to be the most feature complete product in the BPM market when we evaluated it against other products available in the market. It provides the most features, the easiest to use process design and simulation tools, and the most efficient runtime process and rules engine. Just be aware that its pricing reflects this position in the market, but you get what you pay for.
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Return on Investment
CMW Lab
  • Comindware Tracker is versatile and can be used to automate common business processes.
  • Comindware Tracker offers process adjustments and visibility in real time.
  • Comindware Tracker anticipates the organization's document and data management in a unified way.
  • It provides analytical analysis as well as complex reports to help us run our business more efficiently.
  • It is ideal for the automation and execution of processes by classifying tasks.
  • Comindware Tracker helps in quick and easy simplification of operations.
  • Comindware Tracker improves the agility of routine activities.
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Software AG
  • Initial adoption of BPMS was slow and required buy in from the business, which was only achieved through upper management buy in applying KPIs down the line
  • Once a critical mass of business processes being automated with BPMS is reached, any processes that remain manual will stand out like a sore thumb and the business will be invested to automate those remaining processes too, so adoption of BPMS is like a slow snowball effect
  • Not requiring technical resources such as developer to design and build out processes is a pipe dream and impossible to realise. You will always need experts in the automation tools you apply in your organisation, and webMethods BPMS is no exception
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ScreenShots

CMW Platform Screenshots

Screenshot of Graphical Workflow BuilderScreenshot of Drag'n'drop Web-form DesignerScreenshot of Collaboration toolsScreenshot of Workflow automationScreenshot of Workflow trackingScreenshot of Outlook intergration