IBM Business Automation Workflow vs. SAP Signavio Process Transformation Suite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
IBM Business Automation Workflow
Score 9.6 out of 10
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IBM Business Automation Workflow is a solution that helps users automate digital workflows to increase productivity, efficiency and insights — on premises or on cloud.N/A
SAP Signavio Process Transformation Suite
Score 8.0 out of 10
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The SAP Signavio portfolio offers an integrated platform that helps usersto realign the organization and bring changes, with a suite of products that support business processes. The SAP Signavio portfolio offers a range of business transformation solutions to serve the emerging practice of customer excellence (CEX). SAP Signavio solutions bring together a full 360-degree view of outside-in and inside-out thinking, translating experiences into operational reality by putting the customer at the…N/A
Pricing
IBM Business Automation WorkflowSAP Signavio Process Transformation Suite
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IBM Business Automation WorkflowSAP Signavio Process Transformation Suite
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
IBM Business Automation WorkflowSAP Signavio Process Transformation Suite
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Features
IBM Business Automation WorkflowSAP Signavio Process Transformation Suite
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
IBM Business Automation Workflow
10.0
4 Ratings
21% above category average
SAP Signavio Process Transformation Suite
7.1
28 Ratings
13% below category average
Dashboards10.04 Ratings7.328 Ratings
Standard reports10.04 Ratings7.026 Ratings
Custom reports10.04 Ratings7.08 Ratings
Process Engine
Comparison of Process Engine features of Product A and Product B
IBM Business Automation Workflow
10.0
4 Ratings
18% above category average
SAP Signavio Process Transformation Suite
7.4
40 Ratings
12% below category average
Process designer10.04 Ratings7.539 Ratings
Process simulation10.03 Ratings7.135 Ratings
Business rules engine10.04 Ratings7.222 Ratings
SOA support10.04 Ratings7.422 Ratings
Process player10.03 Ratings7.625 Ratings
Support for modeling languages10.04 Ratings7.427 Ratings
Form builder10.04 Ratings7.423 Ratings
Model execution10.04 Ratings7.422 Ratings
Collaboration
Comparison of Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
IBM Business Automation Workflow
10.0
3 Ratings
19% above category average
SAP Signavio Process Transformation Suite
7.0
32 Ratings
16% below category average
Social collaboration tools10.03 Ratings7.032 Ratings
Content Management Capabilties
Comparison of Content Management Capabilties features of Product A and Product B
IBM Business Automation Workflow
10.0
4 Ratings
21% above category average
SAP Signavio Process Transformation Suite
7.2
28 Ratings
12% below category average
Content management10.04 Ratings7.228 Ratings
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User Ratings
IBM Business Automation WorkflowSAP Signavio Process Transformation Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(8 ratings)
7.1
(42 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(4 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(2 ratings)
7.4
(8 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(12 ratings)
Product Scalability
10.0
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
IBM Business Automation WorkflowSAP Signavio Process Transformation Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
IBM
Have your process first on paper Its important to first document the process before venturing into BPMS. It will save a lot of pain and heartaches. A BPM tool is no magic bullet, it merely automates your process. Its upto you to put visibility and tracking on top of it. Provide monitoring so that you get a chance to improve your process continously. BPM is not an application If you are trying to build an application with BPM, chances are that your are alraedy failing. BPM must be a strategic initiative for an organization. Yes, you build Dashboards, Reports and other software in BPMS, however you do it at a process level not at an application level. http://bpmstech.blogspot.com/2011/05/bpm-initiative.html Know the difference between process data and business data http://bpmstech.blogspot.com/2011/05/lombardi-best-practices.html http://bpmstech.blogspot.com/2012/02/bpm-system-architecture.html
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SAP
As a market employee, I frequently use SAP Signavio Process Transformation Suite to develop creative ideas and cutting-edge solution focuses. The application is very simple to use and provides a number of features that allow me to visually represent my thoughts and ideas. Particularly intriguing to me is the potential for real-time collaboration with clients and external partners. This greatly facilitates teamwork and enables quick response to changes or fresh ideas. Another benefit of SAP Signavio Process Transformation Suite is the large number of applications that can be integrated as well as the ability to directly transfer concepts, mental maps, and solution blueprints to presentations
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Pros
IBM
  • 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
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SAP
  • We primarily use SAP Signavio Process Transformation Suite to create UX designs and concepts as well as A/B test variants.
  • Specifically, SAP Signavio Process Transformation Suite NOS serves as a design tool for our internal and external UX designers.
  • We are able to communicate design ideas across all corporate directions.
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Cons
IBM
  • 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.
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SAP
  • For businesses looking to improve their current business processes, I think SAP Signavio Process Transformation Suite is incredibly well-suited.
  • In my opinion, SAP Signavio Process Transformation Suite excels in sectors with strict regulatory requirements.
  • I think SAP Signavio Process Transformation Suite is the best option when teams from several departments must work together on process design or improvement initiatives because of its real-time collaboration capabilities.
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Likelihood to Renew
IBM
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.
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SAP
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Usability
IBM
• 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
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SAP
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Support Rating
IBM
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.
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SAP
very knowledable team
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In-Person Training
IBM
• 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.
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SAP
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Implementation Rating
IBM
• 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)
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SAP
Help with identifying where are the biggest drawbacks of processes in organization issues really are. SAP Signavio Process Transformation Suiten is a essential tool for any major corporation that is using SAP. It helps you understand business quickly. It Quickly connect to your SAP ERP application with automated integration and analytics.
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Alternatives Considered
IBM
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 IBM Its 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.
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SAP
Business process management platform, Bizagi, is powerful but often too complex for smaller organizations. This is why our team opted for SAP Signavio, which offers simplicity and ease of use making it a more practical choice. SAP Signavio offers the right balance of features and scalability for our organization's needs.In addition, its user-friendly interface makes it easy for our team to work efficiently. Our team found that the user interface of SAP Signavio was more intuitive, leading to widespread adoption across different departments. It was a crucial factor that contributed to the success of the implementation.
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Scalability
IBM
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
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SAP
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Return on Investment
IBM
  • 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.
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SAP
  • With the help of Signavio, we are now much more operationally efficient, which saves money and makes better use of our resources.
  • The software's emphasis on collaboration has encouraged innovation within our teams, resulting in original solutions and better project outputs.
  • Compliance is crucial for our sector. We have lowered the danger of regulatory problems by maintaining stringent compliance standards with the aid of Signavio.
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Screenshot of SAP Signavio Process Insights - Lead to Cash Process Flow PerformanceScreenshot of SAP Signavio Process Intelligence - InvestigationScreenshot of SAP Signavio Process Intelligence - DashboardsScreenshot of SAP Signavio Process Intelligence - DashboardsScreenshot of SAP Signavio Process Manager - Navigation MapsScreenshot of SAP Signavio Journey Modeler - Journey Complexity Score