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Likelihood to Recommend

IBM BPM

Have your process first on paperIts important to first document the process before venturing into BPMS. It will save a lot of pain and heartaches. A BPM tool is nomagic bullet, it merely automates your process. Its upto you to put visibility and tracking on top of it. Provide monitoring so thatyou get a chance to improve your process continously.BPM is not an applicationIf you are trying to build an application with BPM, chances are that your are alraedy failing. BPM must be a strategic initiative for anorganization. Yes, you build Dashboards, Reports and other software in BPMS, however you do it at a process level not at an applicationlevel.http://bpmstech.blogspot.com/2011/05/bpm-initiative.htmlKnow the difference between process data and business datahttp://bpmstech.blogspot.com/2011/05/lombardi-best-practices.htmlhttp://bpmstech.blogspot.com/2012/02/bpm-system-architecture.html
Prasanna Selvaraj | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workfront

A specific example is Heart Month at BJC HealthCare. There were marketing materials, media stories, patient testimonials and events. Using Workfront allowed everyone to keep the list of projects straight. Team members could log their specific projects and provide updates, and tag specific colleagues who might want to utilize their materials or at least be "in the know" about the project.Less appropriate - a specific media story. This is a bulk of my work. Oftentimes media stories pop up quickly and are resolved quickly - and stopping to track in Workfront is a cumbersome task, especially when other colleagues will not be involved. However, it has proved to be useful in tracking for the media relations team specifically.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Reporting & Analytics

IBM BPM
8.6
Workfront
Dashboards
IBM BPM
8.9
Workfront
Standard reports
IBM BPM
7.9
Workfront
Custom reports
IBM BPM
8.9
Workfront

Process Engine

IBM BPM
7.5
Workfront
Process designer
IBM BPM
8.0
Workfront
Process simulation
IBM BPM
8.0
Workfront
Business rules engine
IBM BPM
7.0
Workfront
SOA support
IBM BPM
5.0
Workfront
Process player
IBM BPM
7.0
Workfront
Support for modeling languages
IBM BPM
8.0
Workfront
Form builder
IBM BPM
8.0
Workfront
Model execution
IBM BPM
9.0
Workfront

Collaboration

IBM BPM
5.0
Workfront
Social collaboration tools
IBM BPM
5.0
Workfront

Content Management Capabilties

IBM BPM
8.0
Workfront
Content management
IBM BPM
8.0
Workfront

Project Management

IBM BPM
Workfront
7.9
Task Management
IBM BPM
Workfront
8.9
Resource Management
IBM BPM
Workfront
8.2
Gantt Charts
IBM BPM
Workfront
7.1
Scheduling
IBM BPM
Workfront
7.6
Workflow Automation
IBM BPM
Workfront
7.6
Team Collaboration
IBM BPM
Workfront
8.6
Support for Agile Methodology
IBM BPM
Workfront
7.3
Support for Waterfall Methodology
IBM BPM
Workfront
8.0
Document Management
IBM BPM
Workfront
8.4
Email integration
IBM BPM
Workfront
8.1
Mobile Access
IBM BPM
Workfront
7.1
Timesheet Tracking
IBM BPM
Workfront
8.2
Change request and Case Management
IBM BPM
Workfront
7.8
Budget and Expense Management
IBM BPM
Workfront
7.4

Professional Services Automation

IBM BPM
Workfront
8.1
Quotes/estimates
IBM BPM
Workfront
8.1
Invoicing
IBM BPM
Workfront
8.3
Project & financial reporting
IBM BPM
Workfront
7.8
Integration with accounting software
IBM BPM
Workfront
8.1

Pros

IBM BPM

  • 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workfront

  • Its main feature is to help in assigning projects to team members and setting a design in quite a few clicks.
  • The calendar feature is the most promising function of Workfront as the tasks are mentioned on the dates which helps in remembering the task due date.
  • It helps in rememb[ering] tasks and notify[ing] the progress of completion of work along with notifying if the task [is] overdue.
  • Reasonable price.
Stefan Hart | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

IBM BPM

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workfront

  • If agencies do not follow its' intended use, the platform can be overkill in features and complicated to use
  • There are too many options for notifications to users and many of them do not fall into the "just right" category
  • If Project Managers are not using the system as intended, run/timing reports are not accurate and makes it challenging to go back and make updates for the team and run reports for leadership.
Casey Gold | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

IBM BPM

IBM BPM 8.0
Based on 4 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workfront

Workfront 9.0
Based on 60 answers
All that I've said already is why. I suppose the clearest way to say it is that at this point? I cannot imagine running the 300+ active projects in eMarketing without AtTask; it simply wouldn't be possible and even more; I wouldn't imagine why we'd try to find an alternative tool when we have one meeting our needs.
Adam Messano | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

IBM BPM

IBM BPM 8.0
Based on 2 answers
• 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workfront

Workfront 8.0
Based on 17 answers
I gave a rating of 10 on overall usability because Workfront is cloud based and very easy to use. Workfront also provides collaboration on projects which is critical to a projects success. The tool gives everyone high level visibility in their projects down to the smallest detail. Wonderful project management system, allows you to cut down on emails, meetings and no more spreadsheets for tracking your projects.
Maryland Tracy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

IBM BPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workfront

Workfront 9.1
Based on 17 answers
Maintenance is required, but usually after work hours, Some days the proofing tool function is not operational, but this is a new function of the tool that WF is working out. the kinks on. Chrome is the best browser to use the system in and we find Firefox and Explorer lose some view functionality - Gantt Chart, Resource Grid
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

IBM BPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workfront

Workfront 9.1
Based on 7 answers
Workfront's performance has been very good. Everything always feels very fast and snappy in my experience. We have integrated it with custom scripts to create folder structure for media managing our projects. It works very well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

IBM BPM

IBM BPM 8.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workfront

Workfront 7.8
Based on 22 answers
It would be nice if the support forms were more dynamic so you could add more information to the support ticket when you enter it to reduce back and forth with the support team member. Also communication on escalated tickets isn't always great. It's gotten better over the years but still needs improvement. Other than that, initial response on support tickets is really quick and the people I've dealt with have always been very professional.
Mike Tompkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

IBM BPM

IBM BPM 9.0
Based on 1 answer
• 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workfront

Workfront 5.0
Based on 1 answer
It was from my boss, not a rep from AtTask.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

IBM BPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workfront

Workfront 8.9
Based on 4 answers
The training is very easy to use and you can simply choose the topics included in the course(s) that are most important to your training needs. After each training course, you are tested on what you have learned. If you need a refresher course, they provide Course Catalogs as well as instructor-led courses & workshops.
Maryland Tracy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

IBM BPM

IBM BPM 9.0
Based on 1 answer
• 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)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workfront

Workfront 8.3
Based on 20 answers
Most people learn as you go, a lot of this stuff requires trial and error throughout so my suggestion is to provide as much information in the upfront and keep it as simple as possible. You can add other tools and features as you go but everyone should have the basics down so no bad habits can start to develop. Be persistent with everyone, and don't be afraid to correct and talk through steps again so everyone is on the same page
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

IBM BPM

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 IBMIts 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.
Prasanna Selvaraj | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workfront

Jira is mostly used as a bug locking tool or to track any new development for any specific region/EPIC. But Workfront has a lot of other features which are beneficial in project management. I still consider Jira and Workfront my top two options for project management and believe both have some of the other useful features which are required to manage any team.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

IBM BPM

IBM BPM 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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
Scott Francis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workfront

Workfront 8.2
Based on 3 answers
Our organization has thousands of users that use Workfront and it seems to hold up very well. I have not encountered any issues using it and I think it makes it very easy for multiple people to be involved in a project and keep things organized and clear for everyone involved.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

IBM BPM

  • 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.
Keshava Murthy B S | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workfront

  • I'll admit... they sort of had to drag me kicking and screaming into using Workfront. I feared that it was going to be one of those things where it took more time to document/track what you're doing than it took to actually do it. Fortunately that turned out not to be the case. We've found a good balance between tracking things and not having to "feed the beast" all the time.
  • Workfront has absolutely changed the way my team works from a process standpoint. Previously, there was no way for us to quantify creative work, evaluate workloads of the creative staff or effectively capture the back and forth that accompanies a creative project. Workfront has solved all of these for us and more.
Pricillar Nyokabi | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

IBM BPM

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Workfront

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM BPM
8.0
Workfront
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

IBM BPM
8.0
Workfront
9.0

Usability

IBM BPM
8.0
Workfront
8.0

Reliability and Availability

IBM BPM
Workfront
9.1

Performance

IBM BPM
Workfront
9.1

Support Rating

IBM BPM
8.0
Workfront
7.8

In-Person Training

IBM BPM
9.0
Workfront
5.0

Online Training

IBM BPM
Workfront
8.9

Implementation Rating

IBM BPM
9.0
Workfront
8.3

Scalability

IBM BPM
10.0
Workfront
8.2

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