Kissflow vs. webMethods Business Process Management Suite (BPMS)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Kissflow
Score 6.7 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
KiSSFLOW is a cloud-based business process management and workflow management software designed to enable users to create an unlimited number of automated business applications with a through a simple user interface.
$15
per month per user
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
KissflowwebMethods Business Process Management Suite (BPMS)
Editions & Modules
Small Business
$15
per month per user
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
KissflowwebMethods Business Process Management Suite (BPMS)
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsMinimum of 10 users
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Community Pulse
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Features
KissflowwebMethods Business Process Management Suite (BPMS)
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Kissflow
7.6
18 Ratings
7% below category average
webMethods Business Process Management Suite (BPMS)
6.7
1 Ratings
19% below category average
Dashboards6.418 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Standard reports8.316 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Custom reports8.116 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Process Engine
Comparison of Process Engine features of Product A and Product B
Kissflow
8.4
18 Ratings
0% below category average
webMethods Business Process Management Suite (BPMS)
8.0
1 Ratings
5% below category average
Process designer8.016 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Process simulation10.05 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Business rules engine8.212 Ratings8.01 Ratings
SOA support8.211 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Process player8.110 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Support for modeling languages9.12 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Form builder8.014 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Model execution7.813 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Collaboration
Comparison of Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Kissflow
7.1
7 Ratings
14% below category average
webMethods Business Process Management Suite (BPMS)
5.0
1 Ratings
48% below category average
Social collaboration tools7.17 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Content Management Capabilties
Comparison of Content Management Capabilties features of Product A and Product B
Kissflow
8.5
15 Ratings
5% above category average
webMethods Business Process Management Suite (BPMS)
5.0
1 Ratings
48% below category average
Content management8.515 Ratings5.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
KissflowwebMethods Business Process Management Suite (BPMS)
Likelihood to Recommend
7.3
(19 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.7
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
KissflowwebMethods Business Process Management Suite (BPMS)
Likelihood to Recommend
Kissflow, Inc (OrangeScape)
Workflow. I would absolutely, 100% recommend it for a school, in Admissions, and I would recommend it to any small company who has an issue with workflow. The best thing about the program is that it knows what it is, and knows what it wants to be. You aren't going to sit down to work with KiSSFLOW and end up being sold an HR program. To make it work just right, find the person who truly understands how your business works. Have them build a workflow which takes care of the tedious tasks, and then let them train others on the process. You will find that your productivity increases, and that your paper costs decrease.
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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
Kissflow, Inc (OrangeScape)
  • Ease of Use: It's easier to use and see workflow tasks that are assigned to you, workflows that you've participated in, or workflows that are pending other peoples approvals. From a development side, it's easy to pick up and begin creating processes if you know Excel formulation, which is easily researched as well.
  • Ease of Access: Since KiSSFLOW is hosted in the cloud, you can access the site from any internet connected device. All you have to do is sign in with your account, as opposed to needing to be on the network to access like our previous system.
  • The App: This is a feature we really hope to get a lot of use out of. With the way our business is structured, there are a lot of Regional positions that are always on the go. Because our current system requires a user to be on the network to access, this makes it hard for these roles to respond to tasks, causing bottlenecks. With an app available, along with push notifications, we can keep these tasks responses on pace with the associates required in that task.
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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
Kissflow, Inc (OrangeScape)
  • The reporting could use some improvement. The actual reports are OK, it is access to the reports that is the problem. This is related to the permission schema. It really just has user, admin, and nothing in-between. There really needs to be something like report admin or something. Excel exports for data are needed as well.
  • The user workflow selection UI is not the best. There is a big red + sign in the lower right of the browser window that is not labeled. That is not clear. Also the selection list is just a pop-up window, it really should be a full page.
  • The mobile app does not have all the features that the browser version has, especially admin tools.
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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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Support Rating
Kissflow, Inc (OrangeScape)
I haven't encountered a need for support with KiSSFLOW. It's not a perfect platform, but it's functional, dependable, and reasonably intuitive. I can't fault a support team just because their product works!
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Software AG
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Alternatives Considered
Kissflow, Inc (OrangeScape)
KiSSFLOW is much easier to set up, less coding and easier to explain to those that are being trained. The company already had SharePoint, but it is a very difficult system to set up. A class had to be taken, along with getting books in order to understand the process of the workflow. With KiSSFLOW, it is simple to understand, the helpdesk is quick with their response, help topics are laid out simply and you can even talk with someone on that side to ask your questions. Overall, KiSSFLOW is a much easier workflow and system to use.
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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
Kissflow, Inc (OrangeScape)
  • Kissflow has helped us keep careful records of costs and pricing for various products, which indirectly impacts our margin.
  • Our owner had trouble with the phone app, so ultimately we stopped using Kissflow for purchase requests. There is some lost potential there.
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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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