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Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle BPEL

We found it to be most useful when developing workflows based on several disparate applications. Our end user reporting was, frankly, disorganized and there was no apparent logic system to how the process ought to function. As we had made the move to adopt Oracle and its suite of programs as our standard, it made cross functionality/integration very easy for our IT development team as well.
Joseph R. Sweeney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle BPM Suite

Oracle BPM is well suited to organizations and environments that have a good understanding of their business processes and organizational structures. Trying to introduce a tool such as Oracle BPM into the organization without a good grasp on how the business operates is a recipe for disaster as the implementation will uncover all of the dirty secrets of an organizations business processes and bring them to light. BPM is not to be utilized for smaller service orchestrations or technical service implementations, these should be handled by the Oracle SOA Suite using the BPEL process manager, leaving BPM to handle the organizational business processes, referring to and including lower level services and BPEL processes as needed.
Shawn Ruff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Reporting & Analytics

Oracle BPEL
Oracle BPM Suite
7.4
Dashboards
Oracle BPEL
Oracle BPM Suite
7.5
Standard reports
Oracle BPEL
Oracle BPM Suite
7.5
Custom reports
Oracle BPEL
Oracle BPM Suite
7.4

Process Engine

Oracle BPEL
Oracle BPM Suite
6.8
Process designer
Oracle BPEL
Oracle BPM Suite
5.4
Process simulation
Oracle BPEL
Oracle BPM Suite
7.4
Business rules engine
Oracle BPEL
Oracle BPM Suite
6.9
SOA support
Oracle BPEL
Oracle BPM Suite
6.6
Process player
Oracle BPEL
Oracle BPM Suite
6.7
Support for modeling languages
Oracle BPEL
Oracle BPM Suite
8.0
Form builder
Oracle BPEL
Oracle BPM Suite
5.8
Model execution
Oracle BPEL
Oracle BPM Suite
7.9

Collaboration

Oracle BPEL
Oracle BPM Suite
7.0
Social collaboration tools
Oracle BPEL
Oracle BPM Suite
7.0

Content Management Capabilties

Oracle BPEL
Oracle BPM Suite
7.0
Content management
Oracle BPEL
Oracle BPM Suite
7.0

Pros

Oracle BPEL

  • Very user friendly and easy to use. The drop and drop feature makes it a breeze to create different system operations.
  • Integration with other Oracle applications is a cinch and the visibility into IT is also very accessible.
  • Much faster development time, especially when writing a process from scratch.
Joseph R. Sweeney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle BPM Suite

  • Modeling business processes - it is providing an interface where users can drag and drop many kinds of shapes to build a business process.
  • HumanTask - I consider this as being the key strength of Oracle BPM. It allows you to create approval flows in different ways and it manages the long-running processes (while waiting for people to interact with the flow).
  • The user-interface for user tasks - it is one place where you can see all tasks and their progress. Admins can see and interact with other people's tasks.
Cristian Bodnarasec | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Oracle BPEL

  • We used cross reference tables frequently at my company which is currently not supported through Oracle BPEL. Adding this functionality would be very beneficial.
Joseph R. Sweeney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle BPM Suite

  • Again, it takes a decent amount of IT knowledge to realize the full potential of the Oracle BPM Suite
  • It can tend to feel sluggish unless you slightly exceed the minimum system requirements
  • There are so many features that it can be difficult to know which ones to use and which ones not to use in a given situation
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle BPEL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle BPM Suite

Oracle BPM Suite 6.0
Based on 2 answers
In many scenarios it should have provided more features. It took a lot of effort while debugging, making it difficult to maintain.
Shouvik Das | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Oracle BPEL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle BPM Suite

Oracle BPM Suite 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Not easy to debug errors.
Shouvik Das | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Oracle BPEL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle BPM Suite

Oracle BPM Suite 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Overall satisfactory
Shouvik Das | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Oracle BPEL

No answers on this topic

Oracle BPM Suite

IBM's Rational RequistePro was considered as an alternative but due to the client's good experience with existing Oracle services, BPM Suite was finally decided upon.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Oracle BPEL

  • Reporting time decreased in many cases by up to several hours as much of what we had been doing was manual or time consuming.
  • Reports themselves were faster based on the application processes we developed as well as the end user retrieval of said reports.
Joseph R. Sweeney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle BPM Suite

  • Documenting a flow to a client allows communicating the intention of a development and thereby minimizing changes that could delay the calendar.
  • Simulating macro processes allows you to visualize at an early stage the figures of a project in order to better manage resources.
Miguel Angel Merino Vega | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Oracle BPEL

General

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

Oracle BPM Suite

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle BPEL
8.0
Oracle BPM Suite
5.3

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle BPEL
Oracle BPM Suite
6.0

Usability

Oracle BPEL
Oracle BPM Suite
6.0

Implementation Rating

Oracle BPEL
Oracle BPM Suite
6.0

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