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Likelihood to Recommend

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

OutSystems

OutSystems excels with building web interfaces fast and lends itself to custom integrations written in .Net. Most anything can be brought in given this ability to be extended. One of the drawbacks to the speed of development is that most quality control teams become quickly overwhelmed and may be unable to keep up.
Christopher Fowers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Reporting & Analytics

Oracle BPM Suite
7.4
OutSystems
Dashboards
Oracle BPM Suite
7.5
OutSystems
Standard reports
Oracle BPM Suite
7.5
OutSystems
Custom reports
Oracle BPM Suite
7.3
OutSystems

Process Engine

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

Collaboration

Oracle BPM Suite
7.0
OutSystems
Social collaboration tools
Oracle BPM Suite
7.0
OutSystems

Content Management Capabilties

Oracle BPM Suite
7.0
OutSystems
Content management
Oracle BPM Suite
7.0
OutSystems

Low-Code Development

Oracle BPM Suite
OutSystems
7.8
Visual Modeling
Oracle BPM Suite
OutSystems
7.9
Drag-and-drop Interfaces
Oracle BPM Suite
OutSystems
8.0
Platform Security
Oracle BPM Suite
OutSystems
7.8
Platform User Management
Oracle BPM Suite
OutSystems
7.4
Reusability
Oracle BPM Suite
OutSystems
7.8
Platform Scalability
Oracle BPM Suite
OutSystems
8.0

Pros

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

OutSystems

  • Deployment management – OutSystems has a built in robust, multi-environment deployment system that helps ensures the clean and error free deployment of applications through the development, testing and production product lifecycle
  • Rapid application development – Through the low code, graphical development environment you can develop applications far quicker than with more traditional development environments
  • Cross platform mobile development – OutSystems handle the development and building of mobile application for both iOS and Android in a simple streamlined way that removes 90% of the problems normally associated with multi platform development
John Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

OutSystems

  • The platform controls all the parts. While great for development and overall maintenance, it could lead to discussions with your DBA (who has to trust the platform). As a developer I love the platform, as a DBA I would like more control.
  • By making software development model driven using flows, you are forced to rethink the way of programming. It makes it easier, but sometimes the way of working leads to code which could be optimized (standard problem in model based software development).
  • Most of the code is generated, so the technical knowledge of the inner working of coding are not Essentials. This could lead to degration of this knowlegde. As part of this, most technologies will only be used when OutSystems supports it. They do a good job on implementing these things. But things like Node.js would be nice.
Patrick Baanvinger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

OutSystems

OutSystems 8.4
Based on 4 answers
We are very happy with OutSystems and our developers deliver good work. OutSystems lets us build new software on a regulare (2 weekly) basis, which is highly flexible and adjustable. Even without very much experience, our developers manage to build usefull software, which is working a lot better than our previous (legacy) software.
Erik Hagen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Oracle BPM Suite

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

OutSystems

OutSystems 8.4
Based on 3 answers
I am really happy using OutSystems in my work. It gives me the opportunity to create good working software without having had very much IT-experience before. It also made me more interested in the background of IT and learning different languages.
Erik Hagen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Oracle BPM Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OutSystems

OutSystems 7.5
Based on 45 answers
In becoming bigger, the support encountered several growing pains, but we've seen amelioration (also by involving a customer engagement manager, more direct lines with OutSystems, and better contact with partner Noesis). Sometimes growing goes fast and the organization needs to adapt to the new world. New markets are conquered, but others still need to grow.
Stefan Parijs | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Oracle BPM Suite

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

OutSystems

OutSystems 7.5
Based on 2 answers
Manage expectations properly.
Erik Hagen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

OutSystems

I tried to use WordPress with some success. Also looked at Joomla. But when I saw OutSystems I knew I had been wasting my time there. It takes you longer to get going with OutSystems - but even I as a novice realized immediately that Outsystems is simply in another league. Outsystems is powerful. (Can you compare WordPress and Joomla to Outsystems - I don't think so).
Willem Norval | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

OutSystems

  • The ease of use of the OutSystems development process has been the biggest ROI for us. We have developed our Framework product and maintained/enhanced it with only 4 workers.
  • OutSystems has enhanced their product very significantly over the last 4 years. They have gone from a simple to use tool to a very simple to use sophisticated tool that covers the standard mainframe-based computing apps and the apps used on handheld mobile devices all using the same basic set of development tools.
Lee Penning | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Oracle BPM Suite

General

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

OutSystems

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle BPM Suite
5.3
OutSystems
7.6

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle BPM Suite
6.0
OutSystems
8.4

Usability

Oracle BPM Suite
6.0
OutSystems
8.4

Support Rating

Oracle BPM Suite
OutSystems
7.5

Implementation Rating

Oracle BPM Suite
6.0
OutSystems
7.5

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