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Score 7.4 out of 100
30 Ratings
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Score 7.2 out of 100

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

Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect

Enterprise Architect can be used to capture business requirements, design and management of all successive models, algorithms, process flows/workflows, design of business data objects and other artifacts. The strong point is the ability to link the items in all models with each other, the more time the analysts and designers "invest" into making nice and clearly defined models, the higher the future pay-off by any successive changes to the systems.Enterprise Architect is not a good tool for capturing rather unstructured business requirements, use e.g. Confluence or other solutions instead. EA should comprise the extracted models with very little unstructured information. Management of the changes process should not be done in Enterprise Architect, rather use JIRA/Confluence or similar.
Viktor Mulac | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Reporting & Analytics

Oracle BPM Suite
7.4
Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect
Dashboards
Oracle BPM Suite
7.5
Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect
Standard reports
Oracle BPM Suite
7.5
Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect
Custom reports
Oracle BPM Suite
7.4
Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect

Process Engine

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

Collaboration

Oracle BPM Suite
7.0
Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect
Social collaboration tools
Oracle BPM Suite
7.0
Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect

Content Management Capabilties

Oracle BPM Suite
7.0
Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect
Content management
Oracle BPM Suite
7.0
Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect

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

Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect

  • Open Architecture - A wide and extensive set of options, plug-ins and customization options make Sparx EA more of a tool kit than just a tool. Most tools allow customization but Sparx EA is built from the ground up with this in mind.
  • Wide variety of formats, lexicons, standards and data import export capabilities allow different roles to interact with the information in different ways.
  • Automated report generation allows architects and designers to spend less taking on word processing and more time on performing architecture and design.
Allan Kowalski | 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

Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect

  • Needs someone that is very conversant with business modelling terminology
Alastair Rennie | 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

Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Oracle BPM Suite

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

Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Oracle BPM Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect

Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect 7.5
Based on 2 answers
The support team of Sparx EA, based in Australia, is always willing to help and give direction.
Jean Bernard Mathias, CDMP, CBIP,TOGAF,SOA Arcitura,ITIL,CBAP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Oracle BPM Suite

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

Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect

BiZZdesign represents a different new concept to enterprise architecture, its gravity center is not technical modelling, but rather a view on capturing the whole end-user experience or customer journey. It also allows to grasp areas as internal company capabilities, required for adoption/changes and operation of the solution, uses the same Archimate modelling language. This solution is in my opinion a new generation enabling to not only design the solutions, but also manage the whole application portfolio with respect to capabilities and requirement parameters.
Viktor Mulac | 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

Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect

  • This program speed up the development process. It generates the actual code with my model classes after modeling
Miguelangel Nuñez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Oracle BPM Suite

General

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

Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle BPM Suite
5.4
Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle BPM Suite
6.0
Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect

Usability

Oracle BPM Suite
6.0
Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect

Support Rating

Oracle BPM Suite
Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect
7.5

Implementation Rating

Oracle BPM Suite
6.0
Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect

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