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Bonita Platform

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What is Bonita Platform?

Bonita is an open-source business process and workflow management platform created by the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science. It is available as a free community edition or as a commercial subscription product.

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Recent Reviews

BonitaSoft BPM review.

10 out of 10
January 08, 2024
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We use BonitaSoft as our workflow and low code/no code platform. We've implemented it for business processes like logistics, supply chain, …
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Bonita for BPM !

10 out of 10
December 23, 2022
Incentivized
Bonita platform is used for an HR portal, including data and process from HR and others entity, using connector extensions to get and put …
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BonitaSoft review

5 out of 10
May 17, 2022
Incentivized
Building a solution to modelize client processes and use Bonita API to link our Bonita model with our custom micro-services.
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9 out of 10
May 17, 2022
Incentivized
Bonita Platform is a process manager and process orchestrator that is used to control the business process and create an organized …
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Bonita at a glance

7 out of 10
December 29, 2021
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For workflow automation to save time and cost, which will be an ongoing process and change based on business requirements. We are …
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Popular Features

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  • Process designer (52)
    8.6
    86%
  • Business rules engine (42)
    8.0
    80%
  • Form builder (48)
    7.8
    78%
  • Model execution (48)
    7.5
    75%

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Pricing

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What is Bonita Platform?

Bonita is an open-source business process and workflow management platform created by the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science. It is available as a free community edition or as a commercial subscription product.

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  • No setup fee
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://www.bonitasoft.com/pricing

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  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

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Features

Reporting & Analytics

Users can report on and analyze usage, performance, ROI, and/or other metrics of success.

7.1
Avg 8.1

Process Engine

Designing and building process models

7.7
Avg 8.3

Collaboration

Collaboration tools allowing BPM experts to collaborate on model design

6.7
Avg 8.3

Content Management Capabilties

Lightweight tool for managing content

6.9
Avg 8.1
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Product Details

What is Bonita Platform?

Bonitasoft supports digital operations and modernization of information systems with Bonita, an open-source and extensible platform for automation and optimization of business processes.

Presented as easy to handle and integrate into heterogeneous information systems, Bonita accelerates the development and deployment of process automation projects, service orchestration and application development. This is made possible by its low code capabilities, reusable components, and unified deployment on-premise and on the cloud.

CIOs can confront both short-term challenges (often from requests from business teams who wish to support their business development), and the long-term challenge of modernizing IT to deliver on business needs and customer expectations.

Open-source, extensible and integrated, Bonita is based on an architecture that clearly separates the process, data and user interface layers. All project team members can collaborate to develop, deploy and maintain sustainable processes in line with the expectations of business users. Project governance, specific to each company, is respected by a clear separation between visual programming and coding capabilities. Each project team member can leverage their specific know-how and skills to add value. The technologies used do not require learning new languages ​​or methods, but instead rely on commonly used components such as Java, enterprise services such as SSO and LDAP, continuous delivery, and the ability to develop in SDKs. These capabilities avoid the need for additional resources.

The use of BPMN, reusable components, numerous extension points, and deployment on-premise or in the cloud all help guarantee rapid and agile developments.

Complex business processes become visible with centralized monitoring. Traceability, execution control and reduced risk of errors allow teams to focus on optimizing and improving operational efficiency on an ongoing basis.


Bonita Process Insights lets users:

  • Monitor key metrics and indicators like cycle time, deviations, failures, and objectives such as SLAs
  • Compare different versions of a process to measure the impact of changes and improvements and what factors affect process execution
  • Spot bottlenecks, inefficiencies, and risks within your processes and workflows
  • Customize business goals to track meaningful objectives

Bonita Platform Features

Process Engine Features

  • Supported: Process designer
  • Supported: Business rules engine
  • Supported: SOA support
  • Supported: Support for modeling languages
  • Supported: Form builder
  • Supported: Model execution

Collaboration Features

  • Supported: Social collaboration tools

Reporting & Analytics Features

  • Supported: Dashboards
  • Supported: Standard reports
  • Supported: Custom reports

Content Management Capabilties Features

  • Supported: Content management

Bonita Platform Screenshots

Screenshot of process designed in Bonita BPM StudioScreenshot of Bonita BPM project overviewScreenshot of Fully customized end user interfaceScreenshot of Bonita BPM Admin AppScreenshot of Bonita Process Insights

Bonita Platform Videos

The Bonita platform for digital process automation
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Bonita Platform Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationMobile Web
Supported CountriesWorldwide
Supported LanguagesEnglish, French, Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

Bonita is an open-source business process and workflow management platform created by the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science. It is available as a free community edition or as a commercial subscription product.

Reviewers rate Process designer highest, with a score of 8.6.

The most common users of Bonita Platform are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
In our use case, Bonita was well-suited enough. But there as been some difficulties to implement a cron-based process to clean up or retry the cases in error state or not updated for a long time for example. I can't say how the product will be suited for a more complex use case, but I'm sure that the support of Bonitasoft will help a lot, as has been the case for us.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It is a complete and flexible tool, but not so easy to implement. You need a real technical team to implement a project, it cannot be done easily from a BPM diagramm.
It can be used for BPM or Case management, and can mix both in one process.
January 08, 2024

BonitaSoft BPM review.

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Well suited for low code/no code applications centered around approval flows. It has built-in task management for users to see their pending actions, comments, statuses, etc. It has a very nice design for process flows. Less appropriate may be for generic type applications with complex screens and logic within those screens that need a lot of data to process.
December 23, 2022

Bonita for BPM !

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Very good : to design and execute business processes with just a few data. You can use BDM and it’s easy.
It’s really easy to get data from external applications using custom connectors.

less appropriate : if you use complex BDM tree objects, using them in form can significantly decrease performance. Be careful to follow guidelines that are given in Bonita Documentation.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It is very suited if you want to have many users doing tasks in many different processes, while having different roles and that you want to see the state of all those cases live.
If you just have a few users, no real tasks partition and no need to know the state of all cases at all time, Bonita can be a little overkill
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Bonita Platform's strong point is a good balance between customizability and rapid delivery. It is a good fit for implementing quickly/at low cost many user focused processes leveraging UI designer, BDM business data model and provided portal. If your process has no user interaction at all or you will be implementing a fully blown custom user interface then you may consider other options.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
If the scenario is straightforward and does not involve any complex integration with third-party applications then I would definitely recommend the Bonita Platform to use as the business process management tool. Bonita Platform is not well suited to use if the application needs the data from a third-party application like Abbyy which makes the developer invest more time.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
It is a great tool to automate from the simplest to the most difficult processes inside an organization Anonymous user support is quite limited and complicates the interaction with users refusing to register with the company
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
Well-suited scenarios: quick development of process-based solutions, orchestration of Robots (RPA), complex projects (after the design of the architecture), and applications where integration with different external systems is needed. Not suited: I really believe that any kind of application could be designed and implemented on a process-based solution.
Edison Jovanny | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
The platform is recommended for any company and even more for those who want to carry out or advance in digital transformation, due to its easy integration with the applications of the same company and third parties, allowing the organization of the key business processes of a company.
December 29, 2021

Bonita at a glance

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized

It seems to be working well in our testing for small and straightforward workflow processing, but we haven't really built any complicated ones for a production, such as to engage mutiple stakeholders, talking to different backend or a long runner etc. so can't really say much from that perspective.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
The Bonita platform is available in a Community edition with no licensing costs, a subscription model, and a PaaS alternative in the Bonita Cloud. This lets a potential customer experiment by himself before deciding on the platform. The Community edition is not a toy and is fully functional for a vast majority of requirements. Bonitasoft has very good publicly available documentation that helps you get started, an area for contributions where you can find different connectors, widgets, and examples, and a good forum for questions and answers.

Any company wanting to automate business projects will have a very positive experience with the Bonita platform.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Bonita is a low code platform. It is very easy to build custom applications on Bonita. Anyone with limited knowledge can start working with Bonita BPM. This platform has extensive usage and can be molded and used with other applications. Bonita comes with a host of REST API that can be used and it makes Data CRUD operations very easy.
Antoine Chami | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
A good scenario for Bonita is for example office changes process where we need to connect with AD and be sure to update specific IT tools used by a large portion of company workers.

A less appropriate scenario would be to implement lots of specific rules with various webpages that would deliver a huge number of ending scenarios.
William Wolf | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Bonita Platform functionality is very broad and cost effective, but it still takes considerable expertise. Bonita Platform is either the free community edition or the subscription for enterprises, and partner implementations don't seem very well advertised or available. So a smaller organization that wants to automate processes needs to think about finding a consultant to support the effort. Medium and large organizations probably have the expertise in-house to really make Bonita work for their processes.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Bonita Platform is better suited for organizations with well-defined structure. Bonita is also very efficient in both simple and complex processes, allowing for easy integration with legacy systems. Bonita Platform faces difficulties with information technology sectors focusing on classic methodologies for developing software solutions.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Well Suited: In the case of workflow requirements it will be the best fit, like claim process, leave management, Ticketing solution, etc.

Less appropriate: If you have a design complex process that involves dynamic UI and RPA involvement along with extensive OOTB data management, then I think Bonita Platform will not be the best fit.
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