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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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review

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
Incentivized
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)
    7.4
    74%

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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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  • Free/Freemium Version
  • 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
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

6.6
Avg 8.3

Content Management Capabilties

Lightweight tool for managing content

6.9
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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

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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 and Support for modeling languages highest, with a score of 8.6.

The most common users of Bonita Platform are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Automation of the steps in the workflow
  • Configuration allows the workflow to be independent of the environment in which it is deployed
  • The detailed case for the users to follow and manage the status and the synthesis of the case
  • Easier and more opened integration in K8s environment
  • Missing debugging mode during development phase
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Create dataflow
  • Store document in GED, with proper key information
  • Allow efficient validation process and address the right personn
  • Out of the box user management
  • Out of the box 'User Rights Delegation'
  • Document management features
January 08, 2024

BonitaSoft BPM review.

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • BPMN compatible.
  • Process flow design.
  • Self documentation.
  • API authentication for more complex Enterprise grade.
  • Overall stability on the development side.
  • Supporting more scripting languages.
December 23, 2022

Bonita for BPM !

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Extension connector : easy to create custom ones
  • Security by profile : every action and custom REST API in our custom applications is controled by native security mechanism
  • Custom REST API : each lane in every process include its own custom REST API method to control data access all the time
  • Update BDM data just asynchronously by a process is a big problem. We always need to find bypasses to prevent errors due to this mechanism. Synchronous updates would be appreciate.
  • Use of BDM updates is limited in processes. We must locate BDM updates in the right script.
  • BDM update are just possible by a process which means to create processes tu update data in production mode. It’s not as easy as a SQL script to update data in a database.
  • Update resource in a process like connector, form or scripts. We had to change a template in a docx connector and we had to create a new process version
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Great customization possibilities
  • Gives many ways to handle a problem
  • Great community
  • Some areas of the interface are older than others
  • The SQL connectors are a bit awkward to use (you have to click a significant amount of time before getting to the SQL commands)
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Rapid GUI development with UI Designer
  • Ease of integrating custom logic and interoperability with external system with Java.
  • Describing main process logic in BPMN facilitates transparence between tech and business project members.
  • Customers small IT team was able to take over and implement further changes to the system.
  • Support for more recent GUI frameworks and libraries in UI designer.
  • Easier deployment model, more in line with the current cloud native trends.
  • Better support for automated tests.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Customization of the charts on the pages.
  • Smooth and efficient deployment using Bonita Platform ci/cd.
  • Connectors integration with wide varieties of third party applications.
  • SOAP connector and outlook email Integration.
  • Roles in the profiles.
  • Landing page customization is not possible.
May 17, 2022

BonitaSoft review

Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Clear and easy modelization
  • sometimes difficult to use Bonita API and to get bonita datas in our process (many deprecated methods with no replacement)
May 17, 2022

review

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • easly process definition
  • easly modification of process flow
  • compatibility whit anothers external tecnologies
  • grafic interface optimization
  • BonitaStudio optimization on open workspaces
Edison Jovanny | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Compatibility and integration with other tools and platforms
  • Rapid evolution and problem solving in its versions, it has evolved a lot since Bonita 5
  • It supports open source and the development tools it provides are good like UI designer.
  • There is a lack of a robust native BAM monitoring module for performance variables of the developed applications
  • more robust cron or timer event task management without leaving tasks open in the tool
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
  • Integration
  • Low code customisation.
  • Rapid UI browser based design.
  • MVC separation of data, process and front-end.
  • DevOps support with Bonita Continuous Delivery module.
  • Multi-platform as a Java solution (customers on Linux and Windows).
  • Modern technology stack support including Docker images.
  • Bonita BPM Studio should have a web based alternative.
  • Complete support for all BPMN v2 artifacts, although the missing element(s) is/are trivial and not frequently needed.
  • DMN modelling support not just DMN rule support.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Automated all sales activity.
  • Budget tracking for sales process.
  • Automated any process that require approval.
  • All visa processes updated.
  • Require more help with reporting. Didn't find much information on reporting.
  • Need more help on using AngularJS and jQuery. Need more responsive applications.
  • Could improve document repository options.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Customizable UI.
  • Powerful lightweight process engine.
  • Extensible REST API.
  • Setup of integration with Okta is complicated.
  • Active/active load balancing setup across different data centers does not work very well.
William Wolf | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Efficient and fast prototyping: a process can be modeled and tried out quickly and with low investment.
  • Full stack prototyping for development and implementation allows the process to be developed and implemented as an application from the prototype. It's not just drawings and wire frames that are tossed over the wall to developers.
  • Data modeling is integral from the beginning of the prototype which is appropriate for the stakeholders in the beginning.
  • There is a learning curve beyond the boot camps that needs to be addressed with more structured curriculum.
  • The full stack technologies are industry standard, but these [are] challenging to learn and could use a learning path and orientation. There's probably opportunity for third-parties here to help with learning and adoption.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Phases of process automation.
  • Process modeling.
  • Handling.
  • Organization structure.
  • Usability of automated processes.
  • Processes documentation.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Easy work flow configuration.
  • Integration service design.
  • UI component design.
  • Micro services integration.
  • OOTB UI component.
  • Industry specific pre-build framework.
  • OOTB reusable component.
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