camunda BPM Reviews

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Scott Francis | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 24, 2020

A great product to support developer's leveraging processes in their critical enterprise applications

Score 9 out of 10
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We leverage Camunda BPM as a process engine to build process-aware solutions for our clients. Typically this is to replace traditional monolithic applications that have not kept up with changes in the business and market, with applications that are designed around the workflows of the team members, and the processes that the business needs to compete. These solutions range from reservation systems, to construction management, to marketing automation plans, but that just scratches the surface.
  • Embedding a first-class process capability in your application.
  • Providing a standards-based modeling capability, backed by a standards-native engine.
  • Great support for developers and a developer community.
  • Great set of comprehensive APIs across a number of different design points
  • All of the code is available in GitHub as a great open source project with Apache licenses.
  • Comprehensive documentation of code and APIs and usage.
  • Innovative spin-offs like Zeebe.
  • Support for micro-services orchestration.
  • Support for both embedded and stand alone usage scenarios.
  • The company is innovative and focused on this space.
  • Camunda expects that you will develop your own user interfaces. This is either a benefit or a barrier depending on your perspective on packaged UI.
  • As an open source vendor, Camunda is under-covered in analyst reports.
For clients with a need for mission-critical business applications, Camunda brings great process tech to those applications. For clients with good development capabilities, Camunda enables those developers to design around processes, instead of designing everything as a CRUD application that ignores processes. It's a great product for process purists and development purists, but it has appeal beyond these core groups. Camunda also provides good tools for having visibility into how the product works, which is also very valuable.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 08, 2019

Capable and cost effective, but has a very high technical hurdle

Score 6 out of 10
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Used as a part of a solution mainly to deal with customer problems related to business processes and rules need to be adhered to in a particular system. It is primarily used by the technical team as a tool to orchestrate the required tasks and processes, and primarily sold as part of a solution offering by consultants.
  • Task orchestration
  • Freeware
  • Graphical interface allows normal users to understand business process model diagrams more intuitively
  • GUI lacks shortcuts
  • GUI is not intuitive and hard to use. More involved technical capabilities are hidden in the menus which make navigation and setup difficult.
  • Documentation is not fully fleshed out and examples are bare. The target audience is technically adept software developers, with expected experience and knowledge of javascript and java.
  • Community exists but is relatively small and highly technical. Support is not easily accessible unless the costly paid version is opted for.
  • Programming languages used are confusing as it merges java and javascript in certain scripts.
  • Debugging is difficult as there is no error/typo checking or console in the designer when using scripts. It does not have the capabilities of more fully featured IDEs, but is a simple text entry for scripts.
A viable solution for low budget projects where highly technical staff, specifically software developers, are available as a resource. The product requires deep technical knowledge and also experience with the product to deal with its quirks, however once implemented is relatively straightforward to maintain. Suitable for small-med sized/scale business process/rule processing requirements.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Dashboards (1)
8
Standard reports (1)
7
Custom reports (1)
9
Process designer (2)
8.1
Process simulation (1)
9
Business rules engine (2)
7.3
SOA support (2)
7.3
Process player (2)
7.8
Support for modeling languages (2)
9.4
Form builder (2)
4.4
Model execution (2)
8.0
Social collaboration tools (2)
7.3
Content management (1)
4

About camunda BPM

Camunda BPM uses its strengths in workflows, modeling, and integration with Java and Seamless Spring as the basis for its business process management offering. Camunda BPM is available through multiple deployments: standalone, embedded with container integration, and in cluster deployment.