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Scott Francis | TrustRadius Reviewer
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.
Camunda provides pretty standard product support offerings.
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.

Camunda Platform Scorecard Summary

What is Camunda Platform?

Camunda Platform is a process automation tech stack with execution engines for BPMN workflows and DMN decisions paired with applications for modeling, operations, and analytics.

With a vision to automate any process, anywhere, Camunda aims to reinvent process automation for the digital enterprise. Boasting a developer-friendly, open source approach, the vendor states enterprises can use Camunda Platform to breakthrough technological, organizational, and infrastructure barriers, optimize their business processes, and drive their digital transformation initiatives forward.

Camunda has a community of over 100,000 users across companies such as 24 Hour Fitness, AT&T, Zalando, ING, and Vodafone.

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Camunda Modeler is a desktop application for modeling BPMN workflows and DMN decisions. It’s user-friendly, allowing multiple developers to work together on the same diagrams.Create BPMN process diagrams with all stakeholders involved to specify the workflow that should be automated. Seek alignment between business analysts, project managers, and IT people to implement the right process.Cockpit provides a dashboard of running BPMN process models that allows you to quickly see what’s going on and find specific process instances based on different criteria.End users use Camunda Tasklist to organize and work on BPMN user tasks they are supposed to complete. Once they have finished working on the task form, they complete it by clicking on a button prompting the Camunda Engine to continue the model execution.Camunda Optimize supports continuous process and decision table improvement by providing transparency into your automated workflows and decisions. Business-friendly reports and dashboards as well as alerts help you to identify process bottlenecks and improve your overall end-to-end process.

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The Camunda Platform 7.15 release is packed with features that boost productivity for professional software developers and low-code developers who are building end-to-end process automation. Watch this demo to see reusable external task templates, out-of-the-box support for Automation Anywhere RPA bots, advanced BPMN error handling, and more.

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Deployment TypesOn-premise, SaaS
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Camunda Platform?

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.

Who uses Camunda Platform?

The most common users of Camunda Platform are Small Businesses from the Computer Software industry.