An old good BPMS tool, still functioning, but will fade out unless something changes.
January 22, 2019

An old good BPMS tool, still functioning, but will fade out unless something changes.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 3 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with BizFlow BPM Suite

I participated in a research and development project as a faculty member. The project was to use business process modeling and analysis tools for modeling complicated clinical workflow, to standardize and optimize our processes. Having considered many products, we internally tested Handysoft's BizFlow. Our researchers with clinical backgrounds used BizFlow's process authoring tool for modeling workflows, and our S/W engineers worked the integration package to connect BizFlow to our clinical databases.
  • BizFlow has a long history of development and implementation in a variety of industries. Its modeling tool is well-designed and user-friendly.
  • BizFlow supports seamless integration with backend services like MySQL databases and web services. Since it is an enterprise-wide BPM tool, system performance was stable and robust.
  • It supports modern m-health requirements, with social BPM functions and mobile support. Mobile integration especially was good, with the provider's secure messaging functions.
  • It's not even clear that BizFlow is still managed by the company. It was a good tool before, but it looks like it's been fading out.
  • Although this was an R&D project in an academic institute, business support was extremely poor. We had no idea how to resolve issues; there were no online communities, documentation, or anyone who knew this product.
  • Few references in healthcare and clinical settings. We tried this for a proof-of-concept though, so it didn't matter.
  • We ended up deciding to not use BizFlow for future projects. The main reason wasn't due to ROI or cost, but was due to our uncertainty of the management and future direction of the tool by the company.
  • Besides the business issue, as far as reasonably priced software goes, it is a good tool.
  • Adopting BizFlow into a healthcare industry may come with additional expense due to its lack of references in the industry, which should be additionally considered.
At the beginning of the project, we considered popular tools for the modeling and execution of business processes: jBPM, Activity, Tibco, etc. jBPM is the tool we liked because of its strong support of BPMN 2.0 and strong online community and support. We had different expectations for BizFlow, like professional and business supports. In the end, although haven't decided yet, most likely we will move forward with jBPM instead of BizFlow. Unless things change, the tool will fade out from the market silently.
Although the tool was developed locally in South Korea, it is still a good tool and is already validated in a number of industries. The problem is, no one seems to know the future of the product. It is okay to use it as a pilot tool for any non-commercial purpose, but to be used in a professional or enterprise setting, maintenance, licensing, and other things need to be guaranteed by HandySoft.

BizFlow BPM Suite Feature Ratings

Process designer
Process simulation
Business rules engine
SOA support
Process player
Support for modeling languages
Form builder
Model execution
Social collaboration tools
Standard reports
Custom reports
Content management