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camunda BPM Review: "Capable and cost effective, but has a very high technical hurdle"
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January 08, 2019

camunda BPM Review: "Capable and cost effective, but has a very high technical hurdle"

Score 6 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with camunda BPM

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.
  • Freeware makes testing and utilizing Camunda a cost-effective solution
  • High level of difficulty in implementation may require a lot more time and effort than normally expected. (2-3x more effort than other paid and fully featured solutions)
Lacks good documentation. Training and documentation is geared towards those who are already technically adept. Does not have as many data integrations as other full fledged products. Paid version of Camunda is not as fully fledged as other products.
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 BPM Feature Ratings

Process designer
6
Process simulation
Not Rated
Business rules engine
8
SOA support
3
Process player
5
Support for modeling languages
8
Form builder
3
Model execution
3
Social collaboration tools
3
Dashboards
Not Rated
Standard reports
Not Rated
Custom reports
Not Rated
Content management
4