TIBCO iProcess, still the fastest
November 02, 2017

TIBCO iProcess, still the fastest

Juan Francisco Tavira | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with TIBCO iProcess

TIBCO iProcess is used across the whole organization implementing business processes, small to very large (hundreds of tasks) with all kinds of timeframes (some cases have a duration in the months' timeframe) and managing selling, complaints, internal procedures and so on. It is the way of integrating human and integration processes.

Pros

  • Performance. TIBCO iProcess is the most performant BPM I've even seen.
  • Manage large workloads. It can handle tens of thousands users and groups, hundreds of thousand or million live cases.
  • It can also manage very large and complex process definitions.
  • Very stable, once you get your business process up and running it is very stable.

Cons

  • Due to its age iProcess is still a 32bit native application, albeit it has Java integration.
  • It lacks case management and you end up also implementing your own business organization model to enrich iProcess users, groups and roles.
  • It does not have process isolation, everything runs using shared jobs.
  • Horizontal scalability is very limited but HA works very well.
  • Numbers are difficult to crunch, the best impact is that you always know the status of a single business case and the system runs fast and smoothly; your users will forget what waiting is.
  • Case tracking is perfectly accurate, having that you can extract statistical data and predict and optimize your business very accurately.
  • TIBCO iProcess administrators must be quite skilled; that increases your overall costs so the ROI will be delayed a bit.
iProcess is a previous generation product, it lacks OSGi and cloud so it is seen as "old". Due to this, it is difficult to choose new installations. All other options seem shiny in comparison. But regarding performance and stability, it is still unsurpassed.
TIBCO iProcess is a very nice option if your process is large, complex, has a lot of cases (instances) or huge number of users. It is really performant. Also thanks to "Technology plug-ins" add-in it has wonderful integration with TIBCO Buinessworks, what opens you BPM to any kind of external system integration.
But if you are managing only small, local, departmental processes it feels too big and too complex, there are other more suitable products.

TIBCO iProcess (discontinued) Feature Ratings

Process designer
5
Process simulation
2
SOA support
9
Process player
2
Support for modeling languages
5
Form builder
5
Model execution
2

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