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May 2022
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"The best features of the system include good analytics for business processes including the calculation of time and cost.""It's a very complete solution."

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"The performance is fine.""The solution offers great notifications.""Setting it up is fairly easy. If somebody has knowledge of the system, he or she will be able to do it fairly quickly.""It has an elaborated way to explore the IBM BPM processes.""I liked its robustness the most. It was a very robust platform in my experience. It seemed like a very stable and powerful tool for handling lots of concurrent users and hammering at the system.""The most valuable feature is the ability to customize your rules and put them inside the tool.""The integration and design are valuable features.""The installation was straightforward."

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"There is a function to check if the model BPMN is being used correctly, but the report from the check is not always very clear.""The solution is in English and we have added certain parts in Russian as this is easier for our students. It would be useful to have the system in Russian."

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"We have had to use Mule as an alternative integration tool because it is more flexible than IBM BPM.""The debugging needs improvement. There is some confusion surrounding the debugging.""They don't have a mechanism to achieve processes, data sources, and data.""The price and the overall installation process could be improved.""Finding errors and bugs on the system is not easy. We can't seem to use the events or logs to find them, so it makes it difficult to debug the system. They really need to work on their debugging features to make is much, much easier. It would improve the solution considerably and should be something they add in a future release.""I would like to see the solution be able to interact with other customer software solutions.""This is technology, and there's always room for improvement. It would be better to have a single solution. Trying to have an overview in terms of this solution brings together the concepts of BPM processes, customer journeys, and an automation part for KPIs. All of this working together and coming up with a single solution with privacy is more commercial than anything else.""There needs to be better documentation for IBM BPM in a central place. There is not any standard documentation for each component available and has been a barrier for developers."

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  • "Its price is on the higher side, and it can be improved. Its licensing is on a yearly basis. There are no additional costs."
  • "IBM could improve the price. It is far too expensive."
  • "I wish it was less expensive. I don't know why their pricing model is so high for a piece of software that could benefit so many. It just seems to me that they could have a lower cost, maybe with fewer features or whatever, but it should be possible to do a lower cost workflow software that uses the same interface and underlying engine but does not cost so much that you have to be a Fortune 50 company to buy it. It is annoying to me. There are a lot of solutions that IBM has that are really powerful but nobody can afford them. They know their business, but I still feel that there are a lot of customers who would benefit from this sort of thing. I don't know what this elitism is all about. I am sure they have people doing the money numbers, but it seems like you can make a lot more money by selling it to way more people for a little bit less."
  • "When considering the features of the solution the price is expensive compared to competitors."
  • "It's expensive. All software is always extremely high. The manufacturing cost that we have compared to the selling cost, it's not like you're building a house or building a car. But putting that aside, considering that it's expensive, it's a lot of money. If you compare it with some of the other alternatives in the market, it's a similar price. For instance, if you compare it with Pegasystems, it's a similar price."
  • "The price of the solution is fair for an enterprise solution that has both cloud and on-premise deployments and when comparing to competitors. Recently IBM has introduced Cloud Pak which allows for more flexible licensing options for automation and other features."
  • "Licensing is managed by the client, but we know it is yearly. Camunda is relatively cheaper. There is not much difference in pricing of IBM and PEGA. For large licensing, there are discounts as well."
  • "I already compared some solutions related to business process management, and I saw that the cost of IBM BPM is more expensive compared with that of Camunda, for example."
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    Questions from the Community
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    It's a very complete solution.
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    There is a function to check if the model BPMN is being used correctly, but the report from the check is not always very clear. Sometimes the translations aren't clear. My customers are not as fluent… more »
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    My primary use case is to deploy end-to-end processes and applications from the model and down to the execution of the process (with ADONIS Process Automation). I am a consultant. We have a… more »
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    We researched both IBM solutions and in the end, we chose Business Automation Workflow. IBM BPM has a good user interface and the BPM coach is a helpful tool. The API is very useful in providing… more »
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    The pricing is quite high, I would rate it two out of five.
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    Also Known As
    WebSphere Lombardi Edition, IBM Business Process Manager, IBM WebSphere Process Server
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    ADONIS BPM suite is users' best-rated tool for process management, analysis and optimization, trusted by SMEs and large corporations worldwide. It helps you transform your business and create competitive advantage by streamlining processes, enhancing operational efficiency, boosting transparency and creating a customer-centric organization. You can start creating your digital twin with ADONIS already today, as the cloud-based ADONIS:Community Edition is available for free. For more information please visit

    IBM Business Process Manager is a comprehensive BPM platform giving you visibility and insight to manage business processes. It scales smoothly and easily from an initial project to a full enterprise-wide program harnesses complexity in a simple environment to better meet customer needs.
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    Sample Customers
    Trusted by small to large enterprises worldwide: ABB, Allianz, Comcast, ERGO, Emerson, Glencore, Lincoln Financial Group, Marel, Raiffeisen bank, Schroders, Southern Water, Stadt Wien, UNIQA, VAUDE, Voestalpine, Volksbank, Vorwerk
    Barclays, EmeriCon, Banca Popolare di Milano, CST Consulting, KeyBank, KPMG, Prolifics, Sandhata Technologies Ltd., State of Alaska, Humana S.A., Saperion, esciris, Banco Espirito Santo
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider29%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Financial Services Firm57%
    Insurance Company14%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Insurance Company5%
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Buyer's Guide
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about ADONIS vs. IBM BPM and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    597,415 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    ADONIS is ranked 31st in Business Process Management (BPM) with 2 reviews while IBM BPM is ranked 5th in Business Process Management (BPM) with 28 reviews. ADONIS is rated 7.0, while IBM BPM is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of ADONIS writes "Allows you to deploy end-to-end processes and applications from the model". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM BPM writes "A very stable and powerful tool for handling lots of concurrent users, but it is expensive, and the Eclipse-based tool has performance issues when you have a lot of developers". ADONIS is most compared with ARIS BPA, SAP Signavio Process Manager, Camunda Platform, Bizagi and BIC Platform , whereas IBM BPM is most compared with IBM Business Automation Workflow, Camunda Platform, Pega BPM, Apache Airflow and Appian. See our ADONIS vs. IBM BPM report.

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