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"It's a general solution that you can adapt to your own needs and is simple to use. We like that it can be integrated with everything in the AWS suite, and that the creation of the pipeline can be done using the graphical user interface."

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"The solution is good for data models.""It's user friendly, much better than most tools I have seen.""We like the idea of working with Cawemo because it enables us to keep on working, remotely or not. It allows us to collaborate between areas. It's easy to model and easy to use""Overall, the solution has been very solid.""The most valuable feature is that, with a visual system, you can try to have a process client before beginning the programming for the application.""We can easily define and deploy business processes. Camunda provides the tools that allow business people to design business processes. We don't have to have developers for it. It is so easy to use that our business people can go into the tool and model their business processes. We get time to do other things than just designing business processes.""It is open-source. It supports microservice orchestration. This is what we are really interested in. We can customize our products depending on the use cases.""Provides an easy way to integrate with the architectural environment."

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Cons
"Setup took about one day. We had some errors to understand in the beginning, but now everything is working good."

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"While it's very scalable, it would be great if auto-scaling capabilities were added to it... one area that really could help out would be to have dynamic resizing of the cluster. Right now, you have to do capacity planning.""I would like to see better pricing.""The documentation could use improvement.""Community support is basically what I'm looking for. Other than that, it is okay for now.""I think that Camunda can try to do better when it comes to solving the complexities of all the products in its software stack.""Initial setup can be quite complex.""In the future, I would like to see better transactional integrity.""When trying to design rule tables the solutions graphical user interface could improve, it could be more user friendly."

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  • "I think Camunda BPM can improve their licensing costs. It isn't easy to find clients with Camunda BPM licenses mainly because it's quite expensive."
  • "When compared with the proprietary products, the pricing costs are much less, even though it is an enterprise edition."
  • "There is an open-source version available, that in its core features (workflow and decision engine, modeler) is exactly the same as in the enterprise version."
  • "Generally, the price could be better, as well as the licensing fees."
  • "We pay for the license of this solution annually."
  • "We're using the open-source version for now."
  • "We have an annual subscription to this solution."
  • "Camunda has a free service as well as a commercial service. We are using the free service."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It's a general solution that you can adapt to your own needs and is simple to use. We like that it can be integrated with everything in the AWS suite, and that the creation of the pipeline can be done… more »
    Top Answer:In terms of our use case, we are building a pipeline to manage data. It's pretty simple. We validate the data and then write it in the database.
    Top Answer:I recommend speaking to a consultant if you are not familiar with workflow managers. Otherwise, it's very easy to understand how a workflow can be composed. I rate it a 9 out of 10.
    Top Answer:One of the things we like best about Bonita is that you can create without coding - it is a low-code platform. With Bonita, you can build the entire mechanism using the GUI, it’s that simple. You can… more »
    Top Answer:Appian is fast when building simple to medium solutions. This solution offers simple drag-and-drop functionality with easy plug-and-play options. The initial setup was seamless and very easy to… more »
    Top Answer:Camunda Platform allows for visual demonstration and presentation of business process flows. The flexible Java-based option was a big win for us and allows for the integration of microservices very… more »
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    Also Known As
    AWS Step Functions, Step Functions
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    Overview

    AWS Step Functions lets you coordinate multiple AWS services into serverless workflows so you can build and update apps quickly. Using Step Functions, you can design and run workflows that stitch together services such as AWS Lambda and Amazon ECS into feature-rich applications. Workflows are made up of a series of steps, with the output of one step acting as input into the next. Application development is simpler and more intuitive using Step Functions, because it translates your workflow into a state machine diagram that is easy to understand, easy to explain to others, and easy to change. You can monitor each step of execution as it happens, which means you can identify and fix problems quickly. Step Functions automatically triggers and tracks each step, and retries when there are errors, so your application executes in order and as expected.

    Camunda is the leader in process orchestration software. Our software helps orchestrate complex business processes that span people, systems, and devices. With Camunda, business users collaborate with developers to model and automate end-to-end processes using BPMN-powered flowcharts that run with the speed, scale, and resiliency required to compete in today’s digital-first world. Hundreds of enterprises such as Allianz, ING, and Vodafone design, automate, and improve mission-critical business processes with Camunda to drive digital transformation. To learn more visit camunda.com.

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    Sample Customers
    Alpha Apps, The Guardian, SGK, Bigfinite
    24 Hour Fitness, Accruent, Allianz Indonesia, AT&T Inc., Atlassian, CSS Insurance, Deutsche Telekom, Generali, Provinzial NordWest Insurance Services, Swisscom AG, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, VHV Group, Zalando
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Media Company13%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Government17%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Government7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise77%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise32%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
    Business Process Management (BPM)
    November 2022
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    Amazon Step Functions is ranked 17th in Business Process Management (BPM) with 1 review while Camunda Platform is ranked 1st in Business Process Management (BPM) with 30 reviews. Amazon Step Functions is rated 9.0, while Camunda Platform is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Amazon Step Functions writes "Enabled my organization to create workflows with a lot of different AWS services". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Camunda Platform writes "Open-source, easy to define new processes, and easy to transition to new business process definitions". Amazon Step Functions is most compared with Apache Airflow, Pega BPM, Oracle BPM, IBM BPM and IBM Business Automation Workflow, whereas Camunda Platform is most compared with Apache Airflow, Pega BPM, Bizagi, Bonita and ARIS BPA.

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