We performed a comparison between Appian and Bonita based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Process Automation solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"Appian's most valuable feature is that we can create end-to-end process workflows with minimum turnaround."
"Appian has many valuable features, the first being the ease of development—rapid development. Second, the process of learning the product and tool is faster when compared to its peers in the market. It's closer to low-code, and while it's still not very easy, it's more low-code than other products in the industry. Appian has a good user interface, a seamless model user interface, which comes without additional coding. It can also integrate with multiple systems."
"The low code functionality and being able to get applications faster to customers or to the market are valuable."
"It's heavy on business processing in terms of logic, process workflows, and primarily on the process design modeler. Appian is really great at that. In terms of the full stack set from a low-code platform perspective, it's definitely an eye opener since it can be deployed via mobile app and on the web as well."
"The solution has a lot of strong features for the financial industry, it is very easy to use."
"The most valuable feature is business automation."
"It is really simple to create a new app, and I like the data-centric aspect of the BPM tool."
"The initial setup is easy."
"Flexible and drag-and-drop type of UI is very valuable. The integrations are also very good. You can build workflows very quickly, which is my favorite activity. By using the GUI, you can build the entire mechanism, notifications, and all this kind of stuff."
"The most valuable features of Bonita are the connectors, detailed documentation, and web applications. The documentation was useful because it is how I learned how to use it."
"I find process management and user interface designing the most valuable features."
"Bonita is user-friendly."
"One of the most valuable features is you can create without coding, it is a low code platform."
"We'd like improved functionality for testing new devices."
"Lacks business rules management as part of the solution."
"There could be a scope of enhancement for capturing the variety of use cases."
"The graphical user interface could be easier to use. It should be simplified."
"I would like to see more features for enterprises. They would also benefit from adding documentation and training on their site."
"It is also not easy to learn. Training tutorials could be improved."
"Appian could include other applications that we could reuse for other customers, CRM for example."
"The tool itself is pretty good, but the main area that we struggled with was the backend. The frontend development is really good, but the backend modeling can be streamlined a little bit. There are good integrations, but tying them through the data layer and then up into the frontend could be improved a little bit. It does read/write on the data source, and you can configure it to just write or just read, but there is a little bit of work involved."
"I should be able to park the tasks that are within a process in a kind of container, and dynamically, a super admin should be able to connect these processes. This kind of feature might be helpful."
"Bonita can improve by offering more flexibility. The developer does not receive the code of the application to modify it. Most of the other solutions I have used allow the developers to change or improve the code that is generated."
"Installation could be made easier."
"There could be an improvement in IoT connectivity."
"The interface is advanced and quite good, but it could improve."
Appian is a unified low-code platform and solution used by businesses to build enterprise applications and workflows. This product adapts to the needs of clients and the technologies they are already using to combine their data in a single workflow and maximize resources. The platform has four main components through which it transforms the work process for companies of various sizes. They are:
Appian is utilized across a diverse set of industries, including automotive and manufacturing, energy and utilities, education, financial services, telecom and media, transportation, retail, insurance, healthcare, and life sciences. The most frequent use cases of Appian are customer journey, governance, risk and compliance, operational efficiency, supply chain, distributed order management, and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) management.
Appian has various features that allow users to create solutions for their businesses. These features can be separated into a few groups according to function, including automation, low-code application development, and integrations and data. Some of the most frequently used features of Appian include:
The benefits of using Appian include:
Reviews from Real Users
A practice leader - digital process automation at a computer software company values Appian highly because the product is easy to develop, low-code, and has a good user interface.
Alan G., an advisory board member at Codecon VR, Appian offers a clear application life cycle, easy to learn documentation, and comes with a fundamentals course.
Appian is ranked 4th in Process Automation with 27 reviews while Bonita is ranked 10th in Process Automation with 5 reviews. Appian is rated 8.4, while Bonita is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Appian writes "Stands out with its integration capabilities, but the backend modeling can be streamlined a little bit". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Bonita writes "Good integrations, helpful for quickly building workflows, and has a Community edition". Appian is most compared with Microsoft Power Apps, Camunda Platform, ServiceNow, Pega BPM and Salesforce Platform, whereas Bonita is most compared with Camunda Platform, Bizagi, IBM BPM, Apache Airflow and Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect. See our Appian vs. Bonita report.
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