AWS Step Functions vs Oracle BPM comparison

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We performed a comparison between AWS Step Functions and Oracle BPM based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Business Process Management (BPM) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed AWS Step Functions vs. Oracle BPM Report (Updated: April 2024).
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"AWS Step Functions acts as a high-level layer, allowing us to seamlessly integrate with microservices.""One can rate all the calls and that is a good feature.""What I like the most about Amazon Step Functions is how easy it is to use.""The integration capability is easy, whereas building state machines is tricky.""It is a scalable solution.""The solution is stable...The solution is easy to scale.""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.""It's Amazon, it's scalable."

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"This solution has given us a quick time to market, the ability to integrate with the rest of the corporate applications, and the ability to hire talent in low-cost locations.""The Workspace is a full, rich application where most users can find what they want. It shows them a list of their work.""It has developmental accelerators, which allow for virtually any customization needs which you may require.""One of the most valuable features of Oracle BPM is the workflow itself. It is quite intuitive.""The processor management system is quite fast and scalable. We have 10 developers using this solution and it supports 25,000 users.""The solution provides extensive functionalities.""Our company is based around Oracle processes. It provides a lot of flexibility in its processes.""The default Workspace does not meet all our needs and sometimes you need to create your own custom Workspace."

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"Setup took about one day. We had some errors to understand in the beginning, but now everything is working good.""It is hard to coordinate the declaratory language.""The solution's data size limit can be improved.""The price and support are areas with shortcomings where the solution needs to improve.""The pricing of the solution can be improved.""The solution's pricing could be cheaper. It is cheaper than Airflow.""The interface can sometimes feel limited, as we're unable to see what AWS is running behind the scenes.""I would like to see more data transformation features in Amazon Step Functions like additional operators and logic."

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"Existing APIs in the product need to be fine-tuned, made more robust and flexible for adoption.""It could have easier administration. It takes time to configure and deploy.""Oracle BPM is hard to configure.""There is room for improvement in the pricing structure.""The solution needs to offer better integration with third-party systems.""The time it takes to get from deployment to production could be faster.""Their Case Management set of features is severely lacking and should be a target for immediate improvement dealing with unpredictable processes inside of organizations.""From my knowledge of this solution, I don't see that the Oracle BPM includes features such as the growth of discovery and process mining."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The solution's price is reasonable."
  • "The solution is expensive."
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  • "As with all Oracle products, the licensing over VMware is an issue."
  • "The licensing model is good."
  • "It's pried high, this solution is expensive."
  • "The licensing for this product is very costly. We pay for a yearly license to use Oracle BPM."
  • "This solution is very expensive. You are charged per license and an additional 20% for support."
  • "I don't have information on the exact cost of Oracle BPM because a different team handles that, but it's pretty high. Oracle products are very costly. I would rate pricing for Oracle BPM three out of five. Though the pricing is high, the solution has a lot of features."
  • "Oracle is good, but they're still expensive compared to other vendors."
  • "The pricing is very expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The integration capability is easy, whereas building state machines is tricky.
    Top Answer:The major feature of AWS Step Functions is interdependency. Step Functions can determine what action to take next if one step returns a false status based on predefined logic. Step Functions aims to… more »
    Top Answer:For Step Functions error handling, one must use function calls and logging for error detection within state machines. Comparatively, AirFlow offers more room for improvement. It's like drag and drop… more »
    Top Answer:The solution provides extensive functionalities.
    Top Answer:The pricing is significantly high, particularly for Brazil where fluctuations in the exchange rate between the dollar and the real can further increase the cost of Oracle licenses.
    Top Answer:The product must reduce its cost. It will help it compete with other open-source tools evolving in the market.
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    Also Known As
    Amazon Step Functions, Step Functions
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    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.

    The Industry's Most Complete and Unified BPM Solution A complete solution for all types of processes that provides a unified process foundation, user-centric design, and social BPM interaction. Reduces complexity and risk and increases business efficiency, visibility, and agility.
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    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm29%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Insurance Company5%
    Computer Software Company36%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Manufacturing Company18%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Company Size
    Small Business67%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise22%
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise77%
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise39%
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Buyer's Guide
    AWS Step Functions vs. Oracle BPM
    April 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about AWS Step Functions vs. Oracle BPM and other solutions. Updated: April 2024.
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    AWS Step Functions is ranked 12th in Business Process Management (BPM) with 9 reviews while Oracle BPM is ranked 14th in Business Process Management (BPM) with 22 reviews. AWS Step Functions is rated 7.8, while Oracle BPM is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of AWS Step Functions writes "Simplifies complex task automation and enhances development workflows while offering user-friendly interface, seamless scalability and efficient workflow orchestration". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle BPM writes "Stable, has a lot of features and out-of-the-box integrations, but it's heavy, and the technical support isn't good". AWS Step Functions is most compared with Camunda, IBM BPM, Apache Airflow, Pega BPM and IBM Business Automation Workflow, whereas Oracle BPM is most compared with Camunda, SAP Signavio Process Manager, IBM BPM, Apache Airflow and ARIS BPA. See our AWS Step Functions vs. Oracle BPM report.

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