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Find out what your peers are saying about Bonita vs. IBM BPM and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"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.""I find process management and user interface designing the most valuable features.""One of the most valuable features is you can create without coding, it is a low code platform.""The user interface is better than all of the open-source BPMs that I have tried."

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"This tool is very useful when it comes to enterprise-grade automation and governmental processes for the security aspects, performance, and reliability.""The solution offers great notifications.""It has an elaborated way to explore the IBM BPM processes.""IBM BPM is stable.""The integration and design are valuable features.""The performance is fine.""Its workflow and integration with SAP are the most valuable features. It is also a stable solution.""IBM's deployment box is one huge black box. We can create all the services with our own code or without a codebase, however, we have a huge amount of space with practically no limitation."

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Cons
"There could be an improvement in IoT connectivity.""The interface is advanced and quite good, but it could improve.""I have run into a lot of problems because there is not enough documentation.""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."

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"You must have good experience to work with it. It is not that easy. Its installation is complex, especially in the new version for business automation, and it could be improved. It has a safety application embedded inside it, and you need to do a lot of configuration to install it. I have been working for two days to resolve an issue.""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.""The integration could be improved.""The interface is limited and should improve in the future.""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.""They don't have a mechanism to achieve processes, data sources, and data.""The price and the overall installation process could be improved.""I believe that if the license were cheaper, it would have a greater impact."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We are using the Community Version, which can be used free of charge."
  • "Licensing cost for the Enterprise edition comes out to be around 40,000 a year. There is also a Community edition, which is free. Some customers can go for the Community edition, but some of them require the Enterprise edition. Big companies go for the Enterprise edition, which comes with a lot of additional features such as a mobile app."
  • "The price of the solution is reasonable."
  • "The price is fair for what we are using the solution for."
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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
    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: 
    I find process management and user interface designing the most valuable features.
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    The price is fair for what we are using the solution for.
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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 »
    Top Answer: 
    We had a yearly license. I believe that if the license were cheaper, it would have a greater impact.
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    Also Known As
    Bonita BPM
    WebSphere Lombardi Edition, IBM Business Process Manager, IBM WebSphere Process Server
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    Overview
    Bonitasoft helps innovative companies worldwide deliver better digital user experiences for customers and employees. The extensible and open Bonita application platform unleashes the full potential of multidisciplinary development teams to create Living Apps: applications that allow continuous and incremental improvement, connecting tailored user interfaces with reliable back-office operations.
    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
    With more than 1000 customers in 75 countries, and its ecosystem of more than 120,000 members, Bonitasoft is the largest provider of open-source Business Process Management, Low-code and Digital Transformation software worldwide.
    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
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider27%
    Computer Software Company26%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Financial Services Firm59%
    Insurance Company15%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Insurance Company6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business41%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise45%
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    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise54%
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    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise68%
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    Small Business8%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise69%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Bonita vs. IBM BPM and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    563,327 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Bonita is ranked 12th in Business Process Management (BPM) with 4 reviews while IBM BPM is ranked 3rd in Business Process Management (BPM) with 25 reviews. Bonita is rated 7.8, while IBM BPM is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Bonita writes "Good integrations, helpful for quickly building workflows, and has a Community edition". 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". Bonita is most compared with Camunda Platform, Bizagi, ProcessMaker, Appian and Pega BPM, whereas IBM BPM is most compared with IBM Business Automation Workflow, Camunda Platform, Pega BPM, Apache Airflow and Appian. See our Bonita vs. IBM BPM report.

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