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We performed a comparison between Bonita and SAP Signavio Process Manager based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Business Process Design solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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"I find process management and user interface designing the most valuable features.""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.""Bonita is user-friendly.""One of the most valuable features is you can create without coding, it is a low code platform.""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."

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"Process Manager supports end-to-end transformation. Students can better understand end-to-end activity and processes as well as how they are run. For teaching, it's process discovery, then modeling, and finally optimization and simulation, partly. Typically, we showcase some simulation of the processes, and this is where we finish. That is why we validate that it's properly designed, but also what are the outcomes of modeled processes. There are also options for discussion on process optimization.""This functionality ("invite anyone for feedback") has substantially increased visibility over work-in-progress when it comes to process modelling and overall process management and it decreased the time spent on giving and receiving feedback through emails and through sharing screenshots/.ppt files/Visio files etc.""In my opinion, the most valuable feature is the editor and its ease of use, and when people are looking at it, they can make comments about changes that need to be made.""The benefit of this application is that I can immediately describe processes and form normative documents for these processes. For me, this is definitely a plus. Сurrently, I work in a company that is not involved in the structural alignment of business processes. They have huge gaps in this. Nothing is described and there are no norms. Therefore, the formation of regulatory documents, rules, and descriptions of processes, not only in graphic form, but also in documentary form is an absolute plus. I have not found this in other process programs.""I really like the Collaboration Hub because it's so easy to communicate. And what is really important is that you can use it asynchronously. It doesn't matter if you're working in Italy or in America. You are using the same process and you can speak about the same process.""The most valuable feature is probably the nature of it.""Process Manager is really helpful in building process maps. Creating them is really easy; the program is user-friendly."

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Cons
"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.""The interface is advanced and quite good, but it could improve.""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."

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"Typically, a business process management suite would cover the whole lifecycle, from discovery to optimization and operations. This is running on the process server and providing some kind of low-code environment for developing business solutions. I think the latter part is missing, where SAP Connector comes in. Specifically, the execution of processes is missing, where you would design forms to take orders. This is typically part of some development environment for the process server to run processes from out of the models.""There are a lot of challenges with Process Manager. For example, we wanted to create a process map from an Excel sheet, but Signavio doesn't have that capability. I have raised this issue with Signavio support, but it is one of the bottlenecks we are currently facing.""There is room for improvement in the reporting function. At the moment, for example, while it is possible to report on how many users you had in the last month, you can't use it to tell you how many users you had from the first week to the second week. This is really a drawback because when you have an activity to promote Signavio or BPI, it would be good to be able to measure how many people you had in the system.""There is a need for more varied access packages. The access packages that I have used are not cheap enough. They also provide a complete set of tools that are not always used. Sometimes, you need more segregated things, e.g., Signavio includes functionality for a company that has not yet matured. Since there are no basic packages, the company must pay for a package that is not fully used. Typically, process management is started in a company of a certain maturity.""It could be more flexible from a customization point of view, where the user is able to display only whatever he needs.""The user management functionality in Process Manager is not as user friendly as the one in the Collaboration Hub.""If you start from scratch then I think this product would be ideal, but if you already have something then it may or may not suit you."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "I am using the free version of Bonita."
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  • "This solution provides really great value for the money."
  • "We are only able to use the free academic licenses because we have a financial constraint. We are not able to pay for commercial licenses to use this kind of tool."
  • "Although Signavio is a feature-rich solution, it is expensive for companies who haven’t reached a certain maturity level in their process management initiatives."
  • "The customer Journey Modeler is more than twice the price of Process Manager, which is a lot."
  • "Comparatively, it is a bit costly when you look at similar tools with similar features."
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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: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.
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer:SAP Signavio Process Manager is a very robust industrial-grade business process modeling tool. It is easy to use and does not require too much technological involvement. This solution has a… more »
    Top Answer:Process Manager is really helpful in building process maps. Creating them is really easy; the program is user-friendly.
    Top Answer:Comparatively, it is a bit costly when you look at similar tools with similar features.
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    Also Known As
    Bonita BPM
    Signavio Process Editor
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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.

    The Signavio portfolio of web-based business transformation solutions helps companies to understand and optimize all of their business processes quickly and at scale, providing instant insights for informed decision-making. Signavio’s intuitive analysis, change management and execution solutions around process excellence include use cases like digital transformation, operational excellence and customer-centricity, placing them at the heart of global organizations.

    Over 1 million users in more than 1,500 organizations worldwide rely on Signavio products to make processes part of their company’s DNA. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Signavio was founded in 2009 to address the need for a collaborative approach to process management.

    Signavio was acquired by SAP in the first quarter of 2021. For more information, visit www.signavio.com

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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.
    DHL, Coca Cola EP, Prudential, Zalando, T-Systems, Jabil, Endress+Hauser, Rakuten
    Top Industries
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    Energy/Utilities Company25%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Computer Software Company13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Government9%
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    Healthcare Company15%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Media Company9%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Company Size
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    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise42%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise60%
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    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise76%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
    Bonita vs. SAP Signavio Process Manager
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Bonita vs. SAP Signavio Process Manager and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    657,397 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Bonita is ranked 10th in Business Process Design with 5 reviews while SAP Signavio Process Manager is ranked 7th in Business Process Design with 7 reviews. Bonita is rated 8.2, while SAP Signavio Process Manager is rated 8.6. 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 SAP Signavio Process Manager writes "Using the process repository, we can gather all our processes in one place". Bonita is most compared with Camunda Platform, Bizagi, IBM BPM, Apache Airflow and Visual Paradigm, whereas SAP Signavio Process Manager is most compared with Celonis, ARIS BPA, Camunda Platform, Visio and Bizagi. See our Bonita vs. SAP Signavio Process Manager report.

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