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We performed a comparison between Camunda Platform and IBM Business Automation Workflow 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 Camunda Platform vs. IBM Business Automation Workflow Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"The solution is good for data models.""The most valuable features are the management of internal processes, the ability to execute from design and the model for internal processes, the ability to make processes visible, and the ability to have information about the current state of each instance.""The headless nature of the Camunda Platform is something that has helped us to build our own logic and platforms on it.""Camunda Platform has a very good interface for workflow and business process design.""Easy to use and easy to integrate into the products and applications we provide for our customers.""The number of client implementations and cross-language capabilities to support multiple frameworks is very pluggable compared to Pega. It's also more portable.""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.""The ease with which I can define workflows is most valuable. The latest updates and flexibility that it provides around a task activity are interesting for me."

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"This product is tightly integrated with the RPA automation process.""IBM Business Automation Workflow is stable because the different infrastructure elements, such as the OS and middleware have been used for a long time.""It's a flexible solution.""IBM Business Automation Workflow is useful for helping us design custom user interfaces and processes we require.""This is a low-code software where you can just drag and drop on the user interface. There are also a lot of quality integrations such as TMS."

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Cons
"They have a migration plugin that can be used to migrate from one BPM to another BPM. It is in the beta stage since last year. If they can make it available in the market, it would be great. We are going to have a couple of migration projects for migrating from IBM BPM to Camunda, and this plugin would be useful. I have already discussed this with them two weeks ago and asked them to look into this and add it as a feature. We are expecting this plugin to be available in the next version. This is the only requirement we have at present. They keep on coming up with different features, which is helping us a lot. Its latest release that came out last month was awesome.""An improvement would be to support Angular 2 instead of AngularJS, which is quite old.""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.""The business model could be easier to understand.""There are a few things that I'm missing. For instance, the user interface creator, which I know other systems have, like Aurea or Lombardi, which are IBM solutions. The interface creator, including the data model creator or some module which would allow the users who are not programmers or business consultants and who are not technically skilled in database and Java programming, to create data models and user interfaces.""The migration strategy needs to be improved.""The initial setup can be complex for business users.""Community support is basically what I'm looking for. Other than that, it is okay for now."

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"Requires a lot of customization code writing which could be reduced.""The SCADA Systems are very sophisticated and have a hard time integrating with our older scales. The technical support in regards to the partner side needs some improvement.""IBM Business Automation Workflow could improve the integration.""IBM Business Automation Workflow can improve UI flexibility and integration. Additionally, the solutions from IBM have to provide a paperless solution, allowing for digital versions of documents.""I feel that the features are not user-friendly."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "When you compare with Laserfiche and M-Files, IBM is expensive."
  • "Licensing varies by use-case."
  • "IBM Business Automation Workflow has a flexible pricing mode, but the price is expensive. The price of the solution reflects the quality of the solution which is very high. The technical support is an additional cost."
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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: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 »
    Top Answer: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:The ease of use for the front end within IBM is most valuable. It is a quick win for creating any process because IBM supports proprietary screen building.
    Top Answer:Its price is all right. It is a yearly contract. It needs to be renewed every year.
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    Camunda BPM
    Business Automation Workflow
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    Overview

    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.

    IBM Business Automation Workflow combines business process management and case management capabilities in one workflow solution. It integrates the capabilities of business process and case management into a single workflow offering. It unites information, process, and users to provide a 360-degree view of work to drive more successful optimized business outcomes. IBM Business Automation Workflow on Cloud provides the same capabilities that are offered in the IBM Business Automation Workflow offering, all within a ready-to-use, cloud-based environment that is hosted in IBM Cloud data centers and managed by IBM.

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    Sample Customers
    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
    Key Bank, Barclays, Control€xpert, MIR Insurance Brokers, Conqord Oil
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Government17%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Government7%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm70%
    Engineering Company10%
    Government10%
    Computer Software Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm23%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Insurance Company9%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Company Size
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    Small Business48%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise31%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise69%
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    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise69%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Buyer's Guide
    Camunda Platform vs. IBM Business Automation Workflow
    November 2022
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    Camunda Platform is ranked 1st in Business Process Management (BPM) with 29 reviews while IBM Business Automation Workflow is ranked 11th in Business Process Management (BPM) with 5 reviews. Camunda Platform is rated 8.4, while IBM Business Automation Workflow is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Camunda Platform writes "Open-source, easy to define new processes, and easy to transition to new business process definitions". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Business Automation Workflow writes "Low-code, customizable solution for asset management". Camunda Platform is most compared with Apache Airflow, Pega BPM, Bizagi, Bonita and Salesforce Sales Cloud, whereas IBM Business Automation Workflow is most compared with IBM BPM, Apache Airflow, IBM Case Foundation, Pega BPM and Amazon Step Functions. See our Camunda Platform vs. IBM Business Automation Workflow report.

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