We performed a comparison between Camunda Platform and Visio 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.
"The flexibility is great."
"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 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 BPMN diagram is valuable. For our use case of transferring money from one account to another, the connections have to be done in the traditional financial ways. There are a lot of unexpected errors and a lot of instability with this kind of system, and we are using Camunda in order to have clear flows. With BPMN, I can show a flow to my business partner, and the business team can easily understand what's going on. The technical team can understand what the implementation is, and we can model different errors and the process for recovering from these errors."
"I can use any other tools to create services and the UI, and then use them together with the Camunda BPMN engine."
"We like the idea of working with Cawemo because it enables us to keep on working, remotely or not. It allows us to collaborate between areas. It's easy to model and easy to use"
"The integration with almost any language, product, and even human tasks, is valuable. It's very seamless to integrate into existing systems. It doesn't require you to rewrite a lot of your existing system. That's where it really stands out."
"The most valuable features are that it's lightweight, can be embedded in existing Java code, and keeps track of the workflow state and the instances that we need."
"Just the fact that a majority of the industry uses it, and you've got third-party templates that were created."
"I haven't needed to reach out to technical support the entire time I've used the product. It's very basic and very simple, and therefore I've never run into any issues I haven't been able to deal with personally."
"It's a very flexible solution."
"Visio is stable."
"I like that once you create what you need, you can group that, at least within that drawing, and you have access to that new stencil object or that custom object throughout that drawing."
"It is very easy for people to start using this tool, and we can import Visio templates that are already published by vendors such as Azure without any issue."
"Visio has improved my workflow by making it easy to create charts, diagrams, and basic illustrations that I can use in my client reports and proposals. It has saved me a lot of time I would otherwise spend creating visuals for clients by hand."
"If you are a knowledgeable individual, the initial setup isn't too difficult."
"Camunda could be improved by making it easier to modify a process. You can program it to follow a process, but it is difficult to modify the process when the application is in use. It could also be improved by making it easier to use the visual platform without needing to be informed on that. Sometimes, we programmers haven't used it in the past, and it's a bit difficult to learn it."
"It lacks some preset features and configurations which would make it more plug-and-play for customers."
"I would like to see better pricing."
"It has a Postgres database at the backend, and it is very difficult to scale if you increase the number of processes running. We did hit some barriers. We were able to overcome them, but it was a problem. Camunda has another product called Camunda Cloud, which supposedly doesn't have the same scalability problems, but we are not using Camunda Cloud because the set of features is smaller than Camunda On-Premises. So, its scalability can be improved. Because it has a single database, it is more difficult to scale if you have a huge success."
"If they could build some scripts or some configuration to get it up and running in a Docker environment, that would be good. I didn't find anything when on Docker, however, maybe they have something and I didn't see it yet."
"Documentation can be improved."
"Community support is basically what I'm looking for. Other than that, it is okay for now."
"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."
"It should natively enable importing diagrams or reference architectures from any of the vendors whose solutions are used by the customer or proposed by solution providers such as DXC"
"The user interface could be more robust."
"The application grid seems to be unreliable which makes simple tasks complicated."
"The auto-routing feature could be better."
"It should be easier to transition into a new version without having to spend so much time in just one area."
"The database modeling has deteriorated significantly in the more current versions."
"I think that it feels a bit outside with respect to the icons that are available."
"Lacks the ability to analyze the different relations between activities, positions and roles."
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.
Camunda Platform is ranked 1st in Business Process Design with 33 reviews while Visio is ranked 3rd in Business Process Design with 53 reviews. Camunda Platform is rated 8.2, while Visio is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Camunda Platform writes "Highly valuable for orchestrating complex business processes, solving many problems, and making the business side understand what we are talking about". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Visio writes "A stable and scalable solution for business-oriented presentations". Camunda Platform is most compared with Apache Airflow, Pega BPM, Bizagi and Bonita, whereas Visio is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, Bizagi, IBM Blueworks Live, Lucidchart and SAP PowerDesigner. See our Camunda Platform vs. Visio report.
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