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We performed a comparison between Camunda Platform and Visual Paradigm 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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"Overall, the solution has been very solid.""I love that Camunda is a very developer-friendly platform, and my customers have evaluated the pricing as reasonable.""Provides an easy way to integrate with the architectural environment.""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.""Easy to use and easy to integrate into the products and applications we provide for our customers.""The headless nature of the Camunda Platform is something that has helped us to build our own logic and platforms on it.""It is simple to use. The user experience is very good.""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."

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"I like the structure. I can see the diagrams and everything I created.""The initial setup is extremely straightforward.""Stable design software with multiple functions and features. It's simple to install and easy to use.""It is a scalable solution...The initial setup was straightforward.""The Visual Paradigm business process forms for designing we good. There was not a lot of configuration for the process diagram.""The most valuable feature of the Visual Paradigm that I use is process modeling. Additionally, the solution has a complete set of features.""The most valuable feature of Visual Paradigm is the ability to design form flows, add libraries, create organizational charts, and connect them all together.""Some of the most valuable features of this process modeling tool are process simulation and process animation."

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"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.""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.""I don't like the UI of the Camunda Platform, I have found the Signavio solution to be much better for me to create the process designs and execute them. Additionally, I have found the tools in the Camunda Platform are not compatible with some of my other tools. They should improve this in the future.""The cockpit features of the Camunda Platform can be improved to make it a bit more user-friendly, in terms of providing a bit more user experience for non-technical users. There could be some additional documentation added.""The documentation could use improvement.""The initial setup can be complex for business users.""I think that Camunda can try to do better when it comes to solving the complexities of all the products in its software stack.""It lacks some preset features and configurations which would make it more plug-and-play for customers."

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"The solution can improve by updating the user interface, and graphics.""More flexibility when choosing the type of diagram would be nice.""The user interface is not easy to navigate, so it should be made easier.""Visual Paradigm is heavier and has more complexity than one of its competitors, e.g. Lucidchart. It could have been better if it was more simplified.""Visual Paradigm can improve by having better process mining tools and model integration.""In terms of room for improvement in Visual Paradigm, I tried looking for one. I'm pleased with the tool, but it would be great if you could integrate Visual Paradigm with more tools. For example, when moving from Visual Paradigm to another tool, such as Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, the process could be improved a bit. Still, I wonder if it's not limited by the standards Visual Paradigm follows, such as XMI files. It could be connected to limitations related to the standards rather than a tool limitation. When you move projects from Visual Paradigm into Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect via XMI files, you lose all your notes from the elements, so this is an area for improvement in Visual Paradigm. TOGAF support is an additional feature I'd like to see in the next release of Visual Paradigm. I'd also like the tool to have ArchiMate support. If both TOGAF and ArchiMate could be supported in Visual Paradigm and made part of a lower level of licensing or cheaper licensing models, that would be best for me.""It's still early for me to comment since I've only been using it for two months, but the responsiveness when diagramming needs to be improved.""For me, what needs improvement in Visual Paradigm is the limited features included in the $99 license, which is the cheapest option. If more features could be included in the cheapest licensing package, Visual Paradigm would be better, especially for businesses that have a limited budget for buying software."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "We are using the open-source version, free of charge. We didn't bother with the enterprise features."
  • "Cheaper licensing and resources than competitors"
  • "The evaluation of my customers on pricing is that it is reasonable."
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  • "The pricing of Visual Paradigm is very appropriate and affordable. There are no hidden costs involved."
  • "This product is fairly cheap, but if you want more complex features, e.g. integration with other products, it does require an additional cost."
  • "Visual Paradigm has two models available. One of them is the educational edition, and another is the business edition. For my personal usage, I use the educational version mostly. In a project, my customers have to purchase a license."
  • "Visual Paradigm costs $99 per license. I chose the cheapest option from the pricing list."
  • "Pricing for Visual Paradigm is a four out of five for me. I'm happy with its pricing."
  • "Compared to other solutions such as IBM Rational which is expensive, This solution is priced low."
  • "This is an open-sourced solution, it is free to use."
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    Top Answer:It is a scalable solution...The initial setup was straightforward.
    Top Answer:The user interface is not easy to navigate, so it should be made easier. There is always room for improvement. The pricing could be a bit cheaper, and more automation and updates should be introduced.
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    Camunda enables organizations to orchestrate processes across people, systems, and devices to continuously overcome complexity and increase efficiency. With Camunda, business users and developers collaborate using BPMN to model end-to-end processes and run sophisticated automation with the speed, scale, and resilience required to stay competitive. Hundreds of enterprises such as Atlassian, ING, and Vodafone design, orchestrate, and improve business-critical processes with Camunda to accelerate digital transformation.

    Visual Paradigm is a UML tool. The tool is designed for a wide range of users including software engineers, system analysts, business analysts and system architects, or for anyone who is interested in reliably building large-scale software systems using an object-oriented approach. In addition, Visual Paradigm supports the latest standards of UML notation.
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    Sample Customers
    24 Hour Fitness, Accruent, AT&T Inc., Atlassian, CSS Insurance, Deutsche Telekom, Generali, Provinzial NordWest Insurance Services, Swisscom AG, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, VHV Group, Zalando
    Adobe, Apple, at&t, Caterpillar, Intel, NASA, Nokia, Toyota
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Computer Software Company36%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm9%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Educational Organization9%
    Company Size
    Small Business49%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise31%
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise69%
    Small Business63%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise26%
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Buyer's Guide
    Camunda Platform vs. Visual Paradigm
    May 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about Camunda Platform vs. Visual Paradigm and other solutions. Updated: May 2023.
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    Camunda Platform is ranked 1st in Business Process Design with 27 reviews while Visual Paradigm is ranked 9th in Business Process Design with 10 reviews. Camunda Platform is rated 8.2, while Visual Paradigm is rated 8.0. 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 Visual Paradigm writes "Complete feature sets, plenty of models, and useful document engine". Camunda Platform is most compared with Apache Airflow, Pega BPM, Bizagi, Appian and Bonita, whereas Visual Paradigm is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, Visio, Lucidchart, No Magic MagicDraw and iServer. See our Camunda Platform vs. Visual Paradigm report.

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