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"The solution's most valuable aspect is the fact it is highly configurable. We can do configurations very easily.""It's a flexible solution.""The business process modeling is the most valuable feature.""The dashboards are helpful because you can display reports directly on your screen.""It provides a solution for integration orchestration. This solution is for any organization in the banking, telecommunications, healthcare, manufacturing, and all domains and industries.""The most valuable feature is automation, which is quite strong and we are quite happy with it."

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"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.""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 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.""The collaboration function in the project views is valuable because people can comment on the processes and we can respond.""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 most valuable feature is probably the nature of it.""All in all, Signavio usability is excellent. Anyone can learn to use the tool quickly. This increases acceptance as employees are not facing a high learning curve. With the offered usability it is easy to model processes also live in workshops.""Process management/Process governance is what we think Signavio is very good at."

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"Sometimes, we feel like we are not getting the full features of the content management capabilities.""I feel that the features are not user-friendly.""The setup and installation process could be made easier.""The UI of the solution is not good. They should work to update the solution and make it better and fresher.""In terms of improvement, it could be less complex.""The initial setup is actually a really complicated process."

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"There are some small graphical bugs, but they are addressed immediately by Signavio to their product development team.""The performance metrics appearing in the collaboration hub needs to be improved.""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.""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 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.""Moreover, the functionality to show different process variations with "views" could be improved to allow more customization of these views. I believe this would increase the user experience and administrative efforts maintaining these process variations.""The reporting is too slow and there is a limit of 250 processes."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "When you compare with Laserfiche and M-Files, IBM is expensive."
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  • "SaaS has no setup cost, just licensing fees."
  • "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."
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    Questions from the Community
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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 »
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    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.
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    Its price is all right. It is a yearly contract. It needs to be renewed every year.
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    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 »
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    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… more »
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    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.
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    Overview

    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.

    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
    Key Bank, Barclays, Control€xpert, MIR Insurance Brokers, Conqord Oil
    DHL, Coca Cola EP, Prudential, Zalando, T-Systems, Jabil, Endress+Hauser, Rakuten
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    Financial Services Firm71%
    Engineering Company14%
    Government14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Insurance Company8%
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    Healthcare Company15%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Retailer9%
    Energy/Utilities Company9%
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    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Government8%
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    Small Business25%
    Large Enterprise75%
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    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise73%
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    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise54%
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    IBM Business Automation Workflow is ranked 11th in Business Process Management (BPM) with 6 reviews while SAP Signavio Process Manager is ranked 2nd in Business Process Management (BPM) with 13 reviews. IBM Business Automation Workflow is rated 7.4, while SAP Signavio Process Manager is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of IBM Business Automation Workflow writes "Offers the ability to create a case file identification". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP Signavio Process Manager writes "Full process visibility helps promote collaboration for the betterment of business processes". IBM Business Automation Workflow is most compared with IBM BPM, Apache Airflow, Camunda Platform, IBM Case Foundation and SS&C Chorus, whereas SAP Signavio Process Manager is most compared with Celonis, ARIS BPA, Camunda Platform, Visio and Bizagi. See our IBM Business Automation Workflow vs. SAP Signavio Process Manager report.

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