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We performed a comparison between Informatica Cloud API and App Integration and Pega BPM 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 Informatica Cloud API and App Integration vs. Pega BPM Report (Updated: April 2024).
772,127 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The interface has a great look and feel, and the functionality is so easy.""The interface is really good.""The application integration will give you more flexibility when dealing with APIs.""The OAuth feature is the most valuable feature for authentication."

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"The most valuable feature is flexibility, as we can configure it to best suit our requirements.""Can do a lot of things with minimum time and cost.""Pega BPM offers a lot of out-of-the-box functionalities.""Decreased time for plane departures and landing, supported analytical insight for planning of three to six month forecasting, and helped with operational decision planning and support.""The solution provides us with a very good dashboard.""The solution is able to support the size and scale required.""The robotic process automation has increased the confidence of business users.""The solution is operating well overall."

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Cons
"There could be a lot more application integration.""The setup is complex.""There's no direct way to connect to Amazon APIs from Informatica Cloud.""The pricing model is problematic."

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"The licensing cost is very high.""The local development approach is good in Pega, however, cost-wise, it's getting expensive. That needs to be addressed.""The solution could be more scalable.""There is a scarcity of resources who have worked with this solution before.""Reporting is not so clear and not so great. We really struggle to get the right reporting. When we need reporting based on the content of the tickets, we are not able to get it. The MIS reporting is not great. That's one of the reasons why we are switching to ServiceNow. Its compatibility with the higher versions of Internet Explorer should be improved. It really works well in Mozilla Firefox or any other browser, but when it comes to Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer, sometimes, the layout gets disturbed. The positioning of the buttons changes, and there is some distortion in the layout. I am not sure whether it is our configuration problem or Pega's, but when it is working in Mozilla Firefox, it should also work in Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer.""To learn Pega, you need to be a partner. If someone just wants to learn Pega for the sake of learning, they won't be able to do so as they don't give access to that.""We have experienced a few technical challenges, particularly triggering the workflow through file drops and accessing files.""I believe that Pega's strategy when it comes to the UX part is not that great currently as compared to the other emerging BPM tools in the market."

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  • "Licensing is expensive. You need to wisely select between per user and per case."
  • "They have both on-premise and cloud licensing. If you are a small to medium company, go for the cloud option because that eliminates a lot of the setting up of your DevTest and performance environments, multiple environments, because you can buy that from Pega with the cloud option. So your setup time really goes down. If you're a large company, then you're better off putting it within your company. You have other skill resources within your company to create environments."
  • "They need to come up with licensing options. Right now they do have a cloud-based option, but the cloud prices I've seen are much more expensive compared to competing products."
  • "The licensing fees are based on the number of users."
  • "May be somewhat more expensive than other solutions initially, but should have enhanced return on investment."
  • "The price of this solution, including installation and configuration, is comparable to competing vendors."
  • "The pricing is pretty good, compared to other similar products."
  • "It's a user-based license where, as you scale the numbers of users, the price increases."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Comparatively, other services are providing a lower price, but since moving from Informatica on-prem to IICS, the pricing factor is much better. So when we compare two platforms of the same vendor… more »
    Top Answer:There are a few improvements which can be done. So those are on data governance and making an image of each object that is being created on top of Informatica, I mean, on top of applications. So those… more »
    Top Answer:You do need some preparation to be able to use all functions of Pega BPM. However, all users of this platform are in luck as it comes with good documentation and you can learn pretty much everything… more »
    Top Answer:My company has been using this tool for years and the only issue we have had, if you can call it that, was while setting it up. When we were setting it up initially, we had some drawbacks and could… more »
    Top Answer: Pega BPM can be considered overpriced for some; it all depends on the size of your company and the requirements of your customers. Sure, there are products out there that do the things that Pega BPM… more »
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    Also Known As
    Cloud Application Integration, Cloud Application Integration, Cloud Extend, Informatica API and Application Integration
    Pegasystems, SmartBPM
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    Overview

    Informatica Cloud’s Application Integration solution creates business processes that accelerate business response times, dramatically increase business efficiency and improves user effectiveness - all without writing a single line of code.

    Pega BPM is a low-code process automation software product that helps organizations quickly build business applications that deliver the demanded experience by customers. This product is a business process management (BPM), process automation, rapid application development, and low-code development tool.

    Pega utilizes business process management (BPM) - a methodology to manage processes and workflows in an organization with the aim to increase work process results. The product implements BPM in the following steps:

    • Analysis: Through comprehensive analysis, the processes that can be created or optimized to meet business needs are identified.

    • Design: The design of a process aims to reduce errors and maintain relevant standard operating procedures.

    • Modeling: The process design can be modeled using various software tools.

    • Execution: The process model execution can be governed through a business rules engine.

    • Monitoring: Monitoring is performed to detect any issues and collect relevant data.

    • Optimization: The collected data is used to optimize and improve processes.

    Pega BMP utilizes this methodology to automate and simplify operations for companies and improve business agility. The solution can automate business operations such as business rules, mobile application development, reporting, case management, security, integration, and predictive and adaptive analytics. It can be employed on premises and in the cloud and allows for automating services such as accounts, marketing, and sales.

    Pega BPM Features

    Pega BPM has various features through which businesses can automate processes and reduce operational costs. Some of these features include:

    • Adaptive Decision Management: Through the support of data analysis concepts, this product feature allows users to make crucial decisions. It supports the retrieval of data automatically, facilitating real-time decision-making. It also provides the ability to make decisions at all times, depending on changes in the processes.

    • Automatic Code Generation: The programming time at a company can be reduced through this feature, as it generates application codes automatically. The feature offers industry-specific solution frameworks for developing applications and visual development tools, allowing business users to build apps. This enables the simplification of complex business processes by converting them.

    • Pega Omni-channel UI: The user interface (UI) of Pega BPM is a design-once and deploy-anywhere model. This means that any channel can be interfaced with the UI, as designs can be adapted to various parameters, including device, channel, or user.

    • Pega Live Data: This feature of the tool integrates all the business’s data, analyzes it, and summarizes it into formats suitable for presentation. The feature has a caching option, which improves data management by reducing the load on external applications.

    • Pega Situational Layer Cake: Through this feature of the solution, business processes can be adjusted regarding changes in customer type, departments, products, geographies, time, languages, and channels.

    • Pega Pulse: Through Pega Pulse, employees, partners, and customers can collaborate and solve issues simultaneously.

    Pega BPM Benefits

    Pega BPM has various benefits for businesses. They include the following:

    • Accelerates business processes by building applications in a timely manner.

    • Provides automatically tailored screens and forms for customers to improve user experience and engagement.

    • Can be utilized on various sources, including being moved from a data center to the cloud and vice versa.

    • The low-code functionality decreases the need for developer intervention and reduces the costs of outsourcing IT assistance and maintenance.

    • The tool offers a flexible UI that allows users to switch from web to mobile during all times of product usage.

    • The platform offers business scalability incrementation through quick application development.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Amarender C., a feature lead at a financial services firm, thinks Pega BPM is easy to set up with great documentation and training.

    Anoop S., a delivery manager at LanceSoft, rates the product highly because it is user-friendly and has case management and claims management functions; has good documentation and a community portal that help in learning the product and resolving issues.

    Sample Customers
    Carbonite, Education Elements
    The State of Maine, ANZ, Coca-Cola, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), ME, New South Wales, OptumRx, Texas Department of Transportation, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Insurance Company9%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm32%
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm25%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Government7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise73%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business7%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise76%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Buyer's Guide
    Informatica Cloud API and App Integration vs. Pega BPM
    April 2024
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    Informatica Cloud API and App Integration is ranked 18th in Business Process Management (BPM) with 4 reviews while Pega BPM is ranked 3rd in Business Process Management (BPM) with 57 reviews. Informatica Cloud API and App Integration is rated 8.6, while Pega BPM is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Informatica Cloud API and App Integration writes " Provides data governance and offer good scalability, with a significant performance boost when moving from on-prem to the cloud". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pega BPM writes "Provides built-in frameworks that can be reused and reduces time and cost". Informatica Cloud API and App Integration is most compared with Apache Airflow, Appian, Camunda, ARIS Cloud and IBM Sterling B2B Integration Services, whereas Pega BPM is most compared with ServiceNow, Camunda, Appian, Microsoft Power Apps and IBM BPM. See our Informatica Cloud API and App Integration vs. Pega BPM report.

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