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IBM BPM pros and cons

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it_user248055 - PeerSpot reviewer
Mar 22, 2018
Its Analytics is the most valuable feature.
BS
Apr 20, 2021
I liked its robustness the most. It was a very robust platform in my experience. It seemed like a very stable and powerful tool for handling lots of concurrent users and hammering at the system.
DF
Mar 21, 2018
There is information during the process that the analyst will look at, their procedures. We created a part of the application such that the business can change those procedures as needed, on a daily, weekly, monthly basis. As the reps go through the process, they don't necessarily know it's changing, they just know they have to refer to some documentation, and the business can keep that up to date.
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it_user840867 - PeerSpot reviewer
Mar 20, 2018
The Process Designer is good. We like how we can drag and drop and link the processes up, that works out great for us.
it_user840882 - PeerSpot reviewer
Mar 20, 2018
It is easy to take a requirement, put it in the code, and deploy it.
ZC
Nov 25, 2020
IBM's deployment box is one huge black box. We can create all the services with our own code or without a codebase, however, we have a huge amount of space with practically no limitation.
JB
Oct 9, 2018
It helps maintain, and in many instances, lower costs, as well as to maintain those costs, keeping them stable.
Devashish Mishra - PeerSpot reviewer
Jul 23, 2021
Setting it up is fairly easy. If somebody has knowledge of the system, he or she will be able to do it fairly quickly.
BA
Apr 19, 2023
Previously, our company's business automation process was slow. IBM BPM's schedule and response functionalities are excellent...There are countless use cases in which IBM BPM proves to be a valuable tool for my clients.
it_user840888 - PeerSpot reviewer
Mar 20, 2018
There is a component of this BPM pool - I can't recall the name. What it does is, it allows you to create various scenarios and then run them quickly, before actually putting them onto a tool. So I think that part of the tool is really fantastic, because that enables you to create scenarios, create simulations, before actually going out and putting it into the tool itself
 

IBM BPM Cons review quotes

it_user248055 - PeerSpot reviewer
Mar 22, 2018
I'm hearing things might be improving, to really deliver on BPM as opposed to simply workflow. That really should be emphasized a lot more than it has been, because a lot of customers will simply implement the process and leave it there, because the product maybe doesn't emphasize BPM as much as it should, as much as maybe they talk about it in the sales process. The whole idea of BPM, is to iteratively improve the process, and in order to do that you have to have the analytics tool with it. A lot of times that doesn't go as far as it should simply because there's a lot more work to be done for that to happen, and just some sort of technical limitations that don't make that as easy as it should be.
BS
Apr 20, 2021
It is a really powerful tool, but its entry price is so high, which makes it a very exclusive club for who gets to use it. The thing that seemed to be the most intolerable was that you could put lots and lots of users on it, and it worked fine, but if you put lots and lots of developers on it, it sure seemed to have challenges. The biggest challenge was the development because of the Eclipse tool. It just seemed like irrespective of the development team that you put together, whether it had 10 or 50 people, you would end up having to reboot the development server throughout the day when you concurrently had lots of people hammering on the system. The development server just got sluggish. This was true for every project I was on. Once you got more than about five people working on the system at the same time, it would just get slower and slower during development work, and the only way to fix it was to reboot the server. It became just like a routine. Sometimes, we would reboot at lunch or dinner time, which is silly. After the cloud instances started rolling out, I never saw that again. That was probably the one big advantage of the cloud version. Instead of using an independent Eclipse-based process development tool, we moved to web-based process and design. The web-based tool definitely had greater performance than the Eclipse-based tool. I never got onto another project after that with 50 people, so I don't know how the performance is when you get a large team on it, but it definitely seems that the cloud design tool was a massive improvement.
DF
Mar 21, 2018
I would like to see more inclusion of RPA technologies. If we have more manual processes, we can use robotic process automation and integrate that in with the solution.
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it_user840867 - PeerSpot reviewer
Mar 20, 2018
One of the things that we are looking at is cognitive learning. IBM has another product called IBM RPA, I think, which is doing some of that stuff. We would like to see more of that with respect to cognitive learning and AI put back into the process engine to help.
it_user840882 - PeerSpot reviewer
Mar 20, 2018
Stability wavers. We have some opportunities for improvement in this space, especially as we approach our target volume of a million transactions a day. It is tough, because it is not necessarily the product. It is more around the platform and infrastructure to support it, so the connectivity to the database, web sessions, and reverse proxies in front of that.
ZC
Nov 25, 2020
If you want to use IBM BPM, you will have to invest a lot of money for licenses and you need to learn that there are limitations in developing applications. You cannot create anything you want.
JB
Oct 9, 2018
I would like to see a lot more case studies.
Devashish Mishra - PeerSpot reviewer
Jul 23, 2021
From the testing perspective and minor enhancements perspective, customization is something that is a little tedious as compared to new tools. In addition, various open-source tools that are available are not working with IBM BPM.
BA
Apr 19, 2023
I hope IBM uses something from IBM Content Navigator to make the interface easier to navigate.
PP
May 18, 2021
This is technology, and there's always room for improvement. It would be better to have a single solution. Trying to have an overview in terms of this solution brings together the concepts of BPM processes, customer journeys, and an automation part for KPIs. All of this working together and coming up with a single solution with privacy is more commercial than anything else.