2018-12-05T11:33:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Camunda BPM?

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Piotr Mazur - PeerSpot reviewer
Digital Transformation Solution Manager at Altkom Software & Consutling
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Top 5
2021-03-01T10:47:00Z
Mar 1, 2021

There is an open-source version available, that in its core features (workflow and decision engine, modeler) is exactly the same as in the enterprise version. My advice is to think about what is most important to your business case and choose the right version. You can always migrate to Enterprise edition.

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Uday Shankar Tummala - PeerSpot reviewer
Practice Lead at Sky Solutions, LLC
Real User
Top 5
2020-12-30T17:08:37Z
Dec 30, 2020

When compared with the proprietary products, the pricing costs are much less, even though it is an enterprise edition. It's very minimal. My customers and I are very happy with the pricing cost and the features. Pricing depends on the number of tasks we use.

Oscar Mejia - PeerSpot reviewer
IT-Services Manager & Solution Architect at Stratis
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-12-22T11:22:35Z
Dec 22, 2020

I think Camunda BPM can improve their licensing costs. It isn't easy to find clients with Camunda BPM licenses mainly because it's quite expensive. I think the license for an on-premise system is about $50,000, and that's expensive when you have only 100 users.

Zoran Cerkez - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner/CEO at IT SPHERE
Real User
2020-11-23T15:51:31Z
Nov 23, 2020

We use the open-source version, which can be used at no cost.

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Principal at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
2020-10-07T07:04:37Z
Oct 7, 2020

Licensing costs are anywhere from $80,000 to $100,000 USD per year.

Abdurrahman Gori - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Manager at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2020-10-04T06:40:29Z
Oct 4, 2020

The cost of this solution is better than some competing products.

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Digital Engineering Manager at Vodafone
Real User
2020-08-05T06:59:27Z
Aug 5, 2020

We are using the open-source version so it is without cost.

AlonBear - PeerSpot reviewer
Co Founder at Dr. Agile
Real User
2019-11-26T05:43:00Z
Nov 26, 2019

It's free, open-source. I use the open-source free version.

NV
Lead of Technology Innovation at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-09-26T04:11:00Z
Sep 26, 2019

We are using the open-source version of this solution.

Andres Murillo - PeerSpot reviewer
Innovation Director at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
2018-12-05T11:33:00Z
Dec 5, 2018

It is less cost-prohibitive than other solutions on the market. This solution was in our price range.

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Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Nov 8, 2021
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Dovid Gelber - PeerSpot reviewer
Tech blogger
Nov 8, 2021
Pega BPM allows for a great deal of flexibility in terms of how an organization or company can set up this solution. There are two possible ways that this product can be deployed. Each of these has a different level of setup difficulty. The first option involves a completely cloud-based approach, linking the program up to the cloud and connecting it to your organization’s online databases. At that point, most of the work is being done by the program and the cloud itself. Option two is more difficult to implement. This option involves installing the software on your company’s local servers. This requires a great amount of work to properly integrate the software with the local hardware. You will want to hire experts in this type of technology to run the integration and manage the software. Camunda Platform is relatively easy to set up if you are not attempting to tweak the software to gain extra functions out of it. It can be downloaded and deployed within a half an hour. However, if your organization wants to get more out of the program than its most basic functions, the process becomes more complicated. Additional time and resources will be required if your company wants to add things onto the software. Pega BPM has a variety of payment models. They offer options that scale their prices based on the number of users or the number of cases that the organization has. These are just two examples of the flexibility of pricing that Pega BPM can give businesses. Camunda Platform is even more flexible on price than Pega BPM. They have an open- source version of the program which is absolutely free. This version possesses all of the core features of the paid version. The ability to maintain functionality and not have to pay expensive licensing costs is a game-changer. Conclusion Both of these products are potentially easy to set up. Pega BPM offers great flexibility in terms of pricing. Ultimately, Camunda platform’s open source version is more affordable without sacrificing functionality.
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