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2018-10-28T09:33:00Z
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 IBM BPM?

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We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

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Sameer N - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Architect at MindTree
Real User
Top 20
2022-06-23T13:33:00Z
23 June 22

In terms of licensing, we have to make it free for the developers so more people can install and use it. It is important to make at least licensing free to try in the cloud, not just for IBM BPM but for any of the IBM products. This can help companies start to push through solutions and proposals. For example, licensing could be free, providing developers something to try in the cloud. Because there are regular audits in all companies when you install, some companies may see this as harmful. Therefore, a provision to try it free on the cloud can increase the number of skilled PA developers.

Prince Mathew - PeerSpot reviewer
General Manager - Information Technology at K Raheja Corporates
Real User
Top 20
2022-05-25T11:57:48Z
25 May 22

We found the product to be on the higher side. We recently purchased it last year, and, when you purchase the whole product, about ten years back, that was a very reasonable amount. However, now, this time, we see that the amount could have been better - although we still went ahead and bought it. That said, it could have been better. We pay for the solution annually.

AG
TETRA & GSM Engineer at a government with 201-500 employees
Real User
2022-01-24T11:28:29Z
24 January 22

The pricing is quite high, I would rate it two out of five.

HM
Head of IT System Integration at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-10-13T15:11:00Z
13 October 21

We had a yearly license. I believe that if the license were cheaper, it would have a greater impact.

TT
BPM Consultant at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Consultant
Top 20
2021-09-11T22:28:56Z
11 September 21

I already compared some solutions related to business process management, and I saw that the cost of IBM BPM is more expensive compared with that of Camunda, for example. We also pay for support.

DM
Client Partner at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-07-23T11:31:46Z
23 July 21

Licensing is managed by the client, but we know it is yearly. Camunda is relatively cheaper. There is not much difference in pricing of IBM and PEGA. For large licensing, there are discounts as well.

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SuhasVasudevamurthy - PeerSpot reviewer
BPM Architect at GBM
MSP
Top 10
2021-06-14T12:02:10Z
14 June 21

The price of the solution is fair for an enterprise solution that has both cloud and on-premise deployments and when comparing to competitors. Recently IBM has introduced Cloud Pak which allows for more flexible licensing options for automation and other features.

AT
Senior J2EE Developer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-04-14T16:58:47Z
14 April 21

When considering the features of the solution the price is expensive compared to competitors.

FB
Digital Banking & Innovation Director at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-04-03T15:35:00Z
03 April 21

It is a very expensive product.

SG
Team Lead at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-02-01T09:24:20Z
01 February 21

Its price is on the higher side, and it can be improved. Its licensing is on a yearly basis. There are no additional costs.

Zoran Cerkez - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner/CEO at IT SPHERE
Real User
Top 5
2020-11-20T11:38:36Z
20 November 20

IBM BPM is not for every company. This is a solution is for a company that has at least 500 people and more employees. I don't expect a company with only 100 people to invest a half-million dollars into the licensing and the same in the services. A company like that should look into other open-source options.

AS
VP - BPM Product Owner at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-10-21T04:33:53Z
21 October 20

The price is quite inflated, and I think that our service contract is per year with monthly fees. I don't have all of the details, as our finance department handles this.

AA
Development Team Lead at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-07-15T07:11:36Z
15 July 20

The solution is on the expensive side.

AV
Head Enterprise Platforms at Mashreq
Real User
2020-06-21T08:08:06Z
21 June 20

I'm pretty sure licensing is on the pricier side, but it depends on the use case and the benefits that you realize from your investment. There are different versions of the product; a standard edition and an advanced edition. Each is based on the number of PC users, CPU's that you license out, and the cost varies based on your instrumentation and the number of processes.

Luis Yndigoyen - PeerSpot reviewer
Partner at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
2018-10-28T09:33:00Z
28 October 18

The price is not great. The cloud and license of the subscription model for IBM BPM can be complex. There are a lot of alternatives to choose from, like a VAR, partner, or sales team from IBM. There might also be push back from the hardware team to be on-premise.

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