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2019-09-25T05:10:00Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your primary use case for Bonita?

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

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Zemtsop Arléon - PeerSpot reviewer
Software Engineering Team Lead at Dimsoft
Real User
Top 20
2022-07-26T05:27:45Z
26 July 22

I use Bonita to build web applications.

Ricardo Camacho - PeerSpot reviewer
Executive Director at Pilares Consultores
Real User
Top 5
2022-02-02T16:58:40Z
02 February 22

We use Bonita for business processes development.

Steve Weiser - PeerSpot reviewer
Co-founder and Strategy Lead at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
User
2021-09-30T07:36:04Z
30 September 21

I have worked with, as well as consulted on/to several of the top BPM/iBPM platforms internationally. I refer to them as iBPM as many of the top solutions are calling themselves this. The "i" stands for "intelligent" and I would say that each of the top solutions have "their own angle" on why their solution is "truly intelligent".


PS: I am no longer traveling around the world to consult, so this is purely my pennies worth and not a sales pitch :-)


As far as Bonita is concerned, it was included in one of the system selection processes, it was very highly rated, however at the end it was not the solution selected. However, that does not mean that it is not a great product, it simply means one of the other solutions had a few specifics that fitted that use case better.


In my view, there is no one size fits all.  When it comes to choosing the right iBPM for your organisation, many different aspects need to be considered, including (not limited to):


1) Your organisation size & level of technical resources;


2) Process complexities;


3) Level of current documentation around your current processes;


4) Integration complexities;


5) Reporting requirements;


6) Cost vs Benefit.


Other things to take into consideration include:


1) With the right technical expertise ANY of the main products can be made to do what you want - at a cost!!


2) No-Code will only take you so far - NO MATTER what a solution provider tells you.


3) If you are looking at process improvement rather than (or, as well as) process automation, you will need to have/hire the right experts in that area. I have seen SO many projects go astray because the decision to go DIY was the go.


4) Ask for the TOTAL ongoing costs at various levels of users/processes/apps. Some solutions look super affordable on the face of it, but as you progress the ongoing costs start to build.


5) When looking at who will make up the team, relevant "been there done that" experience will ALLWAYS trump a list of qualifications with little experience.


Anyhow, that is my pennies worth.


I hope it helps.

reviewer1350654 - PeerSpot reviewer
Director, ICT Department. at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2021-09-23T11:46:58Z
23 September 21

Hi


I think Camunda has a bigger community than Bonita. For example in Git or Git hub.


Both of them are useful and reliable process automation tools.
 

CR
Partner at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-07-05T18:25:46Z
05 July 21

We are in the early stages of testing this solution. It is used for business process automation.

reviewer1350654 - PeerSpot reviewer
Director, ICT Department. at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-07-26T08:19:01Z
26 July 20

I have been using Bonita to develop processes using the Bonita Studio. We have only been using it for simple, object console processes.

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SaiedKhani - PeerSpot reviewer
ERP Functional Specialist at Aryasasol
Real User
2019-10-15T05:02:00Z
15 October 19

I use this as part of my solution for BPM (Business Process Management) development.

AA
Center of Excellence Technical Lead at UST Global España
Real User
2019-09-25T05:10:00Z
25 September 19

I am using it in a development/pre-production environment for testing.

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Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Bonita. What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
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JaimeBonilla - PeerSpot reviewer
Desarrollador Senior Bonita BPM with 51-200 employees
10 December 18
The GUI designer must be improved. When you generate a form it does not generate so well.
RR
Director of Financial Systems & Data Warehouse Department at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
22 May 19
Other products are much easier to get started with because they offer wizards. It would be nice to have a wizard to help walk through the development process and create a backbone. Then, after this, you can just develop and create additional features through Java injections, etc. It should be possible to develop at a higher level. A more user-friendly interface, especially for beginners, would be a good improvement.
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