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2018-05-08T07:07:00Z
Nurit Sherman - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Operations Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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Which is better, Bonita or Camunda BPM?

One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Bonita vs Camunda BPM.

One user says about Bonita,"I have solved a lot of Banking problems using Bonita BPM, from customer hiring to credit evaluation"

Another user says about Camunda BPM, " We have the ability to modify the product if we need to, and that comes in handy whenever we need to add new functionality and features"

In your opinion, which is better and why?

Thanks!

--Rhea

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Juan Deloscobos - PeerSpot reviewer
Healthcare consultancy with self employed
Consultant
2018-05-09T16:33:12Z
09 May 18

i totally agree with reviewer842259, both are powerful to design processes, because both have similarities, but the interfaces designer of Bonita is higher of Camunda. But if you need some results about he processes performance, the dahsboards of Camunda, in my opinion are better than Bonita. And other feature to take in account is the tool to analyze the workflow instances, in my opinion Camunda has better information than Bonita

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it_user563052 - PeerSpot reviewer
User at TCS
Real User
2018-05-08T19:21:38Z
08 May 18

With Bonita you can design and deploy any business process, however for integration with specific providers you should buy a license for use connectors. With Camunda, you could customize the integration with some java development, deploy with Tomcat, and finally hold standard BPM design.

it_user842259 - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager of Software Development Team with 1,001-5,000 employees
User
2018-05-08T15:38:27Z
08 May 18

With Bonita you can not only develop the process but you can also design better interfaces. In Camunda, the user interfaces are very basic and do not allow much customization.

PeerSpot user
Software Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2018-05-10T03:00:04Z
10 May 18

I don't know the Cumunda bpm, so I can't able to give the best
answer....sorry for this.

My Bonita experience:
We are using for networking domain and we will be talking OSB proxies/web services and based on conditions we will be moving into next step in BPM flow.

If you want to go through Bonita bpm, make sure that there won't much business logic in BPM flow because Bonita is not capable of handling that.

Vendor
2018-05-10T02:53:13Z
10 May 18

I would “throw a wider net” in your evaluation.

Even then, your needs are the most important and once we have these, we can provide a report on the different tools out there and how they “fit” with your needs.

Please let me know if my team can assist further.

GW
Supply Chain Analytics, at a transportation company with 1-10 employees
User
2018-05-09T11:56:01Z
09 May 18

I have used neither app and cannot give an opinion.

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Vendor
2018-05-08T20:32:22Z
08 May 18

I can’t tell you much about Bonita. I did an evaluation some time back and I don’t recall that it stood out. By far, I would recommend that you look
at Bizagi. Great BPMN modeling platform and also a platform to build automation. I’ve seen a stack up between Bizagi and Camunda and by far Bizagi is the superior platform.

it_user830085 - PeerSpot reviewer
VOD Content Operations Director at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
User
2018-05-08T20:28:54Z
08 May 18

Unfortunately, I can not really help you with that since we never implemented Bonita and during the solution RFP we decided to choose
WebMethod instead of Camunda.
The choice was only driven by the fact WebMethod was already integrated internally and we hade the knowledge.
But Camunda had the same functionalities and flexibility we saw in WebMethode.

Jon Sanchez - PeerSpot reviewer
Sales at BonitaSoft
Vendor
2018-05-08T19:53:33Z
08 May 18

Bonita BPM has error management and feature management. Meaning you can add new features or functions to the process or fix an error without taking the process down. You can do this in real-time. Bonita has an excellent UI/UX and on many occasions been praised as having one the easiest, best looking, easy to use UI/UX on both the development and production side. In addition, Bonita doesn't limit you. If you have already created apps, a portal, or UI and you want to use yours, you can. Of course, you can develop your own amazing UI/UX in Bonita but you aren't required to use it. You can leverage work you already put time and money into.

PeerSpot user
Marketing Director at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
MSP
2018-05-08T18:14:02Z
08 May 18

I agree with the above comment. Check out JobRouter. It is a very flexible BPM platform.

Vendor
2018-05-08T17:02:32Z
08 May 18

Since BPM is an art in itself, the option to modify the toolset is important. Hence my preference.

Art Hebbeler, PMP - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Project Management Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Consultant
ExpertTop 5
2018-05-08T16:16:36Z
08 May 18

From my experience, neither. We have evaluated several options, and have chosen Bizagi. Yes, it is just making a dent into the US marketplace, but the TCO is favorable, and the speed at which we can model, develop, and deploy, as well as change, is remarkable.

2018-05-08T13:45:17Z
08 May 18

Take a closer look to JobRouter. It is much faster to realize projects with JobRouter.

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