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Top Ten BPM tools you cannot ignore!

Purpose:

This report gives ranks the Business Process Management (BPM) tools based on a selection criteria. The report is generated using the tool Kloudax Comparison Assistant (KCA). (http://kloudax.net.au/software/). KCA compares documents and websites based on keywords grouped into multiple selection criteria.

BPM tool comparison report is based purely based on the information available in vendor websites. We understand web sites do not provide the full picture. So, take the comparison as a initial ball park. It is possible to refine the report if detailed vendor manuals are available. Please contact us if you have any specific requirements in selecting BPM tools or any other products. (http://kloudax.net.au/contactus/).

Selection summary:


The summary table shows the number of vendors evaluated in the selection process and the short listed vendors.

Vendor Weighted Rating
http://www.processmaker.com 70.8
http://www.visual-paradigm.com 43.2
http://www.mavim.com 41.4
https://www.lucidchart.com 39.0
http://www.casewise.com 37.2
http://www.bonitasoft.com 37.0
http://www.boc-group.com/products/adonis 22.6
http://www.bizagi.com 21.4
http://www.ariscommunity.com/aris-express 20.6
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/visio 20.0

Selection Criteria:

The selection criteria used in comparing the vendors is given below. All the vendor responses are evaluated based on this criteria.

Criteria Heading Criteria Description Keywords
user_training max 1 hour training for business users/end users “simple to use”, “easy to use”, intuitive, simplicity, simple, easy
process-Notation simple process notation (not just BPMN, UML, it is for process “simple process notation”,”quality management”, QMS, “quality management system”
Workflow repository driven generation of MS Visio workflows, tables RASCI, RACI, workflow, flowchart, “role matrix”
Repository driven repository artefacts can be freely defined and linked with repository, “repository driven”, “model driven”, relationships, relationship
Web publishing repository driven generation of a website “website publisher”, collaboration, publish, “publish to web site”,
Integration website has functions for commenting (email integration), “email integration”, integration, RSS, hyperlink, “CMS integration”
Active content website has active content, i.e. all process artefacts, actors, “active content”, “clickable”, “navigation”
Templates use of MS Word templates and MS Visio and Web Design Style Sheets templates
PDF outputs repository driven generation of MS Word and PDF documents “publish to word”, “pdf generation”
version control strict auditing and version control “version control”, “versioning”, “create version”

Comparison Matrix:

The following comparison matrix shows the vendor ranking against each of the selection criteria. The table shows the individual ratings for each criteria and the corresponding weighted rating. The vendors are sorted based on the weighted rating.

Resources Comments Summary Active content Integration PDF outputs process-Notation Repository driven Templates user_training version control Web publishing Workflow
http://www.processmaker.com Weighted Rating :

Rating :

70.8%


3.54

0.0%


0.0

100.0%


5.0

100.0%


5.0

0.0%


0.0

42.0%


2.1

100.0%


5.0

74.0%


3.7

100.0%


5.0

100.0%


5.0

92.0%


4.6

http://www.visual-paradigm.com Weighted Rating :

Rating :

43.2%


2.16

36.0%


1.8

66.0%


3.3

0.0%


0.0

0.0%


0.0

90.0%


4.5

0.0%


0.0

12.0%


0.6

100.0%


5.0

100.0%


5.0

28.0%


1.4

http://www.mavim.com Weighted Rating :

Rating :

41.4%


2.07

14.0%


0.7

0.0%


0.0

0.0%


0.0

100.0%


5.0

100.0%


5.0

0.0%


0.0

100.0%


5.0

0.0%


0.0

100.0%


5.0

0.0%


0.0

https://www.lucidchart.com Weighted Rating :

Rating :

39.0%


1.95

56.0%


2.8

0.0%


0.0

0.0%


0.0

0.0%


0.0

0.0%


0.0

100.0%


5.0

20.0%


1.0

100.0%


5.0

100.0%


5.0

14.0%


0.7

http://www.casewise.com Weighted Rating :

Rating :

37.2%


1.86

80.0%


4.0

0.0%


0.0

0.0%


0.0

0.0%


0.0

86.0%


4.3

100.0%


5.0

4.0%


0.2

0.0%


0.0

100.0%


5.0

2.0%


0.1

http://www.bonitasoft.com Weighted Rating :

Rating :

37.0%


1.85

0.0%


0.0

4.0%


0.2

0.0%


0.0

0.0%


0.0

28.0%


1.4

100.0%


5.0

24.0%


1.2

100.0%


5.0

100.0%


5.0

14.0%


0.7

http://www.boc-group.com/products/adonis Weighted Rating :

Rating :

22.6%


1.13

16.0%


0.8

98.0%


4.9

0.0%


0.0

0.0%


0.0

0.0%


0.0

100.0%


5.0

10.0%


0.5

0.0%


0.0

0.0%


0.0

2.0%


0.1

http://www.bizagi.com Weighted Rating :

Rating :

21.4%


1.07

0.0%


0.0

4.0%


0.2

0.0%


0.0

8.0%


0.4

0.0%


0.0

100.0%


5.0

2.0%


0.1

0.0%


0.0

0.0%


0.0

100.0%


5.0

http://www.ariscommunity.com/aris-express Weighted Rating :

Rating :

20.6%


1.03

100.0%


5.0

0.0%


0.0

0.0%


0.0

0.0%


0.0

0.0%


0.0

0.0%


0.0

6.0%


0.3

100.0%


5.0

0.0%


0.0

0.0%


0.0

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/visio Weighted Rating :

Rating :

20.0%


1.0

0.0%


0.0

0.0%


0.0

0.0%


0.0

0.0%


0.0

0.0%


0.0

100.0%


5.0

0.0%


0.0

0.0%


0.0

100.0%


5.0

0.0%


0.0

Highest rating

Highest rating with more than 20% margin

Acknowledgement:

The author wishes to acknowledge Edwin Roman, for his inputs in developing the selection criteria for BPM tools.

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About Murali Ramakrishnan

Murali is the Managing Director of the boutique consulting firm "Process-Symphony". Process-Symphony specializes in IT enabled business process orchestration. http://www.process-symphony.com.au http://www.kloudax.net.au

Discussion

6 thoughts on “Top Ten BPM tools you cannot ignore!

  1. Reblogged this on The No Crisis Blog and commented:
    Useful starting point when looking for a BPM tool.

    Posted by Jørgen Winther | July 29, 2013, 11:16 am
  2. Hello Sir,

    I was checking out for a BPM tool and got hold of Interfacing’s EPC (Enterprise Process Centre) from Interfacing.com which is claimed as Gartner awarded.

    I need to suggest this tool’s capability and advantages / disadvantages, especially gaps or demerits if any to my client for a quick proposal. Its an urgent requirement so I’m really at a fix.

    It would be of great help if you could rate this tool just as you have done above for the best 10 BPM tools on your mentioned criteria heading.

    Many thanks in advance. Eagerly awaiting for your valuable analysis.

    Thanks,
    Jaideep.
    M- +91-9831787898
    E- jaideephalder@yahoo.com

    Posted by Jaideep | July 30, 2015, 10:45 pm
    • Jaideep,
      Thanks for your query.
      The tool choice depends upon your client’s selection criteria. What are the business problems they are trying to solve?
      I had a quick look at EPC. They were mentioned in 2013 Gartner report on operational intelligence. Is it some thing your client is looking for.
      My suggestion is to get the selection criteria, short list few tools and compare side by side.
      All the best.
      Regards
      Process-Symphony

      Posted by Murali Ramakrishnan | July 31, 2015, 6:13 am
      • Thanks a Lot Murali sir.
        I’ll try to get the details as suggested and if I face any query I would be knocking you again… 🙂
        Thanks once again for your quick reply.

        Regards,
        Jaideep

        Posted by Jaideep | July 31, 2015, 8:26 pm

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