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Find out what your peers are saying about Camunda Platform vs. Pega BPM and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"I can use any other tools to create services and the UI, and then use them together with the Camunda BPMN engine.""Camunda Platform has a very good interface for workflow and business process design.""I think that the positives of Camunda Platform are that our customers can start with the free version. I think it is the most important.""The most valuable features are that it's lightweight, can be embedded in existing Java code, and keeps track of the workflow state and the instances that we need.""I love that Camunda is a very developer-friendly platform, and my customers have evaluated the pricing as reasonable.""The number of client implementations and cross-language capabilities to support multiple frameworks is very pluggable compared to Pega. It's also more portable.""The flexibility is great.""Camunda Platform is better than IBM BPM, and Azure. It is more elaborate."

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"The solution is operating well overall.""The solution provides us with a very good dashboard.""The most valuable aspect of the solution is the various workflows.""It is easy to use, easy to understand, easy to implement and easy to enhance and we can do it as a Cloud. Also it is very user friendly.""The solution offers excellent workflows.""The best part of Pega, for me, is that they let you reuse a lot of the aspects in the product.""The most valuable feature is flexibility, as we can configure it to best suit our requirements.""The workflow designing and integration are the most valuable features. Also, the UI design was pretty easy."

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Cons
"The migration strategy needs to be improved.""I don't like the UI of the Camunda Platform, I have found the Signavio solution to be much better for me to create the process designs and execute them. Additionally, I have found the tools in the Camunda Platform are not compatible with some of my other tools. They should improve this in the future.""Process interfaces between diagrams could be improved.""When trying to design rule tables the solutions graphical user interface could improve, it could be more user friendly.""As we experienced some difficulties in the beginning, deployment took almost a month.""Would be helpful if there were additional out-of-the-box activities.""The user interface needs improvement. It should be more tailored to the end-user and offer a better user experience design over the user interface itself.""In the future, I would definitely like to see the process administration (migration, audit, tracking) and process evaluation (optimize) features added to the community edition."

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"It should have integration with non-relational databases. A lot of databases are non-relational, and as a company, we are planning to move to NoSQL or open-source databases. It would be good if we are able to install and use Pega on a NoSQL database. They can also try to tailor or organize the company a bit differently and go more towards the microservice concept. I would like Pega to develop machine learning and intelligent AI algorithms. They have a good foundation in terms of the model and the stuff that we are using for some customers, and it will be good to onboard as many machine learning algorithms as possible.""We need more light retail BPM tools within the Pega system. However, Pega is mostly for big companies.""It is not fully compatible with all versions of Internet Explorer, so sometimes, it does not work.""The main problem with Pega is that it is quite complex, so it is very difficult for the developer to learn.""The way the IDE works with the chatbox and the taxonomy imports could be a little smoother.""We have experienced a few technical challenges, particularly triggering the workflow through file drops and accessing files.""From a technical point of view, it would be helpful to have some advanced analytics to help with configuration. We have a lot of unwanted features and it would be good to configure it more appropriately so that we are using just exactly what we need.""They need to support the solution better, at this time the company does not have enough support."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The open-source version of the product is free to use."
  • "The cost of this solution is better than some competing products."
  • "Licensing costs are anywhere from $80,000 to $100,000 USD per year."
  • "We use the open-source version, which can be used at no cost."
  • "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."
  • "When compared with the proprietary products, the pricing costs are much less, even though it is an enterprise edition."
  • "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."
  • "Generally, the price could be better, as well as the licensing fees."
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  • "The price of this solution, including installation and configuration, is comparable to competing vendors."
  • "The pricing is pretty good, compared to other similar products."
  • "It's a user-based license where, as you scale the numbers of users, the price increases."
  • "It is cost-effective for medium enterprises. It is cheaper than ServiceNow."
  • "The solution could be less expensive according to my customers. However, I think the price of the solution is fair."
  • "We mostly have a yearly license."
  • "The price is a bit expensive."
  • "Pricing is good."
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    Also Known As
    Camunda BPM
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    Overview

    Camunda Platform is a complete process automation tech stack with powerful execution engines for BPMN workflows and DMN decisions paired with essential applications for modeling, operations, and analytics.

    With a clear vision to automate any process, anywhere, Camunda is reinventing process automation for the digital enterprise. Featuring a developer-friendly, open source approach, enterprises can use Camunda Platform to breakthrough technological, organizational, and infrastructure barriers, optimize their business processes, and drive their digital transformation initiatives forward.

    Pega BPM helps you simplify and automate your operations so that you can reduce costs and improve business agility. Pega's unique Build For Change technology delivers repeatable solutions that can be efficiently reused and tailored to meet the requirements of diverse customers, product lines, channels, and geographies.

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    Sample Customers
    24 Hour Fitness, Accruent, Allianz Indonesia, AT&T Inc., Atlassian, CSS Insurance, Deutsche Telekom, Generali, Provinzial NordWest Insurance Services, Swisscom AG, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, VHV Group, Zalando
    The State of Maine, ANZ, Coca-Cola, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), ME, New South Wales, OptumRx, Texas Department of Transportation, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm23%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Government14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Government7%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm36%
    Computer Software Company27%
    Real Estate/Law Firm9%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company33%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business55%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise26%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise57%
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise78%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise74%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Camunda Platform vs. Pega BPM and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Camunda Platform is ranked 1st in Business Process Management (BPM) with 27 reviews while Pega BPM is ranked 4th in Business Process Management (BPM) with 18 reviews. Camunda Platform is rated 8.0, while Pega BPM is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Camunda Platform writes "Component reusability saves us development time, but the learning curve is too steep". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pega BPM writes "Good case management and BPM workflow with easy cloud implementation". Camunda Platform is most compared with Apache Airflow, Bonita, Bizagi, Appian and IBM BPM, whereas Pega BPM is most compared with ServiceNow, Appian, IBM BPM, Microsoft PowerApps and OutSystems. See our Camunda Platform vs. Pega BPM report.

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