If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering IBM BPM, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
I rate IBM BPM seven out of 10. I would say it's an option to consider, but I wouldn't recommend it since we've switched to another tool.
If you follow good business processes, I think that IBM BPM on-premises is a good choice. It's a good solution, and I would rate it at eight on a scale from one to ten.
If you are looking for a good solution where you don't need to do multiple enhancements and there is a good troubleshooting and support team, you can definitely go ahead with this solution. If you are looking for a lot of customization after implementing a BPM suite, then I would recommend Red Hat BPM over IBM BPM. For example, in the financial industry, we have critical processes that keep on changing because of regulatory changes. For such cases, Red Hat BPM is more suitable. I would rate IBM BPM a seven out of 10.
I rate IBM BPM a nine out of ten.
I recommend this solution to those who have enterprise companies. If the business is small then the price of the solution would not make sense financially because it is expensive. I rate IBM BPM an eight out of ten.
I would absolutely recommend this solution to others. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of nine.
It's a robust technology, able to support a lot of processes so that users can use it in a large group processing environment. I don't customers use the latest version. The latest version, 6.0, has been out for 2 to 3 months, but there have been many problems with it. It is best to use a mature version in the market, which is well established.
I would recommend IBM BPM to others depending on the use case that they are planning to implement and the actual specification they are looking for. If they are focusing more on user interfaces, I would not recommend IBM BPM, but if they are focusing more on workflows, integration designs, and straightforward processing, IBM BPM would be a good choice. I would rate IBM BPM a seven out of ten.
I would recommend this solution to others. It is a good solution. The only thing is that you should have a good technical team to implement it before embarking on this journey. It is not an easy solution. I would rate IBM BPM an eight out of ten.
I would recommend this solution. It is a very good solution, and they are working on improving it in all areas. They are integrating it with Navigator, ACM, FileNet, and many other things. I would rate IBM BPM an eight out of ten.
We're just customers. We are not partners. We don't have any business relationship with IBM. I started with the very old versions, with only BPEL processes. It was also BPM, however, I was using BPEL processes Right now, for the latest client, we are using the business automation workflow 18.104.22.168. Our clients are mostly in the banking industry, and therefore we don't really deal with the cloud versions. IBM is preparing some new tools specific only for the banking industry and for the cloud. I don't much about it but I'm sure that it will be presented soon. Basically, if you company is large, has problem with IT resources, need to rapidly change business processes and to fast create new apps IBM BPM will do your job. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. They can still improve their software. They have some parts missing and I'm expecting that these parts will be upgraded in the future. It is not a full 10 now, as there are somethings that they need to improve on.
This is a good product and I definitely recommend it. We will be updating to the most recent version next month. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
For anyone who is interested in implementing this solution, I would say the product is good, but it is complicated. It's not straightforward, and it is too rigid. You have to use everything that IBM provides. I would rate IBM BPM a seven out of ten.
I would rate this solution a five out of ten.
I would rate it an eight out of ten.
My advice would be to use an open-source solution. It would be more valuable than IBM. Our company is based on IBM. IBM is good for our needs but I wouldn't recommend it for an old age company. An open-source product would be better. I would rate IBM BPM an eight out of ten.
We're just customers; we don't have a business relationship with IBM. We're not sure which version of the solution we're using is. It may be Version 10. We don't use IBM BPM for production. We are using IBM BPM in the pilot system instead of the production system. I've been using the pilot system for about one year. I'd advise others considering business process management software to think about open source. The industry is moving in that direction, and it may be better for many companies. If they have enough money and time, IBM is still a very good choice. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.
I have no serious complaints, it's basically the combination of pricing and the security vulnerability that are concerns. I think they also repackage a lot of their products within the new upgraded version of IBM BPM, a BAW - Business Automation Workflow. For anyone contemplating using this solution, it's important to study the entire landscape of your business operations. A solution needs to be chosen based on your business needs and there are multiple solutions available. If you're a smaller company, for example, there are other tools like Zing that have less scalability, but it's a reasonable alternative. If you're in the big league, then IBM BPM is the way to go forward.
We care about technology and support because support is very important and a BPM is not easy to implement. The concept may be easy but the implementation is not, and it depends on a lot of customer requirements. You need to have a very good support team, both functional as well as technical. The tool itself is not the most important factor. I would rate this solution as seven out of ten.
It is the Ferrari of BPM tools. To implement this product, you should have a process department and an ERP. Without an ERP solution, the transactionality of the BPM will not work. IBM Case Manager can assist you if you have a process that is unstructured. It is a very advanced tool, but very expensive. When I am looking at selecting a vendor for my client, I consider: * The size of the initiative * The cost of the licensing or subscription * Training * Availability of a consultant to implement the solution. I was a previous IBM partner in Mexico and Peru.
I would recommend IBM BPM. It comes down to the speed of implementation: How fast can we build something which our customers can use in their business and run with.
If you're not leveraging these types of technologies, you're missing out.
Stay as close as you can to what the current business model is; don't try to reinvent or recreate it. Just because it has appeal on all the buzzwords and new technologies, stay with what you've currently done and utilize that in each incremental stage. I always like to have an early start. I find early adopters to be amongst the best proponents. In every case, I would like to get in earlier. I'd like to see a lot more partners come forward in the present. This is where IBM has stepped forward previously and helped me in our world.
Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: * Price * Sales support * All the technical requirements or functional requirements of the product.