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The Performance Principle

Russell Rothstein

Oracle BPM vs. IBM PBM vs. Bizagi and more

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It has become second nature for us as consumers to use review sites such as TripAdvisor when choosing a hotel and Yelp to find the best local mechanic or restaurant. So why can't we tap into the reviews and opinions of peers for business purchases? We created IT Central Station to enable users of BPM and other enterprise software to find reliable peer information when making a software purchase.

A recent study from LinkedIn and Forrester Research found that the majority of enterprise tech decision makers are turning to social networks to guide them in the purchasing process. I started IT Central Station to help BPM and other IT professionals accomplish this by connecting with real users of these solutions are reading what they have to say about the solutions they use.

I would like to share with you some highlights of what our real users are saying about the dozens of Business Process Management solutions we have listed on IT Central Station. All reviewers are validated with their LinkedIn profile to ensure that our posts are authentic.

Oracle BPM: One of our real users who is a solution architect at a tech services company says that using Oracle BPM processes can be modeled, implemented, simulated and executed in a multi-user environment and many types of reports are available to monitor processes during runtime. On the other hand, they notice quite a high amount of processes, which are too complex and too flexible to model.

Bizagi: Reviewer Dr. Adnan Al-Tunisi gives Bizagi a 5-star rating, saying that it has enabled his company to go live with certain business flows in a routine matter rather than it becoming a scary event. He describes how their projects using Bizagi have been a major success. Additionally, he writes that the Bizagi system supports the continuous improvement and optimization of their registration processes.

IBM Business Process Manager: One of our reviewers explains that the standard edition "covers scalability, provides all the key Lombardi features without adding the burden of having trained WPS staff on hand but still has the ability to integrate with anything using custom developed code."

Intalio: An engineer at an insurance company notes that Intalio offers a wide scope as it is open source and the server itself is very stable and works very well. On the other hand, he notes that the designer is buggy and the errors are not self explanatory.

You can read dozens of BPM reviews on IT Central Station. Get involved and write your own!
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Russell Rothstein blogs about cloud computing, performance management, business service management and related topics, examining how new technologies and business models impact the dynamic IT service management market.

Russell Rothstein

Russell Rothstein has spent his 20+ year career in the enterprise technology industry at the crossroads between technology and business. He has spoken at industry events including Interop, CloudConnect, CMG, Red Herring, and TeleManagement World. Russell is currently Founder and CEO of IT Central Station, a B2B social networking site that provides user reviews and ratings of enterprise software, hardware and services. Previously, Russell was Vice President of Product Marketing at OpTier, a vendor of application performance management (APM) solutions. Before joining OpTier, Russell was AVP Product Marketing at OPNET Technologies (Nasdaq: OPNT) where he helped lead the company’s focus into APM. He was co-founder and CEO of Zettapoint, a venture-backed enterprise software startup that was acquired by EMC, and ran marketing for Open Sesame, a Web 1.0 startup that was acquired by Bowne/RR Donnelley (NYSE:BNE). Russell began his career at Oracle, deploying Oracle Applications for Fortune 1000 companies. Russell received a BA in Computer Science from Harvard University, an MS in Technology and Policy from MIT and an MS in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Follow Russell on twitter at @RussRothsteinIT .

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