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Just wondering what everyone's moving on to as MBPM seems to be dying a slow death?
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The roadmap is disappointing. They aren't even updating the underlying Teleric control until V"next" late next year if it stays on schedule. The ones in place are already dated and nearly out of date, but they work with the current versions, so ..... The only "new" functionality appers to integrate more with their own product suite that isn't being left to whither on the vine.
We've plans to evaluate alternatives ever since they dropped the bombshell at the conferece several years ago. Alas, since they've extended support and we've had competing priorities internally, this has been pushed back. Hopefully this year we can begin serious evaluation of alternatives. I attended a Gartner conference a couple years ago to see alternatives, with the ones that sounded promising having been subsequently researched on my own. I have a personal "short list", but a formal evaluation, and project / budget approval, is needed yet. I'm wondering what others may have switched to, switching to, or considering?
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We started discrete researching last year and will start contacting vendors later this year for a replacement. Looking at the Gartner reports, OpenText seems to have fallen off completely in iBPM suites so I don't believe we will consider Process Suite. We already did the migration from v7 to v9 which was no different to if we had bought a new product, so I don't believe we will go through the pain of sticking with OpenText this time. The two difficulties in research thus far: 1) not many BPM platforms that are .net based so I anticipate a move to Java (we are currently .net for everything else) 2) the price of a Gartner rated BPM suite is hugely expensive compared to OpenText We only submit approx. 10,000 applications/folders through the system a year which means volume per user is not high which we need to take in to account. So cost per folder is also a large consideration. I am very keen to have a forum going to share experiences as many of us go through the journey of replacing MBPM. Cheers, Ryan
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We've just gone through a migration away from MBPM to Mendix
Mendix is not a BPM platform so may not be suitable for everybody but we liked the following:
1. Powerful domain modeller (can define entities, relationships, indexes, triggers etc.)
Some of the things that we didn't like or limitations we had to work around:
1. Its Java
2. No out of the box concept of folders and alert lists. 3. No comparable feature for timed actions. They have scheduled events but these are not dynamic
Not sure I'll ever be a massive fan of Java but overall we are very happy with our choice... it feels like the sort of platform MBPM could have been with proper investment.
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Has anyone considered the Open Source to start the replacement for the workflow engine? If so, which one?