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Comparison/Differences between IBM BPM suites

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IBM has three different major BPM products on their catalog, each has its own pros and cons, each can handle different business needs as required. We are listing few differences between each of them.

IBM BPM Products:

1. FileNet BPM
2. Websphere BPM
3. Websphere Lombardi Edition (IBM BPM )

Key Features of FileNet BPM

  • Content Driven process Capabilities.
  • Event driven process support content for triggering events.
  • Supports wide verities of content forms including documents, images, forms, business objects and XML.
  • Embedded decision making in processes.
  • Replaces the physical paper in business process.
  • Orchestration of the services.
  • Invented the term workflow.

Key Feature of Websphere BPM

  • Comes with build in Enterprise Service Bus.
  • Service Component Architecture.
  • Provides Process Modeling, Service Modeling, Monitoring.
  • Business Rule Engine integration.
  • Event Driven.
  • Provides adapters to do different functionalities.
  • BPMN  Notation.

Key Features of  IBM BPM (Websphere Lombardi Edition)

  • Rapid Development of BPM applications.
  • The Picture is the process.
  • Agile and Interactive.
  • Unified model-driven design environment.
  • BPMN 2.0 Notation.
  • Real-time scoreboard.
  • Process always runnable.

BPM Capabilities Comparison

**** Excellent *** Very Good ** Good *Lack Something N- Not Supported

 

FileNet BPM

Websphere BPM

WLE (IBM BPM)

Process Design and Analysis

**

**

***

Process Orchestration

**

***

**

Leverage Content

***

*

*

Prioritize and Route work Automatically

**

**

**

Decision Making

**

**

**

Handling Exception

**

***

**

Business Rules

N

**

**

Business Events

**

**

*

Integrating with backend

*

****

*

Monitoring the business events

**

**

**

Integration With Content

***

*

*

Process Governance

*

**

**

Reusability

**

**

*

Process Control

**

**

***

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