Software Vendors: It’s important to stay on top of things. In business, though, that’s often easier said than done, which is why workflow automation has become such an impressive software venture for numerous companies worldwide. Whether it’s because there are so many services to manage, or because many business owners prefer to leave operations up to someone else, business process management is a priority that can often benefit from automation. The name of the game is keeping things cohesive, and there are definitely some softwares that get it right more often than the rest.
Whatever you might be trying to do with your new workflow automations, it’s best to keep in mind that each program has its strengths, and that your business, your operation, will find a specific one that works for you the best. With that in mind, these top five contenders are the vendors that provide leading workflow automation products to their clients, with the clear intention of bettering the business process management industry every step of the way. If you’re looking to automate your business processes, look no further.
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Nintex K2 is some of the most intuitive and quick automation software out there, with minimal code implementation needed to operate robust processes with numerous microservices. The visual management tree of the workflow on K2 is very user-friendly, and it erases the illusion of complexity from structured and unstructured processes alike in order to make them more responsive to simple logic: parallel flows, looping, reworks, and more, all made available in a centralized view. With K2, you’re also able to use data validation and other logic to inform the inputs from clients, making sure that every communication you have with them is interactively connected to your workflows. With other integration tools allowing for better data management and automation scaling, it’s clear why Nintex and the K2 software have earned much interest in the industry.
They say “no coding required”, which is obviously a draw to many business process managers whose expertise is more focused on the design of a process — rather than the automation aspect. With that in mind, BP Logix offers a Digital Process Automation (DPA) tool called Process Director that allows for flexible interaction both online and offline and deployment on-premises or in the cloud. Process Director also boasts predictive business process management and notation (BPMN) abilities with AI enhancements, and even allows for data integrations from IoT connectors for business workflows that use these devices. What’s more, Process Director is hailed as an award-winning solution made for regulated industries, so there’s an added bonus in it for anyone working in verticals such as healthcare or finance.
A comprehensive tech stack that covers every aspect of process automation, the Camunda platform offers modeling and BPMN diagrams that can be approved by stakeholders before developers deploy them. Camunda also manages to offer different operational engines for troubleshooting, decision-making, workflow orchestration, and even human-managed task lists. With these engines and the reporting tool that helps to identify baselines, benchmarks, and bottlenecks alike, Camunda users are able to always improve their processes and to create the most successful workflows possible. As if that weren’t enough, Camunda offers not only their original platform, but Camunda Cloud as well. This SaaS combines workflow automation, orchestration, and intuitive dashboards to develop and inform business processes at every stage, and to make your fully managed workflow deployments scalable like never before.
This vendor’s Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solution is a bot-based, low-code environment that ensures automation deployment via a visual design that fits the needs of any business process manager. While the RPA is fully unified, flexibility is offered in deployment with Windows and Linux compatibility alike. Additionally, AI-informed workflow management and decision rules can be automated to handle complex situations in any process you set up. While many bots within the RPA can handle tasks you need, you can also integrate numerous third-party bots and processes from the bot marketplace to increase scalability and to allow the betterment of performance all around. With RPA’s cloud-based development of processes, you are able to securely access the automations you build from wherever, whenever.
Creatio’s Studio is a BPM tool that emphasizes high integration capabilities from .Net tools and OData to open API, making it perfectly suited to swiftly and effortlessly merge with a vast number of digital ecosystems. With an extendable platform that supports open-source technologies as well as the existing microservices, it’s an ideal environment for scaling business processes. What’s more is that the intelligent, low-code organization tool makes it easy to engage peers and design complex processes all within one comprehensive space. For another thing, Studio allows business rules to be defined, and even has the ability to support machine learning setups, meaning you can let the platform automate and perfect its decision-making while wading through your business’s processes.
While it may be hard to decide who’s best for you, the features of each vendor’s automation software differ greatly. More than anything, these differences make it clear to businesses everywhere that workflow automation is growing all the time — and that they might just be missing out. Your business might need more integrations, or you might be looking for a low-code solution to avoid all that extra time and complexity. Whatever the case, though, just remember: automation is the next step to letting your business do what it does best.
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