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Head to head with other workflow products.

Posted by Dileepa WIjayanayake on Jan 23, 2019 5:43:15 PM

With many options to choose from in the workflow/bpm market around the world we stacked the top ones up and discuss common product selections in most decision making processes. We hope you find these helpful as you continue down your workflow automation solution buying process. 

Important factors when deciding what platform is going to work best for your organization: 

  • Pricing: This is an obvious factor, but beware of solutions that are priced based on number of workflow processes running. You are implementing a workflow solution-the point is to have workflows, so this could drive pricing quickly if you aren't reading fine print. 
  • Access to a downloadable trial: Almost every vendor has some sort of demo platform for users to experience before purchasing. Ease of use in the trial will be a good indicator of long term happiness. Due your vetting and truly they setup the software within your environment to ensure fit long term. [Try FlowWright's download request and download the software].  
  • Explore the proof of concept process: In some cases you'll be given this, but come game time be unable get it working at the demo to the rest of your team. How embarrassing! Work with a vendor who grants access to the development team so everything can run as desired. 
  • Be aware of the environment you are running in: some big name vendors out there make customers run everything within their environment, within the walls of their bpm product. That sounds good in theory; reality is, most companies already have systems in place that need to run in parallel and conjunction with a platform. Look for one that sits on the side and orchestrates processes across all your systems.
  • Explore Training options: Do the vendors send their own development teams, or do they outsource onboarding to 3rd party consultants? When deciding what is right for your team, consider someone  who is close to the product as the way to go-they'll fully understand the limitations and abilities of the product. 
  • Documentation that is built into the product: is it easy to follow? Vendors that are able to extend the product by building custom steps, data types, event handlers and more will help long term as use cases arise. 

The above points offer a good recap of what you should consider when putting workflow automation solutions head to head. Our customers choose FlowWright over many other products on the market because our team address each of the above points in a value-based way.  If you want to experience the benefits of workflow with the FlowWright team? Let's Talk!

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Topics: best workflow automation, BPM/Workflow