Replace Legacy BPMS

If you’re stuck with a legacy BPMS product, consider migrating to Camunda BPM. Many users have done so, and the process is fairly straightforward.

Is your BPMS causing you pain?

To implement workflow automation, many organizations have purchased BPMS (also known as “BPM Suites”), usually provided by larger vendors. In many cases, these products could not deliver on their promises, and worse, they imposed one or more of the following problems on their users:

  • Heavyweight system that is hard to install and to maintain.
  • Closed architecture, hard to integrate with your technology stack.
  • Required their proprietary approach to application development, disliked by software developers and limited in flexibility.
  • Lack of support for BPMN, or missing features and tools.
  • Issues with performance and scalability.
  • Difficult to get qualified, affordable professional services.
  • Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) too high, in part due to high maintenance fees.

As a result, many organizations decided to get rid of these legacy systems and replaced their BPMS with Camunda BPM.

Replace Legacy

Camunda BPM is Lightweight and Developer Friendly

Camunda was designed from the start with developers in mind:

  • Camunda BPM can be used both as a standalone process engine server or embedded inside custom Java applications.
  • Camunda BPM also provides a REST API so that non-Java developers can build applications that connect to a remote process engine.
  • For high availability and scalability, Camunda can run on a distributed cluster while relying on one shared database.

Camunda takes care of business users, too, and Camunda BPM provides extensive tooling for non-developers:

  • Camunda defines workflows using ISO-standard BPMN 2.0, providing a common language for technical and non-technical users.
  • Cawemo enables business users to collaborate with multiple stakeholders to create, edit and specify BPMN process diagrams for developers to deploy.
  • Camunda Modeler allows developers to edit BPMN process diagrams and DMN decision tables, and deploy workflows to the Camunda Engines to execute them.
  • Camunda Optimize provides live monitoring and reports for business stakeholders so that no question about a process is left unanswered.

Camunda also includes a Decision Model and Notation (DMN) Decision Engine so that business users can define and maintain executable business rules that integrate directly with the workflow engine.

And Camunda BPM is open source under the Apache 2.0 License, which means you have direct access to the source code and a minimal vendor lock-in.


Migration is Straightforward, and We’re Here to Help

Migrating from a legacy BPMS to Camunda BPM doesn’t happen overnight, but still it’s a straightforward process. Our experienced consulting team is ready to assist your project, from the very first architecture discussions and proof of concepts, all the way to the migration of both the process definitions and actual process instances.

Camunda BPM has replaced the following products a number of times:

  • Active BPEL
  • Alfresco Activiti
  • Appian BPM
  • Bonitasoft
  • JBoss jBPM
  • IBM WPS / IBM BPM / IBM MQ Workflow / IBM Lotus Notes
  • Oracle BPM
  • Software AG Webmethods
  • Pega BPM

Contact us to find out how we could help your migration.

Matthias Lüstraeten
Matthias Lüstraeten
Unit Head Middleware and Cloud Computing

The core advantages of Camunda BPM compared to our previous commercial solution are the increased flexibility, the usage of standard technologies and knowledge, reduced licensing costs and an accelerated software development process.

Marko Lehn
Marko Lehn
Head of Engineering

To further automate our business processes, we are using Camunda BPM: The open platform permits the implementation of our individual needs in a way that closed BPM suites just cannot achieve.