Pros and Cons of AgilePoint — with an AgilePoint Alternative

David Chopin

in Tallyfy Software Reviews

AgilePoint

This is about the strengths and weaknesses of AgilePoint BPM along with a viable alternative for AgilePoint (Tallyfy). Much of it is borrowed from Gartner, with some portions edited and cleaned up.

AgilePoint iBPMS is a Microsoft-centric platform that consists of an integrated core set of components (AppBuilder, eForms Builder, Data Sources and Reports) used to create mission-critical business applications. Together, these components provide an integrated application development platform that enables business and IT to collaborate throughout the development life cycle. The following analysis refers to AgilePoint iBPMS NX v.6, which is available on-premises as well as cloud-native bpmPaaS.

Pros of AgilePoint BPM

  • Customers view AgilePoint as a cost-effective option for organizations that want all of the essential capabilities of an iBPMS. AgilePoint NX Cloud offers an attractive starting point for applications that scale well to enterprise needs.
  • Although it’s not limited to integration with Microsoft products, because of its strong integration with the Microsoft stack, AgilePoint iBPMS is a natural fit for organizations with a heavy investment in Microsoft technologies. In addition to providing iBPMS support for SharePoint and Office 365, AgilePoint’s iBPMS adapter allows you to add robust iBPMS capabilities to the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform and Salesforce.
  • AgilePoint offers a highly integrated toolset, which executes applications on a wide variety of devices using a responsive UI. The design experience in the latest version is drastically improved by the reduced dependence on external tools for process modeling.

Cons of AgilePoint BPM

  • While AgilePoint has focused on simplifying the authoring experience, customer references surveyed by Gartner indicated a lower degree of satisfaction with the ease of use of the product than a majority of the other vendors included in this research. They cited a need for greater IT developer involvement in the creation and modification of process flows and business rules. While AgilePoint has improved the amount of training and documentation, customer references, many of whom have chosen to forge ahead with little support from the vendor, have struggled to make the transition from earlier versions of the product to the latest NX version.
  • AgilePoint provides only basic analytics capabilities. It is not suited for implementations that require complex business rules, CEP and complicated reporting, or advanced analytics.
  • AgilePoint has few examples of customers composing intelligent business process and digitalized process applications.

Alternative to Agile Point BPM — Tallyfy

Problem — BPMN makes modelling far too complicated

A great alternative to AgilePoint would be the ability to model processes simply. Just because you have some big BPMN model doesn’t make it clever or useful. In the end, people can/will still have to actually do the process, which comes down to email/spreadsheets (unless you want a 6-month IT project). It’s ridiculous to use BPMN in today’s age — where people collaborate and don’t follow flowcharts anyway.

Problem — only IT and business analysts can map processes

Tallyfy is the only tool that enables anyone to map out a process — since most people understand the simplicity of the tool in 60 seconds. The alternative to AgilePoint is not really an alternative at all — it’s an inevitable switch that business users crave.

Problem — nobody looks at process maps while they work

Tallyfy provides self-service simplicity to workflows, along with the power you need.

Consider a beautiful alternative to AgilePoint — Tallyfy

It integrates to everything, and it works for everyone. Take a look at Tallyfy – as a viable, user-friendly alternative to Agile Point.

Is legacy BPM actually going to work for business users?

Tallyfy is the only process tool that anyone can understand in 60 seconds. Legacy BPM systems can take 6 months to deploy - if they work at all.

In the last 10 years - amazing changes happened to business software. "Old BPM" software is tired and broken. It never worked for business users. Here's why.

  • Users are now deciding to buy software themselves. Old BPM was bought by your IT department, who didn't generally care about user experience - as long as it was made by a large/boring company.
  • Cloud tools are now free to try by anyone, anytime. With Old BPM you had to call sales and wait for 50 questions just to look at it and finally decide it sucks.
  • People want to share workflows with clients. With Old BPM you were stuck with trying to automate internal processes only. Your clients would be very scared and run a mile from it.
  • People expect to integrate cloud tools without IT. With Old BPM you had get engineers to write code to make a simple integration. That's now become a drag-and-drop service.
  • People expect to work on phones. This means giant, clunky flowcharts in Old BPM are dead - because they don't fit on your phone's screen - and only define "the perfect process".
  • People are tired of flowcharts. Old BPM was all about the high priest telling you how a process can/will be done, and you would obey. Now - modern workers and teams are paid to collaborate.
  • People expect all the benefits of the cloud. Old BPM was never cloud-born and was never designed for the cloud. And that creates a massive bunch of missed opportunities.
  • Companies of all sizes need process management - and never had it. Since Old BPM was so expensive and complicated, only large companies could afford it. The rest of us were left out.
  • People are excited about AI - but confused about where to begin. With Old BPM you have zero chance of using AI without an army of engineers. With cloud-born systems like Tallyfy - it's childs' play to use any AI you like to run amazing automations for photos, voice, video and more.
  • The most important part is this - what does Tallyfy offer that BPMN (used by legacy BPM systems) does not? It's true - Tallyfy actually has things you need - that no BPM can offer. Read more about it here

See how to map BPMN to Tallyfy

Here's the life you don't want if you're an operations or IT leader!

Tallyfy vs. Complex, Legacy Business Process Management Suites

Legacy BPM

1Learn how to use it in 60 seconds.

2Integrates natively into existing apps.

3Anyone can capture any kind of know-how.

4Built cloud-native and mobile-first.

5Captures non-process knowledge (snippets).

6Share processes with clients.



Say hello to clear, simple processes

Tallyfy is the gold standard in modern workflow management. I love how we can start risk-free by documenting all our processes, with a one-click upgrade in future to full workflow automation.

– Dennis G. / Head of Operations / See more    stories


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