Pros and Cons of BP Logix — with a BP Logix Alternative

David Chopin

in Tallyfy Software Reviews

BP Logix

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

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BP Logix Process Director is a .NET-based iBPMS featuring workflow automation, smart forms and reusable business rules — without programming. Fully web-based, mobile-capable and browser agnostic, Process Director’s point-and-click interface enables business or IT users to easily create complex, robust processes. Electronic forms are built using Microsoft Word. The latest release of Process Director adds simple case management and data virtualization, among many other features. The following analysis refers to Process Director v.3.5.

Strengths of BP Logix

  • BP Logix’s Process Timeline technology identifies those pieces of work that are in danger of running late; then Process Director can take action directly, or notify the process owner to intercede manually. Further, tasks can be assigned dynamically using rules, using identifying predecessor tasks or through goal-directed behavior. Ad hoc and improvisational tasks can easily be added to a process as needed. The data virtualization capability allows the platform to interact with a wide variety of federated data sources, in combination with process instance data.
  • BP Logix Elastic BPM cloud is offered in single-tenant and multitenant deployments as a managed service hosted on public cloud infrastructure. The multitenant offering provides an attractive entry point for smaller applications, while the single-tenant offering supports more robust enterprise requirements.
  • BP Logix customer references surveyed by Gartner indicated some of the higher levels of satisfaction compared to the other vendors evaluated. References were particularly satisfied with the return on investment and ease of use of the product. References indicated that they felt the product was well-suited for the citizen developer/business analyst for executing and improving business processes. Customer references indicated that it took a median of two months (tied with four other vendors for fastest) for their teams to be effective at delivering solutions.

Weaknesses of BP Logix

  • BP Logix has basic analytics capabilities. Advanced analytics are limited to the Process Timeline and lack the capabilities that are particularly important for the business transformation and digitalized process use cases. BP Logix has no proven examples of implementing digitalized processes on the platform. It lacks the real-time analytics necessary to derive insights from IoT data streams and, aside from using native mobile device sensors, offers no prebuilt adapters to IoT services.
  • BP Logix has an extremely limited partner network (AssistMicro for services in Japan and ePartner Consulting for services in the U.K.). The vast majority of implementation services are provided directly from BP Logix. However, customer references did not indicate a problem finding talent to implement the software, likely driven by the ease of use of the product, enabling customers to be effective at delivering their own solutions with minimal consulting services.
  • Although BP Logix has strong customer references, customer references surveyed by Gartner primarily used the platform to increase efficiency, reduce costs and address compliance needs, and were less focused on the more transformative use cases for an iBPMS.

Alternative to BP Logix BPM — Tallyfy

Problem — old BPM makes modelling complicated

A great alternative to BP Logix would be the ability to model processes simply. Just because you have some big BPMN model doesn’t make you 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 simply ridiculous to use BPMN in today’s age — where people collaborate and don’t follow flowcharts anyway. Any alternative to BP Logix must entirely remove the use of flowcharts and in particular — BPMN. Unlike what you’ve heard about BPMN — it’s not a “standard” at all — as each vendor creates their own flavor of it. This makes the much-touted “standard” and “portability” aspect of it next to impossible to achieve.

Hard to follow processStatus and expectations
Tallyfy uses simple lists that still have all the features of flowcharts

Problem — just IT and process analysts map processes. Managers crave real power to map a process themselves

Tallyfy is the only tool that enables collaboration amongst any kind of role/person — since most people understand the simplicity of the tool in 60 seconds. The alternative to BP Logix is not really an alternative at all — it’s an inevitable switch.

Tallyfy enables anyone to collaborate on documenting a process

Problem — nobody looks at process maps. You need your processes to be in simple, executable list format

This means you need workflow software like Tallyfy that actually provides that simplicity, along with the power you need.

Please — let’s drop flowcharts and BPMN — it’s totally broken and useless

Consider a beautiful alternative to BP Logix — Tallyfy

It integrates to everything, and it actually works for everyone.

Take a look at a video demo of Tallyfy below, as a viable, user-friendly alternative to BP Logix.

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