Top 12 BPM and Workflow Automation software

Award-winning case management, Robotic process automation and BPM for continuous operational excellence
A single platform that automates work and powers innovation across your business. Better Integrations Through Intelligent Automation
Appian is a leader in low-code development & BPM. It provides companies a simpler way to create powerful software.
One platform to optimize, manage, and track all of your work: process management, case management, project management
Microsoft Power Automate (earlier Microsoft Flow) - is a versatile automation platform that integrates seamlessly with hundreds of apps and services.
Nintex is the market leader in end-to-end process management and workflow automation. Easily manage, automate, and optimize your processes with no code.
Kofax Intelligent Automation software platform helps organizations transform information-intensive business processes, reduce manual work and errors, minimize costs, and improve customer engagement. We combine RPA, cognitive capture, process orchestration, mobility and engagement, and analytics to ease implementations and deliver dramatic results that mitigate compliance risk and increase competitiveness, growth and profitability.
Powerful Enterprise Low-Code Development Platform.K2's innovative platform delivers the simplicity, control and collaboration with the on-demand scale to be successful.
Creatio (formerly bpmonline) is a single platform to accelerate sales, marketing, service. It's a process-driven cloud based software that connects the dots between marketing, sales and customer service, allowing to efficiently manage the complete customer journey – from lead to order, and to ongoing account maintenance.
OMNITRACKER is a powerful tool to adapt processes to your needs. Our highly efficient, scalable and effective solution for IT service management (ITSM). It is based on the current ITIL standard and integrates other supporting processes.
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Automate business workflows by connecting your apps with Zoho Flow. Build smart integrations to break the information silos in your business.
Workflow Software That Makes Everyone More Productive. Build unlimited automated business workflows with no code required

Latest news about BPM and Workflow Automation software

2020. AI for business processes provider FortressIQ snags $30M

FortressIQ, a startup that wants to help companies use data to understand and improve internal processes, announced a $30 million Series B investment. The software was primarily about using computer vision to understand workflows, customers are now using that data to help drive their own internal transformations. That used to require a high priced consulting team to pull off, but FortressIQ is trying to use software, data and artificial intelligence to replace the consultant and expose processes that could be improved.

2019. Bpm’online rebrands as Creatio

Low-code business process automation and CRM company Bpm’online has announced that it is rebranding to Creatio. The new name reflects company's strong belief that everyone will become a developer, able to automate ideas and create custom solutions in minutes. The company has been highly recognized as a market leader by key industry analysts. Its intelligent platform accelerates sales, marketing, service and operations for thousands of customers and hundreds of partners worldwide.

2016. IBM and Box unveiled easy-to-use BPM tool

Online storage company Box and enterprise giant IBM introduced Box Relay.  It is an add-on to Box's core cloud storage service that will allow any team within a company to build a custom workflow and invite partners from outside the company to join. Inside a dashboard, users can review, edit, upload, approve or reject documents. Alerts, notifications and email reminders provide updates throughout the process. Users can send links to others for review and track progress in real time. Everyone involved can see if a project gets stuck along the way, and where the bottleneck lies.

2016. Microsoft Flow is available on iOS

Microsoft Flow, the workflow management tool, has arrived on iOS. It lets you mash up up two or more cloud services in order to create workflows –  like those that let you automate file synchronization, alerting, data organization and more. Competing services, including IFTTT and Zapier, have been around longer and offer a larger list of supported connections. Microsoft Flow, meanwhile, is more focused on integrations with Microsoft’s own business tools, like Office 365, Dynamics CRM, PowerApps, and Yammer, as well as those that are used in organizations, like MailChip, GitHub, Salesforce, Slack, and others. However, you can use Microsoft Flow to automate a number of common scenarios, like getting a text message whenever your boss emails you, saving the results of a Twitter search to an Excel file, copying files from OneDrive to SharePoint, copying photos from Instagram to Dropbox, and many more. With the new iOS application, you can now manage your previously created “flows” from your smartphone. That means you can switch them on or off, view their properties, or check out run history reports to make sure they are performing properly and haven’t had any errors.

2015. Bpm’online announced key executive appointment and new US headquarter

Cloud CRM software vendor bpm’online announced that Michael Rooney has joined the company as Senior Vice President and General Manager of bpm’online in North America. The appointment marks the opening of company’s new office in Boston, MA, that will serve as the company’s US headquarter, accelerating sales operations while building alliances with technology and market experts. The goal of the expansion is to attract Boston’s top engineering and sales talent, while facilitating the growth of bpm’online’s customer and partner base.

2010. Alfresco launched free BPM engine

Alfresco loves to make problems for IT giants by its altruistic approach to business. For several years, this company is exerting pressure on ECM market leaders (Microsoft, IBM, Open Text, EMC, Oracle) by providing high-quality free/cheap open-source system Alfresco ECM. And now, the company decided to build communism in another, related IT field - BPM (Business Process Management). The new Alfresco product - Activiti is absolutely free, open-source BPM system, distributed under Apache License 2.0. To develop this system Alfresco (traditionally) enticed executives from competing project JBoss jBPM - Tom Baeyens and Joram Barrez. They were helped by the SpringSource (VMWare) developers. In result they built light-weight, fast and free product that is intended to revolutionize the BPM market. In fact, Activiti - is not an independent application, but an engine that can be embedded into any business app (using the REST API). The idea is that any company already has existing business apps and it is more convenient to use them in automated business processes rather than a separate BPM tool. Therefore, Activity is designed around the fact, that process automation - is collaboration between business-users and IT specialists, that can integrate the BPM engine with one or several business apps. The system contains Activiti Cycle - a social tool for communication and collaboration between business-users and IT department: In addition, Activity includes a simple user-interface (for managing tasks) and administrator modules (for modeling processes and monitoring applications). Note also that Activity supports BPMN - the standard for modeling business processes and can operate in scalable Cloud environments. Activity is not tied to the Alfresco ECM, but is offered as an optional BPM engine for this system. There are also a number of other companies that have provided integrations. They include Spring and Liferay, as well as an iPad and iPhone client.

2010. IBM launched social BPM service

BPM (business process management) - is hardly associated with social services, which are intended for free interaction, rather than for formal automation. Nevertheless BPM systems are also becoming social. Few days ago IBM launched the SaaS service Blueworks Live that really has a human (social) face. Looking at the service you are thinking - "OK, everything is simple and clear. you draw a sequence of tasks (like in Visio). start a process. tasks are automatically created according to the algorithm. each user has own task list (like in Outlook). task notifications are sent by email. user follows the link, adds comments or clicks "Check" button. all actions are logged in activity stream (like in Facebook). so why do they call all this with the complicated word BPM? ". In Blueworks Live each user has an own page with the list of tasks and list of the processes that he initiated. An example of a process - Trip approval: submit application form -> manager approve -> accountant approve -> book tickets and hotel. When an employee needs to go to a business trip, he find the "Trip approval" process in the library, clicks on it, fills out the form and waits for the reaction of his colleagues. When an employee is assigned a new task - he receives notification by email. He clicks the link and goes to the page of the process in which this task was created. On the process page he can see the entire sequence of tasks, and the history - what tasks are already completed and by whom. In the right pane - there are comments, so participants can communicate and discuss the process. On the same page they can also upload needed files. Once an employee completes a task - the following task is automatically created for another user. These processes are programmed in a simple process designer, looking like Visio. The Work zone in Blueworks Live is divided into workspaces that are created for separate departments or projects. Each workspace includes a list of employees, list of running processes and the activity stream, that logging all the events in these processes (e.g. "Mike has approved Ann's trip application"). It's like a group on Facebook. Like in Facebook user can follow specific workspaces or processes. And manager can follow user's updates to control what he is doing during working hours. You can read the subscriptions in the Community tab. There you can communicate with colleagues on different topics that are not related to processes. Blueworks Live costs $10/month for a regular user, and $ 50/month for user, who can design business processes.