Magic Software and Ultimus Suites Show Breadth of BPM
iBolt Business Integration Suite 2.0 and Ultimus' BPM Suite 7.0 tackle different aspects of business process management and workflow.Workflow and business process management applications come with a broad range of capabilities and focus on a variety of things. That breadth of differences is apparent in the recent BPM releases from Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. and Ultimus Inc. that eWEEK Labs tested. Magic Softwares iBolt Business Integration Suite 2.0, with its focus on EAI (enterprise application integration) and Java, provides a good set of tools for integrating applications as part of process and workflow automation. Available now, iBolt Suite 2.0 is priced based on active business process threads, with a license for 35 active threads costing $85,000.
In contrast, we found Ultimus BPM Suite 7.0 provided a good tool set for automating processes, particularly in the .Net Framework and Microsoft Corp. applications. Released earlier this month, the product is priced on a per-user and per-steps-performed-per-day basis. Costs usually range between $50,000 and $200,000, Ultimus officials said.