Process.st alternative for real-life and complex processes

In this article, we analyze and propose Flokzu Cloud BPM as a proven Process.st alternative for workflow and business process automation on the cloud.

Introduction

Process.st is simple tool based on checklists. It is not a Business Process Management Suite, so it does not support real life workflows with forks and parallelisms. Process.st doesn't support BPMN, the international (OMG) standard.

While it is a suitable tool for handling linear processes, which can be modeled as checklists, it is not for more complex processes that require a process model with graphical notation. The user interface is friendly, but limited to checklist management, so it does not support an adequate degree of customization or the construction of advanced scripts.

Comparison

Process.st

Flokzu

Gateways in the workflow, supporting non-linear processes and different paths based on conditions (using fields and Boolean logic).

No

Process visibility and understandability. In other words, modeling using a standard (BPMN 2.0).

No

Full Web Service Integration, both in the process form (to retrieve or send data) and in the workflow (conditions, assignments, etc.).

Limited

Process Versions and Sandbox for process managing, testing, and agile deployment.

No

Full Document Management System, including field types, advanced searches using data and metadata and full-text search on attachments.

Scripting engine to achieve advanced/complex behaviors on the user interface and validations.

No

External participants support, allowing non-authenticated users to start process instances (public form). Moreover, letting them participate in the middle of the process execution.

No

The user interface, public forms and emails customizations using HTML and JavaScript for scripting.

Limited

In conclusion…


In short, we believe Flokzu is the best Process.st alternative when you have real-life and sometimes complex processes. In particular, it is essential to be able to "see" the process through a graphical diagram, and even better if you use a standard notation (BPMN). There isn’t a better evaluation than using a tool and feeling it. In sum, before making a decision, we suggest trying the BPM Suites.


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Psst: You can read a full comparative between cloud BPM Suites in this specific post in our blog.