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This article provides a comparison of Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) tools.


Name Creator Platform / OS BPMN Version Features Diagramme example First Release Latest Release Open source Software license
Model processes Execute processes Monitor processes Other
Activiti Alfresco Software, Inc. and the Activiti developer community Cross-platform (Java-based and SaaS) BPMN 2.0 Y Y Y Modeler, Simulation, Execution. Data elements are not supported. Limited supported formats (read/saved internally in BPMN format without exporting capabilities). 220px Activiti 2010-05-17[1] 2016-01-29[2] Yes Apache License 2.0[3]
ActiveVOS Informatica Cross-platform (Java-based) BPMN 2.0 Y Y Y 2005 2014 No Proprietary
ADONIS (software) BOC Information Technologies Consulting AG Windows BPMN 2.0 Y Y Y 1995 2015 No Proprietary / Freeware (requires registration)
Alfresco Process Services Alfresco Software, Inc. Cross-platform (Java-based and SaaS) BPMN 2.0 Y Y Y 2017 2018-06-14 No Subscription. Price based on number of users, computing power and support levels.
ARIS Express Software AG Windows (and Linux, Mac unofficially) BPMN 2.0 Y 220px 2009-07-28 2017-06-29 No Freeware (registration needed)
BiZZdesign Architect BiZZdesign Windows BPMN 2.0 Y Y Y Integrate with ArchiMate, User collaboration, Support for Collaboration diagrams, BPMN 2.0 XML Export & Import, 2012 2014 No Proprietary
Bonita BPM Bonitasoft Windows, Linux, Mac BPMN 2.0 Y Y Supports several formats (read: BPMN, jBPM, Bonita, XPDL; write: Bonita, BPMN2, PNG, JPG, GIF, PDF, BMP, SVG). 220px Bonita simple process 2001 2022-02-24[4] Yes GNU GPL[5]
Borland Together Borland Windows, Linux, Mac, Solaris 2009-07-04 No Proprietary/Shareware
Camunda Platform Camunda GmbH Cross-platform BPMN 2.0 Y Y Y BPMN 2.0 import and export, support for DMN 1.3, collaborative BPMN & DMN editing, REST & Java APIs, OpenAPI documentation, orchestration of RPA bots, reporting on processes executed by Camunda or by an external tool
220px Camunda platform bpmn model
Camunda Platform BPMN model snippet
2013-08-31 2022-04-12[6] Yes Apache License 2.0
Edraw Max EdrawSoft Cross-platform BPMN 2.0 Y Y Y 2010 2015 No Proprietary
Enterprise Architect Sparx Systems Windows, Linux, Mac BPMN 2.0 Y Y Y 2000 2019-01 No Proprietary[7]
Flowable Modeler Flowable and the Flowable community Cross-platform BPMN 2.0 Y Y Y
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Flowable BPMN model snippet
2017-10-13[8] 2021-12-28[9] Yes Apache License 2.0[10]
IBM BlueWorks Live IBM Cloud (browser based) BPMN 2.0 Y No Proprietary
IBM Rational System Architect IBM Enterprise Architecture tool BPMN 2.0+ Y 2014, September No Proprietary
Imixs-BPMN Imixs Cross-platform BPMN 2.0 Y Y 220px Imixs bpmn 2015 2017[11] Yes GNU GPL
jBPM Red Hat Cross-platform BPMN 2.0 Y Y 2010-12-13 2022-06-10 Yes Apache License 2.0
LucidChart Lucid Software Inc Cross-platform (browser based) BPMN 2.0 Y 2011 updated twice a month No Proprietary - 14-day free trial on team accounts / Free professional accounts for educators and students / Free version
MagicDraw No Magic Windows, Linux, Mac BPMN 2.0 Y 2007-09-24 2014-06-02 No Proprietary/Shareware
Microsoft Visio 2013 Microsoft Windows BPMN 2.0 Y Read: MS Visio.

Write: MS Visio, EMF, PDF.

220px Visio 2021 No Proprietary
Modelio Modeliosoft (SOFTEAM Group) Windows, Linux, Mac BPMN 2.0 Y Includes BPMN, UML, ArchiMate SysML, Java round trip code generation, documentation, TOGAF, XSD, WSDL. 220px Modelio 2009 2022-03-23[12] Yes GNU GPL[13]
Open-BPMN Imixs Software Solutions GmbH Cross-platform (Java, Nodejs) BPMN 2.0 Y Y BPMN Extensions
2022-10-22 2023-04-15 Yes Eclipse Public License - v 2.0
OmniGraffle Omni Group Mac Y 2001 2021 No Proprietary
Software Ideas Modeler Dusan Rodina Windows, Linux BPMN 2.0 Y 2009-Aug 2017-Jan No Proprietary
SAP Process Manager by Signavio Signavio Cloud (browser based) BPMN 2.0 Y Y Y 2009 2021 No Proprietary
ShiftX ShiftX Cross-platform (browser based) Custom notation Y Auto-layout and data-centric
How a flow looks like in ShiftX
2019 Updates every week No Proprietary - Free / 14-day free trial on team accounts
SYDLE SEED Community SYDLE Systems Cloud (browser based) Y Y 2012-07 2012-07 No Freeware
Visual Paradigm Visual paradigm Windows, Linux, Mac BPMN 2.0 Y Y Y BPMN Simulation (time and costs). 20 June 2002 2021-04-19, Rel 16.3 No Proprietary
yEd yWorks Windows, Mac, Linux/Unix BPMN 2.0 Y 2013-03 2022-04-05 No Freeware
Name Creator Platform / OS BPMN Version Features First Release Latest Release Open source Software license


  1. ^ Alfresco. "Alfresco launches Activiti BPMN 2.0 Business Process Engine". Retrieved 17 September 2013.
  2. ^ Activiti. "Activiti Download". Retrieved 2016-03-21.
  3. ^ Activiti. "Activiti 5.13 User Guide". Retrieved 17 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Bonita BPM 7.9.4 | Bonitasoft | Open Source Workflow & BPM software". Retrieved 2022-06-25.
  5. ^ Bonitasoft. "Download BPM Software And Documentation". Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  6. ^ Camunda. "Camunda Platform 7.17.0 Release". Retrieved 15 June 2022.
  7. ^ Sparx System's Enterprise Architect. "Enterprise Architect End User License Agreement (EULA)". Retrieved 18 September 2013.
  8. ^ Flowable. "Flowable 5.22.0 release". Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  9. ^ Flowable. "Flowable 6.72.0 release". Retrieved 25 June 2022.
  10. ^ Flowable. "Flowable Source Code". Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  11. ^ Imixs-BPMN. "Imixs-BPMN". Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  12. ^ "Modelio 341 - Modelio 4.1 - Modelio Community Forge". Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  13. ^ Modelio. "About Mmodelio / License". Retrieved 7 August 2015.