Automating processes is a new department that can reduce costs and increase efficiency.

If you are part of a larger organization, what if you could use the information in your business to better share data across the organization, ensure everyone had timely access to information at all times.

An effective information system can increase efficiency across your organization and improve communication, it can also result in great customer service and give you a competitive edge.

What is Business Process Automation?

Business Process Automation describes a situation where a business process is executed without human intervention.

Simply put, it occurs when you take a task and implement software to have it executed behind the scenes, on a schedule,  or in other words, automatically.

Benefits that business automation has to offer we usually mention higher productivity, less human error, and reduced operating costs.

If implemented properly, these factors add up to a good return on investment,  better customer service, and happier employees.

1- Digit


DWKit is an open-source friendly business process management system with simplicity and flexibility based on .NET Core and React.  

DWKit allows you to create your applications, models automates execute mission-critical business processes workflows, forms, and custom processes quickly and efficiently.

It features drag and drop form builder, designer of workflow, Role-based access control, admin panel, requires no special training, has professional customer support.

It  also allows you to shorten your first release cycle fourfold and reduce your project TCO (total cost of ownership).

DWKit is written in JavaScript, works on Windows, Linux, macOS and support MSSQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle databases.


2- Process Maker

Process Maker

Process Maker is an open-source easy-to-use web interface Low-Code BPM and digital process automation platform across multiple departments and systems for intelligent business process management suites (BPMs).

Process Maker includes some tools to automate your workflow, design forms, create documents, assign roles and users, create routing rules, and map an individual process quickly and easily.

Process Maker relatively lightweight and does not require any kind of installation on the client’s computer, it is a. processes to eliminate manual tasks, improve visibility and tracking for processes across your entire organization.

Process Maker features drag and drop, rapidly deploy solutions, has powerful dashboards to monitor a process, support REST API, accelerate digital transformation, improve workflow agility for compliance control, policy management effectiveness, and risk management transparency.

Process Maker licensed under GPL-3.0 License and written in PHP and Vue languages.



n8n is an extendable, powerful, open-source self-host workflow automation tool with a fair-code distribution model. It enabling you to connect anything to everything. It easily automates tasks across different services.

With n8n you can sync data between 200+ apps, design powerful workflows, create custom integrations.

n8n fair-code licensed - Apache 2.0 and written in TypeScript.


4- Joget


Joget DX Web-based, open-source low-code platform for faster, simpler digital transformation (DX). It combines the best process of automation, workflow management.

It features a simple development, flexible platform, drag and drops, ​accessible to non-coders, ready for the cloud and mobile, it reduces time to market, from months to weeks or days it has APIs for integration and plugin architecture for extensibility.

Joget Community Edition (CE) is licensed under the GNU General Public License, version 3.


5- Digdag


Digdag is a simple, open-source, multi-cloud workflow engine designed to be modular. It helps you to build, run, schedule, and monitor complex pipelines of tasks. It handles dependency resolution so that tasks run in series or parallel.

Digdag replaces cron, facilitates IT operations automation, orchestrates data engineering tasks, coordinates machine learning pipelines, and more.

Digdag features easy deployment, simple configuration, dependency resolution, multi-cloud, multi-languages, error handling, extensible, support Docker, secure,

Digdag is licensed under Apache-2.0 License and the source code written in Java.


6- Camunda


Camunda Platform is an open-source BPMN 2.0 process engine flexible framework for workflow and process automation.

Camunda features horizontal scalability, fault-tolerant and highly available, fully message-driven

Camunda automates your processes, runs inside the Java Virtual Machine. It is a flexible framework for workflow and decision automation with BPMN and DMN. Integration with Spring, Spring Boot, CDI.

Camunda is released under Apache-2.0 license and build in java.


7- Copper


COPPER is an open-source, powerful, lightweight, and easily configurable high-performance workflow engine. COPPER uses Java as a description language for workflows.

COPPER comprises key features such as automatic crash recovery, dynamic resource allocation, hot deployment, versioning, long-running workflows (months or more)

COPPER is released under Apache License 2.0 and written with Java.


8- StackStorm


StackStorm is a service with modular architecture. It is a robust automation engine for IFTTT operations. It comes with the simplest form, allowing you to set conditional logic for anything.

StackStorm event-driven automation for auto-remediation, security responses, troubleshooting, deployments, and more.

StackStorm includes a rules engine, workflow, 160 integration packs with 6000+ actions, it offers process automation across services and tools, letting you create complex workflows to automate your world.

StackStorm helps automate common operational patterns, it connects all your apps, services, and workflows facilitated troubleshooting, automated remediation, continuous deployment, StackStorm has a full REST API, CLI client, and web UI for admins and users to operate it locally or remotely.

StackStorm released under Apache-2.0 License. The source code is written in Python.




YAWL is a modular, service-oriented architecture, BPM/Workflow system for capturing control-flow dependencies and resourcing requirements. It is based on a concise and powerful modeling language.

YAWL features powerful, concise language, extensible architecture, supports drag and drop data mappings, or direct access to native data handling using XML Schema, XPath, and XQuery, it handles complex data transformations and full integration with organizational resources and external Web Services.

YAWL is yet another file mirror synchronization tool (incremental file copy) for enterprise use.


10- Activiti


Activiti is an open-source BPMN engine, business automation platform targeted at business people. It is helping businesses solve automation challenges in distributed, highly scalable, and cost-effective infrastructures.

Activiti is the leading lightweight, java-centric scalable, storage independent, extensible audit service, cloud-ready secure WebSocket and subscription handling as part of GraphQL integration, Immutable, pain-free process, it has decision runtimes designed to integrate with your cloud-native infrastructure.

It is an open-source and distributed under the Apache license. Activiti runs in any Java application, on a server, on a cluster, and others.


Final note

This list has many good automating processes. Which one of them to choose depends on what type of features or scenarios your work is going to need.

If you have any other recommendations for this list or comments in general, we’d love to hear them below