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21 Ratings
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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 6.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ARIS

ARIS is well suited when we want to understand the interrelationship between different processes and their decencies on systems etc. It allows to create an integrated view with easy navigation from one process to another and allows to add information like metrics, risks, cycle time, FTE, etc. Overall, it is a great tool for modeling and analysis.Though it offers BPMN notation, it has limited compatibility with some other tools, hence if the objective is to implement these processes using tools like PEGA then is it not suitable. Further, it is very high priced, so for basic modeling, it might give the right ROI.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational DOORS

It is quite powerful and robust as a tool for all of our requirements. It is also compatible with HP ALM, our formal test management tool so that we are able to export comprehensive trace matrices for reporting purposes. However, it is a clunky, difficult, and extremely slow tool that is not well adapted to agile software development.
Kathy Ding | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Reporting & Analytics

ARIS
8.4
IBM Rational DOORS
Dashboards
ARIS
7.6
IBM Rational DOORS
Standard reports
ARIS
9.1
IBM Rational DOORS
Custom reports
ARIS
8.5
IBM Rational DOORS

Process Engine

ARIS
7.4
IBM Rational DOORS
Process designer
ARIS
9.1
IBM Rational DOORS
Process simulation
ARIS
8.2
IBM Rational DOORS
Business rules engine
ARIS
8.0
IBM Rational DOORS
SOA support
ARIS
5.0
IBM Rational DOORS
Process player
ARIS
6.0
IBM Rational DOORS
Support for modeling languages
ARIS
7.6
IBM Rational DOORS
Form builder
ARIS
8.3
IBM Rational DOORS
Model execution
ARIS
6.7
IBM Rational DOORS

Collaboration

ARIS
8.0
IBM Rational DOORS
Social collaboration tools
ARIS
8.0
IBM Rational DOORS

Content Management Capabilties

ARIS
8.8
IBM Rational DOORS
Content management
ARIS
8.8
IBM Rational DOORS

Pros

ARIS

  • Process documentation
  • Process mapping
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational DOORS

  • Parent to child requirement traceability
  • Auto tracking of all changes made to an object
  • Ability to create a toolkit to generate documents straight from DOORS
  • Linking between DOORS modules using DXL
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ARIS

  • Defining databases, use of entities and relationship diagrams, define data, like data models, there is still a part they could improve.
  • Providing more standard reports and improving on access rights and privileges functionality
Kimaya Ghag | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational DOORS

  • The program can seem overwhelming because it is very complex. Maybe a beginner, intermediate and advanced mode?
  • The software has some dependencies on other software that make it easy to break at times.
  • Setting up the software was a nightmare. It has too many components, and once the connection between them is set you cannot make changes easily.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ARIS

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IBM Rational DOORS

IBM Rational DOORS 8.0
Based on 1 answer
At the moment we are required by contract to continue to use the IBM DOORS software for our current client. Given that it can be expensive, if we were to use it after our current client's needs were met, we would have to secure other projects in order to justify the continued use of the software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ARIS

ARIS 7.0
Based on 1 answer
I am a BPM and Enterprise Architect Consultant and hence have been using different BPM and EA tools for consulting practice. Until now I have used Opentext Provision EA,Sparx EA, MS Visio and IBM Blueworks. All of the tools used are good and have their own unique features and capabilities. ARIS BPA is widely used by my current organization for different projects.
Kimaya Ghag | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational DOORS

IBM Rational DOORS 3.0
Based on 2 answers
The UI is terrible and not intuitive. Users need training in order to complete tasks. Much like SAP, it's not the clearest tool. The tracing feature is especially complicated because you must write the scripts yourself. There is a learning curve. Also, even the setup, installation, and logging in each time takes a considerable amount of time.
Kathy Ding | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ARIS

ARIS 8.0
Based on 4 answers
It has good, even complex functionality that is provided by its library and ability to create relations between items, yet it is not hard to use. Anyone can use it in a short time. It provides reporting abilities and good documentation with the availability of exporting options. The only drawback I have seen was user management/login issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational DOORS

IBM Rational DOORS 5.5
Based on 2 answers
Internal to our company we have several experts who have extended DOORS functionality to include some great features. And these folks are well regarded by IBM as DOORS experts in the industry.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ARIS

ARIS has its own EPC notation which is very easy, hence a preferred notation amongst many. It has some enhanced features like the ability to create custom reports, queries, adhoc analysis, and simulation, which not all tools offer. However, it is very high priced compared to some other tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational DOORS

Requisite Pro (and Rational Requirements Composer, it's successor) is more simple and focused on requirements. Is like a part of DOORS and can be suitable to smaller projects. IT people on the other hand prefer agile tools like JIRA. Of course if the project is big enough, DOORS is a good option to consider.
Miguel Angel Merino Vega | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ARIS

  • Increased process efficiencies.
  • Single source of truth.
  • Better process analysis.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational DOORS

  • If you can setup DOORS to your project, you will experience lower costs.
  • Also, less rework in the project, which means lower times to achieve your milestones.
  • Finally, the cost of setting up a related project is considerably lower, and the estimates obtained in the process are much more precise.
Miguel Angel Merino Vega | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

ARIS

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

ARIS Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
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    SaaS Edition
    ARIS Elements$1001
    ARIS Advanced$2001
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    IBM Rational DOORS

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    IBM Rational DOORS Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    ARIS
    8.9
    IBM Rational DOORS
    5.6

    Likelihood to Renew

    ARIS
    IBM Rational DOORS
    8.0

    Usability

    ARIS
    7.0
    IBM Rational DOORS
    3.0

    Support Rating

    ARIS
    8.0
    IBM Rational DOORS
    5.5

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