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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ARIS

Well suited for enterprise architecture modeling where the intent to document elements beyond processes as well, such as risks and controls, KPIs, systems, org charts, etc. It also has the excellent capability of creating custom reports, hence if looking for various views right from summary to detailed, this is a great tool. It is less appropriate for implementing the processes as it is not very strong in BPMN.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blueworks Live

It's hard to recommend a tool that does not follow the universal industry standard (BPMN2). Like Visio, it looks and feels like the standard is respected (shapes, naming convention, etc.) but Blueworks Live does not in fact follow any of it. It is a good tool for any company that is primarily looking at drawing diagrams (e.g., export them as images), as opposed to building live processes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Reporting & Analytics

ARIS
8.3
Blueworks Live
8.0
Dashboards
ARIS
7.3
Blueworks Live
8.1
Standard reports
ARIS
8.6
Blueworks Live
8.3
Custom reports
ARIS
8.8
Blueworks Live
7.5

Process Engine

ARIS
7.5
Blueworks Live
7.9
Process designer
ARIS
8.6
Blueworks Live
8.5
Process simulation
ARIS
7.6
Blueworks Live
7.6
Business rules engine
ARIS
7.4
Blueworks Live
7.7
SOA support
ARIS
5.9
Blueworks Live
8.1
Process player
ARIS
6.0
Blueworks Live
8.1
Support for modeling languages
ARIS
8.4
Blueworks Live
7.7
Form builder
ARIS
8.8
Blueworks Live
7.6
Model execution
ARIS
6.8
Blueworks Live
7.8

Collaboration

ARIS
8.4
Blueworks Live
8.6
Social collaboration tools
ARIS
8.4
Blueworks Live
8.6

Content Management Capabilties

ARIS
7.7
Blueworks Live
8.9
Content management
ARIS
7.7
Blueworks Live
8.9

Pros

ARIS

  • Query feature is excellent to extract information in a specific manner.
  • Ability to create custom reports.
  • Collaboration feature is very good.
  • Semantic checks to check validation errors.
  • cloud based central repository.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blueworks Live

  • This tool is a very easy way for capturing all types of business processes that can potentially start with the discovery map.
  • The product has a very user-friendly interface that enables business users to utilize its full features in an easy way.
  • The system always shows some visual representation of information that makes it easy to understand.
Omer Yaqoob | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ARIS

  • Installation of ARIS to users
  • Management of user/architect accounts
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blueworks Live

  • The playback feature can be a little buggy at times and could use some more speed as well.
  • It can be a little hard to navigate the many many menus and sub-menus
  • The search/filter feature could use some fine-tuning. It doesn’t always return the expected results
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

Blueworks Live

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Blueworks Live

Blueworks Live 8.2
Based on 6 answers
I have gotten great response for the very few times I needed support.
Brian Durr | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ARIS

The Service area, they have been very useful. ARIS suite is covering number of applications. ARIS engine is very powerful and robust. The tool can be configured in many ways which can be beneficial but can be a curse at the same time. As a user, you need to apply this flexibility with care.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blueworks Live

Blueworks is relatively simple and much easier to use and at a lower cost compared to ARIS. However, Blueworks does not support modeling like risk universe, org charts, etc. like in ARIS. Also, advanced simulation is not possible in Blueworks unlike in ARIS. The number of BPMN symbols in Blueworks is limited.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ARIS

  • High cost tool
  • Advanced process modeling and analysis tool
  • Flexibility to design multiple models
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blueworks Live

  • We spend less time searching through notes and messages trying to figure out which process we liked most, which worked best, etc
  • We can view processes and simulated processes in real time
  • It easy to share and collaborate with other team members and get their feedback
Anonymous | 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
ARIS Enterprisecontact us
  1. none
SaaS Edition
ARIS Elements$1001
ARIS Advanced$2001
ARIS Enterprisecontact us
  1. designer
  2. none
Additional Pricing Details

Blueworks Live

General

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

Blueworks Live Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ARIS
8.4
Blueworks Live
8.1

Usability

ARIS
7.0
Blueworks Live

Support Rating

ARIS
8.0
Blueworks Live
8.2

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