ARIS vs. Blueworks Live

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ARIS
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Software AG's Business Process Analysis Platform, ARIS, uses robust architecture and process management / analysis capability to drive integrations with the existing business processes along with information technology and SAP systems.
$100
designer
Blueworks Live
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Blueworks Live is cloud-based business process management software that provides users with a collaborative environment for documenting, analyzing, and building business process mapping.N/A
Pricing
ARISBlueworks Live
Editions & Modules
ARIS Elements
$100
designer
ARIS Advanced
$200
designer
ARIS Enterprise
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ARIS Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ARISBlueworks Live
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
ARISBlueworks Live
Considered Both Products
ARIS
Chose ARIS
Yes, ARIS is one of the leading process modeling and analysis tools with advanced reporting and modeling capabilities. It also provides a license for simulation and process mining.
Chose 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 …
Blueworks Live
Chose Blueworks Live
To start an environment you don't need to have a data model well defined. You can start and then adapt your data model with different needs and degree of depth. It's very easy to produce effective documentation with less effort. Last but not least, to maintain all the stuff …
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Features
ARISBlueworks Live
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ARIS
8.8
6 Ratings
9% above category average
Blueworks Live
7.6
15 Ratings
6% below category average
Dashboards7.66 Ratings8.013 Ratings
Standard reports9.36 Ratings8.014 Ratings
Custom reports9.56 Ratings6.612 Ratings
Process Engine
Comparison of Process Engine features of Product A and Product B
ARIS
7.5
6 Ratings
11% below category average
Blueworks Live
8.0
15 Ratings
5% below category average
Process designer8.46 Ratings8.415 Ratings
Process simulation8.26 Ratings7.912 Ratings
Business rules engine6.86 Ratings7.913 Ratings
SOA support6.95 Ratings8.412 Ratings
Process player6.02 Ratings7.813 Ratings
Support for modeling languages8.96 Ratings7.814 Ratings
Form builder7.96 Ratings8.212 Ratings
Model execution6.82 Ratings7.112 Ratings
Collaboration
Comparison of Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
ARIS
8.5
6 Ratings
6% above category average
Blueworks Live
7.2
15 Ratings
11% below category average
Social collaboration tools8.56 Ratings7.215 Ratings
Content Management Capabilties
Comparison of Content Management Capabilties features of Product A and Product B
ARIS
8.5
6 Ratings
7% above category average
Blueworks Live
9.0
13 Ratings
13% above category average
Content management8.56 Ratings9.013 Ratings
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User Ratings
ARISBlueworks Live
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(6 ratings)
7.8
(17 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(4 ratings)
8.3
(10 ratings)
Ease of integration
6.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ARISBlueworks Live
Likelihood to Recommend
Software AG
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.
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IBM
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.
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Pros
Software AG
  • 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.
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IBM
  • Cloud based, hence quick and easy access without any installation requirement
  • Easy and intuitive, making modeling much easier
  • Visio import is one of the best in Blueworks
  • Low cost compared to some other tools in the market
  • User management is quite easy from an admin perspective
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Cons
Software AG
  • 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
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IBM
  • In particular, we have had problems with the availability of the service because the platform frequently crashed.
  • Is not easy to pull some indicators.
  • We would like to be able to see a different interface, long ago with the same.
  • Payment process is not easy.
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Usability
Software AG
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.
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IBM
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Software AG
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.
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IBM
I have gotten great response for the very few times I needed support.
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Alternatives Considered
Software AG
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.
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IBM
To start an environment you don't need to have a data model well defined. You can start and then adapt your data model with different needs and degree of depth. It's very easy to produce effective documentation with less effort. Last but not least, to maintain all the stuff it's cheaper than other solutions.
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Return on Investment
Software AG
  • Documentation of processes made it possible for anyone to see who does what, how and using what systems.
  • Dependency on specific people is eliminated.
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IBM
  • 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
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ScreenShots

ARIS Screenshots

Screenshot of Start page of ARIS Elements.Screenshot of Modeling a BPMN diagram using the web-based ARIS designer.Screenshot of A process landscape in the ARIS portal.Screenshot of A customer journey landscape in the ARIS portal.Screenshot of The steps view of a process model, automatically generated, enriched with multi-media content. The easiest way to get process knowledge to employees.Screenshot of A management dashboard in the ARIS portal.