ARIS vs. SAP NetWeaver BPM

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
SAP BPM
Score 6.7 out of 10
N/A
SAP NetWeaver Business Process Management is a business process management offering and application infrastructure. It supports joint modeling of processes, central process execution via a Java-based engine, provision of interfaces for users, and integration of business rules into processes.N/A
Pricing
ARISSAP NetWeaver BPM
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
ARISSAP BPM
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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Features
ARISSAP NetWeaver BPM
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ARIS
8.8
6 Ratings
9% above category average
SAP NetWeaver BPM
10.0
2 Ratings
22% above category average
Dashboards7.66 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Standard reports9.36 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Custom reports9.56 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Process Engine
Comparison of Process Engine features of Product A and Product B
ARIS
7.5
6 Ratings
11% below category average
SAP NetWeaver BPM
10.0
2 Ratings
18% above category average
Process designer8.46 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Process simulation8.26 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Business rules engine6.86 Ratings10.02 Ratings
SOA support6.95 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Process player6.02 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Support for modeling languages8.96 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Form builder7.96 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Model execution6.82 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Collaboration
Comparison of Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
ARIS
8.5
6 Ratings
6% above category average
SAP NetWeaver BPM
10.0
2 Ratings
22% above category average
Social collaboration tools8.56 Ratings10.02 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
SAP NetWeaver BPM
10.0
2 Ratings
23% above category average
Content management8.56 Ratings10.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
ARISSAP NetWeaver BPM
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(6 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(4 ratings)
5.0
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
6.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ARISSAP NetWeaver BPM
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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SAP
It is well suited when we need to integrate business processes with SAP ERP and SAP CRM - the solution can be integrated with business rules/procedures defined in SAP ERP/CRM and NetWeaver can be used to monitor the rules and flag off exceptions. When there are multiple workflows running, it tends to slow down running of these processes. Also, it entirely depends on SAP portal for it to run efficiently.
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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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SAP
  • Virtual paper trail. Iterations of process and current documentation are all stored as "artifacts", leaving a great trail.
  • Configuration of users. BPM somewhat magically determines which users will be impacted and automates rules.
  • A pro (that is also a con) is the design interface. If you know what you are doing, it is incredibly powerful and malleable.
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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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SAP
  • Live readings would be nice.
  • Easier to maneuver
  • Work with all systems with the press of one keystroke
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Likelihood to Renew
Software AG
No answers on this topic
SAP
As a big fan of SAP in general, the BPM solution fits right in with all the other things SAP does well, and does it with incredible efficiency
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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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SAP
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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SAP
We have our own tech support for systems, I would say they probably could use more training on it, I don't really think it's anything regarding the SAP system, but more the knowledge they have on the system itself. It seems to take longer for them to fix any issues we may come across.
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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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SAP
I found the initial setup of NetWeaver is much simpler than other products especially in an SAP environment where we have SAP ERP/HRM/CRM as it can be well integrated with other SAP products. The only drawback is the need/dependency on SAP Portal. It is better suited in an environment where SAP ERP is running.
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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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SAP
  • Helped us harness integrated benefit from having SAP ERP/CRM by leveraging NetWeaver to define business processes/rules and monitor exceptions
  • Did not have any negative experience except for the fact that at times when multiple rules run, it can be somewhat slow
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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.