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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 7.9 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

SAP BPM

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.
Shiv Shivakumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Reporting & Analytics

ARIS
8.3
SAP BPM
10.0
Dashboards
ARIS
7.3
SAP BPM
10.0
Standard reports
ARIS
8.6
SAP BPM
10.0
Custom reports
ARIS
8.8
SAP BPM
10.0

Process Engine

ARIS
7.5
SAP BPM
10.0
Process designer
ARIS
8.6
SAP BPM
10.0
Process simulation
ARIS
7.6
SAP BPM
10.0
Business rules engine
ARIS
7.4
SAP BPM
10.0
SOA support
ARIS
5.9
SAP BPM
10.0
Process player
ARIS
6.0
SAP BPM
10.0
Support for modeling languages
ARIS
8.4
SAP BPM
10.0
Form builder
ARIS
8.8
SAP BPM
10.0
Model execution
ARIS
6.8
SAP BPM
10.0

Collaboration

ARIS
8.4
SAP BPM
10.0
Social collaboration tools
ARIS
8.4
SAP BPM
10.0

Content Management Capabilties

ARIS
7.7
SAP BPM
10.0
Content management
ARIS
7.7
SAP BPM
10.0

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

SAP BPM

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ARIS

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

SAP BPM

  • Live readings would be nice.
  • Easier to maneuver
  • Work with all systems with the press of one keystroke
Stephanie Chapman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ARIS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP BPM

SAP BPM 7.0
Based on 1 answer
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
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

SAP BPM

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

SAP BPM

SAP BPM 5.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Stephanie Chapman | 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

SAP BPM

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.
Shiv Shivakumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ARIS

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

SAP BPM

  • 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
Shiv Shivakumar | 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

SAP BPM

General

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

SAP BPM Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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