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What is ARIS?

ARIS is a solution for professional business process management and modeling. Whether documenting the "as-is" state of operations for quality or certification reasons, or designing the "to-be" in terms of continuous improvement in a transformation program, ARIS establishes a single source of truth regarding all process excellence topics across the organization. It is for any organization looking to digitally transform their business, increase operational excellence and customer experience and ensure compliance in execution. ARIS helps users to make the most out of processes with Process Mining, Risk & Compliance Management, and RPA.

The Vendor describes ARIS benefits

  • ARIS is a comprehensive platform for process excellence.
  • Focus on simplicity and ease of use.
  • ARIS covers business & IT architecture from all angles in a structured way, that can be analyzed.
  • Flexible meta model with >100 diagram types out of the box and with custom reporting and analysis capabilities.
  • Customer-driven product development based on best practices.
  • Strong partner ecosystem.
  • Large BPM community (

The vendor states its customers from companies of all sizes and across all industries, boasting more than 10 million users worldwide, improve their processes with ARIS.

ARIS Features

Process Engine Features

  • Supported: Process designer
  • Supported: Process simulation
  • Supported: Business rules engine
  • Supported: SOA support
  • Supported: Support for modeling languages
  • Supported: Form builder

Collaboration Features

  • Supported: Social collaboration tools

Reporting & Analytics Features

  • Supported: Dashboards
  • Supported: Standard reports
  • Supported: Custom reports

Content Management Capabilties Features

  • Supported: Content management

Additional Features

  • Supported: Customer Journey Mapping
  • Supported: Strategy design
  • Supported: Company and rollout
  • Supported: Model comparison
  • Supported: Process Governance engine (for e.g. approvals, change requrests)
  • Supported: Risk & Compliance Management
  • Supported: Process Mining

ARIS Screenshots

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

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In the face of increasing volatility and complexity, your company must transform to stay competitive. In this context, ARIS gives you the five keys to make change happen – from strategy to everyone! Gain total control of your changing business and embrace your transformation...
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ARIS Downloadables

ARIS Integrations

  • SAP Solution Manager
  • SAP EnableNow
  • Microsoft Sharepoint
  • Custom 3rd party integration via API
  • Alfabet
  • webMethods

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ARIS Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, SaaS
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesGlobal


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is ARIS?

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.

What is ARIS's best feature?

Reviewers rate Custom reports highest, with a score of 9.2.

Who uses ARIS?

The most common users of ARIS are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Computer Software industry.

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Score 8 out of 10
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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.
Score 8 out of 10
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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.
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
Score 9 out of 10
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ARIS is a much more complex ecosystem than Visio in terms of functionality, being able to create complex relations between people, departments, IT systems, input and output documents, and roles. ARIS handles all these via its library that is defined and created for the whole company. Visio does not have any of those because it does not have such a library. However, this functionality does not come with a great cost of complexity for the user/architect. ARIS is still easy to use just like Visio.
Kimaya Ghag | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Features like SAP Solman Sync, Alfabet EA integration (another Software AG product) and a well defined framework for BPM or any consulting practice across any verticals or domains is useful in a consulting practice, whether it's TOGAF methodology, running a BPM Lifecycle or Six Sigma process analysis.

The vendor continuously brings updated versions to the market with bug fixes from earlier versions and fulfills users'/customer expectations, so they are inline with continuous improvement.