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Market leading process modeling tool

October 20, 2021
It is used for process modeling and analysis on our client side. ARIS had been deployed in 150+ engagements and is also used for …
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An enterprise process modeling tool

July 08, 2021
ARIS is one of the best process mapping tools in the current market. I have created many workflows using ARIS tool, it will help the …
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Great tool for process modeling and analyis

June 06, 2021
ARIS is being used in our company as a process modeling and analysis tool while working on process improvement/ transformation …
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Product Details

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.

Reviews and Ratings




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Score 9 out of 10
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This has been a go-to software for process design capabilities and has been the number one choice for clients. The kind of depth it brings to the table is amazing. The way it stores process models and follows global standards are amazing. The ease, you play with the tool is quite good. It has the capacity to produce custom reports based on client needs, and you can customize the scripts on the tool and select the right parameters/headers and the right level of details.
Score 8 out of 10
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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.
Score 8 out of 10
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It is a business process management tool. Customization is easy and easy to handle support IOT modelling and cloud based infrastructure. Modeling environment is much more robust than anything else we have seen, it defines the reports and their creation process well in advance. It provides the value for Business Process Analysis.
Score 9 out of 10
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ARIS is well suited when we want to understand the interrelationship between different processes and their decencies on systems etc. It allows to create an integrated view with easy navigation from one process to another and allows to add information like metrics, risks, cycle time, FTE, etc. Overall, it is a great tool for modeling and analysis.

Though it offers BPMN notation, it has limited compatibility with some other tools, hence if the objective is to implement these processes using tools like PEGA then is it not suitable. Further, it is very high priced, so for basic modeling, it might give the right ROI.
Score 9 out of 10
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In case you have a LOT of processes and know-how of these processes are not documented, thus making your company depend on specific people, ARIS is a good tool to document processes that manage complex relationships between functions, people, IT systems, input and output documents, and scenarios. It is also good for reporting, for example, once you complete documenting all your processes, you can simply get a response to "in what processes is Excel used?" because ARIS will give you just that, and is capable of more.
Kimaya Ghag | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Based on my experience with the tool it is more suited and user friendly in terms of creating process repositories, architecture frameworks and views.
  • The product does support integration with Alfabet, SAP Solution Manager, WebMethods, Apama etc
  • But these can be supported by attending extensive training provided by Software AG.