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https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/ni/9r/2V784BAPFT75.jpegIBM's hidden jewel for process discovery - Blueworks Live.Blueworks Live is a hidden jewel among the IBM acquisitions. I was a user of Lombardi Blue Print before IBM acquired Lombardi and have been hooked to it since 2011. IBM has invested in it and made it better. It is invaluable and probably the most essential tool that you need to get started to document how your legacy processes actually work and get all the hidden knowledge from your SMEs into a simple to use [platform] and visualize one's own processes. Unless the processes are documented and visualized with all the stake holders, it is often hard to come to an agreement on what one has in the organization. Only when one understands what one has in terms of process within the organization, it becomes easy to discuss the limitations and recommend solutions to address those limitations. Blueworks Live is BPMN 2.0 compatible and can be leveraged as a starting point to embark on a "Business Process (Re-)Engineering or Modeling" program within an organization. It is quite easy to get started, offered as Software as a Service and is priced per user.,Document processes as Milestones and Activities, which is simple to understand even for Business Analysts or Program Managers. System magically shows a visual representation of the information one puts in, in an easy-to-understand swim lane representation. All attributes can easily be read in the document style representation. Easy to export as a word or a powerpoint and also as a BPMN 2 file that could be integrated into one's own BPM product or directly into IBM BPM.,IBM should offer this solution as a complementary service for Business Partners and Customers on engagements so one could strategically document and uncover new opportunities to cross sell. It could be of real value for smaller companies and more available if the price point is lower so all clients can leverage the savings and include the entire organization rather than a select few. Connectors to third party would help.,10,I was able to quickly demonstrate problems in my client's environments and unlock opportunities new opportunities. The product pays for itself if used on a billable client. It gets expensive when organizations want to scale across the organization.,,Pega Platform, Bonita BPMBlueworks Live, great tool for Process documentation.Blueworks Live is primarily used as our internal documentation tool for business processes across all vendors in the DPA space. It allows my teams to collaborate on design and document processes-- agnostic of platforms-- easily and concisely.,Document business processes. It has a unique ability to document KPIs and provide playback of the process to the business. Live capture of requirements synced simultaneously across users.,It doesn't support very complicated processes.,8,The primary benefit and ROI is around whiteboarding and process discovery. It's lacking if you need to go down to level 3 documentation for system interfaces.,LucidchartBWL for Process EffectivenessWe are using Blueworks Live as our standard for mapping business processes across our organization, and in some cases importing it into BPM,Ease of use - little training needed Familiar UI to other products like Visio Easy to edit and update process and share with others,Licensing can be confusing More configurable home page,8,No concrete evidence to share but it is building momentum across the organization,,IBM Business Process Manager
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February 14, 2019

Review: "IBM's hidden jewel for process discovery - Blueworks Live."

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Blueworks Live is a hidden jewel among the IBM acquisitions. I was a user of Lombardi Blue Print before IBM acquired Lombardi and have been hooked to it since 2011. IBM has invested in it and made it better. It is invaluable and probably the most essential tool that you need to get started to document how your legacy processes actually work and get all the hidden knowledge from your SMEs into a simple to use [platform] and visualize one's own processes.

Unless the processes are documented and visualized with all the stake holders, it is often hard to come to an agreement on what one has in the organization. Only when one understands what one has in terms of process within the organization, it becomes easy to discuss the limitations and recommend solutions to address those limitations.

Blueworks Live is BPMN 2.0 compatible and can be leveraged as a starting point to embark on a "Business Process (Re-)Engineering or Modeling" program within an organization. It is quite easy to get started, offered as Software as a Service and is priced per user.
  • Document processes as Milestones and Activities, which is simple to understand even for Business Analysts or Program Managers.
  • System magically shows a visual representation of the information one puts in, in an easy-to-understand swim lane representation.
  • All attributes can easily be read in the document style representation.
  • Easy to export as a word or a powerpoint and also as a BPMN 2 file that could be integrated into one's own BPM product or directly into IBM BPM.
  • IBM should offer this solution as a complementary service for Business Partners and Customers on engagements so one could strategically document and uncover new opportunities to cross sell.
  • It could be of real value for smaller companies and more available if the price point is lower so all clients can leverage the savings and include the entire organization rather than a select few.
  • Connectors to third party would help.
It is invaluable and probably the most essential tool that you need to get started to document how your legacy processes actually work and get all the hidden knowledge from your SMEs into a simple to use and visualize ones own processes.
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March 02, 2019

Review: "Blueworks Live, great tool for Process documentation."

Score 8 out of 10
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Blueworks Live is primarily used as our internal documentation tool for business processes across all vendors in the DPA space. It allows my teams to collaborate on design and document processes-- agnostic of platforms-- easily and concisely.
  • Document business processes.
  • It has a unique ability to document KPIs and provide playback of the process to the business.
  • Live capture of requirements synced simultaneously across users.
  • It doesn't support very complicated processes.
Blueworks Live is really good for documenting processes, however, it is not good for going deep into technical documentation on service requirements. I find that I like to leverage it primarily to quickly mockup processes during whiteboarding sessions.
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February 12, 2019

Blueworks Live Review: "BWL for Process Effectiveness"

Score 8 out of 10
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We are using Blueworks Live as our standard for mapping business processes across our organization, and in some cases importing it into BPM
  • Ease of use - little training needed
  • Familiar UI to other products like Visio
  • Easy to edit and update process and share with others
  • Licensing can be confusing
  • More configurable home page
Well suited to help incentivize organizations to map their business processes and allows for collaboration easily
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Blueworks Live Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Dashboards (1)
9.1
Standard reports (1)
8.2
Process designer (2)
8.2
Process simulation (1)
5.5
Business rules engine (1)
3.6
SOA support (1)
3.6
Process player (1)
7.3
Support for modeling languages (1)
7.3
Form builder (1)
6.4
Model execution (1)
8.2
Social collaboration tools (2)
7.7
Content management (1)
7.3

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