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The good thing about using this tool is the repository that gives us the opportunity: If you want to do modeling with the old notation form, ours was EPC, you can use the same object in the BPMN because the database is built in a way that you... more»
I'm now working as an independent consultant, but in the past, when I was using it we could really quickly get a picture of what kind of business processes were being used across the entire organization, and which could be reused, and be sure... more»
I have been talking with developers for many years, and it was before using your UML class diagram and those things for defining data. One of the issues is, when you are defining databases, the way they use entities and relationship diagrams,... more»
The most valuable feature of the tool is its ability to provide line of sight from Buinsess Outcome (Service to be delivered) down to how the resources are configured and connected to make it happen. Understanding how the Business and... more»
It started improving visibility and provided us a better picture of technology dependencies. It has allowed us to better document what the business needs and more cleanly identify the technologies that are going to be needed to support the... more»
Stability is definitely a critical thing. Organizations can not afford to have to be rebooting production systems to add a user or to reset a users session. It needs to be more self-healing. The intuitiveness of the interface. The ability for... more»
Traceability across architecture domains - business architecture and data technology. All of them can connect the dots, and get an end-to-end view of the architecture landscape. That is one of the powerful strengths of the tool. The second... more»
Architecture modeling - since it's repository-based, it's a lot easier for people to query, create their diagrams, and check for modeling rules. That's another good feature that is available. It's easy for us to enforce standards. That's also... more»
The process side love the tool. It helps them to build their current operating model and also to get to the target operating model. That has been helpful and successful. We're still struggling with challenges on the application and technology... more»
The main module we use is ITPM. The ability to have standardized reports around obsolescence and lifecycle management is probably the most valuable. We are trying to move to a more standardized approach regarding how we do lifecycle... more»
We are not using the entire platform, although we are licensed for a couple modules. The main one that we are using is ITPM. The other thing that I think we find useful outside of the obsolescence report is also having a more organized view... more»
I think it has a lot to offer, but we have been focusing in on ITPM. I think we ourselves need to do a little bit more exploration of how we can benefit from some of the other modules. Something that might be helpful is to have a little bit... more»
* Plugin development implementing domain specific languages on UML making modeling much easier for non UML experts * Customized diagram types * Customized report templates for producing Word, Powerpoint, Excel from models * Producing complete... more»
Our approach has made it possible to work with single diagrams and concepts every day, publish our knowledge base for the project team every week, and deliver documents like IT architecture and IT design for quality gates every three months... more»
As an architect who switches abstraction levels between enterprise architecture, project architecture, and system architecture I would highly appreciate standardized integration with EAM tools like Alfabet e.g. using XMI. The MagicDraw do not... more»
* The user interface and ease of use as compared to some of the other products I have tried. * The ability to document the entire process within the same diagram and then generate documents in Word. * The ability to publish on the web has... more»
* I developed a complete Project Management Framework for the company's use which has been published for policy adoption by all Project Managers. * I developed and published a procurement governance framework which is extensively used in... more»
* Previously I rated the product with 10 but now i am down grading it to 8. * The system does not work well in Windows 8 (Full version) on tablet PCs. I had raised this issue and was told that it will not display the diagrams effectively due... more»
We upload all our policies into Blueworks Live. It's used throughout the business for audit purposes, for backup purposes for employees. In terms of it helping with process version control issues, I administrate our licenses. I don't actually... more»
I wish Blueworks Live had simulations built in, but it doesn't. It also lacks a feature of reporting; ad hoc, drag and drop reporting. A lot of senior people are always asking for reports, and there's no reporting feature within IBM... more»
Transparency in developing a global enterprise inventory of the firm's application and technology assets. The aspect of the tool that appeals to us at this time is the HOPEX IT portfolio management capability. What that portfolio management... more»
If you think about, it's about having transparency, a current, complete and accurate view of your entire application ecosystem. There are a number of benefits associated with that. Whether those benefits be for strategic planning, asset... more»
We've asked the vendor for a number of enhancements to mature the tool. One of those specifically, is a service based interface. Both for feeding data into the tool, and retrieving data from the tool, so that other vendor solutions can... more»
The main benefit of Mega is the fact that you can link data from multiple enterprise architecture practices so that, for instance, business architecture artifacts can link to system architecture artifacts, and so you can get a more complete... more»
Mega can be used to start conversations with the business. We can put a process map or capability map in front of a business user and start a conversation that way. Rather than starting from scratch and interviewing them about what they do... more»
It's very prescriptive right now as to a particular diagram, what objects you can put on that diagram, and sometimes if you're working with the business you might want to just sketch something out rather than have those limitations.. When you... more»
One tool for everything which provides all the features you need for an Enterprise Architecture and Solution Architecture. Wide language coverage for architecture modeling, system design, and software development, e.g., ArchiMate, UML, BPMN,... more»
The speed of redrawing elements and links in complex models - When you need to move part or all of the diagram across the diagram, the tool has a slow response when redrawing objects. Analytic functions/graphs, like BizzDesign - powerful... more»
Bizagi offers phenomenal ease of use - building working solutions and making continuous improvements is very quick/agile and does not require a large technical team "behind the curtain" to assist with completing the application, resolving... more»
We work with clients in a variety of domains that are highly regulated or have strict compliance requirements - such as Healthcare, Financial Services, Government, Oil and Gas and Manufacturing. In common with all of these, the ease of use... more»
Version 10.7 lacked capabilities for complex case control, but this feature has been included in the newly released v11 of the product. For very large projects and deployments, the automated "One Click" deployment wizard can sometimes take a... more»
Automated document generation is a real time saver , no more cut and paste, no more keeping track of which diagrams are in which reports, no more last minute update panics. Just click a mouse and you've got an up to date report. Customized... more»
In one organization, it allowed teams and team members all over the world to collaborate and sync up on specific detailed parts of the solution or model easily with a minimum of fuss by sharing the repository instead of having to e-mail... more»
Sparx EA has always had one strong negative that has kept it from dominating the market ( not counting the fact that the big guns can out market Sparx). Its best features are not intuitive or easy to learn. Most companies I have worked with,... more»
* Real-time modeling and design work * The ability to perform workshops with clients in real-time with the tool * Getting instant output In terms of the collaboration features, from the point of discovery, it was useful to go to load up the... more»
It has improved the way the organization functions. We were using it for design and modeling purposes. We didn't actually follow through with the tool into an operational process. So it was very much a discrete workshop-based activity. We... more»
We didn't really explore the opportunities for process execution. So moving from the modeling to the process orchestration, it wasn't very clear how we would do that from a BPM perspective, and then into the larger tool set perspective. But I... more»
The whole ARIS BPM solution is a bit special, because from the very beginning it was targeted more to Business users and the Management. Its core focus was to, at the end provide a neat tool for the Management to use as get a grasp about... more»
It has improved the organization where I work currently, in a way that the processes are more transparent, then before when they were present only in documents. Advanced modeling, structuring and visualization capabilities of ARIS made this... more»
The main "drawback" of ARIS is that it is not targeted towards the real implementation and running of certain business processes. It does not have a real workflow engine beneath that can make things actually run. This is also due to it's... more»
I would highlight BPMN 2.0 validation, as it eases the standardization of the Business Process Model within multi-disciplinary teams. Visio integrates seamlessly with the rest of the Office suite as any other Microsoft product, which is also... more»
Compared to other products we used in the past, modelling with Visio is faster and the final result in terms of appearance is more professional. Making changes to a diagram is also easier as the items and lines get re-arranged properly with... more»
It would be nice to have the possibility of exporting and importing XPDL, also considering that the Surface series are the MS flagship, there is much room for improvement when it comes to inking or drawing diagrams using pen input (which... more»
* Open API, published database schema * Report generation: Makes the tool easy to configure and easy to extract analytics/reports * A large community with many examples and modeling standards supported, including UML, BPMN, and ArchiMate
I have used the BPMN modelling, reporting, and analytic capability with a number of clients to document their business processes. These have been used for staff training, change management, and regulatory reporting.
The tool lacks an interactive web interface. The HTML generated is static. Users can’t add comments, run reports, or query the generated HTML via a web browser. To do this with the out-of-the-box capability, users need to install the Sparx... more»
iGrafx provides a very good, friendly, easy way to build flowcharts, as well as process simulations. The iGrafx process for the Six Sigma version has integration with Minitab, where you can make statistical calculations and bring it into your... more»
The mapping process is faster than ever. It is easy to do. With a couple clicks, you can build complex processes and have the right transparency to improve it. Through simulation, you can balance a production line determining how much... more»
The RTF document generator and profiles. The RTF document generator allows me to focus more of my time on architecture and less on word processing. I can produce up-to-date reports anytime at the push of a button and that is a (huge!) time... more»
Truth be told, like most products of its kind, it is not always an intuitively easy tool to use. In fairness, it is very hard to enable a non-expert user to do complex things in a totally easy intuitive way and I don’t know any tool that is... more»
You can model and automate processes really fast. Most of the interface are very intuitive. Your team can work on it having basic training about databases and BPM modeling. The integration capabilities are useful, but identifying errors in... more»
We have some processes which were being executed using Office and other tools. After implementing Bizagi, there are measures of processes and we can improve the execution. In most of the scenarios, we enhance the traceability of the... more»
Features like SAP SolMan sync, Alfabet EA integration (another Software AG product). Also, a good defined framework for BPM or any consulting practice across any verticals or domains, whether it's TOGAF methodology, running BPM Lifecycle or... more»
Vendor continuously brings updated versions to market with bug fixes from earlier versions and fulfilling user/customer expectations, so they are inline with continuous improvement. Regarding stability, when there are any customized settings... more»
Paul has over 20 years of commercial experience in the IT industry having working in all areas of IT including both technical and non-technical roles.
He is currently consulting in the Enterprise Architecture space and particularly in Mobile Application Design, Business Process and Business... more>>
Available again in April 2016, until then additional smaller activities possible.
My solution: Integrated architecture; boosting productivity, consistency, and quality in projects using model-driven documentation (MDD)
Expert in MagicDraw and Alfabet (planningIT).
Neil Simpson is the founder and principal consultant of InnoVelocity, the leading US implementation partner for Bizagi, with a 10-year track record helping customers large and small achieve outstanding results with BPM, Case Management and Digital Transformation. Our nationwide team of 8... more>>
With 35 years experience in IT ranging from programming to architecture designs and vast experience in IT Management my goals are to research, innovate and implement:
(1) IT practices
(2) Business System Solutions
(4) Business Processes.
(1) Business... more>>
• I'm a business facing, Process Consultant, expert in the use of the ARIS BPM Suite and Methodology to deliver transformational change to organizations across different verticals
• 12+ years of experience in Software Industry in BPM domain as Senior ARIS Consultant/ Business Process... more>>
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Strong technical skills, risk management, strategic planning, reporting, and regulatory compliance. more>>
Motivated IT Director who consistently achieves objectives; Experience gained across a large number of projects, services and technologies. Well developed inter-personal skills, motivation and team building, with an analytical and investigative approach to work. In depth understanding of... more>>
I am a TOGAF certified architect, with a wealth of practical experience. I have worked as a consultant, training and mentoring architecture teams in the use of emerging standards and industry best practices. I’ve helped establish and lead high performing process, solution and enterprise... more>>
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In early 2001, I graduated high school, specialized in computers/office machines, and started working as a computer technician for Elkjøp Norge in Kristiansand. Shortly after, I was hired into Enitsør, a telecom company developing fiber broadband products, to administer their servers and network.... more>>
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I am graduated in business administration with experience in large multinational company in IT and process management, fluent English spoken and written, international experience with study abroad.
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