ARIS BPA Valuable Features
Business Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The main features we like about ARIS BPM are related to research:
- We do a filter for meetings to make sure that people don't end up using multiple icons.
- We have another skill for generating models.
- We also use ARIS BPM for querying information to see where everything is.
Lead Architect at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
ARIS is probably the most mature product I know of in terms of modeling an enterprise architecture so that it has context. When you need to make changes to processes, there is a view where you can actually see what other processes within different use cases or different functional areas use the same process and what those changes can affect. Workflows can be used across different business areas and that gives a really good, holistic view of what modifications end up affecting.View full review »
The EPC modeling is very detailed, the semantic check is helpful, and auto-layout simplifies the formatting.
The process interface is valuable for identifying the upstream and downstream processes.
The approval process for the ARIS EPC from the design, staging, and production environment is pretty good. You can obtain feedback on the process model; however, this functionality seems a bit limited by today's standard as some other BPM allows you to comment on the objects within the process model, which makes gathering feedback and making changes easier.View full review »
The most valuable feature in the latest versions is the connect portal, where you can do modeling in a very simple manner using the web-based portal.View full review »
The most valuable feature is the process documentation. For us, ARIS is a lifestyle more than a tool. It helps us learn how to think and how to plan for our system.
I don't know why Software AG is saying that it's for business process management. It's an enterprise management system that connects all the documentation and business processes.
It's not only documenting. It's about executing and developing business processes, performance management, strategic planning, and project management. Limited use cases can be used for documentation and for generating analytics to identify gaps in the organization.View full review »
Senior Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
I really fancy the fact that this solution makes it so easy to have a clear understanding of how the objects you are mapping are used in your database. You can select an object and have a list of all the diagrams that it has been re-used and you can also have it output as an Excel file. There is also the ability to sort via multiple criteria to identify the relationships you need for a specific object and also find correlated models. This is one of the strongest features of the solution. It's better than having to do all the mapping and the analysis using your office tools. It is really powerful, especially if you have a large team that can spend a lot of time working on new solutions and new use cases. Competition has increased in the last few years and there are now clones of ARIS on the market but they don't go as deep as ARIS, so the ARIS product is still far ahead.
The ease of use is the most valuable. I have tried a number of BPMN packages, and I find the user interface of ARIS BPM easier and more intuitive than others. If your team is knowledgeable on BPMN, it is really pretty easy to figure out on your own because it adheres to the standards extremely well. I have tried Bizagi, BizFlow, and a variety of such solutions, and I just liked ARIS BPM better.View full review »
Principal Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It provides the discovery functionality, and you can have a simulation on top of it to get your design corrected to ensure that it is within the right state of parameters. It is a complete package that you can use from strategy to execution because you have the design layer, and within the design, you can also do analytics.View full review »
EstagiÃ¡ria em processos
Aris BPA has a lot of tools that are more professional than Bizagi.View full review »
Senior manager at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
The solution's basic features are easy to use, overall designed well, and it has good process mining analysis.View full review »
BPM Expert at iMendos
The possibility to align Strategies, business, and IT with the architectures of support and SDLC, starting from the requirements management until the IT delivery.