Compare ARIS BPM vs. Avolution ABACUS

ARIS BPM is ranked 2nd in Business Process Design with 19 reviews while Avolution ABACUS is ranked 8th in Architecture Management with 3 reviews. ARIS BPM is rated 8.2, while Avolution ABACUS is rated 6.6. The top reviewer of ARIS BPM writes "Quickly gives us a picture of what business processes are being used across the entire organization, and which can be reused". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Avolution ABACUS writes "Powerful and customizable, but the interface needs to be more user-friendly and it needs dashboards". ARIS BPM is most compared with Bizagi, MEGA HOPEX and Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, whereas Avolution ABACUS is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, ARIS BPM and iServer.
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This solution has helped us in terms of discovering business processes.The stability of the ARIS BPM platform is quite good. The nice thing about it is the central database, where we can use all of our data. We can even manage users.The most valuable features are business process modeling and reporting.It has the ability to scale up, as well as integrate with other systems within the organization to get real-time information from dashboards and reports.You can relate different aspects of an organization to each other, and you can clearly define the rates seen in the application.It has allowed us to model our enterprise process architecture.BPA, the modeling tool, is the main module used because of our need for documentation.​​ARIS process modeling and analysis allows integration of end-to-end business processes with the organization's vision, strategies, and business objectives, through visual management.

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The most valuable feature is the traceability, you can trace any object to the other.If you face new challenges or issues then you can dynamically customize according to the business needs.

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Integration with third-party tools should be improved (e.g. based on APIs).With ARIS BPM, the script creation is quite cumbersome. With version ten, we needed our developers to do scripting.I would like to see the reporting aspects improved.Making it more customizable and easy to learn would be a benefit.One of the biggest challenges is to realistically enable the defined structures of the processes that you have in ARIS documented, and then actually implement them in the business.Displaying role allocation matrix models in ARIS Connect needs improvement.Areas for improvement include sales, prospecting, shopping, customer service, after-sales (claims and advice for the client), and all processes pertaining to customer loyalty.​Training is one of the important aspects for process awareness. As soon as a process is rolled out, process training is required. If ARIS could generate output in PowerPoint, it would be great for business users.

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While this is one of the most powerful tools on the market it does not integrate well with Microsoft Office or others.If they want to expand in the European market then they are going to have to improve their technical support.It is vastly scalable but you can't run it on a Mac or Linux so it has limitations.The most valuable features are the catalog and the diagram.

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In terms of pricing, it would be nice if it were more affordable.You will never get a fixed price for this product because they will go in and ask you what kind of environment would you like to set up? How many people will you work with? How big is your organization? Today, they have a fixed price to say, "Okay, just to start the business area, buy two licenses for modeling and eight people that can look into the product." They have this kind of fixed price. It's 50,000 Danish Krone. If you divided that by about six, then you get the pricing in dollars. Still, when you are going out, negotiate and find the right price. You will never get a fixed price: "It costs this and, if you take ten of these, seven of these and eight of these, and then it costs this." No, you negotiate every time.From my point of view, no, it is not cheap, but it is not too expensive because you get this big organization behind it, technical support, and all those things. It's not so expensive to use. It's a Rolls Royce in this field, I know that. Even for small organizations, they can get so much effect from using this tool, in a very fast way, so the money will be back in the customer's pocket very fast.If you can afford it, it's the best so far.ARIS Express​ is free.​It is on the higher side.Negotiate. Price is high so make sure you’re getting the best deal.

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This solution is expensive for some people's budgets and they need to offer a Lite version at a cheaper price

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Overview

Software AG's ARIS Business Process Analysis Platform is ideal for organizations that want to document, analyze, standardize and improve their processes. Design, document, analyze, optimize and communicate processes to achieve business process excellence by using the ARIS Business Process Analysis Platform. With more efficient processes across business, IT and SAP systems, your Digital Enterprise can respond to changing business and market requirements more quickly.

ABACUS is designed to provide the quickest time-to-value of any enterprise architecture tool. Build and maintain rich visual models from existing company data. ABACUS comes with standard industry frameworks as well as advanced analytic tools and best-in-class roadmapping and reporting functionality.
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Sample Customers
Fujitsu, Coca Cola, ING, Credit Suisse, ElectroluxBarclays
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm31%
Engineering Company8%
University8%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company28%
Financial Services Firm14%
Government6%
Retailer6%
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Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise61%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise65%
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