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Researched ARIS BPM but chose iGrafx: Pre-defined templates and data analysis functions assist us with performance enhancements
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"For an internal project, this is a solution that you can install and have up and running quite quickly."
"We are documenting all of the processors and VPN. Then we are sharing it with our business users."
"I've found the active community most valuable but it also provides you with a lot of other features."
"The most valuable feature is the ability to share the logic within the rules engine with the business, so you can put it up for everybody to read."
"When I compare it with other BPM tools, like IBM, it is great, open source, and free when you use the community version."
"The solution is easily compatible with HTML forms and HTML language programming and that is the most significant part."
"The speed and execution of DMN was a big selling point for us. It's very good at conducting business processes that are easily modeled and presented in a way that's easy to understand."
"It allows me to present or to demonstrate the business process flow, visually, without having to resort to PowerPoint, Visio, or other products."
"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."
"The most valuable features are business process modeling and reporting."
"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."
"This solution has helped us in terms of discovering business processes."
"The ability to sort via multiple criteria to identify the relationships you need for a specific object."
"ARIS is probably the most mature product in terms of modeling an enterprise architecture so that it has context."
"The initial setup and installation are very straightforward."
"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."
"This product fulfills ninety percent of our needs, and we're happy as users of it."
"Another good feature is that the numbering of the shapes in iGrafx is much easier and more convenient, in comparison to what is found in Visio. So far I haven't found anything similar to what I have with iGrafx, in that regard."
"Finding the right symbol and creating links, horizontal and vertical are the features I use."
"Provides a valuable BPMN feature."
"The GUI needs to be improved, with more configuration options."
"When you search for Camunda BPM resources or books on how to utilize Camunda BPM, it is lacking. When it comes to Alfresco, there are thousands of resources that can help you to utilize within AWS and its Group Services. I would like to see the usage of Camunda BPM on Amazon Web Services be improved."
"I would say that Camunda should actually focus on small cases as well. There's a lot of space out there, for small businesses. If they can, they should cater to them."
"I would like to see the forms engine available in the open-source version of this solution."
"I would like to have a feature for audit logging, audit logs and audit log management. And some history of use for the audit logs."
"I would also like a very easy to use form builder."
"Especially when you use the open-source version, there are issues with performance."
"If there were some industry templates it would have helped significantly, because it is similar to a process map for a domain. That is what we are currently creating, a domain-relevant process map."
"Making it more customizable and easy to learn would be a benefit."
"I would like to see the reporting aspects improved."
"With ARIS BPM, the script creation is quite cumbersome. With version ten, we needed our developers to do scripting."
"Integration with third-party tools should be improved (e.g. based on APIs)."
"The governance mechanism could be better, as could automation."
"The interface is a little archaic."
"The workflow approval process could be represented better in the overviews."
"I use it strictly for developing the business process model. I don't use it for the actual automation. I do that with Vtenext. I have standardized on Vtenext, and I don't use ARIS BPM anymore. The Vtenext UI is just as good, and it is much more tightly coupled to the underlying object model. I can get more done in one session with Vtenext rather than first going to ARIS BPM, then importing, and having to edit it for tight coupling."
"It would be helpful to be able to do more analytics and generate reports on historical documents that have already been uploaded to the server."
"Dragging and dropping shapes is not as user-friendly as in Visio. In Visio, it's very easy to work with shapes and in very few minutes you can plot a whole, multi swim-lane, cross-functional process."
"In the next release, I would like to see more layers like three, four, and five. It might be possible but I haven't seen it yet."
"The price could be more competitive."
Pricing and Cost Advice
"We are using the open-source version of this solution."
"Camunda is much cheaper."
"I use the open-source free version."
"The open-source version of the product is free to use."
"The cost of this solution is better than some competing products."
"Licensing costs are anywhere from $80,000 to $100,000 USD per year."
"We use the open-source version, which can be used at no cost."
"I think Camunda BPM can improve their licensing costs. It isn't easy to find clients with Camunda BPM licenses mainly because it's quite expensive."
"In terms of pricing, it would be nice if it were more affordable."
"This is absolutely not the cheapest solution in the market, but for large companies, the price is fine."
"My company is trying to replace iGrafx because the license is a little bit expensive."
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Camunda BPM is a light-weight, open source platform for Business Process Management. It is a perfect match for general software development and provides powerful business-IT-alignment based on BPMN for structured workflows, CMMN for less structured cases and DMN for business rules.
Typical use cases for Camunda BPM are:
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.
|iGrafx business process management and analysis solutions empower organizations to achieve maximum performance. iGrafx captures and communicates the alignment of strategy, people, processes and technology, and unites the entire organization around delivering business value. iGrafx delivers strategic and operational decision support to enable our customers to become and remain world class competitors.|
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ARIS BPM is ranked 7th in Business Process Design with 8 reviews while iGrafx is ranked 18th in Business Process Design with 4 reviews. ARIS BPM is rated 8.2, while iGrafx is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of ARIS BPM writes "Enables us to query information to see where everything is". On the other hand, the top reviewer of iGrafx writes "Provides comprehensive way to connect workflow and cross-feed documents, but needs support for multi-page processes". ARIS BPM is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, Visio, Signavio Process Manager, MEGA HOPEX and Appian, whereas iGrafx is most compared with Visio, Bizagi, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, IBM Blueworks Live and Lucidchart. See our ARIS BPM vs. iGrafx report.
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