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"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."

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"This solution has good tools for big data, where you can manage large and complex databases.""It can automate many routine tasks and save human resources to focus on real problems.""The solution is a very pragmatic tool. It's quite easy to use.""I do a data-centric design, so for me, the data analysis and design tools are the most valuable features.""The most valuable feature is the way you can extend it and customize it. With most modeling tools, you fit your modeling process to fit the tool. In PowerDesigner, you can make the tool fit the way you want to work.""I like the property sheet capability and the user-defined attributes that you can set up.""The most valuable feature is that it is a very fast reverse engineering process. It does a very expansive comparison.""Very good repository features."

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"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."

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"This product does not have a good BPMN Modeler.""There should be a better usage of current hardware including multicore CPUs, higher resolutions, and multiple displays.""It would be helpful if there were glossary, catalog and governance tools. It would help make it a true end-to-end product.""In the future, I would like to see data manipulation capability where you can actually write SQL queries and manipulate data from directly within the tool.""Pricing for small consultancies needs improvement. They sustain prices to competing tools. The competing tools tend to do special offers. PowerDesigner SAP doesn't pay much attention to the pricing of it and there are no special offers.""Checking-in models to the repository, especially when working remotely, is a slow process than can sometimes have problems with models being corrupted.""In terms of improvement, the pricing is a bit high.""UI could be improved by enabling simpler navigation."

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"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."

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"PowerDesigner is not the cheapest solution on the market, so make sure that you are using it to its full potential.""I bought the software outright and do not pay a licensing fee."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Hello, so far most of the points you have reported are addressed here: https://documentation.signavio.com/suite/en-us/Content/process-manager/userguide/reporting-intro.htm
Top Answer: I am not familiar with iServer, I haven't used it before. But from what I have read about it, it interacts well with Microsoft Visio and I know that ARIS also interacts well with Visio. So I would… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the way you can extend it and customize it. With most modeling tools, you fit your modeling process to fit the tool. In PowerDesigner, you can make the tool fit the way… more »
Top Answer: Pricing for small consultancies needs improvement. They sustain prices to competing tools. The competing tools tend to do special offers. PowerDesigner SAP doesn't pay much attention to the pricing of… more »
Top Answer: Often, a customer will want to migrate from another solution onto PowerDesigner. That's how I primarily use the solution: migrating things over to this solution. We use it to set up the conceptual… more »
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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.

Plan and manage complex business transformation initiatives with SAP PowerDesigner. The software’s data modeling tools let you build a blueprint of your current enterprise architecture and visualize the impact of change before it happens. Automatically capture architecture layers and requirements, tap into a powerful metadata repository, and share discoveries with your team.

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Sample Customers
Fujitsu, Coca Cola, ING, Credit Suisse, ElectroluxMedtronic, Cirque du Soleil, Antarc, B&G Manufacturing, EarlySense, eBay, Ferrero, James Austin Company, Lenovo, Sagem, RAK Ceramics, Vodafone
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm38%
Retailer13%
Manufacturing Company6%
Engineering Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm9%
Government7%
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Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise4%
Large Enterprise56%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business9%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise83%
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Small Business53%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise33%
Find out what your peers are saying about camunda, Signavio, Sparx Systems and others in Business Process Design. Updated: November 2020.
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ARIS BPM is ranked 7th in Business Process Design with 8 reviews while SAP PowerDesigner is ranked 5th in Architecture Management with 9 reviews. ARIS BPM is rated 8.2, while SAP PowerDesigner is rated 8.6. 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 SAP PowerDesigner writes "Ability to work on a single repository is great; web portal enables view from the browser perspective". ARIS BPM is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, Visio, Signavio Process Manager, MEGA HOPEX and Pega BPM, whereas SAP PowerDesigner is most compared with erwin Evolve, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, SAP Enterprise Architecture Designer, IDERA ER/Studio and Visio.

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