ARIS BPM vs. SAP PowerDesigner

ARIS BPM is ranked 3rd in Business Process Design with 23 reviews vs SAP PowerDesigner which is ranked 5th in Architecture Management with 3 reviews. 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". The top reviewer of SAP PowerDesigner writes "The data modelling features are valuable. The meta-model seems to be proprietary". ARIS BPM is most compared with Bizagi, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect and MEGA HOPEX. SAP PowerDesigner is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, erwin Enterprise Architecture and ARIS BPM.
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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.Business Process Analysis: We can simulate, optimize, and analyse business processes based on various business requirements. It assures our rolling out the best processes.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 can use both things. So you only have to define it once, and if the notation form is BPMN and those kind of activities, you can use the same EPCs, so there is a connection between them.From an architectural point of view, when you're looking at the business area, you can find all the information you have to use as an architect.Also, the UML parts have been improved very much in the last two years. And it's very powerful now to combine the BPMN and UML parts in the product, because you can make a connection between them, so that you have the right interoperability between them. So if you're doing data modeling, you can use your class diagram and bind that to the BPMN part.MFT is quite attractive. A large amount of data is passed in almost no time and it is quite easy to use.

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It has helped me to develop the as-is state, design its to-be state, and track the capital investment according to gap analysis.

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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.One of the issues is, when you are defining databases, the way they use entities and relationship diagrams, the way we can define data, like data models, there is still a part they could improve.The user experience's usability (in general) should be improved as the tool is updated.It needs external API and the ability to navigate back, similar to "Back" in web browser.​The usability. Others tools are easier to manage without same complexity that ARIS has.​There are some things in the collaboration module that could be improved a little, such as the functionality which dynamically pushes notifications to interested people when a process changes during the Release Cycle Management workflow.

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The data governance should be improved, like ER/Studio.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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.It is well worth the investment in the enterprise.The pricing and licensing costs are available on their website. They will assign a relationship manager to assist if you show further interest in their products.

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The ROI has been 43%.

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Overview
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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
Sample CustomersFujitsu, 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
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm
25%
Retailer
13%
Manufacturing Company
13%
Engineering Company
13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
22%
Comms Service Provider
9%
Transportation Company
7%
Energy/Utilities Company
7%
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Financial Services Firm
32%
Government
20%
Energy/Utilities Company
11%
University
7%
Company Size
Company Size
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Small Business
35%
Midsize Enterprise
4%
Large Enterprise
62%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
8%
Midsize Enterprise
10%
Large Enterprise
82%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
5%
Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
89%
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