Compare ARIS BPM vs. Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect

ARIS BPM is ranked 2nd in Business Process Design with 20 reviews while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is ranked 1st in Business Process Design with 15 reviews. ARIS BPM is rated 8.2, while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is rated 8.0. 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 Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect writes "An extensible solution with helpful webinars and good tutorials to learn from". ARIS BPM is most compared with Bizagi, MEGA HOPEX and Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, whereas Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is most compared with Visual Paradigm, No Magic MagicDraw and Visio. See our ARIS BPM vs. Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect report.
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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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Some of the business processes are very easy to compare when you have the diagrams.I like that there is support for software patterns.Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect supports multiple modeling languages like ArchiMate for database design, software lifecycle visualization, and team management.I have found the Meta Model tuning feature useful as it provides me with an overview of all my work needs.Its most valuable feature is the Zachman Framework.We can easily use it with our new customers.Provides a single repository for all architecture work.Customizable and tailored to the environment. Several template frameworks are provided.

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Cons
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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I think that collaboration can be better.It would be nice to have it supported on the Linux operating system.There used to be that feature in ArchiMate Modeling of Enterprise Architect called inherited relationships. Now it's gone.It should be made Windows compatible.The reporting needs improvement.Weak in regards to data modelling. No logical or physical modelling or migration from conceptual to physical.Insufficient control of metadata and standards.No way to implement data integrity and referential integrity constraints.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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.It is well worth the investment in the enterprise.

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Pricing and licensing are suitable even for small companies.Pricing and licensing is very attractive, simple, and straightforward.

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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.

Sparx Enterprise Architect is a platform that accelerates and integrates software, business and systems development. Twice winner of Jolt and multiple SD Times Awards with an installed base of 580,000 + licenses, supported by 230 partners in 160 countries. From requirements to implementation and beyond, Sparx Systems' Enterprise Architect is a fully featured tool suite that lets you model, design, simulate, prototype, build, test, manage and trace from vision to solution.

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Sample Customers
Fujitsu, Coca Cola, ING, Credit Suisse, ElectroluxOmniLink
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm33%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Transportation Company8%
Consumer Goods8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company27%
Financial Services Firm15%
Comms Service Provider7%
Government7%
REVIEWERS
Government16%
Financial Services Firm16%
Energy/Utilities Company12%
Transportation Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company13%
Government10%
Insurance Company9%
Comms Service Provider9%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business34%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise60%
REVIEWERS
Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise49%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise41%
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