Most Helpful Review
Researched ARIS Cloud but chose IBM Blueworks Live: A Simple and cost-effective tool with responsive technical support
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
It allows me to present or to demonstrate the business process flow, visually, without having to resort to PowerPoint, Visio, or other products.
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.
The solution is easily compatible with HTML forms and HTML language programming and that is the most significant part.
When I compare it with other BPM tools, like IBM, it is great, open source, and free when you use the community version.
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.
The number of client implementations and cross-language capabilities to support multiple frameworks is very pluggable compared to Pega. It's also more portable.
I've found the active community most valuable but it also provides you with a lot of other features.
We are documenting all of the processors and VPN. Then we are sharing it with our business users.
It's very easy to collaborate with. It's very user-friendly
It has proved that it also works in complex circumstances.
In terms of UX design, somebody who has not had experience with ARIS will be able to use it very easily.
The cloud version has the advantage that you can work on it from anywhere.
Aris Connect opens collaboration opportunities between team members within the organization where they can actually submit change requests, navigate processes, and offer comments. It opens up the potential for BPM within the organization. I didn't see such an angle of a BPM portal with any other products. So I would say that's the best selling feature.
In terms of using the cloud version, if you're somebody who, like myself, has got a lot of experience and understands measures and notations and things, basically it's unrestricted. You can do so many things. You can do your Archimaze, you can do BPMN. There's lots of stuff you can do in there and if you're a good field person and you cause yourself re-using things or whatever, then it's very nice, it's very easy to use.
This solution has improved the way our organization does training.
For me, what I find to be the most valuable is its simplicity and the association with Microsoft Office.
It has a built-in capability to capture process owners and managers against processes along with other process governance roles.
The business process discovery is excellent. The diagram or blueprinting functionality of the solution are very good. It's quite easy. You can link the sub-processes and get a big overview of the whole process then.
The solution is stable. All the refreshes run very well.
It has the ability to document in different formats. It is not tied to a specific model. You can look at it from different angles and see the intuitive nature of it. It always generates a valid diagram. You cannot create something that is not BPMN compliant.
It enables decisions based upon processes that we do model, and ultimately move forward with.
You can use if from your mobile device or you can be on the desktop. It doesn't matter. You are always connected. It is cloud-based, so you don't have to install anything.
The stability is pretty good. It is highly available, which is key. You don't lose your work and can autosave.
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.
Especially when you use the open-source version, there are issues with performance.
I would also like a very easy to use form builder.
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 like to see the forms engine available in the open-source version of this solution.
The user interface needs improvement. It should be more tailored to the end-user and offer a better user experience design over the user interface itself.
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.
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.
The price is quite high. This is one weak point of the solution.
Initial setup is rather complex. You have to find a way to isolate the complexity, and find common ground.
It would be very helpful if this solution were more open and could integrate with other solutions like ServiceNow.
The trial version of this solution does not give you enough time to learn how to use it, so it should be extended to one year.
If you have multiple tiers of approvals into that update of the policy, or the process design itself, it takes ages to prepare those internal flows within the system.
On an enterprise level, the ability to onboard somebody quickly is cumbersome because it just has too many things in it. It's got something like a hundred or more techniques and things in it.
I would like to see more support for architectural diagrams.
It is BPMN-compliant but the tool needs to be more involved to get into a completely 2.0 oriented tool. It has a few things but it's not the complete BPMN model.
The user interface is quite easy at first but process analysts soon run into roadblocks of limited functionality, which is disappointing.
The font size is really, really small and it's really not useful to print out process models because you cannot read what's written in different boxes. This makes it necessary for people to have access to the tool. We view licenses to see how the printing or output is. It's not very good.
The solution is a very basic discovery product so it doesn't have that much modeling capability. This can be improved.
We would like the ability to add additional custom colors. We would like to color additional items to add notes to the blueprint.
We haven't yet been able to dabble in case management with Blueworks Live, as it is not yet offered with the product.
The ability to create a very structured rule. With the capability that we have right now, Blueworks Live is more process focused. We should be able to enhance it to include a lot more of decisions as well.
Pricing and Cost Advice
I use the open-source free version.
Camunda is much cheaper.
We are using the open-source version of this solution.
It is less cost-prohibitive than other solutions on the market. This solution was in our price range.
There is a student version of this solution that can be used for free.
They have a free subscription model that gives a lot of power to the users.
We are seeing ROI from this solution. The solution has saved us time.
Based on the licenses purchased, from a footprint perspective, you can have as many people as you want. You have multiple different categories of licenses to keep the cost low.
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Also Known As
|Process Live||IBM Lombardi Blueprint|
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:
ARIS Cloud is a full-scale Business-Process-as-a-Service product. It powers collaborative process improvement projects around the globe.
|IBM Blueworks Live is a cloud-based business process modeling tool that helps discover, map and document processes and accessible anywhere through a browser and that generates industry-standard BPMN 2.0 layouts, documentation and output. Tutorial videos guide you through creating and editing a simple process model, allowing you to learn and perform business process modeling in minutes.|
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