Compare ARIS Cloud vs. IBM Blueworks Live

ARIS Cloud is ranked 8th in Business Process Design with 5 reviews while IBM Blueworks Live is ranked 7th in Business Process Design with 8 reviews. ARIS Cloud is rated 8.4, while IBM Blueworks Live is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of ARIS Cloud writes "Easy to use with valuable features but the technical support needs improvement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Blueworks Live writes "The stability is highly available, which is key. You don't lose your work and can autosave". ARIS Cloud is most compared with Signavio Process Manager, IBM Blueworks Live and Camunda BPM, whereas IBM Blueworks Live is most compared with Visio, ARIS BPM and Lucidchart. See our ARIS Cloud vs. IBM Blueworks Live report.
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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.

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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.Business users understand it really well, which means we can then help them automate their business processes.We are you using the product as a process mapping tool and as part of a larger process improvement project. We use it with IBM BPM and IBM ODM. We get an automated workflow solution for our customers, an improved workflow automation.

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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.

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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.I wish Blueworks Live had simulations built in, but it doesn't. It also lacks a feature of reporting; ad hoc, drag and drop reporting. A lot of senior people are always asking for reports, and there's no reporting feature within IBM Blueworks.The APIs are great, except the normal business user doesn't know how to create APIs. So it's hard because IBM comes to us as the business users and tell us to create reporting with APIs, except we don't know that, so we have to turn around and flip it to our IT people.We'd also like to see it be Six Sigma or Lean compatible, a lot of people have asked about that.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
There is a student version of this solution that can be used for free.

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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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Overview

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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Sample Customers
Essent, Vodafone Iceland, Coca-Cola, FraportCloudsoft Corp. Ltd., Bayer, S¾SS, Essex County Council
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Media Company9%
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