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Find out what your peers are saying about ARIS Cloud vs. IBM Blueworks Live and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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Pros
"For an internal project, this is a solution that you can install and have up and running quite quickly.""We are documenting all of the processors and VPN. Then we are sharing it with our business users.""I've found the active community most valuable but it also provides you with a lot of other features.""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.""When I compare it with other BPM tools, like IBM, it is great, open source, and free when you use the community version.""The solution is easily compatible with HTML forms and HTML language programming and that is the most significant part.""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.""It allows me to present or to demonstrate the business process flow, visually, without having to resort to PowerPoint, Visio, or other products."

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"This solution has improved the way our organization does training.""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.""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.""The cloud version has the advantage that you can work on it from anywhere.""In terms of UX design, somebody who has not had experience with ARIS will be able to use it very easily.""It has proved that it also works in complex circumstances.""It's very easy to collaborate with. It's very user-friendly"

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"It enables decisions based upon processes that we do model, and ultimately move forward with.""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.""The solution is stable. All the refreshes run very well.""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.""It has a built-in capability to capture process owners and managers against processes along with other process governance roles.""For me, what I find to be the most valuable is its simplicity and the association with Microsoft Office.""It's a powerful tool."

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Cons
"The GUI needs to be improved, with more configuration options.""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.""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.""I would like to see the forms engine available in the open-source version of this solution.""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 also like a very easy to use form builder.""Especially when you use the open-source version, there are issues with performance.""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."

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"I would like to see more support for architectural diagrams.""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.""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.""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.""It would be very helpful if this solution were more open and could integrate with other solutions like ServiceNow.""Initial setup is rather complex. You have to find a way to isolate the complexity, and find common ground.""The price is quite high. This is one weak point of the solution."

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"We haven't yet been able to dabble in case management with Blueworks Live, as it is not yet offered with the product.""We would like the ability to add additional custom colors. We would like to color additional items to add notes to the blueprint.""The solution is a very basic discovery product so it doesn't have that much modeling capability. This can be improved.""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 user interface is quite easy at first but process analysts soon run into roadblocks of limited functionality, which is disappointing.""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.""We don't like the user interface. It's complex. It's a powerful tool but it's complex to implement and requires a lot of manual work."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"We are using the open-source version of this solution.""Camunda is much cheaper.""I use the open-source free version.""The open-source version of the product is free to use.""The cost of this solution is better than some competing products.""Licensing costs are anywhere from $80,000 to $100,000 USD per year.""We use the open-source version, which can be used at no cost.""I think Camunda BPM can improve their licensing costs. It isn't easy to find clients with Camunda BPM licenses mainly because it's quite expensive."

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"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.""They have a free subscription model that gives a lot of power to the users."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Hi dear knauf its pleasure to see you in a good position, you were always in the top of specialist. your advise and… more »
Top Answer: Hi Leandro, those two BPM's shouldn't be compared on the functional level. They are different type of solutions.… more »
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Top Answer: It's very easy to collaborate with. It's very user-friendly
Top Answer: The price is quite high. This is one weak point of the solution.
Top Answer: We use the latest version because it's the cloud version so I imagine that this is the latest version that we use. It is… more »
Top Answer: For me, easy to use, easy to administrate, connect anywhere any time, flexibility to reassign licenses between users… more »
Top Answer: Cost for me is very much a comparative number - to ROI and compared to market. IBM BWL is great compared to market and… more »
Top Answer: It should have more automation abilities.
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Overview

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:

  • Straight Through Processing (STP)
  • Human Workflow Management
  • (Dynamic) Case Management
  • Business Rule Automation

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
AT&T Inc., Allianz Indonesia, Deutsche WertpapierService Bank AG, CSS Insurance, Provinzial NordWest Insurance Services, VHV Group, freenet Group, Swisscom AG, Zalando SE, Accruent
Essent, Vodafone Iceland, Coca-Cola, Fraport
Cloudsoft Corp. Ltd., Bayer, S¾SS, Essex County Council
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm29%
Comms Service Provider21%
Non Profit14%
Government14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider20%
Financial Services Firm11%
Government5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company18%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm17%
University7%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm30%
Comms Service Provider20%
Manufacturing Company20%
Healthcare Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Financial Services Firm14%
Comms Service Provider8%
Insurance Company7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise30%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise62%
REVIEWERS
Small Business38%
Large Enterprise63%
REVIEWERS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise75%
Find out what your peers are saying about ARIS Cloud vs. IBM Blueworks Live and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
464,369 professionals have used our research since 2012.

ARIS Cloud is ranked 11th in Business Process Design with 7 reviews while IBM Blueworks Live is ranked 14th in Business Process Design with 7 reviews. ARIS Cloud is rated 8.4, while IBM Blueworks Live is rated 7.2. 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 "A Simple and cost-effective tool with responsive technical support ". ARIS Cloud is most compared with Signavio Process Manager, Microsoft Azure, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, MEGA HOPEX and ARIS Connect, whereas IBM Blueworks Live is most compared with Visio, ARIS BPM, Lucidchart, Bizagi and iGrafx. See our ARIS Cloud vs. IBM Blueworks Live report.

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