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"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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"The powerful editing function in teamwork project-based, common or shared modeling, based on a powerful repository and knowledge sharing in a portal are the most valuable features. These are the most important features for me. I can add the integration of individual modeling notations like Archimate plus BPMN and DMN, and so on. We travel from one location to another and the tool allows us to keep track.""The initial setup of this solution was very straightforward.""The feature I find most valuable is that the start times and loading times are short. It takes only a few seconds to load the repository and whenever I want to open diagrams, they are there almost immediately.""t's a good tool. My colleagues that are making use of it for application, business processes, or data modeling, are very satisfied with it. They find it easy to use. The graphical representation is simple but therefore efficient, so I know that they are planning a very good commencement on the use of these tools.""The most valuable features are the application, portfolio, data, architectures, and modeling things."

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"Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect supports multiple modeling languages like ArchiMate for database design, software lifecycle visualization, and team management.""Some of the business processes are very easy to compare when you have the diagrams.""I like that there is support for software patterns.""The most valuable features are the flexibility and adaptability of Sparx Enterprise Architect.""The most valuable feature is the integrated data model, so if I change the name of an item, all models using that object are automatically updated.""Ability to keep inventory of reusable blocks, and use in different diagrams with views of various templates.""The initial setup is easy.""Scalability is not a problem. You can always increase the footprint of what the thing can do because it's so powerful."

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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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"It should be more open to integrating with other existing tools. Although there has been progress in the past.""We tested it, and we had support from BiZZdesign, including patches, but it just didn't do what we wanted.""The repository of duplicate objects is bad.""It lacks capabilities with regard to infrastructure modeling.""The automatic data collection and interface need improvement."

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"There used to be that feature in ArchiMate Modeling of Enterprise Architect called inherited relationships. Now it's gone.""I think that collaboration can be better.""It would be nice to have it supported on the Linux operating system.""Using EA involves a steep learning curve if you want to understand its capabilities and functionality.""This solution should have better ease of use for the uninitiated.""Not visually appealing.""The documentation needs a bit of improvement. What I find is that when I'm trying to do something specific for some part of a project, in terms of documentation, it's kind of hard to get at figuring out if you don't use it all the time.""I think the product is good. When I'm trying to do something specific for some part of project documentation, it's hard to get it figured out if you don't use it all the time. It's such a massive tool, it's hard to figure out how to dig in and get to the documentation where you have to be to get some idea of what to do. There are not a lot of examples that I'm aware of to be able to do that."

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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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"In terms of cost, Sparx EA is probably one of the cheapest tools I have ever used.""The licensing is not as expensive as some of the other data modeling tools such as Erwin.""Its price is very good for the value that you get with it.""They have the price on their site for the enterprise version, and we do receive a small discount.""The licence has a costly upfront fee which gets you access. You have to pay an annual maintenance fee, which is less.""It is cheaper than other solutions. Its cost is around $686 per year. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The Camunda BPMN Platform is very flexible and gives several options to deploy and scale it.
Top Answer: There is an open-source version available, that in its core features (workflow and decision engine, modeler) is exactly… more »
Top Answer: In the future, I would definitely like to see the process administration (migration, audit, tracking) and process… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable features are the application, portfolio, data, architectures, and modeling things.
Top Answer: The automatic data collection and interface need improvement.
Top Answer: Our customers' primary use cases include application portfolio, information, and data architecture.
Top Answer: The TOGAF ADM model is most valuable. It is also very cheap as compared to other options in the market.
Top Answer: It is cheaper than other solutions. Its cost is around $686 per year. There are no costs in addition to the standard… more »
Top Answer: Its usability needs to be improved. For non-technical users, it is a little difficult to understand how Enterprise… more »
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Overview

Reinventing Process Automation for the Digital Enterprise

Our process automation platform enables tens of thousands of developers to design, automate and improve processes and provide better customer experiences, deliver projects faster and increase business agility.

A complete process automation tech stack with powerful execution engines for BPMN workflows and DMN decisions paired with essential applications for modeling, operations and analytics

HoriZZon is a technologically advanced product that leverages cutting-edge web, cloud, data integration, collaboration, social and analytic technologies. On one hand, it enables architects and analysts to analyze potential change scenarios, design better processes, and assess risk. On the other hand, it helps business stakeholders create, navigate, analyze (e.g. by using color or label views), use on demand charts, or free format explore (impact of change) the content in the repository.

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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AT&T Inc., Allianz Indonesia, Deutsche WertpapierService Bank AG, CSS Insurance, Provinzial NordWest Insurance Services, VHV Group, freenet Group, Swisscom AG, Zalando SE, Accruent
VIVAT Insurance, Huf Portuguesa, Erasmus University, Royal Bank of Scotland
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Financial Services Firm27%
Comms Service Provider20%
Non Profit13%
Government13%
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Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider19%
Financial Services Firm12%
Government6%
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Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider12%
Government11%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
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Government16%
Energy/Utilities Company14%
Financial Services Firm14%
Computer Software Company11%
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Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government9%
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Small Business52%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise29%
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise59%
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Small Business57%
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Large Enterprise29%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise50%
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Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise71%
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BiZZdesign HoriZZon is ranked 15th in Business Process Design with 5 reviews while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is ranked 3rd in Business Process Design with 24 reviews. BiZZdesign HoriZZon is rated 6.8, while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of BiZZdesign HoriZZon writes "Fast loading, easy to use, and has strong modeling capabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect writes "Great pricing with an easy initial setup and a comprehensive toolkit". BiZZdesign HoriZZon is most compared with Avolution ABACUS, ARIS BPM, iServer, Visio and LeanIX, whereas Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is most compared with Visual Paradigm, No Magic MagicDraw, Visio and ARIS BPM. See our BiZZdesign HoriZZon vs. Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect report.

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