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Question: Which is better - Signavio Process Manager or Celonis?
Answer: SAP Signavio Process Manager is a very robust industrial-grade business process modeling tool. It is easy to use and does not require too much technological involvement. This solution has a collaboration tool that keeps everyone up-to-date about what, why, and how to work. The workflow accelerator can automate repetitive work, ensuring teams can be more productive over time. The reporting on this solution can be slow, though, and SAP Signavio does not integrate very well with other solutions. We experienced some downtime and dropped connections, which makes the stability seem problematic. It would be better if it was more flexible on the customization point of view, where it displays only what the individual user needs to see. There needs to be a better way to give users correct permissions, eg. whether to design or view. Celonis is a very strong and powerful solution. It can process a large amount of data quickly and seamlessly. This solution is very intuitive and very easy to use. Celonis has a data mining tool that can identify cost differentials. It will also gather background data from different solutions and put it into the dashboard to review the price differences from previous seasons. Celonis can be very rigid and we would like it to be more flexible - it has some very strong structures that must be followed. The licensing model can be complex too. You need to have a lot of knowledge and skill to work with this solution. It really should allow for more customization to ease the process of working with multiple solutions. Conclusion Celonis is very specific to process mining and that is what it is best used for. You need to have a knowledgeable team, as this solution can be very tough to implement. It can also be very expensive. We were looking for a solution that was easy to use, was cost-effective for the size of our enterprise, and had a great performance. SAP Signavio Process Manager was the best fit for us.
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"The training material is good. The information is very systematic, detailed, and comprehensive. They have a training video for almost every single thing, which makes it easier to know how to use the tool.""It is a very strong and very powerful solution. You can seamlessly process a large amount of data. It doesn't take a long time to do the analysis. It provides the analysis matrix, which basically includes all the analytics that need to be performed for the transactions. You can drill down really fast within graphics. You can double click and drill down to specific areas for more details. It is very intuitive and easy to use.""The solution offers a very good user interface.""For the amount of information that it processes, it works relatively fast. I like the visual presentation and the interface is intuitive. I also like that Celonis has a learning academy.""With the help of data mining, we can identify different costs. Celonis does background research into the data from the different solutions and puts it into the dashboard and so we can see the differences between the pricing over the previous years.""The documentation, multi-hop analysis, and SLA breaches are the most valuable features we have discovered.""The solution offers very good division management.""Its usage is relatively straightforward after the UI is set up. There's a lot of pre-built analysis that can be utilized, which saves a lot of time. Overall, it is a good product."

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"The features I find most valuable are ease of use and the Collaboration Hub.""The ability to leave comments in the Collaboration Hub is a good and easy way for the employees to give feedback on the processes.""The collaboration hub is good because it allows us to share the models that we've captured and to get comments back, and we don't all have to be in the same room, it can be remote and over time.""The formatting features are quite good because you can create very complex models, but you can easily clean them up so that they look very nice.""It is possible to do the whole drafting process at the same time in Sagnavio so you don't have a double effort of writing it once, arranging it and entering it again.""We could increase the transparency and speed for the new ERP introduction. The status and changes by the new system are now clear to everybody and it is a great tool to train the people.""The most valuable feature is probably the nature of it.""I would say the collaboration features are very useful to us, because we are a European organization, so we are not in one location. This is an easy way to share with other people and ask them for feedback. That is the use case for us."

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"We want to see its linkage to Robotic Process Automation. We would also like to see how can it lead to the implementation side and whether the transition is smooth.""Similar to what SAP is doing with S/4HANA, Celonis should allow business users to create their own analytics tab. In my previous organization, business analysts were the only ones who were actively building these reports with Celonis, whereas SAP platforms are now allowing the business users to create their own reports with graphics and all other things based on the data that is presented. This is one thing that Celonis needs. Currently, just the technical teams are doing that. Sometimes, when we were looking at five years of data, it used to take up to 3 seconds. It wasn't bad, but we had to wait a little bit. It probably also had to do with the server. I don't know if it can be used on mobile devices. If not, that will be the way to go. They should mobilize it to allow people to see these reports on their mobile devices.""The solution needs to implement more automation aspects into the product. Right now, it's lacking.""It would help if they had more integrations and automation features.""The price could be better, but complexity is the biggest problem. Celonis is quite easy to operate once the customizations are done. You need a large amount of skill and knowledge to work with the tool. You need to understand it and know more than the basics.""In the next release, I would like for them to integrate more custom features to ease the process of having multiple solutions. I would like to be able to integrate it with other solutions.""In the solution, you have access to how the process is, and are able to integrate that with other systems that allow you to make changes to the process itself, this process can be improved.""Essentially, the solution should allow for more plug and play instead of requiring a person to be adept at a certain level in coding and developing."

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"I think the interface itself can improve a bit. I think the interface is still stuck about a decade in the past, if I may be so brutal about it. Some of the buttons are really small, so you can't even see them. I think it needs upgrading to the 21st century with apps and the way we use mobile phones.""I would like to be able to link a single word within a textual description directly to the glossary.""There are some small graphical bugs, but they are addressed immediately by Signavio to their product development team.""I think the intuitive handling is an issue which they should be more focused on, especially as we have issues with the glossary. If you want to implement Signavio within procedures in contact with other software, it's quite difficult to integrate and you will have several points where you have to double and triple the work, because you cannot maintain the data centrally. With other solutions, we can integrate it and have only one data transfer, to import and export with other solutions. A glossary is still limiting us.""We sometimes experience downtime or a dropped connection, so I think that the stability can be improved for the SaaS solution.""The licensing model could be better.""Customized reporting can be improved to make this a more versatile tool.""The user management functionality in Process Manager is not as user friendly as the one in the Collaboration Hub."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Evaluating the price of the solution can be a difficult question. It is all about the business case and the return of the investments. That is typically how we also see this type of solution. It depends very much on the return. The entry-level is focused on enterprise size companies, for the SMB segment is it is out of their range. It is definitely expensive.""It is quite a significant investment. From a cost perspective, they need to reevaluate the licensing model. The cost is justified, but they need to make the licensing model slightly different.""The solution requires an annual license. There is room for improvement because it is priced for organizations and not for individuals. For an individual, it would be too expensive for them to use it.""I was not involved in that, but I am sure it was cost-effective for them. That's why they made the decision to take it.""Celonis is expensive. It's not for mid or low-sized enterprises because the license price is high. Overall, it's quite pricey compared to anything else that I have heard about. But the good thing is that they don't charge per user. They charge for the data model.""The cost of the software for us or the client is on the higher end."

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"We are only able to use the free academic licenses because we have a financial constraint. We are not able to pay for commercial licenses to use this kind of tool.""I think we're spending about $150,000 a year on licensing costs.""SaaS has no setup cost, just licensing fees.""This solution provides really great value for the money."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: SAP Signavio Process Manager is a very robust industrial-grade business process modeling tool. It is easy to use and does not require too much technological involvement. This solution has a… more »
Top Answer: The documentation, multi-hop analysis, and SLA breaches are the most valuable features we have discovered.
Top Answer: The solution requires an annual license. There is room for improvement because it is priced for organizations and not for individuals. For an individual, it would be too expensive for them to use it.
Top Answer: This functionality ("invite anyone for feedback") has substantially increased visibility over work-in-progress when it comes to process modelling and overall process management and it decreased the… more »
Top Answer: There is a rather high cost for the Process Manager licenses, however, costs can go down if there are more modules from the Business Transformation Suite added to the contract.
Top Answer: The user management functionality in Process Manager is not as user friendly as the one in the Collaboration Hub. The design, although good compare to other solutions on the market, is not as great as… more »
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Celonis is the global leader in execution management. Powered by its process mining core, Celonis has evolved from its beginnings as a Process Mining company into an execution management pioneer, enabling companies to unlock execution capacity and perform at full potential. Celonis offers advanced technology in data execution, combining real-time process data, the intelligence to make sense of that data, and the execution capacity to take immediate, decisive action. Celonis’ Execution Management System makes data work for its customers by identifying inefficiencies and weaving interconnected processes together – thereby eliminating billions in corporate inefficiencies, empowering better business decisions and triggering the right actions automatically. Celonis is headquartered in Munich, Germany and New York City, USA and has 15 offices worldwide.

The Signavio portfolio of web-based business transformation solutions helps companies to understand and optimize all of their business processes quickly and at scale, providing instant insights for informed decision-making. Signavio’s intuitive analysis, change management and execution solutions around process excellence include use cases like digital transformation, operational excellence and customer-centricity, placing them at the heart of global organizations.

Over 1 million users in more than 1,500 organizations worldwide rely on Signavio products to make processes part of their company’s DNA. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Signavio was founded in 2009 to address the need for a collaborative approach to process management.

Signavio was acquired by SAP in the first quarter of 2021. For more information, visit www.signavio.com

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Sample Customers
Anheuser-Busch InBev, AXA, Bayer, Cisco, Deloitte, Deutsche Telekom, Hitachi, Kellogg's, Lufthansa, and Whirlpool
DHL, Coca Cola EP, Prudential, Zalando, T-Systems, Jabil, Endress+Hauser, Rakuten
Top Industries
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider16%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
Healthcare Company16%
Financial Services Firm13%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm9%
Company Size
Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise67%
Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise63%
Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise71%
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise60%
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Celonis is ranked 1st in Process Mining with 10 reviews while SAP Signavio Process Manager is ranked 2nd in Business Process Design with 30 reviews. Celonis is rated 8.6, while SAP Signavio Process Manager is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Celonis writes "Provides more visibility, very intuitive and easy to use, and capable of seamlessly processing a large amount of data". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP Signavio Process Manager writes "Enables us to identify business analysts that are working on two different things and link up efforts". Celonis is most compared with UiPath Process Mining, Software AG ARIS Process Mining, SAP Signavio Process Intelligence, FortressIQ and QPR ProcessAnalyzer, whereas SAP Signavio Process Manager is most compared with ARIS BPA, Camunda Platform, Visio, Bizagi and ARIS Cloud.

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