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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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"This product fulfills ninety percent of our needs, and we're happy as users of it.""Another good feature is that the numbering of the shapes in iGrafx is much easier and more convenient, in comparison to what is found in Visio. So far I haven't found anything similar to what I have with iGrafx, in that regard.""Finding the right symbol and creating links, horizontal and vertical are the features I use.""Provides a valuable BPMN feature."

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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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"It would be helpful to be able to do more analytics and generate reports on historical documents that have already been uploaded to the server.""Dragging and dropping shapes is not as user-friendly as in Visio. In Visio, it's very easy to work with shapes and in very few minutes you can plot a whole, multi swim-lane, cross-functional process.""In the next release, I would like to see more layers like three, four, and five. It might be possible but I haven't seen it yet.""The price could be more competitive."

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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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"My company is trying to replace iGrafx because the license is a little bit expensive."

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Overview
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.iGrafx business process management and analysis solutions empower organizations to achieve maximum performance. iGrafx captures and communicates the alignment of strategy, people, processes and technology, and unites the entire organization around delivering business value. iGrafx delivers strategic and operational decision support to enable our customers to become and remain world class competitors.
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Sample Customers
Cloudsoft Corp. Ltd., Bayer, S¾SS, Essex County CouncilMultinational Bank
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm30%
Comms Service Provider20%
Manufacturing Company20%
Retailer10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Financial Services Firm13%
Insurance Company7%
Government7%
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Consumer Goods Company38%
Comms Service Provider25%
Engineering Company13%
Pharma/Biotech Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm9%
Healthcare Company7%
Company Size
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Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise75%
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Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise42%
Large Enterprise42%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Blueworks Live vs. iGrafx and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
446,956 professionals have used our research since 2012.
IBM Blueworks Live is ranked 14th in Business Process Design with 7 reviews while iGrafx is ranked 19th in Business Process Design with 4 reviews. IBM Blueworks Live is rated 7.2, while iGrafx is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of IBM Blueworks Live writes "A Simple and cost-effective tool with responsive technical support ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of iGrafx writes "Provides comprehensive way to connect workflow and cross-feed documents, but needs support for multi-page processes". IBM Blueworks Live is most compared with Visio, ARIS BPM, Lucidchart, ARIS Cloud and Camunda BPM, whereas iGrafx is most compared with Visio, ARIS BPM, Bizagi, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect and Signavio Process Manager. See our IBM Blueworks Live vs. iGrafx report.

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