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Pros
"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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"Tech support is very responsive. They solved issues within a prompt response time.""iServer is a solution that helps catalog enterprise architect solutions and catalog information.""I have to think less with this solution. It's simple.""This is a flexible tool compared to some other solutions.""The solution has wide use within Microsoft products. The integration with Microsoft products, and, in particular, Microsoft Office, is great."

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Cons
"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 definitely needs help to improve the visual aspect of the solution.""There are other solutions out there that have a better user interface.""The one issue is that if you want to import predefined work, you need to put the licensing model in. So if you wanted to import work that was done before, you then need to buy a separate product for that.""The performance is slow, which is something that should be improved.""The migration tool needs to be included in the main package, and not as a separate license."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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: For me, easy to use, easy to administrate, connect anywhere any time, flexibility to reassign licenses between users, unlimited number of blueprints, spaces, policies, decisions, glossary items… 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 ROI index. Most of the tools do not provide off the shelf pricing, but IBM has… more »
Top Answer: It should have more automation abilities.
Top Answer: I am not familiar with iServer, I haven't used it before. But from what I have read about it, it interacts well with Microsoft Visio and I know that ARIS also interacts well with Visio. So I would… more »
Top Answer: This is a flexible tool compared to some other solutions.
Top Answer: The performance is slow, which is something that should be improved. Implementing business processes could be improved. I would like to see a map of all of the processes drawn automatically. You can… more »
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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.

iServer is a unified software platform and enterprise modeling environment that extends and enhances the familiar, market leading Microsoft Visio and Office products. Core capabilities provided by iServer include an enhanced Microsoft Visio diagramming interface, a powerful central repository for all enterprise architecture or business process models and documentation, and a range of tools for visualization, analysis and decision making.

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Sample Customers
Cloudsoft Corp. Ltd., Bayer, S¾SS, Essex County CouncilBarclays, Cathay Pacific, Deloitte, British Gas, MasterCard
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm30%
Comms Service Provider20%
Manufacturing Company20%
Retailer10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Financial Services Firm13%
Insurance Company7%
Government7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company22%
Comms Service Provider15%
Government10%
Financial Services Firm10%
Company Size
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Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise75%
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise50%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Blueworks Live vs. iServer and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
447,439 professionals have used our research since 2012.
IBM Blueworks Live is ranked 14th in Business Process Design with 7 reviews while iServer is ranked 17th in Business Process Design with 4 reviews. IBM Blueworks Live is rated 7.2, while iServer is rated 8.0. 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 iServer writes "Stable with the potential to scale and integrates well with Microsoft". IBM Blueworks Live is most compared with Visio, ARIS BPM, Lucidchart and ARIS Cloud, whereas iServer is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, ARIS BPM, Visio, Avolution ABACUS and LeanIX. See our IBM Blueworks Live vs. iServer report.

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