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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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"Easy to work on.""Lucidchart is a lovely tool for creating visual representations of any process or organization."

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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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"I don't know if I will be able to add some animations if I want to. I believe the problem may be the program's process flows but if I want to transfer it into a PPP or any other document, I can only do image transfer.""When you want to add text to a connector arrow, I have not figured out how to position the text vertically. It always wants the text to stay horizontal."

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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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"Pricing comes in at about $100 for a year's subscription, which is very reasonable if this is a tool that you will use more than once."

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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: Easy to work on.
Top Answer: I am not sure about the cost, but I think there is a basic model, premium model and an enterprise model.
Top Answer: I don't know if I will be able to add some animations if I want to. I believe the problem may be the program's process flows but if I want to transfer it into a PPP or any other document, I can only… 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.

Our online diagram application makes it easy to sketch and share professional flowchart diagrams.  From brainstorming to project management, we support all of your communication needs. 
That’s why millions of users choose Lucidchart.

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Sample Customers
Cloudsoft Corp. Ltd., Bayer, S¾SS, Essex County CouncilGoogle, Salesforce, Adobe, Whirlpool, Uber, Wal Mart, Pearson, Twitch, Riot Games, Western Union, Trimble, Starbucks
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%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider15%
Media Company9%
Manufacturing Company7%
Company Size
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Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise75%
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Small Business71%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise14%
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IBM Blueworks Live is ranked 14th in Business Process Design with 7 reviews while Lucidchart is ranked 2nd in Mind Mapping Software with 2 reviews. IBM Blueworks Live is rated 7.2, while Lucidchart is rated 8.6. 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 Lucidchart writes "Flexible and easy to use, with a helpful and extensive template library". IBM Blueworks Live is most compared with Visio, ARIS BPM, ARIS Cloud, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect and Bizagi, whereas Lucidchart is most compared with Visio, Bizagi, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, Visual Paradigm and erwin Data Modeler (DM).

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