Compare IBM Blueworks Live vs. Signavio Process Manager

IBM Blueworks Live is ranked 7th in Business Process Design with 10 reviews while Signavio Process Manager is ranked 3rd in Business Process Design with 32 reviews. IBM Blueworks Live is rated 8.2, while Signavio Process Manager is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of IBM Blueworks Live writes "The stability is highly available, which is key. You don't lose your work and can autosave". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Signavio Process Manager writes "Enables us to identify business analysts that are working on two different things and link up efforts". IBM Blueworks Live is most compared with Visio, ARIS BPM and Lucidchart, whereas Signavio Process Manager is most compared with ARIS BPM, Camunda BPM and Visio. See our IBM Blueworks Live vs. Signavio Process Manager report.
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Pros
For me, what I find to be the most valuable is its simplicity and the association with Microsoft Office.It has a built-in capability to capture process owners and managers against processes along with other process governance roles.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.The solution is stable. All the refreshes run very well.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.It enables decisions based upon processes that we do model, and ultimately move forward with.You can use if from your mobile device or you can be on the desktop. It doesn't matter. You are always connected. It is cloud-based, so you don't have to install anything.The stability is pretty good. It is highly available, which is key. You don't lose your work and can autosave.

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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 most valuable feature is that you can customize it completely with all of the attributes that you need.This solution is innovative and simple to use.This product has helped us to work within standards for process planning.I love the collaboration function, especially the option to invite people who don't have any users on the licenses.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.The features I find most valuable are ease of use and the Collaboration Hub.The GUI is very easy to use, where you can sit together with your colleagues, discuss the process, and during these discussions you can build up the model.

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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.The user interface is quite easy at first but process analysts soon run into roadblocks of limited functionality, which is disappointing.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 solution is a very basic discovery product so it doesn't have that much modeling capability. This can be improved.We would like the ability to add additional custom colors. We would like to color additional items to add notes to the blueprint.We haven't yet been able to dabble in case management with Blueworks Live, as it is not yet offered with the product.The ability to create a very structured rule. With the capability that we have right now, Blueworks Live is more process focused. We should be able to enhance it to include a lot more of decisions as well.I wish Blueworks Live had simulations built in, but it doesn't. It also lacks a feature of reporting; ad hoc, drag and drop reporting. A lot of senior people are always asking for reports, and there's no reporting feature within IBM Blueworks.

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The performance metrics appearing in the collaboration hub needs to be improved.We would like a better way to give users the correct permissions for processes, whether to view or design.I would like to see more integration with the process manager in terms of the workflow accelerator.There is always room for improvement is the capability of integration with other solutions.The user administration, the user-group administration, and the license models need improvement.Part of the product that I think can improve is document control. That's currently not even possible. To work with documents we have something of a workaround using SharePoint.Customized reporting can be improved to make this a more versatile tool.I would like to have the option to select the color of items and subgroups in the glossary because right now it is fixed.

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They have a free subscription model that gives a lot of power to the users.We are seeing ROI from this solution. The solution has saved us time.Based on the licenses purchased, from a footprint perspective, you can have as many people as you want. You have multiple different categories of licenses to keep the cost low.

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I think we're spending about $150,000 a year on licensing costs.I think that the price of the licenses is between $2,000 USD and $3,000 USD per license per year, plus the hub usage. I cannot remember the exact cost, but it is affordable.My client purchased one editor license and the collaboration hub, which covers up to a hundred people.This solution provides really great value for the money.Lower than the competition with highly flexible licensing plans.

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Also Known As
IBM Lombardi BlueprintSignavio Process Editor
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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.The Signavio Process Manager is an intuitive BPM solution for professional process modeling. Whether you want to create current-state documentation or target concepts, the Signavio Process Manager is your best choice for process modeling. Thanks to innovative web technology, you can get started right away and include your colleagues in collaborative design.
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Sample Customers
Cloudsoft Corp. Ltd., Bayer, S¾SS, Essex County CouncilDHL, Transurban, Prudential Life Assurance, Zalando, T-Systems, Audi BKK, 1&1, Bugatti
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm38%
Government13%
Comms Service Provider13%
Retailer13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company21%
Financial Services Firm20%
Media Company9%
Non Profit6%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm17%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
Media Company13%
Manufacturing Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company26%
Financial Services Firm15%
Non Tech Company10%
Media Company8%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise70%
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Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise71%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business5%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise89%
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