Compare IBM Blueworks Live vs. TIBCO Nimbus Control

IBM Blueworks Live is ranked 5th in Business Process Design with 6 reviews while TIBCO Nimbus Control is ranked 17th in Business Process Design with 1 review. IBM Blueworks Live is rated 9.2, while TIBCO Nimbus Control is rated 5.0. 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 TIBCO Nimbus Control writes "It is overly complicated. It tends to get more engagement from people across the business". IBM Blueworks Live is most compared with Visio, ARIS BPM and Lucidchart, whereas TIBCO Nimbus Control is most compared with ARIS BPM, Visio and IBM Blueworks Live.
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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.Business users understand it really well, which means we can then help them automate their business processes.We are you using the product as a process mapping tool and as part of a larger process improvement project. We use it with IBM BPM and IBM ODM. We get an automated workflow solution for our customers, an improved workflow automation.For me the most valuable feature is that it's one depository for our bank. So it's not like everybody has their critical processes on SharePoint or on their desktops. Everything is centrally located. It's very intuitive, easy to use. The support that I get from IBM is always great.In terms of the collaboration features, from the point of discovery, it was useful to go to load up the policies and the rule sets that the client had. And in terms of exploring options and being able to model a variety of different processes, that was incredibly useful as well.

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It helps clients find information when they need to know how to do their jobs effectively.It tends to get more engagement from people across the business.

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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.The APIs are great, except the normal business user doesn't know how to create APIs. So it's hard because IBM comes to us as the business users and tell us to create reporting with APIs, except we don't know that, so we have to turn around and flip it to our IT people.We'd also like to see it be Six Sigma or Lean compatible, a lot of people have asked about that.Some of the import functionality was a bit restrictive, in terms of loading data in from other data sources. Something as simple as Excel, loading data tables from Excel, wasn't great. And vice-versa. Some of the export and import functionality with something like Visio - which, I know it's a slightly different tool - but being able to work seamlessly with those other tool sets would've been quite useful. I know it was something that was in the pipeline to be looked at. So that would be useful.

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This product could probably do with less features rather than more. It is overly complicated. In recent releases, it has become harder to use.

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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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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.Nimbus Control is a software suite designed to enable organizations to capture, analyze and communicate a common set of processes that can be used to manage an organization.
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Cloudsoft Corp. Ltd., Bayer, S¾SS, Essex County CouncilAir France-KLM, Airbus Helicopters, Alestra, Allianz Ireland, Ausgrid, Avantium, Bank of Montreal, Barclaycard, BNL, BVC (Columbia Stock Exchange), Cameron, Child Support Agency
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