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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Blueworks Live vs. Visual Paradigm and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Pros
"The speed and execution of DMN was a big selling point for us. It's very good at conducting business processes that are easily modeled and presented in a way that's easy to understand.""We are using the BPMN engine of Camunda; we are not using the user interface. We are using just the engine, the back end of this. For us, it is working quite well.""I can use any other tools to create services and the UI, and then use them together with the Camunda BPMN engine.""The number of client implementations and cross-language capabilities to support multiple frameworks is very pluggable compared to Pega. It's also more portable.""Easy to use and easy to integrate into the products and applications we provide for our customers.""There's this graphic that tells you how many lines or how many tickets are in each step. In that way, you know where you stand. I find this feature very valuable.""Camunda Platform is better than IBM BPM, and Azure. It is more elaborate.""The most valuable feature is the scheduling."

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"For me, what I find to be the most valuable is its simplicity and the association with Microsoft Office.""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.""Collaboration is most valuable. You can collaborate online with many people. People can comment, and you can comment back. It is just like a social network, and that, for me, is very good.""This solution is good at utilizing standards rules for connectivity.""It has a built-in capability to capture process owners and managers against processes along with other process governance roles."

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"The initial setup is straightforward.""I like the structure. I can see the diagrams and everything I created.""I love Visual Paradigm because it has many different types of diagrams. For any field of engineering, we can find a diagram.""It is easy-to-use and it helps understand its data modeling structure through the intuitive user interface.""The pricing model is attractive.""Some of the most valuable features of this process modeling tool are process simulation and process animation.""The solution is very user-friendly. It's easy to just open it and start working."

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Cons
"We have faced problems with the performance.""Especially when you use the open-source version, there are issues with performance.""In the future, I would definitely like to see the process administration (migration, audit, tracking) and process evaluation (optimize) features added to the community edition.""The initial set up could be simplified, it's complex.""The migration strategy needs to be improved.""I would like to see better pricing.""The user interface needs some polishing because it is too technical for end-users to use it.""The solution could use some enhancements like adding connectors, improving forms and having a mobile app, but everything is an enhancement rather than a flaw."

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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.""There should be an option to import from and export to Microsoft Visio. Being able to move files back and forth between Blueworks Live and Visio would be good.""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.""Spaces are not well organized; space controls are lacking."

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"There are some connectivity issues that crop up rarely when used with SQL Server.""It's still early for me to comment since I've only been using it for two months, but the responsiveness when diagramming needs to be improved.""More flexibility when choosing the type of diagram would be nice.""The solution could be more compatible with other products in the future.""The solution can be heavy on resource usage.""From time to time, we experience some troubles when we work as teams."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"When compared with the proprietary products, the pricing costs are much less, even though it is an enterprise edition.""We pay for the license of this solution annually.""I use the open-source free version.""The cost of this solution is better than some competing products.""We use the open-source version, which can be used at no cost.""The open-source version of the product is free to use.""There is an open-source version available, that in its core features (workflow and decision engine, modeler) is exactly the same as in the enterprise version.""I think Camunda BPM can improve their licensing costs. It isn't easy to find clients with Camunda BPM licenses mainly because it's quite expensive."

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"They have a free subscription model that gives a lot of power to the users.""Making it less expensive would be good."

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"You can use Paradigm on a subscription basis and you can choose from different tiers of subscription.""You can move between the tiers from month to month so you are not restricted to one pricing model.""The pricing of Visual Paradigm is very appropriate and affordable. There are no hidden costs involved."

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Overview

Camunda Platform is a complete process automation tech stack with powerful execution engines for BPMN workflows and DMN decisions paired with essential applications for modeling, operations, and analytics.

With a clear vision to automate any process, anywhere, Camunda is reinventing process automation for the digital enterprise. Featuring a developer-friendly, open source approach, enterprises can use Camunda Platform to breakthrough technological, organizational, and infrastructure barriers, optimize their business processes, and drive their digital transformation initiatives forward.

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.
Visual Paradigm is a UML tool. The tool is designed for a wide range of users including software engineers, system analysts, business analysts and system architects, or for anyone who is interested in reliably building large-scale software systems using an object-oriented approach. In addition, Visual Paradigm supports the latest standards of UML notation.
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Sample Customers
24 Hour Fitness, Accruent, Allianz Indonesia, AT&T Inc., Atlassian, CSS Insurance, Deutsche Telekom, Generali, Provinzial NordWest Insurance Services, Swisscom AG, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, VHV Group, Zalando
Cloudsoft Corp. Ltd., Bayer, S¾SS, Essex County Council
Adobe, Apple, at&t, Caterpillar, Intel, NASA, Nokia, Toyota
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider22%
Computer Software Company22%
Financial Services Firm22%
Government11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm11%
Government8%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm25%
Manufacturing Company25%
Comms Service Provider17%
Healthcare Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Financial Services Firm17%
Comms Service Provider11%
Insurance Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company20%
Government10%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business53%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise25%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise58%
REVIEWERS
Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise71%
REVIEWERS
Small Business67%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise17%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Blueworks Live vs. Visual Paradigm and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,136 professionals have used our research since 2012.

IBM Blueworks Live is ranked 12th in Business Process Design with 5 reviews while Visual Paradigm is ranked 10th in Business Process Design with 5 reviews. IBM Blueworks Live is rated 7.8, while Visual Paradigm is rated 8.2. 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 Visual Paradigm writes "Data modeling through an interface that makes it easy-to-use and understand". IBM Blueworks Live is most compared with Visio, Lucidchart, ARIS Cloud, ARIS BPA and MEGA HOPEX, whereas Visual Paradigm is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, Visio, Lucidchart, ARIS BPA and MEGA HOPEX. See our IBM Blueworks Live vs. Visual Paradigm report.

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