Compare IBM Blueworks Live vs. WorkflowGen

IBM Blueworks Live is ranked 7th in Business Process Design with 10 reviews while WorkflowGen is ranked 14th in Business Process Design with 2 reviews. IBM Blueworks Live is rated 8.2, while WorkflowGen is rated 7.6. 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 WorkflowGen writes "Improved productivity with ready-to-use templates". IBM Blueworks Live is most compared with Visio, ARIS BPM and Lucidchart, whereas WorkflowGen is most compared with MEGA HOPEX, Operations Orchestration and IBM Blueworks Live. See our IBM Blueworks Live vs. WorkflowGen report.
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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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We use it a lot for creating workflows to transfer materials between plants, which is a signature part of what we do.

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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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This solution needs to be more customizable.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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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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.

Immediately accelerate business process adaptability with fluid workflow automation. Use the WorkflowGen .NET workflow software's low code environment to maximize the efficiency of process designers and developers.

Automate any type of human and system-based enterprise process within a battle-tested infrastructure.

Customize and integrate your workflow apps to meet your requirements in a highly configurable environment.

Engage process participants with a full-featured workflow portal, native mobile apps, and email approvals, or through seamless integration with your own web apps.

Leverage a solution used by Fortune 500 companies for worldwide business-critical applications.

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Cloudsoft Corp. Ltd., Bayer, S¾SS, Essex County CouncilComcast, Deloitte, Mitsui & Co Ltd, Sanofi Pasteur, Textron, XL Group. WorkflowGen accelerates business process adaptability in 70 countries for 500+ organizations and 1,000,000 users.
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Financial Services Firm38%
Government13%
Comms Service Provider13%
Retailer13%
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Software R&D Company21%
Financial Services Firm20%
Media Company9%
Non Profit6%
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