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We performed a comparison between ADONIS and ARIS BPA based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Business Process Management (BPM) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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"It's a very complete solution.""It is a stable solution.""The best features of the system include good analytics for business processes including the calculation of time and cost.""It's easy to handle the solution thanks to being drag and drop""The product is useful for designing business processes and for repositories."

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"The most valuable features of ARIS BPA are the centralized repository and the automatic rendering of diagrams.""The solution has come up with a web portal that makes it easy to model and show to clients.""We also have relationships specified with our IT systems and our organizational chart. That makes it possible to analyze things from the systems point of view and regarding the organizational part of the company. It all comes together in one tool and that is what gives us the most value at the moment.""I like everything about ARIS BPA. I've used it for a long time and it's a fantastic tool. There is a list of things ARIS has that other solutions do not have.""It brings transparency and 360-degree views of end-to-end processes.""The shared repository allows for cross-functional cooperation instead of doing things in a silo. You can operate cross-functionally and really work end-to-end, instead of dividing everything up on a functional basis.""The tool defines the processes. It's the documentation of everything.""ARIS provides the basic foundation for any digital transformation an organization decides to take."

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"When you update a page, the information on the quick links sidebar on the left side doesn't stay in the same place. It moves down, so you have to scroll to find it. That's not very user-friendly.""We have to use a different solution to automate our business processes.""Rearranging things to get information from the objects and the model together to get a report out of them could be done better.""The solution is in English and we have added certain parts in Russian as this is easier for our students. It would be useful to have the system in Russian.""There is a function to check if the model BPMN is being used correctly, but the report from the check is not always very clear."

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"The pricing of the solution can be improved and the initial setup should be made easy.""There is a lot of room for improvement. They need to increase the performance of the system flow. They need to support it more. ARIS Process Governance is still quite basic, and they are using an old BPM and process automation module.""The Risk and Compliance Management tool is rather complex and moreover, it needs to be customized if you want to use it.""The solution's processes are huge and it is not easy to get an overview of how things work. It needs to improve the interface. I would like to see the product include a better overview of processes and improve search.""I had a hard time with ARIS's access and licensing policy. It requires you to pay for each step you want to take forward with the solution.""The areas of ARIS where we see room for improvement are actually related to the background services that support it. Over the last number of years, Software AG has moved from an on-premises solution into deploying a SaaS solution to their enterprise base. That has been really successful from my point of view, as I have been a customer of ARIS, managing the relationship, for a couple years. Certain support functions around the knowledge base, customer service, and the cross and upselling of modules within the core ARIS component are lagging behind the SaaS movement.""One thing that could be improved is regarding the handling of the content itself. Maybe ARIS could provide a set of best practices, or best processes, so that people do not have to start from scratch.""Simulation is one area that is a bit complex."

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  • "The product's pricing is medium, so I rate it a five out of ten."
  • "The product’s price is quite competitive."
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  • "ARIS is quite expensive."
  • "ARIS enables you to start small and grow the use of the solution over time, although it's quite expensive. So if you want to start small, it's quite an investment for a small company."
  • "Usually, our company buys technical support from the Software AG site. We bought the technical support for the first year of usage for ARIS version 6 and 7. So, when we migrated to ARIS version 7, we bought support only for the first year. Then, we didn't use it the next year. Our experience was that we use it only one to three times during the first year. Therefore, there wasn't much value for us to buy this service because we have no problem with using ARIS after the first year."
  • "The solution has a fair price for the value it delivers."
  • "Their license model is really difficult to understand, and licenses are quite expensive."
  • "The price could be better."
  • "ARIS BPA is too costly from a licensing perspective."
  • "I would recommend the product to only enterprise companies because of the pricing."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It's easy to handle the solution thanks to being drag and drop
    Top Answer:Rearranging things to get information from the objects and the model together to get a report out of them could be done better.
    Top Answer:I design, maintain, and govern the tool to roll it out in the company. I use the solution for business process modeling. For ADOIT, the solution is used for enterprise architecture management or the… more »
    Top Answer:ARIS BPA is customizable as per specific business requirements.
    Top Answer:The product is expensive. People who don't understand BPA or only understand a little bit about it often compare tools with videos and things like this, which are not comparable. They may have a lot… more »
    Top Answer:The product is difficult to use for someone without prior knowledge of working with it. It requires a certain level of administration training.
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    ADONIS BPM suite is users' best-rated tool for process management, analysis and optimization, trusted by SMEs and large corporations worldwide. It helps you transform your business and create competitive advantage by streamlining processes, enhancing operational efficiency, boosting transparency and creating a customer-centric organization. You can start creating your digital twin with ADONIS already today, as the cloud-based ADONIS:Community Edition is available for free. For more information please visit

    ARIS is the market-leading solution for professional business process management and modeling. Whether you want to document the "as-is" state of your operations for quality or certification reasons or design the "to-be" in terms of continuous improvement in your transformation program, ARIS is the best choice for establishing a single source of truth regarding all process excellence topics in your organization. It is for any organization looking to digitally transform their business, increase operational excellence and customer experience and ensure compliance in execution. ARIS helps you to make the most out of your processes with Process Mining, Risk & Compliance Management, RPA and much more.

    What makes the difference?

    • The most comprehensive platform for process excellence in the market
    • Easy to use
    • Covers business & IT architecture from all angles
    • Full flexibility and >100 diagram types
    • Customer-driven development based on best practices
    • Strong partner ecosystem

    ARIS is the market-leading solution for any organization and ideally suited to digitally transform the organization, increase operational excellence and customer experience and ensure compliance in execution.

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    Sample Customers
    Trusted by small to large enterprises worldwide: ABB, Allianz, Comcast, ERGO, Emerson, Glencore, Lincoln Financial Group, Marel, Raiffeisen bank, Schroders, Southern Water, Stadt Wien, UNIQA, VAUDE, Voestalpine, Volksbank, Vorwerk
    Tesco, Weifu, Airbus, Siemens, Proximus, Alicorp, Sekerbank, Bancor, Philips,Sky, Emirates NBD, Dubai Municipality, Suva, U.S. Army, Australia Post, Westfalen Weser Energie - ARIS serves customers across all industries and of every size worldwide. Companies trust ARIS as the market leader for process excellence with more than 30 years of experience in the market, 10 million users worldwide, from 1 user companies to the Fortune 500.
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company14%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Financial Services Firm30%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Company Size
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise29%
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise58%
    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise53%
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise71%
    Buyer's Guide
    November 2023
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    ADONIS is ranked 15th in Business Process Management (BPM) with 5 reviews while ARIS BPA is ranked 5th in Business Process Management (BPM) with 22 reviews. ADONIS is rated 8.0, while ARIS BPA is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of ADONIS writes "Offers a training part and a production part for modeling processes, allowing for efficient process modeling". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ARIS BPA writes "Helps us pinpoint key areas when changes are proposed, enabling us to respond to them more quickly". ADONIS is most compared with SAP Signavio Process Manager, Camunda, Bizagi, IBM BPM and BIC Platform , whereas ARIS BPA is most compared with SAP Signavio Process Manager, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, Visio, Camunda and Bizagi. See our ADONIS vs. ARIS BPA report.

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