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Find out what your peers are saying about ARIS Cloud vs. Appian and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"It provides us with real-time data on all connected systems in terms of how they're integrated with each other and how they are performing in a workflow manner.""Form building capabilities and well thought out process modelling are key points to this product.""The initial setup was seamless. We didn't run into any hardships at all.""The solution has a lot of strong features for the financial industry, it is very easy to use.""Good workflow engines that bridge the gaps of processes.""I find the BPM the most valuable feature.""It's heavy on business processing in terms of logic, process workflows, and primarily on the process design modeler. Appian is really great at that. In terms of the full stack set from a low-code platform perspective, it's definitely an eye opener since it can be deployed via mobile app and on the web as well.""The solution's most valuable features are the regular periodic and quarterly updates, they are very useful updates. They keep improving the solution more often, and that helps the platform or code always be up to date with the latest features."

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"From a total cost of ownership perspective, running this on the cloud is more efficient than having someone in the company take care of the infrastructure.""It has proved that it also works in complex circumstances.""It's very easy to collaborate with. It's very user-friendly"

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Cons
"There are four areas I believe Appian could improve in. The first is a seamless contact center integration. Appian does not have a contact center feature. The second is advanced features in RPA. The third would be chatbot and email bot integration—while Appian comes with chatbot and email bot, it's not as mature as it should be, compared to the competition. The fourth area would be next best action, since there is not much of this sort of feature in Appian. These are all features which competitors' products have, and in a mature manner, whereas Appian lacks on these four areas. I see customers who are moving from Appian to Pega because these features are not in Appian.""Authoring tool is slow to use resulted in limitations on how quickly solutions can be built.""The graphical user interface could be easier to use. It should be simplified.""Lacks business rules management as part of the solution.""We have clients that want to use Office 365, Microsoft Analytics, and Power Apps. Appian just isn't the same as using something specifically designed to cater to the Microsoft Suite.""I wouldn't say their response time is long, but it could be quicker.""The solution could use some more tutorials to help brand new users figure out how to use the product effectively.""What could be improved is more on the front end perspective, like the user interface and the mobile application aspect."

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"Initial setup is rather complex. You have to find a way to isolate the complexity, and find common ground.""The price is quite high. This is one weak point of the solution.""ARIS' flexibility and power add a certain complexity. And if ARIS could be more streamlined, I think customers would have a better handle on what to do with it in the end. So if you're not a tech geek, you might struggle to understand what you should do with it as a customer because it's that powerful."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The solution offers a monthly subscription model. That's what we use. I recall it being about $90 a month. They do have different tiers."
  • "It's an enterprise tool and can be used by enterprise only. So it's a very expensive tool."
  • "The licensing will be on a monthly basis. We are estimating that cost to be around $2000 to maybe $3,000 per month. We don't foresee any costs above that."
  • "The pricing can be a little confusing to customers."
  • "The price of this solution is a little high here in Mongolia."
  • "The license is a bit expensive and the pricing model is sometimes confusing for new users or business users. It is difficult for them to know what volume of usage they will have to be able to purchase the best-suited license at the beginning."
  • "Appian is very flexible in their pricing. In general, Appian's pricing is much, much lower when compared to competition like Pega or other products. Appian also has a flexible licensing model across geographies. Pega usually goes with a single licensing cost—which is a US-based cost—for all global customers, and it's costly. Whereas Appian has a different regional licensing cost model and it can be cheaper, depending on geography. So Appian's licensing is very flexible, and cheaper when compared to other competition."
  • "You can't really test the software properly without actually buying the license first."
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  • "The licensing model of ARIS Cloud is leaner and more beneficial to the customer. The new license model is great. With the on-premise, you needed to subscribe to many more types of licenses. Now there are licensed bundles available on the cloud."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    Appian is fast when building simple to medium solutions. This solution offers simple drag-and-drop functionality with easy plug-and-play options. The initial setup was seamless and very easy to… more »
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    The application life cycle is very clear. I started learning it and giving some workshops to my team. Creating the users and the building is very structured. Documentation is nice and it's easy to… more »
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    You can't really test the software properly without actually buying the license first. Certification is expensive.
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    From a total cost of ownership perspective, running this on the cloud is more efficient than having someone in the company take care of the infrastructure.
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    The licensing model of ARIS Cloud is leaner and more beneficial to the customer. The new license model is great. With the on-premise, you needed to subscribe to many more types of licenses. Now there… more »
    Top Answer: 
    On the one hand, ARIS is very flexible, so you can do everything with it. You can even conduct a survey, which we are doing now, and send it via Aris. On the other hand, ARIS' flexibility and power… more »
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    Also Known As
    Appian BPM, Appian AnyWhere, Appian Enterprise BPMS
    Process Live, ARIS Simulation, ARIS Aware, ARIS Connect
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    Overview
    With Appian, your organization can rapidly build, deploy, use, and scale problem-solving apps. And with the flexibility of on-premises and cloud portability, you'll always address your unique challenges the way that makes the most sense for you.

    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
    Hansard Global plc, Punch Taverns, Pirelli, Crawford & Company, EDP Renewables, Queensland Government Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning (, Bank of Tennessee
    Tesco, Weifu, Airbus, Siemens, Proximus, Alicorp, Sekerbank, Bancor, Emirates NBD, Dubai Municipality, BRC, Suva, U.S. Army, Australia Post, Westfalen Weser Energie, Stars and Stories - ARIS serves customers across all industries and of every size. Companies trust ARIS as the market leader for process excellence with more than 10 million users worldwide, from 1 user companies to the Fortune 500.
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm33%
    Computer Software Company22%
    University11%
    Healthcare Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Government8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Government7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise51%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise63%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business33%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Find out what your peers are saying about ARIS Cloud vs. Appian and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    565,689 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Appian is ranked 6th in Business Process Management (BPM) with 16 reviews while ARIS Cloud is ranked 13th in Business Process Management (BPM) with 3 reviews. Appian is rated 8.4, while ARIS Cloud is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Appian writes "Easy to develop, low-code, and has a good user interface ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ARIS Cloud writes "There has been a dramatic improvement in the ease of use as well as the accessibility and interconnectivity of information". Appian is most compared with Pega BPM, ServiceNow, Camunda Platform, Microsoft PowerApps and Mendix, whereas ARIS Cloud is most compared with SAP Signavio Process Manager, IBM Blueworks Live, ARIS Architect and Designer, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect and Bizagi. See our ARIS Cloud vs. Appian report.

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