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We performed a comparison between ARIS Architect and Designer and ARIS Cloud based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Pros
"The most important feature is ARIS's ability to turn a process design into data to analyze anything you want. For example, we have some analysis reports in ARIS that can guide us when we want to change a system. It shows us how this change will affect all of the organization's processes.""One of the most valuable features is how user-friendly ARIS is, compared to other BPM tools. This tool has very diverse types of assets available. ARIS also has a lot of customizable options, different model types, object types, a number of attributes, and a lot of customization is possible. In comparison, Signavio is very limited in terms of model types and object types. So these customizations ARIS offers are really valuable to any client who wants to create a BPM repository."

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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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Cons
"The simulation part still has some way to go. It's a good feature, and it's something that other vendors don't have right now, but it can still be improved. Some features are needed in ARIS Architect, so advanced users can do things through drag-and-drop functionality.""This product could be improved by lowering the licensing cost. More organizations could use ARIS if they slashed the licensing costs even a little bit."

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"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 licenses are very costly. I've seen many people who are hesitant or not able to use ARIS Suite just because of the license cost. Even though they like all the functionalities and understand the value of everything ARIS provides, they aren't able to implement it."
  • "Many customers find the licensing configuration confusing. There are many different sub-details in the licensing, making it very difficult for us to understand what we are buying and what we are using with what."
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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:It's really fast. It's much faster compared to Enterprise Architect.
    Top Answer:ARIS is quite a good tool for simplification. There is one necessary feature that's missing and it is a pity that it's not a built-in feature of the software — It's in a different product. You can… more »
    Top Answer:We mostly use ARIS for the documentation of processes, not for the architecture. It helps us find gaps and quickly analyze where the bottlenecks are. Within our organization, there are roughly 10… more »
    Top Answer: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.
    Top Answer: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
    ARIS Architect & Designer, ARIS Architect, ARIS Designer
    Process Live, ARIS Simulation, ARIS Aware, ARIS Connect
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    Overview

    SIMPLIFY PROCESS DESIGN
    Create, analyze, manage and administer your whole enterprise model, from strategy of business processes to information architecture, application landscapes and services.

    With ARIS Architect & Designer, you can:

    Improve and understand processes easily via a modern, friendly UI that features tabs and pictogram-style objects

    Speed up modeling with mini toolbar, fragments and powerful search capabilities

    Choose feature set based on role so that one installation works for everyone—process modelers, process owners, business analysts and strategists, and ARIS enterprise and information architecture experts.

    Assure consistency and re-usability of models and data through our central repository

    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
    Cargolux Airlines International, Philips
    Tesco, Weifu, Airbus, Siemens, Proximus, Alicorp, Sekerbank, Bancor, Emirates NBD, Dubai Municipality, BRC, Suva, U.S. Army, Australia Post, Westfalen Weser Energie - 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
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Computer Software Company9%
    Government9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company16%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Government8%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise71%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business33%
    Large Enterprise67%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise72%
    Buyer's Guide
    Business Process Design
    November 2022
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    ARIS Architect and Designer is ranked 16th in Business Process Design with 2 reviews while ARIS Cloud is ranked 12th in Business Process Design with 1 review. ARIS Architect and Designer is rated 8.6, while ARIS Cloud is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of ARIS Architect and Designer writes "It shows us how changes will affect all of the organization's processes". 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". ARIS Architect and Designer is most compared with Camunda Platform and BIC Platform , whereas ARIS Cloud is most compared with SAP Signavio Process Manager, IBM Blueworks Live, MEGA HOPEX, Microsoft Azure and ARIS BPA.

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