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

Find out in this report how the two Business Process Design solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed ARIS BPA vs. Bizagi report (Updated: September 2022).
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"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.""The ease of use is the most valuable. I have tried a number of BPMN packages, and I find the user interface of ARIS BPM easier and more intuitive than others. If your team is knowledgeable on BPMN, it is really pretty easy to figure out on your own because it adheres to the standards extremely well. I have tried Bizagi, BizFlow, and a variety of such solutions, and I just liked ARIS BPM better.""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.""One of the many advantages of ARIS is that it is supported by a very strong BPM community, which is critical for us. Although it has been in business for many years, it is still at an early stage of evolution. There are so many instances where your specific use case or requirement for using ARIS hasn't necessarily been matured across the sector. So, you need access to a very active community to help you explore possible solutions and ways in which ARIS can be used to achieve those use cases.""The solution's basic features are easy to use, overall designed well, and it has good process mining analysis.""It brings transparency and 360-degree views of end-to-end processes.""ARIS BPA provides very good visibility and control of processes because we have a concurrent license system. As a result, every person in our company and group is able to look at the published processes.""In general, the users really like it and they can get started using it very easily."

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"I like that Bizagi is fully compatible with BPMN 2.0. It also eases the way in which we work with BPMN 2.0 itself, which is a comprehensive and rather complex notation standard.""I like the ease of use and the fact that you can download and use their free version, which is unlimited. However, while it's unlimited use, some features aren't available.""Bizagi is simple. It's simple to learn.""The most valuable feature is that it is compatible with Visual Studio and .NET, and we can program it. Its speed is very good, and it is also stable and easy to deploy.""The user interface is pretty good.""Bizagi is really great for beginners because it's user-friendly and you can learn in it quickly, whereas other similar software are harder.""The interface, design, and accessible user manuals to help get started using the solution are valuable features in Bizagi.""In Bizagi, all of the features are valuable."

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"I had this decentralization mission where I had some friendly fights with the consultants of Software AG. My opinion was the business department should be able to publish their processes and do all their evaluation stuff in ARCM themselves. It has to be a one stop shop. I want a one stop shop to go from ARIS BPM to ARIS ARCM, because having everything go through that would be an improvement due to the inputs that we made with Software AG. They will make it possible that the trigger sent from BPM to ARCM will start their object generation.""The solution is difficult and not very exciting to learn.""Simulation is one area that is a bit complex.""I believe the solutions BPM tools are not very good and need improvements.""The model graphics can be exported in PDF, but the model is too small to read.""The standard out-of-the-box solutions for modeling are not so good. You have to do some configuration to make it easier and more user-friendly.""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.""The Risk and Compliance Management tool is rather complex and moreover, it needs to be customized if you want to use it."

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"The open source version lacks the option to publish.""For the small business, this is very bad because it is still fragmented. The licensing policy should be more flexible and small company oriented. In micro-small companies, there should only be one or two. That's not the problem. Maybe it is too flexible, there are so many pieces that you need to put together. When you have a small business, it can be a little complicated, not so easy.""The free version could be better. Some of the templates and all the functionalities aren't available in the free version. I've been trying to check some maps, for example, organizational maps or a model on organization hierarchy. Apparently, there seems to be no template. You have to create your own. I am not sure if there are templates, but I've not really seen any. I think that there's room for improvement.""I don't know if it's a problem with my operating system or a Bizagi problem, but many times I see that when I try to connect different activities, they show up as not connected.""The gateway through which it connects with other vendors, specifically RPA vendors, is one aspect that could be improved.""I'm not really satisfied with the reporting aspect.""Can be difficult for new users.""Bizagi doesn't have integrations with other solutions, such as ERP systems. In the industry and your company, you have a lot of systems with which you need to integrate, but Bizagi doesn't have such integrations, which makes it very difficult. Its scalability can also be improved. It is good for a startup, but when you need something more complex, it is not good."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "This is absolutely not the cheapest solution in the market, but for large companies, the price is fine."
  • "It depends on different parameters."
  • "The setup cost and pricing depend on the license (Modeler, Viewer, Administrator)."
  • "The price could be better."
  • "The price of the solution is reasonable."
  • "We have a concurrent license system."
  • "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."
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  • "It has a very high price. Many clients complain about the price for maintaining the application on Bizagi."
  • "Make sure that your requirements are explicitly defined from the outset. This will help you choose the right setup and licensing for your needs."
  • "It is expensive."
  • "It is not expensive."
  • "We didn't use the licensed versions where you could exactly go into automatization. However, we looked at the pricing in the beginning, and the only thing that I remember is that it was too expensive for the things we were using because our clients would also have to license the product. One client said that it was too expensive for the benefit they get out of it."
  • "I'm trying the free unlimited version with unlimited use. But you have to pay to add some features."
  • "Some solutions are completely free. One would be the business process diagramming tool, the server beneath it, and the automation tool. You don't need to pay to map the business process, but you would need to when you want to execute any of the commands. So, basically, they lure you in with a free ride, and when you want to scale the solution, you'll have to pay for it."
  • "I used to be very pleased with the pricing. Now, it's a bit more complicated. I don't remember exactly, however, it might be $10 a month per user."
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    Answers from the Community
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    it_user548199 - PeerSpot reviewerit_user548199 (User at a tech company with 51-200 employees)

    Esperaba algo mas de este estilo, sin embargo desarrollé esta tabla de comparación de Suites BPM, la cuál no puedo anexar por lo que dejo en formato de texto en caso deque alguien requiera este conocimiento.

    Esta tabla fue desarrollada basandome en textos acádemicos de fuentes confiables. Sin embargo no pude encontrar el numero aproximado de clientes que usan ARIS, por lo que si alguien cuenta con esta información se lo agradecería mucho, ya que es el último dato que requiero para completar esta tabla comparativa.

    BizAgi Suite, Bonita BPM, IBM Suite, ARIS + Webmethods, AuraPortal, Oracle Suite, Appian eBPM HOPEX
    Requiere pago Software licenciado (anual o perpetuo), freeware en versiones académicas Versión pagada (licenciamiento anual) y versión gratuita Software licenciado Software licenciado Software licenciado Versión pagada y versión gratuita Software licenciado Versión pagada y versión gratuita
    Código abierto No Si (GPL) No No No No No No
    Diseño intuitivo Bastante Intuitivo Bastante Intuitivo Medianamente intuitivo Bastante Intuitivo Bastante Intuitivo Requiere tiempo de adaptación Medianamente intuitivo Bastante Intuitivo
    Acceso a licencia de prueba. Si No No Si Si No Si Si
    Tutoriales y Soporte técnico Si Si Si Si Si Si Si Si
    Notación para diagramar BPMN 2.0 BPMN 2.0 BPMN 2.0, BPEL BPMN 2.0, EPC BPMN 2.0 BPMN 2.0, BPEL BPMN 2.0, EPC BPMN 2.0
    Compatibilidad con base de datos SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, HSQL SQL Server SQL Server, Oracle SQL Server Oracle SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL SQL Server, Oracle
    Sistema operativo Windows, Linux Multi-plataforma Multi-plataforma Windows, Linux, Mac Windows Multi-plataforma Windows, Linux, Solaris Windows
    Monitoreo en tiempo real Si Si Si No Si Si Si Regular
    Servicio en la nube Si Si Si Si Si Si Si Si
    Requiere programación No No Poco Poco No Si Poco No
    Número de clientes >500 >1000 >3500 >800 >2000 >2000 >2700
    Principales clientes Adidas Group, BBVA, Telefónica, BNP Paribas Xerox, Stanford University, CSC Barclays, Emericon, Banca popolare di Milano, Saperion Fujitsu, Coca Cola, Electrolux, ING, Credit Suisse Toyota, RSA Chile, Coprusa Group, Refinery of the Pacific REDISA, Panduit, Total E&P Indonesie Amazon, M&T Bank, Nissan, Ford, Baxter Credit Union GNP, P&G, EuroControl, British American Tobacco
    Permite importar/exportar archivos BPMN Si Si Si Si Si Solo importación Si Si
    Nivel de documentación Medio Alto Medio Alto Alto Medio Bajo Alto
    Considera reglas de Negocio Si Si No Si Si No Si Si
    Validación de Modelo (diagramas) Si Si Si Si No Si Si
    Permite simulación Si Si Si Si Si Si Si No
    Requiere conocimiento del producto Poco Poco Normal Poco Poco Normal Normal Poco
    Año primera versión lanzada 1989 2001 1998 2009 2001 1997 1999 1994
    Accesibilidad móvil Si Si Si Si Si Si Si No
    Nivel de seguridad Regular Regular Regular Alto Alto Alto
    Facilidad de instalación Sencilla Sencilla Sencilla Sencilla Sencilla Media Sencilla Media
    Versión en español SI Si Si No Si Si No Si


    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It provides the discovery functionality, and you can have a simulation on top of it to get your design corrected to ensure that it is within the right state of parameters. It is a complete package… more »
    Top Answer:Its governance tool and integration with ESB and execution engine can be improved. Their partner support can also be improved.
    Top Answer:I have been using Bizagi with a major project for a state government agency for about four years now. It is pretty straightforward to load in files that are BPMN 2.0 compliant. The option to load… more »
    Top Answer:This is a free solution that allows us to create quality visualizations for our company.
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    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.

    Bizagi’s industry-leading low-code process automation platform connects people, applications, robots, and information. As the most business-friendly and flexible solution on the market, Bizagi enables true collaboration between business and IT, delivering faster adoption and success. Fuelled by a community of 1 million users, Bizagi powers over 1,000 organizations worldwide including Adidas, BAE Systems, and Old Mutual. For more information visit

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    Sample Customers
    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.
    adidas, Audi, BNP Paribas, Deutsche Post DHL & many more - 500+ customer globally.
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm35%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Insurance Company8%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Recruiting/Hr Firm9%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Company Size
    Small Business37%
    Midsize Enterprise6%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise72%
    Small Business52%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise31%
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Buyer's Guide
    ARIS BPA vs. Bizagi
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about ARIS BPA vs. Bizagi and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    634,325 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    ARIS BPA is ranked 4th in Business Process Design with 17 reviews while Bizagi is ranked 6th in Business Process Design with 21 reviews. ARIS BPA is rated 8.2, while Bizagi is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of ARIS BPA writes "Departments can simply document their processes and flowcharts". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Bizagi writes "User friendly and simple to use solution". ARIS BPA is most compared with SAP Signavio Process Manager, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, Visio, Camunda Platform and MEGA HOPEX, whereas Bizagi is most compared with Camunda Platform, Visio, Bonita, SAP Signavio Process Manager and Lucidchart. See our ARIS BPA vs. Bizagi report.

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