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We performed a comparison between ARIS BPA and MEGA HOPEX 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. MEGA HOPEX report (Updated: September 2022).
632,779 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"It brings transparency and 360-degree views of end-to-end processes.""The EPC modeling is very detailed, the semantic check is helpful, and auto-layout simplifies the formatting.""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.""ARIS provides the basic foundation for any digital transformation an organization decides to take.""ARIS is probably the most mature product in terms of modeling an enterprise architecture so that it has context.""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 most valuable feature is the process documentation. For us, ARIS is a lifestyle more than a tool. It helps us learn how to think and how to plan for our system.""The solution's basic features are easy to use, overall designed well, and it has good process mining analysis."

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"The most valuable feature of MEGA HOPEX is the publication method for static websites. You can generate the whole database into a static website. Additionally, in the new tabular entry, you don't have to put objects or links, you can go and fill a tab and the MEGA HOPEX will generate an object for you in a simple way.""Its availability is very good.""What I find the most valuable is the process workflow. It is really good.""This is a complete package with all of the functionality that we need.""HOPEX has a panel that offers various views. I think that is very good. MEGA has an app for integrating with a lot of apps. We help our clients integrate HOPEX with a different product like Apple Gateway, for example. I've been with the company for 15 years, and we connect with everything. Our clientele includes almost all of the banks in Mexico.""Every module sets up the same information in a unique repository.""The most valuable parts of this solution are the richness of its features and its easy interface.""We have many use cases for this solution but the feature I have found most valuable is the IT Portfolio Management module."

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Cons
"The reporting capabilities and the ability to create custom reports need to be simplified and made easy so that people even with a good functional understanding of the tool can leverage it to create their own custom report.""The solution is difficult and not very exciting to learn.""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.""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.""Migration to the next release is very tricky. You can't do it without support from ARIS or from a software kit. And it takes a lot of time and a lot of money to migrate. My impression is that a lot of companies do not migrate regularly because of that issue.""The workflow approval process could be represented better in the overviews.""There should be a more intuitive tool when creating reports.""I use it strictly for developing the business process model. I don't use it for the actual automation. I do that with Vtenext. I have standardized on Vtenext, and I don't use ARIS BPM anymore. The Vtenext UI is just as good, and it is much more tightly coupled to the underlying object model. I can get more done in one session with Vtenext rather than first going to ARIS BPM, then importing, and having to edit it for tight coupling."

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"Better documentation and training would be helpful.""This product is expensive and would be improved by lowering its price.""The solution is quite expensive.""The initial setup can be quite complex at first.""The initial setup is a little complex.""It would be great if this solution could integrate with other tools such as ITSM (ServiceNow) or CMDB.""We have a very close relationship with MEGA representatives in Mexico, and we ask them why they don't offer impact analysis. For example, we have a server in the center and provide the client a view of what's in the peripheral area, like one cluster, application, process area, and services. We want to offer our clients that level of visibility with HOPEX.""MEGA HOPEX's initial setup could be easier. The newer version is better but they still need to improve the process. The deployment took approximately four to eight hours."

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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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  • "The price of the MEGA HOPEX license could improve, it is expensive. The license key for business process analysis and IT architecture is approximately €10,000. This price is fixed, it's not a subscription or cloud-based version. It is a one-time price."
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    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.
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    Also Known As
    ARIS, ARIS BPM
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    Overview

    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.

    MEGA HOPEX is a single software platform that combines integrated software solutions including privacy and data management, business process analysis, and risk management. By connecting business, IT, data, and risk perspectives, MEGA HOPEX helps your organization get the visibility you need and also helps improve decision-making by using connected EA to eliminate silos and foster collaboration. As a SaaS solution, MEGA HOPEX is scalable, flexible, and secure. It relies on Microsoft Azure infrastructure and is designed to seamlessly and easily integrate into your digital ecosystem. The MEGA HOPEX platform enables you to develop an integrated approach to risk management, business optimization, and data governance, as well as to build a clear IT roadmap.

    MEGA HOPEX Features

    MEGA HOPEX has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Flexible metamodel configurability: MEGA HOPEX can be adapted to your operating model with easy-to-use customization options. In addition, it gives you the option to expand functionalities and import ready-to-use content through the HOPEX store.
    • Intuitive workflows: The MEGA HOPEX platform includes intuitive workflows that help accelerate business value delivery and also helps to foster collaboration among all stakeholders.
    • Ready-to-use enterprise portal: With MEGA HOPEX’s ready-to-use enterprise portal, it is easy to share insights across your entire organization.
    • Contextual search: MEGA HOPEX has a contextual search functionality that enables you to find accurate and trusted data easily with the option to also use filters to narrow your search results.
    • Reporting and dashboarding: MEGA HOPEX offers out-of-the-box templates for reports and also allows you to build your own reports to monitor and govern your projects with actionable insights and recommendations.

    MEGA HOPEX Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing MEGA HOPEX. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Data-driven algorithms: MEGA HOPEX provides smart recommendations based on data-driven algorithms, giving you the ability to share actionable insights using a collaborative enterprise portal and mobile apps.
    • Intuitive modeling engine: The MEGA HOPEX platform enables you to visually communicate how your operations work and see how business, IT, and data are connected through building different diagrams. 
    • Improved collaboration and alignment: MEGA HOPEX has a data discovery tool that extracts data from various sources to build your data catalogs. The platform’s automated discovery of applications, data, and processes, along with its automated diagram generation and intelligent workflows, improve productivity, collaboration, and alignment.
    • Accelerates project delivery: By using MEGA HOPEX, you can develop synergies and avoid duplicative efforts by connecting strategy, business, IT, data, and risk perspectives on the same platform.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the MEGA HOPEX solution.

    PeerSpot user Kayode A., Enterprise Architecture Consultant at ZealHosts Consulting, says, “What I find the most valuable is the process workflow. It is really good. The fact that you can decompose is also valuable, as is the file D structure. Also, the fact that you can have your own logical repository structure and you can drag and drop is very valuable. This is largely because of its intuitiveness. Once you understand the logic behind the tool, MEGA HOPEX is quite intuitive. I also like the ability to create custom reports. I like the fact that you can share repository content via web to other end users who are not architects.”

    A Software Architect at a transportation company mentions, “The main feature that we like the most is the ability to have a unique repository where all the architects can interact and play together with the shapes of different architecture solutions. They have a unified repository where users can share the developments they're working on. Its availability is very good.” 

    An IT Consulting Manager at a tech services company comments, "We have many use cases for this solution but the feature I have found most valuable is the IT Portfolio Management module."

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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.
    Aetna, Fannie Mae, M&T Bank, Glatfelter Insurance Group, Zions Management Services Company, The College Board, Baxter Credit Union, AXA Financial, Missouri Department of Conservation, New York State OTDA, MEG Energy Corp, Walgreens, Procter & Gamble, Biogen Idec, Gilead Sciences, Organic Valley, Trinity Health, Nissan and Ford
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm35%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Insurance Company8%
    Pharma/Biotech Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Government9%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm36%
    Insurance Company14%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm7%
    Healthcare Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Government11%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Company Size
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    Small Business37%
    Midsize Enterprise6%
    Large Enterprise57%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise71%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise46%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise74%
    Buyer's Guide
    ARIS BPA vs. MEGA HOPEX
    September 2022
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    ARIS BPA is ranked 4th in Business Process Design with 18 reviews while MEGA HOPEX is ranked 8th in Business Process Design with 10 reviews. ARIS BPA is rated 8.2, while MEGA HOPEX 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 MEGA HOPEX writes "Interactive with good functionality and helps with productivity". ARIS BPA is most compared with SAP Signavio Process Manager, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, Visio, Camunda Platform and ADONIS, whereas MEGA HOPEX is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, LeanIX, iServer, erwin Data Modeler by Quest and Avolution ABACUS. See our ARIS BPA vs. MEGA HOPEX report.

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