ARIS BPA vs SAP Signavio Process Manager comparison

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Updated on Nov 2, 2022

We performed a comparison between ARIS BPA and SAP Signavio Process Manager based on our users’ reviews in five categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.

  • Ease of Deployment: Most ARIS BPA users feel its initial setup is straightforward, but some mention complexity. SAP Signavio Process Manager users mostly feel the initial setup is very simple and straightforward.
  • Features: Users of both products are generally happy with their stability and scalability. A few mention that Teradata has issues with scalability when dealing with their on-premises solution.

    ARIS BPA users note being particularly satisfied with its process documentation, embedded geolocation, and EPC modeling. Some note that the solution could be more user -friendly.

    SAP Signavio Process Manager users say they’re impressed with the solution's helpful integrated tools, collaboration function, and process management. Some users mention that the product should be improved to allow for faster reporting.
  • Pricing: Most ARIS BPA users feel the price is expensive. SAP Signavio Process Manager users mostly note that the price is affordable and good value for money.
  • ROI: Users of both solutions mention significant ROI and note that the solutions help them save time.
  • Service and Support: ARIS BPA users report excellent, responsive support for small fixes, but slower support for big fixes. SAP Signavio Process Manager users mostly report their support as prompt, and good.

Comparison Results: Because ARIS BPA is more expensive, has a more difficult initial setup, and is less user friendly, SAP Signavio Process Manager ultimately wins out in this comparison.

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Q&A Highlights
Question: Does Signavio have the ability to create a custom report for push or create a content hierarchy?
Answer: Hello, so far most of the points you have reported are addressed here: https://documentation.signavio.com/suite/en-us/Content/process-manager/userguide/reporting-intro.htm
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"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.""In general, the users really like it and they can get started using it very easily.""Aris BPA has a lot of tools that are more professional than Bizagi.""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.""I am an advanced user. ARIS BPM is intuitive for me because I know the UML, BPMN, and EPC methodologies implemented in this tool. It is very easy to create processes for restructuring a company with some descriptions.""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 that you can use from strategy to execution because you have the design layer, and within the design, you can also do analytics.""If you ever tried to draw a picture in a browser app or with a cloud service, it is normally a painful death. ARIS works perfectly on diagrams in the browser, so I was excited. I like it because there have been so many bad experiences in the past with drawing or doing something in a browser. Normally, it's always painful because it's coded badly. With ARIS, it is really well-implemented. It's simple.""ARIS provides the basic foundation for any digital transformation an organization decides to take."

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"This functionality ("invite anyone for feedback") has substantially increased visibility over work-in-progress when it comes to process modelling and overall process management and it decreased the time spent on giving and receiving feedback through emails and through sharing screenshots/.ppt files/Visio files etc.""Process Manager supports end-to-end transformation. Students can better understand end-to-end activity and processes as well as how they are run. For teaching, it's process discovery, then modeling, and finally optimization and simulation, partly. Typically, we showcase some simulation of the processes, and this is where we finish. That is why we validate that it's properly designed, but also what are the outcomes of modeled processes. There are also options for discussion on process optimization.""I really like the Collaboration Hub because it's so easy to communicate. And what is really important is that you can use it asynchronously. It doesn't matter if you're working in Italy or in America. You are using the same process and you can speak about the same process.""Process Manager is really helpful in building process maps. Creating them is really easy; the program is user-friendly.""In my opinion, the most valuable feature is the editor and its ease of use, and when people are looking at it, they can make comments about changes that need to be made.""The most valuable feature is probably the nature of it.""The benefit of this application is that I can immediately describe processes and form normative documents for these processes. For me, this is definitely a plus. Сurrently, I work in a company that is not involved in the structural alignment of business processes. They have huge gaps in this. Nothing is described and there are no norms. Therefore, the formation of regulatory documents, rules, and descriptions of processes, not only in graphic form, but also in documentary form is an absolute plus. I have not found this in other process programs."

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Cons
"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 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.""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 Risk and Compliance Management tool is rather complex and moreover, it needs to be customized if you want to use it.""Its governance tool and integration with ESB and execution engine can be improved. Their partner support can also be improved.""The solution is difficult and not very exciting to learn.""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.""Simulation is one area that is a bit complex."

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"There are a lot of challenges with Process Manager. For example, we wanted to create a process map from an Excel sheet, but Signavio doesn't have that capability. I have raised this issue with Signavio support, but it is one of the bottlenecks we are currently facing.""Typically, a business process management suite would cover the whole lifecycle, from discovery to optimization and operations. This is running on the process server and providing some kind of low-code environment for developing business solutions. I think the latter part is missing, where SAP Connector comes in. Specifically, the execution of processes is missing, where you would design forms to take orders. This is typically part of some development environment for the process server to run processes from out of the models.""If you start from scratch then I think this product would be ideal, but if you already have something then it may or may not suit you.""It could be more flexible from a customization point of view, where the user is able to display only whatever he needs.""There is room for improvement in the reporting function. At the moment, for example, while it is possible to report on how many users you had in the last month, you can't use it to tell you how many users you had from the first week to the second week. This is really a drawback because when you have an activity to promote Signavio or BPI, it would be good to be able to measure how many people you had in the system.""There is a need for more varied access packages. The access packages that I have used are not cheap enough. They also provide a complete set of tools that are not always used. Sometimes, you need more segregated things, e.g., Signavio includes functionality for a company that has not yet matured. Since there are no basic packages, the company must pay for a package that is not fully used. Typically, process management is started in a company of a certain maturity.""The user management functionality in Process Manager is not as user friendly as the one in the Collaboration Hub."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It depends on different parameters."
  • "The setup cost and pricing depend on the license (Modeler, Viewer, Administrator)."
  • "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."
  • "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."
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  • "This solution provides really great value for the money."
  • "We are only able to use the free academic licenses because we have a financial constraint. We are not able to pay for commercial licenses to use this kind of tool."
  • "Although Signavio is a feature-rich solution, it is expensive for companies who haven’t reached a certain maturity level in their process management initiatives."
  • "The customer Journey Modeler is more than twice the price of Process Manager, which is a lot."
  • "Comparatively, it is a bit costly when you look at similar tools with similar features."
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    Answers from the Community
    Jayant Arya
    it_user1238793 - PeerSpot reviewerit_user1238793 (Principal Business Process Architect at Met Office)
    Real User

    You can export all process model attributes (including custom attributes) to Excel. For example, we set a process maturity attribute against our processes and then extract it against process sponsors and owners.

    Selection and filtering are done in Excel, not in the reporting tool. There are quite a few standard reports as well. You can import data to the repository for use in process attributes (standard or custom) - we did this with our process roles. You could do it with any other layer of your business or technical architecture.

    You can create process links for both vertical drop-down and lateral links between processes which end users can navigate. Also, you can hide or show attributes and custom attributes for different user groups who browse the published architecture.

    I don't understand what is meant by "...create a custom report for push..." Perhaps you mean schedule reports for automatic dissemination? If so, no you can't do that. However, I'm aware that an API can be purchased that will likely allow you to do much more in the way of integration and automation but we don't have that.

    I hope this helps.

    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:As the name suggests, it is a process performance monitoring tool. It is used for discovering or finding the gap between what has been designed and what has been implemented. This is one of the checks… more »
    Top Answer:SAP Signavio Process Manager is a very robust industrial-grade business process modeling tool. It is easy to use and does not require too much technological involvement. This solution has a… more »
    Top Answer:Process Manager is really helpful in building process maps. Creating them is really easy; the program is user-friendly.
    Top Answer:Comparatively, it is a bit costly when you look at similar tools with similar features.
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    Also Known As
    ARIS, ARIS BPM
    Signavio Process Editor
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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.

    The Signavio portfolio of web-based business transformation solutions helps companies to understand and optimize all of their business processes quickly and at scale, providing instant insights for informed decision-making. Signavio’s intuitive analysis, change management and execution solutions around process excellence include use cases like digital transformation, operational excellence and customer-centricity, placing them at the heart of global organizations.

    Over 1 million users in more than 1,500 organizations worldwide rely on Signavio products to make processes part of their company’s DNA. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Signavio was founded in 2009 to address the need for a collaborative approach to process management.

    Signavio was acquired by SAP in the first quarter of 2021. For more information, visit www.signavio.com

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    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.
    DHL, Coca Cola EP, Prudential, Zalando, T-Systems, Jabil, Endress+Hauser, Rakuten
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    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Government9%
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    ARIS BPA is ranked 4th in Business Process Design with 15 reviews while SAP Signavio Process Manager is ranked 7th in Business Process Design with 7 reviews. ARIS BPA is rated 8.4, while SAP Signavio Process Manager is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of ARIS BPA writes "Departments can simply document their processes and flowcharts". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP Signavio Process Manager writes "Using the process repository, we can gather all our processes in one place". ARIS BPA is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, Camunda Platform, Visio, Bizagi and MEGA HOPEX, whereas SAP Signavio Process Manager is most compared with Celonis, Camunda Platform, Visio, Bizagi and ADONIS. See our ARIS BPA vs. SAP Signavio Process Manager report.

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