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We performed a comparison between ARIS BPA and Visual Paradigm 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. Visual Paradigm report (Updated: September 2022).
635,162 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"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.""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.""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.""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.""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.""In general, the users really like it and they can get started using it very easily."

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"I like the structure. I can see the diagrams and everything I created.""The Visual Paradigm business process forms for designing we good. There was not a lot of configuration for the process diagram.""Stable design software with multiple functions and features. It's simple to install and easy to use.""Some of the most valuable features of this process modeling tool are process simulation and process animation.""The most valuable feature of the Visual Paradigm that I use is process modeling. Additionally, the solution has a complete set of features.""I love Visual Paradigm because it has many different types of diagrams. For any field of engineering, we can find a diagram."

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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.""There should be a more intuitive tool when creating reports.""Simulation is one area that is a bit complex.""The Risk and Compliance Management tool is rather complex and moreover, it needs to be customized if you want to use it.""The model graphics can be exported in PDF, but the model is too small to read.""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.""There are reports available in ARIS and you can modify them a bit if you want something more specific, but it's not that easy to adjust them and make modifications. It would be nice to have some kind of tool to do that, something that is more user-friendly for people who are not too technical, so that they could create reports the way they want them.""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."

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"Visual Paradigm could improve many aspects. The performance could be better because it can be low. When we have large and complicated models, it has a low speed and many bugs. Sometimes the solution stops and you have to restart Microsoft Windows on your PC. The larger database modeling cannot be done properly, I have to use another solution called SAP PowerDesigner.""From time to time, we experience some troubles when we work as teams.""I was looking to generate code from the diagrams, but it was not totally clear how to do it.""More flexibility when choosing the type of diagram would be nice.""It's still early for me to comment since I've only been using it for two months, but the responsiveness when diagramming needs to be improved.""Visual Paradigm is heavier and has more complexity than one of its competitors, e.g. Lucidchart. It could have been better if it was more simplified."

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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 pricing of Visual Paradigm is very appropriate and affordable. There are no hidden costs involved."
  • "This product is fairly cheap, but if you want more complex features, e.g. integration with other products, it does require an additional cost."
  • "Visual Paradigm has two models available. One of them is the educational edition, and another is the business edition. For my personal usage, I use the educational version mostly. In a project, my customers have to purchase a license."
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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.
    Top Answer:I love Visual Paradigm because it has many different types of diagrams. For any field of engineering, we can find a diagram.
    Top Answer:You can use Paradigm on a subscription basis and you can choose from different tiers of subscription. If you do not use the product much, you can only pay as little as $6 US a month. If you want to… more »
    Top Answer:From time to time, we experience some troubles when we work as teams. When two users work on the same diagram, it can be difficult. Changes appear in the diagrams which can be difficult to resolve. In… more »
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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.

    Visual Paradigm is a UML tool. The tool is designed for a wide range of users including software engineers, system analysts, business analysts and system architects, or for anyone who is interested in reliably building large-scale software systems using an object-oriented approach. In addition, Visual Paradigm supports the latest standards of UML notation.
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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.
    Adobe, Apple, at&t, Caterpillar, Intel, NASA, Nokia, Toyota
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm35%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Retailer8%
    Insurance Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Government9%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company33%
    Financial Services Firm22%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm11%
    Government11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Government9%
    Educational Organization8%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business37%
    Midsize Enterprise6%
    Large Enterprise57%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise72%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business63%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise25%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Buyer's Guide
    ARIS BPA vs. Visual Paradigm
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about ARIS BPA vs. Visual Paradigm and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    635,162 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    ARIS BPA is ranked 4th in Business Process Design with 17 reviews while Visual Paradigm is ranked 8th in Business Process Design with 6 reviews. ARIS BPA is rated 8.2, while Visual Paradigm is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of ARIS BPA writes "Departments can simply document their processes and flowcharts". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Visual Paradigm writes "Complete feature sets, plenty of models, and useful document engine". ARIS BPA is most compared with SAP Signavio Process Manager, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, Camunda Platform, Visio and IBM BPM, whereas Visual Paradigm is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, Visio, Lucidchart, No Magic MagicDraw and Bizagi. See our ARIS BPA vs. Visual Paradigm report.

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