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"While this is a new product it has a mature feel from being built by a company with many years in the business.""This is low-cost and very user friendly. A variety of models are available depending on the needs of the customer."

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"I like Sparx's BPM features and the way it lets you create the diagram.""Features good reporting facilities coupled with a concrete database.""This is a useful tool for IT people who need to design their solution architecture.""It is a useful tool for modeling and testing automated processes.""It is an EA tool that is approved by Open Group. It is in the tool register of Open Group.""It is a very flexible product. It can do a lot. It is also a reliable product.""It's easy to search within the solution.""Its traversability is most valuable. I can use ArchiMate, and I can create a UML model. ArchiMate is for logical enterprise architecture, UML is for software engineering, and BPMN is for business processes. I can build it to have multiple models, and they are also traversable, which is not something that every tool allows. If there is a huge organization, you can segment it and have separate models for business technology or internal resource management system. You don't need to keep them in one model, and you can decide to segregate them."

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"There's an issue with the current manual that they're working on.""As the product is very new, some minor features are still missing, but everything is there to handle day-to-day process modeling."

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"The UI is a little bit outdated. It should be more fresh and clean.""When many users are accessing the system at the same time, Sparx slows down. It can't easily support a large team.""When collaborating with other people, it needs to be more user-friendly.""From a practical point of view, we need speed and reliability for creating a model and doing some really meaningful tasks such as application landscape, refactoring, etc. These are two primary criteria. Sometimes, when you import something, it creates the object duplicates, or it allows you to do something that you're not supposed to do. For example, validation is missing. This could be frustrating because when you work at a high speed, you need to come back and start fixing things that the tool allowed you to go with, which is not quite good. So, there should probably be some internal mechanisms to advise you about what you're doing and what is probably not the best idea.""Their technical support is not good in India. I wrote to them because I had a question, but I never got an answer. So, I just left it behind.""Not visually appealing.""This solution is quite complex to use. It would be nice if the learning curve wasn't so steep.""Even if there are web-based tools in the Enterprise Architecture tool ecosystem (like Prolaborate), the main modeling application is still a fat client application."

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  • "Pricing will differ between enterprises based on needs such as customization, but the company uses a standardized algorithm for determining this."
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  • "The licensing is not as expensive as some of the other data modeling tools such as Erwin."
  • "Its price is very good for the value that you get with it."
  • "They have the price on their site for the enterprise version, and we do receive a small discount."
  • "The licence has a costly upfront fee which gets you access. You have to pay an annual maintenance fee, which is less."
  • "It is cheaper than other solutions. Its cost is around $686 per year. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees."
  • "We have an annual license, and it's very affordable."
  • "I think our license costs roughly $1,000 a year, but I could be wrong."
  • "There is a license for this solution. When comparing this solution to others it is priced well."
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    The license I use is on-premise. We haven't gone to the cloud where we have to pay monthly or something like that. Sparx is cheaper than most similar tools.
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    I have found the solution is lacking options. The general usability needs improvement and more compliance to CML definitions.
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    BIC Cloud BPM, BIC Platform
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    Overview

    BIC Platform delivers all-encompassing business process management. The software covers the complete lifecycle of BPM and supports strategy, design, implementation, execution and controlling of business processes.

    BIC Platform has a modular setup which allows individual adjustments. Typical deployment scenarios of BIC Platform are SAP introduction, governance, risk or compliance management, quality management or the structure of process management systems. 

    Thanks to its intuitive design, users quickly start with process modeling and manage the full process cycle up to the optimization. Comprehensive features of the software are document management, governance, review and release workflows.

    Available BIC Platform modules are Design, Governance, Portal, Monitor, Workflow and GRC. The software can be operated either as a Public Cloud, Private Cloud or On Premises. Offline modelling is possible with the web-based option.

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    Sparx Enterprise Architect is a platform that accelerates and integrates software, business and systems development. Twice winner of Jolt and multiple SD Times Awards with an installed base of 580,000 + licenses, supported by 230 partners in 160 countries. From requirements to implementation and beyond, Sparx Systems' Enterprise Architect is a fully featured tool suite that lets you model, design, simulate, prototype, build, test, manage and trace from vision to solution.

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    BIC Platform is ranked 17th in Business Process Design with 2 reviews while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is ranked 3rd in Business Process Design with 35 reviews. BIC Platform is rated 8.6, while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of BIC Platform writes "Software client for modelling and web portal are both directly accessible through one interface". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect writes "Great pricing with an easy initial setup and a comprehensive toolkit". BIC Platform is most compared with ARIS BPA, SAP Signavio Process Manager, Visio, Camunda Platform and ADONIS, whereas Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is most compared with Visual Paradigm, No Magic MagicDraw, Visio, ARIS BPA and IBM Rational System Architect. See our BIC Platform vs. Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect report.

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