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Business Process Design
July 2022
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"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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"This is a very straightforward product and I don't think that anything needs to be simplified.""A good designation feature.""It's a very meat and potatoes type of product and isn't overly designed. It's very easy to find your way through the solution, as it's not too complicated.""The solution makes it very easy to make exciting pictures and designs. Everything is very intuitive and simple to figure out.""Very interactive with an intuitive interface.""Great at illustrating advanced topics which helps my team understand what I'm trying to get across.""It is stable. I have never experienced any issues.""Visio has allowed us to create good diagrams for our technical employees to consume. The solution provides templates, is straightforward, and has tools for the easy creation of diagrams."

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"There's an issue with the current manual that they're working on."

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"The big downside to Visio is that it's very difficult to push the design through to Power Automate, to become a workflow that you can use.""I would like to see the project planning element improved, although it won't happen because Microsoft deliberately made it worse.""The solution should be included in Microsoft Office 365. For some reason, it's not. It should be bundled in with everything else.""Its integration with other vendors can be better and support for other formats. For example, when we import a JPEG, we cannot customize it. Similarly, we can't utilize the BPML kind of diagrams.""One thing that I always felt was missing was the ability to integrate with other Microsoft products, particularly with things like SharePoint or other Excel Office tools. It may be available, but it is not as good as it could be.""I would like to see better integration with external data sources.""Visio could be improved by adding more features. If you look at, they have more features. Also, if you want to design something for the cloud, Microsoft Azure still isn't enabled, so you need to install the plugin. This prototype is easily available, though.""It is not flexible in terms of functions and modeling deliverables. When you speak of processes, the program has to describe the activities and the deliverables. You have to tell your robots how to deal with and input something, and you should have something more flexible from this point of view."

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  • "The price is reasonable for individual use but for an organization, the costs is high."
  • "Our license for Visio is including with the Office 365 subscription."
  • "Visio is about a $180 dollars to purchase. It is a one-time licensing fee."
  • "The yearly cost is approximately $400 CAD ($300 USD)."
  • "There are some cheaper as well as free solutions."
  • "I don't have any issue with the pricing. It has a subscription-based model, and the subscription is done on a yearly basis. Of course, we need internal approvals in place."
  • "It's cheaper than other solutions."
  • "I haven't looked at the prices lately. We have an older copy, and it was a couple of hundred dollars for this software. That's a huge expense."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:This is low-cost and very user friendly. A variety of models are available depending on the needs of the customer.
    Top Answer:We have a kind of a custom license package. For most users, there is a demo version or trial version which you can acquire that has a specific amount of licenses available. I think you can just get… more »
    Top Answer:I know they'll be looking into this in the new version but one thing they could improve is the manual. There's a process you follow with the modeling process diagram where you proceed step by step… more »
    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:It's my understanding that the initial setup is straightforward.
    Top Answer:We have an enterprise license. We renew it on a yearly basis. We don't pay any extra fees and we partner with the Gartner group to help us when we have to renegotiate.
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    Also Known As
    BIC Cloud BPM, BIC Platform
    Microsoft Visio
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    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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    Microsoft Visio is an advanced diagramming solution that helps IT professionals simplify, connect, and share information. Visio provides tools and resources for interpreting, acting upon, updating, and sharing complex information about IT processes, infrastructure, and applications - effectively and efficiently.
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    Sample Customers
    Daimler AG Siemens AG RWE Bundesministerium des Innern Uniklinikum Köln Vattenfall Ziemann Dermapharm AG Postbank LBBW EDEKA
    Thomas College, Hamburg Port Authority, Portigon AG, Conseil G_n_ral du d_partement des Hautes-Alpes, AAA Auto a. s., Commonwealth Financial Network, ICA, Abu Dhabi National Energy Company
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Financial Services Firm24%
    Insurance Company11%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Company Size
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise52%
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise69%
    Buyer's Guide
    Business Process Design
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Camunda, Sparx Systems, Microsoft and others in Business Process Design. Updated: July 2022.
    620,068 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    BIC Platform is ranked 20th in Business Process Design with 1 review while Visio is ranked 3rd in Business Process Design with 58 reviews. BIC Platform is rated 9.0, while Visio is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of BIC Platform writes "A variety of models offered to suit varying needs; user friendly and low cost with great support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Visio writes "A stable and scalable solution for business-oriented presentations". BIC Platform is most compared with ARIS BPA, SAP Signavio Process Manager, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, Camunda Platform and ADONIS, whereas Visio is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, Bizagi, IBM Blueworks Live, Lucidchart and SAP Signavio Process Manager.

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