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"Very, very stable.""Great mapping feature that's easy to use.""The amount of control that this solution provides is great.""What I find most valuable is the flexibility, I find it very easy to use and very flexible for my purpose. I can use it without any particular problem, and it's very intuitive and easy to understand.""I like the ease of use and the fact that you can download and use their free version, which is unlimited. However, while it's unlimited use, some features aren't available.""The most valuable feature is the organizational modeling capability.""Bizagi is flexible. I can share things with other consultants because it is the most commonly used software in my community. It has been a great and good resource for us in making sure that we adhere to the process.""It is easy to use and easy to learn. It is also fully compatible with BPMN virtual tool. Bizagi is very fast in responding to and fixing the issues."

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"The product offers very good support for all mainstream modeling notations and architectural frameworks.""It is an EA tool that is approved by Open Group. It is in the tool register of Open Group.""It is a useful tool for modeling and testing automated processes.""Ability to keep inventory of reusable blocks, and use in different diagrams with views of various templates.""It's easy to search within the solution.""Scalability is not a problem. You can always increase the footprint of what the thing can do because it's so powerful.""A feature I like most about Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is its ease of use.""It's a stable and scalable solution. I like that it's similar to Rational Rose."

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"The open source version lacks the option to publish.""Can be difficult for new users.""The solution needs to make it easier to use RPA products on it. They may need an RPA specific interface. It would be better than having to make an RPA tool to use for viewing. Most of our work is about making RPA tools with the Bizagi, not using Bizagi itself.""Its price can be improved. The price is high for the application as well as for maintaining and developing applications. When you develop, for example, a BPM, you need to pay a lot for Bizagi.""Bizagi doesn't have integrations with other solutions, such as ERP systems. In the industry and your company, you have a lot of systems with which you need to integrate, but Bizagi doesn't have such integrations, which makes it very difficult. Its scalability can also be improved. It is good for a startup, but when you need something more complex, it is not good.""The product used to have a simulation feature, which I had used quite often. However, it's since been discontinued. It might have originally been a paid feature. It would be nice if they could bring it back and offer it for free.""When you start working with information modeling, et cetera, here is no really good solution for the data modeling and information modeling.""I would like to see the automation process included in the next release."

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"This solution has some limitations from a business perspective.""When collaborating with other people, it needs to be more user-friendly.""It could be more user-friendly. The tools could be more simple to use. It's a very complex solution. Because I am a business analyst, I use these tools to manage requirements, and I make models in UML, BPMN, and ArchiMate, and it's complex. In the next release, I would like to see more integrations.""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.""The solution needs to offer better support for the mobile-based system. Right now, it's not working.""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.""Its usability needs to be improved. For non-technical users, it is a little difficult to understand how Enterprise Architect works. Users who are not engineers find it difficult to understand how this tool works. This is something they need to work on. They can develop a BPM model to simulate processes.""The Business Process Modeling or BPM feature can be improved to make it more interactive and user friendly because it is a tool for technical people. My current use is only for business process modeling notation and putting in the icons etc. You need to take them in as a class, which makes things very complex. Because of this complexity, it is not an easy-to-handle solution. Enterprise Architect is not very good for mockups. We cannot create user screens and other similar kinds of stuff, which is bad. For these things, we prefer to use Axure RP and other similar solutions. They should either remove this feature from this product or provide some kind of connectivity with Axure RP so that people can do better mockups of screens and import them. They need to augment and strengthen the BPM feature, which is the main feature. They need to put in some elements like artificial intelligence and augmented reality. They should look into such features because these things are coming up."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "This solution would be expensive for a company that has a lot of users."
  • "The Bizagi modeler can be downloaded free of charge."
  • "We have no issues with the pricing."
  • "It is only necessary to pay for licenses when ready to deploy applications to production."
  • "It has a very high price. Many clients complain about the price for maintaining the application on Bizagi."
  • "Make sure that your requirements are explicitly defined from the outset. This will help you choose the right setup and licensing for your needs."
  • "It is expensive."
  • "It is not expensive."
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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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    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 »
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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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    Overview

    Bizagi is a global leader in digital process automation software. The Digital Business Platform from Bizagi delivers rapid process automation across the enterprise. The platform wraps around existing IT systems, giving organizations the immediate business agility and process orchestration required to compete in the digital economy. We help ignite the digital transformation programs of more than 500 enterprise customers across 50 countries across the globe, assisted by an international network of partners and a global community of over 500,000 process pioneers.

    Bizagi has successfully delivered some of the most demanding process automation and digital transformation projects in the world, working with global brands like GE, adidas, Mars and Audi, among many others. Bizagi offers an incredibly robust and proven solution, capable of integrating seamlessly with existing enterprise assets and systems, including SAP and SharePoint.

    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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    adidas Group, GE Capital, Mars, Audi, Santander, Telefonica, BNP Paribas, Air France & many more - 500+ customer globally.
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    Government16%
    Retailer10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Recruiting/Hr Firm10%
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    Comms Service Provider26%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Government17%
    Financial Services Firm11%
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    Manufacturing Company9%
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    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise33%
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    Midsize Enterprise9%
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    Small Business11%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise71%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Bizagi vs. Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    564,643 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Bizagi is ranked 7th in Business Process Design with 27 reviews while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is ranked 3rd in Business Process Design with 35 reviews. Bizagi is rated 7.8, while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Bizagi writes "Great user interface, offers a free version, and has pretty good technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect writes "Great pricing with an easy initial setup and a comprehensive toolkit". Bizagi is most compared with Camunda Platform, Visio, Bonita, ARIS BPA and Lucidchart, whereas Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is most compared with Visual Paradigm, No Magic MagicDraw, Visio, ARIS BPA and BiZZdesign HoriZZon. See our Bizagi vs. Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect report.

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