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Question: How easy is it to migrate process flow charts (modeled using tools like Visio) into Bizagi?
Answer: I found this link that might be of assistance https://help.bizagi.com/bpm-su... https://help.bizagi.com/proces... Hope these help
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"The approval process is simple.""The API is pretty straightforward.""Bizagi is really great for beginners because it's user-friendly and you can learn in it quickly, whereas other similar software are harder.""The most valuable feature is the organizational modeling capability.""Very user friendly and a professional solution.""The most valuable feature is that it is compatible with Visual Studio and .NET, and we can program it. Its speed is very good, and it is also stable and easy to deploy.""The user interface is pretty good.""With the appropriate governance framework, properly trained business analysts can be empowered to design and build business solutions themselves."

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"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.""Just the fact that a majority of the industry uses it, and you've got third-party templates that were created.""It is stable. I have never experienced any issues.""Great at illustrating advanced topics which helps my team understand what I'm trying to get across.""If you are a knowledgeable individual, the initial setup isn't too difficult.""The most valuable feature of this product is its versatility.""A lot of built-in templates are really phenomenal. They cut down the time when you're trying to get something out. They reduce the complexity that technical folks like to put into things that have to be given to technical folks.""Visio makes it easy to communicate your ideas from several areas of your imagination across several domains."

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"There could be more documentation.""The free version could be better. Some of the templates and all the functionalities aren't available in the free version. I've been trying to check some maps, for example, organizational maps or a model on organization hierarchy. Apparently, there seems to be no template. You have to create your own. I am not sure if there are templates, but I've not really seen any. I think that there's room for improvement.""Cloud support for their process mapping tool could be better. To map all your processes in any way and call your data, you need to download their on-premise setup or their desktop setup. Cloud support for process mapping is limited, and they should work on that.""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.""I would like to see a facility for building a simple CRUD application. In Bizagi, you can use database modeling, diagrams, forms, etc., but in some circumstances I need CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete) functionalities which are not there yet.""I don't know if it's a problem with my operating system or a Bizagi problem, but many times I see that when I try to connect different activities, they show up as not connected.""Its performance needs to be improved. The main thing is that it is limited, especially in terms of the response times. When the processes become a bit large, it is very awkward to work with the Bizagi modeler. When you have already modeled but start to rearrange, it is quite a bit of an effort to change the stuff. When you rearrange lanes or have new structures, it goes rather squiggly up and down and so on, which could be improved. The visual outputs of the DIREPs of the process models are pixelated and have a bad image quality. It is a PNG or JPEG, and you cannot export it as a PDF. When you have rather large processes, you should be able to arrange them hierarchically. Currently, it is not supported. If you use sub-processes and inflate a process, suddenly the arrangement is totally different, and although you know the process, you have to look where is it now. You need a good understanding of the levels of your processes before you start in Bizagi. It can have automatic support for optimal presentation. In BPM, you should have it from the top left to the bottom right. However, in most cases, people don't know how they should arrange it. Therefore, it would be nice to have a suggestion system for different arrangements to be able to better present the process.""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."

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"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.""The user interface could be simplified and easier to use.""Visio's scalability could be improved. I had a license through my school and it would have been great to be able to collaborate with more people.""The application could be lighter or it could be faster with documents.""The application grid seems to be unreliable which makes simple tasks complicated.""When you use a BPA solution you can open an end-to-end process in one window, go down, or go up between layers to different places. You should be able to see descriptions of the steps of the process.""The design and the look and feel, need to be improved.""The price could be better."

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  • "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 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."
  • "The licensing process is actually a breeze. Simply buy the license and download it from Microsoft, enter the license key in Visio to activate the software, and you're done."
  • "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."
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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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    It's my understanding that the initial setup is straightforward.
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    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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    It's not the easiest software to use. It's not user-friendly out-of-the-box.
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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.

    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
    adidas Group, GE Capital, Mars, Audi, Santander, Telefonica, BNP Paribas, Air France & many more - 500+ customer globally.
    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
    REVIEWERS
    Government16%
    Recruiting/Hr Firm10%
    Retailer10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm22%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Insurance Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business53%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise33%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise68%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise55%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Bizagi vs. Visio and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Bizagi is ranked 7th in Business Process Design with 27 reviews while Visio is ranked 4th in Business Process Design with 54 reviews. Bizagi is rated 7.8, while Visio is rated 7.8. 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 Visio writes "A stable and scalable solution for business-oriented presentations". Bizagi is most compared with Camunda Platform, Bonita, ARIS BPA, SAP Signavio Process Manager and Appian, whereas Visio is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, ARIS BPA, SAP Signavio Process Manager, IBM Blueworks Live and Visual Paradigm. See our Bizagi vs. Visio report.

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