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We performed a comparison between BiZZdesign HoriZZon 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 BiZZdesign HoriZZon vs. Visual Paradigm Report (Updated: May 2024).
771,346 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The most valuable features are the application, portfolio, data, architectures, and modeling things.""Among the valuable features is the ability to document standards. For example, we have mandatory operating standards that need to be followed by every application and every architecture. We use things like table charts and pie charts for documenting the costs incurred across the systems. All of these are good features.""I like the flexibility of the modeling part for standards like ArchiMate and, at the same time, BPMN. It allows us to connect elements from different areas and to have a single repository and a single source of truth. It gives us one place to do analysis throughout the organization.""The most valuable feature is that it allows you to work with different methods, using the same tool.""The initial setup of this solution was very straightforward.""This is one of the best tools, especially because of its collaborative nature. Anyone using it can access previous projects and related data. It's definitely a strong collaborative tool.""The most valuable features of BiZZdesign HoriZZon, from my experience, include its out-of-the-box connectors, such as integration with ServiceNow, Excel, and SQL databases, making data repository management more efficient.""BiZZdesign HoriZZon is scalable, and I'd give it an eight out of ten for scalability. Our customers are enterprise level companies, but the solution is suitable for small and mid-sized companies as well."

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"What I like best about Visual Paradigm is its simple GUI, especially since I'm a new user. In my two years of experience with this tool, I didn't find it complex because I was able to learn how to use it via YouTube videos. Visual Paradigm is enough for me. I also find the bridging feature in the tool valuable.""Some of the most valuable features of this process modeling tool are process simulation and process animation.""The solution is very user-friendly. It's easy to just open it and start working.""The initial setup is extremely straightforward.""I like the fact that this solution is complete.""I like the structure. I can see the diagrams and everything I created.""What I found most valuable in Visual Paradigm is diagramming. I had a great user experience as diagramming in the tool is easy and convenient, even for complex diagrams or models. Visual Paradigm is the perfect tool for me, and I prefer it over Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect. Visual Paradigm is better for collaboration if you consider, for example, versioning, so this is another valuable tool feature that's simple and embedded in the solution. In Visual Paradigm, it's also easy to set up the project with team members and collaborate, and it's also a pro of the tool.""It is easy and intuitive to use, not excessively rigid, and quite flexible."

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Cons
"I have seen table charts where, if the chart is a little too big, it does not fit in HoriZZon and it is not at all visible... There have been several times where we could not publish a chart properly and we had to break the chart into small tables and create multiple artifacts, creating a complete mess. This should be seriously taken up by BiZZdesign because there is a lot of scope for improvement in terms of usability. It's not at all good, unfortunately.""Integration definitely needs improvement. There are some restrictions. We've seen that it doesn't integrate with everything we might expect.""Scalability is a bit of a problem for BiZZdesign. There is always a possibility it will failover.""It lacks capabilities with regard to infrastructure modeling.""The users of BiZZdesign should be able to enter their data or make modeling changes via HoriZZon.""It should be more open to integrating with other existing tools. Although there has been progress in the past.""There is room for improvement in making it more seamless between the modeling and the analysis pieces. Sometimes you have to do some work in the backend to ensure that the HoriZZon portal really gets all of the information the way you want it. They are working on the seamlessness between what they call Enterprise Studio and HoriZZon.""The repository of duplicate objects is bad."

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"From time to time, we experience some troubles when we work as teams.""The user interface is not easy to navigate, so it should be made easier.""Visual Paradigm can improve by having better process mining tools and model integration.""I would like to see something for visualizing innovation work maps.""Visual Paradigm is much better now. But each project has its own challenges, which is why I'm exploring different tools for my new projects. For instance, designing reports can be tough, especially with the costly intervention of professional services from vendors.""The solution could be more compatible with other products in the future.""For me, what needs improvement in Visual Paradigm is the limited features included in the $99 license, which is the cheapest option. If more features could be included in the cheapest licensing package, Visual Paradigm would be better, especially for businesses that have a limited budget for buying software.""Takes up a lot of resources."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "[The] Orbus... pricing model was based on every single functionality having a price. The pricing was comparable but if we wanted to scale, it would have ended up being a lot more expensive. BiZZdesign gave us one price with all of the functionality, and we could scale as much as we needed."
  • "I haven't found any issues with the scalability and licensing parts that are access-related."
  • "First and foremost within the scope of improvement for the solution would be the cost. It's very costly..."
  • "The pricing model is slightly on the high side and could be more competitive for long-term partnerships."
  • "The price is reasonable."
  • "In terms of this particular product usage, my clients currently only use per-user licenses."
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  • "Over the years I've seen an increase in price, and it makes it difficult for a single person company, like me, to decide whether to extend the license."
  • "You can use Paradigm on a subscription basis and you can choose from different tiers of subscription."
  • "You can move between the tiers from month to month so you are not restricted to one pricing model."
  • "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."
  • "Visual Paradigm costs $99 per license. I chose the cheapest option from the pricing list."
  • "Pricing for Visual Paradigm is a four out of five for me. I'm happy with its pricing."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:This is one of the best tools, especially because of its collaborative nature. Anyone using it can access previous projects and related data. It's definitely a strong collaborative tool.
    Top Answer:Integration definitely needs improvement. There are some restrictions. We've seen that it doesn't integrate with everything we might expect. Out of ten products we want to integrate, maybe five or six… more »
    Top Answer:Our clients deal directly with BiZZdesign. They use it, but what we do is we have some experts who have hands-on experience, and we use that knowledge to implement solutions for them. We don't use any… more »
    Top Answer:The solution is the best application for data modeling. It helps to architect business processes. Its best features are pricing and functionality.
    Top Answer:Visual Paradigm's initial deployment was difficult since we did it for the first time. It is challenging to learn to use the product.
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    Overview

    Make smarter decisions and optimize outcomes by unifying all your strategy, capabilities, operating models and change portfolios in a single platform.

    With all the data about your business in one place you can see the big picture and make properly informed strategic decisions to drive growth. Bizzdesign Horizzon brings together strategy, IT architecture, operating models, data, capabilities, change portfolios and ideas into a single, intuitive collaborative business design platform. Real-time visibility of key metrics and trends allows you to take action more quickly. Accelerating the speed and accuracy of your operations now – and into the future.

    Core Platform Capabilities:

    • Multi-discipline collaboration
    • Data Integration
    • Advanced analytics
    • Models and Roadmaps
    • Governance & Security
    • Business Insight Graph
    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.
    Sample Customers
    T-Mobile, Shell, HSBC, Erasmus University, VIVAT Insurance
    Adobe, Apple, at&t, Caterpillar, Intel, NASA, Nokia, Toyota
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Educational Organization32%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Computer Software Company7%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company33%
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm7%
    Government7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company11%
    Educational Organization10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    University10%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise47%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise38%
    Large Enterprise50%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business60%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise24%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Buyer's Guide
    BiZZdesign HoriZZon vs. Visual Paradigm
    May 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about BiZZdesign HoriZZon vs. Visual Paradigm and other solutions. Updated: May 2024.
    771,346 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    BiZZdesign HoriZZon is ranked 14th in Business Process Design with 15 reviews while Visual Paradigm is ranked 7th in Business Process Design with 25 reviews. BiZZdesign HoriZZon is rated 7.4, while Visual Paradigm is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of BiZZdesign HoriZZon writes "Easy to read, use, and get started with". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Visual Paradigm writes "Very flexible and easy to use with a good pricing model". BiZZdesign HoriZZon is most compared with ARIS BPA, LeanIX, Visio, SAP Signavio Process Manager and ADOIT, whereas Visual Paradigm is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, Visio, Lucidchart, Bizagi and MEGA HOPEX. See our BiZZdesign HoriZZon vs. Visual Paradigm report.

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