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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.
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"One of the main advantages of this solution is that they have representation in the Open Group Forum, which means that any changes in ArchiMate are immediately implemented in BiZZdesign.""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.""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.""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 enterprise studio where the modelling happens is valuable.""It is very easy to use. I can just click on an application component and find out if we are using this particular component. This provides us flexibility."

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"The most valuable feature of the Visual Paradigm that I use is process modeling. Additionally, the solution has a complete set of features.""The initial setup is extremely straightforward.""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.""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.""The Visual Paradigm business process forms for designing we good. There was not a lot of configuration for the process diagram.""It is a scalable solution...The initial setup was straightforward.""Some of the most valuable features of this process modeling tool are process simulation and process animation.""Stable design software with multiple functions and features. It's simple to install and easy to use."

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"The users of BiZZdesign should be able to enter their data or make modeling changes via HoriZZon.""In HoriZZon, there are different matrices. In some of the cases, there is an option to aggregate them, but in other cases, we have not done this, e.g., to see the proper costs. For example, if I have 10 different matrices, then I need to create an aggregate view out of those 10 matrices somewhere. That is where we have been struggling a bit. We have a counterpart from the HoriZZon product team with whom we have bi-weekly discussions. We have suggested to him that this can be improved.""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.""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.""This tool is something of a beast - it takes a long time to learn, and it isn't possible for casual users and most architects. Unless a person spends 500 or 1,000 hours on the tool or does very concentrated sessions using all its functionalities, it's very difficult to master.""There could be simpler modelling."

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"I was looking to generate code from the diagrams, but it was not totally clear how to do it.""In terms of room for improvement in Visual Paradigm, I tried looking for one. I'm pleased with the tool, but it would be great if you could integrate Visual Paradigm with more tools. For example, when moving from Visual Paradigm to another tool, such as Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, the process could be improved a bit. Still, I wonder if it's not limited by the standards Visual Paradigm follows, such as XMI files. It could be connected to limitations related to the standards rather than a tool limitation. When you move projects from Visual Paradigm into Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect via XMI files, you lose all your notes from the elements, so this is an area for improvement in Visual Paradigm. TOGAF support is an additional feature I'd like to see in the next release of Visual Paradigm. I'd also like the tool to have ArchiMate support. If both TOGAF and ArchiMate could be supported in Visual Paradigm and made part of a lower level of licensing or cheaper licensing models, that would be best for me.""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.""More flexibility when choosing the type of diagram would be nice.""Visual Paradigm can improve by having better process mining tools and model integration.""The solution can improve by updating the user interface, and graphics.""Visual Paradigm could improve many aspects. The performance could be better because it can be low. When we have large and complicated models, it has a low speed and many bugs. Sometimes the solution stops and you have to restart Microsoft Windows on your PC. The larger database modeling cannot be done properly, I have to use another solution called SAP PowerDesigner.""Visual Paradigm is heavier and has more complexity than one of its competitors, e.g. Lucidchart. It could have been better if it was more simplified."

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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."
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  • "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."
  • "Compared to other solutions such as IBM Rational which is expensive, This solution is priced low."
  • "This is an open-sourced solution, it is free to use."
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    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer:The users of BiZZdesign should be able to enter their data or make modeling changes via HoriZZon.
    Top Answer:We use this solution to publish our customers' enterprise models.
    Top Answer:It is a scalable solution...The initial setup was straightforward.
    Top Answer:The user interface is not easy to navigate, so it should be made easier. There is always room for improvement. The pricing could be a bit cheaper, and more automation and updates should be introduced.
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    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.
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    Sample Customers
    T-Mobile, Shell, HSBC, Erasmus University, VIVAT Insurance
    Adobe, Apple, at&t, Caterpillar, Intel, NASA, Nokia, Toyota
    Top Industries
    Educational Organization24%
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Insurance Company5%
    Computer Software Company36%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm9%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Educational Organization9%
    Company Size
    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise50%
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise54%
    Small Business63%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise26%
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Buyer's Guide
    BiZZdesign HoriZZon vs. Visual Paradigm
    May 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about BiZZdesign HoriZZon vs. Visual Paradigm and other solutions. Updated: May 2023.
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    BiZZdesign HoriZZon is ranked 10th in Business Process Design with 6 reviews while Visual Paradigm is ranked 9th in Business Process Design with 10 reviews. BiZZdesign HoriZZon is rated 7.6, while Visual Paradigm is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of BiZZdesign HoriZZon writes "Helps us decide where we should invest in our IT portfolio, and will help us with mitigating risk in our landscape". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Visual Paradigm writes "Complete feature sets, plenty of models, and useful document engine". BiZZdesign HoriZZon is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, LeanIX, ARIS BPA, Visio and ADOIT, whereas Visual Paradigm is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, Visio, Lucidchart, No Magic MagicDraw and MEGA HOPEX. See our BiZZdesign HoriZZon vs. Visual Paradigm report.

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