2019-05-16T06:50:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering ARIS Cloud?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering ARIS Cloud, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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EL
SC Business Process Owner at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-03-09T08:07:00Z
Mar 9, 2020

I would rate Aris Cloud at a nine out of ten.

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JH
Owner at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
Real User
2020-02-02T10:42:00Z
Feb 2, 2020

It works pretty well but there are also some pieces that need adjustment, maybe it's a little too structured. So you have to learn lots of things, We'd wanted to test S2 models in the business process notation. But you need lots of experience to get into it, and ARIS has proven that it works also in complex circumstances. I might be in favor of some tools which are not really as good as I think, and there might be other tools which are very bad, and I really like them. For now, I simply haven't had experience in the other, smaller tools. I would rate it an eight out of ten.

Badr-Chergui - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager Enterprise Architect - Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers
Real User
2019-10-06T16:38:00Z
Oct 6, 2019

This product offers a smart, digitally-oriented solution that is needed by many large companies in the world. It allows access off-premises, helping companies to migrate to the cloud. It seems that ARIS is committed to addressing the future needs of its customers. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Libor Černý - PeerSpot reviewer
Process manager at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2019-09-29T07:27:00Z
Sep 29, 2019

From my perspective, the cloud aspect of this solution is only a way to store data. It doesn't matter if the application is in the cloud or on-premises on my computer. I think that if you use the solution on the cloud, then it takes over your entire life. It mixes with your personal time. The deployment model does not matter to me. I see the forms, and what happens behind these forms doesn't matter. This is the best BPM tool that I have ever worked with. If somebody wants to learn how to use this program then they have two choices. The first is to learn in school and use the free student version. The second is if you are an employee of a big company and they have ARIS, then you can spend time learning it. If, however, you want to learn it for your own interest then you have no opportunity. You can pay for it, but it is expensive. Ten years ago, I was in a situation where I wanted to learn it, but I had no opportunity to do so. That caused me to lose interest. Later, when my company bought it, I learned how to use it. From my point of view, ARIS is the best. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

it_user793557 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Manager Advisory Services at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
Real User
2019-07-31T05:52:00Z
Jul 31, 2019

Don't be fooled by the potential, take it slow and step by step. It's a long journey, to be honest, to adopt a BPM engine. Involve your IT team, don't look at it from only a business design because the tool itself is meaningless unless you combine it with web method. Skew the design and make sure that the business elements that you're designing have actual merit in your back-end legacy; or that you can actually create a certain form to fill whatever gap you need to be filled. Otherwise, it's just a fancy way to design what you can change that into. If you are buying ARIS only to map your processes, you're better off with Visio. I know it's more labor-intensive, but don't make that investment. Every vendor comes with a unique feature. For example, Pega is very powerful when it comes to execution. It helps you come up with the structure of your architecture easier than ARIS does. They have a unique approach to their platform. One platform covers the design and execution. Discard the brand name because the only feature that ARIS has that other tools don't is the process architecture itself, the design elements. However, in terms of the execution, you cannot do anything with ARIS. It doesn't add value. I would rate it a nine out of ten.

Directordd0f - PeerSpot reviewer
BPM consultant at Symbioworld
Vendor
2019-07-16T05:40:00Z
Jul 16, 2019

The majority of the time I've been using a hosted version and not the Cloud version, the Connect one. I've used the Connect one as well. Architecturally they're the same. They still have groups or folders. You still have a screen which is white when you start open and you have to put things on the screen. It's pretty much the same logic except that it's now cloud-based. It's slightly easier, and you can collaborate. I would rate this solution a seven out of 10.

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AK
Senior Manager at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-05-16T06:50:00Z
May 16, 2019

This product works for us right now. If at some point it doesn't work then we'll end up changing it. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

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I began using ARIS five years ago. I started with version 7, then upgraded to version 9, and for the past six months, I have been using the cloud version. This solution helps me to address various needs in my daily work. The majority of the time it helps me answer questions about business architecture by designing business process activities. Also, it answers questions related to the functional level of our software architecture. I have been using a private-cloud deployment.
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Nov 18, 2021
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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Libor Černý - PeerSpot reviewer
Process manager at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Sep 29, 2019
There is a student version of this solution that can be used for free. There is also a trial version that can be used free for thirty days.
JH
Owner at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
Feb 2, 2020
We've always gone for a higher level in price brackets, but actually I think if it really works and you can achieve a more uniform process and become a little bit more flexible, then I think the price is not really an issue. You need to prove that the return on investment is very high, and then the price isn't the deciding factor. It depends on who you talk to, accountants, for example, need to calculate the return. The pricing issue always comes up. If you can prove a good return on investment, then sometimes it's really so high that the price doesn't matter. At the end of the day, if it's a good tool, people will stick with it. There are several tools that you can use very easily at the beginning, and later on, you find out they're lacking here or there, and in the end, it doesn't work well because of the environment or requirements that may be too complex for the tool. You might then choose a different solution, but I think in ARIS's case, that is not the issue.
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