2019-06-19T06:23:00Z
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 IBM Blueworks Live?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering IBM Blueworks Live, what would you say?

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

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Katriina Sievanen - PeerSpot reviewer
Communication Specialist at UPM-Kymmene Oyj
Real User
Top 10
2022-09-12T13:21:00Z
Sep 12, 2022

I rate the solution a seven out of ten. We use the solution mainly for the process flow chart. If you are looking for a process management portal or something similar that is a wider solution I suggest researching additional solutions.

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Oussema Wazzeni - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager Financial Sector | Operational Excellence, RPA & AI at Ernst & Young
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2022-04-27T08:19:02Z
Apr 27, 2022

I rate IBM Blueworks Live an eight out of ten.

ThongHuynh - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Technical Analyst at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
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2021-07-14T09:56:04Z
Jul 14, 2021

I would recommend this solution. It is pretty good. I am pretty happy with it. I would rate IBM Blueworks Live a nine out of 10.

BM
Director of Professional Services at a aerospace/defense firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
2021-06-21T16:31:39Z
Jun 21, 2021

Mostly because of the usability, user management and space controls, I rate this solution a nine out of 10.

AM
Global Business Process Management Leader at Ernst & Young
Real User
2020-01-09T06:15:00Z
Jan 9, 2020

It's on the cloud so it automatically gets upgraded to the latest version. My advice to others always ask questions, which is what I always tell my clients. You should be very observant, especially of why you are looking for processing. If your requirements are completely different from what the tool has to offer, then it will not be a good match and you will be setting up a recipe for a disaster. Look into IBM Blueworks. It is an active light tool and is it a proper architecture tool, which can do a lot of analysis. If you are looking for such a tool then this product is for you. It is cost-effective compared to any tool on the market. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

it_user1238793 - PeerSpot reviewer
Principal Business Process Architect at Met Office
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2019-12-17T14:51:00Z
Dec 17, 2019

Unless you really want a simple solution for process discovery only and value simplicity over the ability to exploit more functionality, I see Signavio as a much better option. Of course, IBM may develop Blueworks.

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Katriina Sievanen - PeerSpot reviewer
Communication Specialist at UPM-Kymmene Oyj
Real User
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2019-11-27T05:42:00Z
Nov 27, 2019

We use the cloud deployment model with IBM as the provider. If you are planning to use the tool wisely, it's a good idea to name conventions, terminology, and structures around doing so right at the beginning. Considering how you will use the tool will help ensure it won't get too messy. During the discovery phase, it's a good idea to create discovery tables. It will help keep you organized. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten.

MV
Process Architecture and Business Improvement at BT
Real User
2019-11-18T07:22:00Z
Nov 18, 2019

We use the on-premises deployment model. I'd advise users that they need to look at how relevant the discovery process is, and how quickly you can maintain it or its life cycle as things change. They should also note how it interfaces with other platforms that are integrated into their automation robotics. It's important users know what they are doing and what problems the solution will solve for them. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten. It's a competitive field, so there's always somebody who's better in some aspects.

Jared Michalec - PeerSpot reviewer
VP Client Services at Salient process
Reseller
2019-06-19T06:23:00Z
Jun 19, 2019

Try it out. It is clear once you start using the solution that it is a different type of application. There is no direct competition to the tool. I don't think that there is another product out there quite like it. There are some competitors certainly, but they are either more complex, costly, or too simplistic and not geared towards process documentation. The integration process is pretty open-ended. You need to be fairly technical to make it work, but we have seen success in integrating it with QuickBooks and Salesforce. Now, we are looking at other systems to integrate it with, as well. I learned the best approach to adopting process improvement across an organization from using this solution.

SK
Business Process Analyst at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-06-19T06:23:00Z
Jun 19, 2019

I would recommend starting small when using this product. We are using IBM BAW. We are also using Automation Anywhere throughout the organization, so the sky is the limit. We are planning to expand automation in our organization. We have several onboarding processes and still have a plethora of manual processes that we have yet to automate. Therefore, the platform is only growing. From the IBM DBA portfolio, we are using: BAW, ODM, RPA, FileNet, and Datacap. The solution helps us indirectly with compliance or governance issues. I attended the business track and client success track at the IBM event, tackling one of each. The biggest take away for me was the focus on journey maps and design thinking.

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Vipin-Kumar - PeerSpot reviewer
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Hello, I work as a Solution Architect at a Tech Services Company.  I am currently using IBM BlueworksLive to do the process modeling and I want to extend the modeling services with a process simulation to add value to my clients.   Which software will be the best to use by exporting the process model from IBM BlueowrksLive as BPMN 2.0 and doing the simulation? Thanks.
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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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Jared Michalec - PeerSpot reviewer
VP Client Services at Salient process
Jun 19, 2019
Our licensing costs are very minimal, because we get a lot of the solutions for free (as a partner).
MV
Process Architecture and Business Improvement at BT
Nov 18, 2019
The licensing costs are based on the number of users. There are editor licenses and UA licenses.
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