What is your favorite tool for Business Process Design?

Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
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Top 5
Jan 4, 2022

I will offer some generic guidance.  

There are several excellent business process solutions available. I recommend learning about each of them, getting a trial period for each one, building a list of specific questions (some examples: 

easy to learn? easy to use? solves specific problems? dynamic process modeling? business rules creation? adaptable? support availability? support quality? the total cost of ownership? etc.) and discussing them with colleagues here on PeerSpot and other similar sites to compare and contrast your observations with actual users.  

You will have to live with your decision for a long time. It's best to have sufficient knowledge and understanding of how a given solution helps your business before you make a commitment you could regret.

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Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Mar 28, 2022

I am using ARIS for several years now. 

In the last 5 years, this product has amazed all the product vendors with the rich modeling interface and variety of model types it supports. 

I think more than 200+ model types for Function, Data, Technology, Organization and Product/Services areas. This gives the flexibility to use a specific model type with associated data object depending upon stakeholder.

Oct 17, 2020

My favorite BPD tool is the one I can get for what I can pay. Most tools are good enough to be useful, but it all depends on the objectives you want or need to achieve. It depends also on particular preferences.

Community Manager
Jun 4, 2021

Hi @Guillermo Lopez, I'm following up on Rony's comment below. Thanks!

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ExpertTop 5
Jun 6, 2021

It depends on my use case.

When doing it for myself, I prefer Sparx Enterprise Architect, as I can develop more elements jointly with the BPM design. However, disadvantage is the usability.

For an approach with normal users (business analysts with low IT level), we analysed several tools and finally concluded Camunda's open source editor. You do not need many explantions, easy to use, export is available.

I also used several other tools, mosty notably Bizagi, which I would also recommend.

Jun 4, 2021

Hi, I´m using Blueworks Live since 2014 in my company, BPMN 2.0 based, easy to use, ready to use since first day, collaborative, all in one, process, decisions, policies, We started with the free 30 days trial, and we are using the tool in several units of the organization.

Linda NamayanjaPMP,CBPA,ITIL - PeerSpot reviewer
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Top 10
Nov 20, 2020

I enjoy using Bizagi process modeler

I like its simplicity and the fact that it user friendly-it does not require one to have an IT or systems developer background which is a plus to in my work environment

I Like its simulation capabilities enabling us to model as-is processes an run different simulations that can show us how the to-be process would behave like

It is open source

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Richard Halter - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Oct 20, 2020

Sparx Enterprise Architect.  I've created an entire interactive model of the Retail Enterprise in this tool. Check out this YouTube Video 

Oct 21, 2020

@Richard Halter I'm not sure that the YouTube link has come through, can you please try again?

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Linda NamayanjaPMP,CBPA,ITIL - PeerSpot reviewer
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Top 10
Jun 7, 2021


its simplicity, ease of use,adaptability is unmatched compared to other tools

Jun 7, 2021

Signavio Process Modeler! Both professionally and academically.

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