2020-08-31T05:43:00Z
Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Community Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your favorite tool for Business Process Design?

What Business Process Design tool do you love using? What are its stand-out features? 

What makes it better than other tools that you've used?

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Walter Kuhn - PeerSpot reviewer
ICT Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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2021-06-06T09:48:04Z
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.

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Guillermo Lopez - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at Xpertal Global Services
Consultant
2021-06-04T13:12:56Z
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.

Michael Barg - PeerSpot reviewer
Principal Consultant at Lexington Consulting
Consultant
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-01-04T02:52:24Z
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.

AnkushJain - PeerSpot reviewer
Principal Consultant - DPA at Infosys
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2022-03-28T14:13:51Z
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.

Linda NamayanjaPMP,CBPA,ITIL - PeerSpot reviewer
Supervisor Business Analysis-Process Management at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
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2021-06-07T14:08:56Z
Jun 7, 2021

Bizagi.


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

2021-06-07T04:58:18Z
Jun 7, 2021

Signavio Process Modeler! Both professionally and academically.

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Guillermo Lopez - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at Xpertal Global Services
Consultant
2020-10-17T16:25:35Z
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.

Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Community at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Community Manager
Jun 4, 2021

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

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Linda NamayanjaPMP,CBPA,ITIL - PeerSpot reviewer
Supervisor Business Analysis-Process Management at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-11-20T13:24:12Z
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

Richard Halter - PeerSpot reviewer
President at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-10-20T14:25:50Z
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 

Brian Higson - PeerSpot reviewer
Founding Partner at Realising Potential
User
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
Supervisor Business Analysis-Process Management at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 23, 2022
Hello community members, At the moment, I'm tasked to develop the enterprise architecture of the organization and I have a couple of questions below: What capability models/mapping (business architecture) do you know/exist and how do they eventually connect to the application, data, and infrastructure architecture?  What tools and/or templates can I use? Thanks in advance for your help!
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Shibu Babuchandran - PeerSpot reviewer
Regional Manager/ Service Delivery Manager at ASPL INFO Services
Aug 20, 2022
Hi @Linda NamayanjaPMP,CBPA,ITIL ​, Choosing the right EAM tools involves various steps that are aimed to ensure smooth integration and maximum benefits. Some points collected with the help of my peers may be of help to you. Understanding the benefits of EAM tools: Through advanced and integrated features, EAM tools help you to uncover and avoid unmanaged IT applications that would otherwise increase your cloud spend and create potential security risks for sensitive data. Once you understand the benefits that modern EAM tools have to offer, you can focus on finding the right solution for you and your EA strategy. Choosing an EAM tool based on your EA program: When opting for an EAM tool, make sure that it helps you achieve your business and IT goals. These could be application portfolio management, technology risk management, post-merger IT integration, or an overall business transformation. Assessing needs of stakeholders: Since you don't want to create another IT silo, you should ask yourself what informational needs each stakeholder has and how EA can bridge knowledge gaps. Ideally, the tool will foster cross-department collaboration and optimize workflows. Stakeholders should be able to access data and drive their own analysis. On top of that, QA mechanisms will improve overall data quality. Reviewing the data model of prospective EAM tools: Make sure to evaluate the data model of your prospective EAM tools. You should be able to align it with your current terminology and attributes and assign authorization roles with ease. Measuring the onboarding process against goals: Once you have settled on an EAM solution that fulfills your current and foreseeable future needs, you can start with the onboarding process. It’s important to set initial goals and keep measuring the process as you go. From data mapping, imports, workspace reviews, and success KPIs – ideally, the tools allow you to use the desired form of measuring your onboarding success and keep track of the work in progress. Some products suggested by my peers are below BiZZdesign Enterprise Studio Avolution Abacus Software AG Alfabet Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect Hope the above will help you choose the right solution for your requirement.
@Linda NamayanjaPMP,CBPA,ITIL, ​ check this out: https://resources.bizzdesign.c...
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User at avin
Aug 18, 2022
Hi colleagues, We're looking for BPM/BPD/etc. software that can connect the top layer of Enterprise Architecture (EA) to our processes.  Do you have any recommendations? Is it achievable? Thanks
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Andrew-Lim - PeerSpot reviewer
Managing Director at Optus
Aug 4, 2022
@Zooo Sasasa ​ Signavio, ARIS, and GBTEC have ArchiMate modules for modeling Enterprise Architecture (EA) and are great potential candidates.
IanRamsay - PeerSpot reviewer
Director Business Consulting at Cognizant
Aug 8, 2022
I think you may need to be a bit more explicit as too “what” is the “top layer” and “how” do you wish to “connect” and “why”. Anything is possible from a modelling point of view, less so if you plan to generate the processes from the architecture.  Just about every relationship between architectural components is a “many-to-many” relationship, so things can get quite complex quite quickly.
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