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ARIS Business Process Analysis

Analyze and optimize your business processes

Software AG’s ARIS Business Modeling Platform is ideal for organizations that want to document, analyze, standardize and improve their processes.

ARIS Business Process Modeling Platform

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With better processes across business, IT and SAP systems, your organization can respond faster to changing mission and business. Use the ARIS Business Process Analysis (BPA) Platform to document and design your strategy, processes and architectures. It’s ideal for analyzing, simulating and optimizing your business processes with our mapping software. With ARIS Business Process Analysis, you can leverage the wisdom-of-the-crowd to support continuous process improvements and benefit from governance to keep processes under control. You also can build an effective enterprise management system while keeping customer experience management a priority. All these capabilities are key to your survival in the digital world.

What You Can Do With the Platform

Design & Analyze

  • Define, design and document agency wide architectures
  • Support for all industry standard frameworks (e.g. DoDAF, TOGAF, ArchiMate, etc.) and custom frameworks
  • Align mission and IT strategy with operational processes and IT architecture by combining ARIS Business Process Analysis and Alfabet capabilities
  • Analyze costs to improve process efficiency and cost effectiveness
  • Document business processes and dependencies between organization, processes, data and IT-applications

Identify & Manage Process Improvements

  • Identify bottlenecks and run “what if” analyses
  • Provide version control and change history documentation
  • Govern process management to support change management and continuous improvement programs

Access & Communicate

  • Evaluate process use and quality, and then use KPIs to drive process optimization
  • Share process information with a flexible, role-based process portal
  • Create a common understanding of your business

Key Benefits

Increase process agility

Flexible operational processes and supporting IT assets assure agile reactions to changing industry and regulatory conditions and operational model changes.

Reduce implementation times

Reduce the time taken to design and implement new processes by re-using existing best-practice processes.

Increase process efficiency

Improve the performance of your processes by analyzing and simulating them to remove bottlenecks, identify and remove waste and duplication, make best use of resources and look for opportunities for automation.

Enhance quality

Improve process quality and IT through better definition of processes, avoidance of system breaks and better communication among employees.

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ARIS offers an easy-to-use tool for enterprise-wide business process design. You can create models quickly and present them so they are easy to understand:

  • Create, analyze, manage and administer your process architecture
  • Document and align your corporate strategy with business processes and IT
  • Describe the resources needed for the processes and environment in which they operate


Analyze process information, such as time and costs, using standard or customized analysis and queries:


Manage process assets in the extensible method-based and multi-language ARIS repository:

  • Keep track of version control and change history
  • Create a “single truth” for process information
  • Collaborate and report without misunderstandings
  • Make process information a re-usable corporate asset

Document Management

Upload, manage and share process-relevant documents, control access permissions, and integrate to other document management systems, such as Microsoft® SharePoint®.

  • Access documents anywhere, anytime
  • Enable users to trigger improvements
  • Link people, processes and documents


Share process information with a flexible and customizable role-based process portal:

  • Publish process information quickly, flexibly, reliably
  • Create easy and intuitive views of process models
  • Improve acceptability through business-oriented presentation


Unlock the power of collaborative process improvement:

  • Engage anyone, anywhere, anytime
  • Design, publish and create dashboards all in one tool
  • Link people, processes and IT


Evaluate processes in terms of quality and usage using KPIs:

  • Understand and increase the business value of processes
  • Identify optimization potential using proven analysis
  • Implement best-practice processes and procedures


Analyze business processes to improve process efficiency and cost effectiveness:

  • Identify your best processes
  • Understand and increase the business value of processes
  • Determine best use of resources


Align ARIS process blueprints with execution in webMethods BPMS:

  • Easily collaborate and align processes
  • Implement changes quickly
  • Automate processes successfully

Connectivity for SAP Solutions

Synchronize ARIS processes with SAP Solution Manager for customizing, testing, training and roll outs:

  • Save time and ensure quality of an SAP solution
  • Lower TCO with ARIS and SAP Solution Manager
  • Ensure transparency of SAP systems and processes

Test design

Re-use defined business processes and design test cases graphically or automatically to:

  • Improve process quality in later project phases
  • Save time by re-using existing data and processes
  • Reduce risks of incomplete testing


Manage the process of process management:

  • Implement processes in a lightweight, model-driven way
  • Make changes without IT’s involvement
  • Reduce implementation efforts by 50 percent
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Business Needs

Process Transformation

Process transformation enables you to:

  • Establish effective Business Process Management (BPM)
  • Assure consistent operational-driven processes that reduce costs
  • Increase process performance, transparency and agility – within and beyond corporate boundaries
  • Collaborate across stakeholders to build the best processes
  • Analyze and optimize processes throughout their life cycle, from strategy to monitoring process execution
  • Reflect strategies to recognize new opportunities and develop innovations
  • Establish a BPM governance scenario to support enterprise-wide rules for process management

Process-Driven Management for SAP Solutions

Process-driven management for SAP provides the necessary support throughout the entire SAP life cycle, from strategy and requirements analysis through blueprinting to configuration, testing, training and rolling out SAP solutions. If you want to become a digital business as an SAP shop, make sure your journey is on the right track. Get more details.

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