Pareto principle: Why to move from ARIS 7.x or 9.x to Microsoft Visio?
Blog: BPM-Xchange team blog
The ARIS modeling software is still a very famous tool in the BPM market. But in many organizations the 80/20 rule also knows as Pareto principle (see Wikipedia) takes effect.
In software business this rule tells that 80% of users just using 20% of its features. This came out of research from the Standish Group back in 2002, where they found that:
- 45% of features were never used;
- 19% used rarely;
- 16% sometimes;
- only 20% were used frequently or always.
High costs are spent year by year to complex software as mostly nobody uses all the offered features. Much cheaper and user friendly software is modeling software based on Microsoft Visio® 2010, 2013 or 2016. The TCO (total costs of ownership) are significant lowered by lesser maintenance costs, training and user support efforts. Business users are used to work with Office based software, therefore they are more willing to spend time to improve business process documentation.
The following Video shows how easily ARIS® 7.x and 9.x can be fully translated to Microsoft Visio®.
A free trial is available, click on this link. This trial supports translation from ARIS® to Visio® and the reverse way from Visio® to ARIS®. This solution can build mixed tool environments based on ARIS® and Visio®, e.g. to lower the number of ARIS® licenses and work with more Visio® at lines-in-business workplaces.
In addition to use standard Visio®, an improved solution called BPM-X Designer based on Visio® is available. This tool supports ARIS® Filter conventions including support for SharePoint® and MSSQL® database as backend repositories. See this post for use of SharePoint® together with Visio®.