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Has anyone done any major corporate branding of ARIS Business Publisher? If you could post a screenshot of the Home and Contents pages of your ARIS Business Publisher, I'd appreciate it.

I'm including ours here, yet I've been asked to see what others have done.

Home page:

Example - ARIS BP Home Page

Contents page:

ARIS Business Publisher Content Page

Thanks for your help.

by Ganesh J
Posted on Sat, 04/02/2011 - 01:08

Looks good. This topic is of particular interest to me as well.

I've been asked by many users in our organisation to make the ARIS Business Publisher look more "sexy". 

by Sylvain Go
Posted on Wed, 04/13/2011 - 15:28


I hope this answer applies to many Aris versions.
The logo of the Business Publisher Layout is located in the following folder:
You can replace the graphic directly or you can create your own layout by coping the folder "default"
Rename it "mylayout"
After a restart of the server this new layout will be available.

Off course, you'll need to suit the right geometry of this new picture instead the original Aris one !
Take care of all proxies and cache effects before worrying about the renewing.


by Jackie Damrau Author
Posted on Wed, 04/13/2011 - 17:12

Sylvain, We've changed all the IDS Scheer graphics to our own. I'm interested in how others have changed the basic look to be branded with their corporate branding schema.

by Sylvain Go
Posted on Thu, 04/14/2011 - 14:19

Starting Aris by Web mode (JVM zero deployment approach)We're still beginners with Aris product (2010 October). The logo replacement was our first goal in a minimal customization. I'm looking forward to something more integrated in a SPIP CMS Intranet. Then, I'll have to dig more in CSS translations for Aris Publisher.

I'll keep post about this, when our knowledge will increase !

by Brian Toops
Posted on Tue, 04/19/2011 - 17:11

We have also done some slight customization and changing of appearance for our Publisher exports and even our Publisher login page.

We have multiple streams of work going on simultaneously, so we created a different layout for each of our Publisher exports so we can identify which workstream you're looking at by creating copies of each of the folders in the following directory and changing images and such within each of the copied directories.



We edited our ..\ARIS7.1\BPServer\tomcat\webapps\businesspublisher\layouts\shared\login.jsp file to change images on our login page and also provide links to training and how to request access documents on our SharePoint site. We also put our company's confidentiality statement on the page as another example of branding (following our internal IP compliancy policies).

Unfortunately, we currently lack a start model like Jackie/T-Mobile have, but it seems like that is a great way to make ARIS Publisher more user-friendly.

As the technical support person and being in charge upgrading our ARIS products, I have to express one caveat with these customizations... which is that you need to document and track all of your changes you make. Most of the customizations listed in this thread will be blown away when you upgrade your ARIS product and you will need to do file comparisons to see if any other code/config changed with the upgrade, then reinstate your customizations. Also, be cognisant of the amount of customizing you do because the more you customize, the longer the upgrade process will take. Just something to be aware of...


Brian Toops
Cargill, Inc.
ARIS System Analyst

by Martin Schröder
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Posted on Wed, 07/25/2012 - 18:46

Hello Brian,

your custom login page is a lot smarter than the original design to offer support for new users.

re: controlling your differernt workstreams

Did you try a configuration management (versioning) tool like CVS or Subversion? We use the latter to keep on top of releases/branches in customizing Publisher + IT-Inventory layout and configuration (mainly mappings between Aris model repository and IT-Inventory)

Combined with WinMerge for comparing files/folders it is easy to handle.

re: start model under the Contents tab

If I remember correctly Jackie posted that her's is a static graphic of their symbolic process house replacing the default empty background graphic for this frame.

How to redirect the user to an "real" model diagram as an entry point ...

[edited 25.07.2012] ...was solved by Vincent Renard cf. his post 

Regards, Martin

by Nikola Dlaka
Posted on Sun, 11/13/2011 - 17:27

Dear Jackie,

Our company has done ARIS BP visual customizations.

If you still require some ARIS scripting, customization or integration help, please check us:

Kind regards,

Nikola Dlaka

by neeti biz
Posted on Thu, 07/05/2012 - 12:43


Interesting post and thanks for sharing. Some things in here I have not thought about before.



Business Strategy Consultant

Neeti Biz



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