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Hello everybody,

I am a masters student at Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg and I am currently taking a course called ‘Business Process Modelling and Organization’. Within that course, the students are asked to present a BPM-Tool. I chose to present ‘ARIS Express’ because of the positive feedback I have heard about it. Our university is one of the reference clients for the ARIS software and very content with the software and the support. 

For the presentation, I am supposed to present information about the Software itself and the Community that is offering information and support for the tool. Unfortunately, there were some information I couldn’t find on the ARIS Express website, including information about the dissemination of ARIS Express (e.g. number of clients, number of reference clients, number of installations, number of users, number of partnering enterprises), target customers, contractual partner, type of license and the number of roles within the community.

I would be grateful if you would provide me with some information on the above mentioned topics.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Best regards


by Frank Weyand
Posted on Wed, 10/31/2018 - 14:56


ARIS Express and ARIS Community are bound together, since you cannot get Express without a community account and receive the installation from the community. So, if you ask about Express, you'd need to ask about the community as well.


The ARIS Community started in 2009 as a platform to exchange knowledge, information and ideas, ask questions or contact internal and external ARIS experts from around the globe. Over the years, it has continuously evolved into a very active and engaged online community providing access to first-hand news from Software AG and information which is relevant to the needs and interests of its members, from beginners to advanced users and ARIS experts.

  • More than 550,000 members in more than 40 countries
  • Largest active BPM Community worldwide, with multiple country-specific interest groups (e.g. US, Russia, Germany); multiple industry specific interest groups (e.g. public sector, metal industry); and multiple subject matter interest groups (e.g. BPMN, cloud, students and universities)
  • Content sharing of processes, organizational charts, BPMN 2, data, applications, brainstorming (via ARIS Express)

About Express: currently, we have more then 750.000 Downloads currently, and rising. As a free modeling software, we do not request companies using Express to be named as reference customer, but there is quite an impressing list of global players using Express and an cost-free alternative.

The vast majority of ARIS Community members use Express as well.

The type of license instead is easy to explain: it's free, you can use it as a student but also for professional usage as well. The only deal is: you use express, you got an ARIS community account. That all.

About the target user: it starts with students, but as I said, we have a huge phalanx of professional users, that only need a locally installed BPM software in order to handle their processes/diagrams on their own without storing them in a web page. Express is used in that context to replace other "drawing tools" that do not offer a structured methodology, and, suprise, are not cost free for professional usage.




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