What is IBM Blueworks Live?

IBM® Blueworks Live™ is a cloud-based business process management tool that lets you discover, design, automate and manage business processes for your organization. It’s easy to use and accessible anywhere through a browser. You can have a process tool built and running in as little as 90 seconds.

IBM Blueworks Live allows you to automate processes that are currently run via email.

What are the benefits of IBM Blueworks Live?

Streamline process management

  • Access communities focused on process improvement.
  • Get started quickly with no training required. Enter in each step of your process, drag and drop the boxes to reorder the flow, and then automatically generate a process diagram with one click.
  • See changes in real-time as your team updates process information. Social media-style collaboration lets you follow items of interest and receive notifications when items you're following change.
  • Access over 200 process model templates that are available for download in a wide range of industries and functions. Import the model that most closely resembles your own process and start editing and adapting it immediately.

Experience easy-to-understand process models

  • Provides easy and intuitive process modeling.
  • Discovers, maps and documents your processes in a way that is structured and usable by anyone in your company.
  • Enables anybody who views the process model to understand the business process without additional explanation.
  • Provides tutorial videos that guide you through creating and editing a simple process model, allowing you to learn process modeling in 10 minutes.

Improve team effectiveness

  • Keep your team connected, on the same page and working effectively.
  • Store models in a central repository and eliminate version control and consistency issues.
  • Chat with colleagues without leaving the application, follow the items you care most about, and share ideas about process models by posting comments.
  • Keep teams in sync with a central, shared repository of all business processes that's always up to date.

“IBM Blueworks Live is a major driving force behind our company-wide reorganization.”

Shinichi Kaminaga, Head of quality assurance department,
Alpine Electronics

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Product details

IBM® Blueworks Live™ is built to improve the way you work. Get started today with a 30-day free trial.

Software requirements

Microsoft Windows or Apple Mac OS X with one of the following browsers:

  • Windows Internet Explorer 8, 9, or 10
  • Mozilla Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR)
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox ESR
  • Google Chrome

Hardware requirements

A workstation that runs one of the supported web browsers.


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