MEGA HOPEX Review

​It provides a central repository of all architecture artifacts. Managing the new licenses and roles was difficult on the initial setup.


What is most valuable?

ITPM – It provides a central location to manage our technology portfolio and standards/governance.

How has it helped my organization?

It provides a central repository of all architecture artifacts as well as application inventory. It has made it easier to do impact analysis. It’s slowly becoming the authoritative source of current state application architecture.

What needs improvement?

We would like the reporting and analytics, road mapping, import/export functionality, and data modelling capabilities to be improved.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

It was a bit challenging to convert our old Mega licensing model to the new Hopex licensing model which is at a more granular level. Managing the new licenses and roles was difficult on the initial setup.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There were no issues with the stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have had no issues scaling it for our needs.

How are customer service and technical support?

Overall, they have good support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We evaluated other EA tools but we already had Mega in-house and continued to use it.

How was the initial setup?

Fairly straightforward. There were some steps in the documentation that were not clear but with tech support’s help we overcame the issues.

What about the implementation team?

We implemented it in-house with an enterprise architect and system administrator working together. We developed an implementation plan before starting the initial deployment and/or upgrade.

What was our ROI?

Mega needs to simplify their licensing model more like other leading EA tools in the market.

What other advice do I have?

Collect accurate and up-to-date data about your environment before implementing an EA tool. Have an approach in terms of what objects to create in the tool in what order. Set up a sandbox environment to familiarize the architects and other users with the tool. Avoid creating extraneous objects in the production environment; start with small set of objects and artifacts that add value and will be used.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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