Alation Competitors and Alternatives

Find out what your peers are saying about SAS Data Management vs. erwin Data Intelligence (DI) for Data Governance and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
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Sharon Allen
Real User
Sr. Manager, Data Governance at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 13 2020

What is most valuable?

They have just the most marvelous reports called mind maps, where whatever you are focused on sits in the middle. They have this wonderful graphic spiderweb that spreads… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have only had it a couple months. I am working with the DBAs to get what I would call a foundational installation of the data in. My company doesn't have a department… more»

What needs improvement?

It does have some customization, but it is not quite as robust as erwin DM. It's not like everything can have as many user-defined properties or customized pieces as I… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

You buy a seat license for your portal. We have 100 seats for the portal, then you buy just the development licenses for the people who are going to put the data in.

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

We did not previously use another solution. erwin didn't have a formal business glossary.

What other advice do I have?

If you have the ability to pull a steering committee together to talk about how your data asset metadata needs to be used in different processes or how you can connect it… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did evaluate other options. Even though erwin DI got a few extra points from the evaluation to coordinate with the erwin DM tool, we looked at other tools: Alteryx… more»
Find out what your peers are saying about SAS Data Management vs. erwin Data Intelligence (DI) for Data Governance and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
407,845 professionals have used our research since 2012.