Avolution ABACUS Room for Improvement

Andrew Wykurz
Enterprise Architect at Enterprise Architecture Perspectives
It's an out-of-the-box capable tool. For myself, I think that it works extremely well and it's very useful because, for the most part, I know what I am doing. For some of the functionality, it might be a little complicated for people getting started. The reporting could be easier to configure. In the next release, I would like to be able to float some more menus. When I am inputting information about an object into the database, getting that information entered can be done in multiple ways. This is good but sometimes you have to go to a different screen in order to input additional information. View full review »
BPMexp67
BPM Expert at iMendos
The user interface needs improvement because it is not user-friendly. They need dashboards because I think that it is really important in the market at the moment. Dashboards seem to be the solid bridge between the business and IT departments, and I didn't see anything there. The people that are going to decide to buy the product are the top management, and they are not interested in seeing the everyday operational aspects. Rather, they want to see results, which is why you need dashboards. They have an open door for integration with the model, but that's all. Integration with third-party tools needs to be improved. We did some research on this, and they have open doors with certain tools, but at least in this assessment, it was not clear how to do it. They say that you can do it, but we could not figure out how. So, this is an odd part that I think they can make more clear. I asked whether they have APIs available, or whether we had to create them from scratch, but I didn't get an answer. There is a feature called the versioning of the models, and it is not easy. It is hard because it requires a lot of technical skill to work with a model, process, or another artifact. If they want to expand in the European market then they are going to have to improve their technical support. View full review »
reviewer1392906
Lead Enterprise Domain Architects at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
One of the usual issues that I have and would like to see improved is something I have already talked to the company about through email support. It is regarding the support of UML (Unified Modeling Language). They are supporting a very old release of UML. I think the version of UML that they are supporting is version 2.1. The specification of this UML appeared 11 years ago. We need this update to manage parts of our modeling more efficiently. It seems Avolution does not think it is something that is of general user interest. We hoped that it was because it is important for what we do. It saves us a lot of time, actually. I hope they will take my suggestion and update it as it will make the product more useful. That is really our main issue for our situational needs. Some people will not utilize ABACUS as an enterprise solution. But actually, we want to extend the usage of this product and include it in our design detail for our enterprise architecture. To link this solution into our architecture is our ultimate objective. There are probably some things that Avolution could add to the product to enhance it and keep up with what some other products are introducing. For example, reverse engineering should be supported. It also does not support some of the common programming languages, like Java. I do stay aware of what other competing products are doing and I can see these features in other tools already. It would be good if they were implemented. View full review »
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Andrew Wykurz
Enterprise Architect at Enterprise Architecture Perspectives
It doesn't have the simulation capability, which would be helpful in doing some business process analysis and improvements. View full review »
reviewer1194981
Senior R&D Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
This solution needs to improve resource usage because it has a heavy browser. It is easy to use, but it takes time to load and to run other programs. It's not about usability; it consumes a lot of resources and memory. The open-source alternative is very light and easy to use on any device. This solution is expensive for some people's budgets and they need to offer a Lite version at a cheaper price. While this is one of the most powerful tools on the market, it does not integrate well with Microsoft Office or others. In the next release, I would like better integration. View full review »
Awie Pieter
Enterprise Architect at A1L Realizations
The workflow and the collaboration need improvement. View full review »
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