We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The primary reasons that erwin was selected were that it was much more affordable for us [than Embarcadero] and it was easily maintainable."
"This company had bought the license for three years, and it's not an individual license. While you can buy a license for each individual, that would be very expensive. There is something called concurrent licenses where you can purchase licenses in bulk and 15 to 20 people can access the license and model. Concurrent licenses are scalable to the number of users and are proportional to the cost."
"An issue right now would be that erwin doesn't have a freely available browser (that I am aware of) for people who are not data modelers or data engineers that a consumer could use to look at the data models and play with it. This would not be to make any changes, but just to visually look at what exists. There are other products out there which do have end user browsers available and allow them to access data models via the data modeling tool."
"The price should be lower in order to be on the same level as its competitors."
"I wish it wasn't so expensive. I would love to personally buy a copy of my own and have it at home, because the next job that I'm looking at is probably project management and I might not have access to the tool. I would like to keep my ability to use the tool. Therefore, they should probably have a pricing for people like me who want to just use the solution as an independent consultant, trying to get started. $3,000 is a big hit."
"There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees."
"I don't specifically know what we're paying now. About three years ago, in another organization, I have this memory of 6,000 AUD a seat or something like that, but I am not sure. In the mid-2000s, it was something like 1,200 AUD a seat. I get the impression that there was a price jump when it was spun off from CA as a separate company, which is understandable, but it could sometimes be a barrier in some organizations picking it up. I haven't talked to erwin people yet, but I'm going to suggest to them that they could perhaps think of having an entry-level product that is priced a bit lower, and then, you can buy the extra suite."
"The price of erwin Data Modeler is very expensive, in particular for this part of the world."
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Ardoq is ranked 23rd in Architecture Management while erwin Data Modeler (DM) is ranked 3rd in Architecture Management with 21 reviews. Ardoq is rated 0.0, while erwin Data Modeler (DM) is rated 8.8. On the other hand, the top reviewer of erwin Data Modeler (DM) writes "Allows us to bring in data from dozens of platforms and search holistically across all of them". Ardoq is most compared with LeanIX, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, iServer, QualiWare X and MEGA HOPEX, whereas erwin Data Modeler (DM) is most compared with SAP PowerDesigner, Visio, IDERA ER/Studio, AWS Well-Architected Tool and Lucidchart.
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