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"We are on the Flex licenses.""We have unlimited licenses for all of our functionalities. Since we went global, we went with that model.""The cost of other pieces and integrating them in needs improvement.""We have portfolio managers, resource managers, project managers, and time reporting licenses. These are the licenses that we have.""I don't think we have necessarily purchased everything that I would have liked to have seen.""We have several hundred licenses. It costs us several hundred thousand dollars a year.""We overbought our licenses. We looked at our needs three to four years down the road and tried based our contract on that. However, we were over aggressive. We use about a third of the licenses that we have. We're looking to adjust the makeup so we can start utilizing the amount of money that we are spending. Right now, we're overspending, and my organization is not seeing the value in Planview because we are paying so much for licenses that we're not using.""Our licensing costs are probably $150,000 to $180,000 a year with 270 licenses total."

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"In terms of cost, Sparx EA is probably one of the cheapest tools I have ever used.""The licensing is not as expensive as some of the other data modeling tools such as Erwin.""Its price is very good for the value that you get with it.""They have the price on their site for the enterprise version, and we do receive a small discount.""The licence has a costly upfront fee which gets you access. You have to pay an annual maintenance fee, which is less.""It is cheaper than other solutions. Its cost is around $686 per year. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.""We have an annual license, and it's very affordable.""I think our license costs roughly $1,000 a year, but I could be wrong."

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Top Answer: Enterprise One provides a variety of types of resource assignments for assigning work to people. It's very easy and… more »
Top Answer: It would be nice if all of the licenses were FLEX. They've been fairly stable with their pricing over the years.
Top Answer: The resource area needs improvement. The improvements that have been made recently in the later versions have been good… more »
Top Answer: Hi @Cheryl Joseph ​Looking at the crossover between Project and Portfolio management with EA, then Planview could be a… more »
Top Answer: A feature I like most about Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is its ease of use.
Top Answer: I think our license costs roughly $1,000 a year, but I could be wrong.
Top Answer: My customers use Bizagi, although I do not. I don't want to change this. What should be improved, however, are the… more »
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Planview Enterprise, Planview's performance management platform, combines project and portfolio management software with adaptive best practices. By integrating the business process management of strategies, services, and projects within a single, Web-based solution, Planview empowers organizations to achieve greater levels of control over their ever-changing environment by dynamically managing money, resources, and capacities.

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Sparx Enterprise Architect is a platform that accelerates and integrates software, business and systems development. Twice winner of Jolt and multiple SD Times Awards with an installed base of 580,000 + licenses, supported by 230 partners in 160 countries. From requirements to implementation and beyond, Sparx Systems' Enterprise Architect is a fully featured tool suite that lets you model, design, simulate, prototype, build, test, manage and trace from vision to solution.

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Pharma/Biotech Company11%
Healthcare Company11%
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Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government9%
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Computer Software Company29%
Financial Services Firm6%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Government17%
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Comms Service Provider20%
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Midsize Enterprise2%
Large Enterprise92%
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Midsize Enterprise25%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Sparx Systems, Planview, erwin, Inc. and others in Architecture Management. Updated: July 2021.
522,693 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Ardoq is ranked 23rd in Architecture Management while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is ranked 1st in Architecture Management with 30 reviews. Ardoq is rated 0.0, while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is rated 8.2. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect writes "Great pricing with an easy initial setup and a comprehensive toolkit". Ardoq is most compared with LeanIX, iServer, MEGA HOPEX, QualiWare X and BiZZdesign HoriZZon, whereas Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is most compared with Visual Paradigm, No Magic MagicDraw, Visio, ARIS BPA and IBM Rational System Architect.

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