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The solution is stable. We haven't had any serious technical issues.
There is a model behind it. It's really nice that the Evolve front-end, as it builds a website, keeps those relationships in mind. You can even go to a procedure and see all the applications that are related to it. Then you can go into that application and see all the standard operating procedures that that application is a part of. It's just very connected.
I have not seen capabilities for web-sharing and interaction with the architecture from any other supplier. It's a great capability...
By placing the data and the metadata into a model, which is what the tool does, you gain the abilities for linkages between different objects in the model, linkages that you cannot get on paper or with Visio or PowerPoint. That is a huge discriminator.
The feature that stands out for me is the ease of configuring objects and the screens to show them. It's really easy to add a new type of object in this reference. Creating a new type of object, using it, and evolving it a little bit in terms of what we can document about it are the main features that made us decide to use this provider.
I can send images in the PDF form, along with the relationships and the associations that are a very important part of what we do. It can show what is affected and what is impacted by a certain change in one area of the system architecture or enterprise architecture. I can very quickly draw those issues and topics to the fore.
We use erwin Evolve to publish to the website. This allows us to enable publishing our website using parameterisation features. In a very fast, quick way, we can publish a table or chart onto a website.
One of the most valuable features is the website that sits on top of the database. There's a database of objects and how they are related, and you can make views and diagrams and visual elements out of that information on the website. The website is the part that is called Evolve and we use the Evolve Designer and publish the website out to our employees. They can click around and navigate and search, etc.
The ability to share and collaborate on the solution is its most valuable feature.
The user interface needs improvement. The solution needs to add a few features to improve the overall user experience. Security needs to be strengthened as well.
I would like it to be easier to make changes and then deploy them into production, especially when you have multiple web servers or front-ends. It would be nice to make a change and then have it propagate to the production servers in a more automated fashion.
With the Excel importing, the "up to date" part is the challenge. If we had a real-time integration, we could keep things up to date for whatever kinds of change points we had. With Excel, it is more that you have to export from one system then import it to another, so it's better for data that doesn't change that often.
They have improved the search engine a little bit but it can always be improved more. The more data you put inside it, the more you want to use it.
The solution's integration capabilities with other tools in our system has not been all that well done. We have people who use ARIS, who use System Architect and, of course, Visio. erwin has very limited ways to import and export from those kinds of tools. It's not a very easy thing to do.
The way that we are using it for application management, we have several KPIs. We want to follow and monitor them regarding a number of solutions. We cannot calculate this today. We would like real-time calculations along with the KPIs in order to improve the user experience. We would like the tool to be able to display this, not only as signals, but as charts.
What they need to do is to consolidate more of their products. For example, I was just looking and I couldn't figure out what erwin DT is. It's on the website but it would help if they could put information together and make it more clear as to what products they have and how they work with other things.
The solution needs to focus on allowing for more integrations.
I would like to see an improvement in the output of the solution.
Pricing and Cost Advice
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The licensing enables you to differentiate between people who edit the content and the people who consume it. We are able to keep the licensing costs down by keeping the "contributor" licenses to a minimum, and we then just roll out the content in a read-only version for the rest of our users.
Yearly, our cost is €100,000.
The cost is something like $15,000, per license. But I haven't looked at those numbers in three years. It was over $100,000 to initially set everything up and get it all configured.
On a yearly basis, our licensing costs are 50,000 euro. There are no additional costs because we are on a SaaS model.
I estimate that we pay between $40,000 and $50,000 a year for the solution, not including the upfront costs to buy things the first time.
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|System Architecture Management Utility||erwin EA, erwin Business Process, erwin Enterprise Architecture|
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|Atoll Technologies System Architecture Management Utility (SAMU) generates compelling diagrams about EA, is a true repository, which comes with best practice meta-model, report definitions and settings and provides the right platform to model the dynamism of the environment and manage transformation from planning to completion. SAMU provides seamless communication that develop a common understanding about architecture and share knowledge which provides complexity that is presented simply on a straight-forward, query-based and auto-generated diagrams.|
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