We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"To get a fairly extensive license for Enterprise Architects from Spark is approximately US $400.00, maybe less, but with Avolution Abacus it was approximately US $2000.00 per year, and that includes maintenance with the Abacus tool."
"The pricing is quite good compared to the competition and it is part of the reason we chose the product."
"It is competitive. It is not chump change. I am just using the studio version. I am not using the full enterprise version, which would probably cost me three times more for single-use, but it gives a lot more capability and analysis. It is server-based as well, and it is reasonably priced compared to a lot of the other tools. There are other tools that have other sorts of capabilities, but in order to use them, you'd really have to have like 50 users for the price to become justifiable."
"There is a subscription for this solution. We are on an annual subscription because you sometimes receive special offers the longer you subscribe."
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The SAP Enterprise Architecture Designer Web application is a user-friendly, collaborative tool for creating and maintaining a complete landscape architecture that is easy to capture and understand visually. People in a wide variety of roles can readily use it, so all necessary stake-holders can participate directly in the planning and design of the architecture. You can manage change by providing effective governance of your architecture changes and calculating their costs and benefits, so that you can keep implementation efficient and cost-effective. Through robust traceability in this multirole, intuitive, collaborative environment, you gain the insight to support compliance at the outset and throughout architecture change cycles.
Avolution ABACUS is ranked 9th in Architecture Management with 4 reviews while SAP Enterprise Architecture Designer is ranked 17th in Architecture Management. Avolution ABACUS is rated 7.8, while SAP Enterprise Architecture Designer is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Avolution ABACUS writes " An out of the box tool that creates reports on the fly that can help your client make better decisions". On the other hand, Avolution ABACUS is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, LeanIX, BiZZdesign HoriZZon, MEGA HOPEX and iServer, whereas SAP Enterprise Architecture Designer is most compared with SAP PowerDesigner, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect and QualiWare X.
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