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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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"This solution is expensive for some people's budgets and they need to offer a Lite version at a cheaper price""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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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: There are plenty of features available such as the ability to test applications for issues and a user-friendly… more »
Top Answer: There is a subscription for this solution. We are on an annual subscription because you sometimes receive special offers… more »
Top Answer: In the future, there could be improvements in integration and enhancements. A few important enhancements I would like to… more »
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Overview
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.
ABACUS is designed to provide the quickest time-to-value of any enterprise architecture tool. Build and maintain rich visual models from existing company data. ABACUS comes with standard industry frameworks as well as advanced analytic tools and best-in-class roadmapping and reporting functionality.

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.

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Zurich Insurance Group, Zumbotel Group, Carphone Warehouse
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Financial Services Firm24%
Insurance Company24%
Pharma/Biotech Company11%
Healthcare Company11%
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Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government8%
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Computer Software Company20%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government11%
Financial Services Firm9%
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Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government8%
Consumer Goods Company7%
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Small Business6%
Midsize Enterprise2%
Large Enterprise92%
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Small Business5%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise71%
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise50%
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Avolution ABACUS is ranked 6th in Architecture Management with 5 reviews while SAP Enterprise Architecture Designer is ranked 18th in Architecture Management. Avolution ABACUS is rated 7.6, 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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