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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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"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."

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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 »
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Top Answer: The logical model gives developers, as well as the data modelers, an understanding of exactly how each object interacts… more »
Top Answer: We always had a problem keeping track of all the licenses. All of a sudden you might get a message that your license… more »
Top Answer: We are planning to move, in 2021, into their server version, where multiple data modelers can work at the same time and… 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.

Business processes rely heavily on IT. You’d think there are measures in place to coordinate these processes, but actually the opposite is true: in practice, many processes are not optimally supported by IT and there’s little collaboration. According to research firm Gartner, eighty percent of malfunctions in applications are the result of errors caused by change. Changes to IT cause misunderstanding in the workplace. If one work process changes, it has a knock-on effect on IT and your applications. Processes, applications, data and infrastructure are inextricably linked. Moreover, a lack of coherence causes a proliferation of data and applications.

erwin pioneered data modeling, and erwin Data Modeler (erwin DM) remains trusted, award-winning software for data modeling and database design, automating complex and time-consuming tasks. Use it to discover and document any data from anywhere for consistency, clarity and artifact reuse across large-scale data integration, master data management, metadata management, Big Data, business intelligence and analytics initiatives – all while supporting data governance and intelligence efforts.

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Zurich Insurance Group, Zumbotel Group, Carphone Warehouse
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Top Industries
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Insurance Company24%
Financial Services Firm24%
Pharma/Biotech Company11%
Healthcare Company11%
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Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government8%
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Insurance Company29%
Financial Services Firm24%
Government18%
Logistics Company12%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Financial Services Firm19%
Comms Service Provider10%
Government8%
Company Size
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Small Business6%
Midsize Enterprise2%
Large Enterprise92%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business5%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise71%
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Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise4%
Large Enterprise62%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business2%
Midsize Enterprise1%
Large Enterprise97%
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BlueDolphin is ranked 28th in Architecture Management while erwin Data Modeler (DM) is ranked 3rd in Architecture Management with 19 reviews. BlueDolphin 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". BlueDolphin is most compared with , whereas erwin Data Modeler (DM) is most compared with SAP PowerDesigner, Visio, Lucidchart, IDERA ER/Studio and AWS Well-Architected Tool.

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