Compare Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect vs. erwin Enterprise Architecture

erwin Enterprise Architecture is ranked 6th in Architecture Management with 3 reviews while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is ranked 1st in Architecture Management with 16 reviews. erwin Enterprise Architecture is rated 7.0, while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of erwin Enterprise Architecture writes "Offers clarity about our data and is scalable with good technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect writes "An extensible solution with helpful webinars and good tutorials to learn from". erwin Enterprise Architecture is most compared with IDERA ER/Studio, SAP PowerDesigner and Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, whereas Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is most compared with Visual Paradigm, Visio and No Magic MagicDraw. See our Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect vs. erwin Enterprise Architecture report.
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The ability to share and collaborate on the solution is its most valuable feature.The initial setup was really straightforward and the deployment was done within one day.Forward and reverse engineering were valuable features.

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The most valuable features are the flexibility and adaptability of Sparx Enterprise Architect.Some of the business processes are very easy to compare when you have the diagrams.I like that there is support for software patterns.Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect supports multiple modeling languages like ArchiMate for database design, software lifecycle visualization, and team management.I have found the Meta Model tuning feature useful as it provides me with an overview of all my work needs.Its most valuable feature is the Zachman Framework.We can easily use it with our new customers.Provides a single repository for all architecture work.

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The solution needs to focus on allowing for more integrations.I would like to see an improvement in the output of the solution.Business process modelling could be improved.

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Using EA involves a steep learning curve if you want to understand its capabilities and functionality.I think that collaboration can be better.It would be nice to have it supported on the Linux operating system.There used to be that feature in ArchiMate Modeling of Enterprise Architect called inherited relationships. Now it's gone.It should be made Windows compatible.The reporting needs improvement.Weak in regards to data modelling. No logical or physical modelling or migration from conceptual to physical.Insufficient control of metadata and standards.

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In terms of cost, Sparx EA is probably one of the cheapest tools I have ever used.Pricing and licensing are suitable even for small companies.Pricing and licensing is very attractive, simple, and straightforward.

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Overview

erwin is used by more than 50,000 professionals in 60+ countries to get big results from their enterprise data initiatives. erwin is the #1 choice in virtually every industry, from government and healthcare to retail and finance.

erwin Modeling provides a collaborative environment to manage enterprise data through an intuitive, graphical interface. With a centralized view of key data definitions, you can leverage information as a strategic asset and more efficiently manage your data resources to save time and money.

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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Sample Customers
AT&T, Bank of America, Chevron, Duke University, ESPN, Fidelity, GE, JP Morgan Chase, KPMG, McGraw Hill, NASA, Pfizer, Royal Bank of Scotland, Teradata, Union Pacific, Vodafone, Wells Fargo.OmniLink
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company34%
Insurance Company11%
Financial Services Firm9%
Manufacturing Company7%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm15%
Energy/Utilities Company15%
Government15%
Transportation Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company18%
Government10%
Comms Service Provider9%
Financial Services Firm9%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise71%
REVIEWERS
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise51%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise48%
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