Compare Planview Enterprise One vs. Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect

Planview Enterprise One is ranked 2nd in Architecture Management with 31 reviews while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is ranked 1st in Architecture Management with 14 reviews. Planview Enterprise One is rated 8.0, while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Planview Enterprise One writes "Organizes work, provides visibility and accountability". 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". Planview Enterprise One is most compared with Planview PPM Pro, CA Clarity PPM and Microsoft Project Server, whereas Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is most compared with Visual Paradigm, Visio and No Magic MagicDraw. See our Planview Enterprise One vs. Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect report.
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We do a lot of big projects which are pretty expensive to structure the product development around and see the progress. Every time we start a project, we have to expense the spends for certain amounts. We need some baselines, like predictive versus actual.The most valuable feature for me is the ease and customizability of reporting.The most valuable feature of this solution is the completeness of the standard, underlying metamodel.It gives us the vast ability to churn out-of-the-box reports and have an overview about approach rates and resource utilization.The most valuable feature of this solution is reporting.The integration stuff from tool to tool, like Projectplace to Planview, to manage projects is the most valuable feature. It keeps all our tasks up-to-date. It closely follows up with everything, which is really cool.The most valuable features are the resource management, the time sheet entry and usage, and the financial planning. With our projects, we primarily focus on resource assignments, as far as determining the actual forecast and actuals of our projects. A lot of it is based off of the resources utilized on those projects. The time based helps us capture the actuals. The amount of time people are spending on working on their project tasks. Because they've built this into the schedule, so we can build the forecast. With financial planning, we're able to look back on what our variance is and if there is anything between the scheduled forecasted hours, dollars against the actual hours, and the costs that they utilize.Our reporting is much better. There is much more visibility on projects, schedules, tasks, and in our milestones. Now, we have a consistent way of reporting out to the committees and getting all of our schedules and milestones.

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The most valuable feature is the integrated data model, so if I change the name of an item, all models using that object are automatically updated.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.

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The technical people are very competent, but there is so much turnover in the people that we talk to, and that's frustrating. They will say, "We can make this work." Suddenly, that guy has left, and we have no one. Then, we have to start all over.I would like to be able to integrate with Oracle to supplement what we're currently doing with reporting.Configuring the UI in the content management system is too elaborate and too time-consuming.The UI needs improvement. The UI should have more possibilities for users who are not specialized in using Planview. At the moment, it is more of a technical UI. I would like it to be an open user UI.Some of the out-of-the-box reporting is not immediately useful and although it can be configured or customized, there are still improvements that can be made.We had issues with the data rephrasing.I would like a bit more flexibility, as far as the configuration, and have additional capabilities to configure, making it more flexible for our use.Sometimes within the application, when you pull a report, it takes awhile performance-wise for the reports to pull up.

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This solution should have better ease of use for the uninitiated.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.

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Our licensing costs are about a quarter of a million dollars per year.Our licensing fees are approximately $50,000 USD annually.With the costs, they were very understanding. Knowing that we were an existing customer, they were very much willing to work with us to make sure that we were able to transition to Enterprise One from PPM Pro.We recently did a new bundle for all of Enterprise One. It includes some of the newer pieces, like Projectplace and LeanKit. It bundled our CTM in with it as well. I think the total came out to be about $900,000 a year. This is for unlimited licenses.In the time that I've used it, we've doubled up the amount of dollars on our intended projects.I think all in we are at $33,000 a year and that includes Projectplace and Planview. We used to have the integration to JIRA, but we don't pay for that anymore.Our licensing costs are probably $150,000 to $180,000 a year with 270 licenses total.I don't think we have necessarily purchased everything that I would have liked to have seen.

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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.

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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.

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
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Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm25%
Insurance Company22%
Healthcare Company13%
Manufacturing Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company14%
Government10%
Manufacturing Company8%
Insurance Company8%
REVIEWERS
Government19%
Financial Services Firm15%
Energy/Utilities Company15%
Transportation Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company21%
Comms Service Provider13%
Government11%
Insurance Company7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business6%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise91%
REVIEWERS
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise50%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise48%
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