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"Another good thing is that we can create custom reports, which is great. If I created a custom report, a tile that tells me how many people have logged in today. We currently have a little under 2000 users, and that's only users, we actually have integrations, that we created a custom form that sends hours directly to Planview. They're not using Planview directly, but they're sending their hours to Planview through an API.""When it comes to managing project plans, Enterprise One is awesome at enabling us to see what stage work is at. I've always thought it was awesome because it's good whether we're doing a traditional WBS or we're linking in epics into projects that are supporting the programs and the strategies, I've always thought it was an excellent tool.""The resource capacity planning is the most valuable feature because you can evaluate your team's capacity by team and what projects they're working on and you can forecast easily by team.""It maps back to our SDLC process pretty well. I'm able to see the stage of where things are at. We also use Azure DevOps for all of our requirements and our coding.""The financial planning capabilities are very useful. We have integration for an SAP system, and so we load financial data from SAP into Planview for prior months. And then we use the forecasting capabilities to get a complete picture of the cost of a specific project. The financial management is very useful.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the completeness of the standard, underlying metamodel.""We're still in an early stage. Things will change as we use it more. I did program reports that are important and that will provide us with value.""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."

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"The product offers very good support for all mainstream modeling notations and architectural frameworks.""Sparx offers good flexibility.""It has led some teams to do better code reviews - to be less focussed on coding conventions (syntax) and more focussed on the semantics because of the abstraction level clear design affords.""Scalability is not a problem. You can always increase the footprint of what the thing can do because it's so powerful.""The initial setup is easy.""Ability to keep inventory of reusable blocks, and use in different diagrams with views of various templates.""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."

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"The content management definitely needs to improve. We don't really use content management for projects inside Enterprise One. We have actually switched to a SharePoint site. We have a feed from Enterprise One every night of all the projects that are created.""I think some of the administrative aspects of it could be a little easier, especially when it comes to designing reports. The reporting coming out of it could be a little bit better.""The reporting capability and access to the fields for our system administrators to have access to the data without having to pay Enterprise One to get the data that's needed to create custom reports for management to create reports need improvement.""When you think of planning at a PI level, roadmap planning, or release planning, I think they should make a little more headway into how agile delivery works, tying it back into the financials and the planning to Planview. I think it would be good.""Their off-shore support is something new that they're laying out and the team just needed some development in terms of skill and experience.""Configuring the UI in the content management system is too elaborate and too time-consuming.""I think that the user interface needs some getting used to. It's not immediately intuitive. That's potentially room for improvement. I think also that an organization needs to have good support from some senior management to get something like Planview established.""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."

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"Even if there are web-based tools in the Enterprise Architecture tool ecosystem (like Prolaborate), the main modeling application is still a fat client application.""The documentation could be better. Where I work, we speak French and we don't speak English, so we don't have anything in French. It's perfect in English, but we need something in French.""Because its easy to create diagrams one needs to be vigilant on the housekeeping of orphaned fragments - I have written my own scripts to do this, maybe they are available now.""I think the product is good. When I'm trying to do something specific for some part of project documentation, it's hard to get it figured out if you don't use it all the time. It's such a massive tool, it's hard to figure out how to dig in and get to the documentation where you have to be to get some idea of what to do. There are not a lot of examples that I'm aware of to be able to do that.""The documentation needs a bit of improvement. What I find is that when I'm trying to do something specific for some part of a project, in terms of documentation, it's kind of hard to get at figuring out if you don't use it all the time.""Not visually appealing.""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."

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"Our licensing fees are approximately $50,000 USD annually.""Our licensing costs are about a quarter of a million dollars per year.""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."

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Top Answer: 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… more »
Top Answer: 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.
Top Answer: We had some learning issues at the start, but now that the users are in the tool day after day, they are getting there. Power BI versus getting reports within Planview could improve. Instead of having… more »
Top Answer: 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.
Top Answer: In terms of cost, Sparx EA is probably one of the cheapest tools I have ever used. However, study the most important versions of EA before you buy it. I'd also recommend that you buy the edition up… more »
Top Answer: This solution should have better ease of use for the uninitiated.
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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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Find out what your peers are saying about Planview Enterprise One vs. Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
438,043 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Planview Enterprise One is ranked 2nd in Architecture Management with 36 reviews while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is ranked 1st in Architecture Management with 15 reviews. Planview Enterprise One is rated 8.2, while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Planview Enterprise One writes "Provides end-to-end work management for the full spectrum of types of work in one tool". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect writes "Has made the EA object model available so you can add your own popup menu items". Planview Enterprise One is most compared with Planview PPM Pro, Broadcom Clarity PPM, JIRA Portfolio, Microsoft Project Server and Planisware, whereas Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is most compared with Visual Paradigm, No Magic MagicDraw, Visio, ARIS BPM and IBM Rational System Architect. See our Planview Enterprise One vs. Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect report.

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