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RickDe Avila
Real User
Data Architect at NAMM
Jan 30 2020

What is most valuable?

For me, the biggest benefit with erwin DI is that I have a single source of truth that I can send anybody to. If anybody doesn't know the answer we can go back to it. Just… more»

How has it helped my organization?

erwin DI needs the Data Modeler, obviously, to be able to harvest the data directly from an existing database, or even a brand new one as you're designing it. That is a… more»

What needs improvement?

There is room for improvement in automation, no question. Also, the fact that I sometimes have to go in and out of different applications, even though it's all part of the… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The whole suite, not just the DI but the modeling software, the harvester, Mapping Manager — everything we have — is about $100,000 a year for our renewals. That works out… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We had Excel and Word documents, but nothing else. When we started our data warehouse project we were looking for a data governance tool. That led us to buy their data… more»

What other advice do I have?

Our first goals were data literacy and data as an asset. Those were our two big, ultimate goals three years ago. Data literacy turned out to be 10 times more important… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Everybody was evaluating other options. I got in trouble because I picked erwin after I had looked at 20 other things out there. Based on price and the size of our… more»
Sharon Allen
Real User
Sr. Manager, Data Governance at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 13 2020

What is most valuable?

They have just the most marvelous reports called mind maps, where whatever you are focused on sits in the middle. They have this wonderful graphic spiderweb that spreads… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have only had it a couple months. I am working with the DBAs to get what I would call a foundational installation of the data in. My company doesn't have a department… more»

What needs improvement?

It does have some customization, but it is not quite as robust as erwin DM. It's not like everything can have as many user-defined properties or customized pieces as I… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

You buy a seat license for your portal. We have 100 seats for the portal, then you buy just the development licenses for the people who are going to put the data in.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did not previously use another solution. erwin didn't have a formal business glossary.

What other advice do I have?

If you have the ability to pull a steering committee together to talk about how your data asset metadata needs to be used in different processes or how you can connect it… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did evaluate other options. Even though erwin DI got a few extra points from the evaluation to coordinate with the erwin DM tool, we looked at other tools: Alteryx… more»
Real User
Solution Architect at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 26 2020

What is most valuable?

The possibility to write automation scripts is the biggest benefit for us. We have several products with metadata and metadata mapping capabilities. The big difference… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It is improving just a small piece of our company. We are an extremely big company. Implementing this to the company, there is probably a zero percent adoption rate… more»

What needs improvement?

The SDK behind this entire product needs improvement. The company really should focus more on this because we were finding some inconsistencies on the LDK level… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The licensing cost is around $7,000 for user. This is an estimation. There is an additional fee for the server maintenance.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did not previously use another product. We used this product even before it was bought by erwin. Before, it was a company called AnalytiX DS. Then, after two years ago… more»

What other advice do I have?

I learned how to automate in the data area and how this is very different from any CI/CD development platforms that I was working on before. I learned that we need totally… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated four products and chose erwin. None of the competitors had this out-of-the-box automation feature. This was the biggest thing for me because we were looking… more»

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What is erwin Data Intelligence (DI) for Data Governance?

The erwin Data Intelligence Suite (erwin DI) combines data catalog and data literacy capabilities for greater awareness of and access to available data assets, guidance on their use, and guardrails to ensure data policies and best practices are followed. Automatically harvest, transform and feed metadata from a wide array of data sources, operational processes, business applications and data models into a central data catalog. Then make it accessible and understandable within context via role-based views. This complete metadata-driven approach to data governance facilitates greater IT and business collaboration.

Also known as
erwin DG, erwin Data Governance