erwin Data Modeler (DM) Pricing and License Cost

Sharon Allen
Sr. Manager, Data Governance at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
We came up with a two-part concept with our licensing. Our data architects have named licenses that only they can use. We have four named licenses today. But we also bought three concurrent licenses, two that are just for developers and the DBAs, and one that's a "read-only" that anybody can use. It's a little bit difficult for me to tell you how many people use those, but probably no less than 10 and possibly upwards of 25. We pay for maintenance on a yearly basis. There are no additional costs for the Workgroup Edition, which has the server component. That is the edition where you can save your models back to a database, which we installed on SQL Server, but I think you can install it on any of several different platforms. View full review »
Pam Rivera
Independent Consultant at a tech consulting company with 1-10 employees
We always had a problem keeping track of all the licenses. All of a sudden you might get a message that your license expired and you didn't know, and it happens at different times. At GM Finance, they engaged Sandhill to help us manage it. I was less involved because of the use of Sandhill, who was very helpful when we had trouble with our license. I remember you had to put in these long string of characters and be very careful that you didn't cut and paste it in an email, but that you generated it. It was so sensitive and really difficult until the upgrades. if there was a serious problem, then it was usually around the licensing, where there was some glitch in the licensing. Then, we would call Sandhill who would help us out with it. That's something where we had to invoke a third-party for any technical difficulties. 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. I think you buy a block of users because I know the company always wanted to manage the number of licenses. View full review »
Beverly King De Loach
Architecture Manager at CIGNA Corporation
I don't deal with pricing or licensing here. I know that you can get a per-seat license. You can get concurrent licenses. To me, if you're a full-time modeler, you need a per-seat license. If you're a developer or a data steward, you use it a couple of times a day, maybe a couple of times a week, you can have concurrent licenses so that a group of five people will share one license. If someone's using it you can't, but if it's free then you can go ahead and use it, or you can lock it, or whatever. There are different ways of licensing it. View full review »
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reviewer1376661
Sr. Data Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
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. View full review »
reviewer1436250
Data Modeler at a government with 10,001+ employees
I don't think that the pricing for my office is horrible. However, from my home, there's absolutely no way I could afford erwin on my own as far as doing my own work. There have been discussions between my office and the actual company that I work for and trying to decide on who would actually pay the bill. I'm the person stuck in the middle saying that I can't do my work here and luckily, I've been able to get one or two extensions on my free trial license from erwin. However, I'm afraid that I won't be able to get my company to pay for it and fairly soon the trial license will end up expiring on me. I decided to build physical only but later on that kind of bit me and so I will start building logical first and then the physical. It would be nice to be able to build out my own set of tables and maybe a Model Mart type of situation but I don't see me being able to afford a copy at home for myself. I won't be able to continue keeping a trial copy forever and until COVID is over. View full review »
RoshanHoskere
EDW Architect/ Data Modeler at Royal Bank of Canada
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. View full review »
George Halkias
Technology Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
We pay on a one-year subscription basis. View full review »
Gena Nelson
Enterprise Data Architect at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We pay maintenance on a yearly basis, and it's a low cost. There are no additional costs or transactional fees. The accuracy and speed of the solution in transforming complex designs into well-aligned data sources make the cost of the tool worth it. View full review »
reviewer1376640
Technical Consultant at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I like the concurrent licensing. That's phenomenal. I think that was a big win for us. View full review »
Tracy Hautenen Kriel
Sr. Manager, Enterprise Data Modeling CoE/COP at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
I think that the pricing is reasonable. It has called Concurrent licensing, where you can have a number of people share an erwin license. I think that that pricing is a little bit high, but that is a personal opinion. View full review »
Richard Halter
President at Global Retail Technology Advisors, LLC
They gave us a copy because of supporting a standards data model, so pricing and all that is really not something I can compare. I think it's a bit expensive, but it supports and does what we want. View full review »
Jose Luis Leon
Data Management & Automation Manager at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
The price should be lower in order to be on the same level as its competitors. View full review »
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