erwin Evolve Pros and Cons

erwin Evolve Pros

ScottLawson
Director IT Architecture at QAD
One of the most valuable features is the website that sits on top of the database. There's a database of objects and how they are related, and you can make views and diagrams and visual elements out of that information on the website. The website is the part that is called Evolve and we use the Evolve Designer and publish the website out to our employees. They can click around and navigate and search, etc.
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Jeff Calvert
Sr. Enterprise Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
I can send images in the PDF form, along with the relationships and the associations that are a very important part of what we do. It can show what is affected and what is impacted by a certain change in one area of the system architecture or enterprise architecture. I can very quickly draw those issues and topics to the fore.
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MatthieuGarcia
Senior Business Process Management Architect at a pharma/biotech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The feature that stands out for me is the ease of configuring objects and the screens to show them. It's really easy to add a new type of object in this reference. Creating a new type of object, using it, and evolving it a little bit in terms of what we can document about it are the main features that made us decide to use this provider.
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reviewer1310625
Enterprise Architect at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
I have not seen capabilities for web-sharing and interaction with the architecture from any other supplier. It's a great capability...
By placing the data and the metadata into a model, which is what the tool does, you gain the abilities for linkages between different objects in the model, linkages that you cannot get on paper or with Visio or PowerPoint. That is a huge discriminator.
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reviewer1273548
Global Enterprise Architect and Catalogue of Business Solutions Manager at a recruiting/HR firm with 10,001+ employees
We use erwin Evolve to publish to the website. This allows us to enable publishing our website using parameterisation features. In a very fast, quick way, we can publish a table or chart onto a website.
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reviewer1328289
IT Director at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
There is a model behind it. It's really nice that the Evolve front-end, as it builds a website, keeps those relationships in mind. You can even go to a procedure and see all the applications that are related to it. Then you can go into that application and see all the standard operating procedures that that application is a part of. It's just very connected.
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Datarchitct678
Data Architect at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup was really straightforward and the deployment was done within one day.
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Archportman67
Architecture Portfolio Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The ability to share and collaborate on the solution is its most valuable feature.
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Rico Chiang
Chief Consultant at A.I. Consultancy Ltd
The most valuable features for us are impact analysis, where I can easily visualize the impact of change.
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Sri Sattiraju
User at AIT Resource Group
Forward and reverse engineering were valuable features.
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erwin Evolve Cons

ScottLawson
Director IT Architecture at QAD
What they need to do is to consolidate more of their products. For example, I was just looking and I couldn't figure out what erwin DT is. It's on the website but it would help if they could put information together and make it more clear as to what products they have and how they work with other things.
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Jeff Calvert
Sr. Enterprise Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The solution's integration capabilities with other tools in our system has not been all that well done. We have people who use ARIS, who use System Architect and, of course, Visio. erwin has very limited ways to import and export from those kinds of tools. It's not a very easy thing to do.
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MatthieuGarcia
Senior Business Process Management Architect at a pharma/biotech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
They have improved the search engine a little bit but it can always be improved more. The more data you put inside it, the more you want to use it.
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reviewer1310625
Enterprise Architect at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
With the Excel importing, the "up to date" part is the challenge. If we had a real-time integration, we could keep things up to date for whatever kinds of change points we had. With Excel, it is more that you have to export from one system then import it to another, so it's better for data that doesn't change that often.
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reviewer1273548
Global Enterprise Architect and Catalogue of Business Solutions Manager at a recruiting/HR firm with 10,001+ employees
The way that we are using it for application management, we have several KPIs. We want to follow and monitor them regarding a number of solutions. We cannot calculate this today. We would like real-time calculations along with the KPIs in order to improve the user experience. We would like the tool to be able to display this, not only as signals, but as charts.
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reviewer1328289
IT Director at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would like it to be easier to make changes and then deploy them into production, especially when you have multiple web servers or front-ends. It would be nice to make a change and then have it propagate to the production servers in a more automated fashion.
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Datarchitct678
Data Architect at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would like to see an improvement in the output of the solution.
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Archportman67
Architecture Portfolio Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The solution needs to focus on allowing for more integrations.
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Rico Chiang
Chief Consultant at A.I. Consultancy Ltd
I feel that the UML drawing capability needs to be improved.
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Sri Sattiraju
User at AIT Resource Group
Business process modelling could be improved.
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