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Jeff Calvert
Real User
Sr. Enterprise Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Feb 05 2020

What is most valuable?

For me, the most valuable features are the system analytics and system capabilities, the modeling, and being able to diagram-out system interfaces. And in equal measure… more»

How has it helped my organization?

With Visio, you simply get a picture, a diagram. It doesn't have any intelligence behind it and you can't really do any collaboration. The collaboration that we do use… more»

What needs improvement?

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… more»

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

The cost is something like $15,000, per license. But I haven't looked at those numbers in three years. It was over $100,000 to initially set everything up and get it all… more»

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

We used ProVision. We switched to erwin because The Department of Defense wanted us to switch to it. They wanted something with better support of The Department of Defense… more»

What other advice do I have?

Start with the basics and get a fundamental understanding of how the suite is configured. There is a modeling suite, an object analysis suite — the object window — and the… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We tried many options. We had a whole project of analysis of different tools and Erwin checked all the boxes. We looked at something called In2itive. That and System… more»
MatthieuGarcia
Real User
Senior Business Process Management Architect at a pharma/biotech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Feb 06 2020

What is most valuable?

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… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are using it to deploy all the processes and IT interfaces for our biggest update project. Without this tool, we couldn't have made and defined all the new processes. Using the tool we have managed… more»

What needs improvement?

There is room for improvement in the modeling. They are working on it, but we need a web-modeling tool. They have improved the search engine a little bit but it can always be improved more. The more… more»

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

Yearly, our cost is €100,000.

What other advice do I have?

Start small. Even if you are thinking big, start small. Use the first object and, after that, make it evolve. The biggest lesson I have learned from using this product is that because the product is… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated ARIS as well as a French solution called Mega HOPEX and another French solution called Bonanza. The difference is the fact that in the erwin product, when you model, even if you don't… more»
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Real User
Enterprise Architect at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
Mar 18 2020

What is most valuable?

There are two valuable features. One is the ease of use with configuration management control. From what I understand, there are other solutions out there and they can be really problematic. It's just seamless with the Casewise tool. The… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It's helped us advance in our capabilities to perform model-based systems engineering, and also model-based enterprise architecture; in those two domains. By placing the data and the metadata into a model, which is what the tool does, you… more»

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

We used the Erwin Data Modeler tool in the past, before we went to the EA tool. We went with EA to perform enterprise architecture and systems architecture work in a modeling solution. That's the driving reason to use these kinds of… more»

What other advice do I have?

Erwin EA Agile is very easy to use. It has great web-sharing of architecture to many different stakeholders, so that you can socialize your architecture. One of the things I was most interested in, in the 2018 version we just deployed, is… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

This was done about 10 years ago, and I didn't lead that study. A friend of mine did. I do remember that they looked at Magic Tour, Rhapsody, and Systems Enterprise Architect.
Real User
Global Enterprise Architect and Catalogue of Business Solutions Manager at a recruiting/HR firm with 10,001+ employees
Jan 28 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature for us is the visibility to open and enable notifications to the web interface for users that we want to prevent. Therefore, we are able to… more»

How has it helped my organization?

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… more»

What needs improvement?

The web interface could be more user-friendly. When you are publishing in the IT landscape, there is no real way right now to have a template that can alter the automated… more»

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

On a yearly basis, our licensing costs are 50,000 euro. There are no additional costs because we are on a SaaS model.

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

We previously used MEGA HOPEX. We switched for two main reasons: * The cost. * The complexity of media texts which was making it really difficult to maintain and share… more»

What other advice do I have?

We didn't have the perfect design on the paper before starting to implement it. We just started to implement it, then tried to use it. It is better to try and hope than… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated about 10 product besides erwin, such as MEGA HOPEX, Signavio, BiZZdesign, and LeanIX.
Datarchitct678
Real User
Data Architect at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 15 2019

What do you think of erwin Evolve?

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case for this solution is as data modeling tool. 

How has it helped my organization?

Enterprise Architecture improved our organization by giving clarity over the data that is available.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see an improvement in the output of the solution.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for about 15 years now.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is good, but so far we haven't used the shared version. We use the single stand-alone version. We have only three users, and they are all data architects. We don't use any other staff for maintenance. We also…
Archportman67
Real User
Architecture Portfolio Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Aug 30 2019

What do you think of erwin Evolve?

What is our primary use case?

I've primarily used the solution for conceptual logical modeling.

What is most valuable?

The ability to share and collaborate on the solution is its most valuable feature.

What needs improvement?

The solution needs to focus on allowing for more integrations.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used the solution for a number of years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We've had no issues surrounding the scalability of the solution. We have about eight users on it right now. We don't plan to increase usage at this time.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is good.

Which solution did I use previously

Sri Sattiraju
User
User at AIT Resource Group
Aug 09 2018

What do you think of erwin Evolve?

What is our primary use case?

Data modeling for data warehousing solutions, including forward engineering and reverse engineering for OLTP and dimensional models.

How has it helped my organization?

Creating and publishing DW models.

What is most valuable?

Forward and reverse engineering.

What needs improvement?

Business process modelling. 

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

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What is erwin Evolve?

erwin is used by more than 50,000 professionals in 60+ countries to get big results from their enterprise data initiatives. erwin is the #1 choice in virtually every industry, from government and healthcare to retail and finance.

erwin Modeling provides a collaborative environment to manage enterprise data through an intuitive, graphical interface. With a centralized view of key data definitions, you can leverage information as a strategic asset and more efficiently manage your data resources to save time and money.

Also known as
erwin EA, erwin Business Process, erwin Enterprise Architecture
erwin Evolve customers

AT&T, Bank of America, Chevron, Duke University, ESPN, Fidelity, GE, JP Morgan Chase, KPMG, McGraw Hill, NASA, Pfizer, Royal Bank of Scotland, Teradata, Union Pacific, Vodafone, Wells Fargo.

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