No Magic MagicDraw Reviews

No Magic MagicDraw is the #10 ranked solution of our top Business Process Design tools. It's rated 4.0 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect - No Magic MagicDraw vs Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect

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Terry Jones
Real User
President at I2R, Inc.
Jun 27 2020

What is most valuable?

When you look at it, No Magic is an all-encompassing tool. You can use it for business architecture design. You can use it for deploying an ERP system across your… more »

How has it helped my organization?

The No Magic CAE tool enables me to provide my clients with an interactive solution that can be used to analyze current business architecture and make modifications to… more »

What needs improvement?

The software is a little more challenging if you haven't been trained on how to use it. No Magic has developed many guides and documents to assist your learning effort… more »

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

When you purchase a No Magic product, you are buying a seat license. I would say licensing cost ranges anywhere from $3,500 to $6,500 per seat (depending on the software… more »

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

I've attempted to use various process modeling tools, but none are as comprehensive as the No Magic CAE software.

What other advice do I have?

I'd rate the solution nine out of ten. I know there are some little nuisances here and there. Still, it works. I've had good success with it. It's got a lot of capability… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes. Bizagi, ARIS, Signavio, bpm online, iGrafix, etc.
Real User
Adjunct Professor at a university with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 26 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the amount of flexibility that one has to model, which is great for an individual. But it becomes a problem when you're trying to collaborate within a team. It is not a strongly coupled tool.

What needs improvement?

I dabble with the OMG (object management group) in terms of definitions of standard. OMG is now working on SysML version 2.0 and there is significant work that needs to be done to eliminate some of the ambiguities and foibles in the… more »

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

I am not aware of the costs, as this solution is offered to me by the clients.

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

Previously, I used the Sparx Enterprise Architect. I still use it on occasion.

What other advice do I have?

I am a sole proprietor consultant and I work within teams that are a mix of contractors and government employees. Also, I am an adjunct professor. My advice goes back to the 80/20 rule. There is 20% of the basic fundamental capabilities… more »
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PalcsoAttila
Reseller
CEO at SEP Consulting kft.
Feb 17 2020

What is most valuable?

The architecture is not only drawing. The most valuable features are the workflow, the workflow drawing, block diagrams, and team sharing, where everyone can work together.

What needs improvement?

The pricing concept and methodology need to be improved and reduced without compromising the quality. The price is so high that there is no market penetration. I have a technical issue in not knowing how to share the information with a client. If we create the drawing, how can we distribute it or… more »

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

This solution is expensive. We procure licenses directly from MagicDraw and sell them to the clients.

What other advice do I have?

We are the largest MagicDraw user in Hungary. It's good software, but there is little to no market penetration. People don't know about it or use it. Where is the revenue of the software? There has to be more awareness as Enterprise Architects. The design itself is nothing. Design with consulting is… more »
Real User
Expert System Engineer at a transportation company with 51-200 employees
Apr 21 2020

What is most valuable?

This solution can be customized to your needs. The technical support is very good. It is easy to set up and use.

What needs improvement?

The cost of upgrading the product should be lower. It would be useful if there were a way of comparing the production and design models. It is not necessary because there are other tools to validate the design but having it included would be good.

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

In addition to the initial cost, you have to pay annually for support in order to get the upgrades.

What other advice do I have?

My advice to anybody who is designing complex projects, like defense projects or space projects, is that they have to use this program or one like it. All of the stakeholders have to understand that they need to review the product using models, in addition to the documents. Following this will… more »
Terry Jones
Real User
President at I2R, Inc.
Nov 11 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the ability to quickly build multiple layers within the organizational and business process environments, as well as in the SysML product environments, and converting to files that can be accessed by clients who… more »

How has it helped my organization?

I use Magic Draw for program/systems modeling to support client engagements. I used Magic Draw most recently to model from the strategic level down to the business process level for a company that is preparing for an ERP project. I was able… more »

What needs improvement?

I would like to see the ability to deploy live business process models and capture real-time data (without the need for another product tool) so you don't have to be dependent on other products for this functionality. The bottom line is… more »

What other advice do I have?

Magic Draw has capabilities that I'm sure I haven't even touched on, but at least for what I'm attempting to achieve, it provides the most capability to meet my needs at this point in time.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

This solution fits my use case better than any other product that I have evaluated. Some of the competitors are ARIS BPM and Bizagi.
James Towers
Real User
Principal Systems Engineer at Object Flow
Sep 04 2020

What do you think of No Magic MagicDraw?

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are: Usability Standards compliance Interfaces with other software

What needs improvement?

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Stability and scalability are both good. Our clients are mainly enterprise size.

How are customer service and technical support?

Their technical support is good. 

How was the initial setup?

I ran it on a Mac and it was very straightforward.

What other advice do I have?

I would advise someone considering this solution to do a proof of concept. Ensure that your engineers have the training, not just in the tool, but also in the languages they're going to use. I would rate it an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud

What is No Magic MagicDraw?

MagicDraw is the award-winning business process, architecture, software and system modeling tool with teamwork support. Designed for Business Analysts, Software Analysts, Programmers, QA Engineers, and Documentation Writers, this dynamic and versatile development tool facilitates analysis and design of Object Oriented (OO) systems and databases.
Also known as
MagicDraw
No Magic MagicDraw customers
Northrop Grumman, Labcorp, Deposco, ClearView Training, IT Services Promotion Agency, Intelligent Chaos, Metalithic Systems Inc., Sodifrance
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