OpenText ProVision Competitors and Alternatives

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Andrew Wykurz
Enterprise Architect at Enterprise Architecture Perspectives
Real User
Top 5
Mar 15, 2020
An out of the box tool that creates reports on the fly that can help your client make better decisions

What is our primary use case?

When a client is looking for information on how to leverage an EA tool or how to look at the analysis that can come from an EA repository using the tool to create reports and dashboards, I can demonstrate that to them. I can demonstrate capabilities of what EA tools should be doing and how they should be doing it. Whether the client has a current tool in place or not, I can compare the information that needs to be gathered when you're documenting your architecture. Then I can tell the client that this is why the information is important to document. It may seem trivial or non-important at the… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is that it has a customizable meta-model, which is key."
  • "The reporting could be easier to configure."

What other advice do I have?

Working with enterprise architecture, I set up the practice and evaluate the client's practices to see where they can leverage more consistent procedures and help with their program development. Most of my experience in IT solutions is on the documentation of solutions through EA tools as opposed to getting into the details of the actual solutions and the internal workings of them. From a recent email, Avolution has released a change being made in the latest version and they are explaining what changes need to be done. People who are on servers hosted by Avolution, need to log off by a certain…
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reviewer1261290
Project Manager at a government with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
Jan 9, 2021
Useful for creating build-outs and architecture views, but requires a publisher add-on for some detailed reports

What is our primary use case?

I'm the manager of my contract division, and my team uses this tool. They talk with different customers, and once they get the information about their as-is architecture, they go in and collect the necessary views, such as service views, distant views, and things like that. We then publish a report for the customer. That's what the tool is used for.

Pros and Cons

  • "It is useful for creating build-outs and architecture views and for publishing reports and stuff like that for different programs."
  • "I don't use the tool or know a lot. It is going to have some shortcomings. When it comes down to publishing, we just found out this week that they actually have a publisher add-on. So, what we were trying to publish was not giving a detailed report about the architecture, views, etc. I just wish they had sent these to UNICOM and contacted them about add-on features for the publishing part of the tool."

What other advice do I have?

I would rate System Architect a seven out of ten because I'm not using it much, and I haven't had time to play with the tool. The system manager is more involved with this tool and has more trust in the tool.
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