Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect Competitors and Alternatives

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Real User
Owner at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
May 28 2019

What is most valuable?

I like the fact that this solution is complete. It doesn't matter whether I want to draw a quick UML model, or a mind map, or some architecture or business motivation. It's in the tool, and there's not much that I can't do with it. This… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see something for visualizing innovation work maps. I created my own template in LibreOffice Draw, but it would be nice if there were something like that in Visual Paradigm. What I do now is to use the export functionality… more»

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

When I first started using Visual Paradigm, one of the things that I liked was the price. It was not too expensive for a low learning curve. Over the years I've seen an increase in price, and it makes it difficult for a single person… more»

What other advice do I have?

When it comes to using the product, there is a learning curve, and it depends on how you want to start using it. If it's just for quickly modeling something to visualize the problem or explain stuff, it's not that hard. If you really want… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated other products before selecting this one, including Enterprise Architect.
Real User
Owner at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Aug 19 2019

What needs improvement?

We had a lot of problems with BiZZdesign, and I was happy when we switched to another tool. At first, we used the file server for sharing models, which didn't work because it freezes BiZZdesign. We switched to a database while still in a pilot project. Even then, we found that a lot of the functions were grayed out and unavailable for unknown reasons. We tested it, and we had support from… more»

What other advice do I have?

We have now moved to a new solution that works. The most important things are stability, collaboration, and of course, the user experience. Stability is a very important part of the user experience. I do not recommend using BiZZdesign. It is too much of a niche solution. Solutions like Enterprise Architect, or Visual Paradigm, are much more usable for the different kinds of audiences and users… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did evaluate other options before choosing BiZZdesign, although I am not sure why we selected this option.
Libor Černý
Real User
Process Manager at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Sep 30 2019

What is most valuable?

The cloud version has the advantage that you can work on it from anywhere. You can add data from your emails that are in the cloud, or use your mobile devices. This tool has methods for modeling processes, which is our requirement. If you… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see the cost of the licenses improved. The trial version of this solution does not give you enough time to learn how to use it, so it should be extended to one year. It would be an improvement if ARIS Mashup were integrated… more»

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

There is a student version of this solution that can be used for free. There is also a trial version that can be used free for thirty days.

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

Prior to this solution, I used Enterprise Architect. The main difference between these two solutions is licensing. The modeling capability is similar, although with ARIS you have a clear methodology. With Enterprise Architect, you have to… more»

What other advice do I have?

From my perspective, the cloud aspect of this solution is only a way to store data. It doesn't matter if the application is in the cloud or on-premises on my computer. I think that if you use the solution on the cloud, then it takes over… more»
Yves Vander Schelden
Real User
IT Senior Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Sep 03 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the completeness, and the repos included on the platform. The solution offers very good management.

What needs improvement?

The user experience, the layout and the different technologies behind the presentations are a bit old. These need to be updated. They should focus on web development. It's simply not supporting the current user experience guidelines. The… more»

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

We had a custom made internal solution before switching to Alfabet.

What other advice do I have?

We only used the solution for a few months because it was only a proof of concept and since it was really expensive, we decided to choose another solution. We tested the solution for three months. Our organization used the private cloud… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated iServer, and MEGA among others, but the main issue was the pricing of such technology. It is quite a large investment.
Real User
CRM Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 30 2019

What is most valuable?

The flexibility in the reporting has been extremely valuable. We've been able to develop some nice looking reports and the dashboard's capability to map is very easy compared to Enterprise Architect.

What needs improvement?

The solution is limited compared to some other solutions like Enterprise Architect, which is less user-friendly, but you can do everything on it. They should also automate support.

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

The pricing is a bit painful in the sense that it depends on the number of elements you fit in the system. The price can be expensive if you use it a lot. It will cost you compared to other solutions if you have a lot of documentation. It's hard to predict the pricing of the system.

What other advice do I have?

In terms of advice I would give to others thinking of using this solution, I would say that you need to be aware of what you want to achieve in terms of functionality and documentation. It has some limitations. I would rate this solution eight out of ten. It's a good solution in the sense of what it… more»
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