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Petr Klučka
Consultant
Business & Enterprise Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 08 2017

What is most valuable?

One tool for everything which provides all the features you need for an Enterprise Architecture and Solution Architecture. Wide language coverage for architecture… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Understanding the current state of enterprise architecture, incentives for: changes, backgrounds for strategy, cost savings, and process optimization.

What needs improvement?

The speed of redrawing elements and links in complex models - When you need to move part or all of the diagram across the diagram, the tool has a slow response when… more»

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

Obtain a floating license for a client tool, because not everyone is working with the tool all the time In case of team use, consider sharing a shared repository: Teamwork… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I did not use a different solution before. I had no reason to switch to another tool due to lack of functionality.

What other advice do I have?

Experience - Go for a trial version.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Evaluated Sparx EA, PowerDesigner, and Visio.
Real User
Owner with 10,001+ 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.
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Ibrahime Camara, Ccna
Real User
System Administrator at a software R&D company with 11-50 employees
Jul 23 2017

What do you think of Visual Paradigm?

I’ve used Visual Paradigm 8.0, and if I remember correctly, the Suite 4.0 from Object Management Group (OMG). The program or suite felt complex at first, but once you dive in, you feel there’s a lot of things you can achieve for your UML documents.  In addition, the integration with Java helped us to produce UML from coding, and the reverse as well, so one part of the team could work as Architect of the solution, while the other part could work as Developers. Among our different projects, we had to model the processes of the warehouse and stockrooms for a retailer store – like Target. The BP Visual Architect and the DFD were used to that end. The program allows us to save our work in many available formats, like *.jpg our *.ping. I would recommend using Visual Paradigm for the…
Artur Czernicki
Real User
Architekt IT with 201-500 employees
May 14 2019

What do you think of Visual Paradigm?

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the Solution Architecture Models and the Enterprise Architecture Model.

How has it helped my organization?

We designed the Enterprise Architecture Model in this tool.

What is most valuable?

Using the Component Diagram, Visual Paradigm helps with design and control, reusing components.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see the ability to easily export to groupware, such as Atlassian Confluence.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used this solution for a few years.

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What is Visual Paradigm?

Visual Paradigm is a UML tool. The tool is designed for a wide range of users including software engineers, system analysts, business analysts and system architects, or for anyone who is interested in reliably building large-scale software systems using an object-oriented approach. In addition, Visual Paradigm supports the latest standards of UML notation.
Visual Paradigm customers
Adobe, Apple, at&t, Caterpillar, Intel, NASA, Nokia, Toyota
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