If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering IBM Rational System Architect, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
Unfortunately, those that set up the solution didn't inform the new management and kind-of did it as an experiment. In the end, management decided not to proceed with usage. When we used it, we had it installed on a simple desktop. We didn't manage it in a public environment. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would rate it at an eight. I can recommend the solution, however only for the meta-model customization. Integration with all other software, like Microsoft, to facilitate an exchange, is not great. It can be an issue when it comes to ensuring the deliverables happen within the current software.
From a tool progress perspective, we have seen very little investment from the principal vendor in terms of feature enhancement. My advice to anyone who is researching this type of solution is to resist looking at the product features. Instead, look for the product investment, the product roadmap, and how they have positioned the product in their portfolio. Then, based on these factors, make a choice. Today the product might be leading, but if it loses its interest and you don't see considerable improvement then the support will deteriorate. I would rate this solution a five out of ten.
We use the local cloud version. I would recommend using the solution. I would rate the solution at seven out of ten. I really like the product, but there is room for improvement.
I'm looking for recommendations on how to export a UML-based model from IBM RSA into Avolution ABACUS.
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