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BiZZdesign HoriZZon vs. IDERA ER/Studio
July 2022
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Pros
"Among the valuable features is the ability to document standards. For example, we have mandatory operating standards that need to be followed by every application and every architecture. We use things like table charts and pie charts for documenting the costs incurred across the systems. All of these are good features.""I like the flexibility of the modeling part for standards like ArchiMate and, at same time, BPMN. It allows us to connect elements from different areas and to have a single repository and a single source of truth. It gives us one place to do analysis throughout the organization.""One of the main advantages of this solution is that they have representation in the Open Group Forum, which means that any changes in ArchiMate are immediately implemented in BiZZdesign.""It is very easy to use. I can just click on an application component and find out if we are using this particular component. This provides us flexibility."

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"Using this product has improved the way we maintain our models because they have a place where we can keep all of them, and they can be viewed using the web interface.""It does the job."

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Cons
"In HoriZZon, there are different matrices. In some of the cases, there is an option to aggregate them, but in other cases, we have not done this, e.g., to see the proper costs. For example, if I have 10 different matrices, then I need to create an aggregate view out of those 10 matrices somewhere. That is where we have been struggling a bit. We have a counterpart from the HoriZZon product team with whom we have bi-weekly discussions. We have suggested to him that this can be improved.""I have seen table charts where, if the chart is a little too big, it does not fit in HoriZZon and it is not at all visible... There have been several times where we could not publish a chart properly and we had to break the chart into small tables and create multiple artifacts, creating a complete mess. This should be seriously taken up by BiZZdesign because there is a lot of scope for improvement in terms of usability. It's not at all good, unfortunately.""This tool is something of a beast - it takes a long time to learn, and it isn't possible for casual users and most architects. Unless a person spends 500 or 1,000 hours on the tool or does very concentrated sessions using all its functionalities, it's very difficult to master.""There is room for improvement in making it more seamless between the modeling and the analysis pieces. Sometimes you have to do some work in the backend to ensure that the HoriZZon portal really gets all of the information the way you want it. They are working on the seamlessness between what they call Enterprise Studio and HoriZZon."

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"The model diagram because very clumsy when you save it on the team server and the models are very big.""What needs the most improvement are semantic lineage and usability."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "[The] Orbus... pricing model was based on every single functionality having a price. The pricing was comparable but if we wanted to scale, it would have ended up being a lot more expensive. BiZZdesign gave us one price with all of the functionality, and we could scale as much as we needed."
  • "I haven't found any issues with the scalability and licensing parts that are access-related."
  • "First and foremost within the scope of improvement for the solution would be the cost. It's very costly..."
  • "The pricing model is slightly on the high side and could be more competitive for long-term partnerships."
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  • "The price of this product is okay."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:One of the main advantages of this solution is that they have representation in the Open Group Forum, which means that any changes in ArchiMate are immediately implemented in BiZZdesign.
    Top Answer:This tool is something of a beast - it takes a long time to learn, and it isn't possible for casual users and most architects. Unless a person spends 500 or 1,000 hours on the tool or does very… more »
    Top Answer:We are thinking of making BiZZdesign as a single source of truth for the entire American Century organization. We have found out a lot of information through their enterprise architect, scattered here… more »
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    Also Known As
    HoriZZon
    IDERA ER Studio, ER/Studio, ER/Studio Enterprise Team Edition
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    Overview

    HoriZZon is a technologically advanced product that leverages cutting-edge web, cloud, data integration, collaboration, social and analytic technologies. On one hand, it enables architects and analysts to analyze potential change scenarios, design better processes, and assess risk. On the other hand, it helps business stakeholders create, navigate, analyze (e.g. by using color or label views), use on demand charts, or free format explore (impact of change) the content in the repository.

    IDERA ER/Studio is a powerful suite for business-driven data modeling that enables companies to create an enterprise architecture foundation for data governance. With round-trip support for multiple database platforms, data architects have the power to reverse-engineer, analyze, and optimize existing databases easily from diverse platforms. Data professionals can easily capture and share models, metadata, data sources, and glossaries across the organization for improved alignment between the organization and Information Technology. Organizational stakeholders can take part in the metadata definition workflow and access information on models and metadata at the right level for their needs.

    Unlike its competition, it provides the broadest range of data platform support, industry-leading enterprise-level capabilities, visual data lineage and flow modeling, full dimensional modeling for data warehousing and business intelligence, and business data objects to bridge the gap between developers and data architects. It also provides a complete solution for enterprise architecture and data governance, extensive model change management, unique incorporation of true enterprise data dictionaries, unique linking of constructs across models, integrated visual data lineage import, and integrated data and business process modeling.

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    Sample Customers
    VIVAT Insurance, Huf Portuguesa, Erasmus University, Royal Bank of Scotland
    Newmont Mining, Entrust, Accolade, TalkTalk, Catalina, Protective Life, NTT Data, dir systèmes, Microsoft; American Express, Astellas Pharma, AstraZeneca, Coriant, Fedex, GlaxoSmithKline, PepsiCo, Prudential, Wells Fargo
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
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    Government20%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Healthcare Company10%
    Computer Software Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Insurance Company8%
    Company Size
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    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise50%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise64%
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    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise61%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise69%
    Buyer's Guide
    BiZZdesign HoriZZon vs. IDERA ER/Studio
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about BiZZdesign HoriZZon vs. IDERA ER/Studio and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    620,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    BiZZdesign HoriZZon is ranked 10th in Architecture Management with 4 reviews while IDERA ER/Studio is ranked 13th in Architecture Management with 2 reviews. BiZZdesign HoriZZon is rated 7.6, while IDERA ER/Studio is rated 6.0. The top reviewer of BiZZdesign HoriZZon writes "Helps us decide where we should invest in our IT portfolio, and will help us with mitigating risk in our landscape". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IDERA ER/Studio writes "Scales easily and the support is good, but the performance for large models should be improved". BiZZdesign HoriZZon is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, ARIS BPA, LeanIX, Avolution ABACUS and Visio, whereas IDERA ER/Studio is most compared with erwin Data Modeler by Quest, erwin Evolve by Quest, SAP PowerDesigner, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect and Redgate SQL Toolbelt. See our BiZZdesign HoriZZon vs. IDERA ER/Studio report.

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