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"t's a good tool. My colleagues that are making use of it for application, business processes, or data modeling, are very satisfied with it. They find it easy to use. The graphical representation is simple but therefore efficient, so I know that they are planning a very good commencement on the use of these tools.""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.""The most valuable features are the application, portfolio, data, architectures, and modeling things.""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.""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."

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"This is a flexible tool compared to some other solutions.""The most valuable features are mainly the reporting side of things and the dashboard.""The solution has wide use within Microsoft products. The integration with Microsoft products, and, in particular, Microsoft Office, is great.""The solution is easily modified to suit your needs."

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"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.""The automatic data collection and interface need improvement.""It lacks capabilities with regard to infrastructure modeling.""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.""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."

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"The migration tool needs to be included in the main package, and not as a separate license.""The performance is slow, which is something that should be improved.""We found a few issues with importing data and all the manipulation of data, especially when it came to the BI side of things because it utilized a particular template to be able to get certain reports. The user administrators could not manipulate it to get the right reports.""It runs relatively slowly."

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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..."
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  • "The licensing is on a yearly basis. We currently work with a standard fee."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    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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    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… more »
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    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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    The solution is easily modified to suit your needs.
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    I'd like the solution to run more quickly than it does.
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    My work is business applications and I'm currently dealing with an infrastructure architecture project. iServer is an enabler for me to deliver value and information. I'm an enterprise architect and a… more »
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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.

    iServer is a unified software platform and enterprise modeling environment that extends and enhances the familiar, market leading Microsoft Visio and Office products. Core capabilities provided by iServer include an enhanced Microsoft Visio diagramming interface, a powerful central repository for all enterprise architecture or business process models and documentation, and a range of tools for visualization, analysis and decision making.

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    Sample Customers
    VIVAT Insurance, Huf Portuguesa, Erasmus University, Royal Bank of Scotland
    Barclays, Cathay Pacific, Deloitte, British Gas, MasterCard
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    REVIEWERS
    Energy/Utilities Company25%
    University13%
    Maritime Company13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Company Size
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    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise44%
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    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise58%
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    BiZZdesign HoriZZon is ranked 6th in Architecture Management with 5 reviews while iServer is ranked 10th in Architecture Management with 4 reviews. BiZZdesign HoriZZon is rated 8.0, while iServer is rated 8.6. 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 iServer writes " Reporting feature and SharePoint integration makes it easier for administrators to upload information for BI". BiZZdesign HoriZZon is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, ARIS BPA, Avolution ABACUS, LeanIX and SAP PowerDesigner, whereas iServer is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, LeanIX, Visio, ARIS BPA and erwin Data Modeler (DM). See our BiZZdesign HoriZZon vs. iServer report.

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