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We performed a comparison between BiZZdesign HoriZZon and MEGA HOPEX based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Architecture Management solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed BiZZdesign HoriZZon vs. MEGA HOPEX report (Updated: September 2022).
635,162 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"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.""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.""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."

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"What I find the most valuable is the process workflow. It is really good.""It is very interactive.""Every module sets up the same information in a unique repository.""The most valuable parts of this solution are the richness of its features and its easy interface.""The most valuable feature of MEGA HOPEX is the publication method for static websites. You can generate the whole database into a static website. Additionally, in the new tabular entry, you don't have to put objects or links, you can go and fill a tab and the MEGA HOPEX will generate an object for you in a simple way.""Its availability is very good.""This is a complete package with all of the functionality that we need.""We have many use cases for this solution but the feature I have found most valuable is the IT Portfolio Management module."

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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.""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.""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."

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"MEGA HOPEX's initial setup could be easier. The newer version is better but they still need to improve the process. The deployment took approximately four to eight hours.""MEGA HOPEX's problem is that it is expensive, but it's a fantastic tool.""The initial setup can be quite complex at first.""Lacking more out of the box integrations.""The initial setup is a little complex.""It would be great if this solution could integrate with other tools such as ITSM (ServiceNow) or CMDB.""The solution is quite expensive.""We have a very close relationship with MEGA representatives in Mexico, and we ask them why they don't offer impact analysis. For example, we have a server in the center and provide the client a view of what's in the peripheral area, like one cluster, application, process area, and services. We want to offer our clients that level of visibility with HOPEX."

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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 the MEGA HOPEX license could improve, it is expensive. The license key for business process analysis and IT architecture is approximately €10,000. This price is fixed, it's not a subscription or cloud-based version. It is a one-time price."
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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 »
    Top Answer:Hi @Cheryl Joseph ​Looking at the crossover between Project and Portfolio management with EA, then Planview could be a good choice. If looking at Portfolio Management from an EA perspective then… more »
    Top Answer:While licensing can get expensive, I can’t speak to the exact price. It really depends on how many licenses are needed by the organization. If I only need 150 licenses and another company needs 5,000… 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.

    MEGA HOPEX is a single software platform that combines integrated software solutions including privacy and data management, business process analysis, and risk management. By connecting business, IT, data, and risk perspectives, MEGA HOPEX helps your organization get the visibility you need and also helps improve decision-making by using connected EA to eliminate silos and foster collaboration. As a SaaS solution, MEGA HOPEX is scalable, flexible, and secure. It relies on Microsoft Azure infrastructure and is designed to seamlessly and easily integrate into your digital ecosystem. The MEGA HOPEX platform enables you to develop an integrated approach to risk management, business optimization, and data governance, as well as to build a clear IT roadmap.

    MEGA HOPEX Features

    MEGA HOPEX has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Flexible metamodel configurability: MEGA HOPEX can be adapted to your operating model with easy-to-use customization options. In addition, it gives you the option to expand functionalities and import ready-to-use content through the HOPEX store.
    • Intuitive workflows: The MEGA HOPEX platform includes intuitive workflows that help accelerate business value delivery and also helps to foster collaboration among all stakeholders.
    • Ready-to-use enterprise portal: With MEGA HOPEX’s ready-to-use enterprise portal, it is easy to share insights across your entire organization.
    • Contextual search: MEGA HOPEX has a contextual search functionality that enables you to find accurate and trusted data easily with the option to also use filters to narrow your search results.
    • Reporting and dashboarding: MEGA HOPEX offers out-of-the-box templates for reports and also allows you to build your own reports to monitor and govern your projects with actionable insights and recommendations.

    MEGA HOPEX Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing MEGA HOPEX. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Data-driven algorithms: MEGA HOPEX provides smart recommendations based on data-driven algorithms, giving you the ability to share actionable insights using a collaborative enterprise portal and mobile apps.
    • Intuitive modeling engine: The MEGA HOPEX platform enables you to visually communicate how your operations work and see how business, IT, and data are connected through building different diagrams. 
    • Improved collaboration and alignment: MEGA HOPEX has a data discovery tool that extracts data from various sources to build your data catalogs. The platform’s automated discovery of applications, data, and processes, along with its automated diagram generation and intelligent workflows, improve productivity, collaboration, and alignment.
    • Accelerates project delivery: By using MEGA HOPEX, you can develop synergies and avoid duplicative efforts by connecting strategy, business, IT, data, and risk perspectives on the same platform.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the MEGA HOPEX solution.

    PeerSpot user Kayode A., Enterprise Architecture Consultant at ZealHosts Consulting, says, “What I find the most valuable is the process workflow. It is really good. The fact that you can decompose is also valuable, as is the file D structure. Also, the fact that you can have your own logical repository structure and you can drag and drop is very valuable. This is largely because of its intuitiveness. Once you understand the logic behind the tool, MEGA HOPEX is quite intuitive. I also like the ability to create custom reports. I like the fact that you can share repository content via web to other end users who are not architects.”

    A Software Architect at a transportation company mentions, “The main feature that we like the most is the ability to have a unique repository where all the architects can interact and play together with the shapes of different architecture solutions. They have a unified repository where users can share the developments they're working on. Its availability is very good.” 

    An IT Consulting Manager at a tech services company comments, "We have many use cases for this solution but the feature I have found most valuable is the IT Portfolio Management module."

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    Sample Customers
    VIVAT Insurance, Huf Portuguesa, Erasmus University, Royal Bank of Scotland
    Aetna, Fannie Mae, M&T Bank, Glatfelter Insurance Group, Zions Management Services Company, The College Board, Baxter Credit Union, AXA Financial, Missouri Department of Conservation, New York State OTDA, MEG Energy Corp, Walgreens, Procter & Gamble, Biogen Idec, Gilead Sciences, Organic Valley, Trinity Health, Nissan and Ford
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm36%
    Insurance Company14%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm7%
    Healthcare Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Government11%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise50%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise68%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise46%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise75%
    Buyer's Guide
    BiZZdesign HoriZZon vs. MEGA HOPEX
    September 2022
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    BiZZdesign HoriZZon is ranked 9th in Architecture Management with 4 reviews while MEGA HOPEX is ranked 4th in Architecture Management with 10 reviews. BiZZdesign HoriZZon is rated 7.6, while MEGA HOPEX is rated 8.0. 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 MEGA HOPEX writes "Interactive with good functionality and helps with productivity". BiZZdesign HoriZZon is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, ARIS BPA, LeanIX, Avolution ABACUS and Camunda Platform, whereas MEGA HOPEX is most compared with ARIS BPA, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, LeanIX, iServer and erwin Data Modeler by Quest. See our BiZZdesign HoriZZon vs. MEGA HOPEX report.

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