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"The interface is simple, user-friendly, and very intuitive.""I actually quite liked the no-coding functionality.""The licensing of the product is very good. You only need to license it once and then you have it forever.""The most valuable features for my client are timing and scheduling.""We have found the pricing to be very reasonable.""The solution is continuously adding more integrations to help with workflows and bot and task creation.""The pricing is excellent. I would give them perfect marks in that regard.""The most valuable feature is the drag-and-drop interface, which is very Windows-like."

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"It does the job.""The interface is really simple to use and it allows me to pick and choose which tables I want to reverse engineer.""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."

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"It's possible that they could use a stronger community for seeking guidance and help.""The vendor is currently working on a solution that allows us to automatically create a process that is based on a document that we receive via email.""The OCR for Hebrew text needs to be improved.""They do not encrypt passwords, so this is an issue with HIPAA compliance.""The interface could be more user-friendly and easier to navigate.""The solution has a very weak knowledge base.""Some companies have asked for voice integration. This is likely part of the roadmap.""The documentation is not that great."

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"The model diagram because very clumsy when you save it on the team server and the models are very big.""The visual presentation is a little too colorful and seems that it is dumbed down.""What needs the most improvement are semantic lineage and usability."

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  • "I like the way this solution is priced because you can buy a license, or you can buy the software outright."
  • "It comes with a package that costs approximately $20,000 USD per year."
  • "While solutions like UiPath and Blue Prism cost around $11,000-$12,000 for each license, this product costs around $7,000 and you can keep it forever."
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  • "I am currently using the trial version, but this solution is definitely worth considering for the price point."
  • "The price of this product is okay."
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    We pay the licensing fees on a yearly basis. The pricing is good.
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    Also Known As
    AutoMate
    IDERA ER Studio, ER/Studio, ER/Studio Enterprise Team Edition
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    Overview
    Modular dealership management system that includes service dispatching, accounts payable, vehicle merchandising, parts invoicing.

    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
    Aldergrove Financial Group, Preferred Health Professionals, Mindbeam Technologies, First Credit Union in British Columbia, Vestcom International, Prime Liberty Benefits, University of Tampa, CNLBancshares, World Precision Instruments, BJ's Restaurants, Globe Pequot Press, Accudata Technologies, Norton Healthcare, Pacific Toxicology Laboratories
    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%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Government20%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Healthcare Company10%
    Computer Software Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Insurance Company8%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business60%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise20%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise61%
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    HelpSystems AutoMate is ranked 12th in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with 9 reviews while IDERA ER/Studio is ranked 12th in Architecture Management with 3 reviews. HelpSystems AutoMate is rated 7.8, while IDERA ER/Studio is rated 6.4. The top reviewer of HelpSystems AutoMate writes "Great technical support, with lots of features added regularly and very good scalability capabilities". 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". HelpSystems AutoMate is most compared with UiPath, Microsoft Power Automate, Automation Anywhere (AA), Blue Prism and Appian, whereas IDERA ER/Studio is most compared with erwin Data Modeler (DM), erwin Evolve, SAP PowerDesigner, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect and Avolution ABACUS.

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