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Pros
"There are a lot of features I find valuable, but I think that the metamodel customization is one of the best features that the solution offers."

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"The most valuable features are mainly the reporting side of things and the dashboard.""We like the governance.""There were lots of different requirements, and collaboration and review is one of the biggest things. There is also Office 360 integration, and there's flexibility to use it as a database as well.""The initial setup is easy.""The solution is easily modified to suit your needs."

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Cons
"The reverse engineering of the database is already there, but in the next release I would like to see some pilot supplied with the solution in order to address any database."

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"It runs relatively slowly.""The modelling needs improvement, specifically forecasting capabilities and scenarios.""I haven't used this solution long enough to know what areas could 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.""Requirements management needs to be improved."

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  • "The licensing is on a yearly basis. We currently work with a standard fee."
  • "It's about 13K to set up and 9K for the license for three months. I think it's about 20K a year, but we haven't firmed up on pricing yet because the price depends on how long we commit to the solution."
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    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer:Hi Bruce, Could definitely help you if you were using QualiWare as an EA toolset. We have a direct conversion routine that brings everything across (diagram geography, objects, relationships, all… more »
    Top Answer:There are a lot of features I find valuable, but I think that the metamodel customization is one of the best features that the solution offers.
    Top Answer:I haven't used this solution long enough to know what areas could be improved.
    Top Answer:We're using this for business process management. We're currently procuring the solution. This is a SAS solution. There will be five designers and a thousand viewers and collaborators using this… more »
    Top Answer:This is not a product that I recommend for business process design tasks. I would rate this solution a five out of ten.
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    Rational System Architect
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    Overview
    IBM Rational System Architect is an enterprise architecture solution for visualizing, analyzing, and communicating enterprise architecture and business process analysis. This solution provides decision support, process optimization, and integration into solution delivery. Rational System Architect addresses all aspects of your organization's enterprise architecture, including modeling, publishing, analysis, and execution.

    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
    Wuxi Lake Cloud, Nationwide, ETI, IDS Scheer
    Barclays, Cathay Pacific, Deloitte, British Gas, MasterCard
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company15%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Government10%
    REVIEWERS
    Energy/Utilities Company22%
    Financial Services Firm22%
    University11%
    Maritime Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company13%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Government12%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise74%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise60%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise72%
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    IBM Rational System Architect is ranked 13th in Enterprise Architecture Management with 1 review while iServer is ranked 7th in Enterprise Architecture Management with 5 reviews. IBM Rational System Architect is rated 8.0, while iServer is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of IBM Rational System Architect writes "Lots of valuable features, especially the metamodel customization ". 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". IBM Rational System Architect is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, UNICOM System Architect, MEGA HOPEX, erwin Data Modeler by Quest and erwin Evolve by Quest, whereas iServer is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, LeanIX, Visio, ARIS BPA and MEGA HOPEX.

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