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We performed a comparison between IBM System Architect and Visual Paradigm based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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  • "The pricing of Visual Paradigm is very appropriate and affordable. There are no hidden costs involved."
  • "This product is fairly cheap, but if you want more complex features, e.g. integration with other products, it does require an additional cost."
  • "Visual Paradigm has two models available. One of them is the educational edition, and another is the business edition. For my personal usage, I use the educational version mostly. In a project, my customers have to purchase a license."
  • "Visual Paradigm costs $99 per license. I chose the cheapest option from the pricing list."
  • "Pricing for Visual Paradigm is a four out of five for me. I'm happy with its pricing."
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    Top Answer:I love Visual Paradigm because it has many different types of diagrams. For any field of engineering, we can find a diagram.
    Top Answer:You can use Paradigm on a subscription basis and you can choose from different tiers of subscription. If you do not use the product much, you can only pay as little as $6 US a month. If you want to… more »
    Top Answer:From time to time, we experience some troubles when we work as teams. When two users work on the same diagram, it can be difficult. Changes appear in the diagrams which can be difficult to resolve. In… more »
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    5,125
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    7
    Average Words per Review
    397
    Rating
    8.0
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    Overview
    IBM Rational System Architect is an enterprise architecture tool, that you can use to visualize, analyze, and communicate all aspects of an enterprise architecture by applying industry-standard frameworks, notations, and methods. After you capture and understand an architecture, you can plan and implement its future improvements intelligently.
    Visual Paradigm is a UML tool. The tool is designed for a wide range of users including software engineers, system analysts, business analysts and system architects, or for anyone who is interested in reliably building large-scale software systems using an object-oriented approach. In addition, Visual Paradigm supports the latest standards of UML notation.
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    Sample Customers
    Wuxi Lake Cloud, Nationwide, ETI, IDS Scheer
    Adobe, Apple, at&t, Caterpillar, Intel, NASA, Nokia, Toyota
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Government17%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    University10%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company33%
    Financial Services Firm22%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm11%
    Government11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise72%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business65%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise24%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise63%
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    IBM System Architect is ranked 24th in Business Process Design while Visual Paradigm is ranked 9th in Business Process Design with 8 reviews. IBM System Architect is rated 0.0, while Visual Paradigm is rated 8.2. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Visual Paradigm writes "Complete feature sets, plenty of models, and useful document engine". IBM System Architect is most compared with No Magic MagicDraw, whereas Visual Paradigm is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, Visio, Lucidchart, No Magic MagicDraw and Bizagi.

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