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IDERA ER/Studio vs. iServer
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Pros
"It does the job.""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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"The most valuable features are mainly the reporting side of things and the dashboard.""The solution is easily modified to suit your needs.""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."

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Cons
"What needs the most improvement are semantic lineage and usability.""The model diagram because very clumsy when you save it on the team server and the models are very big."

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"It runs relatively slowly.""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.""I haven't used this solution long enough to know what areas could be improved.""Requirements management needs to be improved."

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  • "The price of this product is okay."
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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: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.
    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 »
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    Also Known As
    IDERA ER Studio, ER/Studio, ER/Studio Enterprise Team Edition
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    Overview

    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.

    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
    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
    Barclays, Cathay Pacific, Deloitte, British Gas, MasterCard
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Government20%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Computer Software Company10%
    University10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Insurance Company8%
    REVIEWERS
    Energy/Utilities Company25%
    University13%
    Maritime Company13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government10%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise61%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise69%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise57%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
    IDERA ER/Studio vs. iServer
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about IDERA ER/Studio vs. iServer and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    621,703 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    IDERA ER/Studio is ranked 13th in Architecture Management with 2 reviews while iServer is ranked 8th in Architecture Management with 4 reviews. IDERA ER/Studio is rated 6.0, while iServer is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of IDERA ER/Studio writes "Scales easily and the support is good, but the performance for large models should be improved". 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". IDERA ER/Studio is most compared with erwin Data Modeler by Quest, erwin Evolve by Quest, SAP PowerDesigner, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect and LeanIX, whereas iServer is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, LeanIX, Visio, ARIS BPA and ARIS Cloud. See our IDERA ER/Studio vs. iServer report.

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