"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."
"The initial setup is easy."
"The features I find most valuable is the ability to create a document and then put it into a OneCare artifact."
"It is a very rich tool in terms of the functionality, and the types of diagrams, that you can create in this tool."
"It's a very practical solution. You don't need to do an advanced course to start using this tool."
"This is a useful tool for IT people who need to design their solution architecture."
"It provides good utilization and it's a convenient tool for building exact architectural work."
"Ability to keep inventory of reusable blocks, and use in different diagrams with views of various templates."
"It is a useful tool for modeling and testing automated processes."
"The model diagram because very clumsy when you save it on the team server and the models are very big."
"What needs the most improvement are semantic lineage and usability."
"The visual presentation is a little too colorful and seems that it is dumbed down."
"Sparx can be a bit slow. If you are trying to design software architecture, sometimes we run into issues and need to refresh."
"The documentation needs a bit of improvement. What I find is that when I'm trying to do something specific for some part of a project, in terms of documentation, it's kind of hard to get at figuring out if you don't use it all the time."
"The user interface is not so good. It's not easy for someone to use it at first. The product takes some getting used to."
"For data modeling, it is not very mature when comparing with other data modeling tools."
"Their technical support is not good in India. I wrote to them because I had a question, but I never got an answer. So, I just left it behind."
"The Business Process Modeling or BPM feature can be improved to make it more interactive and user friendly because it is a tool for technical people. My current use is only for business process modeling notation and putting in the icons etc. You need to take them in as a class, which makes things very complex. Because of this complexity, it is not an easy-to-handle solution. Enterprise Architect is not very good for mockups. We cannot create user screens and other similar kinds of stuff, which is bad. For these things, we prefer to use Axure RP and other similar solutions. They should either remove this feature from this product or provide some kind of connectivity with Axure RP so that people can do better mockups of screens and import them. They need to augment and strengthen the BPM feature, which is the main feature. They need to put in some elements like artificial intelligence and augmented reality. They should look into such features because these things are coming up."
"I think the product is good. When I'm trying to do something specific for some part of project documentation, it's hard to get it figured out if you don't use it all the time. It's such a massive tool, it's hard to figure out how to dig in and get to the documentation where you have to be to get some idea of what to do. There are not a lot of examples that I'm aware of to be able to do that."
"This solution has some limitations from a business perspective."
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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.
Sparx Enterprise Architect is a platform that accelerates and integrates software, business and systems development. Twice winner of Jolt and multiple SD Times Awards with an installed base of 580,000 + licenses, supported by 230 partners in 160 countries. From requirements to implementation and beyond, Sparx Systems' Enterprise Architect is a fully featured tool suite that lets you model, design, simulate, prototype, build, test, manage and trace from vision to solution.
IDERA ER/Studio is ranked 12th in Architecture Management with 3 reviews while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is ranked 1st in Architecture Management with 35 reviews. IDERA ER/Studio is rated 6.4, while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is rated 8.0. 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 Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect writes "Great pricing with an easy initial setup and a comprehensive toolkit". IDERA ER/Studio is most compared with erwin Data Modeler (DM), erwin Evolve, SAP PowerDesigner, Toad Data Modeler and Redgate SQL Toolbelt, whereas Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is most compared with Visual Paradigm, No Magic MagicDraw, Visio and ARIS BPA. See our IDERA ER/Studio vs. Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect report.
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