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"The solution is easily modified to suit your needs.""This is a flexible tool compared to some other solutions.""The solution has wide use within Microsoft products. The integration with Microsoft products, and, in particular, Microsoft Office, is great."

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"I think one of the key things is the plugins for integration with requirements management tools like Doors""The technical support is very good.""The beauty of MagicDraw is that it has a simulation part, so you can simulate your model to validate it. The simulation allows you to bring in code off of an external code that you can write to set up the simulation and execute the code.""When you look at it, No Magic is an all-encompassing tool. You can use it for business architecture design. You can use it for deploying an ERP system across your enterprise. However, it was initially designed and developed for model-based systems engineering. That's the systems engineering required to either produce an IP system or product. It takes away the mounds of paper and puts it into a model. It enables you to generate significant savings by modeling that new product or that system before you ever start developing a prototype.""I would rate MagicDraw a nine out of ten because of the price. Enterprise Architect has a lot of bugs and MagicDraw is a lot more accurate and flexible. It's a level better.""The most valuable features are the visibility, standard compliance, and interface.""The most valuable feature is the amount of flexibility that one has to model, which is great for an individual.""The MBFC capability of MagicDraw is higher than the other competitors."

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"It runs relatively slowly.""The migration tool needs to be included in the main package, and not as a separate license.""The performance is slow, which is something that should be improved."

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"The documentation for MagicDraw and the video tutorials compared to other competitors is an area for improvement.""The UI UX of the tool is not really user-friendly and needs to be completely reformed.""There's lots of documentation. They process multiples of guides. They've got all kinds of guides and documentation out there, but it's kind of hard to find. There are a lot of videos. You can go to YouTube and find videos on how it's been used in different ways, but it just kind of scratches the surface.""For the next releases, I would like to have them import requirements from other sources. They could make it very easy to do that because there are a lot requirements management tools like DOORS, D-O-O-R-S, Dynamic Object Oriented Management. A lot of folks use DOORS to create a requirement. For those requirements you allocate them to a component in the architecture and a verification method for that requirement. It would be good if we could import those into MagicDraw as components so you don't have to manually do these things.""When I am working with my Mac and I right-click to copy and paste, it doesn't work.""The cost of upgrading the product should be lower.""The licenses are expensive compared to similar tools. At the moment, the user is open to using MagicDraw if it's 15% more than other solutions. If it were to cost any more, they wouldn't use it.""It's very focused on specific modern languages and it doesn't do necessarily general systems software engineering with diagrams. They should expand the diagram types for the languages."

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  • "In addition to the initial cost, you have to pay annually for support in order to get the upgrades."
  • "I would say licensing would be anywhere from $3,500 to $6,500 per person or per seat (it's a per seat style license)."
  • "The licensing is on a yearly basis, and it's expensive."
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    Overview

    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.

    MagicDraw is the award-winning business process, architecture, software and system modeling tool with teamwork support. Designed for Business Analysts, Software Analysts, Programmers, QA Engineers, and Documentation Writers, this dynamic and versatile development tool facilitates analysis and design of Object Oriented (OO) systems and databases.
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    Barclays, Cathay Pacific, Deloitte, British Gas, MasterCard
    Northrop Grumman, Labcorp, Deposco, ClearView Training, IT Services Promotion Agency, Intelligent Chaos, Metalithic Systems Inc., Sodifrance
    Top Industries
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    Energy/Utilities Company25%
    University13%
    Maritime Company13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm8%
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    Computer Software Company21%
    Manufacturing Company15%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government14%
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    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise58%
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    Small Business77%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise15%
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    iServer is ranked 18th in Business Process Design with 3 reviews while No Magic MagicDraw is ranked 10th in Business Process Design with 8 reviews. iServer is rated 8.6, while No Magic MagicDraw is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of iServer writes "Stable with the potential to scale and integrates well with Microsoft". On the other hand, the top reviewer of No Magic MagicDraw writes "I like the simulation part, so you can simulate your model to validate it". iServer is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, LeanIX, Visio, MEGA HOPEX and ARIS BPA, whereas No Magic MagicDraw is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, Visio, Visual Paradigm, erwin Data Modeler (DM) and iGrafx. See our No Magic MagicDraw vs. iServer report.

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