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We performed a comparison between MEGA HOPEX and RSA Archer based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two GRC solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed MEGA HOPEX vs. RSA Archer report (Updated: September 2022).
632,611 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Here are some excerpts of what they said:
Pros
"HOPEX has a panel that offers various views. I think that is very good. MEGA has an app for integrating with a lot of apps. We help our clients integrate HOPEX with a different product like Apple Gateway, for example. I've been with the company for 15 years, and we connect with everything. Our clientele includes almost all of the banks in Mexico.""The most valuable parts of this solution are the richness of its features and its easy interface.""We have many use cases for this solution but the feature I have found most valuable is the IT Portfolio Management module.""Its availability is very good.""The support experience in Latin America is great.""What I find the most valuable is the process workflow. It is really good.""This is a complete package with all of the functionality that we need.""It is very interactive."

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"Enables development of any application, automation of any workflow including the GRC work processes.""This solution helped us with the centralization of our governance data, so we could house all of our controls in one place. We could use that central repository of all our controls to build our risk management strategy and our policy and governance. So we could use controls as a central library and build policy, and then build risk management around it.""RSA is a very rich application. I like its adaptive suggestion, where based on your users and the class of data, it can actually recommend you the proper control to choose. For example, we have been using PCI DSS as an NIST. So based on application feedback, it will provide you with a suggestion on which control objective needs to be set. Based on that, you can make a decision—you don't need to take the suggestion, but you can customize that particular provided suggestion. RSA Archer's workflow is also good, in terms of process automation.""Easy to implement with a high level of automation.""RSA Archer is a good tool and I have found performing the application, ISMS, and TPRM assessments beneficial.""The solution has improved my organization by having everything combined to a single platform.""Solution is scalable.""RSA Archer has reduced the time and effort required for meetings."

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Cons
"This product is expensive and would be improved by lowering its price.""The initial setup can be quite complex at first.""Better documentation and training would be helpful.""The initial setup is a little complex.""Lacking more out of the box integrations.""MEGA HOPEX's problem is that it is expensive, but it's a fantastic tool.""MEGA HOPEX's initial setup could be easier. The newer version is better but they still need to improve the process. The deployment took approximately four to eight hours.""It would be great if this solution could integrate with other tools such as ITSM (ServiceNow) or CMDB."

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"In terms of what can be improved, our client always says their user experience, IU/UX in RSA Archer. They found it is not as user friendly as other tools.""RSA Archer's best features are advanced workflow, reports, dashboards, and notifications.""Some of the error reporting isn't very clear. When you're looking for information on error codes, you got to do a lot of digging.""Solution could use more inbuilt applications.""There were so many problems that we had found. One time, the search index was not working. We also faced slowness in Archer, but I resolved this issue.""GUI could be improved.""It would be nice if RSA Archer featured more customization. When customers are updating, they should be notified whether certain updates are optional. The install screen should not proceed to the next page unless we make some selections about which updates we want to install.""If you need to integrate the RSA products with another SEIM solution, then it doesn't work properly."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price of the MEGA HOPEX license could improve, it is expensive. The license key for business process analysis and IT architecture is approximately €10,000. This price is fixed, it's not a subscription or cloud-based version. It is a one-time price."
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  • "The price of RSA Archer is good. The price isn't too high considering it is a leading tool in the market."
  • "As I am a developer and responsible for providing production support, I do not have personal knowledge of the pricing. However, my colleagues claim that it is very expensive in comparison with other tools."
  • "It is not expensive. It is reasonable. We only pay for the licensing."
  • "I am not 100% familiar with that, especially with their new model. I just know that the way they've licensed per user to scale is good."
  • "The solution's price should be reduced. You only have to pay the license and there are no additional fees."
  • "At the higher end of the price scale, but provides better, more accessible functionality and customization than cheaper products."
  • "Fairly highly-priced, especially for smaller companies."
  • "RSA Archer's price is justifiable and not as expensive, compared to ServiceNow. I have heard that the licensing for ServiceNow is much more expensive. I'm unaware whether there are any additional costs after licensing fees."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Hi @Cheryl Joseph ​Looking at the crossover between Project and Portfolio management with EA, then Planview could be a good choice. If looking at Portfolio Management from an EA perspective then… more »
    Top Answer:While licensing can get expensive, I can’t speak to the exact price. It really depends on how many licenses are needed by the organization. If I only need 150 licenses and another company needs 5,000… more »
    Top Answer:The part I liked about Archer was the risk assessment for deficiencies and being able to use it there.
    Top Answer:The problem is, and I've had years and years of experience using it, let's say decades of experience with it, and they keep changing it. It could be as much as two years or so and they change the… more »
    Top Answer:For Archer, today there is everything from risk management to looking at security and how to track all the security defects. We don't have Archer connected to ServiceNow. We had the better version… more »
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    out of 63 in GRC
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    Average Words per Review
    481
    Rating
    8.0
    1st
    out of 63 in GRC
    Views
    5,581
    Comparisons
    3,302
    Reviews
    27
    Average Words per Review
    743
    Rating
    8.0
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    Overview

    MEGA HOPEX is a single software platform that combines integrated software solutions including privacy and data management, business process analysis, and risk management. By connecting business, IT, data, and risk perspectives, MEGA HOPEX helps your organization get the visibility you need and also helps improve decision-making by using connected EA to eliminate silos and foster collaboration. As a SaaS solution, MEGA HOPEX is scalable, flexible, and secure. It relies on Microsoft Azure infrastructure and is designed to seamlessly and easily integrate into your digital ecosystem. The MEGA HOPEX platform enables you to develop an integrated approach to risk management, business optimization, and data governance, as well as to build a clear IT roadmap.

    MEGA HOPEX Features

    MEGA HOPEX has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Flexible metamodel configurability: MEGA HOPEX can be adapted to your operating model with easy-to-use customization options. In addition, it gives you the option to expand functionalities and import ready-to-use content through the HOPEX store.
    • Intuitive workflows: The MEGA HOPEX platform includes intuitive workflows that help accelerate business value delivery and also helps to foster collaboration among all stakeholders.
    • Ready-to-use enterprise portal: With MEGA HOPEX’s ready-to-use enterprise portal, it is easy to share insights across your entire organization.
    • Contextual search: MEGA HOPEX has a contextual search functionality that enables you to find accurate and trusted data easily with the option to also use filters to narrow your search results.
    • Reporting and dashboarding: MEGA HOPEX offers out-of-the-box templates for reports and also allows you to build your own reports to monitor and govern your projects with actionable insights and recommendations.

    MEGA HOPEX Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing MEGA HOPEX. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Data-driven algorithms: MEGA HOPEX provides smart recommendations based on data-driven algorithms, giving you the ability to share actionable insights using a collaborative enterprise portal and mobile apps.
    • Intuitive modeling engine: The MEGA HOPEX platform enables you to visually communicate how your operations work and see how business, IT, and data are connected through building different diagrams. 
    • Improved collaboration and alignment: MEGA HOPEX has a data discovery tool that extracts data from various sources to build your data catalogs. The platform’s automated discovery of applications, data, and processes, along with its automated diagram generation and intelligent workflows, improve productivity, collaboration, and alignment.
    • Accelerates project delivery: By using MEGA HOPEX, you can develop synergies and avoid duplicative efforts by connecting strategy, business, IT, data, and risk perspectives on the same platform.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the MEGA HOPEX solution.

    PeerSpot user Kayode A., Enterprise Architecture Consultant at ZealHosts Consulting, says, “What I find the most valuable is the process workflow. It is really good. The fact that you can decompose is also valuable, as is the file D structure. Also, the fact that you can have your own logical repository structure and you can drag and drop is very valuable. This is largely because of its intuitiveness. Once you understand the logic behind the tool, MEGA HOPEX is quite intuitive. I also like the ability to create custom reports. I like the fact that you can share repository content via web to other end users who are not architects.”

    A Software Architect at a transportation company mentions, “The main feature that we like the most is the ability to have a unique repository where all the architects can interact and play together with the shapes of different architecture solutions. They have a unified repository where users can share the developments they're working on. Its availability is very good.” 

    An IT Consulting Manager at a tech services company comments, "We have many use cases for this solution but the feature I have found most valuable is the IT Portfolio Management module."

    RSA Archer is a solution designed to help your organization manage policies, controls, risks, assessments, and deficiencies across your lines of business. RSA helps you manage your digital risk with a range of capabilities and expertise including integrated risk management, threat detection and response, identity and access management, as well as fraud prevention.

    The solution also allows you to adapt a broad range of solutions to your requirements and is a good option for both big and small companies.

    RSA Archer Features

    RSA Archer has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Application builder
    • Advanced business workflow
    • System integration
    • Search, reports, and dashboards
    • Access control
    • Globalization
    • Audit management
    • Privacy program management
    • Security incident management

    RSA Archer Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing RSA Archer. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Taxonomy and data structure: With RSA Archer, you can build and maintain an inventory of personal data processing activities and assets, utilizing a purpose-built taxonomy and data structure.
    • Easy tracking: RSA Archer enables you to track data retention schedules and execute a checklist as it relates to processing activities.
    • Smooth management: By using RSA Archer, you can manage activities related to notifications and consents linked to the processing activity inventory.
    • Improve information assurance programs: RSA Archer enables agencies to improve information assurance programs for continuous monitoring and assessment and authorization.
    • Compliance: By providing compliance management, RSA Archer allows you to consolidate information from multiple regulatory bodies and establish a sustainable, repeatable, and auditable regulatory compliance program.
    • Business continuity: With RSA Archer, you can automate business continuity and disaster recovery planning to protect your organization in the event of a crisis.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the RSA Archer solution.

    A Specialist, RSA Archer at a tech services company, says, “RSA Archer is a valuable tool because it can manage the end-to-end functioning of any enterprise GRC module, such as compliance and risk management or business continuity plans and the entire BCM module. RSA Archer also provides many out-of-the-box solutions, which are use cases derived from the standards for GRC or risk management, governance, and compliance. It provides an end-to-end mechanism for business users on a single platform. That includes reporting, managing workflow, creating documentation, or tracking a process where you need to get approval from the various levels within the organization's hierarchy.”

    PeerSpot user Krishnendu S., Vice President at a financial services firm, mentions, "It is enterprise-wide accessible. So, it is very helpful for all the employees in our bank. They can log in and do their risk management activities. It has a few inbuilt modules that are helpful for doing risk management activities, such as issue management, risk identification, risk assessment, and policy exception management. It also has some inbuilt workflows inside these modules. They are also helpful."

    A Sr. Internal Auditor at an energy/utilities company comments, "Its user interface is pretty neat, and there is flexibility in generating the data. You can customize reports at any level. You can directly get reports in Tableau format. If you want to generate statistical data, you can create reports with graphs. There is an adequate amount of flexibility for changing the format, the type of graphs, etc."

    Another PeerSpot user, Manash B., Technology Manager at a tech services company, explains, "RSA is a very rich application. I like its adaptive suggestion, where based on your users and the class of data, it can actually recommend you the proper control to choose. For example, we have been using PCI DSS as an NIST. So based on application feedback, it will provide you with a suggestion on which control objective needs to be set. Based on that, you can make a decision—you don't need to take the suggestion, but you can customize that particular provided suggestion. RSA Archer's workflow is also good, in terms of process automation."

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    Sample Customers
    Aetna, Fannie Mae, M&T Bank, Glatfelter Insurance Group, Zions Management Services Company, The College Board, Baxter Credit Union, AXA Financial, Missouri Department of Conservation, New York State OTDA, MEG Energy Corp, Walgreens, Procter & Gamble, Biogen Idec, Gilead Sciences, Organic Valley, Trinity Health, Nissan and Ford
    T-Systems, Bridge Point, Equifax, First Data, Global Imaging Company, Manulife Financial
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm36%
    Insurance Company14%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm7%
    Healthcare Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Government11%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm47%
    Insurance Company13%
    Energy/Utilities Company13%
    Retailer13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Insurance Company7%
    Government7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise46%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise74%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise70%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise75%
    Buyer's Guide
    MEGA HOPEX vs. RSA Archer
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about MEGA HOPEX vs. RSA Archer and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
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    MEGA HOPEX is ranked 2nd in GRC with 10 reviews while RSA Archer is ranked 1st in GRC with 27 reviews. MEGA HOPEX is rated 8.0, while RSA Archer is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of MEGA HOPEX writes "Interactive with good functionality and helps with productivity". On the other hand, the top reviewer of RSA Archer writes "Complete end-to-end solution that's easy to integrate and customize". MEGA HOPEX is most compared with ARIS BPA, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, LeanIX, iServer and SAP PowerDesigner, whereas RSA Archer is most compared with OneTrust GRC, MetricStream, IBM OpenPages, Telos Xacta IA Manager and RiskLens. See our MEGA HOPEX vs. RSA Archer report.

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