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SAP Enterprise Architecture Designer is the #15 ranked solution in top Enterprise Architecture Management tools. PeerSpot users give SAP Enterprise Architecture Designer an average rating of 8.0 out of 10. SAP Enterprise Architecture Designer is most commonly compared to SAP PowerDesigner: SAP Enterprise Architecture Designer vs SAP PowerDesigner. SAP Enterprise Architecture Designer is popular among the large enterprise segment, accounting for 66% of users researching this solution on PeerSpot. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a computer software company, accounting for 19% of all views.
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What is SAP Enterprise Architecture Designer?

The SAP Enterprise Architecture Designer Web application is a user-friendly, collaborative tool for creating and maintaining a complete landscape architecture that is easy to capture and understand visually. People in a wide variety of roles can readily use it, so all necessary stake-holders can participate directly in the planning and design of the architecture. You can manage change by providing effective governance of your architecture changes and calculating their costs and benefits, so that you can keep implementation efficient and cost-effective. Through robust traceability in this multirole, intuitive, collaborative environment, you gain the insight to support compliance at the outset and throughout architecture change cycles.

SAP Enterprise Architecture Designer was previously known as SAP EA Designer.

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Artur Chyziewicz - PeerSpot reviewer
Co-Owner at Edusolution s.c.
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Top 5
Great training available with traceability a key feature
Pros and Cons
  • "Traceability is a fantastic feature."
  • "The algorithm is outdated and should be upgraded."

What is our primary use case?

I use this solution to model enterprise software architecture. We are customers of SAP and an educational organization in Poland. 

What is most valuable?

Traceability is a fantastic feature. 

What needs improvement?

They should upgrade the algorithm. The solution currently has an old algorithm and there are now free tools on the market that offer better options for drawing algorithms. I'd like to see a Polish spell checker in the solution. They have English and Spanish but not Polish.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for 15 years. 

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What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable. I'm the only one using this solution in our company but our client organizations have many users.  

How are customer service and support?

I have had contact with Sparx in the past and they were great. It was nighttime in Poland and I was put through to the support centre in Australia. 

How would you rate customer service and support?

Positive

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

SAP is a popular tool in Poland and many years ago we switched from IBM Rational Rose.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward for me but sometimes complex for my clients. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Licensing costs are very reasonable. We pay the equivalent of around $300 per year.

What other advice do I have?

The company provides very good webinars and materials to learn how to use Enterprise Architect.

I rate this solution eight out of 10. 

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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