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Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What needs improvement with IBM Rational System Architect?

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with IBM Rational System Architect.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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IT/Business Architect at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
14 October 20

I didn't use the solution for very long, so it's hard to go too in-depth with what the solution may have been lacking. In the commercial approach, a lot of implication is on the technical. I wasn't really well supported when I was using it, which made it difficult. The integration with all other modules could be a bit better. If you want make it a universal solution, you have to add some items, and find the modules you need. That's not too helpful for clients. They need to have a package that can satisfy clients fully on every project. The solution needs to better integrate with other products, like Microsoft.

Enterprise Architecture Specialist at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
31 July 19

I find that almost every feature related to the models requires improvement. For example, I would like to see more trendy models, the look and feel of the models can be improved. This solution can be more user-friendly and easier to use, with better dashboards. The impact analysis feature is in need of heavy improvement. The is a standalone product that lacks integration with a business process automation engine. I would like to see the workflow improved, where it integrates seamlessly with the artifacts.

HajarEl F'Hayel - PeerSpot reviewer
Database Administrator at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
29 July 19

There needs to be more information at the outset about how to use the solution and how to deploy it. The deployment process needs improvement. The solution needs to develop some models that can give us the possibility to model new features, and new problems. The product, in general, needs a bit of improvement and should think about adding a model for artificial intelligence. It would benefit us greatly.

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IT/Business Architect at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
28 January 22
We acquired IBM Rational System Architect in 2011 and we have not upgraded or taken other supplement modules since. So I don't know how to evaluate this dimension. When we first acquired the product it was a good price.
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TL at Accenture in India
Sep 01, 2022
What is the difference between Sparx system tools , ARIS and IBM Blueworks?
2 out of 10 answers
02 October 17
Sparx Systems Enterprise Architecture is a comprehensive all-in-one modelling tool. With ARIS, you need to buy different licences for Business Process and UML modelling. SSEA is a very extensive (and budget friendly) modelling tool. Includes notations like Archimate, BPMN, UML. If you are only interested in modelling Business Processes, use ARIS or IBM Blueworks. If you are looking for a SDLC type modelling tool, please use SSEA . I have no experience on IBM Blueworks.
it_user681486 - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner with 11-50 employees
02 October 17
Hi I can only tell you the differences between SAP powerdesigner and Enterprise Architect Best Regards Wim Snoek
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