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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ARIS

ARIS is well suited when we want to understand the interrelationship between different processes and their decencies on systems etc. It allows to create an integrated view with easy navigation from one process to another and allows to add information like metrics, risks, cycle time, FTE, etc. Overall, it is a great tool for modeling and analysis.Though it offers BPMN notation, it has limited compatibility with some other tools, hence if the objective is to implement these processes using tools like PEGA then is it not suitable. Further, it is very high priced, so for basic modeling, it might give the right ROI.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

erwin Data Modeler

I have had a chance to use few other data modeling tools from Quest and Oracle, but I am most comfortable using erwin Data Modeler. They understand your data modeling needs and have designed the software to give you a feeling of completeness when you are designing a data model.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Reporting & Analytics

ARIS
8.4
erwin Data Modeler
Dashboards
ARIS
7.6
erwin Data Modeler
Standard reports
ARIS
9.1
erwin Data Modeler
Custom reports
ARIS
8.5
erwin Data Modeler

Process Engine

ARIS
7.4
erwin Data Modeler
Process designer
ARIS
9.1
erwin Data Modeler
Process simulation
ARIS
8.2
erwin Data Modeler
Business rules engine
ARIS
8.0
erwin Data Modeler
SOA support
ARIS
5.0
erwin Data Modeler
Process player
ARIS
6.0
erwin Data Modeler
Support for modeling languages
ARIS
7.6
erwin Data Modeler
Form builder
ARIS
8.3
erwin Data Modeler
Model execution
ARIS
6.7
erwin Data Modeler

Collaboration

ARIS
8.0
erwin Data Modeler
Social collaboration tools
ARIS
8.0
erwin Data Modeler

Content Management Capabilties

ARIS
8.8
erwin Data Modeler
Content management
ARIS
8.8
erwin Data Modeler

Ad-hoc Reporting

ARIS
erwin Data Modeler
9.0
Formatting capabilities
ARIS
erwin Data Modeler
9.0
Report sharing and collaboration
ARIS
erwin Data Modeler
9.0

Report Output and Scheduling

ARIS
erwin Data Modeler
8.5
Publish to PDF
ARIS
erwin Data Modeler
8.0
Report Versioning
ARIS
erwin Data Modeler
9.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

ARIS
erwin Data Modeler
7.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
ARIS
erwin Data Modeler
7.0

Pros

ARIS

  • Process documentation
  • Process mapping
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

erwin Data Modeler

  • Reverse Engineering: I love the way we can import an SQL file containing schema meta data and generate ER diagram out of it. This is specifically useful if you are implementing erwin Data Modeler for an existing database.
  • Forward Engineering: We use this feature very frequently. Where we do database changes in our physical and logical data models and then generate deployment scripts for the changes made.
  • Physical vs Logical Models: I like to have my database model split into physical and logical models and at the same time still linked to each other. Any changes you make to logical model or physical model shows up in the other.
Ravinder Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ARIS

  • Defining databases, use of entities and relationship diagrams, define data, like data models, there is still a part they could improve.
  • Providing more standard reports and improving on access rights and privileges functionality
Kimaya Ghag | TrustRadius Reviewer

erwin Data Modeler

  • Cost is the single largest barrier to entry with this tool.
  • Would like to see a greater variety of export options available for use outside of the tool, for example as a vector graphic.
  • Support has been uneven at times.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ARIS

ARIS 7.0
Based on 1 answer
I am a BPM and Enterprise Architect Consultant and hence have been using different BPM and EA tools for consulting practice. Until now I have used Opentext Provision EA,Sparx EA, MS Visio and IBM Blueworks. All of the tools used are good and have their own unique features and capabilities. ARIS BPA is widely used by my current organization for different projects.
Kimaya Ghag | TrustRadius Reviewer

erwin Data Modeler

erwin Data Modeler 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I had a lot of experience using erwin Data Modeler for designing data models. I think it's pretty intuitive and easy to use. It has enough features to represent your database requirements in form of a model.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ARIS

ARIS 8.0
Based on 4 answers
It has good, even complex functionality that is provided by its library and ability to create relations between items, yet it is not hard to use. Anyone can use it in a short time. It provides reporting abilities and good documentation with the availability of exporting options. The only drawback I have seen was user management/login issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

erwin Data Modeler

erwin Data Modeler 9.0
Based on 6 answers
CA customer support and our account manager have been able to support us with any issues that we have had, from managing our serial keys to issues we logged tickets to resolve. There are aspects of key management that have made it difficult over the years but support usually has worked with us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ARIS

ARIS has its own EPC notation which is very easy, hence a preferred notation amongst many. It has some enhanced features like the ability to create custom reports, queries, adhoc analysis, and simulation, which not all tools offer. However, it is very high priced compared to some other tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

erwin Data Modeler

Not listed, but I've only used alternatives built into something like the Squirrel SQL editor. That one is semi-functional but lacking many features and, in some instances, just plain wrong. The only pro there is that it's freely available and works over ODBC. I've tried some of the other free ones like Creately but didn't have much success.
Sean Zef | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ARIS

  • Increased process efficiencies.
  • Single source of truth.
  • Better process analysis.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

erwin Data Modeler

  • It is difficult to assign a monetary value to it. The initial learning curve was fairly long.
  • It allows us to have better support documentation.
  • It allows ease of communications between functional units.
Rina Falkovich | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

ARIS

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

ARIS Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
ARIS Enterprisecontact us
    SaaS Edition
    ARIS Elements$1001
    ARIS Advanced$2001
    ARIS Enterprisecontact us
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    erwin Data Modeler

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Yes
    Entry-level set up fee?
    Optional

    erwin Data Modeler Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    ARIS
    8.9
    erwin Data Modeler
    8.1

    Usability

    ARIS
    7.0
    erwin Data Modeler
    9.0

    Support Rating

    ARIS
    8.0
    erwin Data Modeler
    9.0

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