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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Avolution ABACUS

Well suited scenarios include IT portfolio management, project portfolio management, enterprise architecture planning, modeling of business capabilities, using standard frameworks that ship out of the box such as TOGAF, and integration with SharePoint.Less appropriate scenarios would be detailed data modeling and using the tool expecting to get model drive code execution.
Nolan Victor Pillay, Pr. Eng | TrustRadius Reviewer

BiZZdesign Enterprise Studio

I would not recommend using BizzDesign. For Enterprise Architecture, like business strategy, business process modelling, IT architectures there are better and in most cases less expensive tools.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Avolution ABACUS

  • Customisable meta-model that allows you to focus on areas of interest, cut out the clutter, and grow organically as requirements arise.
  • Integration to third party products such as SharePoint, and export/import with Excel feature makes getting information in and out really easy.
  • Reporting and analytics, and impact analysis are simple using the built-in features as well as ABACUS intelligence and/or integration to third party analytics tools.
Nolan Victor Pillay, Pr. Eng | TrustRadius Reviewer

BiZZdesign Enterprise Studio

  • Archimate support is as defined in the Archimate standard.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Avolution ABACUS

  • More standard connectors for integration with other modeling tools could be beneficial for companies having legacy tools/fragmented toolsets.
  • Better automated diagramming features would be useful.
Nolan Victor Pillay, Pr. Eng | TrustRadius Reviewer

BiZZdesign Enterprise Studio

  • Usability of the tool is quite bad.
  • It is tedious to even create simple reports. Created reports are published as image, so basically not usable for end users.
  • Support of other model languages than Archimate is less supported. In ERD you do not even have a layout functionality.
  • Any state of the art integrations like cloud stencils are missing.
  • Import/export with Excel is tedious and SQL import not fully implemented.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Avolution ABACUS

Avolution ABACUS 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Highly knowledgable team and fast response times
Nolan Victor Pillay, Pr. Eng | TrustRadius Reviewer

BiZZdesign Enterprise Studio

BiZZdesign Enterprise Studio 3.0
Based on 1 answer
Support for simple questions is okay. For some more elaborate things, also tool errors, you may not get even an answer for months/more than a year.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Avolution ABACUS

More flexible and user friendly interface.Better customization enables organisations to grow based on their maturity and requirementsAvolution is highly rated on Gartner and Forrester reviews
Nolan Victor Pillay, Pr. Eng | TrustRadius Reviewer

BiZZdesign Enterprise Studio

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Avolution ABACUS

  • Enabled rationalization of IT portfolio to save costs
  • Supporting of strategic planning of EA and IT initiatives
Nolan Victor Pillay, Pr. Eng | TrustRadius Reviewer

BiZZdesign Enterprise Studio

  • We were not able to get much benefit from the tool. Some users and partner teams meanwhile moved on to other software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Avolution ABACUS

General

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

BiZZdesign Enterprise Studio

General

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

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