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IBM Rational System Architect

If you need a whole infrastructure and architect view, IBM Rational System Architect is the way to go. If you need a single diagram or your business process is young enough to support hard documenting, you are fine with an open source tool.
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Pros

  • MS Office exporting
  • UML modeling
  • Transformation to code
  • A reverse transformation from code
  • Integrates with other IBM products
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Cons

  • Always has a price. And IBM is not cheap
  • Sequence diagrams can get messy (still has a good UI)
  • Only support few databases as backend repositories like SQL Server and Oracle
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Alternatives Considered

If you have a budget or the need for a complex modeler or need diagram transformation to code or vice-versa, IBM Rational System Architect is the way to go. If you need few diagrams or don't need the complexity or don't have a budget, Bizagi or Star UML get the things done.
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Return on Investment

  • Clients like good modeling. A good diagram reduce costs in incidents and doubts of bad interpretations
  • Reduce costs of recognition of old software.
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Pricing Details

IBM Rational System Architect

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