4.7 out of 5 (35 Ratings)

34 Verified Reviews

Abacus

Flexible tool

Supportive throughout the life cycle, helpful monthly/quarterly one-on-one sessions.

Abacus

Elegance in it's simplicity, highly flexible

Abacus is an extremely easy tool to use, very intuitive interface and functionality. But most importantly it is very flexible and easy to customize, from customizing the meta-model to the power of the open API. We looked at several other tools and they all required a substantial amount of professional services in order to customize them to our needs, with Abacus, we hit the ground running and were getting substantial value out of it within weeks and this was before we even had a chance to schedule any formal training. We received excellent support from both their sales and product development. They were patient with us during our lengthy evaluation process and were very responsive to questions and issues. They have been very receptive toward some of our feature requests and have even committed to some of them within the next release. As for the tool itself, as mentioned it is very easy to use and they have a very well designed API which allows a degree of customization and/or automation that we did not see in any other tool. The tool itself isn't perfect, we have a list of around 20 feature and enhancement requests that we've already compiled, but most of them are small usability or cosmetic type changes, which speaks to the fact that they have a strong design and architecture as we have yet to identify any substantial gaps in those areas. The price was another important factor as it was substantially cheaper than many of the other tools we evaluated. Overall we couldn't be happier with our decision.

Abacus

Fantastic to work with vendor with a powerful, flexible and easy to spin up product

Avolution is fantastic to work with and very responsive to requests. The flexibility of the data model makes getting up to speed extremely quick and easy.

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Use Avolution ABACUS for your Enterprise Architecture tooling needs!

The Avolution team was very professional and courteous during every interaction. They helped immensely with learning about the ABACUS toolset and understanding how it could fit in our organization. They supported with training and implementation expertise as we implemented the tool with our data. They showed our team best practices and guided us through the entire process to ensure success.

Abacus

Implementation was super easy. Tool features delighted the users!

Vendor was very quick to repond to our needs. They have a good roadmap. Vendor was willing to listen and quickly incorporate our needs in their next release.

Abacus

simple implementation and very quick to produce results and iterate.

Avolution understood what we were trying to do, the product greatly reduced the effort required as the choice of models and outputs satisfied most of our needs and are easily customisable.

Abacus

Flexible tool with awesome support

One of the best vendors I have worked with. They were there for us the whole time and continue to be very supportive.

Abacus

Could be prettier but you probably won't find all the features at this price.

This is a low-cost product with substantial capabilities. This is a double-edged sword that the vendor will acknowledge. You can get lost in its flexibility. The user interface is standard Microsoft offering and could be improved, but other than its unappealing heritage, is mostly intuitive. There are exceptions such as how to link related objects. You have to be clear on their terminology to do so effectively. The licensing model is a bit choppy, only the designer license can make changes to the model which unfortunately includes the attributes of any entity. Get more than one designer license! Installation is a snap for the local component but connecting to the enterprise repository on their "cloud" is not simple and seems over complicated with multiple encrypted/signed files being generated. If it doesn't work exactly right you have to start over completely. Why not just use federation? We've completed our Meta model and have populated a significant amount of date. We're still in the process of linking the entities so can't speak about what the mature implementation is like. If I had to do this again, I would indeed keep Abacus high on the list.

Abacus

Enhanced usability features lead to widespread adoption and versatility of architects

Big improvement in usability compared to the previous tool. It also has the ability to leverage data (created with previous tool) without a complex data conversion effort.

Abacus

Excellent product with great flexibility.

The product has lived up to expectations. It excels in flexibility, which was an important criterion for us. It is extremely easy to change/extend the metamodel.