3 out of 5.0, Reviewed May 11, 2016
Tool uses TOGAF framework
Don't reinvent but use existing framework.
Look at your pricing model.
Maybe involve few more vendors.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Apr 27, 2016
Very responsive vendor and willing to help and consult.
Added local resources to the Denver area.
Large investment to train on use of product.
Change licensing support for on Premise deplyments.
We would have went with a Cloud solution and not built on premise.
Will integrate with our major systems.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Apr 27, 2016
Personal contact and broad knowledge of the market, the tool and the needs of the professionals using the tool.
We made our own organizational handbook, linked to Togaf and ArchiMate. That helped during the implementation, and also afterwards while using the tools.
Agile implementation and use. Professionals can use it for small projects or even schematics for management, and the tools can be used for a full-size implementation of an architecture and business processes.
Easy to use, many different views to be made for different stakeholders and links to other processes. Also includes the option of importing data of other databases.
None, they were very helpful during the technical and organizational implementation.
More connections to managers in the business.
Helps our organization to focus and make choices. Even managers start understanding the different views that can be generated from the tool. Uses during decision making on strategic board level in business cases.
Very stable tooling, and fast response to technical problems and updates.
Very swift implementation and we need only a few FTE to keep the tooling up-and-running.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Apr 6, 2016
BizzDesign has been a great partner in helping us establish and solidify our EA practice. We spoke with many seasoned architecture professionals they have on staff that set us on the right path given our practice itself was nascent. I'm a strong believer in having the right tools that enable visibility of an EA practice.
BizzDesign offers a fully functional trial version, take your time to evaluate the product and determine if it meets your success criteria, which differ from organization to organization. The BizzDesign team worked with us on an introductory session that showed all the features of the product and potential use cases. The product is so feature rich, a working session with BizzDesign professionals is highly recommended.
The InSite functionality has given us tremendous visibility into the workings of EA. A lot of EA practices suffer from an inability to evangelize or display the work they do. By providing an easy to publish portal architect is a strong player in this space. The product itself is very intuitive and easy to use.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Feb 24, 2016
Excellent User experience. Tool does what is must do. Reuse of architectural components is key. Tool supports desired languages and open standards.
Just try the tool, take the basic installation and start using it. The learning curve is very small but just try it.
The ease of use, the good support of the Architecture language Archimate, the reuse of architectural components in the repository.
Maybe the tool as a SaaS (maybe it exists I did not check)
The tool is very flexible in its metamodel and viewtype definition. The standard views and metamodels are nowadays very good and one does not have to actually add anything.
Capabilities/Functionality of the tool are enourmous. We mostly use the Archimate Modelling and it does all we need. But there is more in the tool which would allow it to become even more professional.
Any problem that has occurred was solved and vendor also takes initiative to help. We mostly need the service when migrating to a new version of the tool for additional checks.
The product is a so-called fat-client that has to be deployed on all user-machines. Optionally one can use a repository (which we use) on a server. Moreover there is a strict user-license usages that has to be implemented too.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Feb 22, 2016
Completeness and user friendlyness of tool. Support by helpdesk. Quality of consultants.
Work together with all stakeholders on the models.
Complexity of query tool / Lack of bulk functions, like: change selected Business Functions to Business Processes.
Stimulate user knowledge exchange.
Enforce top-down EA approach.
Most questions answered during call, or in case of email within a day.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Feb 11, 2016
Vendor's strong desire to partner with us in decision making and implementation support.
Be very specific with your business and technical objectives for the tool before you start your evaluation.
It is a truly ArchiMate design tool that is simple and easy to adopt.
Importing existing Visio diagrams into Architect.
Deliver more robust extensions to integrate with Visio and other design tools.
Establish a training program for the business and technical analysts who were going to be using the tool as early as possible.
Meets all our requirements.
Outstanding support. Vendor had somebody on site most of the time and available remotely as needed.
No issue with Integration but there was a misstep with the first consultant assigned but that was quickly corrected.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Nov 10, 2015
The platform is functionally rich, easy to use, and open. It could be more robust on the technical side.
Spend ample amount of time in assessing the technical implementation model and the way your company will manage its models, since the platform has some technical flaws and requires technical support for upgrades, migrations and extensions.
Very user-friendly and the richest EA tool for Archimate modeling that I have come across.
The lack of good object-level version control in models.
Re-engineer the software so that it becomes more robust.
Engage and educate potential stakeholders who read and have used the models earlier.
BiZZdesign Architect is the richest EA tool I know for modeling in Archimate.
BiZZdesign helpdesk is swift and very knowledgeable.
Version control and Model control could be improved further.