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BiZZdesign

4.6 out of 5.0 (8 ratings)

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  • 3 out of 5.0, Reviewed

    Product(s): BiZZdesign Architect

    Uses established TOGAF framework and interoperates with open standard

    Overall Comment

    Tool uses TOGAF framework

    What one piece of advice would you give other prospective customers?

    Don't reinvent but use existing framework.

    What do you dislike most about the product?

    Nothing

    What one thing do you wish the vendor did differently?

    Look at your pricing model.

    If you could start over, what would your organization do differently?

    Maybe involve few more vendors.


  • 5 out of 5.0, Reviewed

    Product(s): BiZZdesign Architect

    Always good to work with a vendor that is proactive and insures our success.

    Overall Comment

    Very responsive vendor and willing to help and consult.

    What one piece of advice would you give other prospective customers?

    Go Cloud.

    What do you like most about the product or service?

    Added local resources to the Denver area.

    What do you dislike most about the product?

    Large investment to train on use of product.

    What one thing do you wish the vendor did differently?

    Change licensing support for on Premise deplyments.

    If you could start over, what would your organization do differently?

    We would have went with a Cloud solution and not built on premise.

    Product capabilities - overall comment

    Will integrate with our major systems.


  • 5 out of 5.0, Reviewed

    Product(s): BiZZdesign Architect

    Easy to use, Links to project-and portfolio management processes and good consultancy.

    Overall Comment

    Personal contact and broad knowledge of the market, the tool and the needs of the professionals using the tool.

    What one piece of advice would you give other prospective customers?

    We made our own organizational handbook, linked to Togaf and ArchiMate. That helped during the implementation, and also afterwards while using the tools.

    What do you like most about the product or service?

    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.

    What do you dislike most about the product?

    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.

    What one thing do you wish the vendor did differently?

    None, they were very helpful during the technical and organizational implementation.

    If you could start over, what would your organization do differently?

    More connections to managers in the business.

    Product capabilities - overall comment

    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.

    Service & support - overall comment

    Very stable tooling, and fast response to technical problems and updates.

    Integration & Deployment - Overall comment

    Very swift implementation and we need only a few FTE to keep the tooling up-and-running.


  • 5 out of 5.0, Reviewed

    Product(s): BiZZdesign Architect

    Great tool, the InSite functionality is second to none to evangelize EA.

    Overall Comment

    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.

    What one piece of advice would you give other prospective customers?

    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.

    What do you like most about the product or service?

    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

    Product(s): BiZZDesign Enterprise Studio,BiZZdesign Architect

    Easy to use and makes the life of the professional architect a lot nicer.

    Overall Comment

    Excellent User experience. Tool does what is must do. Reuse of architectural components is key. Tool supports desired languages and open standards.

    What one piece of advice would you give other prospective customers?

    Just try the tool, take the basic installation and start using it. The learning curve is very small but just try it.

    What do you like most about the product or service?

    The ease of use, the good support of the Architecture language Archimate, the reuse of architectural components in the repository.

    What one thing do you wish the vendor did differently?

    Maybe the tool as a SaaS (maybe it exists I did not check)

    If you could start over, what would your organization do differently?

    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.

    Product capabilities - overall comment

    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.

    Service & support - overall comment

    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.

    Integration & Deployment - Overall comment

    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

    Product(s): BiZZdesign Architect

    Small company; large support.

    Overall Comment

    Completeness and user friendlyness of tool. Support by helpdesk. Quality of consultants.

    What one piece of advice would you give other prospective customers?

    Work together with all stakeholders on the models.

    What do you like most about the product or service?

    Viewpoints.

    What do you dislike most about the product?

    Complexity of query tool / Lack of bulk functions, like: change selected Business Functions to Business Processes.

    What one thing do you wish the vendor did differently?

    Stimulate user knowledge exchange.

    If you could start over, what would your organization do differently?

    Enforce top-down EA approach.

    Service & support - overall comment

    Most questions answered during call, or in case of email within a day.


  • 5 out of 5.0, Reviewed

    Product(s): BiZZdesign Architect

    User friendly, intuitive and easily adaptable.

    Overall Comment

    Vendor's strong desire to partner with us in decision making and implementation support.

    What one piece of advice would you give other prospective customers?

    Be very specific with your business and technical objectives for the tool before you start your evaluation.

    What do you like most about the product or service?

    It is a truly ArchiMate design tool that is simple and easy to adopt.

    What do you dislike most about the product?

    Importing existing Visio diagrams into Architect.

    What one thing do you wish the vendor did differently?

    Deliver more robust extensions to integrate with Visio and other design tools.

    If you could start over, what would your organization do differently?

    Establish a training program for the business and technical analysts who were going to be using the tool as early as possible.

    Product capabilities - overall comment

    Meets all our requirements.

    Service & support - overall comment

    Outstanding support. Vendor had somebody on site most of the time and available remotely as needed.

    Integration & Deployment - Overall comment

    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

    Product(s): BiZZdesign Architect

    An efficient and easy-to-use tool for managing enterprise complexity.

    Overall Comment

    The platform is functionally rich, easy to use, and open. It could be more robust on the technical side.

    What one piece of advice would you give other prospective customers?

    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.

    What do you like most about the product or service?

    Very user-friendly and the richest EA tool for Archimate modeling that I have come across.

    What do you dislike most about the product?

    The lack of good object-level version control in models.

    What one thing do you wish the vendor did differently?

    Re-engineer the software so that it becomes more robust.

    If you could start over, what would your organization do differently?

    Engage and educate potential stakeholders who read and have used the models earlier.

    Product capabilities - overall comment

    BiZZdesign Architect is the richest EA tool I know for modeling in Archimate.

    Service & support - overall comment

    BiZZdesign helpdesk is swift and very knowledgeable.

    Integration & Deployment - Overall comment

    Version control and Model control could be improved further.


Ratings Overview

1 2 3 4 5
Section
1

Evaluation & Contracting

Overall rating of product evaluation and contract negotiation

(7)
4.4

Ability to understand your organization's needs

(7)
4.6

Timely and complete response to product questions

(7)
4.6

Pricing and contract flexibility (pricing and terms)

(7)
4.3
1 2 3 4 5
Section
1

Integration & Deployment

Overall rating of integration and deployment

(8)
4.1

How long did your deployment take?

0 - 3 months (<3)

3 - 6 months (<6)

6 - 9 months (<9)

I don't know


Availability of quality 3rd-party resources (integrators, service providers, etc.)

(6)
3.7

Ease of integration using standard APIs and tools

(6)
3.3

Quality and availability of end-user training

(7)
4.1

Ease of deployment

(7)
4.1
1 2 3 4 5
Section
1

Service & Support

Overall rating of service and support

(8)
4.8

Did you purchase a support package from vendor?

Yes

No


Timeliness of vendor's response

(8)
4.4

Quality of technical support

(8)
4.6

Quality of peer user community

(7)
3.9
1 2 3 4 5
Section
1

Product Capabilities

Overall rating of product capabilities

(8)
4.8

Repository/Metamodel

(8)
4.5

Modeling

(8)
4.8

Decision Analysis

(5)
4.0

Presentation

(8)
4.4

Administration

(8)
4.1

Configurability

(8)
4.5

Frameworks and Standards

(8)
4.6

Usability

(8)
4.5
1 2 3 4 5
Section
1

Additional Context

How many users access the information created by the tool?

Less than 50 users

51 to 100 users

101 to 250 users

251 or more users


What was the nature of your involvement?

Technical Assessment

Application Lead

Development/Integration

Executive Sponsor

Functional Assessment

Maintenance and Support

Rollout and Install

User Training

Vendor/Product Selection

Vendor Management


What other vendors were considered? Multiple responses allowed.

Corso

Mega

Orbus Software

Software AG

Sparx Systems

Bizzdesign

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

IBM

Other...


Why did you purchase this product?

Create internal/operational efficiencies

Drive innovation

Enhance decision making

Improve business process outcomes

Improve business process agility

Improve compliance & risk management

Improve customer relations/service

Reduce time to market

Cut costs/improve margins

Other...


What were the key factors that drove your decision?

Functional breadth

Architecture scalability

Strong services expertise

Technological innovation

Strong consulting partnership

Compelling vision

Strong customer focus

Competitive costs

Pre-existing relationships

Strong user community

Other...


In which region(s) did your deployment take place? Multiple responses allowed.

North America

EMEA

APAC

Europe, Middle East and Africa