5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Nov 30, 2016
Customer service has been excellent. Prompt and accurate responses.
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Relatively easy and powerful tool.
Lot's of choices. Would like to see a 'lite' version, so we can quickly create logical models.
Minor tweaks in the ui.
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5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Nov 17, 2016
ER/Studio Data Architect provides a full-featured tool for creating and integrating data models. It goes beyond being merely a data model design tool, though. It allows for the documentation of data lineage, data transformation, and data movement, to allow you to really create an enterprise-wide view of all of your data assets and how they relate. When used in conjunction Embarcadero Team Server, it allows you to perform version management and shared development of the models. Publishing models to the Team Server repository facilitates disemination of the data dictionary, glossary, and other metadata to the entire organization.
Breadth of features Integration with Team Server
Insufficient documentation/tutorials on how to use some of the advanced features, including practical examples
We would do a better job of creating the metadata for the models from the onset of creating the models, instead of going back after the fact and adding definitions, data lineage, data transaformations, and data movement. It would have provided this information to the user community earlier and saved us time from having to go back in and document these pieces, especially when a lot of this had been documented in other formats not related to the models.