ER/Studio Family Features

ER/Studio is available as the stand-alone Data Architect edition, and also as an Enterprise edition that provides additional capabilities for business process modeling, cross-organizational collaboration, and a global glossary. Many of these functions can also be obtained as companion products to the ER/Studio Data Architect offering.

ER/Studio Data Architect Single or Multi-PlatformER/Studio Enterprise Single PlatformER/Studio Enterprise Multi-Platform*
Physical / logical modeling      
Forward / reverse engineering      
Business process modeling Optional: Business Architect    
Conceptual modeling Optional: Business Architect    
UML software modeling    
Model version management    
Centrally managed glossary Optional:
Team Server
 
Collaborative team inputs Optional:
Team Server
 
Real-time metadata access Optional:
Team Server
 
Advanced search and reporting Optional:
Team Server
 
Mapped data source registry Optional:
Team Server
 
Metadata import / export bridges Optional: MetaWizard Optional: MetaWizard  

*Multi-platform version includes ER/Studio Team Server and MetaWizard

ER/Studio Data Architect
Universal Mappings Map between and within conceptual, logical and physical model objects to view upstream or downstream
"Where Used" Analysis Display mapping between conceptual and logical models and their implementations across physical designs
Visual Data Lineage Visually document source/target mapping and sourcing rules for data movement across systems
Round-trip Database Support Round-trip database support for forward and reverse engineering
Advanced Compare and Merge Enable advanced, bidirectional comparisons and merges of model and database structures
ER/Studio Team Server
Social Enterprise Collaboration Apply enterprise collaboration features such as activity and discussion streams, notifications and ability to follow and like
Inline Definitions View definitions for registered data elements or business terms in integrated data access tools and internal webpages
Semantic Mapping Relate business terms to critical data elements including tables, columns, entities and attributes
Enterprise Glossary Import or create a standards-based central repository of glossaries comprising business terms
Centralized Reporting More than 20 out-of-the-box reports and a reporting wizard for ad hoc reports that can be exported to several formats and shared
Data Source Registry Single searchable registry of all available created or imported data sources
Repository
Concurrent Model and Object Access Allows real-time collaboration between modelers working on data models down to the model object level
Reviewing Changes and Resolving User Conflict Conflict resolution through simple and intelligent interfaces to walk users through the discovery of differences
Version Management Manages the individual histories of models and model objects to ensure incremental comparison between, and rollback to, desired diagrams
Component Sharing and Reuse Pre-defined Enterprise Data Dictionary eliminates data redundancy and enforces data element standards
Security Center Groups Streamline security administration with local or LDAP groups improving productivity and reducing errors
Business Architect
Conceptual Model Creation Supports high-level conceptual modeling using elements such as subject areas, business entities, interactions, and relationships
Process Model Creation Support for straightforward process modeling that uses standard elements such as sequences, tasks, swim lanes, start events, and gateways
Software Architect
Model Driven Architecture and Standards Supports Unified Modeling Language ™ (UML ® 2.0 ), XML Metadata Interchange (XMI ® ), Query/ Views/Transformations (QVT) and Object Constraint Language (OCL)
Model Patterns Powerful re-use facilities to jumpstart projects through predefined patterns

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