Pragmatic Workbench Reviews
Reviewed on 21/01/2018
Comments: Being able to handover a report to our accounts that gives insides on all data processing from beginning to end with all transforms documented in a very good fashion
Pros: The abbility to document allmost any feature within the MS BI/SQL Server stack, allowing us to anwser allmost any question about our control and data flows for example
Cons: The way the software has to be used, as in single user mode. If you're in a team we all share responsibilities for runnijng certain types of features of the Workbench. With the current licensing model it's not a very friendly way to force organizations to use the Workbench
Reviewed on 10/05/2018
Valuable addition to SQL admin and data warehouse dev toolbox.
Pros: Pre-built configurable task items save a lot of development time (Task Factory). The documentation tool (DocXpress) and best practices analyzer are worth the price on their own.
Cons: While support is very good, the documentation of the tools is very lacking. Many of the Help pages and videos are non-existent or out-of-date.
Reviewed on 02/11/2018
Pros: Easy to implement and improved standard features as oppose to SSIS standard toolbox components
Cons: Documentation could be a bit more described
Reviewed on 22/03/2018
Easy to use monitoring tool
Pros: BIxPress is very easy to use, and it monitors SSIS packages execution. It tells exactly which package is being executed and which tasks that it currently in. Also, it shows you the error message and where it stops executing. Really useful for debugging and troubleshooting.
Cons: The UI graphic on the SSIS monitoring console can be over crowded with information. It refreshes slow and the task boxes over lay each other make it look ugly and hard to see the data flow.
Reviewed on 21/09/2017
It's really a good product for Lineage Analysis
Comments: Impact Assessment
Pros: Lineage Analysis (Impact Assessment). This is an overall good product with many built-in functionalities.
Cons: Slow Response (large set of Meta Data). The product response is slow when you have a large amount of Meta Data. Specifically Web version (Doc xPress Server) is very slow.
Reviewed on 04/01/2018
I found what I needed
Comments: It has reduced development and documentation times considerably
Complete in all features.
Short learning time.
Supports many platforms
Data used by product can be consulted anytime
It is not yet compatible with Visual Studio 2017
Legitest feature is a bit difficult to set up completely
Reviewed on 19/09/2017
Pragmatic Workbench's Doc xPress helped us to quickly produce documentation on our servers
Comments: Very detailed documentation for all of our SQL Servers
Pros: We've only used the Doc xPress portion of the software, but it was very helpful in getting very detailed documentation created for our SQL Servers.
Reviewed on 20/09/2017
The pragmatic workbench is a swiss knife to cut your tedious BI ties
Comments: We became more accurate in implementing changes into our existing environment
Pros: The software helps us in maintaining our solutions, it has a great impact analysis and documentation feature called DocX
Cons: When testing the software before purchasing it, it would be nice to have a virtual machine which is offered by pragmatic works
Reviewed on 22/02/2018
Pros: Easy to do logging,error handling, DBA job. Real time watch ssis running and debugging. Easy documentation tool...
Cons: Would like to see improved Dependency diagram. For example show all columns of the tables. The diagram change its form easily by accidendly click an object and you lose all your changes.
Reviewed on 19/09/2017
It's been a challenge to get everything to work
Pros: The Lineage Analysis is helpful when searching which of our procedures is making changes to a specific field.
Cons: Getting all the pieces into one solution. The Getting the server setup to run the software has been challenging.