Excellent

Reviewed on 21/01/2018
Edwin D.
SQL Server Engineer
Retail, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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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

Valuable addition to SQL admin and data warehouse dev toolbox.

Reviewed on 10/05/2018
Tim H.
Senior Decision Support Analyst
Mental Health Care, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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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 Many of the Help pages and videos are non-existent or out-of-date.

TaskFactory

Reviewed on 02/11/2018
Verified Reviewer
SQL Server Engineer
Education Management, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: Great

Pros: Easy to implement and improved standard features as oppose to SSIS standard toolbox components

Cons: Documentation could be a bit more described

Easy to use monitoring tool

Reviewed on 22/03/2018
Shang T.
Database Analyst/Programmer
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

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.

It's really a good product for Lineage Analysis

Reviewed on 21/09/2017
Prahlad K.
Enterprise Data Architect
Financial Services, 5,001-10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

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.

I found what I needed

Reviewed on 04/01/2018
Marco R.
Coordinatore Area Business Intelligence
1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: It has reduced development and documentation times considerably

Pros: Complete in all features.
Short learning time.
Supports many platforms
Data used by product can be consulted anytime

Cons: It is not yet compatible with Visual Studio 2017
Legitest feature is a bit difficult to set up completely

Pragmatic Workbench's Doc xPress helped us to quickly produce documentation on our servers

Reviewed on 19/09/2017
Melissa S.
Business Intelligence Specialist
Nonprofit Organization Management, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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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.

The pragmatic workbench is a swiss knife to cut your tedious BI ties

Reviewed on 20/09/2017
Johan K.
IT developer
Education Management, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

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

Good

Reviewed on 22/02/2018
Xiao Z.
Bi developer
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
Value for Money

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.

It's been a challenge to get everything to work

Reviewed on 19/09/2017
Arthur M.
Sr. SQL Developer
Banking, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source 
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

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.