erwin Web Portal

The erwin Web Portal provides a graphical, easy-to-use interface to provide the business and technical context around this data (i.e. “metadata”) such as business definitions, data structures, and the inter-relationship between data objects so that organizations can have a visual inventory of their data assets, and more easily assess the impact of change.


The erwin Web Portal provides a simple, customizable, web-based interface that allows both business and technical users across the organization to easily visualize the important metadata information that is stored in erwin® Data Modeler. While only certain users will want to view or create data models, many more users need access to the information in those models, but would like this information presented in an intuitive and easily-accessible way. The erwin Web Portal allows easy access to information via the web, with a variety of presentation and search formats to cater to a wide range of user types in the organization.

Key Features Include:

Internet-style Keyword Search: If you can use an internet search tool, you can use the erwin Web Portal. With a single keyword-based search, you can discover data assets that relate to your core business areas, such as “credit risk” or “customer”. Queries can be “memorized” as links (URLs) which reproduce the results and may be shared with others (e.g. via email) to allow further analysis.

Graphical Impact Analysis: The inter-relationships between data assets are a key part of the value of a data model. With the erwin Web Portal, you can view these interrelationships graphically, using the Lineage Analyzer tool. Uncover which tables are used by a given query, what columns are used by a domain, how conceptual, logical, and physical models interrelate, and other powerful analysis tools to assess the impact of change in the organization.

Diagram Visualisation: A picture is worth a thousand words, and with the erwin Web Portal, you can easily see important data structures through intuitive visual models in various formats (including IE, IDEF, UML, and more). Powerful drill-down capabilities allow you to perform “what-if” analysis from these diagrams to drill-down into textual metadata details to uncover definitions, data structures, related queries, and more.

Interfaces for Business & Technical Users: Whether you are a business or technical user, the erwin Web Portal has an interface for you. Business users are provided with simple tools like internet-style keyword searches and visual analysis with just the right amount of information to keep it simple, while providing necessary and valuable insights around their data assets. Technical users are offered a wide array of search, analysis, and query options on the full set of technical data objects. With the Enterprise Edition, custom interfaces can also be created for specific user types in your organization.

Reporting: Tabular reports are provided for common queries, with the ability to customize which column headings are displayed and to sort by any column. The hardcopy rendering may be sent to a printer or “published” in some other suitable format such as PDF.

Browsing & Drill-down: A variety of flexible interfaces are provided to facilitate browsing, lineage, and “drill-down” capabilities including: dynamic tree expansion, dynamic menus on objects, link navigation between objects, and graphical visualization options.

Easy Roll-out: With a web-based interface, no local installation is needed for each user, providing easy roll-out to multiple users across the organization.

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