Web Portal


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 and beyond. 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. erwin Web Portal is available in your choice of 2 editions (Web Portal and Data Governance) that build from a role based data modeling web portal to a full featured data governance solution

Key Features

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 and “Where Used” Paths: 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 Visualization: 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.

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.

New in the erwin Web Portal – Data Governance Edition: 

  • Business Glossary: ERwin Web Portal provides an ISO 11179 based Business Glossary to capture, define, maintain and implement an enterprise Business Glossary of terminology, data definitions, code sets, domains, validation rules, etc.
  • Semantic Mapper: This capability facilitates the classification of business terms and/or the connection of design layer metadata from conceptual through logical to physical data models. This permits users to view semantic data usage and to perform impact analysis not only on term usage but also based on data flow lineage.
  • Data Mapper: Allows users to define a data flow mapping specification for their modeling metadata, including a data movement specification and full visualization of both source and target models with “drag and drop” ease enabling users to create a holistic picture for lineage and impact analysis.
  • Live Metadata Harvesting of Data Stores: Connects directly to existing databases and Big Data sources which then may be documented and mapped in real-time over the web using the Data Documenter and Data Mapper.
  • Universal Data Model Harvesting:  This capability allows data models created in tools other than ERwin Data Modeler to be harvested for the purpose of standardization, impact analysis and rigorous data governance.

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.