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Enterprise Architect is the flagship architecture management platform from global, Australian-headquartered company Sparx Systems.https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/zB/Tb/0HAEPXLGXWEJ.jpegAn excellent tool for UMLWe use Enterprise Architect in the Software Development department. We manage all the architecture of our applications with this software. It's an excellent tool to manage UML diagrams. Enterprise Architect supports MDA transforms of PIM Class structures to PSM Class structures.,Enterprise Architect supports Data Modeling from the Conceptual to Physical levels, Forward and Reverse Engineering of Database Schemas Enterprise Architect provides an Integrated Development Environment that supports code editing, for Building, Debugging and Code Testing all from within the model.,Enterprise Architect's user interface is outdated... It should be more fresh and clean,9,This program speed up the development process. It generates the actual code with my model classes after modeling,Adobe Illustrator CC, Visual Studio IDESparx EA - An Unpolished GemSparx EA is being used as a centralized single source of truth of architectural specifications, representations and related information and meta-information. The user interface provides a set of customized views of the information, appropriate to the individual user's role and expertise. As gatekeeper, I ensure proper governance, auditing and guide its evolution and use.,Open Architecture - A wide and extensive set of options, plug-ins and customization options make Sparx EA more of a tool kit than just a tool. Most tools allow customization but Sparx EA is built from the ground up with this in mind. Wide variety of formats, lexicons, standards and data import export capabilities allow different roles to interact with the information in different ways. Automated report generation allows architects and designers to spend less taking on word processing and more time on performing architecture and design.,It is not necessarily a user friendly tool, but then again neither are any of the others EA tools. They provide excellent tutorials and webinars. They should keep adding those. The RTF document templates can be challenging to create. Setting the sort ordering of searches in model views is complex(require a custom SQL query),9,The time saved on not using MS Word alone is huge. BY generating reports, spreadsheets, user friendly output and so on it has saved hours per week per user. By allowing so many different roles to use a single source of truth, information is much easier to access and maintain. Several hours a week not spent looking for information . or the latest information is the result. BY allowing customization, days of detailed training of staff in UML, Archimate, etc.. are avoided.,IBM Rational System Architect, Troux, Avolution ABACUS, MEGA and BiZZdesign Enterprise Studio,JIRA Software, Atlassian Confluence, Visual SourceSafeSparx Enterprise Architect is a good toolSparx Systems Enterprise Architect (EA) is being used to model all of the layers of operation within the business. This starts with the highest level of business modeling. Major business processes are modeled, then the more detailed processes within the business areas. This then drills down to the systems supporting the business functions then on to the systems architecture that delivers the systems. This is used to ensure that a complete map of operational processes maps to a supported system and that architecture update plans are consistent with software upgrades and hardware lifecycles.,Descriptions of business processes, actors, actions, outcomes and outputs Mapping of all systems to business processes Collation of all architectural elements that comprise individual systems,Needs someone that is very conversant with business modelling terminology,8,EA has provided a very positive impact on business understanding EA has allowed us to map clearly our physical and logical architecture, and to allow us to plan replacement systems and platforms,,Microsoft Visual Studio Team System, AutoCAD
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July 04, 2018

Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect Review: "An excellent tool for UML"

Score 9 out of 10
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We use Enterprise Architect in the Software Development department. We manage all the architecture of our applications with this software. It's an excellent tool to manage UML diagrams. Enterprise Architect supports MDA transforms of PIM Class structures to PSM Class structures.
  • Enterprise Architect supports Data Modeling from the Conceptual to Physical levels, Forward and Reverse Engineering of Database Schemas
  • Enterprise Architect provides an Integrated Development Environment that supports code editing, for Building, Debugging and Code Testing all from within the model.
  • Enterprise Architect's user interface is outdated... It should be more fresh and clean
Enterprise Architect is an excellent option for modeling the data structure of your applications.
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Allan Kowalski profile photo
January 29, 2018

Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect Review: "Sparx EA - An Unpolished Gem"

Score 9 out of 10
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Sparx EA is being used as a centralized single source of truth of architectural specifications, representations and related information and meta-information.

The user interface provides a set of customized views of the information, appropriate to the individual user's role and expertise.

As gatekeeper, I ensure proper governance, auditing and guide its evolution and use.
  • Open Architecture - A wide and extensive set of options, plug-ins and customization options make Sparx EA more of a tool kit than just a tool. Most tools allow customization but Sparx EA is built from the ground up with this in mind.
  • Wide variety of formats, lexicons, standards and data import export capabilities allow different roles to interact with the information in different ways.
  • Automated report generation allows architects and designers to spend less taking on word processing and more time on performing architecture and design.
  • It is not necessarily a user friendly tool, but then again neither are any of the others EA tools. They provide excellent tutorials and webinars. They should keep adding those.
  • The RTF document templates can be challenging to create.
  • Setting the sort ordering of searches in model views is complex(require a custom SQL query)
You need to have a Sparx EA go to person to help socialize the tool and ensure it is properly used (but again, this is true for most tools). IF a company is looking for a tool they can just buy an have people use they should stick to Visio because any true modeling tool requires expertise.

In an environment where you do not have a highly trained group of architects who are familiar with all the standards and strategies of modeling, Sparx EA , more than most tools, allows you to wrap user friendly menus,and windows around it to make it easier to use.
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September 12, 2017

Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect Review: "Sparx Enterprise Architect is a good tool"

Score 8 out of 10
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Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect (EA) is being used to model all of the layers of operation within the business. This starts with the highest level of business modeling. Major business processes are modeled, then the more detailed processes within the business areas. This then drills down to the systems supporting the business functions then on to the systems architecture that delivers the systems.

This is used to ensure that a complete map of operational processes maps to a supported system and that architecture update plans are consistent with software upgrades and hardware lifecycles.
  • Descriptions of business processes, actors, actions, outcomes and outputs
  • Mapping of all systems to business processes
  • Collation of all architectural elements that comprise individual systems
  • Needs someone that is very conversant with business modelling terminology
EA is well suited to modeling business processes. This allows operational architects to design or re-design the business processes with a view to interaction between operational elements.

Modelling of systems architecture can be very self-absorbing with no real business benefit. A clear scope of outcomes is required before starting an EA project.
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Enterprise Architect is the flagship architecture management platform from global, Australian-headquartered company Sparx Systems.

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