Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect Review

Product is very visual, but not intuitive

What is most valuable?

  • Use cases
  • Requirements
  • Test cases
  • UML diagrams as sequence, class and others

How has it helped my organization?

Was able to create full specifications (BRD, FRD, Tech design documents), utilizing SPARX application.

What needs improvement?

Product is very visual, but not intuitive.

For how long have I used the solution?

1.5 years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

We didn't deploy, as we didn't have connection to database environment for security reasons.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

10 out of 10. Emails were answered and phone calls as well.

Technical Support:

Didn't use much, only twice and it was very good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I used Visio. No comparison, SPARX much better.

How was the initial setup?

Easy, because it was local. Network setup more difficult and costly.

What about the implementation team?

In house. Vendor not needed, which simplified our life.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Prices are very affordable.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Rational Doors from IBM. Their product much more expensive and less agile.

What other advice do I have?

It takes time to learn diagram language, if you're not used to it. After a couple of weeks it becomes second nature.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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