Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect Review

Very stable although it lacks the ability to lock specific objects to specific users.


Valuable Features

The UML modeling, Use Case Modeling, ability to import custom graphics and map to UML objects, document templates and generation. I would rate the solution as 9/10 as a "project team UML documentation" platform.

5/10 as an "Enterprise Architecture" requirements platform. Mainly as it lacks the ability (or I lack knowing how to) lock specific objects to specific uses.

Improvements to My Organization

UML Use Case modeling with complete requirement statement generation.

Room for Improvement

I would rate EA as a 5/10 as an "Enterprise Architecture" requirements platform. Mainly as it lacks the ability to lock specific objects, object types to specific users or user groups.

Use of Solution

I have used it for over eight years.

Deployment Issues

No. Have deployed in both standalone and team/shared repository environments.

Stability Issues

No, the product is very stable.

Scalability Issues

No. We scaled to a team of about 8 people with no issues using SQL Server as the repository.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

I never interacted with Customer Service.. So that speaks to stability and usability.

Technical Support:

I never interacted with Technical Support. So that speaks to stability and usability.

Previous Solutions

Yes, we used Rational Rose and we switched because of cost of prior solution.

Initial Setup

Very straight forward.

Implementation Team

In house - we have deployed this platform for numerous IT and Business Process teams.

Other Advice

Ensure you have fully reviewed your documentation patterns with the entire team.

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