- UML (Class diagrams, Use cases)
- XML schemas
- BPMN templates
Check in/check out functionality would support better team working around a common repository.
We've used it for six years.
We have no issues with the deployment.
The product has been very stable.
There have been no issues scaling it to our needs.
I have had to seek a little support from Sparx directly (licencing options) as I mostly find that forums answer my questions.
I have used more expensive modelling tools such as Rational Rose, Provision, PowerDesigner, and Visio. Sparx EA beats all of these hands down on a cost/benefit analysis.
It's very easy to set-up. A shared repository with floating licences takes more effort but is not complex.
We did it in-house and I would advise that your Spax administrator is trained.
ROI is difficult to quantify but the tool will typically pay for itself in the first project.
The cost of licensing is never an issue (circa US$199 per seat) and offers incredible value for the features it contains.
Download a trial copy for yourself. You will need to understand UML, BPMN or ArchiMate to use the tool.