- Data Modeling (conceptual modeling)
- XML schema design
- We use it to develop and maintain the Enterprise Conceptual Model, migrated from erwin a couple of years ago.
We used Sparx EA to document CCAR data lineage in response to an OCC MRA filing.
We have been using this solution for five years.
No problems with stability. It is a rock solid product, unlike erwin, which was unstable.
There were no issues with scalability. It handled increased volume easily, unlike erwin.
I would rate technical support as OK. The forum was great. The actual support was only so-so.
We used erwin. Erwin was unstable and didn't handle the model as the size grew.
The setup was straightforward.
The Corporate Edition, or one of the bundles, is the way to go. You don't save that much going with the personal or profession editions.
We evaluated MagicDraw.
Just get it. My elevator pitch was that it is cheaper than Visio and it provides a common tool and repository for all your development needs. Amazing solution for its price, but has its flaws.