Compare Alfabet Enterprise Architecture Management vs. Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect

Alfabet Enterprise Architecture Management is ranked 10th in Architecture Management with 2 reviews while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is ranked 1st in Architecture Management with 16 reviews. Alfabet Enterprise Architecture Management is rated 8.0, while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Alfabet Enterprise Architecture Management writes "A stable, scalable solution with good management functionality". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect writes "An extensible solution with helpful webinars and good tutorials to learn from". Alfabet Enterprise Architecture Management is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, Planview Enterprise One and LeanIX, whereas Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is most compared with Visual Paradigm, Visio and No Magic MagicDraw. See our Alfabet Enterprise Architecture Management vs. Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect report.
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Yves Vander Schelden
Find out what your peers are saying about Alfabet Enterprise Architecture Management vs. Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect and other solutions. Updated: November 2019.
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The initial setup was straightforward. It takes two to three days to set up the environment. One person was able to handle the implementation.The most valuable features of this solution are its customizability, and flexibility in the configuration.

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The most valuable features are the flexibility and adaptability of Sparx Enterprise Architect.Some of the business processes are very easy to compare when you have the diagrams.I like that there is support for software patterns.Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect supports multiple modeling languages like ArchiMate for database design, software lifecycle visualization, and team management.I have found the Meta Model tuning feature useful as it provides me with an overview of all my work needs.Its most valuable feature is the Zachman Framework.We can easily use it with our new customers.Provides a single repository for all architecture work.

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The user experience, the layout and the different technologies behind the presentations are a bit old. These need to be updated. They should focus on web development. It's simply not supporting the current user experience guidelines.We would like to see the visualization of assets, as well as artificial intelligence techniques to assist us in making our decisions.

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Using EA involves a steep learning curve if you want to understand its capabilities and functionality.I think that collaboration can be better.It would be nice to have it supported on the Linux operating system.There used to be that feature in ArchiMate Modeling of Enterprise Architect called inherited relationships. Now it's gone.It should be made Windows compatible.The reporting needs improvement.Weak in regards to data modelling. No logical or physical modelling or migration from conceptual to physical.Insufficient control of metadata and standards.

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In terms of cost, Sparx EA is probably one of the cheapest tools I have ever used.Pricing and licensing are suitable even for small companies.Pricing and licensing is very attractive, simple, and straightforward.

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Software AG's Alfabet Enterprise Architecture Management Platform provides a collaborative platform for aligning the IT landscape with the business to guide competitive transformation. You can describe complex IT systems in terms of their business, application, information and technical layers, and develop standards for change. Build the foundation for business-IT transformation with an accurate, real-time picture of the IT landscape, including all applications and technologies, the inter-relationships between them, the information they exchange as well as the business organizations and processes they support.

Sparx Enterprise Architect is a platform that accelerates and integrates software, business and systems development. Twice winner of Jolt and multiple SD Times Awards with an installed base of 580,000 + licenses, supported by 230 partners in 160 countries. From requirements to implementation and beyond, Sparx Systems' Enterprise Architect is a fully featured tool suite that lets you model, design, simulate, prototype, build, test, manage and trace from vision to solution.

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REVIEWERS
Government15%
Financial Services Firm15%
Energy/Utilities Company15%
Comms Service Provider8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company18%
Government10%
Comms Service Provider9%
Financial Services Firm9%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise51%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise48%
Find out what your peers are saying about Alfabet Enterprise Architecture Management vs. Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect and other solutions. Updated: November 2019.
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