Compare Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect vs. erwin EA Agile

erwin EA Agile is ranked 14th in Architecture Management with 1 review while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is ranked 1st in Architecture Management with 16 reviews. erwin EA Agile is rated 8.0, while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of erwin EA Agile writes "Impact analysis feature enables us to easily visualize the impact of change". 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". erwin EA Agile is most compared with IDERA ER/Studio, whereas Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is most compared with Visual Paradigm, Visio and No Magic MagicDraw.
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The most valuable features for us are impact analysis, where I can easily visualize the impact of change.

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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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I feel that the UML drawing capability needs to be improved.

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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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Overview

As the name suggests, erwin EA Agile takes a different approach to enterprise architecture (EA). The collaborative, cloud-based platform is an easy-to-use and cost-effective path for launching an EA program quickly. Built-in support for such industry frameworks as TOGAF and ArchiMate enables you to model the enterprise, capture the IT blueprint, and provide meaningful insights to stakeholders to more quickly and easily manage complexity and change.

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
Energy/Utilities Company15%
Government15%
Financial Services Firm15%
Transportation Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company18%
Government10%
Comms Service Provider9%
Financial Services Firm9%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise51%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise46%
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