Compare IBM Rational System Architect vs. Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect

IBM Rational System Architect is ranked 11th in Architecture Management with 2 reviews while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect which is ranked 1st in Architecture Management with 14 reviews. IBM Rational System Architect is rated 6.0, while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of IBM Rational System Architect writes "Modeling is useful, but many features need improvement and technical support is lacking". 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". IBM Rational System Architect is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, SAP PowerDesigner and MEGA HOPEX, whereas Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is most compared with Visual Paradigm, No Magic MagicDraw and Visio.
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We have seen ROI with this solution over the years that we have used it.The user interface is good. It's both clear and comprehensible. It's easy to work with.

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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.Some of the business processes are very easy to compare when you have the diagrams.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.Customizable and tailored to the environment. Several template frameworks are provided.

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This solution can be more user-friendly and easier to use, with better dashboards.There needs to be more information at the outset about how to use the solution and how to deploy it. The deployment process needs improvement.

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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.I think that collaboration can be better.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.No way to implement data integrity and referential integrity constraints.

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Pricing and licensing are suitable even for small companies.Pricing and licensing is very attractive, simple, and straightforward.

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Overview
IBM Rational System Architect is an enterprise architecture solution for visualizing, analyzing, and communicating enterprise architecture and business process analysis. This solution provides decision support, process optimization, and integration into solution delivery. Rational System Architect addresses all aspects of your organization's enterprise architecture, including modeling, publishing, analysis, and execution.

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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Wuxi Lake Cloud, Nationwide, ETI, IDS ScheerOmniLink
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REVIEWERS
Government17%
Financial Services Firm17%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Comms Service Provider9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm16%
Government15%
Transportation Company14%
Insurance Company8%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise48%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise52%
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