Compare Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect vs. iGrafx

Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Most Helpful Review
Find out what your peers are saying about Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect vs. iGrafx and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
448,896 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

Pros
"This product fulfills ninety percent of our needs, and we're happy as users of it.""Another good feature is that the numbering of the shapes in iGrafx is much easier and more convenient, in comparison to what is found in Visio. So far I haven't found anything similar to what I have with iGrafx, in that regard.""Finding the right symbol and creating links, horizontal and vertical are the features I use.""Provides a valuable BPMN feature."

More iGrafx Pros »

"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 like that there is support for software patterns.""The most valuable features are the flexibility and adaptability of Sparx Enterprise Architect.""The most valuable feature is the integrated data model, so if I change the name of an item, all models using that object are automatically updated.""Ability to keep inventory of reusable blocks, and use in different diagrams with views of various templates.""The initial setup is easy.""Scalability is not a problem. You can always increase the footprint of what the thing can do because it's so powerful."

More Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect Pros »

Cons
"It would be helpful to be able to do more analytics and generate reports on historical documents that have already been uploaded to the server.""Dragging and dropping shapes is not as user-friendly as in Visio. In Visio, it's very easy to work with shapes and in very few minutes you can plot a whole, multi swim-lane, cross-functional process.""In the next release, I would like to see more layers like three, four, and five. It might be possible but I haven't seen it yet.""The price could be more competitive."

More iGrafx Cons »

"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 would be nice to have it supported on the Linux operating system.""Using EA involves a steep learning curve if you want to understand its capabilities and functionality.""This solution should have better ease of use for the uninitiated.""Not visually appealing.""The documentation needs a bit of improvement. What I find is that when I'm trying to do something specific for some part of a project, in terms of documentation, it's kind of hard to get at figuring out if you don't use it all the time.""I think the product is good. When I'm trying to do something specific for some part of project documentation, it's hard to get it figured out if you don't use it all the time. It's such a massive tool, it's hard to figure out how to dig in and get to the documentation where you have to be to get some idea of what to do. There are not a lot of examples that I'm aware of to be able to do that."

More Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect Cons »

Pricing and Cost Advice
"My company is trying to replace iGrafx because the license is a little bit expensive."

More iGrafx Pricing and Cost Advice »

"In terms of cost, Sparx EA is probably one of the cheapest tools I have ever used.""The licensing is not as expensive as some of the other data modeling tools such as Erwin."

More Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect Pricing and Cost Advice »

report
Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Business Process Design solutions are best for your needs.
448,896 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Ranking
18th
Views
3,285
Comparisons
1,981
Reviews
4
Average Words per Review
431
Avg. Rating
7.5
3rd
Views
21,715
Comparisons
15,918
Reviews
17
Average Words per Review
537
Avg. Rating
8.5
Popular Comparisons
Compared 42% of the time.
Compared 18% of the time.
Compared 8% of the time.
Compared 5% of the time.
Compared 4% of the time.
Learn
iGrafx
Sparx Systems
Video Not Available
Overview
iGrafx business process management and analysis solutions empower organizations to achieve maximum performance. iGrafx captures and communicates the alignment of strategy, people, processes and technology, and unites the entire organization around delivering business value. iGrafx delivers strategic and operational decision support to enable our customers to become and remain world class competitors.

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.

Offer
Learn more about iGrafx
Learn more about Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect
Sample Customers
Multinational BankOmniLink
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Consumer Goods Company38%
Comms Service Provider25%
Engineering Company13%
Pharma/Biotech Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm9%
Healthcare Company7%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm17%
Government17%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
Manufacturing Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government11%
Manufacturing Company7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise42%
Large Enterprise42%
REVIEWERS
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise48%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business8%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise66%
Find out what your peers are saying about Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect vs. iGrafx and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
448,896 professionals have used our research since 2012.

iGrafx is ranked 18th in Business Process Design with 4 reviews while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is ranked 3rd in Business Process Design with 18 reviews. iGrafx is rated 7.6, while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of iGrafx writes "Provides comprehensive way to connect workflow and cross-feed documents, but needs support for multi-page processes". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect writes "Has made the EA object model available so you can add your own popup menu items". iGrafx is most compared with Visio, ARIS BPM, Bizagi, IBM Blueworks Live and Signavio Process Manager, whereas Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is most compared with Visual Paradigm, No Magic MagicDraw, Visio, ARIS BPM and IBM Rational System Architect. See our Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect vs. iGrafx report.

See our list of best Business Process Design vendors.

We monitor all Business Process Design reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.