Compare Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect vs. iServer

iServer is ranked 7th in Architecture Management with 2 reviews while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is ranked 1st in Architecture Management with 14 reviews. iServer is rated 7.6, while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of iServer writes "Simple and flexible with solid stability ". 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". iServer is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, ARIS BPM and MEGA HOPEX, whereas Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is most compared with Visual Paradigm, No Magic MagicDraw and Visio. See our Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect vs. iServer report.
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I have to think less with this solution. It's simple.Tech support is very responsive. They solved issues within a prompt response time.iServer is a solution that helps catalog enterprise architect solutions and catalog information.

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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.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.

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The one issue is that if you want to import predefined work, you need to put the licensing model in. So if you wanted to import work that was done before, you then need to buy a separate product for that.It definitely needs help to improve the visual aspect of the solution.There are other solutions out there that have a better user interface.

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This solution should have better ease of use for the uninitiated.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.

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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.

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Overview

iServer is a unified software platform and enterprise modeling environment that extends and enhances the familiar, market leading Microsoft Visio and Office products. Core capabilities provided by iServer include an enhanced Microsoft Visio diagramming interface, a powerful central repository for all enterprise architecture or business process models and documentation, and a range of tools for visualization, analysis and decision making.

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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Sample Customers
Barclays, Cathay Pacific, Deloitte, British Gas, MasterCardOmniLink
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company21%
Financial Services Firm20%
Insurance Company10%
Leisure / Travel Company9%
REVIEWERS
Government19%
Financial Services Firm15%
Energy/Utilities Company15%
Transportation Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company19%
Government12%
Comms Service Provider9%
Insurance Company8%
Company Size
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise57%
REVIEWERS
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise50%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise48%
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