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"We've been able to develop some nice looking reports, and the dashboard's capability to map is very easy compared to Enterprise Architect.""The usability is very high. It almost looks like a Facebook for Enterprise architecture, it's pretty nice. It's HTML5 based. The repository is very easy. It has 10 different ways of sorting the objects you have in your architecture repository. Maintaining new data or to add data to your repository is very easy.""The most valuable features are that it's user-friendly and the user experience. It's easy to map the fact sheets.""Among the most valuable features are the easy-to-use interface and the ability to get quick results... Many tools that I have seen are great for technical people and for giving technical and business information as well, but they're not as friendly and easy as LeanIX... It works well for both technical and business users. It provides a good combination, enabling you to quickly put valuable information in for both technical and non-technical people and derive results."

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"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."

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"It's hard to predict the pricing of the system.""Not a ten because you always have that gap between complexity and easy to use. And the more complex the tool becomes, the more difficult it is to get the usability.""They should improve the out of the box connectors that they provide. They should see if clients are really ready to adapt them.""Another area for improvement is that when you're starting to look into more advanced information, using the solution's APIs and its customizations, documentation for that specific aspect is not very good. There is not too much support built into the offering for that aspect, for a developer."

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"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."

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"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."

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Top Answer: Hi @Cheryl Joseph ​Looking at the crossover between Project and Portfolio management with EA, then Planview could be a good choice. If looking at Portfolio Management from an EA perspective then… more »
Top Answer: The usability is very high. It almost looks like a Facebook for Enterprise architecture, it's pretty nice. It's HTML5 based. The repository is very easy. It has 10 different ways of sorting the… more »
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LeanIX delivers collaborative Enterprise Architecture designed for modern IT. Our open, data-driven architecture management model helps organizations adapt to the evolving demands of digital. From agile to multi-cloud and beyond, architecture teams using LeanIX have the power to strategically support the business and report 45% reduction in time to value delivery. More than 90,000 users across enterprises worldwide rely on LeanIX to manage their IT landscape, including adidas, Bosch, 7Eleven, and Zalando.

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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Find out what your peers are saying about LeanIX vs. Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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LeanIX is ranked 9th in Architecture Management with 4 reviews while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is ranked 1st in Architecture Management with 18 reviews. LeanIX is rated 8.6, while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of LeanIX writes "Saves us significant time when analyzing potential mergers and acquisitions and how our technologies match up". 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". LeanIX is most compared with Alfabet Enterprise Architecture Management, iServer, MEGA HOPEX, BiZZdesign Enterprise Studio and Avolution ABACUS, whereas Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is most compared with Visual Paradigm, No Magic MagicDraw, Visio, ARIS BPM and MEGA HOPEX. See our LeanIX vs. Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect report.

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