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"Easy to work on.""Lucidchart is a lovely tool for creating visual representations of any process or organization."

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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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"I don't know if I will be able to add some animations if I want to. I believe the problem may be the program's process flows but if I want to transfer it into a PPP or any other document, I can only do image transfer.""When you want to add text to a connector arrow, I have not figured out how to position the text vertically. It always wants the text to stay horizontal."

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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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"Pricing comes in at about $100 for a year's subscription, which is very reasonable if this is a tool that you will use more than once."

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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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Our online diagram application makes it easy to sketch and share professional flowchart diagrams.  From brainstorming to project management, we support all of your communication needs. 
That’s why millions of users choose Lucidchart.

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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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider14%
Media Company9%
Manufacturing Company7%
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Financial Services Firm17%
Government17%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
Manufacturing Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider15%
Government11%
Manufacturing Company7%
Company Size
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Small Business71%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise14%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise48%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business7%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise64%
Lucidchart is ranked 2nd in Mind Mapping Software with 2 reviews while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is ranked 1st in Architecture Management with 18 reviews. Lucidchart is rated 8.6, while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Lucidchart writes "Flexible and easy to use, with a helpful and extensive template library". 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". Lucidchart is most compared with Visio, Bizagi, Visual Paradigm, ARIS BPM and IBM Blueworks Live, whereas Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is most compared with Visual Paradigm, No Magic MagicDraw, Visio, ARIS BPM and iServer.

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