Compare MEGA HOPEX vs. Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect

MEGA HOPEX is ranked 4th in Architecture Management with 4 reviews while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is ranked 1st in Architecture Management with 14 reviews. MEGA HOPEX is rated 7.2, while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of MEGA HOPEX writes "A straightforward initial setup with helpful technical support". 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". MEGA HOPEX is most compared with ARIS BPM, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect and Visio, whereas Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is most compared with Visual Paradigm, No Magic MagicDraw and Visio. See our MEGA HOPEX vs. Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect report.
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The initial setup was straightforward. With configuration, customizing or prepping the data and deployment, it took about one year to set up. We only needed two people to deploy and maintain the solution: one business architect and someone who specializes in customization and operations.The most valuable feature for this solution is the automatic updating and propagation of changes across the system.You do not need to be a professional of enterprise modeling to contribute to the enrichment and improvement of the enterprise repository.It generates friendly websites and presents specific views of the enterprise (business, functional, applicative, technological, and infrastructure).MEGA offers a more integrated GRC platform to facilitate enhanced coordination between the functions of Risk, Compliance, and Internal Audit on a single platform solution - HOPEX.The dashboard on the homepage makes for an enhanced view at a glance of the various work functions applicable to the user.

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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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They do tend to push people to their professional services, instead of helping the customers with their problems. I understand this is their business. At the same time, however, they need to work on fact sheets or offer some program to help the customers who want to implement it themselves and to make it run properly in their environment.We would like to see integration with other products, such as being able to use our workflow with SharePoint and Microsoft Office.Needs a friendlier import/export to other modeling tools.Standardization is lacking. The Operational Risk Function will be more effective if it at a default level follows established Basel standards for Loss categorization, Risk Assessments, Risk Event categorization, etc.

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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 Cost Advice
If you want to use additional features, such as the Risk Management capability, then it is a little too expensive.

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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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MEGA’s HOPEX platform helps you to understand the relationships throughout your company’s ecosystem. If you think of your business like a Jenga tower, pulling out the wrong block could collapse your tower. MEGA provides visibility that enables you to make intelligent decisions and strategic investments, respond to market changes, and ensure that strategies are linked to execution. Now you’ll know which blocks to pull, and why.

With MEGA’s software platform, manage enterprise complexity for optimal business performance. Gain a stronger understanding of your organization’s strategy, investments, processes, risks, and IT landscape. We’re proud to have customers who have achieved a 300+% ROI. Together, let’s see how we can do even better for your business.  

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
Aetna, Fannie Mae, M&T Bank, Glatfelter Insurance Group, Zions Management Services Company, The College Board, Baxter Credit Union, AXA Financial, Missouri Department of Conservation, New York State OTDA, MEG Energy Corp, Walgreens, Procter & Gamble, Biogen Idec, Gilead Sciences, Organic Valley, Trinity Health, Nissan and FordOmniLink
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm38%
Insurance Company25%
Sports Company13%
Healthcare Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm36%
Software R&D Company11%
Manufacturing Company11%
Insurance Company9%
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Government17%
Financial Services Firm17%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Comms Service Provider9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm14%
Transportation Company13%
Insurance Company8%
Comms Service Provider8%
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Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise50%
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Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise48%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise45%
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