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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.""Its price is very good for the value that you get with it.""They have the price on their site for the enterprise version, and we do receive a small discount.""The licence has a costly upfront fee which gets you access. You have to pay an annual maintenance fee, which is less.""It is cheaper than other solutions. Its cost is around $686 per year. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.""We have an annual license, and it's very affordable.""I think our license costs roughly $1,000 a year, but I could be wrong."

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Top Answer: The best thing about the tool is that its database is open.
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The SAP Enterprise Architecture Designer Web application is a user-friendly, collaborative tool for creating and maintaining a complete landscape architecture that is easy to capture and understand visually. People in a wide variety of roles can readily use it, so all necessary stake-holders can participate directly in the planning and design of the architecture. You can manage change by providing effective governance of your architecture changes and calculating their costs and benefits, so that you can keep implementation efficient and cost-effective. Through robust traceability in this multirole, intuitive, collaborative environment, you gain the insight to support compliance at the outset and throughout architecture change cycles.

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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VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider17%
Government9%
Consumer Goods Company8%
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Government16%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
Financial Services Firm11%
Computer Software Company9%
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Computer Software Company22%
Comms Service Provider20%
Government11%
Manufacturing Company8%
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Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise49%
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Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise72%
Find out what your peers are saying about Sparx Systems, Planview, erwin, Inc. and others in Architecture Management. Updated: September 2021.
542,029 professionals have used our research since 2012.

SAP Enterprise Architecture Designer is ranked 17th in Architecture Management while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is ranked 1st in Architecture Management with 33 reviews. SAP Enterprise Architecture Designer is rated 0.0, while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is rated 8.2. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect writes "Great pricing with an easy initial setup and a comprehensive toolkit". SAP Enterprise Architecture Designer is most compared with SAP PowerDesigner and QualiWare X, whereas Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is most compared with Visual Paradigm, No Magic MagicDraw, Visio, ARIS BPA and IBM Rational System Architect.

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