Compare Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect vs. Visual Paradigm

Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is ranked 1st in Business Process Design with 14 reviews while Visual Paradigm is ranked 10th in Business Process Design with 3 reviews. Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is rated 8.4, while Visual Paradigm is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect writes "An extensible solution with helpful webinars and good tutorials to learn from". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Visual Paradigm writes "A nice user interface and a low learning curve works well for me as a consultant". Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is most compared with Visual Paradigm, No Magic MagicDraw and Visio, whereas Visual Paradigm is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, Visio and Lucidchart. See our Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect vs. Visual Paradigm report.
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Pros
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 solution is stable. It hasn't crashed, stopped or caused any issues in any way.I like the fact that this solution is complete.Using the Component Diagram, Visual Paradigm helps with design and control, reusing components.

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Cons
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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The solution is not user-friendly. It uses a lot of memory and CPU. You have to have a good computer to use it.I would like to see something for visualizing innovation work maps.I would like to see the ability to easily export to groupware, such as Atlassian Confluence.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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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Over the years I've seen an increase in price, and it makes it difficult for a single person company, like me, to decide whether to extend the license.

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Overview

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.

Visual Paradigm is a UML tool. The tool is designed for a wide range of users including software engineers, system analysts, business analysts and system architects, or for anyone who is interested in reliably building large-scale software systems using an object-oriented approach. In addition, Visual Paradigm supports the latest standards of UML notation.
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Sample Customers
OmniLinkAdobe, Apple, at&t, Caterpillar, Intel, NASA, Nokia, Toyota
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Government19%
Energy/Utilities Company15%
Financial Services Firm15%
Transportation Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company20%
Comms Service Provider13%
Government11%
Insurance Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company22%
Comms Service Provider12%
Insurance Company10%
Retailer8%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise50%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise48%
REVIEWERS
Small Business57%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise14%
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