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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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"Using the Component Diagram, Visual Paradigm helps with design and control, reusing components.""I like the fact that this solution is complete.""The solution is stable. It hasn't crashed, stopped or caused any issues in any way.""The solution is very user-friendly. It's easy to just open it and start working.""The pricing model is attractive.""The initial setup is straightforward.""It is easy-to-use and it helps understand its data modeling structure through the intuitive user interface."

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Cons
"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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"I would like to see the ability to easily export to groupware, such as Atlassian Confluence.""I would like to see something for visualizing innovation work maps.""The solution is not user-friendly. It uses a lot of memory and CPU. You have to have a good computer to use it.""The solution could be more compatible with other products in the future.""There are some connectivity issues that crop up rarely when used with SQL Server.""The solution can be heavy on resource usage."

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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.""The licensing is not as expensive as some of the other data modeling tools such as Erwin."

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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.""You can use Paradigm on a subscription basis and you can choose from different tiers of subscription.""You can move between the tiers from month to month so you are not restricted to one pricing model."

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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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OmniLinkAdobe, Apple, at&t, Caterpillar, Intel, NASA, Nokia, Toyota
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Financial Services Firm17%
Government17%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
Manufacturing Company10%
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Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government11%
Manufacturing Company7%
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Computer Software Company22%
Government7%
K 12 Educational Company Or School6%
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Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise48%
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Large Enterprise66%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect vs. Visual Paradigm and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
448,290 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is ranked 3rd in Business Process Design with 18 reviews while Visual Paradigm is ranked 10th in Business Process Design with 5 reviews. Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is rated 8.6, while Visual Paradigm is rated 8.0. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Visual Paradigm writes "Data modeling through an interface that makes it easy-to-use and understand". Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is most compared with No Magic MagicDraw, Visio, ARIS BPM, IBM Rational System Architect and Lucidchart, whereas Visual Paradigm is most compared with Visio, ARIS BPM, Bizagi, Lucidchart and No Magic MagicDraw. See our Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect vs. Visual Paradigm report.

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