IBM Rational System Architect Competitors and Alternatives

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Terry Watts
Real User
Software Developer at RowdenSoftwareSolutions Ltd.
Jul 26 2020

What is most valuable?

* Mind mapping as a top-level tool for conceptual brainstorming and identification of key concepts in the conceptual model. * Use cases / scenarios / activity diagram… more »

How has it helped my organization?

Sparx has mainly improved my organization through the communication of ideas through the sharing of models and a variety of diagramming techniques. Consistency is a key… more »

What needs improvement?

It is a good affordable that is actively evolving, I think the modeling of activity diagrams could be optimized - currently, they insist on you specifying whether a… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing is an obvious selling point and so are the flexibility and feature set.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

IBM Rational, but not many companies could afford it.

What other advice do I have?

It supports a variety of databases - if you have more than say 5 do not use access. Maybe it is better now but it did cause us problems when 30 devs were using it. Access… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

At the time I first used it it was a no brainer, there was only Sparx out there as affordable and serious software - there was Visio. Now there are real alternatives.
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