Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect Pros and Cons

Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect Pros

Joshua Shoresh
Management Consultant & Architect at Contextual Focus Limited
For the most part, we find that it is remarkable how inexpensive it is.
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Terry Watts
Software Developer at RowdenSoftwareSolutions Ltd.
It has led some teams to do better code reviews - to be less focussed on coding conventions (syntax) and more focussed on the semantics because of the abstraction level clear design affords.
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Marc Lampron
Conseiller principal en architecture d’entreprise et de solution at Cronomagic Canada
The product offers very good support for all mainstream modeling notations and architectural frameworks.
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JF
reviewer1355997
Business Owner at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
The initial setup is easy.
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Kim Dijkstra
Senior Design Leader at Koninklijke Bam Groep N.v.
It is a very flexible product. It can do a lot. It is also a reliable product.
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Endre Domiczi
Owner & CEO at mentorITe
I like that there is support for software patterns.
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JF
reviewer1355997
Business Owner at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
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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DS
reviewer1468590
Software Engineer / Application Developer & Systems Engineer at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
There are a lot of features in Enterprise Architect. It allows us to take on a lot of tasks.
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ArchiIT346
IT Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect supports multiple modeling languages like ArchiMate for database design, software lifecycle visualization, and team management.
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Maja Jakobik
Solutions architect at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
Modeling is a part of my work, and it has a lot of standard modeling languages. It is quite wide, and a lot is possible in it. We are not programming it ourselves, but if you are into programming and developing software yourself, you can go further and do a lot with Sparx. You can work from the framework and go into the details. With this solution, you get a lot of value at a low cost. It is also quite intuitive in terms of use. I like the use of it.
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Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect Cons

Joshua Shoresh
Management Consultant & Architect at Contextual Focus Limited
The presentation graphics need to be improved in future builds.
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Terry Watts
Software Developer at RowdenSoftwareSolutions Ltd.
Because its easy to create diagrams one needs to be vigilant on the housekeeping of orphaned fragments - I have written my own scripts to do this, maybe they are available now.
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Marc Lampron
Conseiller principal en architecture d’entreprise et de solution at Cronomagic Canada
Even if there are web-based tools in the Enterprise Architecture tool ecosystem (like Prolaborate), the main modeling application is still a fat client application.
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JF
reviewer1355997
Business Owner at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
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.
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Kim Dijkstra
Senior Design Leader at Koninklijke Bam Groep N.v.
I would like it to be less of a general tool. Currently, it is not a Swiss army knife that can do everything. It is not specialized for our purposes. We are a civil engineering company. We build things. We work mostly in what is known as Infra world in the Netherlands, which comprises objects such as bridges, locks, and water management. We would like to see more focus on such types of projects. It would be nice if it has more specializations. At the moment, it is very generic, and you have to create everything yourself. Our focus is more on user requirement management, which is currently very basic. I would like to see a lot more functionality in this area. Its basic functions for adding user requirements are perfect, but we need more features. Currently, it has limited possibilities for our requirements. I would also like to see better contract management and have it managed in a certain way.
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Endre Domiczi
Owner & CEO at mentorITe
It would be nice to have it supported on the Linux operating system.
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JF
reviewer1355997
Business Owner at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
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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DS
reviewer1468590
Software Engineer / Application Developer & Systems Engineer at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
The solution needs to offer better support for the mobile-based system. Right now, it's not working.
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ArchiIT346
IT Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
There used to be that feature in ArchiMate Modeling of Enterprise Architect called inherited relationships. Now it's gone.
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Maja Jakobik
Solutions architect at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
The fact that you can do a lot yourself is a plus point, but it also becomes a challenge because you need an understanding of the programming languages to get things to work. It becomes challenging for those who are not very good at programming. You have standard reports, but if you want to make your own reports, you have to program it. Similarly, if you want validations rules, you have to take care of them yourself.
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Learn what your peers think about Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2021.
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