Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect Valuable Features

Terry Watts
Software Developer at RowdenSoftwareSolutions Ltd.
* Mind mapping as a top-level tool for conceptual brainstorming and identification of key concepts in the conceptual model. * Use cases / scenarios / activity diagram generation * The fact that it’s very easy to create child diagrams in diagrams and so keep each diagram clear, focussed, and not bloated. This is very important and a powerful aid in clarifying the model * Easy forward and reverse engineering - to code and DB design/implementation is an iterative process so there is a real use case for a tool like EA to make the update process very easy * It's possible to write stored procedures in the EA SQL database to extract steps that can be used as code comments to structure the code directly from activity diagrams. This is something I find really useful to speed up the coding and keep it aligned with the low-level design. * There are some powerful ideas code generation templates and transforms. Sparx has made the EA object model available so you can add your own popup menu items etc. It is very customizable for the power user. View full review »
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. It has a very complete and coherent environment for business, architecture, and solution modeling. If what you need is not directly available, you can extend the modelings capabilities to suit your specials needs (TAG values, metamodel extensions (MDG), scripting, API interfaces, ...). It has a very stable and performant environment. This a necessary capability for supporting a large number and varied kinds of modelers (Business architects & Business analysts, Enterprise architects, Information architects, Domain & Solution Architects, Security Architects, ...), all working at the same time on shared and live models. The constant evolution of usability and integration capabilities: Nothing is perfect, but constant polishing and enhancement are reassuring. View full review »
Business Owner at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
The product overall is quite good. The initial setup is easy. The solution is quite robust. View full review »
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Endre Domiczi
Owner & CEO at mentorITe
I like that there is support for software patterns. The reverse engineering part is a feature that I like. Not so much the code generation, but the reverse engineering and also that it can be extended. You can extend Enterprise Architect by using JavaScript to extend the tools. I like the ability to make metamodels and some kind of domain-specific language. There is something called Agent-Oriented Modeling and a student for which I was a silent supervisor created an extension for this in his Master's thesis. He was able to extend the tools by scripting. View full review »
IT Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
It supports multiple modeling languages like ArchiMate for database design, software lifecycle visualization, and team management. Merging all of them is a great feature. View full review »
Enterprise Architect at a music company
Automated reporting saves me a kazillion hours a week of cutting, pasting and editing. Profiles and Stereotypes allows me to reduce the learning curve for newbies by 95% View full review »
Process Architect at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable features are the flexibility and adaptability of Sparx Enterprise Architect. However, these aspects come at a cost of complexity in configuration and management of customization. View full review »
John Lamb
Director Enterprise Architecture at Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
Version 14 menu organization is much better. Ability to ingest external artifacts with added metadata coupled with UML based modeling is moving the organization to a more digital way of working while preserving legacy artifacts. View full review »
Mbuso Khanyile
Head of Business Analysis and Enterprise Architect at a tech services company
The most valuable features are the Business Process Management and the Architect. View full review »
Enterprise Architect, Coach and Owner at a consultancy with 1-10 employees
Sparx offers good flexibility. View full review »
Enterprise Architect at Teranet Inc.
The most valuable feature is the ability to keep an inventory of reusable blocks, and use them in different diagrams with views of various templates that are also available. It also has the ability to work as an add-on with Zachman Framework and a variety of other frameworks adapted to this product. It's a good UML tool. View full review »
Charles England
Solutions Architect at NT Health
* Ability to either offline with replication, documentation, HTML reporting * The strength of the modelling and analysis tools. View full review »
Ken Sayers
Senior Systems Engineer at Elbit Systems Australia
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. View full review »
Senior Technology Architect at BearingPoint
* Flexibility * Open DB. View full review »
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