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2018-11-16T19:35:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect?

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Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

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Top 20User

The tool has a lot of "bang for your buck" - especially if you can develop extensions yourself it has an unmatched price/performance ratio. That said, beware that you really need to become an expert in the tool or hire one to leverage the benefits of the tool.

2021-09-14T20:50:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I use my own license. So, I just bought the professional version, which costs $800 or something like that. In the company where I am working, we have floating licenses. They are probably more expensive. Its licensing is affordable, but we are talking about a large organization, and there could be modelers or viewers of the models. We don't know how much that would cost us.

2021-08-04T19:45:37Z
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Top 20MSP

It is cheap.

2021-07-26T16:58:41Z
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Top 20Real User

I think our license costs roughly $1,000 a year, but I could be wrong.

2021-05-25T18:21:06Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We have an annual license, and it's very affordable.

2021-05-21T19:22:55Z
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Top 20Real User

It is cheaper than other solutions. Its cost is around $686 per year. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.

2021-03-26T06:37:04Z
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Top 20Real User

Pricing is open information. They have the price on their site for the enterprise version, and we do receive a small discount.

2021-02-19T21:24:30Z
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Top 20Consultant

The pricing is excellent. It's very inexpensive.

2021-02-05T22:05:37Z
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Top 20Real User

Its price is very good for the value that you get with it.

2021-02-02T14:25:39Z
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Top 20Vendor

I don't have any insights into the costs of the product. I don't know if it is expensive or reasonably priced.

2020-12-11T19:46:09Z
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Top 20Consultant

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

2020-11-13T14:28:20Z
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Top 20Real User

Define your immediate needs and objectives, start small and focused. Identify some motivated champions inside your organization and find a coach to help them get to know the tools. Initially, get comfortable and efficient with the vanilla setup of the tool. Do not try to personalize or extend the tool unless you are confident that it will bring more benefits than confusion. Define templates and model examples to set the organizational standards for modeling. Evaluate your progress, adhesion to standards, and quality of models regularly. Identify other domains of modeling opportunities that could bring benefits to your organization. With experts and senior architects define a mid/long term vision and costs benefits for integrating all aspects of modeling that are important to you over time. Annually, revised your mid/long term vision.

2020-08-25T17:20:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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

2020-07-24T20:26:00Z
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Top 5Real User

I just have a one-seat license manager. I'm not sure what the pricing is on it.

2020-07-16T06:21:07Z
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Top 5Real User

In terms of cost, Sparx EA is probably one of the cheapest tools I have ever used. However, study the most important versions of EA before you buy it. I'd also recommend that you buy the edition up from the version you think you need, as we found that was an issue in our early days.

2019-11-06T06:32:00Z
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Top 10Real User

The savings in license fees more than allows you to invest in a little training but get someone good.

2019-08-08T21:14:00Z
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Real User

I would advise anyone to find a good partner for guiding the methodology of modeling. Maybe some technical support is required if you need the integration of your tool.

2019-05-26T06:53:00Z
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Real User

Setup a shared RDBMS repository (SQL, Oracle, etc.), acquire shared license keys and deploy using MSI scripts.

2018-11-16T19:35:00Z
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