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Enterprise Architect

Modeling and Design

Make your vision a reality by capturing it in Enterprise Architect – your perfect enterprise wide solution to visualise, analyse, model, test and maintain all of your systems, software, processes and architectures. Enterprise Architect is the ideal platform to help you to stay in control of your workspace, support your colleagues and team, enable collaboration and build confidence within your most complex projects.

Enterprise Architect
Enterprise Architect
81% of the Fortune 100 Global firms own licenses of Enterprise Architect
There are over 210 American government departments who have Enterprise Architect at the County, State and Federal level
Each of the 'Big 4 Consultancies' have deployments of Enterprise Architect on the medium to large scale
CapGemini have chosen Enterprise Architect as their modeling tool of choice both internally and on customer engagements
Enterprise Architect is used as the modeling core of HP's Enterprise Maps
Many of the worlds leading banks have significant deployments of EA
Sparx Systems is represented on the OMG Board of Directors, and is an OMG contributing member.
Over 60 industry standards are developed in Enterprise Architect, ranging from Defence, Retail, Software, Health, Aviation and many more
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.
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  • Perspectives

    New capability that helps you focus on individual modeling tasks, cutting out noise and refining the modeling palette.
  • Context Browser

    Focus on a single branch of the repository. It's a "mini-me" Project Browser giving a key-hole view of the model.
  • Enhanced Context Menus

    Significantly reworked, simplified and trimmed context menus that focus primarily on modeling and model construction. Other commands are now accessible from the Ribbon.
  • Workspaces

    Dozens of new workspaces have been crafted to combine tools you need for a particular modeling context. User Workspaces can also be created.
  • New View UI in the Model Wizard

    Getting started with a particular modeling view or task is now so simplified and focused that it's much easier to get the right tools in place to quickly and effectively understand how to best maximize the value of a particular pattern.

  • New Patterns

    A suite of over 1,000 custom built model patterns across multiple technologies will help kick start your new project. Included with each pattern is a helpful guide to the patterns structure and usage.
  • Meta-model Views System

    New and flexible meta-model based rules engine to help tighten up your models and improve conformance, including model validation. User created meta-models are also supported.
  • Editable Document View for Diagrams

    New Diagram based "split view" enables an inline, editable document view of a diagram's elements, facilitating rapid editing and review of the "words behind the picture".
  • New Construction Diagram

    Automatically display Requirements, Constraints, Tests, Changes, Defects, Resource Allocations, Decisions and more. Visually track development through all stages.
  • Roadmap Diagrams

    Roadmap diagrams and patterns for various domains and scenarios.
New Patterns
Meta Mode View
Editable Document View
New Construction
Roadmap Diagram

  • Improved Properties and Config Windows

    Significant and far reaching changes to enable context driven docked tools and property sets targeting the current context item.
  • Docked Properties Windows

    For Diagrams, Relationships, Responsibilities, Construction, Attributes, Operations, Receptions, Ports, Internal Transitions and many more.
  • Reworked and enhanced Ribbons

    Improving usability and provide a rich, intuitive and accessible experience.
  • Dark Themes

    Stylish new diagram themes for those who like to do their modeling by moonlight!
Improved Properties
Docked Properties
Enhanced Ribbons
Dark Themes

  • Discuss

    Stay on top of the model as it develops. Talk about specific model elements, raise issues, suggest refinements, highlight important impacts.
  • Review

    Get everyone on board to review and formally discuss the model. Involve your stakeholders, involve WebEA users, involve customers, get feedback and ensure your project is on track and moving forward.
  • Chat

    An informal and relaxed way to raise issues, discuss general points and communicate with team members concerning issues not directly related to specific model items.
  • New Journal Capability

    Privately record thoughts and comments on a daily basis. A great way to keep momentum flowing day to day.
  • New Team Library

    Replaces the Team Forum and includes enhanced capabilities and the ability to store and retrieve binary files - such as PDF files, documents, guidelines and other shared material.

  • New Integrations

    A suite of integrations with various industry standard tools such as Jira, Service Now, TFS - and even with other Enterprise Architect models. NB: Requires Sparx Systems Pro Cloud Server as the enabling middleware.
  • New and enhanced Technologies

    Including SysML 1.5 updates, UML 2.5 updates, DMN 1.1, NIEM 4, CMMN, IFML and more.
  • Interaction Flow Modeling Language (IFML)

    Support for the Interaction Flow Modeling Language (IFML). Designed for expressing the content, user interaction and control behaviour of the front-end of software applications.
  • Case Management Model and Notation (CMMN)

    Model unpredictable work flows in situations where the events evolve differently each time a process is invoked. It can be used as a companion to BPMN and DMN.
  • Huge improvements to Systems Engineering/ SysML capabilities

    Wide ranging changes to diagrams, element compartments, meta-models, new patterns and MBSE based frameworks.
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Huge Improvements SysML

  • New and improved Simulation Capabilities

    With major updates to the BPSim, Modelica and Executable State Machine tools, helping to bring your model to life.
  • DMN Support

    All new and very deep support for the Decision Modeling Notation (DMN) language. Includes highly effective tools for defining and working with DMN constructs.
  • DMN Model Simulation

    Model Simulation based on DMN is also supported with tools to configure and step through executing rule sets. Code generation is also possible for various languages.
  • Integrated BPSim and DMN Simulation

    Providing an incredibly powerful and exciting tool suite for dynamically executing and exploring behavioral models.
DMN Model Simulation
DMN Model Simulation
DMN Moldel Code Gen

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Sparx Systems recognized as the Customer Choice Silver Standard on Gartner Peer Insights for Enterprise Architecture 2017

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Enterprise Architect makes happy business people

Enterprise Architect is the ideal platform for building and sharing business based models that can be fully integrated into an overall enterprise or system level architecture. Development support extends from the complexity of strategic models, to simple mind maps, process modeling, requirements management, BPMN models and more.

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Enterprise Architect makes Architects

Enterprise Architect has a wide range of tools and features to assist the Requirements Analyst. The centerpiece for requirements development is the Specification Manager, through which requirements can be entered, viewed and managed in a spreadsheet style, textual form.

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Enterprise Architect makes happy developers

Enterprise Architect provides comprehensive support for all the elements, relationships and diagrams specified in UML 2.5. The Unified Modeling Language (UML) standard is governed by the Object Management Group (OMG) and Sparx Systems is an active member and contributor to the process of managing and improving the standard.

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Enterprise Architect makes happy Systems Engineers

Enterprise Architect provides a platform for the Systems Engineer, which is based on the Systems Modeling Language (SysML) and model based development for engineering models with additional support for Project and Process Management.

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Tools & Techniques for BABOK® Guide v3

A collaboration solution for the global business analysis community.

Sparx Systems, together with the International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®), has announced the public Beta release of a reference model for IIBA's Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide v3), supported by Sparx System's Pro Cloud Server and an MDG Technology within Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect.

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  • 81% of the Fortune 100 Global firms own licenses of Enterprise Architect
  • There are over 210 American government departments who have Enterprise Architect at the County, State and Federal level
  • Each of the 'Big 4 Consultancies' have deployments of Enterprise Architect on the medium to large scale
  • CapGemini have written an add-in for Enterprise Architect to support their IAF framework globally
  • Enterprise Architect is used as the Modeling core of HP's Enterprise Maps
  • Many of the worlds leading banks have significant deployments of EA
  • Sparx Systems is represented on the OMG Board of Directors, and is an OMG contributing member.
  • Over 60 industry standards developed in Enterprise Architect, ranging from Defence, Retail, Software, Health, Aviation and many more


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