Sparx Systems

Enterprise Architect

4 / 5 6 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Full Lifecycle Modeling and Design


Average Ratings

6 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 3.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $135.00/one-time/user
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
  • Support
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Sparx Systems
  • sparxsystems.com.au/
  • Founded 1996
  • Australia

About Enterprise Architect

Requirements Management for Enterprise Architect which may be used to manage the requirements of systems and applications effectively.


Enterprise Architect Features

  • Access Control
  • Code Assistance
  • Collaboration
  • Debugging
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Mobile Development
  • Software Development
  • Testing Management
  • Version Control
  • Web Development
  • Application Portfolio Management
  • Architecture Governance
  • Capability Mapping
  • Diagramming
  • Idea Management
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Project Management
  • Risk Assessment
  • Transformation Roadmapping
  • Version Control
  • Collaboration
  • History Tracking
  • Prioritization
  • Status Reporting
  • Summary Reports
  • To-Do List
  • Traceability
  • User Defined Attributes

Enterprise Architect Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Best tool for architecture and design modelling

Oct 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: Create UML diagrams based on oops and use for design representation and best part is convert the design into code like C++, C#

Cons: You have to pay for this tool which is obvious. Easy code sync up and design changes for iterations can have more flexibility.

Overall: Architecture and design representation and auto code generation

This is the perfect partner to document a software project, we can build almost all the diagrams

Jun 07, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Full life cycle modeling of software process, we can load extremely large models in seconds, we also can model and manage complex information... The best for me is that you can transform the design in code for many languages and the documentation generated have a professional look.

Cons: It is not open source. You have to pay a reasonable cost but it worths the price. It is very intuitive but not automatic, you have to know what are you doing in detail to get a consistent result.

Overall: It is a developer's dream come true, with an excellent cost-quality. Professional diagrams in the software documentation.

Great work to design backend!

May 10, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Enterprise is one of the most powerful applications for handling database design, UML The way it create code to C# is very helpful...

Cons: It's so much heavy for slow computers. The program needs a complete redesign of the User Interface. It's unfriendly for first uses

Great tool for design backend

Apr 21, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's a very powerful tool. I can handle UML without problems.

Cons: The program has some issues in UI and it needs a refresh on UI

Overall: It's is a complete application I've found to accomplish the backend design tasks. The tool is great to work with UML. It's infeasible to use on slower computers, The UI has some annoying things (when I drag the window it doesn't respond at the first time), In summary, it's a powerful tool but has several things to resolve.

Recommendations to other buyers: Maybe it's very expensive for personal use. I can only use it at work.

Enterprise Architect for comprehensive software design

Dec 08, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: One stop shop for UML modeling of software and creating and maintaining database schema definitions, low price for all the features you get, ability to store data in the external database.

Cons: Windows only (unless you use a VM) - as a Mac user I need to use either Wine or something like VMWare to spin up a Windows VM which is not always an ideal user experience. I'd love to see a Mac version but I know that is probably unlikely with a feature set as large as EA has - it would take forever to port over. That said, I go to the trouble of emulating Windows still because the application is so useful.

Overall: I've used EA since 2005, although not consistently due to different tooling at various companies I've worked for. Recently I've been using the application for the last two years. It is a very comprehensive software modeling and design application suite. My primary usage of it has been to create UML 1.0 and 2.0 compliant diagrams and to model our software architecture artifacts, including database schemas. In the past, I have also used the tool to generate Java code which was a very useful feature. EA makes it easy to organize all of your software artifacts and provides good UML editors for creating and updating existing design diagrams and components. While there are some free alternatives out there for doing UML, I have not found one with the comprehensive set of features, ease of use and fairly low price point that EA has. It is my go-to tool for all software design documentation and description.

Recommendations to other buyers: Take advantage of the offline storage capability to make your models truly collaborative if you have teams working on the same systems or components.

Not remarkable

Dec 08, 2016
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: Learning curve is really hard, with many hours needed to really take advantage of this software. But for professionals, may be a great tool to design software