Sparx Systems

Enterprise Architect

4 / 5 16 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Full Lifecycle Modeling and Design


Average Ratings

16 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 3.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 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!


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.

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Enterprise Arquitect is a complete software for model a variety of types diagram

Jun 05, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: On my experience, I use this software for make a secuences diagrams of business serivces. This software have a variety of types elements for make diagrams use case, UML, bpm and database diagrams, even process simulation, manage project, make graphics, and so for

Cons: Maybe the option for draw, sometimes the cursor can´t move lines on a diagram, and it could be annoying

Overall: is very useful for make all kinds of diagrams

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.

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I am software analyst, I use EA for my modelling

Jan 16, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software is a complete tools for modelling. Not only a tool for drawing models, It helps you to validate, versioning, verify, trace. Awesome!

Cons: Not so much I can give for the cons. But I have too admit that sometimes I felt this tool was too big for small task. But actually, it is just OK, not really complaining

Overall: I can visualize my idea

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Vital tool for the development of documentation and uml

May 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Excellent tool for modeling BPM, SOA projects, use cases, activity diagrams and other UML diagrams. Vital in any organization of medium or large size. The consumption of resources is acceptable, you can export the documents to many formats.

Cons: The price of the product is somewhat expensive or at least it does not have a free version for small entrepreneurs and individuals. Forcing people to lower cracks and change the time of the machine to take advantage of this very good tool

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.

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I used it for uml diagrams

May 25, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: This software is perfect to diagram and has various kind of graphics, the user interface is very intuitive and easy to use

Cons: You must have previous knowledge about UML grafics for avoiding mistakes because the tool allows certain things that could not be a perfect uml sintaxis.

Overall: It's a good tool for uml graphics

Excellent analysis and design tool uml

Nov 22, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: *Enables project management and prioritization according to the needs of the business.

*The ability to see how each business process relates to the organization as a whole and the different systems that are in place to support them

Cons: *The EA software systems with so much functionality, they are expensive.

*It's a highly complex system that requires lots of training.

Overall: Support for code C#, Java, PHP, Etc.

Allows using several databases.

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

Excellent

May 29, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It is a very efficient tool to define the architectures related to a software project and some of its artifacts, easy to use.

Cons: The installation is a bit complicated since it has some dependencies, additionally, it has some difficulties to create some resources related to the web services.

Overall: It is a tool that can be considered to define a complete software architecture.

It Makes your life easier

May 09, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: This sofware gives you the ability to find in a single place a lot of templates to diagram component diagrams, sequence diagrams, BPMN and is drag and drop so is really useful

Cons: I couldn't find a way to export the diagrams with documentation in a nice format tu use right away without having to write your own document

Another most For Enteprise Architects

May 11, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: you have everything you need in one single tool, UML diagrams, database diagrams, it has a wizard to help you start so you don't have to do it from scratch

Cons: It's not that friendly but in comparison to other tools with the same functionalities it's not like if that is absurd in the market.

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A very complete and professional tool for your project presentation

Mar 13, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: You can do a lot of different diagrams, the modelling will always looks professional and it is very easy to use. You can connect the models or diagrams to you database and make a more organized and logical data modeling.

Cons: It is very simple, it doesn't look impresive, everything is too serious or professional and then ig you want to do a more vivid work you can't

Overall: Business project modeling for every presentation can look the same, that makes people on the company always be focused or in context of what does everything in the graphic means and how to read it.

Not remarkable

Dec 08, 2016
3/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
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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

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its a great software, but the license cost an a high price

Apr 30, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: allows to connect to database, model objects, perform entity relationship models, obtain source code of the model

Cons: it has a high cost for the license, it consumes many resources, it must include new formats for the reports

Overall: very good to get data modeling, quickly and organized

Best tool for architecture and design modelling

Oct 05, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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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