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Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5

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Scott G.
Salesforce Architect
Consumer Goods, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: Capterra
December 8, 2016

“Enterprise Architect for comprehensive software design”

OverallI'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.
ProsOne 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.
ConsWindows 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.
Recommendations to other buyersTake advantage of the offline storage capability to make your models truly collaborative if you have teams working on the same systems or components.
Source: Capterra
December 8, 2016
Carmelo M.
Senior Software Engineer
Oil & Energy, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 8, 2018

“A valid alternative to more expensive tools.”

OverallI use Enterprise Architect on a daily basis as the main tool for software design. The UI is easy and intuitive, the software is very responsive and contains all the tools a software architect needs to cover all the phases of the software design.
ProsThe code generation is an excellent tool to speed up the development process. The reverse engineering is very useful to create documentation on existing code. I like the UI, simple and immediate.
ConsOn reverse engineering the class diagram could be a bit more tidy. When a class diagram is created the default language is set automatically to Java regardless of the choice in the project header.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 8, 2018
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karthik K.
Business Object Modeler
Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 18, 2019

“Great product”

OverallThe best part of enterprise architect is the ease of use. I am guy who likes using shortcuts a lot when dealing with UML models and this tool fits the bill. With the available UI options, I can also conveniently present models to the SMEs within the tool itself. The makers seem to do a good job keeping up with the changing UML standards. That makes this tool reliable and accurate.
ProsI like how easy it is to use this software to create different diagrams.
ConsCustomer support could have been better.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 18, 2019
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Jeannette Haydeé D.
Especialista en Gestión y Procesos de Negocio / Líder Técnico
501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 5, 2018

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

Overallis very useful for make all kinds of diagrams
ProsOn 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
ConsMaybe the option for draw, sometimes the cursor can´t move lines on a diagram, and it could be annoying
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 5, 2018
Maria del Rosario C.
Freelance Software
Information Technology and Services, Self-employed
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 25, 2019

“Enterprise Architect”

OverallIt's a design tool and UML modeling easy-to-use. Also, has integration with some development environments that allows code generation. Also provides a wide documentation that is useful when you are using the application on the first times.
Pros-It's based in the last UML version. - Excellent tool for software modeling, includes all the stages from the business modeling to the maintenance. - Provides a good management of models and artifacts, allowing to know what member of the team is on charge. - It's easy generate documentation for a client presentation or team meeting.
ConsThe interface seems very plane. Doesn't allow to change styles or fonts in the UI. Even the objects in the diagrams can't be much customized.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 25, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Telecommunications, 5001-10,000 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 13, 2019

“once learn how to - great tool for design”

Overallkeeps and stores requirements for the developed software, used while working on multiple implementation projects
Prosfits all the needs of a BA and allows to use the latest features for analysis and design stage. the system of checking out allows not to corrupt data while reviewing
Conspretty hard to figure out for a newcomer. overwhelming amount of buttons
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 13, 2019
Miguelangel N.
Developer
Computer Software, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Source: Capterra
April 21, 2017

“Great tool for design backend”

OverallIt'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.
ProsIt's a very powerful tool. I can handle UML without problems.
ConsThe program has some issues in UI and it needs a refresh on UI
Recommendations to other buyersMaybe it's very expensive for personal use. I can only use it at work.
Source: Capterra
April 21, 2017
Verified Reviewer
Computer Software, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 10, 2019

“Tool for serious business”

OverallSystems interaction, layout schemas
ProsSystem design layouts, which software connects with what and how. All easily drawable and customizable. Thumbs up for over the project search, keeps being handy.
ConsIt requires few weeks to get used to it, but after that it is good tool to describe how systems interact with each other.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 10, 2019
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Hendra P.
Analyst
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 16, 2018

“I am software analyst, I use EA for my modelling”

OverallI can visualize my idea
ProsThis software is a complete tools for modelling. Not only a tool for drawing models, It helps you to validate, versioning, verify, trace. Awesome!
ConsNot 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
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 16, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Information Technology and Services, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 21, 2018

“It's a great modeling tool!”

OverallIn general terms, this tool is powerful for designing diagrams adding all the required information. Though the application is enough intuitive, there is a lot of features that you only can discover if you explore in a detailed way the application. It's robust and allows to generate collaborative work (this part it's great). One of the things that I consider they can improve, is the UI, maybe, giving easy access to more tools from the main window toolbar.
Pros- Powerful - Intuitive - A lot of features!
Cons- Generate code from this application creates a lot of code behind - Needs improvement in UI
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 21, 2018
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Josmar J.
Desarrollador de java
501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 18, 2018

“Vital tool for the development of documentation and uml”

ProsExcellent 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.
ConsThe 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
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 18, 2018
Howard M.
Research Assistant
Computer Software, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Source: Capterra
June 7, 2017

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

OverallIt is a developer's dream come true, with an excellent cost-quality. Professional diagrams in the software documentation.
ProsFull 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.
ConsIt 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.
Source: Capterra
June 7, 2017
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Carolina U.
Especialista en Sistemas
Unspecified
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 25, 2018

“I used it for uml diagrams”

OverallIt's a good tool for uml graphics
ProsThis software is perfect to diagram and has various kind of graphics, the user interface is very intuitive and easy to use
ConsYou must have previous knowledge about UML grafics for avoiding mistakes because the tool allows certain things that could not be a perfect uml sintaxis.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 25, 2018
Isis M.
Developer
Oil & Energy, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 22, 2017

“Excellent analysis and design tool uml ”

OverallSupport for code C#, Java, PHP, Etc. Allows using several databases.
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.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 22, 2017
Carlos S.
C# Net Developer
Unspecified
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
3/5
Source: Capterra
May 10, 2017

“Great work to design backend!”

ProsEnterprise is one of the most powerful applications for handling database design, UML The way it create code to C# is very helpful...
ConsIt's so much heavy for slow computers. The program needs a complete redesign of the User Interface. It's unfriendly for first uses
Source: Capterra
May 10, 2017
Verified Reviewer
Management Consulting, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 19, 2018

“Complete software modeling tool”

ProsWide set of options, plug-ins and customization make this product a complete tool kit. Manage the software architecture for modeling
ConsSlow learning curve. Not that intuitive for begginers
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 19, 2018
Verified Reviewer
51-200 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 29, 2018

“Excellent”

OverallIt is a tool that can be considered to define a complete software architecture.
ProsIt is a very efficient tool to define the architectures related to a software project and some of its artifacts, easy to use.
ConsThe installation is a bit complicated since it has some dependencies, additionally, it has some difficulties to create some resources related to the web services.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 29, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Utilities, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 18, 2019

“Great for Architecting Infrastructure Systems”

OverallWe use EA to generate as-built documentation based on our architecture, which we can view in great detail.
ProsEnterprise Architect is great for documenting how our infrastructure components relate to each other. For each component, you can save information into various fields; you then can search on field contents or view a single item with all fields. When linking the information to other systems, the true value can be found, because the information can be used a a source to generate as-built documents.
ConsIt's another software app that you have in your inventory. But one that you can't work without, if you prefer a less time consuming workflow.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 18, 2019
Verified Reviewer
51-200 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 9, 2018

“It Makes your life easier”

ProsThis 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
ConsI 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
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 9, 2018
Verified Reviewer
51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 11, 2018

“Another most For Enteprise Architects”

Prosyou 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
ConsIt'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.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 11, 2018
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Rafael R.
Junior Developer
11-50 employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
6/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 13, 2018

“A very complete and professional tool for your project presentation”

OverallBusiness 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.
ProsYou 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.
ConsIt 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
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 13, 2018
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Richard E.
Senior Software Development Manager
Unspecified
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
2/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 30, 2018

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

Overallvery good to get data modeling, quickly and organized
Prosallows to connect to database, model objects, perform entity relationship models, obtain source code of the model
Consit has a high cost for the license, it consumes many resources, it must include new formats for the reports
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 30, 2018
Umesh S.
Head Technology
Unspecified
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 5, 2017

“Best tool for architecture and design modelling”

OverallArchitecture and design representation and auto code generation
ProsCreate UML diagrams based on oops and use for design representation and best part is convert the design into code like C++, C#
ConsYou have to pay for this tool which is obvious. Easy code sync up and design changes for iterations can have more flexibility.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 5, 2017
Alberto S.
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
3/5
Ease of Use
2/5
Features
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
5/10
Source: Capterra
December 8, 2016

“Not remarkable”

OverallLearning 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
Source: Capterra
December 8, 2016