3.9 out of 5.0 (18 ratings)
17 Verified Reviews

Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect

Sparx Enterprise Architect is a comprehensive and powerful tool for developing EA artifact

Sparx Enterprise Architect is a comprehensive and powerful tool for developing EA artifacts. The most recent version updated the look and feel and added useful features.

Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect

Inexpensive Simple Tool

Easy to use

Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect

Good customer centric approach

The vendor was very accomodating an worked closely with us to help guarantee a successful implementation. Overall, it was a very positive experience.

Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect

Provides a great service but should be cross platform.

Not cross platform. Learning curve. Hard to get broad usage.

Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect

Enterprise architect quick to go with full repository

Low cost consistent and easy to use application

Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect

Great product, but requires up front planning to ensure long term adoption

We chose to do our own implementation of Sparx Enterprise Architect because we had staff that were familiar with the tool. The modeling and metadata capabilities of the tool are impressive. The price point is perfect for a company of our size. Unfortunately, we did not budget enough time or resources in order to ensure a successful implementation and continued adoption following the initial implementation.

Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect

Perhaps the best starter tool you can choose (and fits into a limited budget).

We needed a starter modeling tool for our teams, which had started to use a lot of different specialist tools, not to mention Visio. That was OK until we needed to collaborate on an enterprise component model, in preparation for a DC migration. We needed to be able to analyze dependencies and relationships for latency sensitivity and other concerns. With Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, we were able to get well over a dozen teams to document their components into an enterprise-wide model. We then started using the tool to kick off some Business Architecture efforts and that's where we started to stall out a bit. Read the other comments to understand why.

Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect

Good for basic capture of planned workflows.

Good for basic designing at a high level via activity diagrams, and for capturing workflows in sequence diagrams. Does not handle requirements well, and does not integrate well with other applications. Access to previous versions and auditing are difficult to implement. Not a great repository of past information, as it is self-managed folders. Have had to fall back to Visio for flexibility in creating diagrams for general consumption.

Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect

It Works and Well

Product works. Delivers value. No management overhead.

Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect

Solid platform for EA modeling.

Toolset functions well and meets needs.