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Enterprise Architect

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Enterprise Architect is a tool for simulation of UML behavioral modeling, coupled with Win32 user interface interaction.

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Architect review by Jordi F.
Jordi F.
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"EA in a big Bussiness"

What do you like best?

Enterprise Architect is a UML design and modeling tool that stands out for being easy to use and the integration it has with software development environments such as Visual Studio or Eclipse. With Enterprise Architect you will feel that your ideas come to life because up to now it has never been so easy to capture every detail in your UML diagrams

What do you dislike?

We needed an exhaustive control of the databases that were kept in production, preproduction and development

Recommendations to others considering the product

Enterprise Architect is a complete and versatile tool that allows the modeling of software projects from its first phases of analysis to those of testing and deployment

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Enterprise Architect is the perfect tool for an ideal world where software projects would be developed in a coherent, complete and orderly manner. Unfortunately, we are not in an ideal world and reality in Spain is very different: We start programming before we understand what we have to develop, something that causes many problems in the short, medium and long term

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Architect review by User in Hospital & Health Care
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"Enterprise Architect suits small groups"

What do you like best?

All in one place feature is very good. Ranging from Design models, Database design, User stories to Test Scenarios

What do you dislike?

UI is very old fashioned and not intuitive. Needs to get a big change for user experience. The folder structures are too native and becomes cumbersome searching. The querying of records is so obsolete, in this era of click and slice and dice which makes this product a bit saggy to consider. However it is stable and tough with respect to handling users.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend EA for small groups or projects due to its UI and building structure. The folder levels are bit complicated, but very heirarchical. If you are a larger group, say more than 50 members in one assignment, better to go for IBM Rational Architect. EA works perfectly for in house projects and clients who are mostly the Product Owners and need product review quickly and with shorter teams.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Development to testing of Applications.

Benefits:

1. Best to collate all information in single tool

2. Updating one entity refreshes all other connected

3. All users can colloborate using same shared space

4. Project specific diagrams are cool for client presentations

5. Makes it very easy for Design meetings where everyone can contribute and review and come to an approach pretty fast

6. EA is perfect for small teams which can visualize rather quickly an end to end business/technical scenario which makes it easy for sprints

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Architect review by Anders L.
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"Great tool for all types of modeling"

What do you like best?

Great wizard to get you started with modeling. A free viewer is available, which makes it easy to share information with other coworkers.

What do you dislike?

When removing an item from the current diagram, it is still present in the folder structure. Because of this, I need to clean up the folder structure myself, which can be quite time consuming.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Enterprise Architect is a powerful product for making any sorts of diagrams. Well worth a consideration for any kind business!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It makes it easy to get an overview of the business and systems at any level. Since most diagrams are included, there isn't really a limit of what it can be used for. The strength of the product lies in the fact that it can keep all the information in one single file. Everything from a simple organization chart to an in depth database scheme.

Architect review by Cesar R.
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"Complete tool for Software Development in Mexico Market"

What do you like best?

Integration is the best feature that I have on my EA.

What do you dislike?

I don't see DevOps (international work framework) on Sparx Website. I think EA must be related to DevOps, especially companies like Atlassian, www.smartbear.com, etc. have joined and demostrate that can be a partner solution in software development. Why Sparx is not on DevOps picture? (Only I read a SDTimes reference)

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's mandatory to learn about UML outside of Enterprise Architect, there are theoretical topics and use directly EA is not a good start point. Once you have basic knowledge about UML begin practice with demos, there are a good documentation on Sparx Website.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In the past always begin to design flowchart isolated on other tools. At the end when I try to join different flowchart in different workflows is not possible.

Architect review by User
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"Software for software modelling"

What do you like best?

With Enterprise Architect you can do a variety of diagrams to represent a software application, such as class diagram or flow diagram.

It is relatively easy to use and diagrams can be exported too, which makes it very convenient for documentation purposes.

What do you dislike?

Cumbersome to use. Some options, diagrams or decorators are kind of hidden below layers of options.

It is not very visually attractive and gives the impression of an old-fashion software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is useful for system analysis and when documenting software, as it lets you create your diagrams that can be easily exported and included in the related documentation. I used it extensively when analyzing systems for future implementation.

Architect review by Stephen M.
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"Enterprise Architect for DODAF Compliance"

What do you like best?

Great online publishing presence. End user who sees the EA artifacts can click around with ease to see AV, OV, and SV documents

What do you dislike?

Editing tools can be confusing. We once lost a couple of hours of work due to glitches in the software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Work on building guidance for baselining/version control

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are trying to capture all the activities of our organization to remove duplicative efforts and use this as a tool to drive strategic decision making.

Architect review by Lauren A.
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"Sparx Enteprise Architect Review"

What do you like best?

Ability to quickly do UML/SysML modeling including using DoDAF profile. Tool is non-rigid allowing for creative modeling.

What do you dislike?

Unlike other UML/SysML modeling tools, Sparx EA is very non-restrictive which can be dangerous for the novice user.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great tool capabilities at a very affordable price.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ability to model.complex systems from use cases, requirements, block duagrams, internal block diagrams, activity diagrams, and sequence diagrams to describe a system both structurally and behaviorally.

Architect review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Great tool, but consumes a lot of system memory"

What do you like best?

The tool has a great collection of widgets and toolbars which allow to create and design enterprise system diagrams, such as the BPM flows, sequence diagram and the Data flow diagrams with ease and comfort. It even allows for great printing.

What do you dislike?

In my personal experience, the tool consumed a lot of memory and other system resources on my machine.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Go for high performance systems and avoid using it over virtual boxes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Design enterprise system diagrams, such as the BPM flows, sequence diagram and the Data flow diagrams with ease

Architect review by Андрей .
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"For software analytics"

What do you like best?

Full compilant UML-diagramm tool, requirements managment

What do you dislike?

Slow document publishing, bad experience with merge and version control

Recommendations to others considering the product

Expand WebView integrations

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

IT projects requirements storage

Architect review by Victor M.
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"UML tools"

What do you like best?

The simplicity with which I can organize my projects

What do you dislike?

that there is no osx version because it is our default platform

Recommendations to others considering the product

OSx version please!!!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The biggest benefit is being able to generate the source code through the diagrams

Architect review by Bernita N.
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"EA Review"

What do you like best?

The fact that I can make large scale use case diagrams and class diagrams that can be exported

What do you dislike?

the interface could be nicer along with making the icons/symbols more clean

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating business requirements use cases

Architect review by Imran A.
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"Good product"

What do you like best?

Nice program layout, and versatile functions.

What do you dislike?

I haven’t encountered any problems so far, so nothing to dislike.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Provides an easy scope and architectural overview of any project you’re working on.

Architect review by Executive Sponsor
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"Enterprise Architect (EA) & CMMI"

What do you like best?

Es una herramienta estupenda con todo lo necesario para especificar y controlar las fases de análisis, diseño técnico y pruebas de cualquier proyecto de software.

What do you dislike?

Se echa de menos alguna posibilidad de integración o exportación con Microsoft Proyect.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Es ideal para unificar metodológicamente todos los proyectos en una Software Factory.

Nos ha ayudado mucho en nuestra empresa para alcanzar el nivel 3 de madurez en CMMI.

Architect review by User
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"Good"

What do you like best?

The ability to create diagrams easily and qucikly

What do you dislike?

confusing to use at first but understood after using it for a few days.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Completing projects and using to organize

Architect review by User in Renewables & Environment
User in Renewables & Environment
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"EArchitect"

What do you like best?

Project management and change management

What do you dislike?

Ease of use is not that great which is a bit concerning thing

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Project management and change management

Architect review by Consultant in Banking
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"Architects favorite "

What do you like best?

Sparx EA is best tool for addresssing TOGAF components

What do you dislike?

Not user friendly and requires some tool specific training

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Presenting archecture blueprints

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