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We performed a comparison between Bonita and Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Business Process Design solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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Pros
"I find process management and user interface designing the most valuable features.""The most valuable features of Bonita are the connectors, detailed documentation, and web applications. The documentation was useful because it is how I learned how to use it.""One of the most valuable features is you can create without coding, it is a low code platform.""Flexible and drag-and-drop type of UI is very valuable. The integrations are also very good. You can build workflows very quickly, which is my favorite activity. By using the GUI, you can build the entire mechanism, notifications, and all this kind of stuff.""Bonita is user-friendly."

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"There are a lot of features in Enterprise Architect. It allows us to take on a lot of tasks.""For the most part, we find that it is remarkable how inexpensive it is.""Artifact templates are most valuable.""The most valuable feature of Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is the value streams.""There are a couple of things. Price is one thing, but we also like the scriptability of it. We got into scripting it and automating tasks with it, and it is super duper easy to do and helpful. The API has improved over the years. We automate everything, and I love the automation aspects of it.""The solution is easy to use, supports SysML and UML, and is able to connect to MATLAB. This is very important for us.""It is an EA tool that is approved by Open Group. It is in the tool register of Open Group.""We have found the stability to be very reliable."

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"I should be able to park the tasks that are within a process in a kind of container, and dynamically, a super admin should be able to connect these processes. This kind of feature might be helpful.""The interface is advanced and quite good, but it could improve.""Installation could be made easier.""Bonita can improve by offering more flexibility. The developer does not receive the code of the application to modify it. Most of the other solutions I have used allow the developers to change or improve the code that is generated.""There could be an improvement in IoT connectivity."

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"I have found the solution is lacking options. The general usability needs improvement and more compliance to CML definitions.""What should be improved are the integration capabilities of the solution with Bizagi.""I would like to see integration with Confluence or any other TRM, and the capability to integrate with the data storage, such as a repository similar to GitHub.""When the model is large, it is a bit slow to render.""Its usability needs to be improved. For non-technical users, it is a little difficult to understand how Enterprise Architect works. Users who are not engineers find it difficult to understand how this tool works. This is something they need to work on. They can develop a BPM model to simulate processes.""It can be improved in the area of shared documentation. The idea is that the architecture tool can call back to an enterprise asset, pull that information, and link that as a sub-artifact.""I would like it to be less of a general tool. Currently, it is not a Swiss army knife that can do everything. It is not specialized for our purposes. We are a civil engineering company. We build things. We work mostly in what is known as Infra world in the Netherlands, which comprises objects such as bridges, locks, and water management. We would like to see more focus on such types of projects. It would be nice if it has more specializations. At the moment, it is very generic, and you have to create everything yourself. Our focus is more on user requirement management, which is currently very basic. I would like to see a lot more functionality in this area. Its basic functions for adding user requirements are perfect, but we need more features. Currently, it has limited possibilities for our requirements. I would also like to see better contract management and have it managed in a certain way.""The initial setup of the Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect It's very complicated. It's very difficult to start with the right templates because there are many possibilities. The deployment took approximately two days."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Licensing cost for the Enterprise edition comes out to be around 40,000 a year. There is also a Community edition, which is free. Some customers can go for the Community edition, but some of them require the Enterprise edition. Big companies go for the Enterprise edition, which comes with a lot of additional features such as a mobile app."
  • "The price of the solution is reasonable."
  • "The price is fair for what we are using the solution for."
  • "I am using the free version of Bonita."
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  • "Its price is very good for the value that you get with it."
  • "They have the price on their site for the enterprise version, and we do receive a small discount."
  • "The licence has a costly upfront fee which gets you access. You have to pay an annual maintenance fee, which is less."
  • "It is cheaper than other solutions. Its cost is around $686 per year. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees."
  • "We have an annual license, and it's very affordable."
  • "I think our license costs roughly $1,000 a year, but I could be wrong."
  • "There is a license for this solution. When comparing this solution to others it is priced well."
  • "It is cheap."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:One of the things we like best about Bonita is that you can create without coding - it is a low-code platform. With Bonita, you can build the entire mechanism using the GUI, it’s that simple. You can… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable features of Bonita are the connectors, detailed documentation, and web applications. The documentation was useful because it is how I learned how to use it.
    Top Answer:Bonita can improve by offering more flexibility. The developer does not receive the code of the application to modify it. Most of the other solutions I have used allow the developers to change or… more »
    Top Answer:In my opinion, there is no real difference between the three tools. All three are software that help organizations model and document their business processes. However, there are some key differences… more »
    Top Answer:Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect was easy to set up and it took just twenty minutes.
    Top Answer:Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect has a very reasonable price point compared to other similar software on the market. It is also cost effective in terms of the features and functionality it offers.
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    Overview
    Bonitasoft helps innovative companies worldwide deliver better digital user experiences for customers and employees. The extensible and open Bonita application platform unleashes the full potential of multidisciplinary development teams to create Living Apps: applications that allow continuous and incremental improvement, connecting tailored user interfaces with reliable back-office operations.

    Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is an enterprise solution that helps streamline, accelerate, and integrate software, system, and business development. With this intuitive modeling and design solution, enterprises can stay in control of their workplaces, enable collaboration, support their teams and colleagues, and manage complex projects. Software architects, business analysts, project managers, developers, support staff, and testers can unite under a single repository. Through numerous view points and potential sub-systems, users are offered a unified view in a complex environment.

    With Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, users are also offered a shared model option which can be accessed quickly and securely by in-office and remote team members through the Enterprise Architect’s Pro Cloud Server. Building a coherent, verifiable model can be done by connecting and integrating a variety of behavioral and structural information in visual form. As a result, Enterprise Architect offers high performance, flexibility, and the ability to model, manage, and trace every stage of the business development and modeling process.

    Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect Features

    Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect assists in creating a unified and accessible vision in business development by offering a flexible platform with a unique set of rich features. These features include:

    • Test and debug - Streamline software development and visualize software with the simulation process. Users can test and confirm correct behavior, set and oversee test points, and debug and examine software.
    • Track tasks - Track, prioritize, and assign individual and group tasks to assist in the model’s development. Users can visually monitor their progress through the Gantt chart.
    • Open standards - Users can visualize and analyze running software with integrated custom tools. They can also run advanced simulations, team-based repositories, testing tools, and version control. In addition, the solution supports enterprise architecture frameworks such as UPDM and TOGAF.
    • Simulation - Create and debug embedded solutions by simulating behaviors and state models. Users can specify events, triggers, constraints, and more. Users can also specify extensive and complex structural systems and create custom domain-specific solutions.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect merges high-end tools, online availability, a dedication to open standards, and accessible pricing so enterprises can stay in control of their workplaces, whether remote or in-office. Users particularly like the architectural frameworks and the scalability.

    Marc L., a principal architecture enterprise solution adviser at Cronomagic Canada, notes, "The product offers very good support for all mainstream modeling notations and architectural frameworks."

    An enterprise architect at a manufacturing company writes, "Scalable solution for modeling, project sharing, and collaboration. Support for it is good."

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    With more than 1000 customers in 75 countries, and its ecosystem of more than 120,000 members, Bonitasoft is the largest provider of open-source Business Process Management, Low-code and Digital Transformation software worldwide.
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    Bonita vs. Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect
    November 2022
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    Bonita is ranked 10th in Business Process Design with 5 reviews while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is ranked 2nd in Business Process Design with 33 reviews. Bonita is rated 8.2, while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Bonita writes "Good integrations, helpful for quickly building workflows, and has a Community edition". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect writes "Great pricing with an easy initial setup and a comprehensive toolkit". Bonita is most compared with Camunda Platform, Bizagi, IBM BPM, Apache Airflow and ARIS BPA, whereas Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is most compared with Visio, Visual Paradigm, No Magic MagicDraw, Lucidchart and LeanIX. See our Bonita vs. Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect report.

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