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IBM Rational System Architect vs. Sparx Prolaborate
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Rational System Architect vs. Sparx Prolaborate and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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"There are a lot of features I find valuable, but I think that the metamodel customization is one of the best features that the solution offers.""The solution is pretty stable."

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"Its extensibility is most valuable.""Sparx Prolaborate is user-friendly, easy to use, and has good documentation.""What is really powerful in Sparx is the way in which you can model business processes. You can link business processes to organizational objectives. You can also take those business processes and link them to specific product features that you want to deliver."

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"The reverse engineering of the database is already there, but in the next release I would like to see some pilot supplied with the solution in order to address any database.""The solution needs to better integrate with other products, like Microsoft."

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"There should be more cloud capabilities.""A lot of product teams use a lot of visualizations for mapping out the product roadmap, brainstorming, or understanding the vision of the product, but Sparx is not a great visualization tool. Sparx has to improve the way for visualizing processes, journeys, software designs, etc. It would really benefit the product management teams or even enterprise architects.""In the next release, there should be more editable objects. We find Sparx Prolaborate very user-friendly, and having more features that are in the Enterprise Architect would be great, such as managing different versions of diagrams."

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    Top Answer:I didn't use the solution for very long, so it's hard to go too in-depth with what the solution may have been lacking. In the commercial approach, a lot of implication is on the technical. I wasn't… more »
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    Top Answer:There should be more cloud capabilities.
    Top Answer:I use Sparx Prolaborate for exposing diagrams and collaborating around diagrams.
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    Rational System Architect
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    Overview
    IBM Rational System Architect is an enterprise architecture solution for visualizing, analyzing, and communicating enterprise architecture and business process analysis. This solution provides decision support, process optimization, and integration into solution delivery. Rational System Architect addresses all aspects of your organization's enterprise architecture, including modeling, publishing, analysis, and execution.

    A high level tour of Sparx Systems latest product release, Prolaborate.

    Prolaborate adds a vital information layer to Sparx Systems modeling tool suite, addressing the need of end users and non-modelers alike to be informed by the enterprise model.

    In this webinar we'll show how Prolaborate empowers relevant stakeholders, including C-level executives, analysts and other business users, with curated views of the model.

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    Sample Customers
    Wuxi Lake Cloud, Nationwide, ETI, IDS Scheer
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    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Government9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company16%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government10%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise73%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise77%
    Buyer's Guide
    IBM Rational System Architect vs. Sparx Prolaborate
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Rational System Architect vs. Sparx Prolaborate and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    622,949 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    IBM Rational System Architect is ranked 12th in Architecture Management with 2 reviews while Sparx Prolaborate is ranked 15th in Architecture Management with 3 reviews. IBM Rational System Architect is rated 8.0, while Sparx Prolaborate is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of IBM Rational System Architect writes "Stable with good customization of the meta-model and good reporting". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sparx Prolaborate writes "Powerful for modeling business processes and business outcomes, but needs better visualization capabilities and a high-level map". IBM Rational System Architect is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, MEGA HOPEX, UNICOM System Architect, erwin Data Modeler by Quest and erwin Evolve by Quest, whereas Sparx Prolaborate is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, LeanIX and Sparx Pro Cloud Server. See our IBM Rational System Architect vs. Sparx Prolaborate report.

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