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OpenText ProVision vs. Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect
May 2022
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"All the features come as part of a standard license.""The stability of the product is very good."

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"The most valuable feature of Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is the value streams.""The company has become more efficient and reduced its budget.""The profiles and ready-made templates are an extremely helpful feature. This is one of the biggest features that I find very useful in Sparx.""The TOGAF ADM model is most valuable. It is also very cheap as compared to other options in the market.""We could capture the process models around 24 countries with all their local variations.""We have found the stability to be very reliable.""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.""This is a useful tool for IT people who need to design their solution architecture."

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"Integrating with or interfacing with other tools like data management tools would be very helpful.""Lacks the ability to have your own in-house developments."

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"Even if there are web-based tools in the Enterprise Architecture tool ecosystem (like Prolaborate), the main modeling application is still a fat client application.""When many users are accessing the system at the same time, Sparx slows down. It can't easily support a large team.""In a future release, they should improve portfolio planning.""The automatic creation of reports based on the model elements could be improved.""The presentation graphics need to be improved in future builds.""This solution has some limitations from a business perspective.""Because its easy to create diagrams one needs to be vigilant on the housekeeping of orphaned fragments - I have written my own scripts to do this, maybe they are available now.""Sparx can be a bit slow. If you are trying to design software architecture, sometimes we run into issues and need to refresh."

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  • "The licensing is not as expensive as some of the other data modeling tools such as Erwin."
  • "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."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:All the features come as part of a standard license.
    Top Answer:Unfortunately, the licensing is only for an end-user so you can't have a shared license like a concurrent license.
    Top Answer:My main complaint is that the solution is not open source in the sense that you can't have your own in-house developments. The only thing that they can support is certain APIs that can help you… more »
    Top Answer:Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect was easy to set up and it took just twenty minutes.
    Top Answer:The license for Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is paid yearly, but I don't handle that area. It's good for its price, so I'm rating it a five out of five, but I'm not using it much. I also don't… more »
    Top Answer:One room for improvement in Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is that it's not very friendly. Another room for improvement in the tool is that it doesn't enable you to import the metadata from a… more »
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    Also Known As
    Metastorm ProVision
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    OpenText’s MIM (formerly Metastorm Integration & Managed File Transfer) solution provides a single platform for you to manage both batch and real-time, system-based integrations and processes complete with an audit trail to ensure operational success. With OpenText MIM, your organization can: Track high volume transaction and data transfers and file content from a centralized dashboard Ensure corporate data and auditing compliance requirements Enhance agility and visibility into end-to-end process activities at the system, data and human interaction levels Tie legacy systems into new SOA environments Simplify interactions with your existing legacy systems and data by integrating them into your improved business processes

    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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    Sample Customers
    Delta Technology, Export Development Canada, Rompetrol, Salt River Project, AMEC, U.S. Air Force, HP Consulting & Integration
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Energy/Utilities Company10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Company Size
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise72%
    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise49%
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Buyer's Guide
    OpenText ProVision vs. Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about OpenText ProVision vs. Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    608,713 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    OpenText ProVision is ranked 16th in Architecture Management with 2 reviews while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is ranked 1st in Architecture Management with 41 reviews. OpenText ProVision is rated 7.0, while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of OpenText ProVision writes "Stable with okay pricing but needs better integration capabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect writes "Great pricing with an easy initial setup and a comprehensive toolkit". OpenText ProVision is most compared with ARIS BPA, Visio and Bonita, whereas Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is most compared with Visual Paradigm, No Magic MagicDraw, Visio, ARIS BPA and Lucidchart. See our OpenText ProVision vs. Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect report.

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