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Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect Pros

Joshua Shoresh - PeerSpot reviewer
Management Consultant & Architect at Contextual Focus Limited
For the most part, we find that it is remarkable how inexpensive it is.
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Igor Malik - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Solutions Architect Lead at a wholesaler/distributor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Its traversability is most valuable. I can use ArchiMate, and I can create a UML model. ArchiMate is for logical enterprise architecture, UML is for software engineering, and BPMN is for business processes. I can build it to have multiple models, and they are also traversable, which is not something that every tool allows. If there is a huge organization, you can segment it and have separate models for business technology or internal resource management system. You don't need to keep them in one model, and you can decide to segregate them.
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AH
User at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect was easy to set up and it took just twenty minutes.
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Marc Lampron - PeerSpot reviewer
Conseiller principal en architecture d’entreprise et de solution at Cronomagic Canada
The product offers very good support for all mainstream modeling notations and architectural frameworks.
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Roland Kossow - PeerSpot reviewer
Entrepreneur-Consultant-Developer-Freelance at Dipl.-Ök. Roland Kossow
The best thing about the tool is that its database is open.
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KD
Senior Design Leader at Koninklijke Bam Groep N.v.
It is a very flexible product. It can do a lot. It is also a reliable product.
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SR
Sr. Solutions Architect at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is very flexible and it is simple to define the metamodel. Additionally, it is lightweight on resources.
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Jean-François Houzeaux - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise Architect at a consumer goods company with 501-1,000 employees
We have found the stability to be very reliable.
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KB
Owner at a marketing services firm with 11-50 employees
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.
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DS
Software Engineer / Application Developer & Systems Engineer at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
There are a lot of features in Enterprise Architect. It allows us to take on a lot of tasks.
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Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect Cons

Joshua Shoresh - PeerSpot reviewer
Management Consultant & Architect at Contextual Focus Limited
The presentation graphics need to be improved in future builds.
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Igor Malik - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Solutions Architect Lead at a wholesaler/distributor with 1,001-5,000 employees
From a practical point of view, we need speed and reliability for creating a model and doing some really meaningful tasks such as application landscape, refactoring, etc. These are two primary criteria. Sometimes, when you import something, it creates the object duplicates, or it allows you to do something that you're not supposed to do. For example, validation is missing. This could be frustrating because when you work at a high speed, you need to come back and start fixing things that the tool allowed you to go with, which is not quite good. So, there should probably be some internal mechanisms to advise you about what you're doing and what is probably not the best idea.
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AH
User at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 database very easily, so reverse engineering of a database was very difficult. Its database modeling and entity-relationship modeling functions need improvement.
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Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect
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Marc Lampron - PeerSpot reviewer
Conseiller principal en architecture d’entreprise et de solution at Cronomagic Canada
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.
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Roland Kossow - PeerSpot reviewer
Entrepreneur-Consultant-Developer-Freelance at Dipl.-Ök. Roland Kossow
The automatic creation of reports based on the model elements could be improved.
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KD
Senior Design Leader at Koninklijke Bam Groep N.v.
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.
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SR
Sr. Solutions Architect at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
In a future release, they should improve portfolio planning.
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Jean-François Houzeaux - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise Architect at a consumer goods company with 501-1,000 employees
The user interface is not so good. It's not easy for someone to use it at first. The product takes some getting used to.
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KB
Owner at a marketing services firm with 11-50 employees
It took me a while to figure out how to use the report generation features effectively. So, it would be really nice if they had a way to make that a little bit more interactive and a little bit more straightforward.
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DS
Software Engineer / Application Developer & Systems Engineer at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
The solution needs to offer better support for the mobile-based system. Right now, it's not working.
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Buyer's Guide
Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect
July 2022
Learn what your peers think about Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: July 2022.
622,358 professionals have used our research since 2012.