Sparx Systems release new version of Enterprise Architect

By CIOReview | Friday, March 25, 2016
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FREMONT, CA: Sparx Systems announced the latest version of its flagship software Enterprise Architect (Version 12.1 Build 1229), a UML 2.4 based modeling tool for designing and constructing software systems, for business process modeling, and for generalized modeling purposes such as visualizing existing systems and processes. With over 350 thousand licensed users in over 150 countries worldwide, Sparx Systems has actively and continually developed Enterprise Architect based on the current UML (and related) standards. 

Offered at a price significantly lesser than competing tools as the company claims, the new version have been incorporated with several upgrades such as enhancements to Project Management, Diagramming, Schema Composer, Charting, Specification Manager, Model Wizard, Project Security, Database Engineering, Reporting and Automation. Extended support for NIEM 3, SysML 1.4 and BPSim 1.0. A new online Enterprise Architect User Guide has also been published to facilitate easy understanding and quicker implementation. Alternatively, a quick start tutorial and user interface guide is also available apart from a forum.

The standard edition meant for companies supports large collaborating teams with security and remote DBMS access and has a base price quote of $239 The single desktop edition that offers a comprehensive UML modeling tool starts at $135. The suite editions for business and software engineering as well as system engineering are priced at $599, which offers business modeling, embedding development etc. The ultimate suite, which accordance with the description ‘offers complete Enterprise Architect experience across multiple domains’ and is priced at $699.

Since its release in 2000, the tool suite has won seven consecutive SD Times 100 awards as well as multiple Visual Studio Magazine and Jolt awards. The platform has since been translated to many languages including Chinese, Spanish and German. The official website features a 30 day trial edition of the software that can be downloaded.