sparxsystems

sparxsystems

Sparx Systems


99 Albert Street
Creswick,
Victoria
3363
Australia
P: +61 3 5345 1140
F: +61 3 5345 1104

Sparx Systems specializes in high performance and scalable visual modeling tools for the planning, design and construction of software intensive systems. A Contributing Member of the Object Management Group (OMG), Sparx Systems is committed to realizing the potential of model-driven development based on open standards. The company’s flagship product, Enterprise Architect, has received numerous accolades since its commercial release in August, 2000. Enterprise Architect is the design tool of choice for over 300,000 registered users world-wide.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 05:28

CIM User Group Meeting in Australia

The CIM Users Group (CIMug) is a subgroup of the UCA International Users Group, to provide a forum in which users, consultants, and suppliers can cooperate and leverage the IEC CIM international standards to advance interoperability across the utility enterprise.

 

The Common Information Model (CIM) is an abstract information model that provides data understanding through the identification of the relationships and associations of the data within a utility enterprise. This model which is maintained and developed in Enterprise Architect supports the exchange of data models and messages and increases the ability to integrate applications both within the enterprise and with trading partners. The CIM Users Group is focused on helping its members obtain the benefits of adapting IEC TC57 modeling standards for all utility operations on a global basis.

 

These include IEC 61970 – For power system modeling and energy utility data exchange including EMS, topology, wires, SCADA, etc.

 

IEC 61968 – For power system modeling related to DMS, assets, work, GIS, metering and application messaging.

 

IEC 62325 – Modeling for energy markets with support for both North American, European and other markets under consideration.

 

For the first time, the CIMug will meet in Australia to address the use of the CIM standards in Australia, New Zealand, and other Asian countries. This meeting will be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)



Date: Feb 25-27, 2014
Venue: Melbourne, Australia

 

As they come to hand there will be further details available at the website http://cimug.ucaiug.org/default.aspx

 

 

 

Monday, 25 November 2013 03:59

Workflow Scripting in Enterprise Architect

Using Workflow scripting you can set the order of work to be performed by members of the team and ensure that specified outcomes are obtained on completion of the workflow routine.

This paper describes Enterprise Architect's Workflow scripting and the key features that facilitate a Workflow process. It makes reference to a sample model containing examples of workflow definitions and other metadata that enable workflow support, along with guides for writing and debugging workflow script.

Friday, 22 November 2013 04:49

ODM MDG Technology Whitepaper

This paper introduces ontology development with UML using Enterprise Architect's MDG Technology for ODM. The Ontology Definition Metamodel (ODM) was developed by The OMG and covers the Web Ontology Language (OWL) and the Resource Definition Framework (RDF).

By integrating ontology support into Enterprise Architect, MDG Technology for ODM facilitates direct traceability between elements in system models and concepts defined in an ontology.

 

Friday, 01 November 2013 04:32

Gartner's Nexus of Forces

The recent Gartner IT Expo and Symposium on the Gold Coast focussed on the Nexus of Forces, the convergence and mutual reinforcement of social, mobility, cloud and information patterns that are the basis of the technology platform of the future and which will drive the creation of new and innovative business models. During the keynote it was noted that in response to these forces, enterprise architects will need to use enterprise architecture to help drive growth and innovation, while identifying opportunities for performance improvement and cost cutting in a period of budgetary constraint.

 

 

Sparx Systems will attend the Gartner IT Expo and Symposium in Barcelona from 10th to 14th November 2013. Our attendance follows our fourth successive inclusion in the Enterprise Architecture Magic Quadrant. We look forward to sharing case studies with stakeholders on the use of Enterprise Architect to address emerging data management challenges and to profiling the changing needs of industries, specifically in terms of their requirements with respect to standards, frameworks and tools.

 

Sparx Systems press release can be read at:

http://www.sparxsystems.com/press/articles/gartner-enterprise-architecture-mq.html

Trac-Car Recognised for Technology Innovation at UNFCCC

Sparx Systems Partner, Trac-Car, has been recognised as the Response to Climate Change (RTCC), Sustainable Technology Company of the Year 2013-Australasia, for their greenhouse gas reporting system.

 

The Trac-Car system is accessible to carbon emitters or companies seeking to understand and reduce their own emissions. The core of the reporting has been generated from an Enterprise Architect UML model, and the cloud platform is designed to connect to existing meters, spreadsheets, databases etc and capture accurate, geospatially referenced global emissions data, accessible to all interested parties. With an accurate measure of their own carbon footprint organisations can respond with optimised energy efficiency measures.

 

Trac-Car and Sparx Systems will attend the November 2013 meeting of UNFCCC COP19 in Warsaw where this prestigious award will be presented.

For more information about the awards, please visit:

http://www.rtcc.org/2013/10/02/rtcc-2013-awards-sustainable-technology-firm/

 

The models can be viewed via:

http://community.sparxsystems.com/news/742-energy-greenhouse-gas-reporting-in-the-cloud

 

Official observers to the UN Framework Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC) - See more at:

http://www.rtcc.org/about-us/#sthash.Lhxth6PQ.dpuf

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, 11 October 2013 04:52

Gartner Symposium ITxpo

Sparx Systems has confirmed it's booth location at the upcoming Gartner Symposium ITxpo in Barcelona. To be situated at Booth E5, Sparx Systems is pleased to be involved with this event, bringing together the premier vendors and CIOs of the IT industry. Talking place over 5 days, the event helps to define the solutions and strategies setting the pace of innovation for the following year.

We encourage any and all attendees to come by the Sparx Systems booth (Booth E5) where we will be demonstrating Enterprise Architect's enterprise knowledge integration capabilities - organizational planning through requirements management, process modeling, deployment, testing and documentation.

 

http://www.gartner.com/technology/symposium/barcelona

Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools, released on October 3rd, recognizes Sparx Systems offering to the marketplace for the 4th consecutive year. The Gartner Magic Quadrant reports examine the most influential companies in specific markets, providing readers with the information they need to evaluate providers to meet their own business needs.

Vendors are evaluated on their Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision. This gauges the vendors ability to compete effectively, impact revenue to a positive degree, and deliver solutions to clients that create vendor-client win-win relationships. Areas of analysis include modeling, decision analysis, frameworks and standards, repository / metamodel and usability.

To access the report as a Gartner Client, or purchase a copy visit: http://www.gartner.com/DisplayDocument?doc_cd=247545

 

Gartner Disclaimer

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

 

 

Monday, 07 October 2013 03:36

UPDM 2.0 Modeling

When modeling joint task operations involving different organizational groups you need to have a consistent model approach. The Unified Profile for DoDAF and MODAF (UPDM) Version 2.0 provides a framework that incorporates both DoDAF 2.0 and MODAF 1.2 frameworks. Although based on military frameworks, you can use UPDM to model any type of combined operations from domestic search and rescue through to combined force military operations.

The purpose of this paper is to examine the development of a UPDM model using Enterprise Architect.

Thursday, 26 September 2013 01:30

Inaugural HL7 2012-2013 Tooling Challenge Awarded

Sparx Systems congratulates Antonio Villegas, PhD and Antoni Olivé, Professor from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTech (UPC BarcelonaTech), who this week were acknowledged as winners of the inaugural HL7 2012-2013 Tooling Challenge, at the 27th Annual Plenary and Working Group meeting in Cambridge MA.  This is the first in a planned series of challenges sponsored by Sparx Systems. 

Mr Ben Constable, Senior Analyst at Sparx Systems, explores Enterprise Architect's Structured Scenario Editor for model-driven use case analysis.

In this webinar, you'll learn how to:

  • Add structured scenarios to your use case models
  • Link scenarios to formal requirements and business rules for improved traceability
  • Automatically generate downstream deliverables from scenarios, including reports, test cases and behavioral models

To suit users in different time zones, we will hold two sessions - each 30 minutes in duration.


To register for this webinar, please visit www.sparxsystems.com/webinars.