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, 20 June 2013 00:39

OMG Technical Meeting Berlin

Sparx Systems a long standing member and sponsor of the OMG is attending the current working group meeting in Berlin. This technical meeting provides IT architects, business analysts, government experts, vendors and end-users a neutral forum to discuss, develop and adopt standards that enable software interoperability for a wide range of industries.

 

The Berlin meeting has over 300 attendees and Sparx Systems has several partners attending. These include Lieber Lieber, Ability Engineering, transentis and Trisotech. More information about these partners can be found at: http://www.sparxsystems.com/partners

Friday, 14 June 2013 02:52

Where Technology meets Business

Through the use of Enterprise Architect, NRF-ARTS and Sparx Systems are collaborating on development of retail standards to foster opportunity and growth through innovation in the retail sector.

Technology and global retail business is generating an industry wave that will bring new markets into being and enable savvy retailers to discover opportunities and growth. The more open and standard the network is, the greater is the variety of services that can be provided to the customer and more point of service (POS) data can be captured for integration with other business critical applications.

UnifiedPOS

The Association for Retail Standards (ARTS) UnifiedPOS standard was created to define a common architecture for describing POS peripherals.  The latest version (V1.13) defines the model for accessing and controlling 36 distinct types of retail peripherals and these models are documented using the widely accepted Unified Modeling Language (UML).

NRF-ARTS

The Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS), a division of the National Retail Federation, is a retailer-driven international membership organization. 

ARTS develops best practices, technology standards and educational programs through collaboration and partnerships that enable retailers, their vendors and suppliers to conduct business globally.  These standards, products and programs are dedicated to fostering innovation and increasing retailer efficiency.

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, 07 June 2013 05:54

Sparx Systems Supports GML

The Geography Markup Language (GML), adopted as an International Standard (ISO19136) in 2007, is an XML grammar used to express geographical features. As a modeling language for geographic systems, GML also serves as encoding to transport and store geographic information.

The inter-dependancy of energy management and supply, geospatial and architecture, engineering and construction sectors is a factor that is essential to the success of the SmartGrid. Standards enable data interoperability between the stakeholders and the OASIS eMIX (Energy Market Information Exchange) standard uses the OGC Geography Markup Language (GML) Encoding Standard. 

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) CIM (Common Information Model) standard is "harmonized" with WXXM (Weather Information Exchange Model), which is an industry profile based on GML. Sparx Systems' recent release of UML to GML underscores our support for standards and standards development to enable efficient geospatial communication within smart grids and between smart grids and "neighboring" activities such as emergency response, disaster management, urban planning and building energy management.

Sparx Systems is a UCAiug and OGC member. More information can be found at:  

http://www.sparxsystems.com/enterprise-architect/arcgis/gml-arcgis.html

 

 

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 06:04

Sparx Systems at Cebit

Sparx Systems is currently exhibiting at CeBIT - the biggest annual IT event in the Asia Pacific region. With an average of over 32,000 visitors over the three days from 28th to 30 May, there is a buzz amongst the 3000 showcased solutions at the Exhibition Centre on Darling Harbour. The diversity of exhibitors and visitors is a true reflection of the Sparx Systems global market – Enterprise Architect has a potential solution for every person, business and sector.  

Visit us at the show and have a look at the latest features of this amazing technology – the productivity tool to get the challenging jobs done fast. We are at Booth Number N60 opposite the Philippines pavilion.

 

The Geospatial World Forum, run out of Rotterdam in The Netherlands is a premier international event showcasing the latest geospatial technology and its value to the world economy. Sparx Systems has been invited to speak at this event, because of its involvement and support for the sector and its relationship with the INSPIRE community, specifically smeSPIRE.

 

Ken Harkin, Sparx Systems' Business Development Manager will be discussing the ways that Sparx Systems, as a global SME, engages with this community through the provision of Enterprise Architect, accepted as one the most popular UML modelling and design tools within the sector.

 

For more about the Geospatial World Forum visit www.geospatialworldforum.org

This paper introduces Enterprise Architect's simulation capabilities for State Machines by means of an example model.

State Machine simulation can help you to verify that the run-time behavior of your designed system conforms to specification. In this paper, we explore an example 'Digital Clock' system model and bring to life several aspects of Enterprise Architect's State Machine simulation support.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013 03:40

New and Improved Community Site

We are very pleased to welcome you to our new and improved Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect Community Site. In addition to making it easier to contribute, search and share material, we have added new functionality for connecting to social media, rating articles and subscribing to content via RSS.

We would like to thank all those that contacted us with feedback, as much of the redesign in response to your valuable comments and requests. We also welcome ongoing feedback as we continue to improve the user experience.

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions or feedback.

 

 

Presented by Mr Scott Hebbard

May 2013

Mr Scott Hebbard, Communications Manager at Sparx Systems, will demonstrate helpful tools and techniques for achieving traceability in Enterprise Architect - from decisions to deployment. Learn how to:

  • Perform impact analysis in Enterprise Architect
  • Record and track changes to the model
  • Leverage Enterprise Architect's powerful model search capabilities.

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

Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about diagramming in Enterprise Architect!

Register Today for Session Times!

Enterprise Architect provides the facilities to create and edit models, to derive implementation code from models, and then to test and analyze the resulting software systems. This whitepaper shows how these activities can all be achieved within a single model driven development environment, and highlights the benefits of doing so.

This paper covers Enterprise Architect's build, debug and testing features along with its Visual Execution Analysis tools. Together, these tools allow you to integrate your model with each and every phase of the software development lifecycle, thereby facilitating true Model Driven Development.

 

Enterprise Architect supports comprehensive functionality for modeling database structures. This paper covers the core features for data modeling over the full lifecycle of an application.

The initial development of a system typically involves numerous levels of abstraction.  Database modeling traditionally includes a well established three tiered approach:

  1. Conceptual Model
  2. Logical Model
  3. Physical Model

This paper covers creating these models, interconnecting models on these levels, using MDA transforms for generating the Physical model from the Logical model, along with generating schema scripts for loading to your DBMS. It also covers the features for remodeling legacy systems including Reverse Engineering an existing DBMS structure.