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Catch Software is a proud partner of Sparx Systems and is pleased to sell and support their industry-leading UML CASE tool, Enterprise Architect. We love engaging with the Sparx Community, and as part of this, we host User Groups in New Zealand and Australia every two months.

If you’ve not attended a User Group before you may not be sure what to expect.  User Groups are gatherings held for Enterprise Architect users and enthusiasts. A presentation is given by one or more speakers, followed by group discussions on common interests, challenges and best practice. Here is an overview of the User Group we hosted in Auckland this September.

Why Auckland Council chose Enterprise Architect

Janet Wilkinson from Auckland Council presented to a diverse range of Enterprise Architect users. Auckland Council has been using Enterprise Architect for about a year and Janet talked to the group about the thought process behind them choosing Sparx Systems' Enterprise Architect and outlined the challenges the Council faced.  She went on to cover their requirements, which included architectural modelling to facilitate strategic decision making, project solution modelling and design at all levels for projects. Summing up, Janet shared examples of the types of results they are starting to see.

The attendees at the User Group were very interested in this presentation, with several questions asked and everyone engaging in conversation.

There was a real sense of collaboration at the event and it was fantastic to see the Sparx community working through common issues together and offering solutions.

If you would like to find out more about this presentation, check out the slide deck: Enterprise Architecture Repository

SOA Modelling using Enterprise Architect

At September's Wellington User Group, Rajat Goyal from Certus Solutions walked us through a scenario covering key concepts of service architecture and modelling an SOA Solution using Enterprise Architect. Rajat discussed Enterprise Architect in comparison with other modelling tools, including IBM Rational Software Architecture and Visio.

Check out the slide deck for more information: SOA Modelling using Enterprise Architect

Want to get involved?

The dates for our next User Groups are as follows:

Auckland - Tuesday 19th November
Wellington - Wednesday 20th November
Canberra - 
Tuesday 10th December

If you have not decided to come along yet, read on to find out why you should get involved.

  • User Groups give you access to experts. Catch Software have been using Sparx Systems for years and are happy to answer any questions.
  • Gain support from real users. User Group speakers are not paid – they are honest and will tell you what works and what doesn’t.
  • Meet friends, enjoy beer and nibbles, ask questions and join discussions with people in your community.
  • It’s free to attend and open to everybody!

If you would like to find out more about our User Groups, check out our blogs and our events page.

As with everything we do, we would love to hear what you think. If there is a particular speaker you would like to see at an upcoming user group, or if you have a story to tell, let us know. We are always interested to hear about what is happening in the Sparx Systems Community!

Interested in finding out what Enterprise Architect services Catch offers? Sparx Systems Solutions >>

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Experts in the Sparx Systems and Atlassian toolsets, Catch provides business consulting, modular training and mentoring services to organisations globally. One of the fastest growing companies in the Asia Pacific region, Catch has been placed on the Deloitte Fast 50 for the past two years, the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 for the past three, and in 2009 was listed as a 'Rising Star' on the MIS Strategic 100.
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