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Sparx Systems

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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 740,000 registered users worldwide.
Monday, 10 August 2020 01:12

20th Anniversary of Enterprise Architect

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 Sparx Systems is proud to mark the 20th anniversary of Enterprise Architect's commercial release in August 2000.

"Sparx Systems has a long and unbroken history of development, commitment to quality, to value and to highly effective modeling and design based on open standards," remarked Geoffrey Sparks of the milestone. "In an industry that has seen many tools and methodologies come and go, Sparx Enterprise Architect has been firm and resolute in its goals and aspirations and its continuous development of innovative and effective features, capabilities, and tooling. From Day 1, Enterprise Architect was designed to serve the needs of a broad spectrum of modelers, designers, managers, maintainers, and other stakeholders across a truly diverse range of industries. Its success over these last 20 years, in over 160 countries is proof of its value, power, and effectiveness."

Thank you to all our customers and business partners for their support and enthusiasm.



Monday, 15 June 2020 03:40

Webinar: CIM University

The Oceania CIM User Group gives the Australian and New Zealand electricity sectors a clear voice and full participation in the global standards development effort, underpinning the digital transformation of the grid.


These CIM University Webinars, curated for industry stakeholders in Australia and New Zealand, presents an invaluable opportunity to learn about existing, globally deployed IEC standards and the development of new standards, that will help to address key industry challenges, such as managing the impact of DERs, while maintaining grid stability.

The School of Science, Engineering and Information Technology at Federation University presents an annual Information Technology Student Awards Presentation.

The Sparx Systems 2020 award was presented to Thommas Bannister.



The Sparx Systems award was established for a student that displays academic excellence in their degree.  On recieving the award, Tom commented "Learning at Federation University was one of the best experiences of my life. All of the lecturers were very kind and cared immensely about ensuring that their students were able to achieve their maximum potential and some of the friendships I made there will last the rest of my life. Over the course of my undergraduate, I studied a wide array of subjects including Artificial Intelligence, Security, Programming/Software Engineering, Databases, Networks, etc and got to be the project manager for a full year project that involved designing a Smart Bin system for Federation University campuses. My favourite area of ICT is programming/software engineering as it gives me an huge amount of creativity and allows me to continually challenge myself to design better systems and solutions to problems."

Sparx Systems likes to encourage Federation University students to achieve world class results. Sparx Systems has a strong association with Federation University with many staff having once worked and studied at Federation University.

Join us in this webinar to see how a Business Analyst uses Enterprise Architect in a typical day to help them with all their Business Analysis activities and manage all Business Analysis information like RAID logs, requirements model, requirement documents, test cases etc from within Enterprise Architect.


In this webinar, you will learn how Enterprise Architect can be used to:

  • Manage everyday BA activities like daily tasks, documenting test reports, validating requirements, documenting risks, issues, actions and decisions, etc.
  • Organize and maintain BA artifacts like requirements, use case models, business process models, defect logs etc.
  • Engage stakeholders in remote discussions using EA collaborate feature.
  • Monitor project progress with Gantt charts and KPI dashboards.
Wednesday, 06 May 2020 06:31

Distributed Online Business Continuity

Distributed Online Business Continuity using the Pro Cloud Server


In recent times there has been an unprecedented obligation for staff to work at home, prompting a need for technical solutions that can ensure business continuity with a distributed and remote workforce.

The Sparx Systems software suite, including Enterprise Architect, Pro Cloud Server, WebEA and Prolaborate, offers a way for isolated workers to access their organization's centralized repositories using home-based Internet connections and to continue working as though they were still in the office. Using the Pro Cloud Server features they can continue contributing their expertise to strategic, business and technical projects and collaborating and sharing ideas in real-time.


To learn more about distributed online business continuity, please download the attached whitepaer.

The whitepaper discusses all of the benefits of using Enterprise Architect via the Pro Cloud Server, for distributed development and working from home.

To see the Pro Cloud Server in action, please view the following video on Distributed Online Business Continuity.


Oliver Kipf professionally combines his expertise in healthcare and Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM) and relies entirely on Enterprise Architect.
He is currently working intensively on a reference architecture for healthcare that puts the patient in the center and also includes a pandemic scenario.


Please read the attached PDF for more information.

The global collaboration and preventative action currently being demonstrated by world authorities, national governments, multinationals, small businesses, communities, families and individuals to mitigate the rampant spread of COVID -19 through the global population, sets an example of large scale co-operation. In time the spread of the virus will be controlled, as appears to be the status of the outbreak in China, and society will be the wiser for the experience, the learnings of which will be codified in new health, and emergency response standards to support best practice.

Action on Human Health

According to Bruce Aylward, the World Health Organisation team leader, “rapid detection and contact tracing can help mitigate and break emerging infection chains where clusters emerge.”

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) which are based on Geospatial standards, provide capabilities to organize, present, and analyze spatial and geographic data to indicate the location and number of infections, as is demonstrated by a number of universities including the University of Washington. https://hgis.uw.edu/virus/


Action on Climate Change

The World Meteorological Organization and an extensive network of partners has produced and published the “WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2019”. In the report Forward UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, stated, “This report outlines the latest science and illustrates the urgency for far-reaching climate action.”



Value of Standards

On a global scale, our ability and capacity for collective, rapid, action and response is evident. Can we apply this collective experience -the wisdom of hindsight- to prevent further harm to our ailing planet? I believe that we can!

Crisis presents not only a threat. It is also an extraordinary chance to improve our knowledge and response systems and to collectively learn and be more prepared for future emergencies.

Already, existing standards are being updated and new ones are being published. The International Standards Organisation (ISO) has a number of widely used standards, including ISO 14001 that support methods to mitigate and adapt to climate change. The Sendai Framework   emphasizes the need for resilient health systems and the integration of disaster risk management into health care provision at all levels.

Both emergency scenarios, – the threat to global health and the threat to global climate - call for urgent responses to which we can all contribute.


Sparx Systems Support

For almost two decades, Sparx Systems has made Enterprise Architect available to the global standards development effort. The platform is used in multiple domains – Health, Utilities, Geospatial, Aviation, Transport, Meteorology, Land, Water etc, - to capture and codify industry best practice and enable developed standards from different domains to interoperate and facilitate cross domain knowledge sharing.

Standards development is a collaborative volunteer based activity and increased support for this effort across many domains including those mentioned above, requires more people to get involved.

If you are involved in the development of standards or you feel that you can contribute, please get in touch with us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Furthermore, if you are a Corporate or Government user of Enterprise Architect, please consider free deployment of the Pro Cloud Server to overcome the potential risk of lost productivity from employee self-isolation. Once again, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

sparx prolaborate vision

 McKinsey Survey Report:

More than 40 percent of Enterprise Architects say that the business leaders in their companies are not aware of what the EA group does.

Gartner's report on Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Architecture Tools

Enterprise Architecture tools deliver true value ONLY when the broader organization can use the information that architects and others enter collaboratively for analysis and decision support.

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By communicating with stakeholders early and frequently, the architecture team can ensure that they fully understand the architecture process, and the benefits of Enterprise Architecture; this means they can support the architecture team more actively when necessary.

These snippets perfectly convey why it’s critical to be transparent at an organization level when it comes to Enterprise Architecture. A transparent architecture practice can lead the organization

  • to align business and IT leaders
  • make smarter decisions faster
  • be proactive in mitigating risks
  • be agile at times of disruption

and ultimately lead to achieving its vision.

You might have felt that it’s important to make real-time architecture information available to the right audience at the right time while using Enterprise Architect (EA) for the following:

Sparx Enterprise Archtiect use cases

So, in this article, we bring you the top 4 highly successful ways how EA users in large organizations use Sparx Systems Prolaborate to share models online.

 4 ways to share Sparx EA models online

4 Ways to Share EA Models Online

Share to Collaborate

This is the most ideal way to share your Enterprise Architecture information with a long-term perspective. While it’s important to make live EA models readily available, it is equally important to enable collaboration.

Collaboration is crucial in making your Enterprise Architecture efforts a success and lead your organization to the future state you have envisioned. The target audience is the EA stakeholders who want to be part of the larger vision of the organization.

View short videos and case studies

Share with Different Teams or Customers

The objective here is to create simple self-service portals that make valuable information in your Enterprise Architect models available to the whole organization.

Although Share to Collaborate is the ideal way, we have seen many organizations which just want to share EA models most simply and cost-effectively.

The target audience are all users whom you want to constantly update on the progress of your Enterprise Architecture efforts; this can be different customers for whom you are working for or different teams in your organization with whom you want to share frequent updates.

View short videos and case studies

Instant Share

The goal here is make live information from your Enterprise Architect models available to anybody in the organization around the globe instantly.

The target audience can be anybody in the organization who want to get access to live information as quickly as possible.

Let’s say you are done with a business process and want to quickly share it with your team to check their thoughts. All you do is a single click and share the link with them. It’s as simple as that!

View short videos and case studies

Share in Confluence / SharePoint

In the recent past, majority of the organizations have moved away from file-based documents to online knowledge management platforms like Confluence and, SharePoint

And obviously, information from Enterprise Architect models which were being shared in files through various apps have been actively replaced by these platforms.

Whilst these platforms reduce the overheads in sharing documents, it still involves significant efforts from architects to manually update the contents in these pages.

View short videos and case studies

Further topics to explore:


If you have any questions on the sharing ways, trial, or Proof of Concept, feel free to submit your questions using this form or email your queries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Monday, 16 December 2019 05:27

Enterprise Architect 15.1 Beta

Beta Now Available to Registered Users

Try out a rich new palette of tools, new ways to integrate your systems, visual improvements, team customizations, governance, accessibility, collaboration and deployment options.

Read more about the enhancements coming version 15.1 at:



Use manual entry or the power of online services from Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud to translate model information into many different languages.


Group Based Perspectives

Lock down your model with group based perspectives.


Baselines using RAS

Model Baselines can now be configured to use a Reusable Asset Server (RAS).


Diagram Layers

Hide, show and filter diagram content on demand with the new Diagram Layers.

Monday, 04 November 2019 05:04

EA Best Practice Days, 2020

EA Best Practice Days, 2020: Modeling the digital future together


Today’s “digital economy” makes it essential to collaborate and deliver innovative model-based solutions, across the organization and throughout the entire software life cycle. Sparx Systems Central Europe is hosting EA Best Practice Days in March 2020, under the motto: "Modeling the digital future together". This event will offer practice-related discussions to develop competencies across the enterprise.


3 days full of best practice and interaction

Location: Stuttgart, Germany.


  • German-Speaking: 17th-19th March
  • English-Speaking: 18th-19th March


Don't miss this chance to join with other modelers to learn and share how Enterprise Architect is being used to solve business problems. There's a wide range of international speakers and topics, plus a preview of the latest Enterprise Architect v15 features.


Learn more: https://www.sparxsystems.eu/bestpractice-days-eng/


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