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Tuesday, 23 July 2013 01:17

Metadata Management with Enterprise Architect

Metadata Management

At the recent meeting of the G8 in Northern Ireland, the members released the Open Data Charter. The Charter recognizes the central role open data can play in improving government and governance and in stimulating growth through innovation in data-driven products and services. On the principle of quality, the goal of the charter is to ensure that releases of “high-quality open data that are timely, comprehensive, and accurate. To the extent possible, data will be in their original, unmodified form and at the finest level of granularity available.”

High levels of granularity support more structured information and allow more technical manipulation while metadata with levels of low granularity can be created for much less cost but provide less detailed information. Granularity impacts creation and capture.  However, the greatest impact of granularity is in maintenance. As the metadata structures become outdated, access to the referred data will become much harder to manage.  To enable continued access to the reference data, Enterprise Architect helps to manage the structure and transformation of the metadata, from one structure to another as new systems get developed.

A metadata repository enables collection, storage, maintenance, and dissemination of metadata information and Enterprise Architect is a powerful and inexpensive repository tool that can be used with a variety of databases including:

  • SQL Server 2000, 2005 or 2008
  • MySQL 4 or 5
  • PostgreSQL 7 or 8
  • Adaptive Server Anywhere 8 or 9, or SQL Anywhere 10 or 11
  • Access 2007
  • Progress OpenEdge
  • MSDE or
  • Oracle 9i, 10g or 11g

By default, Enterprise Architect stores its repository data in a .eap file

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Run the Windows software Enterprise Architect 10 on Mac and Linux with CrossOver 12. CrossOver can get your Windows productivity applications and up and running on your Mac and Linux system quickly and easily. Run the Windows software that you need on Mac or Linux at home, in the office or at school without purchasing a Windows license, without rebooting your computer and without having to use a virtual machine.

To learn more about running Enterprise Architect on Mac or Linux with CrossOver and to watch our short tutorial video on how to download CrossOver in order to run Enterprise Architect please visit:


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July, 2013

Mr Ben Constable, Senior Analyst at Sparx Systems, shares helpful tips on preparing Enterprise Architect diagrams for presentation in your specification documents, technical standards, reports or other publications. In this webinar, you'll learn:

  • Great tips on rapid visual modeling and creation of diagrams
  • An effective approach to tidying diagrams - whether imported from other tools or even machine-generated
  • How to choose the best diagram options and image formats to suit your needs


Register Today to be part of this exciting event.

If you missed any of our previous webinars, please visit:


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Tuesday, 09 July 2013 22:41

Website Notice - www.sparxsystems.com

The Sparx Systems website was temporarily offline due to issues experienced by the hosting provider.  We believe this issue has now been resolved.

Sparx Systems would like to apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.


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CRaG Systems has scheduled a number of public courses in Johannesburg, South Africa teaching model-driven development with UML, BPMN and Enterprise Architect. The courses take place over the five days of one full working week on a regular basis at the CRaG Systems Training Centre in the heart of the central business district of Sandton in the north of Johannesburg.

Over the 5 days students will learn the use of Enterprise Architect for business analysis, requirements definition and system analysis using the most appropriate syntax for the job in hand. Students can choose which of the three sections they would like to attend enrolling for one, two or all three sections in any one week.

Industry best practice is taught for business process modelling, system use case modelling and system analysis at every appropriate level of abstraction based on the Business Process Modelling Notation v2.0 for business process modelling and on the Unified Modelling Language v2.4 for systems modelling. The techniques are taught within the context of a business process management (BPM), improvement or re-engineering strategy and a model-driven development process in a way that satisfies the needs of both technical and non-technical stakeholders.

Enterprise Architect is used for the exercises throughout the course and the relevant details of the use of Enterprise Architect for modelling, reporting, traceability and change management are taught.

CRaG Systems' Johannesburg Training Centre

Currently scheduled dates:

  • August 19th - 23rd 2013
  • October 7th - 11th 2013
  • November 18th - 22nd 2013
  • January 27th - 31st 2014
  • March 10th - 14th 2014
  • May 5th - 9th 2014


For more information see the CRaG Systems BPMN and UML using Enterprise Architect Training Courses in Johannesburg page.


CRaG Systems' Johannesburg Training Centre

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The Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) Consortium is an aviation focused professional group managed by the Open Group. Recently Sparx Systems contributed a collection of licenses to assist members in their development of the FACE Data Model. The Open Group, via its latest news release and the FACE website thanked Sparx Systems for their assistance:

"[Enterprise Architect has] been instrumental towards the development of the FACE Data Model and DoDAF 2.0 representations of FACE Enterprise Architecture products. In addition we appreciate their assistance in setting up a shared working environment for these efforts."





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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.


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).


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.






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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

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We are scheduling another series of online classes for UML with Enterprise Architect (EA) at the end of June.

Depending on your learning needs, choose from: The 1-day Quickstart, 2-day UML intensive, or the 3-day UML comprehensive. Please see full public announcements and links below for dates and registration information.

Enterprise Architect (EA) QuickStart

Online Course
1-day Instructor-led, Hands-on course
Uses Enterprise Architect (EA) v.10

Most modelers who try to learn enterprise modeling on their own get "startled"!
Instead, our expert training leaders will quickly get you "started" with solid, grounded basics of modeling, with Enterprise Architect (EA) from Sparx Systems.

What you will LEARN


What you will GET
  • 1 day of modular expert-led training
  • Bonus 2-hour module of **EA Extras**
  • 15-day Access to your class' recorded training modules
  • Certificate of Completion upon request
  • Solution EA project file
  • Learning materials

The Unified Modeling Language (UML) 2day Intensive

Online Course
2-dayInstructor-led, Hands-on course
Uses Enterprise Architect (EA) v.10

This intensive course is appropriate for model developers seeking to learn UML using Enterprise Architect (EA) from Sparx Systems. Our expert instructors will help you thoroughly learn and establish solid grounding with best practices in language and tool.

What you will LEARN


What you will GET
  • 2 days of modular expert-led training
  • Bonus 2-hour module of **EA Extras**
  • 15-day Access to your class' recorded training modules
  • Certificate of Completion upon request
  • Solution EA project file
  • Learning materials

The Unified Modeling Language (UML) 3day Comprehensive

Online Course
3-dayInstructor-led, Hands-on course
Uses Enterprise Architect (EA) v.10

This comprehensive course is appropriate for model developers seeking to learn UML using Enterprise Architect (EA) from Sparx Systems. Our expert instructors will help you thoroughly learn and establish solid grounding with best practices in language and tool.

What you will LEARN


What you will GET
  • 3 days of modular expert-led training
  • 15-day Access to your class' recorded training modules
  • Certificate of Completion upon request
  • Solution EA project file
  • Learning materials

Download The "6C" UML Model Quality Checklist now!
6 Best Practices for Producing a Healthy Sustainable Enterprise Model

With commitment and appreciation,

The Cephas Training Team
Authorized Training Partner for Sparx Systems
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Thursday, 18 April 2013 15:47

The European EA User Group is back in town!

Following last year's successful event the European EA User Group (EEAUG) is back with it's second annual event on the 15th May 2013. The event being held in Central London is the best multi-track day in Europe to meet and interact with other EA users on all levels and abilities.

Agenda - Wednesday 15th May 2013

The event tracks are;

  • Track 1 - Setting up projects for success with EA
  • Track 2 - Project Delivery with EA
  • Track 3 - Implementation & lessons learnt

The agenda for the day will be as follows;

09:00 - 09:45                                                                             

  • Exhibition, Coffee & Welcome

09:45 - 10:30

  • Keynote - Modelling Software Intensive Systems with Doug Rosenberg.

10:30 - 10:45

  • Refreshments

10:45 - 11:30

  • Track 1 - Requirements alone don't fly! with Paul Hewitt                                    
  • Track 2 - BPMN 2.0 with Phil Chudley.                                                
  • Track 3 - Fifty Enterprise Architect tricks with Peter Doomen.

11:45 - 12:30

  • Track 1 - Writing Use Cases in EA with Ian Mitchell.
  • Track 2 - SysML with Roman Bretz.
  • Track 3 - User Story: EA usage at ACV with Geert Bellekens.

12:30 - 13:30

  • Lunch & Exhibition

13:30 - 14:15

  • Track 1 - MDG Profiles & Toolboxes with Phil Chudley.
  • Track 2 - Analyser Workbench with Daniel Siegl.
  • Track 3 - User Story: EA usage at Evry with Knut Paulsen.

14:30 - 15:15

  • Track 1 - Modelling with Enterprise Architect - What's in it for the PM? With Jackie Mitchell.
  • Track 2 - EA Navigator with Geert Bellekens.
  • Track 3 - How to do less work, have more fun and become (a bit) more famous doing it with Ian Mitchell

15:15 - 16:30

  • Refreshments, Exhibition and Q&A with speakers & organisers.

For information on location & directions, or, to book you place visit the website.

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