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We are delighted to inform you that the 3rd edition of the EA Global Summit 2022 is happening on September 14 & 15 in 2022.

Register now: EA Global Summit 2022

With 1200+ Registrations already, this could be a very good opportunity to meet and collaborate with fellow EA community.
An incredible lineup of speakers is keen to join their expertise, experience, and best practices related to Sparx Systems products including Enterprise Architect, Pro Cloud Server, EA SaaS, and Prolaborate.


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Thursday, 05 May 2022 01:40

Enterprise Architect Version 16 release

Enterprise Architect Version 16 has been released!

Colaboration in Version 16


Version 16 is a major update offering a wide range of new and enhanced features, including a full 64 bit implementation that dramatically expands performance, memory and overall capability.


Resources for this release...

Learn all about the wealth of new capabilities available from the release page: https://sparxsystems.com/ea16

Registered users have immediate access to the EA 16 installer from the registered users area (login required): https://sparxsystems.com/registered/reg_ea_down.html

Watch our Feature Demonstration Videos to see these new features in action.


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  • User Security in Enterprise Architect is a method of restricting the use of data update functions across the model via access rights for each function, as well as safeguarding individual parts and diagrams from modification using user locks.
  • The primary goal is to avoid unintended data alterations and to prohibit access to sensitive information.

What’s new in Sparx Enterprise Architect 16 

  • Sparx Enterprise Architect 16 enhances the model governance by making it much more secure to safeguard your model/project.
  • From Release 16.0 onwards, in the Corporate, Unified, and Ultimate Editions, if security is enabled, access restrictions can be applied to specific users and groups, to prevent certain actions.
  • Prevents data loss in the model/project at the user level on top of the model security authorization and also prevents the unwanted destruction of model data.
  • User limitations prevent a user from completing certain tasks, independent of their other user and group security rights.
  • Restrictions can be applied for deleting packages, diagrams, elements, connectors, attributes, and operations.
  • They may also be used to limit XMI Import, restore from a Baseline, and remove a Baseline. Basically, anything that could result in 'data loss'.
  • These restrictions are aimed at preventing the inadvertent deletion of model content.

User restrictions in Sparx EA 16

                                                                                         Figure 1 User restrictions in Sparx EA 16



Restriction Prevents the user from
Delete Package Deleting Packages.
Delete Diagram Deleting diagrams.
Delete Element Deleting elements.
Delete Attribute Deleting attributes from elements, or columns from data tables.
Delete Operation Deleting operations from elements, or constraints from data tables.
Delete Connector Deleting connectors.
Import XMI Importing XML Package files (but does not prevent version control imports).
Restore from Baseline 'Restoring' a Package from a previously-saved Baseline.
Delete Baseline Deleting saved Package Baselines.


Further Information

Please contact us or write an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us @ +91 8248004261 to have a live demo of the new EA 16 features and capabilities.

Click here to see a sneak peak of how Enhanced User Security in EA16 works.

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Sparx Enterprise Architect 16 introduced the SQLite-powered QEA / QEAX files as the default project file types. This replaces the conventional EAP / EAPX files which were built on the MS Access database(??).

The robust, stable, and scalable SQLite databases now allow small teams and groups of individual practitioners to collaborate on projects without a need for a dedicated Database Server and Database instances.

The EA SaaS Solution ( Click For More Information) allows users to use the fully-featured Enterprise Architect modeling tool using web-browsers (Refer to Video) making it extremely simple for users to start using EA without any installation overheads, especially Mac Users, and organizations with stringent installation policies and complicated update process.

 Sparx EA SaaS

However, the EA SaaS solution has always been backed by a powerful Cloud infrastructure to host the Central Repositories (DBMS), which is usually seen as a barrier to entry for smaller teams or individuals with budgetary constraints.

The QEA file-based sharing has now enabled spinning up a EA SaaS solution with simple files, and this lowers the entry costs significantly, allowing teams to embark on EA SaaS option.

EA Saas For Small Teams

Why EA SaaS (Vs installed application)

  • No configuration overheads
  • Access EA using a browser from any device (Mac, Linux or Chromebook)
  • All updates and overheads managed by EA Experts
  • All connections are secured using HTTPS protocol
  • Floating license hosted and managed in Cloud
  • Engage partners, vendors, and other members in the value chain to participate in modeling
  • Fast, reliable, and robust connectivity to shared databases with minimal latency

Check the performance comparison video here.

Please check the EA SaaS webinar for a holistic understanding of the solution.

Reach to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./ or visit our cloud website https://prolaborate.sparxsystems.com/enterprise-architect-saas-solution to get started with your EA SaaS solution.


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The implementation and use of Enterprise Architect and the entire Sparx Systems products family in any organization represents a path of maturity (a process), which must be followed in a prudent and focused way to achieve results and move forward based on those results.

When starting with the implementation of the SparxEA solution it is of fundamental importance to determine who our stakeholders are (understood as those roles that are participants or interested, affected and involved in the solution), and what needs and expectations they have of the solution. This will help us to generate specifications that are complete, correct and unambiguous.

When defining the stakeholder map, some of the key questions are: Will the SparxEA solution have an epicenter in one area of ​​the organization or will it be used across multiple areas? Who will be affected by the SparxEA solution to be implemented?

The answers to these questions will have a direct impact on the necessary strategy to direct the SparxEA implementation process, since all those interested, affected or involved in the solution will have to be considered; as well as the number of areas involved.

To start this survey stage, some recommended actions are:

1. Determine if the SparxEA solution will epicenter one area or cross multiple areas.
2. Model the stakeholder areas that will “command” the implementation.
    2.1 Detail the role they play in the implementation.
3. Model other areas affected by the implementation.
    3.1 Detail how they will be affected by the implementation

After carrying out this analysis, we can have a model like the following one, where, in this example case, the areas of Architecture & Integrations, Data Governance and Software Development have been detected as interested parties. Therefore, in this example, the SparxEA solution will be transversal, and have impact on these 3 areas:





At this stage it is also convenient to consult and model the organization chart at a general level, and in greater detail that of the areas involved.

Once we have identified the stakeholder map, we now consider the motivations that drive these areas to use the SparxEA solution, why do they want and what do they want to use a solution like this for?

We know that all stakeholders have needs and expectations. Some have more expectations than specific needs. It is important to differentiate them since the latter tend to be "more abstract" and then more difficult to fulfill.

To complete the understanding of needs and motivations, some recommended actions are the following:

1. Inquire “why” and “for what” the areas involved want to use this solution.
2. Complete the modeling of Interested parties who will "command" the implementation
    2.1 Model Interested parties needs.
    2.2 Model Interested parties expectations.
    2.3 Model Interested parties motivations (these motivations are the ones that will drive the implementation).
3. Complete the modeling of others affected parties by the implementation
    3.1 Complete in the element notes how they will be affected by the implementation
    3.2 Model affected parties expectations.

After carrying out this analysis, we may have a model similar to the following:

Stakeholder Map



Through this simple technique, we achieved a solid foundation to continue directing the entire SparxEA solution implementation process in an efficient and orderly manner.



Published in White Papers
Thursday, 14 November 2019 20:05

Sparx EA Event in Latino América (Perú, Nov 2019)

We are glad to announce that next week and the following, SPARX Argentina (#proagile), will be visiting companies in Lima - Perú to promote the power of Enterprise Architect, Pro Cloud Server and Prolaborate in Latin America. .


Our specialists in ENTERPRISE ARCHITECT will be conducting exclusive meetings with main local companies, to demonstrate how other companies are achieving agility and collaborative work at key areas like architecture, project administration and software specification.


We invite interested parties to take advantage of this opportunity and register to coordinate the visit to your organization. It is totally free.


More information about the event: http://www.proagile.com.ar/paises/peru/




Nos complace anunciar que las semanas próximas, SPARX Argentina (#proagile), estará visitando empresas en Lima - Perú para difundir en Latinoamérica la potencia de Enterprise Architect, Pro Cloud Server y Prolaborate.


Vamos a estar llevando a cabo reuniones exclusivas, entre nuestros especialistas en ENTERPRISE ARCHITECT y las principales empresas locales, para dar a  conocer cómo otros están logrando agilidad y trabajo colaborativo a nivel de arquitecturas, proyectos y especificaciones de software.


Invitamos a los interesados a aprovechar esta oportunidad y registrarse para que podamos coordinar la visita a su empresa. Es totalmente gratuita.


Más información del evento en el siguiente enlace http://www.proagile.com.ar/paises/peru/



Roadshow Perú Nov 2019

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