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White papers provide in-depth technical discussion and best practice guidance on a wide range of modeling topics. The information presented by industry experts from the user community will help you learn new approaches to modeling and solving real-world problems using Enterprise Architect.

How-to: Functional Documentation in Enterprise Architect   Written by: Carolien de Langen Chan Kerste
A Standards-Based Modeling Approach for Industry 4.0 Architectures Authors: Christoph Binder, Christian Neureiter, Goran Lastro, Mathias Uslar andPeter Lieber Abstract. Emerging technologies in the industrial area lead to a continuously increasing complexity concerning systems development. Varying approaches dealing with the same problem generate a number of heterogeneous solutions instead of concentrating on a mutual tool-set in order to provide a common basis. Having recognized this issue, the German industry introduced the Reference Architecture Model for Industry 4.0 (RAMI 4.0), proposed in the standardized technical speci cation DIN SPEC 91345. Providing a three-dimensional model on how to structure industrial systems, the starting point for the discussion on how to…
Thursday, 14 February 2019 05:30

Best of the Community Site 2018

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We are very pleased to publish this compilation of the most popular resources submitted in 2018   Since its launch, the Sparx Systems community site has been a central repository for knowledge and resources around Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect. Over the past year, contributors showcased numerous skills and shared time-saving expertise, which we have now put together a compilation of the most popular posts submitted to the Sparx Systems Community site in 2018. These generous contributions help propel the community and modeling industry forward. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the community site this past year. Sparx Systems…
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 12:11


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We share this poster of perspectives which show a general overview of the perspectives available in version 14 of Enterprise Architect. We hope you find it useful!
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 11:51

Data Identity Security

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Abstract We live in an information paradigm. The standard model of physics is being challenged and replaced by a data centric probabilistic universe. It turns out that our deterministic material reality was a subjective human view of events, when viewed in the light of advances in quantum energy, fractals and chaos mathematics. Automated industrial and personal computing applications are now completely pervasive in the fabric of human society in both the developed and developing world. And they are all built of blocks of data. We do have to evolve our concepts of data to understand that information technology is now…
Enterprise Architect supports comprehensive architecture modelling through its extensive support for standards and ability to allow extending such standards to suit organization specific needs.  Enterprise Architect can be used to create a holistic view of the organization with all granular details across the Business , Application , Information and Technology Layers captured in a single source of truth. The details are stored as Attributes associated to indvidiual artifacts, which can be used for slicing and dicing and further due diligence. Application Portfolio Management includes several tasks which require careful analysis of Enterprise Architect model information. Dynamic, intuitive reports and charts…
The Sparx Systems Pro Cloud Server offers a powerful gateway for third party tools to integrate with Enterprise Architect models. Pro Cloud Server allows users to Explore, query, retrieve and update information from Enterprise Architect using powerful OSLC interface.  Prolaborate, powered by Sparx Systems Pro Cloud Server, is a sharing and collaboration software for Sparx Enterprise Architect, that makes model sharing simple, efficient and collaborative. Prolaborate is an agile way to foster model based collaboration across the enterprise. It lets modellers engage wider business community with customized landing pages, simplified forms, structured reviews, instant notifications, advanced visualizations and much more. Prolaborate -…
Do you know? 86 percent of corporate professionals cite lack of collaboration or ineffective communication as the main reason for workplace failures (Source) and 94% feel collaboration is essential in today’s workplace (Source).   As businesses using Sparx Enterprise Architect become increasingly global, modelling teams that collaborate effectively are seen as the key to the success of an organization. The benefits of Collboration while modeling Enterprises are: Drive Alignment 97 percent of professionals believe a lack of alignment within a team directly impacts the outcome of a task or project. (Source) Collaboration helps in shared understanding and alignment within and across your Enterprise Architecture…
The Sparx Systems Pro Cloud Server offers a powerful gateway for third party tools to integrate with Enterprise Architect models. Pro Cloud Server allows users to Explore, query, retrieve and update information from Enterprise Architect using powerful OSLC interface. Use the extensive RESTful API to exchange information between your model repository and other systems.  Sparx Systems Pro Cloud Server (PCS) offers a gateway to Enterprise Architect models. This offers a significant advantage in the tooling space. As modern teams evolve to be more agile and robust, there is an increasing need for various tools to seamlessly exchange information. The conventional way to extend the COM API…
Saturday, 16 December 2017 13:52

EA4BI Case Study

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EA4BI is an enterprise architecture framework focused on Business Intelligence (BI). This article demonstrates the usage of the various EA4BI viewpoints by means of a small and fictional case study. The EA4BI toolkit is available as a free extension (MDG technology) for Sparx Enterprise Architect.
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