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Model | Design | Construct | Test | Deploy | Manage

A platform that accelerates and integrates software, business and systems development

Twice winner of Jolt and multiple SD Times Awards with an installed base of 360,000+ licenses, supported by 230 partners in 160 countries. From requirements to implementation and beyond, Sparx Systems' Enterprise Architect is a fully featured tool suite that lets you model, design, simulate, prototype, build, test, manage and trace from vision to solution.

  • Sparx Enterprise Architect is the best, most complete tool I've ever used.

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    Global Retail Technology Advisors, LLC
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Visual Modeling with Enterprise Architect
  • Requirements Management
  • BPMN
  • BPEL
  • BPSim
  • Business Rules
  • Traceability: Design to Deployment
  • Engineer Software in 10+ languages
  • Database Engineering in 8+ languages
  • Profile Debug Record
  • Visualize and design XSD and WSDL
  • Analyze legacy code bases
  • Full support for UML 2.5
Happy guys
  • SysML
  • State Chart Modelling and Simulation
  • State Machine code generation
  • Parametrics
  • DDS
  • HDLs, ADA
happy women
  • TOGAF, ArchiMate
  • Zachman Framework
  • Business Capability Modelling
  • Heat Maps & Roadmapping
  • Charting and Dashboards

Award Winning Tools

Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect has won numerous accolades since its release in 2000. Including seven consecutive SD Times 100 awards as well as multiple Visual Studio Magazine and Jolt awards. Download the trial version today to see what all the excitement is about!

A truly global, multi-award winning platform that has been translated into many languages (including Chinese, Japanese, German, French and Spanish) and is the preference of international governments, global and local industries, and individuals alike.

  • sdtimes 2012
  • sdtimes 2011
  • jolt 2010
  • visual studio magazine 2010
  • sdtimes 2015
  • programmers 2010
  • jolt 2009
  • iaward 2012
  • techxtend 2011
  • sdtimes 2014
  • sdtimes 2013
  • DDS
  • OMG
  • MDA
  • SysML
  • UML

Multi-Award Winning Platform

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One Complete Integrated Solution

Business Process Modelling

From strategic models that support capturing information and goals pertaining to the overall functioning of a large enterprise to simple mind maps, process modeling, requirements management, BPMN models and more. Enterprise Architect is the ideal platform for building and sharing business based models that can tightly integrate into an overall enterprise or system level architecture.

Learn More: Business Engineering


Systems Engineering

Enterprise Architect provides a platform for the system engineer using the Systems Modeling Language (SysML) and model based development, and in addition to the engineering models the tool provides support for project and process management.

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Requirements and Strategic Modelling

Enterprise Architect has a wide range of tools and features to assist the analyst as they develop requirements. The centerpiece for requirements development is the Specification Manager, through which the Requirements Analyst can enter, view and manage requirements in textual form as if in a spread sheet.

Learn More: Requirements Engineering


Unified Modelling Language

Enterprise Architect has comprehensive support for all the elements, relationships and diagrams specified in UML 2.5. The UML is governed by the Object Management Group (OMG) and Sparx Systems is an active member and contributor to the process of managing and improving the language.

Learn More: UML Models

Team Focused Enterprise Modeling
Unique in its ability to pull together complex domains and create a single, accessible, unified vision. Combines high end tools, a commitment to open standards, accessible pricing and online availability.

National Information
Exchange Model

National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) provides a common framework that is used to define how information can be shared between systems, government agencies and organizations.

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Based on Open Standards

Based on open standards like UML, BPMN and SysML. Supporting enterprise architecture frameworks like TOGAF and UPDM. Integrated custom tools to analyze and visualize running software. Advanced simulation, testing tools, team based repositories, version control and more.

Learn More: BPMN, SysML, TOGAF, UPDM, Simulation


Test and Debug

Develop and visualize software. Test and verify correct behavior. Simulate processes. Set and manage test points. Debug and inspect executing software. Advanced simulation, testing tools, team based repositories, version control and more.

Learn More: Visual Execution Analysis


Dynamic Simulation

Able to dynamically simulate behavior and state models. Confirm process design. Specify triggers, events, constraints and more. Watch the wheels turn! Specify complex and large structural systems. Create and debug embedded solutions. Build custom domain specific solutions. Build your own domain specific modeling tools!

Learn More: Model Simulation

Customize Your Platform


Office Integration for
SysML Addin for
TOGAF Addin for
Visual Studio .NET Integration for
Eclipse Integration for
Zachman Framework Addin for
UPDM Addin for
DDS Addin for

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Enterprise Architect

Standard Editions

Corporate - Supports large, collaborating teams with security and remote DBMS access

Professional - Full featured UML modeling for workgroups, analysts and developers

Desktop - Comprehensive UML modeling tool for individual analysts

Suite Editions

Ultimate - The complete Enterprise Architect experience across multiple domains!

Systems Engineering - For systems engineering, real-time and embedded development

Business and Software Engineering - For business modeling, architecture, development and more

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Colin Coates
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Colin is a software engineer who specializes in training and consulting of Enterprise Architect. Colin's main programming languages have been C++ and Ada, with occasional forays into Java and SQL among others.

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Success Stories

How one American state implemented successful health-insurance reform
Enterprise Architect helped build a health insurance exchange.
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Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI)
Modeling location based service delivery systems
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Embedded Systems Development using SysML
A practical guide for systems engineers using SysML, by Doug Rosenberg
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OMNILINK's Sparx-powered upgrade
See how OMNILINK transformed this regional software vendor into a solutions provider competing in global markets using Enterprise Architect
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Global Leaders

  • 360,000+ users world wide
  • 81% of the Fortune 100 Global firms own licenses of Enterprise Architect
  • There are over 210 American government departments who have Enterprise Architect at the County, State and Federal level
  • Each of the 'Big 4 Consultancies' have deployments of Enterprise Architect on the medium to large scale
  • CapGemini has have written an add-in for Enterprise Architect to support their IAF framework globally
  • Enterprise Architect is used as the Modeling core of HP's Enterprise Maps
  • Many of the worlds leading banks have significant deployments of EA
  • Sparx Systems is represented on the OMG Board of Directors, and is an OMG contributing member.
  • Over 60 industry standards developed in Enterprise Architect, ranging from Defence, Retail, Software, Health, Aviation and many more


  • Sparx Enterprise Architect is the best, most complete tool I've ever used.

    - Richard Halter
  • To be honest, EA is a fantastic product... the price you charge is way below what it is worth!

    - Matt Ellis
    Solutions Reality
  • I love this tool. I've been more productive within the first 30 minutes of installing than I ever have with Visio.

    - Phil Boyd
    Sr. Sys. Consultant
  • I've used Enterprise Architect for years, and recommend it to my clients considering for UML modeling tools.

    - Keith McMillan
  • EA lets you describe the parts and pieces of what you want to build, and how they are interrelated.

    - Davide Marney
    Software Architect
  • I bought EA a few weeks ago after looking around for a UML tool and EA seemed to have it all - great functionality, rock bottom price.

    - Peter M Jones
    Systems Engineer
  • I would have to say that EA has one of the most comprehensive and exhaustive feature sets of any UML lifecycle tool at any price. The performance is fast and everything is conveniently located in a single interface.

    - Greg Hoover
    Technical Lead
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