Enterprise Architect has been built from the ground up as a team modeling platform, and has extensive support for groups of people working together on the same projects, sharing information, ideas and models. Features in Team Support include Baselines, Version Control and a Reusable Asset Service, which protect the valuable modeling assets in a team environment, plus tools such as a Discussion Forum, Library window and Gantt Charts to facilitate collaboration between project members. The role-based security system has also been designed to encourage collaboration, allowing team members to work together confident that there will be no conflicts in accessing or changing model data.
A choice of deployment options will support any team development environment, allowing people to work centrally or remotely in highly distributed environments. Corporate policy and standards can also be built into the models with the use of Workflow Scripts. A free 'Lite' version of Enterprise Architect offers team members 'view only' access to their models, yet also allow them to generate high quality corporate documentation in a wide number of formats to communicate with people outside the modeling platform.
Making Project Data Available in a Distributed Environment
Enterprise Architect offers a diverse set of functionality designed specifically for sharing projects in team-based and distributed development environments; for example: Cloud-based solutions, network deployment of model repositories, replication and XMI Import/Export.
Applying Security to the Model
User Security is a means of improving collaborative design and development by preventing concurrent editing and inadvertent model changes by users not designated as model authors.
Using an Internal Discussion Forum
The Discussions facility provides several mechanisms to support your development team community, generally in discussing the development and progress of the model across the project, or specifically in discussing individual elements in the model, the discussions becoming a component of each element.
Building Company Policy and Project Development Guidelines into the Project
You can create workflow scripts that provide a robust approach to applying company policy and strengthening project development guidelines, by validating the work against the policy and procedures within the model itself.
Standardizing and Re-using Project Data
You can import and export Reference data (including Glossary and Issue information) from .XML files of another iteration of the same model, or of a different model.