Sparx Systems announces support for DoDAF and MODAF

Sparx Systems provides DoDAF and MODAF support for its popular, award winning UML modeling tool, Enterprise Architect.

Creswick, Australia – May 5, 2008 – Sparx Systems, a leading provider of tools based on UML and its related specifications, today announced the immediate release of a new, integrated technology plug-in targeting DoDAF and MODAF. This latest addition to the Sparx Systems product suite provides highly detailed support for North America's Department of Defense (DoD) and the UK's Ministry of Defense (MOD) architectural frameworks.

This release strengthens the company's role as an important contributor of high-value solutions in the enterprise and systems modeling domains and adds to a growing portfolio of Sparx tools that target specific industry-standard architectural frameworks. Other recent releases include products for The Open Group's TOGAF framework and the Zachman Framework.

According to Sparx Systems' CTO, Sam Mancarella, a key advantage of the Sparx offerings is the use of open standards. Mancarella noted, “Sparx is committed to using UML, its related specifications and profile extensions as a common language for all of our architectural framework implementations. UML is an open, well-understood and flexible specification, an ideal platform on which to model complex systems and architectures.”

By providing direct support for such frameworks as DoDAF and MODAF, Sparx Systems builds on Enterprise Architect's long-standing reputation as a truly integrated modeling solution that helps organizations manage complex information easily and with full traceability. Immediate benefits include model interchange using XMI, Model Driven Architecture support and integrated systems and business process modeling through SysML and BPMN. Sparx Systems also cites Enterprise Architect's robust, multi-user model repository as another key benefit to large organizations, such as defense enterprises, that require a single, shared view of their information systems.

MDG Technology for DoDAF-MODAF is available for immediate download and purchase from the Sparx Systems website at:

About Sparx Systems
Sparx Systems specializes in high performance and scalable visual modeling tools for planning, designing and constructing business, IT and software systems.

With customers in industries ranging from aerospace and automotive engineering to finance, defense, government, entertainment and telecommunications, Sparx Systems is a leading vendor of innovative solutions based on the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and its related specifications. A Contributing Member of the Object Management Group (OMG), Sparx Systems is committed to realizing the potential of model-driven development based on open standards.

The company’s flagship product, Enterprise Architect, has received numerous accolades since its commercial release in August, 2000. Now at version 7.1, Enterprise Architect is the design tool of choice for over 150,000 registered users in more than 60 countries world-wide.

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