Sparx Systems UML Modeling software wins JOLT Award

On March 15th, Australian software developer Sparx Systems was presented with a Software Development Magazine Jolt Productivity Award for its flagship UML modeling environment, Enterprise Architect.

SD Best Creswick, Australia, March 15, 2006 – An Australian-based software house was recognized for its world-class innovation when it received a Jolt Productivity Award at this year's SD West conference in Silicon Valley. Sparx Systems won the award in the “Design tools and Modeling” software category for their Enterprise Architect UML 2 modeling software. Over the last 18 months, Enterprise Architect has rapidly moved from cult status to mainstream usage. With extensions for project managers, testers, developers, business analysts, support staff, report writers and more, Enterprise Architect has won converts from all industry segments.

The award caps a year that has seen Sparx Systems forge a technology partnership with Microsoft®, providing an innovative link between Enterprise Architect and Microsoft Visual Studio® 2005 Team System. Geoffrey Sparks, CEO of Sparx Systems stated that “The Enterprise Architect philosophy is about managing your model and having the whole team working from the same page. The Jolt Productivity award acknowledges the hard work, research and development that has been put into creating something more than your average UML tool.”

The Software Development Jolt Product Excellence and Productivity awards are presented annually to products, books and websites that have “jolted” the industry by helping to create faster, more user-friendly and efficient software.

About Sparx Systems

Sparx Systems specializes in high performance and scalable visual modeling tools for the planning, design and construction of software intensive 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 7.5, Enterprise Architect is the design tool of choice for close to 200,000 registered users world-wide.