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Reader's Choice Award Recognizes Sparx Systems For Software Architecture

Annual consumer survey identifies significant software solutions for real-world Business/IT issues.

CRESWICK, AUSTRALIA December 7, 2016 -

Sparx Systems, a leading vendor of high performance visual modeling tools, has been awarded the Silver medal for Software Architecture excellence in the annual Visual Studio Magazine Readers Choice Award for 2016. This latest accolade follows a 2015 Bronze Reader's Choice Award recognizing Sparx Systems' flagship product, Enterprise Architect, as an outstanding solution in the Software Design, Frameworks, and Modeling Tools category.

Recipients of the Readers Choice Award, now in it's 23rd year, have been selected from results via an online ballot covering over 400 products and services across 36 categories; respondents are sourced from the magazine's extensive subscriber base. Michael Domingo, Editor in Chief of Visual Studio Magazine indicated that 2016 was "... an interesting year for solution builders, one that has seen some incredible innovation...". This statement also reflects the significant usability and functionality developments featured in the recent release of Enterprise Architect Version 13.

"The rollout of Enterprise Architect 13 provides major usability updates with the introduction of the all new Ribbon Interface, facilitating increased productivity via a richer and more visually compelling user experience," remarked Sparx COO, Tom O'Reilly. "Version 13 also delivers a multitude of functionality elements, including Kanban diagrams, Time Aware Modeling and Cloud based repository deployment, offering increased collaboration between distributed project team members."

In the recent years, Sparx Systems has also received recognition from numerous organizations operating in domains such as Enterprise Architecture, Application Lifecycle Management, Productivity Solutions and Software Development. The Enterprise Architect user base of nearly 400,000, are supported by a network of over 380 partner companies providing sales, training and consultancy services world-wide. Sparx Systems also provides a significant collection of free resources, including a comprehensive 4,000+ page online User Guide, Guide Books, extensive library of Webinars, plus an active technical Forum and User Community website.

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About Sparx Systems:

Sparx Systems is a global software company specializing in high performance, visual modeling platforms for planning, designing and constructing software-intensive systems. Sparx platforms are used by systems designers, corporate planners, business analysts, enterprise architects, standards developers and software engineers. Sparx modeling software is widely used in finance, defense, government, aerospace, automotive engineering, geospatial, entertainment, health, smart grid, aviation, retail and telecommunications. Over 80 per cent of Fortune 100 companies have licensed Sparx Systems flagship modeling platform, Enterprise Architect.

In the past decade the Sparx user-base has grown from 30,000 to almost 400,000 licensed users worldwide. Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect provides robust support for team-wide collaboration, and can scale up from single-user deployment to teams with hundreds of local and remote collaborators. Sparx software is price competitive even when deployed across the entire development team. First developed in 1998, the Sparx Systems' Enterprise Architect modeling platform was commercially released in 2000, and has enjoyed more than 15 years of continuous development and growth.

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