September - 2013

Enterprise Architect 10 - Build 1009 Released

Sparx Systems is pleased to announce the release of Enterprise Architect 10, Build 1009. This latest build provides support for MySQL 5.6 and provides a number of enhancements to ArcGIS and Diagram frames.

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MDG Integration for Visual Studio 2012 (beta)

Sparx Systems is pleased to announce the beta release of MDG Integration for Visual Studio 2012.

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New Enterprise Business Framework Tools for the Insurance Industry

Sparx Systems and Insurance Frameworks have partnered together to provide business frameworks, incorporating baseline business activities characteristic of the insurance industry. The framework, originally a 400-page paper document, has now been converted into a digital format compatible with Enterprise Architect. This allows enterprise architects to automatically track changes to the plan in real time, and share the model with collaborators and team members located anywhere in the world.

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Sparx Systems welcomes smeSpire Member Trilogis

Sparx Systems newest Value Added Reseller, Trilogis is positioned as a quality technological and commercial partner for GIS implementation and integration with business systems.
Based in Italy and as a member of smeSpire, the goal of Trilogis is to become the trusted technological GIS partner, for companies and bodies, seeking to maximize the interoperability between GIS systems and existing information systems.
Health, agriculture, government and urban planning are part of the extensive industry portfolio served by Trilogis. The growing availability of data from governments across Europe, coupled with opportunity to convert the technological innovation inherent in the INSPIRE implementation process into economic value, will be a key factor in Trilogis delivery of value added services and products to these and other sectors.

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Sparx Systems' Swiss partner Smartrek, has developed Frameworx4EA, an implementation in Enterprise Architect of TM Forum's integrated business architecture - Frameworx. Frameworx enables performance assessment and optimization of business operations using a proven, service-oriented approach to operations and integration.
Currently included in the Smartek Frameworx4EA is:

  • eTOM the Business Process Framework, a comprehensive, industry-agreed, multi-layered view of the key business processes required to run an efficient, effective and agile enterprise.
  • TAM, the Application Framework which provides a common language for communities who specify, procure, design, and sell operation and business support systems.

SID the Information Framework provides a reference model and common vocabulary for the information required to implement Business Process Framework (eTOM) processes will be available soon.

Read more about Smartrek here

Read more about TM Forum here

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Define a Set of Elements to Reuse on Diagrams with UML patterns
Learn how to create a UML Pattern in Enterprise Architect to help save time and facilitate reuse within your model.
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Model Led Development for Greenhouse Gas Reporting
Model led development is a very successful method of building ICT reporting systems. Once the model is stable, and data aggregated into a standard RDBMS, the same model can be used to generate the starter code for building specific interfaces from a variety of data sources and formats, in any of the common coding languages supported by Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect.
Written By Nya Alison Murray
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Model-Driven Use Case Analysis with Structured Scenarios

Explore Enterprise Architect's Structured Scenario Editor for model-driven Use Case analysis.

Learn how to:

  • Add structured scenarios to your Use Case models
  • Link scenarios to formal requirements and business rules for improved traceability
  • Automatically generate downstream deliverables from scenarios, including reports, test cases and behavioral models

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Getting Started with Enterprise Architect - Upcoming Webinar

Mr Scott Hebbard, Communications Manager at Sparx Systems, outlines some key concepts that you need to understand when you are first getting started with Enterprise Architect.

In this webinar, you'll learn how to:

  • Install Enterprise Architect and build a simple model from scratch.
  • Create Views, Packages, Diagrams and establish links between elements using Connectors and the Quicklinker.
  • Appreciate the subtle yet important differences between diagramming and modeling.

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Database Modeling Add-in 'DBMode' 3.1 released

Sparx Systems Japan has been released DBMode version 3.1. Now DBMode supports Security locking feature of Enterprise Architect, and much more.

Enterprise Architect Training & Support in India from Sparx Systems

Sparx Systems introduces Enterprise Architect training & support in India to help firms leverage the power of Enterprise Architect for Business Analysis and architecting IT Systems.

Agenda for European Enterprise Architect User Group published

LieberLieber Software recently finalized the agenda for the Enterprise Architect User Group event in Nuremberg, Germany, October 8th 2013.

Hippo Software presents BPMN Workshop in London on 25th September 2013

Hippo Software's workshop at the Telecoms for Smart Grids conference shows how to create business process models and use Enterprise Architect effectively.