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Purchase of License

Enterprise Architect is sold as a licensed product according to the terms and conditions of the EULA. Purchasing a license makes you a registered user for 12 months, which entitles you to:

  • Download and activate the current, full version of Enterprise Architect.
  • Access free updates and new builds for a period of 12 months.
  • Access Sparx Systems' email support services for 12 months.
  • Access the registered users area and any associated resources for 12 months.

See further details of subscription benefits below.

Important: At the end of the initial free maintenance period, you can continue to use the latest build of Enterprise Architect that you have downloaded -OR- renew your maintenance agreement (see below) for a further 12 months of access to new builds, upgrades and support.


Enterprise Architect Subscription Benefits

When you purchase Enterprise Architect you are entitled to the following benefits for 12 months:

  • Access to the Sparx Systems email support service
  • Access to the registered users section of the Sparx Systems website, from where you can obtain:
    • The current full version of Enterprise Architect - including major and minor releases
    • User security key to enable security (Corporate edition or higher)
    • Selected previous versions of Enterprise Architect
    • Priority support for registered users
    • Priority bug reporting for registered users
    • MSI installers
    • Additional spell checker dictionaries for Non-English languages
    • Enterprise Architect helpfiles
    • Download access for Cloud Services (Corporate edition or higher)
    • Download access for Keystore Service (Floating license editions only)


Renewal of Annual Maintenance/Subscription

If you purchase an Enterprise Architect license, at the end of the 12 months you have the option to renew your subscription for a further year to continue receiving subscription benefits. If you decide to renew, you must renew each of the expired licenses you intend to update, at the renewal rate for edition type you hold.

How to Renew

If your subscription is current: At the beginning of the month your license expires you will be emailed a renewal notice which includes purchase links. This will be sent to the email address we have as current, so if you have changed your email address since you registered, please let us know using our update email address form.

If your subscription has expired: Please contact us at [email protected] for renewal purchase links. To avoid delays, please include your registration key, order number, or the email address you registered with.

Renewal Rates

Current Enterprise Architect renewal rates are as follows:

Product Renewal Price (US$)
Professional Edition $76
Professional Edition - Floating $99
Corporate Edition $99
Corporate Edition - Floating $132
Unified Edition $165
Unified Edition - Floating $214
Ultimate Edition $231
Ultimate Edition - Floating $297


Notes on Renewing

  • Once you have purchased Enterprise Architect, if your subscription lapses, you can reinstate it (within a 2 year period) just by paying the renewal fee for the license type you hold. This will entitle you to download the latest version of Enterprise Architect.
  • Renewal will only cover the number and type of licenses originally purchased. Any additional licenses must be purchased at the standard price for the edition required.
  • If you choose not to renew, you can continue to use your current version of Enterprise Architect, you just won't be able to update it unless you renew.
  • If you choose not to renew, you will lose access to the downloadable version of Enterprise Architect from the Sparx website. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you make a back up copy of the Enterprise Architect installation file, so that you can reinstall it at any time in the future.


There are 8 different licenses of Enterprise Architect available, 2 for each edition, a standard and a floating. If you have a current subscription you can upgrade to a more feature rich edition of Enterprise Architect by purchasing an edition upgrade.

A comparison of Enterprise Architect Editions is available to explain the differences between the editions.

Please Note:

  • Upgrading your license does not extend your subscription period.
  • Future renewals will be calculated at the new edition's rate.


Payment Options

Variations to Standard Purchasing

Academic Licenses
Enterprise Architect is available to students and educational institutions at special discounted rates. For academic/educational license details visit our Academic Pricing page.


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