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Overview

Using your enterprise model as the basis, Sparx Systems Prolaborate facilitates seamless engagement and collaboration with your non-modeling community.

In this follow-up webinar to our popular Prolaborate introduction, we show you how to share your model content with wider audiences, including business stakeholders and other non- Enterprise Architect users.

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Session 1

Melbourne Thu 24 Jan 08:00 am
New York Wed 23 Jan 16:00 pm
Los Angeles Wed 23 Jan 13:00 pm
London Wed 23 Jan 21:00 pm
Auckland Thu 24 Jan 10:00 am

Session 2

Presenters

Ben ConstableSparx Systems
Nizam MohamedSparx EA Consultant
Prolaborate Evangelist
Scott HebbardCommunications Manager
Sparx Systems

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Questions & Answers

General

Sparx Systems Prolaborate V3.0.4.

Yes. All diagrams from Enterprise Architect can be displayed in Prolaborate.

Yes, Prolaborate can connect to multiple Enterprise Architect repositories. Sparx Systems Prolaborate can also create multiple projects per Enterprise Architect repository (to further simplify exposing different parts of the model to different users).

Yes. Sparx Systems Prolaborate provides granular access control. This allows you to control read, write and collaborate access to an individual element or an element property. You can also revoke access to a user or group at any time. For details, see the Help topic Access Permission.

Prolaborate is available in the Team and Enterprise Versions of Pro Cloud Server.

The Pro Cloud Server, Prolaborate and WebEA are all part of the Sparx Systems tool suite. The Pro Cloud Server provides the Web API that is used by Prolaborate and WebEA. The Pro Cloud Server acts as the connection bridge between the Enterprise Architect repository and Web Applications. WebEA is the browser-based application that is used by Enterprise Architect modelers who want to access their models over a Web Browser. WebEA is intended as a lightweight 'no frills' window into Enterprise Architect models and makes few concessions to those not familiar with modeling or the numerous features within Enterprise Architect itself. By contrast, Prolaborate is a tailored set of views that reduces complexity, focuses attention and increases the accessibility of model information for non-modelers and others who are more concerned with consuming the model than directly editing it. Prolaborate is the social collaboration software for Enterprise Architect, intended for non-modeling users, business users, managers and all other non-technical users.

To understand the architecture better, refer to the Pricing web page and select Cloud.

Yes, Prolaborate can only connect to a server-based Enterprise Architect repository. Prolaborate cannot connect to an EAP file. The EAP file (based on MS Access) is not suitable for a web-architecture with multiple parallel updates.

Yes. To learn more about configuring WebEA models, refer to the Enterprise Architect User Guide.

Yes, the SQL syntax may vary based on the underlying database, but you can also use the Report Definition window to let Prolaborate do the reports and graphs. (Defining series, chart value, Group by etc). Editing SQL directly is for advanced users with advanced use cases.

Sparx Systems offers full support to help guide you through the initial setup and configuration options. Email [email protected] for more information about our 30 day trial and establishing a POC.

The Enterprise Architect Model is a SQL Server database hosted in an Amazon Web Service cloud node. The Enterprise Architect model could also be hosted locally using any supported database server. Prolaborate cannot work on flat files (as the EAP or MS Access file structure was not designed for web or cloud-based activity).

Licensing

Email [email protected] and the team will be able to assist you with any demonstration requests, estimates, purchases, licensing and support.

Please complete the steps listed below:

1. Visit https://prolaborate.sparxsystems.com/pricing
2. Use the pricing calculator to ascertain the indicative costs based on team size and the number of repositories
3. Choose a plan that suits your needs
4. Enter customer details
5. Select Buy Now and Sparx Systems will provide a quote

SSO based on LDAP (Active Directory) is possible and SAML will be available in Sparx systems Prolaborate version 3.1 (Due late Q1 2019). OpenID is also planned for a future release. Each SSO user will still have a profile created within Prolaborate (similar to other tools like Confluence and Jira). The Profile will allow each user to manage their dashboard, preferences, mail notifications, reminders, etc. Each profile will consume one license.

The Integrations are available in the large team edition (100+) and Enterprise edition. An evaluation, can be made available for 30 days. There are no special licensing conditions or limitations on the number of pages or links that can be shared.

A Prolaborate license is required for users who intend to use the web portal to view, review, modify, collaborate and undertake impact analysis capabilities. Each user - whether added in Prolaborate or through Single Sign On - will consume one license. The refresh utility in Prolaborate license management will remove any deleted or non-existent users from the AD group periodically.

Amazon Web Services by default, in the requested region. By default, on AWS in the requested region. It can also be hosted on other cloud providers or using private cloud providers upon request.

Prolaborate SaaS is hosted in the region specific to end-user location, it uses AWS so the highest level of security is in place, powered by AWS. Security documents, SLAs, EULAs can be shared on request.

Enterprise Architect is used by modelers and architects who intend to create diagrams and perform other technical analysis, such as database engineering, code engineering, bulk imports / exports, using the client application. Prolaborate is used by non-modelers, and non-technical users who intend to review, edit / add details, comment, feedback and analyze model information via web portals powered by graphs, reports, dashboards, simplified views, etc.

Yes. Currently Prolaborate diagrams can be shared in Sharepoint using the Embed macro. A SharePoint extension, similar to the Confluence integration is currently under development.

Not out of the box, but Prolaborate is a web-based application that can easily integrate with any other web tools that support the RestFUL API. Please contact [email protected] if you require additional information.

Yes. All elements (with shapescripts) are rendered as they are rendered in the Enterprise Architect diagram.

Jira and Confluence

Currently the diagrams in Confluence are automatically refreshed when the model changes in Enterprise Architect. The changes are not recorded in the Confluence Version control.

Other

Yes. Prolaborate is the web based portal for the non-modeling, non-architect community, that enables them to interact with the models, helping to drive better decisions.

The mapping utility (or MDG designer (aka) Modeling Languages) supports stereotypes packaged using an MDG file. It could be an out of box MDG file or a custom MDG file. It doesn't handle stereotypes defined using 'UML Types' within a repository.

Yes. You can use the command Insert -> Object-> Insert as Link in Word and use the Embed utility of Prolaborate to insert the Enterprise Architect diagram into Microsoft Word.

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