The company’s flagship offering, Enterprise Architect, is a visual modeling and design platform that is based on the Object Management Group (OMG) UML 2.5 for business, software and systems engineering with robust project management functionality. Enterprise Architect supports a wide range of open standards, can comfortably scale from small single user models to large team based repositories as well as globally distributed cloud solutions that support real time modeling and collaboration. The key strength of Enterprise Architect lies in its capability to provide a clear and robust view of the current architecture, helping the developers to model future objectives precisely. “The solution also allows both the modeling and visualization of common development languages and information exchange formats. This ensures a wide range of material and artifacts to be visualized, generated, modeled, and reverse engineered,” illustrates Sparks.
Enterprise Architect allows both the modeling and visualization of common development languages and information exchange formats
Enterprise Architect also includes an integrated Schema Composer, a versatile tool to quickly and easily define messages to exchange specific types of information between organizations.
Sparx Systems has a culture attuned to anticipate and understand their customer’s needs. For instance, Enterprise Architect was selected for the development of the Port of Melbourne Supply Chain model. The client was struggling to develop a robust and cost effective Enterprise Architecture framework. By implementing the solution, the customer was able to develop an Enterprise Architecture framework within months. In addition, the solution also allowed them to understand and analyze the business process that was in jurisdiction and identify and prioritize areas required for process improvement.
In 2014, the Enterprise Architect platform was also pivotal in helping one American state government build a Health Insurance Exchange that was successful in its mission from the first day it opened. The Sparx Systems software allowed stakeholders to accelerate major project stages by utilizing re-usable knowledge stored in an open standards based framework via enhanced team based modeling, collaboration and planning. This also extended to the application of Enterprise Architecture practices during the development of a health-insurance exchange.
Being a staunch believer of constant innovation Sparks says, “We have implemented Enterprise Architect to model, build, profile, test, manage and deliver our software product line.” In the coming years, Sparx Systems will continue to extend the information processing capabilities of the platform. “We are also developing new business processes and behaviors to address the needs of the increasingly ‘data driven’ world,” he concludes.