Sparx Systems : Laying the Enterprise Architecture Solution Blueprint

Tom O'Reilly, COO
In order to support effective decision making and guide change, an enterprise architecture solution needs knowledge from the ground up. It has to capture every aspect of the systems, people, processes, software, and hardware of an organization. Keeping this in mind, Sparx Systems has designed its Enterprise Architect platform and deployed it over the last 20 years as a modeling and collaboration tool that can be used in isolation or collaboratively. "Adding the Enterprise Architecture platform layer to the top of the teams means an organization's "Current State" architecture is evolving as the organization does, minute by minute, day by day, year by year," says Tom O'Reilly, COO of Sparx Systems. This frees the Enterprise Architect from concerns related to the current state architecture, enabling a clear focus on where the organization is headed. As a result, Sparx has established itself as a cost-effective yet comprehensive tool vendor catering to innumerable use-cases serving varied geographies and locations.

Sparx Enterprise Architecture Platform is a combination of a comprehensive modelling Tool (Enterprise Architect), a powerful API layer for seamless integration (Pro Cloud Server), and a sophisticated Collaboration Tool (Prolaborate). This robust, scalable platform allows organizations to confidently engage with the complex enterprise architecture space without over-investing. They can start small with modest investment, with a small team of architects with a specific set of requirements, and grow the architecture practice as they see more value.

Being a product-oriented company, Sparx Systems works very closely with standards organizations to develop and publish global standards, all while providing tooling to better implement those standards. "We are working with several research organizations which allows the latest and the greatest to be implemented and supported in the Sparx EA Platform," mentions O'Reilly.Sparx Systems is also supported by 5 Service Companies and 150+ partners across the world, and each of the consultants in this partner network is an expert EA User(s) with specific domain expertise. The feedback and recommendations from these partners serve as an incredible source of insights for Sparx Systems to deliver state-of-the-art tools as per customer needs.


We have a working relationship with several research organizations which allows the latest and the greatest to be implemented and supported in the Sparx EA Platform

On top of offering a world-class modeling and collaboration tool, Sparx Systems has carefully established a global Professional Services arm. Sparx Systems Professional Services team provides highly qualified Enterprise Architects with several years of implementation experience, who are capable of delivering best-in-class guidance to assist teams, with implementation best practice. They offer the best of its class guidance to assist teams with implementation and best practices. The tools combined with methodology and implementation guidance ensure organizations are assisted in every aspect and the shortest time to success. For example, Ericsson is using the Enterprise Architect platform for all their operations and business Solution Architecture across multiple geographic locations. Prolaborate is used to share Sparx EA models with 800+ stakeholders. Curated EA model views are shared with a variety of internal teams (Sales, Support, and Development) and to their customers. Model changes and review deliverables are discussed using the Collaboration capabilities.

Over the years, Sparx Systems has always delivered best of breed solutions for the Enterprise Architecture Solution space to many reputable and successful clients. The company is poised to march ahead in the same fashion when it comes to responding to its clients' needs. To achieve this, the company will be releasing Version 16 of Enterprise Architect, which will exhibit features such as native 64-bit support, new code analysis, and improvements for the developers, QEA File support (SQLite), and much more.

Company
Sparx Systems

Headquarters
Creswick, VIC

Management
Tom O'Reilly, COO

Description
Sparx Enterprise Architecture Platform is a combination of a comprehensive modelling Tool (Enterprise Architect), a powerful API layer for seamless integration (Pro Cloud Server), and a sophisticated Collaboration Tool (Prolaborate). This robust, scalable platform allows organizations to confidently engage with the complex enterprise architecture space without over-investing. They can start small with modest investment, with a small team of architects with a specific set of requirements, and grow the architecture practice as they see more value. Being a product-oriented company, Sparx Systems works very closely with standards organizations to develop and publish global standards, all while providing tooling to better implement those standards

Sparx Systems