Sparx Systems partners with leading technology vendors to tightly integrate Enterprise Architect with popular development platforms and to provide domain and role-specific extensions to the modeling environment.

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AccuRev is the leader in process change management for distributed and parallel development, helping organizations make software development faster, more efficient and cost effective by increasing developer productivity, improving quality and reducing administrative costs.

Sparx Systems and AccuRev have partnered together to provide an SCC compliant version control solution that integrates with Enterprise Architect and delivers first-class support for managing model revisions.

AccuRev's process change management products are ideally suited for today's fine-grained distributed development teams spread across remote locations and multiple time zones. Unlike legacy software configuration management tools, AccuRev fuses the development process with the management of software assets, resulting in a reduction from weeks to minutes in the time needed to complete essential software development tasks.

AccuRev's process change management products are used by a growing number of global enterprises, including American Airlines, Citibank, Polycom, Sony Computer Entertainment, Raytheon Company and Lockheed Martin.

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BigLever Software

BigLever Software

BigLever Software™ is the leading provider of systems and software product line engineering (PLE) framework, tools and services. BigLever's patented Gears solution dramatically simplifies the creation, evolution and maintenance of systems and software for a product line – a portfolio of similar products or systems with variations in features and functions.

BigLever's industry-standard Gears PLE Engineering Tool and Lifecycle Framework™ enables organizations to engineer a product line portfolio as a single production system rather than a multitude of products. With Gears, companies can develop, deliver and evolve an entire product line portfolio, smoothly and efficiently, through each stage of the lifecycle – from requirements to design, implementation, testing, and maintenance. The Gears solution allows engineering organizations to reduce costs and bring new product line features and products to market faster, enabling businesses to more reliably target and hit strategic market windows.

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TransWare develops and markets the BPM-X® software suite for the global market of Enterprise Architecture, Business Process Management and Software & System Design. With this Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) designed software TransWare focuses both on the interchange of model and master data, meta-model based transformations and diagram translation.

BPM-X® provides a hub-and-spoke architecture for the interchange of model data and diagrams between Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect and a variety of model, design and management tools. BPM-X® allows a bi-directional model exchange between Enterprise Architect and other tools by transforming and exchanging both model data and methodology. This allows for example.

  • The use of Enterprise Architect for process modeling to capture business processes and map the models to BPM(S) executable model specifications
  • Importat of business models from various tools into Enterprise Architect for further UML software design
  • Use Enterprise Architect diagrams to generate and load test-cases into leading testing platforms like HP QC/ALM, JIRA, Zephyr or TestLink

BPM-X® offers support for UML, BPMN, eEPC, Flowchart and many other modeling languages as well as a large set of exchange formats, versions and enhancements of XMI, XPDL, BPMN or vendor specific formats.

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Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, Esri software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms.

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Polarion Software


Polarion Software is a global leader of comprehensive application lifecycle management (ALM) solutions and services aimed at improving efficiency and productivity in distributed development environments. Polarion ALM combines every major phase of managing the software development lifecycle into one comprehensive ALM platform that provides teams with the real-time information on the actual state of software development in their organization necessary to make intelligent, informed decisions, while leveraging advanced open source technologies to deliver unique functionality and a significant return on investment.

Polarion ALM for EA establishes a connection between Polarion ALM Enterprise and Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect. This connection is used to establish traceability from the UML model and the model-driven Requirements in Enterprise Architect, to work items managed in Polarion, and vice versa.

Enterprise Architect elements (use cases, requirements, activities, etc.) are imported into Polarion as work items or linked work items to UML Models. These imported work items act as proxies and are imported into the Polarion work items. The proxy work item also contains link(s) to both the element in Enterprise Architect, and to the diagrams containing the element.

Running the synchronization operation from within Enterprise Architect creates a link in each Enterprise Architect element pointing to the corresponding Polarion work item.

Polarion ALM for EA further extends Enterprise Architect into the complete ALM cycle.

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Real-Time Innovations (RTI)


Real-Time Innovations (RTI) supplies middleware and distributed data management solutions for real-time systems. With innovative technology and deep expertise in distributed applications, RTI provides an unequaled competitive advantage to customers developing systems that benefit from high-performance access to time-critical data. RTI solutions have been deployed in a broad range of applications including command and control, intelligence, surveillance, data fusion, simulation, industrial control, air traffic control, railway management, roadway traffic monitoring and multimedia communications. Founded in 1991, RTI is privately held and headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

RTI Data Distribution Service is a widely adopted implementation of the Object Management Group (OMG) Data Distribution Service for Real-Time Systems (DDS) specification. It allows networked applications to easily connect with multiple data sources for communication of real-time data via an easy-to-use application programming interface. The technology is well proven and provides deterministic data delivery over standard networks while offering services for monitoring and control.

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Founded in 1999, Smartrek helps its customers to deploy, align and manage information and communications technology (ICT) according to their business requirements. The offering of Smartrek includes consulting services and conceptual activities in the areas of business process management, product modelling, business requirement engineering & management, service & agreement management (SLA, OLA, UC), organisation setup, technology planning, evaluation, procurement, implementation and operation. Smartrek has a special focus on the Information and Communications Services industry but has successfully carried out projects in other industries, bridging the gap between the business and technology.

The TM Forum’s Frameworx Integrated Business Architecture provides an industry agreed, service oriented approach to aligning a Service Provider’s ICT with its overall business goals. It rationalises processes and systems and arranges large amounts of managed data into well defined standard business objects. This enables Service Providers to significantly reduce their operational costs and increase business agility.

Smartrek implemented TM Forum’s Frameworx for Enterprise Architect to facilitate Service Providers analyse and model:

  • Business processes based on standard activities for e.g. documentation or automation purposes
  • Operations and Business Support Systems based on standard components to e.g. identify and specify missing functionalities
  • Business objects based on standard entities to e.g. implement business objects which are managed (CRUD) in the processes

The first release of TM Forum’s Frameworx for Enterprise Architect covers the:

  • Business process framework (eTOM) version 9.0
  • Application framework (TAM) version 4.0

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Smartrek is privately held and headquartered in Wabern near Bern, the capital of Switzerland.

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Swinburne University

Swinburne University of Technology

Researchers at Swinburne University of Technology are developing an architecture rationalization methodology (ARM), addressing the issues listed in the Project Summary below. It is integrated into the existing UML-based architecture design process, and involves:

  • A model to support architecture rationalization that enhances existing architecture design approaches
  • Process support and utility functions for capturing and using architecture design rationales based on UML notations;
  • UML-based tool support that enables the routine use of the methodology by practitioners.

In particular, the tool support for ARM is being developed on top of the UML tool, Enterprise Architect. It is a collaborative effort between Swinburne University of Technology and Sparx Systems, the developer of Enterprise Architect.

Project Summary - Architecture Design Rationale: Method, Language and Tool Support

Architecture design is widely practiced in the industry. System architects either follow a documented process or rely on their experience in carrying out the architecture design.

While there have been various method, process, language and tool support for architecture design, there has been a critical lack in providing systematic support for the capture and use of architecture design rationales.

Architecture design can be seen as a decision-making process, involving a series of design decisions that translates system requirements into a workable design solution.

The rationales behind these architecture decisions capture the reasons for the decisions and if documented properly, play an important role in the system development process:

  • It captures the traceability between system design artifacts.
  • It facilitates the deliberation of the design process.
  • It helps the review and verification of the system design.
  • It helps the analysis of the system design as to its coverage, adequacy and consistency.
  • It facilitates the impact analysis of changes to the system requirements, system environments, and system design, especially during system evolution.

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Prof Jun Han
Swinburne University of Technology
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