Sparx Systems Wins Back-to-Back SD Times 100 Award

Recognized for its contribution to the software development industry, Sparx Systems wins its second consecutive SD Times 100 award.

SD Times 2009 100Creswick, Australia, June 7, 2010 – Sparx Systems, a leading vendor of modeling tools based on open standards, today announced that it has been awarded its second consecutive SD Times Award. The award, judged by editors at SD Times recognizes leaders in the software development industry who have demonstrated their ability to set the agenda and advance the state of the art.

Awarded in the Tools and Frameworks category, this recognition underpins Sparx Systemsí ongoing commitment to model-driven development excellence through its flagship modeling tool, Enterprise Architect.

The software development industry is led by innovators like Sparx Systems," said Alan Zeichick, Editorial Director of BZ Media's SD Times. "When choosing the 2010 SD Times 100, we carefully considered each organization's products and services, reputation with software development managers, and the new ideas and thought leadership that it has brought to the industry. Thanks to companies like Sparx Systems, named to the list for the second consecutive year, the art and science of software development continues to advance at a rapid pace.

Sparx Systems recently released Enterprise Architect 8 - the largest update since the product's inception. The new release redefined productivity, scalability and performance expectations of tools in the global modeling domain.

"Over the last 12 months, Sparx Systems has continued to establish Enterprise Architect as one of the most productive and innovative modeling tools on the market", remarked Sparx Systems CEO, Geoffrey Sparks. "We are very pleased to see this effort and intent reflected by our second SD Times 100 award."

Enterprise Architect 8 was released in April 2010 and is available for download from Sparx Systems' website:

About Sparx Systems

Sparx Systems specializes in high performance and scalable visual modeling tools for the planning, design and construction of software intensive systems.

With customers in industries ranging from aerospace and automotive engineering to finance, defense, government, entertainment and telecommunications, Sparx Systems is a leading vendor of innovative solutions based on the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and its related specifications. A Contributing Member of the Object Management Group (OMG), Sparx Systems is committed to realizing the potential of model-driven development based on open standards.

The company’s flagship product, Enterprise Architect, has received numerous accolades since its commercial release in August, 2000. Now at version 8, Enterprise Architect is the design tool of choice for over 200,000 registered users world-wide.

About BZ Media

BZ Media's SD Times ( is the twice-monthly newspaper of record for the software development industry, and is published in print and digital editions. SD Times reaches more than 60,000 subscribers in 131 countries.

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