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Sparx Systems named to SD Times list of Top 100 Software Companies

For the 3rd consecutive year, Sparx Systems has been recognized for its ongoing leadership and innovation.

Creswick, Australia, June 30, 2011 – Sparx Systems, a leading vendor of modeling tools based on open standards, has been awarded its third consecutive SD Times Award. The award, judged by editors at SD Times recognizes leaders in the software development industry. This year Sparx Systems was awarded in the application life-cycle management/software configuration management category.

"The software development industry has always been led by innovation, and that’s true even in today’s challenging economic climate" said Alan Zeichick, Co-Founder and Editorial Director of BZ Media's SD Times. "When choosing the 2011 SD Times 100 winners, we carefully considered each organization's products and services, reputation with enterprise development managers, and the new ideas and thought leadership that it has brought to the industry. Thanks to companies like Sparx Systems, the art of software development continues to advance at a rapid pace."

"Sparx Systems has worked hard to make Enterprise Architect the most productive and innovative modeling tool on the market," remarked Sparx Systems CEO, Geoffrey Sparks. "To this end, our goal has always been to give teams the best tools and the best platform possible to accelerate and manage the full software development lifecycle. We are very pleased to see this effort and intent recognized in 2011 with our third SD Times 100 award."

Sparx Systems recently released Enterprise Architect 9 – the largest update to its modeling and design platform to date. Version 9 builds upon Sparx Systems' history of innovation with hundreds of new analysis, collaboration and productivity enhancements, which are helping to redefine the possibilities of visual modeling and design environments.

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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 has won three consecutive SD Times awards and is the 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, including two Jolt and Visual Studio Magazine Reader's Choice Merit awards. Now at version 9, Enterprise Architect is the design tool of choice for over 250,000 registered users world-wide.

About BZ Media

BZ Media LLC® ( is a high-tech media company combining the best of print and Web-based publishing, offering industry-leading magazines, newspapers, Web sites and conferences.

BZ Media's SD Times® ( is the leading magazine for the software development industry. Published since 2000, SD Times reaches more than 65,000 subscribers in 131 countries, plus many more on