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Sparx Systems Receives Fifth SD Times 100 Award Honor

Modeling tool vendor named in list of top 100 software companies.

SD Times 2013 100Creswick, Australia, June 25, 2013 – Sparx Systems, a leading vendor of modeling tools based on open standards, has been named to this year's SD Times 100 list. Awarded in the ALM and Development Tools category, the announcement marks Sparx Systems 5th year in the list which recognizes the top leaders and innovators in software development.

"Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is frequently being used as the modeling tool to visualize and logically describe the emerging technologies and protocols transforming our world," commented Sparx Systems CEO, Geoffrey Sparks. "We have worked hard to offer a platform that delivers power to the modeler and helps realize the potential of model driven engineering, so it is especially pleasing to receive this recognition of our dedication."

"Since 2003, the editors of SD Times have examined the newsmakers of the previous year, looked back at their achievements and decided who were the best of the best," stated the SD Times Editorial Board in its announcement. "We carefully considered each organization's offerings and reputation. We also listened for the 'buzz'—how much attention and conversation we've heard around the company and its products and technologies—as a sign of leadership."

To review the latest tools and technologies generating enthusiasm around Enterprise Architect, Sparx Systems has launched a series of monthly webinars incorporating a range of topics that provide valuable tips, tricks and best practices. Upcoming webinars as well as past presentations can be accessed at:

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 four 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 10, Enterprise Architect is the design tool of choice for over 300,000 registered users world-wide.

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