Sparx Systems releases new modeling tools for Business, Software and Systems

Creswick, Australia, April 20, 2009 – Sparx Systems, a leading vendor of modeling tools based on UML and related standards, today announced the immediate availability of three new editions and a major update of its award winning UML based modeling and design tool, Enterprise Architect 7.5.

Enterprise Architect has firmly established an enviable reputation as a reliable, cost-effective modeling and design solution for a wide range of business, software and systems projects around the world. User case studies, available from Sparx Systems' website, attest to the success and benefits that modeling can bring to complex and difficult projects. Now, Sparx Systems has released a major upgrade which significantly expands the toolbox of modelers and designers, delivers an enhanced user experience and provides new ways to analyze, design, manage, construct, test and deploy a wide range of solutions.

Sparx Systems has also introduced three new editions of Enterprise Architect targeting the Business community, Software developers and Systems/Hardware designers. In addition to adding domain targeted executable code generation from UML Behavioral and Rule-based models, BPEL generation from BPMN 1.1 models, support for VHDL and Verilog, and SysML Parametric simulation, these new "Suite" editions include numerous plug-ins from Sparx Systems range of MDG Technologies, such as SysML, DDS, DoDAF, TOGAF and MODAF - and feature tight integration with the latest versions of Eclipse and Microsoft Visual Studio.

The familiar editions of Enterprise Architect (Desktop, Professional and Corporate) have been significantly reworked and variously include major performance increases for widely dispersed teams, enhanced drawing capabilities, new scripting capabilities, improved document generation, better integrated test and maintenance systems and many other updates which refine and streamline the user experience.

"It is a real pleasure to see this version and the new editions of Enterprise Architect released." said Geoffrey Sparks, CEO of Sparx Systems. "The practical and successful application of UML and other technologies to a wide range of business, software and systems engineering domains continues to prove the value of Model Driven Development and the Enterprise Architect toolset."
Version 7.5 represents a major milestone for Sparx Systems, the release of the new editions providing high-end functionality at a cost-effective price point, and the major enhancements to the standard editions delivering robust, quality modeling tools to the general software, business and systems communities.

A full breakdown of the new features and capabilities can be found at: http://www.sparxsystems.com/products/ea/7.5

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 7.5, Enterprise Architect is the design tool of choice for close to 200,000 registered users world-wide.