FAQ - Edition Differences


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  • Difference between the editions

Edition Differences
There are 6 editions of Enterprise Architect available - Desktop, Professional, Corporate, Business and Software, Systems Engineering and Ultimate. The Corporate, Business and Software, Systems Engineering and Ultimate editions are also available in floating licences.

A complete feature comparison table can be found here.

Desktop Edition
Targeted at a single developer producing UML analysis and design models. It includes all Professional features except code engineering (import/export of source code and DDL), the Active-X interface and the ability to share a model amongst multiple users.

Professional Edition
Aimed at work groups, analysts and developers. The Professional edition supports shared projects through replication and shared network file. The Professional version also has an ActiveX interface for interrogating EA projects and extracting information in XMI format. The Professional version also fully supports code import/export and synchronization of model elements with source code and reverse engineering SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL and Adaptive Server Anywhere databases. MDG technologies, mind mapping, a project discussion forum and RTF report customization are also included.

Corporate Edition
Aimed at larger development teams. The Corporate edition supports everything in the Desktop and Professional versions, as well as the ability to connect to SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL and Adaptive Server Anywhere DBMS backends as the shared repository and MDG Technology creation. It also supports user security, user logins, user groups and user level locking of elements.

Business & Software Engineering
Whether you are a software development professional, business modeler, architect, requirements expert, project manager or simply involved in the design and construction of quality software and business services, this edition of Enterprise Architect has the features and built in tools to help you and your team deliver the best solution possible.

Systems Engineering Edition
As a systems and software development professional working on real-time, embedded and systems solutions using UML, SysML, DDS and related technologies, this edition of Enterprise Architect has features and built in tools to help you and your team deliver the best solution possible.

Ultimate Edition
For power users and those working across multiple domains, the Ultimate Edition offers the complete Enterprise Architect experience. A complete package, the Ultimate Edition contains all the features and bundled software of the other editions.