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sparxsystems

Sparx Systems


99 Albert Street
Creswick,
Victoria
3363
Australia
P: +61 3 5345 1140
F: +61 3 5345 1104
 
Sparx Systems specializes in high performance and scalable visual modeling tools for the planning, design and construction of software intensive systems. 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. Enterprise Architect is the design tool of choice for over 380,000 registered users world-wide.

EA User Group - Canberra Australia - September 2015

Date: Wednesday 16th September 2015 (3-6pm)

 

You are invited to the Canberra Enterprise Architect User’s Group meeting at the Botanical Gardens auditorium on Wed 16 Sep 2015 (3-6pm).

As well as hearing from a number of Enterprise Architect users, the event provides an excellent networking opportunity.

If you are unable to make it to the event, please pass this invite to a colleague.

 

RSVP: 11 September 2015

Please direct any queries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 

Agenda:

3-5pm, presentations and question time;

  • Using Sparx as an Enabler for our Statistical Business Transformation Program – Australian Bureau of Statistics – Helen Toole
  • Foundation Spatial Data Framework Model Registry – ANZLIC/GA Brian Sloan/Graham Logan
  • Enterprise Architect in Geoscience Australia – Irina Bastrakova
  • Sparx Systems Update

 

5-6pm; Networking and Drinks

 Canberra Airport

 

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 06:18

Factoring and Enterprise Architect

Factoring has been around for hundreds, if not thousands of years and today the global worth of the factoring business is estimated to be over €2.25 trillion. 

Partho Chakraborty and Arvind Sonmale, recently published a book called “Factoring - A Powerful Tool in the World of Finance”.  In this publication Enterprise Architect  was used to create the Business Process models using BPMN 2.0. 

 

 

Factoring as means of finance is very ancient and there has been much written on the topic. What we currently see on Factoring can be considered the classical form.

 

Today the customer is very discerning and wants more and the aim of this book is to go beyond classical factoring. 

This book is in 3 parts and introduces new topics and techniques, with a lot of examples and some live cases.  It contains many graphical examples, some of which are unique as it gives information on and traces our history on this ancient monetary system while providing a view of factoring and it’s value in a modern context.

Published by Notion Press, the book is available through Amazon.

Enterprise Architect 12 is a major milestone release of Sparx Systems' award-winning modeling platform. Significant user interface enhancements make it easier to navigate the model, access element properties and create a personalized look and feel. Hundreds of updates and new tools make your modeling more productive than ever!

 

Scott Hebbard and Ben Constable review some release highlights:

 

  • New tools for wireframing, database engineering and XML schema development
  • Enhanced Testing, Project Management and superior Model Merge
  • Major UI updates and faster navigation with Portals


To suit users in different time zones, we will hold two sessions – each 60 minutes in duration.

 

http://www.sparxsystems.com/resources/webinar/release/ea12/enterprise-architect-12-overview.html

Monday, 01 June 2015 23:37

SDTimes 100 2015

Sparx Systems Recognized for Innovation and Industry Leadership

Sparx Systems has been recognized in the SD Times 100 as a leader in the application life-cycle management and development tools category.

Sparx Systems is very proud to have been named in the SD Times 100 list for the last seven years. 

Visit the SD Times website to read more about the 2015 Winners.

 

To learn more about the award winning Enterprise Architect, visit www.sparxsystems.com

 

 

Since 2008 Sparx Systems has been supporting international communities to improve how spatial data is held by public authorities to support environmental policy.

Enterprise Architect has been used to improve the harmonization of spatial data and facilitate the interoperability of spatial services, ensuring greater sharing of the data between public authorities and on-line access by the public.

INSPIRE was founded on the basis of five issues that were identified as presenting obstacles to this objective: missing or incomplete spatial data, incomplete descriptions of spatial data, difficulty to combine different spatial data sets, inaccessibility of spatial data and various barriers to data sharing.

Issue No 52 of the EC European Forum for Science and Industry newsletter, published in May 2015, highlights the success of the INSPIRE JRC and Sparx Systems relationship involving “ technical leadership in creating this spatial data infrastructure, coordinating the work of hundreds of experts from the public and private sectors in Europe to develop the common standards for spatial data for environmental related policy making.”

Monday, 27 April 2015 03:47

Sparx Systems - CIO Review Cover Story

Cover Story

Sparx Systems CEO & Founder, Geoffrey Sparks is featured on the Cover of the March Edition of the CIO Review. Learn more about Sparx Systems and how to master enterprise processes using Enterprise Architect.

Sparx Systems’ inclusion in the CIO Review BPM Technology Special is based on its capability to provide technology solutions to streamline operations in a faster, less resource-intensive manner, while keeping costs under control.

At the front of stage in this recognition is the Sparx Systems flagship product, Enterprise Architect, an integrated modeling, design and construction platform that is redefining business process modeling.  The Enterprise Architect platform allows business process diagrams and models to exist within the more global context of the architectural and systems environment, while supporting the modeling of enterprise architectures, software and hardware systems and other key aspects of the modern business environment.

A distinguished panel of CEOs, CIOs,CMOs, VCs, analysts, and the CIO Review editorial board has selected top BPM Solution Providers from over three hundred companies. Read the article to see why Sparx Systems was recognized as one of the 20 Most Promising BPM Technology Solution providers.

 

Download the PDF from the link above to read the full article.

 

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References

Vendor Profile:

http://bpm.cioreview.com/vendor/2015/sparx_systems

Digital Copy of the CIO Review Magazine:

BPM Technology Special (March 2015)

http://magazine.cioreview.com/March-2015/BPM/

 

Enterprise Architect User Group

Sparx Systems hosted the 2015 Canberra Enterprise Architect User Group in April 2015.  The User Group included a number of presentations from partners located across Australia, Asia and the US. 

 

Scott Hebbard, Communications Manager at Sparx Systems provided a brief overview of Enterprise Architect 12.

 

 


Any business can benefit, from the solid foundation that standardization brings. The development of new technologies and opportunities, to share and enhance existing practices, are just two of the many benefits, to be derived. Furthermore the economies introduced by standardization dramatically reduce tooling and process duplication while increasing the competency of the work force while the efficiency and effectiveness of standards can ultimately save lives.

However, for enduring economic health and prosperity, the adoption of standards that support interoperability between business partners, is essential. In recent history there has never been a period of standards development like that which we are currently experiencing. Communication circles the globe in a click while global competition is on our doorstep 24x7 and legislation-driven change is creating a tsunami of disruption and opportunity where standards offer navigation and increased survivability. 

Interoperability,- that is, the ability to transfer and use information in a uniform and efficient manner across multiple organizations and information technology systems- underpins the level of benefits accruing to enterprises, government and the wider economy through e-commerce.  To enable two information systems to interoperate, they have to be implemented based upon a mutually agreed set of specifications covering both the business aspects (e.g. how the business activities of one party interact with those of its business partners, what the legal consequences of such interactions are, what information needs to be sent from one party to another, the semantics behind the exchanged information, etc.) and the technical aspects (e.g. what protocol and message format should be used to send information from one party to another).

Successful communication has traditionally been effected by laborious and error prone processes.  It takes the “dedicated” quite some time, to gain a degree of familiarity with the dense and interconnected style in which XML schema specification is written. Most people simply cannot afford such a luxury. Meanwhile on the receiving end the user finds it very difficult to decide whether the error is in their schema/instance or a bug in their processor.

In the standards area the Schema Composer in EA 12 represents a key enabling technology.  Standards and frameworks such as NIEM and SWIFT provide the grammar to communicate between organisations and at low level, this requires a common information model. The Schema Composer allows an organisation to quickly create XML files in XSD which specifies how to formally describe the elements in an XML document. This description can be used to verify that each item of content in a document adheres to the description of the element in which the content is to be placed, enabling propagation of data between different organisations. With these types of data interchange you want to be able to define various interchanges that support communication of details from sub-sections of your broader schema. For example, as a vehicle manufacturer you may want a data interchange with a parts supplier which involves a different data interchange that you would have to a retailer selling your models. These can involve different data sets, with specific data types, from the same overall schema.

For more information or to evaluate the Schema Composer please visit www.sparxsystems.com and download a copy of Enterprise Architect version 12

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 04:41

EAUG Canberra: All the Way with EA

Enterprise Architect User Group

Sparx Systems hosted the 2015 Canberra Enterprise Architect User Group in April 2015.  The User Group included a number of presentations from partners located across Australia, Asia and the US.

Figure 1: Critical Success Factors for EA

 

CC & C Solutions presented an outline of their company and discussed how Enterprise Architect helps to address Enterprise Challenges.  Vish Viswanathan presented the Critical Success Factors for Enterprise Architecture which included the TOGAF Framework, People and Enterprise Architect by Sparx Systems.  He went on to discuss the key benefits of Enterprise Architect and outlined their engagement process.

 

 

Figure 2: Meeting CC & C staff at the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

 

Enterprise Architect User Group

Sparx Systems hosted the 2015 Canberra Enterprise Architect User Group in April 2015.  The User Group included a number of presentations from partners located across Australia, Asia and the US.

 

 


Chris Armstrong from the Armstrong Process Group presented on the National Information Exchange Model.  His presentation also included a live demonstration that helped show how easy it is to build a schema using Enterprise Architect 12.

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