INGATE

From The Sip Trunking Experts

TMCNet:  Enterprise Architect 11 Released

[May 01, 2014]

Enterprise Architect 11 Released

(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) CRESWICK, AUSTRALIA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/01/14 -- Sparx Systems today released the newest version of its flagship Enterprise Architect software, a versatile visual-modeling tool used worldwide by software developers, enterprise architects, business analysts and others involved in planning, designing and developing large corporate systems.


Sparx COO Tom O'Reilly said changes to Version 11 are wide-ranging: "A reflection of our diverse user base and the versatility of the tool." He said the common thread linking all the current improvements is a focus on shortening the development cycle and giving project teams better ways to communicate, share data and track changes. "Our developers set out to boost productivity and make sure our software keeps up with constantly-evolving best practices - while still giving users the comfort of a familiar look and structure." O'Reilly said the new release offers "something for everyone," but the benefits vary depending who is using the software and their role on the development team. "An architect uses a different set of features and tools compared to an analyst, and an analyst doesn't use all the same features as a project manager.

"Our software supports more than a dozen specific roles and activities in the development process," he said. "People in every role who tested Version 11 loved the changes.

"Some new features, like a capacity for cloudsharing the full project repository, can be helpful to pretty well everyone using Enterprise Architect, regardless of their role on the project team." O'Reilly said Enterprise Architects who pre-tested the release were especially enthusiastic about the new Charts and Dashboards feature and the new Element Discussion window - two features that will also be useful to other team members.

Charts and Dashboards enable users to instantly convert project-related statistical data into easily understood visual graphs that provide team members with 'at-a-glance' views of key performance indicators. The Element Discussion window enables team members to hold conversations at the most granular level around each and every element in Enterprise Architect, an improvement that enables architects to bring a more precise focus to their discussions, questions and requests for feedback.

O'Reilly said Software Developers who tested the new release were "delighted" with its new ability to capture some application logic while auto-generating compilable source code from State Machine diagrams. Earlier versions of Enterprise Architect were able to generate code, but without including any details about methods.

"This one change saves developers a tremendous amount of time by automatically creating complex code directly from a state machine," said O'Reilly. "And by 'complex', I mean code that includes advanced constructs like deep history and, when programming in C++, providing full support for UML constructs like parallel regions." He said a lot of the early feedback from Business Analysts singled out the new Specification Manager. "It gives them a better way to add information to models," said O'Reilly. "This strengthens their capacity to capture and document the kinds of nuanced, detailed background needed to support a project, and that capacity is really important to most analysts." He said Sparx introduced the Specification Manager to Version 11 after "repeated requests" provide a way to link blocks of descriptive text to specific elements in the model. "We actually take it one step further and integrate the text with other related information like tests, project management data, team discussions, existing documentation and traces to other elements in the model," he said.

O'Reilly said many of the changes in the new release were suggested by members of Sparx' community: its user base and its resellers and consulting partners.

"I think one of the reasons we've grown ten-fold in the past decade is because we do listen and we do act on what we're hearing," he said. "Our user-base is so diverse in the way they use our tools and so dispersed around the world we really have to listen carefully if we want to stay in the game." Sparx currently has a registered global user base of more than 300,000 licensed users. This user-base is supported by a global network of Sparx' consulting partners. These partners provide end-users with value-added mentoring, training and on-site technical support.

About Sparx Systems Sparx Systems is a global software company specializing in high performance visual modeling tools for planning, designing and constructing software-intensive corporate systems. Sparx tools are used by systems developers, enterprise architects, business analysts, corporate planners, project managers, standards developers and software engineers.

Sparx modeling software is widely used in finance, defence, government, aerospace, automotive engineering, geospatial, entertainment, health, smart grid, aviation, retail and telecommunications. Sparx' flagship modeling tool Enterprise Architect is now licensed by three quarters of the companies on the Fortune 100 list.

Sparx tools are based on the Unified Modeling Language (UML), an open standard developed by the Object Management Group (OMG), where Sparx Systems is active as a Contributing Member. Sparx Enterprise Architect software provides robust support for team-wide collaboration, and can scale up from single-user deployment to teams with dozens or even hundreds of collaborators - including remote collaborators.

Sparx software is price competitive even when deployed across the entire development team.

Sparx Systems has won five consecutive SD Times Top 100 awards and two Readers Choice Merit Awards from Visual Studio Magazine and Jolt. Now at version 11, Enterprise Architect is available directly from Sparx or - bundled with expert support and comprehensive training services - from a network of more than 300 technology partners active in North America, Europe, Australia, India, China, Japan, southeast Asia and Latin America.

First developed in 1998, Sparx' Enterprise Architect modeling tool was commercially released in 2000, and has enjoyed more than 15 years continuous development and growth.

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine Contacts: Sparx Systems Pty Ltd Scott Hebbard Media Enquiries marketing@sparxsystems.com Source: Sparx Systems Pty Ltd

[ Back To SIP Trunking Home's Homepage ]

Loading
Subscribe here for your FREE
SIP TRUNKING enewslettter.

Featured Partner


Featured Whitepapers

SIP Security for the Enterprise
Voice over IP (VoIP) is incorporated into a variety of computer networks, both public and private, and used for everyday transactions and communications among carriers, businesses, government agencies...

Making A Broadband Purchase Decision
Businesses today have many options for broadband connectivity. Clarifying your particular business needs prior to selecting a broadband provider will ensure an optimal match of broadband service to your requirements.

Voice-Optimized Network Delivers Premier Call Experience
Customers equate call quality with business quality. Real-time communication, interpersonal interaction, and the cordial tone of a call center representative can create a positive impression of your business that no email can match.

Featured Case Studies

Business Telecom Expenses Reduced 50%
A small to medium sized company in the midwest was interested in migrating to IP Communications, but in today's economy, they were hesitant to upgrade their communication system due to their perception that the cost would outweigh the benefits.

Multi-State Company Cuts Telecom Costs 50%
A multi-site, multi-state company with extensive monthly long distance fees and toll-free charges did not have adequate broadband for Broadvox SIP Trunking requirements, nor did they have a SIP enabled telephone system.

Discover Leisure Connects Remote Users to its IP-PBX
Discover Leisure is one of the largest resellers of caravans and motor homes in the UK. With 15 branch of?ces all over the country, the company spent a great deal of money every month just on internal phone calls.

Featured eBOOKS

Internet+: The Way Toward Global Unified Communication
Connecting the telephony of the enterprise PBX or Unified Communications (UC) system using SIP trunks instead of conventional telephone lines has been very successful in recent years.

What is SIP Trunking? Edition 2
SIP trunking is becoming more of a focus for service providers. One key issue many service providers face when deploying SIP trunks is NAT, or Network Address Translation, traversal.

What is SIP Trunking? Edition 1
A vast resource for information about all things SIP - including SIP, security, VoIP, SIP trunking and Unified Communications.

Featured Videos

Broadvox VAR Testimonial VAR 1:
Part 1 of the VAR (Value Added Reseller) Partner Program Testimonials for Broadvox...

E-SBCs AS The Demarcation Point:
Ingate's Steve Johnson talks to Erik Linask about the role session border controller plays as the demarcation point at...

Demystifying DPI
How can deep packet inspection protect your SIP traffic as well as your entire network?

Featured Resources

Partner Program Overview:
Over 4,000 VARs, Master Agents, Solution Providers, and Independent IT Professionals trust Broadvox. We offer customized services and solutions to fit seamlessly into any company's business model. And when you partner with Broadvox, every member of our team stands behind you and your customers 100%...

SIP Trunk UC Summit

What's New

Presenting the New Ingate/Intertex Website:
Internet+ is an extended Internet access allowing high quality SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) based real-time person-to-person communication, everywhere and for any application. It applies to both fixed and mobile networks ...

Featured Blogs

Featured Webinars

Secure SIP Trunking:
What You Need to Know

Successfully Deploying Enterprise SIP Trunking:
Tools and Techniques for Overcoming Common Roadblocks

Featured Podcasts

Getting the Most Out of Your SIP Trunks:
Ingate's Steve Johnson and TMC's Erik Linask discuss how best practices forgetting the most out of SIP Trunking services and common pitfalls to avoid.

Featured Datasheets

Ingate SIParator E-SBCs
Adopting SIP is a simple process with the Ingate SIParator, the secure enterprise session border controller (E-SBC). The SIParator makes secure SIP communications - including VoIP,SIP trunking and more - possible while working seamlessly with your existing network firewall.

Ingate Firewalls
Everyone is talking about enterprise usage of VoIP, instant messaging and other types of realtime communications including presence and conferencing.

SIP Trunk Solutions for Service Providers
The award-winning Ingate Firewall and Ingate SIParator deliver a high quality, reliable SIP trunk connection between the customer's IP-PBX and the service provider network, and solve interoperability issues to simplify deployments and support for remote diagnosis of reported issues.