Sparx Global Partner Program - sm 1Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, Installation and Configuration Services

Dunstan Thomas Consulting has considerable experience in providing the necessary expertise to assist organizations make the correct decision regarding their Enterprise Architect installation and configuration, thus ensuring that organizations have a productive and secure modelling infrastructure that meets their requirements.

Enterprise Architect Installation and Configuration Options

Sparx System’s Enterprise Architect installation and configuration can be done in several different ways to provide a collaborative modelling environment. These are:

  • Each EA user has their own private repositories. Corporate assets which are required by all users are made available via an external version control system
  • Each EA user has their own private repositories. Corporate assets which are required by all users are made available via EA’s Reusable Asset Service (RAS) which is accessed via EA’s Cloud Services and HTTP/HTTPS
  • There is one centralised repository which is accessed via ODBC using a LAN or WAN. Corporate assets which are required by all users are made available via this centralised repository or via EA’s Reusable Asset Service (RAS). Concurrency and access to sections of this repository are controlled using EA’s Security Model, Groups, Users, Privileges and Locks.
  • There is one centralised repository which is accessed via EA’s Cloud Services and HTTP/HTTPS. Corporate assets which are required by all users are made available via this centralised repository or via EA’s Reusable Asset Service (RAS). Concurrency and access to sections of this repository are controlled using EA’s Security Model, Groups, Users, Privileges and Locks.

The choice of which of the above configurations to use depends upon a number of factors, including:

  • The total number of Enterprise Architect users
  • The degree to which Corporate Assets are shared
  • The geographically distribution of the Enterprise Architect users
  • The size of the models being created

Enterprise Architect Installation and Configuration Road Map

A typical consultancy engagement for Enterprise Architect installation and configuration would be as follows:

One Day Demonstration of the Alternate EA Configurations

During this day, the Dunstan Thomas Consultant will present a demonstration of and discuss the advantages / disadvantages of the four different EA Configuration outline above.

One Day Analysis and Discovery Workshop

During this day the Dunstan Thomas Consultant will work with you to understand:

  • your current and future modelling requirements, including who is (and who will be) involved in the modelling endeavour
  • the nature of your modelling team, their size and location
  • what is to be modelled and how those models are to be organized
  • the infrastructure (particularly and DBMS that is be used for a centralised repository and security requirements
  • licence (local or floating) and edition of EA to be used

Based upon the outcomes of this discovery workshop, Dunstan Thomas Consulting will provide a detailed report of the suitability of each of the four EA Configurations to the requirements gathered during the workshop.

This report will conclude with a recommendation as to the most suitable EA Configuration together with a roadmap of its installation.

Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect: Installation

Assuming that a centralized repository approach is to be used, the Dunstan Thomas Consultant will work with your team to ensure that your EA Configuration is installed according to your requirements.

This engagement will typically take two days to complete with three days being required if a RAS is to be included in the EA Configuration.

A typical installation would consist of the following tasks:

  • Initialisation of the centralised repository by executing SQL Setup scripts
  • Configuration of EA Security model including Groups, Users and Privileges
  • Installation and configuration of Floating Licences (if these are to be used)
  • Installation and configuration of EA Cloud Services (if required)
  • Installation and configuration of OBDC connection string for an EA User (if required)
  • Transfer of the organization’s model repository (if any) to the centralised database
  • Creation of installation guide
  • Demonstration that the installation is fit for purpose

If a RAS is require, then typically this would take one day to complete and would consist of the following tasks:

  • Installation of EA Cloud Services (if not already installed)
  • Creation of an EA Repository to act as the RAS
  • Creation of the initial content of the RAS
  • Training of how to use and maintain the RAS
  • Creation of installation guide
  • Demonstration that the installation is fit for purpose

Price

Contact us for your Enterprise Architect Installation and Configuration quote!