Enterprise Architect – The complete design and modeling toolset for ITprojectsSummaryEnterprise Architect is a high performance modeling, visualization and design platform.Enterprise Architect offers complete traceability from requirements through to software design,development, deployment and maintenance.BodyEnterprise Architect offers the efficient visualization and collaboration required in today’sinnovative IT projects to deliver quality applications on time and within budget.Enterprise Architect is a comprehensive design and modeling tool chest for SoftwareDevelopment Lifecycle. Enterprise Architect is a progressive tool that covers all aspects of thedevelopment cycle, providing full traceability from the initial design phase through todeployment, maintenance, testing and change control.The platform supports design and construction of software systems, modeling business processesand modeling industry based domains. It is used by businesses and organizations to not onlymodel the architecture of their systems, but also to process the implementation of these modelsacross the full application development life-cycle.
Figure 1 Enterprise ArchitectModeling Software Development ArtefactsModeling the artefacts of software development provides a basis for visualising all aspects oforganizational architecture, along with the ability to provide a foundation for designing andimplementing new systems or changing existing systems.Widespread application of such modeling practices spans various subject areas including: Modeling systems architectures Business process re-engineering Business analysis Service oriented architectures Web modeling Database design and re-engineering, Embedded systems development.Enterprise Architect – Core FeaturesSome of the core capabilities of Enterprise Architect as a modeling tool are listed below: Visualize systems using the Unified Modeling Language Notations(UML) powered modelingnotations Comprehensive support for universally used Enterprise Architecture frameworks like ZachmanFramework and TOGAF Document and describe business processes with Business Process Modeling Notations(BPMN) Model and simulate systems engineering projects with Systems Modeling Language(SysML), Leverage numerous other open modeling standards -all in the one modeling environment!
Enterprise Architect – Productivity ToolsWhat make Enterprise Architect unique is its capabilities to boost organizational productivity.Enterprise Architect offers several benefits to firms with its advanced capabilities, some of whichare listed below:Facilitate Multi-User developmentFoster team work by enabling multi-user collaborative development using Enterprise Architectsshare repository with features like: Capabilities to manage versions Track differences Audit changes Enforce user-based security with restricted accessSuperior Requirement ManagementFacilitate superior requirements management with Enterprise Architect’s capabilities to: Model requirements Visualise hierarchy and dependency Full traceability from high level requirements down to code. Smart impact analysis tools to instantly ascertain the impact of any change to the system.Simulation and AnalysisFacilitate instant feedback from the stakeholders with Enterprise Architects powerful capabilitiesto visualize, simulate and records several phases of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)including usecase scenarios, Code Execution, business processes, system behaviours andcomponents.Instant customized project documentationEnterprise Architect generates high quality documentation in RTF, PDF and HTML formatsinstantly based on preconfigured templates from any part of the Software development phase.Such documentation capabilities greatly simplify project documentation overheads. EnterpriseArchitect’s support to model all aspects of the software development lifecycle allows users toinclude all project information in the generated documentation, greatly eliminating the need forredundant documentation efforts.Keep your entire team on the same page with Enterprise Architect, the tool priced for teamdeployment and designed for real-world situations.
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