About (EA)2

(EA)2 is a design tool that makes modeling Enterprise Architecture (EA) as complete, consistent, and easy a process as possible. It is built on two industry standards, UML and SQL, making it very accessible. It is a combination of ...

  • An add-in for Sparx Systems' Enterprise Architect (Sparx EA), and
  • A set of SQL components designed for Microsoft SQL Server.

The add-in uses UML extensions as implemented in Sparx EA to provide tools for modeling the different architectural views and for linking them together while realizing the business processes. It also provides extensive roadmap capabilities to represent your architecture at specific points in time.

The add-in for Enterprise Architect has...

  • Diagram types with their toolbox elements that are germane to each architectural view, i.e. Business, Application (S/W), Data, and Infrastructure,
  • Tagged values on the toolbox elements to capture information specific to each type of model element (in some cases you can extend the tagged values to include additional information).
  • Quicklinks to ensure that your model elements are connected properly, thus helping to enforce architectural principles by making them the easiest way to model,
  • Various, modifiable XML import files that create complex package structures to support modeling key components of the architecture,
  • A modifiable base model with a package structure for jump-starting modeling efforts,
  • An HTML user’s guide that describes each of the elements and modeling techniques and explains the concepts behind (EA)2's modeling approach, including discussions on the horizontal slices (architectural views), vertical slices (elements needed to realize the business processes) and Roadmaps that show the state of the architecture at given points in time. The user guide includes numerous examples from the reference model used in OAD training courses.

A reporting component composed of over 100 SQL views, user-defined functions, and stored procedures for SQL Server 2005 or 2008 that provide ...

  • Base views for each of the toolbox elements and quicklink connectors that make it easy to extract information from your model,
  • Composite views that combine the base views to show the rich structure of relationships among the toolbox elements, like all software deployed on a server,
  • Analytical views that show things like application dependencies, all architectural assets needed to realize a business process during a given Roadmap Phase, and a 5 year view of what assets will be approved for use during each year.
  • You can use the provided SQL components to easily create your own extensions.

OAD provides training on modeling Enterprise Architecture in general and specifically on using (EA)2 to model EA. We also provide customization services for modifying (EA)2 to fit seemlessly within your established architectural environment, to integrate (EA)2 with other systems, e.g. an existing configuration management system, and to create more complex reports.

Requesting Access to the Evaluation Edition and User's Guide

To get an in-depth look at (EA)2, email us at: sales@OADConsulting.com

We will send you login information to our guest area that will allow you to view the full Online User's Guide and download the free, 30 day evaluation edition.

Your purchase includes upgrades and email support for 1 year, after which you can extend your annual support at a discounted price. You will be given access to the Registered Users area of OAD’s website where you can download (EA)2. Throughout your support period, you will be able to download updates to the add-in and new SQL components.

You can order (EA)2 by sending an email to sales@OADConsulting.com. Please include your name, company, contact information (email, address, and phone number), and how many licenses you would like. The quickest and easiest way to buy is through Paypal. We do accept other methods of payment, but they will take longer to process. Unless you indicate otherwise, we will send you a Paypal invoice for your order. Once we receive notification from Paypal that payment has been made, we will send an email to you containing a user name and password to the registered users' area of our website where you can download (EA)2.

You can view the online (EA)2 Users Guide for more information about installing and using the product.

We will be happy to provide pricing on Sparx Systems products as well.

Customization Services

OAD provides customization services for (EA)2. For companies who require greater control over their processes, OAD offers site licensing with full source to (EA)2 along with training on the process embodied within it and how to maintain and extend it. Please contact OAD for more information.

(EA)2 System Requirements

You will find the current system requirements for both (EA)2 and Enterprise Architect, on which (EA)2 is dependent.

Enterprise Architect Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 2008, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000
  • 128 MB of RAM (256 MB or higher recommended)
  • 70 MB of available hard-disk space
  • 800 x 600 (1024 x 768 or higher recommended)

(EA)2 Requirements

  • Enterprise Architect, version 7.5 or later, Corporate Edition or higher
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005, 2008, or 2010 (for the reporting component only)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework, v3.5 or higher
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