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Take a look at EA SaaS in action

‘EA SaaS’ is the Cloud based version of the reputed and proven Sparx Enterprise Architect (Sparx EA) modeling tool. Enterprise Architect (Sparx EA) supports a range of modeling frameworks and is the tool of choice for nearly 1,000,000 (1M) users across the world. Enterprise Architect (Sparx EA) is known for its ability to support collaborative modeling, the EA SaaS offering allows users to quickly start with Architecture modeling without any operational overheads.

Traditionally, Enterprise Architect (Sparx EA) is expected to be setup in the end users’ machine and connect to a remote database. This required a significant effort in terms of provision of infrastructure, setup and maintain software and databases.

However, with more teams moving to a ‘Cloud First’ strategy, the ‘On Premises’ setup is becoming a thing of the past.

The EA SaaS allows users to get onboarded and start working almost immediately.

What is Required to get started with the Cloud Platform

To enable collaborative modeling using Enterprise Architect over a central repository and distributed modeling, teams have to choose a suitable edition of the ‘EA SaaS’ and an appropriate ‘EA Infrastructure’.

The EA SaaS is the service that renders the Sparx Enterprise Architect Application on a web browser, and the EA Infrastructure is the central repository along with all other infra setup such as Floating license manager, remote https access, etc.

EA SaaS – Editions

Based on varying needs of the Sparx EA users, we have designed 3 options to get started with ‘EA SaaS’

EA SaaS - Business
Edition

  • Suitable For
    Individuals, Small teams
  • License Type
    Named Instance Licenses
  • Minimum License Count
    1 user
  • Access
    Individual URLs for named users
  • Availability
    Business Hours (12 hrs)
  • Security
    EA Model Security
  • SSO
    Not supported
  • Custom Branding
    No
  • Partner (3rd party) Add-ons Support
    NA
  • Product Updates
    NA
  • EA Configurations
    NA
  • Update Partner Addons
    NA
  • Premium Support for Integrations and EA Configuration
    NA

EA SaaS - Enterprise Standard Edition

  • Suitable For
    Medium to Large Teams
  • License Type
    Floating Licenses (Concurrent Usage)
  • Minimum License Count
    6 users
  • Access
    Single URL for all users, connected to SSO
  • Availability
    24 hrs
  • Security
    Enhanced Security
  • SSO
    Fully Integrated with SAML and AD
  • Custom Branding
    Yes
  • Partner (3rd party) Add-ons Support
    Additional Cost
  • Product Updates
    Quarterly Refresh
  • EA Configurations
    Standard configuration for all Users
  • Update Partner Addons
    Quarterly updates
  • Premium Support for Integrations and EA Configuration
    Additional cost

EA SaaS - Enterprise Premium Edition

  • Suitable For
    Large Teams and Enterprises using EA with extended utilities
  • License Type
    Floating Licenses (Concurrent Usage)
  • Minimum License Count
    10 users
  • Access
    Single URL for all users, connected to SSO
  • Availability
    24 hrs
  • Security
    Enhanced Security
  • SSO
    Fully Integrated with SAML and AD
  • Custom Branding
    Yes
  • Partner (3rd party) Add-ons Support
    Included
  • Product Updates
    Monthly Refresh and On-Demand Refresh
  • EA Configurations
    Multiple Configurations based on User Groups and Roles
  • Update Partner Addons
    Quarterly updates
  • Premium Support for Integrations and EA Configuration
    Included
Custom Quote
 
Want to customize the cloud solution as per your requirements?

Enterprise Architect Cloud Infrastructure

The Enterprise Architect Cloud Infrastructure is also an essential component to enable the cloud platform for collaborative modeling.

The infrastructure varies based on end users security and performance requirement. Various parameters are considered when designing the appropriate infrastructure to meet the users requirements

Enterprise Architect Cloud Infrastructure

(Multi Tenant)

Starts from $2350

Enterprise Architect Cloud Infrastructure

(Security Optimized)

Starts From $5210

Some key parameters (not limited to) are

  • Security Parameters

       Application Load Balancers (ALB)
      Web Application Firewall (WAF)
       Password Vaults
       VPN Tunnelling
       IP Whitelisting
       24 x 7 Monitoring with alerts on service disruption

  • Performance Parameters

       Data transfer rate
        Database IOPS rate
       Application Server (EC2) Sizing
       Database (RDS) sizing

  • Other Parameters

       Backup Frequency
        Premium Support

Benefits of EA SaaS

Access from anywhere

  • Log in and use from any compatible browsers, No Installation is required
  • Great deal of flexibility
  • Work from Anywhere, on any device

No updates or installations Required

  • Access to the latest and stable version
  • All Setup and Maintenance of software and patches managed by Experts
  • Zero downtime

Scalability

  • Performance scalability based on usage
  • Business and Operational Agility

Cost savings

  • Internal IT Costs
  • Operational Cost Certainty

What is in EA SaaS Deployment

EA Repository and License Management

  • Central repository with optimized settings to give the best performance for the chosen Database type
  • Floating Licences are managed in the cloud to allow access from anywhere.
  • Single Sign On

  • Setting Up a smooth single sign-on across multiple components requires a complex setup across multiple protocols (SAML, Okta, LDAP, etc)
  • Refined Setup Practices

  • Capacity planning and setup based on an in-depth understanding of Enterprise Architect Application Usage
  • Pre-Migration Validation and Planning

  • Years of experience setting up EA practice incorporated in choosing the right infrastructure and migration strategy
  • EA SaaS - Who is this for?

    Flexible Deployment Options with an option to try and scale allows EA SaaS to be a suitable fit/makes EA SaaS a suitable fit for Small and Large EA Teams. Sparx Enterprise Architect is widely used by teams of varying size and complexity. The flexible deployment options allows any of these users to switch to easy tool usage using EA SaaS.

    Single Sign On

    Single sign-on (SSO) is a user authentication tool that enables users to securely access multiple applications and services using just one set of credentials.

    Why SSO

    An Enterprise SSO Implementation takes into consideration

    • Corporate Security - Password policies
    • Two Factor Authentication (2FA) implemented at the SSO layer
    • Joiner, Leaver process – all users are managed centrally in the SSO setup
    • Access Controls and Restrictions – Group-level policies set at the Enterprise level to ensure Role Based Access Control

    EA SaaS Unified Authentication portal

    In the current digital world, with people working remotely, it is highly imperative for the solution to comply with the corporate User Management system and policies. The Sparx platform comprises of a number of components and the user was expected to login multiple times to access the intended repository with intended role.

    However, the ‘EA SaaS’ unified Authentication Portal enables a highly simplified User Experience, with only one user authentication step. Once the user is authenticated through the Enterprise authentication method, the EA SaaS application manages user access to the intended tool.