Global leader: Geoffrey Sparks, CEO and founder
Core activity: Developer and vendor of visual modelling and design software for IT and business systems
Revenue: Not disclosed
Key customers: Insurance Australia Group, Environmental Systems Research Institute, BAE Systems, AD4 Consortium, St George Bank, Department of Infrastructure Victoria
Sparx specialises in scalable visual modelling tools for the planning, design and construction of software-intensive systems using unified modelling language (UML).
Sparx services clients across a broad spectrum, from aerospace and automotive engineering to finance, defence, government, entertainment and telecommunications.
The newest incarnation of the company’s flagship product, Enterprise Architect 7.5, was launched in 2009. The latest version had three new editions targeting specific roles in business, software and systems engineering, along with a design to create a more integrated modelling platform.
The International Electrotechnical Commission prepares and publishes international standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies. It has adopted Enterprise Architect as its UML tool for maintaining, managing and distributing the power industry’s Common Information Model. Rachael Bolton
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