BEASI - A plugin for Sparx Enterprise Architect

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Enterprise architects!
What if we told you that your job just got a whole lot easier?

Planning, starting and maintaining Enterprise Architecture is complex and time consuming. As an architect you are faced with many problems to solve and decisions to make. Now, what if there was a solution that could give your standards-driven project a kick-start and provide a structured way of maintaining your work? Luckily, there is.

BEASI is a software plugin for the cost-efficient modeling tool Sparx Enterprise Architect. Keep reading and discover how BEASI makes your job easier and your projects more profitable.

Integrate TOGAF on Sparx

Kickstart

Boost your productivity

Working with international standards are paramount for profitable EA. BEASI adds the power of the Open Group standards TOGAF 9.1 and ArchiMate 3 to the modeling tool Sparx Enterprise Architect. With pre-configured integrations at your fingertips you'll save valuable time at the planning stage. Enjoy the productivity boost of a complete integration, ready to use.

Benefits

  • Shorter lead time
  • Increased productivity
  • Reduced business risks
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Collaborate

A central repository for your team

How can we collaborate using the same material at the same time? This is one of the most common and significant questions for an Architect. With BEASI, a standardized structure and a central repository allow several change initiatives to happen simultaneously, while clarifying how projects affect one another.

Benefits

  • Improved collaboration for teams
  • A standardized structure
  • A central repository
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Share & Reuse

Share and reuse your work

One of the greater practical benefits of EA is that what is created can – and should – be reused. But how is reusage accomplished? How do organisations preserve their structural capital over time? 

With BEASI reports and documents can easily be generated and shared. Clearly expressed models of objects and their relations makes it painless to share your work without misunderstandings. This enables reusage of all material, saving you time and money.

Benefits

  • Easily share and reuse
  • Save time and money
  • Aid decision making
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Method

A better work process

A standardized method enables everyone to work from the same page and the work to be integrated into one piece. BEASI adds the popular TOGAF 9.1 as a framework and method to Sparx EA. 

TOGAF provides you with a clear and precise work process, ensuring that the right project is started. You’ll minimize the risk that time and money are spent on the wrong things. With TOGAF’s renowned ADM process you will develop architecture and make change projects more efficient. Above all, TOGAF provides you with a common vocabulary to smoothly work between different organisations and across geographical borders.

Benefits

  • An explicit architecture work process
  • An effective method with nine practical phases
  • Integration across organizations
  • Secure ROI and results
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Notation

Align your EA work

In order to describe architecture you need a standardized language, a so-called notation. With BEASI, you get access to ArchiMate as a notation in Sparx. ArchiMate is the most popular notation and will ensure that everything created in the architecture is easy to unite and to interpret.

Benefits

  • Covers all model layers so that your EA work is aligned
  • Easily describes complex, cross-border relationships
  • Well integrated with TOGAF
  • Easy-to-use and optimized
  • Open and independent standard
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Discover the plugin

For only $499 you can turn Sparx Enterprise Architect into a fully fledged EA-tool

BEASI contains pre-configured structures based on the TOGAF ADM model, using ArchiMate as modelling language. The plugin provides templates, examples and tools that simplify the development and maintenance of your Enterprise Architecture projects. This will provide a kick start in your EA work with quick solutions to the most common problems.

To an Architect who is serious about adhering to global EA standards, BEASI provides enormous value considering that similar solutions are priced at around $6,700!

Core features

Folder structure for ADM-phases

A folder structure which highligts the most important steps and questions for each ADM phase complete with examples.

1 folder structure adm

ArchiMate viewpoints

Every ArchiMate 3 viewpoint is defined with correct elements in the Sparx Toolbox.

2 archimate viewpoints

Gap analysis

Structure and support for gap analysis including support for automatic generation of gap views based on baseline and target.

3 gap analysis

Consolidation of gaps

Automatic consolidation of all gaps identified in Phases B to D including tool support for identification and multi-tier analysis of gap dependencies.

4 consolidation of gaps

Identification projects and transformation architectures

Tool support for grouping gaps into projects, deliverables and plateus.

5 identification projects

Migration planning

Support for automatic generation of draft roadmap as represented by Architecture Definition Increments Table as well as templates for migration plans.

6 migration planning

Documentation

Support for automatic generation of draft roadmap as represented by Architecture Definition Increments Table as well as templates for migration plans.

7 documentation

Folder structure for EA repository

Support for automatic generation of draft roadmap as represented by Architecture Definition Increments Table as well as templates for migration plans.

8 folder structure ea

Still not convinced?
Here's what our users are saying…

Great effort. This one plug-in looks like becoming the single most important enabler for people who wish to use Sparx EA to do Enterprise Architecture.

Jon Mcleod Trainer/Consultant, Enterprise Architects Pty Ltd
Jon Mcleod Trainer/Consultant, Enterprise Architects Pty Ltd

Before architecture teams invest in far more expensive big-vendor repository tools, try Sparx with BEASI. If you can't make Sparx+BEASI work, there's a high probability you would not have been more successful investing in a more expensive repository tool.

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BEASI Core Features
How to kickstart your EA work

Avoid the most common pitfalls of Enterprise Architecture work. In this free PDF, we'll guide you through a work structure that enables you to do EA work painlessly. You'll learn how to:

  • Kickstart your EA project 
  • Work and share with others
  • Reuse and life cycle