EA in a data warehouse project

Eric is a data warehouse architect working often with Enterprise Architect mostly for UML class diagrams and Enterprise Object Data Models. He uses Enterprise Architect for lineage between logical and physical model and for generating Data Vault DDL-scripts in Azure Cloud Sql Server and Big Data/NoSQL Hive environment. He also uses EA for documentation, XSD files and is making the switch to EA Cloud version.

By Eric van Wanrooij


EA and NS Enterprise Architecture

During the OVCP-project Jan worked with EA to model business processes, -roles and –services, informationfunctions and –services and business-/data-objects on an architectoral level, using the Archimate-toolset within EA. In his current work the use of EA is strongly related to the integration issues within the existing applicational landscape and the growing need to connect and cooperate. The significance of data as a major business asset is an important driver for this development.

By Jan Herbrink


EA in realtime monitoring at NS

When collecting requirements for a Real Time Monitoring system the management of the collected requirements started to be a burden using Word, Excel and Powerpoint. After looking into Enterprise Architect we decided to use EA. How did we start using EA? What is being collected in EA. Using EA now for more than years it is becoming a very versatile tool.

By Pieter Wolters


Overview of the LabNaf architecture framework and its usage at YPTO

Presentation of the LabNaf architecture framework featuring

  • ONE single language and method where industry standards were merged
  • ONE single tool implementing the language and method
  • ONE single on-line documentation:
LabNaf is a highly customizable modeling language and architecture framework that semantically merges and extends standards into a meaningful architecture workflow. The framework features some extensive and configurable modeling language and tools along with pragmatic on-line documentation. The strategy, architecture and planning standards that have been semantically merged into the LabNaf framework include Archimate, BPMN, UML, TOGAF, SAFe, Strategy Map, Gartner EA Stage Planning, IT4IT, PESTEL Analysis, Porter''s Five Forces Analysis and Business Model Generation. The framework is widely deployed and adopted at YPTO, the IT organization of the Belgian railways.

By Alain de Preter


Extending the value of models by reaching beyond the Modelling fraternity

Modellers spend a big deal of time and efforts to create models that are of immense value. But most models fail to be that indispensable part of the enterprise information ecosystem due to lack of visibility. Positioning EA models as the pivotal source of knowledge for due-diligence and business decisions would multiply the value of EA models several folds and also ends up in the model being more relevant and accurate. This talk will discuss the tools and techniques to make models more consumable and foster wider engagement and feedback.

By Nizam Mohammed


Architecture maturity within DICTU using EA

DICTU is one of the biggest IT Shared Service Organization within the Dutch government. We provide IT-systems and service to a large number of government agencies. The number of client are growing and so are the point solutions and architecture. It is increasingly difficult to keep track of the cohesion of all the systems and architectures. We were less and less in control. The last year DICTU has implemented a new architecture process and governance and started using Archimate 3 as a standard modelling language. EA is being used as the modeling tool and central architecture repository which holds the architectural truth within DICTU. We are currently in the process of filling this architecture repository with standard, reusable architecture - and solution building blocks.

By Ralf Stofmeel


Practical business intelligence modeling with EA4BI

After the introduction of the EA4BI framework to the academic world ( and the Sparx community (, it has been used during a couple of real-life projects. After a short introduction of the framework by means of some practical examples, the experiences gained with business intelligence modeling in general and EA4BI during these projects will be shared and discussed.

By Rudi Claes


Integrated Data Entity Architecture AddOn

Enterprise Architect has great implementations of multiple techniques for creating data models. For example UML class diagrams, the extended data model, ArchiMate and matrix views for specific association types. This gives you the opportunity to create conceptual, logical and physical data models. However integration of these modelling layers is possible but can be rather tedious. Therefor is developing an Open Source extension named IDEA (Integrated Data Entity Architecture) This Add On is based on numerous scripts and screens making the integration of the before mentioned data modelling layers simple and fully automated. Furthermore the extension has an advanced web interface giving non modellers access to all your (integrated) data models. Participants of this session will receive a sample repository containing the automation scripts.

By Bert Dingemans


Modelling with Instances in EA

Most of our EA modelling happens with Elements: Requirements and Use Cases, Classes and Components. But there’s another bit of EA which deals with the Instances of those elements. But what does that mean? And is it useful? In this session, Ian will see not just how to create and manipulate instances in EA, but also how they can add another dimension to (some parts of) your models. We’ll look specifically at the lower layers of your Architecture models, where abstract ideas start to become real live ‘things’: servers, locations, software systems, and see how the combination of EA abstract ideas and real instances can create some useful insights, when instances get populated with real numbers.

By Ian Mitchell


Deep Dive in Enterprise Architect 14

Special inside to EA14 (the biggest launch of an EA version ever!). See and feel the new highlights and that your input from last year finally arrived also in the new release. Clearer Navigation Structure, Docked Property Windows (no need of any modal windows) for almost everything in a diagram, Easy change of views and technologies, Decision Modelling Notation (DMN) integrated to BPMN, SysML and SoaML, Journal functionality, and much more… - The main focus of this huge release is: Focus on your business not on the tool, raise productivity with your models.

By Peter Lieber

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