Integrated Data Entity Architecture

IDEA is a number of tools for modeling Data Architecture in Sparx Enterprise Architect. IDEA stands for Integrated Data Entity Architecture and offers an integration of conceptual, logical and physical architecture. In addition to viewpoints and scripts and automation, there is an example development of a data catalog.

What is special about the IDEA AddOn is that it is an Open Source product. On the other hand, it is the community that determines the functionality. The community meets periodically to exchange ideas about functionalities and a backlog is compiled based on this.

Modules IDEA

AddOns, Publication Platform and samples

Go to the download page of an IDEA example project

IDEA Community

Open Source Software

The IDEA AddOn is an open source initiative (under EUPL license). This means that you can download the components and software and use it without any license costs. The community is requesting for functionalities and these will be implemented by us in a future version.

The community is therefore essential for us. There is already a small group of organisations actively participating in this community. When you want to become an active member of the IDEA community or want to request functionalities please do not hesitate to contact us.


Screen samples

Mapper screen in IDEA

Generate mappings in a form with grids based on your diagram content

Refactoring screen

Refactoring of attributes in a datamodel based on propagation of attributes

Deduplicator screen

Deduplication of screens based on the name, stereotype and version number

'Release manager

Aid for release management in a DTAP configuration of models.

'Web Publication Platform

Web based environment for an IDEA repository for non modelers and other stakeholders.

IDEA AddOn Webvideo

Global summit session webvideo

During the EA Global Summit 2020 a two hour session on modeling with the IDEA framework and AddOn is presented. A video recording is created of this session.

Please watch video here!!