System Architect 8
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Popkins latest upgrade to its well-established System Architect enterprise modeling software enhances UML integration and diagramming intelligence, but its simulation tools are still works in progress.
LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // By making explicit the connections between application elements and underlying business activities and requirements, System Architect should reduce wasted effort and project abandonment costs. PROS // Broad method support; high overall integration with a wide variety of diagramming formats and model analysis tools. CONS // Incomplete integration of simulation tools; cost comparable to equally sophisticated competitors but high compared with developers base-line tools. Popkin Software and Systems Inc., New York; (800) 732-5227; www.popkin.com
SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Broad support for many diagram conventions and built-in reverse-engineering tools will accelerate System Architects adoption in most IT environments.