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Group Licences

 

 

A single EaDocX or Model Expert licence for your whole team:

Group Licence

 

With simple installation and management plus maximum flexibility for users.

No need to be connected to a shared server for the licence to work.

Annual review lets you flex your licences as your needs change.

 

There's more:

  • The licence is sized to match your expected use, based on the number of individuals using the licence over a year.
  • If the size is exceeded then the licence will not stop working. But we will review usage with you and then use that information as part of the data set to agree what size of licence is appropriate for the next year.
  • Note that if the usage is a lot more than was expected then we may request an additional fee ‘in year’ to upgrade you to a more appropriate size of licence.
  • A Group licence is valid for 12 months only, so Group licence customers will receive a new licence key each year, subject to renewal.
  • N.B. eaDocX Organisational licences were an early version of the Group licence. So Organisational licence users already know the benefits of working in this way.

 

AE Black Mountains Model Management Summit

Calling all Model Managers.

Ability Engineering is hosting the

Model Management Mountain Summit

     Reserve your place now     

Who is it for?

  • EA Model Managers.
  • Learning together and building on each other's ideas & experience
  • Tackling agreed common problems ***. 
  • To develop and deliver transferable skills and solutions that you can apply to your models straight away.
  • It's "Davos" for Large Enterprise Architect Models

*** Everyone attending will bring a question for the group, and we will work on answering them together. Here are some ideas to get you started...

  • How can we maintain control of our architecture models?
  • What's the best way to coordinate model contents across programmes and projects?
  • How can we improve the way we do model governance? 
  • What can we do to make sure quality doesn't drop as the model grows?
  • What's really going on inside our models?
  • ... [your question here]

When and where will it happen?

Wednesday February 20th 2019.

  • At a purpose built meeting venue in the Black Mountains in Wales
  • Your ticket includes fantastic locally sourced and prepared food from Abergavenny - home of the renowned Food Festival.
  • To ease travelling we will start at 10am and finish by 4pm.
  • We can collect you from and deliver you to Abergavenny Rail Station.
  • Contact us for local accommodation or travel recommendations.

What will it cost?

Just £35 per person.

Practical Info

  • We have just 20 places available - to make sure that everyone has the chance to contribute.
  • Ideally just one person from each organisation – to get the widest possible selection of model problems/perspectives.

How will it work?

Beforehand:

Each person coming will submit at least one ‘problem statement’ of a particular aspect of model management in EA that they are grappling with.
Problem statements to include as much supporting information as possible.
These will be accessible by everyone in a private Google group for a few weeks so that everyone can comment/discuss and think about them beforehand.
From the problem statements and discussions, we select 6 that are representative of the whole or of wide interest/application. (Selection date = Thursday 31/01/19)
 
On the day:

The authors of those 6 problems will give a short (no more than 9 minutes each) presentation to the assembled Summit.
Everyone present votes, and the top 3 are chosen to be workshopped.
We split into teams and each team works on one of the three chosen issues.
Each team comes up with some options/impacts/recommendations and presents back to the whole Summit for review and comment.
 
And after:

That will be up to you.

New online shop plus special offers

What's changed?

The eaDocX operations team have recently been busy - beavering away to upgrade our e-shop.

We are still using Digital River, but within their portfolio of products have migrated from SWReg to Share-IT.

Share-IT is the platform used by Sparx Systems, so it should be very familiar to all our customers. 

From now on, all our "Buy Now" buttons take you through to Share-IT. Although the shopfront and cart look different, all the products are the same, and for those who are buying extensions or renewals, your eaDocX account will be automatically updated in the same way as before.

Special Offers?

The new platform gives us the opportunity to offer you extra products at special prices. When the shopping cart appears, look out for the money off deals. These will be changing through the months.

To start with we have set up 2 deals...

  1. Customers buying new eaDocX licences can buy an enhanced support package for 20% off the normal price.

  2. Customers buying any eaDocX licence, extension or renewal can buy Model Expert licences at 40% off the normal price

These offers are time limited, so grab them while you can.

Join us in Utrecht

It's just 2 weeks to go until the next EA User Group Event in central Utrecht, hosted by The Future Group.

Three streams of content over 2 days from EA and industry thought leaders. What's not to like?

There's a training day - with half day sessions allowing delegates to focus in depth on topics - on Thursday 27th September. That is taking place at the Tribes Utrecht Central Station venue.

And then on Friday 28th September, a user group day with shorter presentations, user stories and networking. For that we are returning to the fantastic Nederlandse Spoorwegen (Dutch Railways) headquarters venue where we met in 2014. 

The eaDocX / Model Expert team will be there both days, to answer your questions and show you what's new. And Ian will be presenting on Friday too.

For full details of the agenda and venue and to book your place, visit http://www.eausergroup.com/

See you there!

Attribute mapping

 

 

Mapping attributes is a really useful feature of Sparx EA. It lets to describe in detail where an attribute comes from or goes to.

The mapping can be seen easily in a class diagram. The problem is that inputting the data is painful, but all that is fixed in eaDocX V4: see our short video