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What Is EA SaaS?

EA SaaS is a cloud-based version of Sparx Enterprise Architect (Sparx EA), a well-known and proven modeling tool. With a user base of nearly 1million worldwide, one of its key features as an Enterprise Architect Software as a Service (EA SaaS) is collaborative modeling, enabling users to initiate architecture modeling without encountering any infrastructural or operational complexities.

In the past, setting up Enterprise Architect (Sparx EA) required installing it on individual machines and connecting to a remote database or a cloud repository. This process involved significant effort in terms of infrastructure provision, software setup, and database maintenance.

However, with more teams moving to a ‘Cloud Only’ strategy, the ‘On Premises’ setup is becoming a thing of the past. This can be attributed to the introduction of EA SaaS.

The EA SaaS allows users to get onboarded and start working almost instantly.

EA SaaS - Who is this for?

Sparx Enterprise Architect is widely used by teams of varying size and complexity.

Flexible Deployment Options with an option to try and scale allows EA SaaS to be a suitable fit for both Small and Large EA Teams.


EA SaaS with no external Database

EA 16 powered SQlite native repositories


EA SaaS with essential Repository Setup

6 to 10 members team with floating licenses


EA SaaS with Enterprise grade databases

Multi-zone availability, auto-scaling performance

Seamless Single Sign on

Integrations with Confluence, Jira,SharePoint, etc

What is in EA SaaS Deployment

EA Repository and License Management

  • Central repository with optimized settings to give the best performance for the chosen Database type
  • Floating Licences are managed in the cloud to allow access from anywhere.

Single Sign On

  • Setting Up a smooth single sign-on across multiple components requires a complex setup across multiple protocols (SAML, Okta, LDAP, etc)

Refined Setup Practices

  • Capacity planning and setup based on an in-depth understanding of Enterprise Architect Application Usage

Pre-Migration Validation and Planning

  • Years of experience in setting up EA practice are now incorporated in choosing the right infrastructure and migration strategy for a better EA SAAS deployment.

Benefits of EA SaaS

Access from anywhere

  • Access and utilize it from any compatible browser without the need for installation

  • Flexibility to Work from anywhere, with any device

No updates or installations Required

  • All software setup, maintenance, and patch management are handled by experts
  • Access to the latest and stable version
  • Zero downtime


  • Utilization-based scalability of performance

  • Business and Operational Agility

Cost savings

  • In-house IT expenses
  • Operational Cost Certainty
Sparx application streaming

Enterprise Architect SaaS – Editions

Based on the varying needs of the Sparx EA users, we have designed 3 options to get started with ‘EA SaaS’

EA SaaS - Business Edition

Individuals, Small teams
  • EA SaaS Instance Type *
    Named Instance Licenses
  • Minimum License Count * 
    1 users
  • Access 
    Individual URLs for named users
  • Availability
    24 hrs
  • Security
    EA Model Security

      Not supported

  Custom Branding

  Partner (3rd party) Add-ons Support

  Product Updates

  EA Configurations

  Update Partner Addons

  Premium Support for Integrations and EA Configuration


EA SaaS - Enterprise Standard Edition

Medium to Large Teams
  • EA SaaS Instance Type *
    Floating Licenses (Concurrent Usage)
  • Minimum License Count *
    5 users
  • Access 
    Single URL for all users, connected to SSO
  • Availability
    24 hrs
  • Security
    Enhanced Security
  • SSO
    Fully Integrated with SAML and AD
  • Custom Branding

   Partner (3rd party) Add-ons Support
        Additional Cost

  Product Updates
        Quarterly Refresh

  EA Configurations
        Standard configuration for all Users

  Update Partner Addons
        Additional Cost

  Premium Support for Integrations and EA Configuration

       Additional cost

EA SaaS - Enterprise Premium Edition

Enterprises with advanced EA usage and extended utilities
  • EA SaaS Instance Type*
    Floating Licenses (Concurrent Usage)
  • Minimum License Count *
    10 users
  • Access 
    Single URL for all users, connected to SSO
  • Availability
    24 hrs
  • Security
    Enhanced Security
  • SSO
    Fully Integrated with SAML and AD
  • Custom Branding
  • Partner (3rd party) Add-ons Support
  • Product Updates
    Monthly Refresh and On-Demand Refresh
  • EA Configurations
    Multiple Configurations based on User Groups and Roles
  • Update Partner Addons
    Quarterly updates
  • Premium Support for Integrations and EA Configuration

 EA SaaS Enterprise Standard and Premium Edition Floating license will be supported up to 3 time of the user purchased 

A recommended minimum user count of 5 users is required to set up an Enterprise Standard edition and a recommended minimum of 10 users are needed to set up an Enterprise Premium edition (with SSO). Teams with less than 5 users may consider going with the EA SaaS Business User edition. Nevertheless, the Enterprise editions can also be set up to support SSO at an additional cost when the user count is below recommendation.

Terms and Conditions apply

What is required to get started with the Cloud Platform

To facilitate collaborative modeling through Enterprise Architect over a central repository and distributed modeling, teams must select an appropriate ‘EA SaaS edition’ and the corresponding ‘EA Infrastructure’.

The “EA SaaS” is a service that allows you to use Sparx Enterprise Architect through a web browser. On the other hand, the “EA infrastructure” comprises the central repository and all associated components, including the Floating License Manager and remote HTTPS access setup, among others.

Business Edition

Enterprise Standard Edition

Enterprise Premium Edition

Central Repository

Pro Cloud Server

Including Floating License Manager

Enterprise Architect

Cloud Platform

Custom Quote

Want to customize the cloud solution as per your requirements?

Seamless user experience with SSO

The platform integrates with your organizations Single sign-on (SSO), and allows hassle less and secure access to all tools in the Sparx platform (EA, Prolaborateetc) from a single URL. 



An Enterprise SSO Implementation takes into consideration

  • Corporate Security – Password policies
  • Two Factor Authentication (2FA) implemented at the SSO layer
  • Joiner, Leaver process – all users are managed centrally in the SSO setup
  • Access Controls and Restrictions – Group-level policies set at the Enterprise level to ensure Role Based Access Control
Sparx Saas Unified Authentication Portal
Sparx Cloud Platform – Single Signon Feature
EA SaaS Unified Authentication portal


In today’s digital era, where remote work is prevalent, it is crucial for any solution to align with the organization’s User Management system and policies. The Sparx platform consists of various elements, requiring users to log in multiple times to access specific repositories based on their assigned roles.

Nevertheless, the ‘EA SaaS’unified Authentication Portal offers a streamlined User Experience by reducing the authentication process to just one step. Once authenticated through the Enterprise authentication method, the EA SaaS application takes care of granting user access to the desired tool.

Some key parameters (not limited to) are

Security Parameters

Application Load Balancers (ALB)

Web Application Firewall (WAF)

Password Vaults

VPN Tunnelling

IP Whitelisting

24 x 7 Monitoring with alerts on service disruption

Performance Parameters

Data transfer rate

Database IOPS rate

Application Server (EC2) Sizing

Database (RDS) sizing

Other Parameters

Backup Frequency

 Premium Support


Sixth Force’s cloud products have all the necessary security compliance to guarantee that they pass your organization’s security audits. 

Independent Auditors continually check the cloud offerings for compliance, security, and privacy; 

Sparx AWS Security Compliance
Enterprise Architect Cloud Platform

100% Compliance with AWS Foundational Security Best Practices

Enterprise Architect Cloud Platform

100% Compliance with CIS AWS Foundations Benchmark



Enterprise Architect Cloud Platform

100% Compliant with SOC2 Type 2

Enterprise Architect Cloud Platform

100% VPC Compliance for Cloud Infrastructure



Enterprise Architect Cloud Infrastructure

The Enterprise Architect Cloud Infrastructure is also an essential component to enable the cloud platform for collaborative modeling.

The infrastructure varies based on end users security and performance requirement. Various parameters are considered when designing the appropriate infrastructure to meet the users requirements