Detailed cases

Heart rate monitors
"A detailed evaluation proved the benefits of the DSM solution: an increase of at least 750% in developer productivity, and greatly improved quality in the code and development process," writes Juha Kärnä from Polar.

Mainframe COBOL applications
"Mainframe software development can be carried out using modern graphical tools. MetaEdit+ allows an iterative approach to software development without having to write a single line of code."

Tetra terminals
"The quality of the generated code is clearly better, simply because the modeling language was designed to fit our terminal architecture. This rules out errors, eliminating them already in the design stage," says Antti Raunio from EADS.

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"MetaEdit+ has eliminated our need to outsource software development activities," says Akihito Iwai, Chief Engineer, Denso.

"It's now easy to make modifications when the AUTOSAR version is changed — implementation and testing requirements are both reduced," says Yohsuke Satoh, Engineer, Denso.

"Even as a beginner with MetaEdit+, I could define a domain-specific activity language in about six hours - design, testing and one failed trial included," says Laurent Safa, Panasonic.

"Modeling with MetaEdit+ was indeed quite convenient and a lot easier to accomplish than trying to achieve the same results with Eclipse GMF," Ulf Hesselbarth, Siemens.

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"MetaEdit+ is the most sophisticated DSM tool," writes Scott Ambler, Agile modeling expert

"MetaEdit+ is by far the most advanced tool in the graphical DSL category," writes Markus Völter, Author of Model-Driven Software Development (2006)

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Bloor Research

"a more mature example of [DSL tooling] is MetaEdit+ from MetaCase... MetaCase's approach makes building DSMs easy..., fast and cheap: typical developments to implement domain-specific modelling languages and code generators take less than 7 man-days". Abstractions in MDD

Burton Group

"The use of domain-specific languages and custom meta models is the greatest aid to productivity and making model-driven development a viable practice. Unfortunately, most vendors ship general-purpose UML modeling tools that are not easily customized to reflect domain-specific notations and constructs." Model-Driven Development: Rethinking the Development Process

Cutter Consortium

"The advantage of a DSL is that by letting designers focus on higher-level abstractions that are specific to the domain, we can be more productive than with a general-purpose modeling language. Furthermore, experts in the domain incorporate their knowledge into the DSL abstractions so that each designer does not have to figure them out for themselves. Domain-specific modeling takes DSLs a step further to provide a modeling framework that implements, supports, and automates the DSL." Cutter Consortium's Enterprise Architecture Advisory Service, Mike Rosen

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Tool reviews

French research institutes CEA/LIST and LIFL conducted an empirical evaluation of current tools for DSM. They built the same language with each tool, and found MetaEdit+ was 10 to 50 times faster than the rest. In MetaEdit+ the task took under four hours whereas in the others the effort was measured in weeks:

Days   Tool
0.5   MetaEdit+
5.0   Obeo Designer
6.0   GME
12.0   IBM RSA
25.0   Eclipse GMF

Research at the University of Leipzig "compared six meta-metamodels that are using the metamodeling approach and are available as tools". "We conclude that GOPPRR and GME are the most powerfully expressive meta-metamodels". We can derive the following ranking:
1. GOPPRR [MetaEdit+]
2. GME
3. DSL Tools [Microsoft]
5. Ecore [Eclipse]
6. Visio [Microsoft]

Tech Rating:
"MetaEdit+ is one of the premier tools for designing DSM-based applications"
"extremely helpful in eliminating many complexities associated with application maintenance"

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Representative customer list

  • Accenture
  • Agilent Technologies
  • ASML
  • ATT
  • Atlas Elektronik
  • Australian Department of Defence
  • British Telecom
  • Canon
  • Continental
  • Controller Technologies Corp
  • Deloitte & Touche 
  • Deutsche Telecom
  • Digia
  • EADS
  • Electricité de France
  • Elektrobit
  • EuroSTEP
  • FlandersMake
  • Fraunhofer


  • Fuji Xerox
  • Fujitsu
  • FusionOne
  • GE Global Research
  • Helvetia Insurance
  • Hitachi
  • Hofernet IT-Solutions
  • Huawei
  • intec GmbH
  • InterClean
  • InterGraph Corp.
  • Italia Telecom
  • John Deere Forestry
  • Korea Electronics Technology Institute
  • Logement Français
  • Metso
  • Moog
  • MTI Analytical Instruments
  • National Research Council of Italy
  • Naval Command Communications Ocean Surveillance Systems
  • Nokia
  • Panasonic
  • Polar
  • Receptum
  • Siemens
  • Silverlake Systems Ltd.
  • Singapore Computer Systems Limited
  • St. Jude Medical
  • Tekla
  • Teleca
  • TietoEvry
  • TNO
  • VTT

If your company or project is not satisfied with generic, "one-size-fits-all" modeling languages, contact us. With MetaEdit+, you can easily build your own custom modeling language, capable of full code generation. Our expert language consultants are available to assist you in achieving all your modeling objectives.