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Enterprise Architecture

Enterprise Architecture software provides visual modeling and design tools for use within enterprise planning, analysis, design and execution. Features include project and document mgmt, analytics and reporting, process architecture.

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Lean IX and Apptio Partner to Provide the Holistic Perspective on Your Applications
June 29, 2020

Lean IX and Apptio have partnered to produce an integrated solution that better informs the strategic decision-making process with improved visibility into an application’s total cost of ownership and alignment to business capabilities.

Author: Ben Mackle (Info-Tech)

Enterprise Architecture and Agile
June 25, 2020

From the business architecture perspective, agility is the ability to quickly change structurally and operationally to react to external changes or to create new business value. Enterprise architecture comprises business and service/application architecture – therefore, it needs to provide an environment for harmonized agility at each level.

Author: Igor Ikonnikov (Info-Tech) &
Dirk Coetsee (Info-Tech)

Prove the Value of Enterprise Architecture With SMART KPIs
May 14, 2020

This note outlines some of the fundamental KPIs that you should measure to show the success of the enterprise architecture team. It also discusses how you measure them and visualize the result.

Author: Andrew Neill (Info-Tech)

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IBM

IBM Enterprise Architecture Management

IBM multi-platform release automation products help you accelerate software delivery and improve software quality and developer productivity.

8.7

Composite Score

9.1

CX Score

+91

Emotional Footprint

90%

Likeliness to Recommend

8

Reviews

LeanIX

LeanIX

LeanIX offers an innovative software-as-a-service solution for Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM), based either in a public cloud or the client's data center. The web-based platform has compelling advantages over traditional approaches, including an intuitive interface, flexible reporting and open APIs.

7.7

Composite Score

8.0

CX Score

+78

Emotional Footprint

81%

Likeliness to Recommend

8

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Sparx Systems

Sparx Enterprise Architect

Enterprise Architect is an exceptional tool with high end capabilities and a rich set of features to help manage information and innovate in today's complex and demanding environment.

5.9

Composite Score

6.3

CX Score

+45

Emotional Footprint

69%

Likeliness to Recommend

6

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Atoll Group

Atoll Samu EA Tool

A good architecture diagram is worth a thousand words. SAMU generates compelling diagrams about EA and provides the right platform to plan changes and assess their impact on your enterprise architecture.

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0

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Avolution

Avolution Abacus

ABACUS allows enterprise architects to provide quick time-to-value, business-responsive advice. With ABACUS' pre-configured personas for roles including business, application, and solution architects you can model all layers of an enterprise. Enterprise architects can choose from over 100 industry standard modeling frameworks and notations, including TOGAF, ArchiMate etc., enabling accelerated production of artefacts, viewpoints and other key deliverables.

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7.2

CX Score

+69

Emotional Footprint

83%

Likeliness to Recommend

2

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BizzDesign

BizzDesign Enterprise Studio

BizzDesign provides a holistic approach to executing strategy and business change.

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10.0

CX Score

+100

Emotional Footprint

89%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

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Corso

Corso Agile Enterprise Architecture

Our enterprise architecture software tools enable you to translate business strategy objectives and align IT capabilities, agility and investment decision making. With Corso, you can plan, build, analyze and reduce complexity of your strategic IT planning activities.

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--

CX Score

+92

Emotional Footprint

78%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

Dragon1

Dragon1

Dragon1 is an online collaboration platform that provides you the ability to create static and interactive animated architecture products for managing information much easier. Dragon1 used as EA Tool offers you unique features beside the basic features.

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Likeliness to Recommend

0

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MEGA International S.A

Mega Hopex Enterprise Architecture Suite

HOPEX Enterprise Architecture Suite gives enterprise architects the tools and guidance they need to develop and manage enterprise architecture using the TOGAF Framework.

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Composite Score

9.5

CX Score

+89

Emotional Footprint

72%

Likeliness to Recommend

2

Reviews

Planview Inc

Planview Troux Architect

Troux Architect is a desktop visual modeling environment used by enterprise architects to create models and analytical tools that promote the communication and analysis of the most complex aspects of the enterprise. Troux Architect is purpose-built to represent organizations, processes, information, technologies and their interrelationships as they exist today, as well as communicate how they will be transformed in the future.

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Composite Score

7.4

CX Score

+73

Emotional Footprint

78%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

SAP

SAP PowerDesigner

Plan and manage complex business transformation initiatives with SAP PowerDesigner. The software’s data modeling tools let you build a blueprint of your current enterprise architecture and visualize the impact of change before it happens. Automatically capture architecture layers and requirements, tap into a powerful metadata repository, and share discoveries with your team.

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--

CX Score

+100

Emotional Footprint

89%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

Open Text Corporation

OpenText ProVision

ProVision for Enterprise Architecture offers multi-layered visibility into your business strategies, including how people, processes, systems, and technologies can be aligned to attain them. Know how each project fits into the larger organization to anticipate the effect of every change.

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Likeliness to Recommend

0

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QPR Software

QPR EnterpriseArchitect

Intuitive and easy to use, both business and IT users prefer QPR EnterpriseArchitect as it helps to ensure that operations are in line with their strategy. Thanks to its open metamodel, QPR EnterpriseArchitect is highly configurable for the modeling and analysis capabilities your organization needs.

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Likeliness to Recommend

0

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QualiWare

QualiWare Enterprise Architecture

Graphically represent all the integrated EA dimensions of your enterprise, across a vast array of different frameworks with QualiWare.

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--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

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Software AG

SoftwareAG Alfabet

Software AG's Alfabet Enterprise Architecture Management Platform provides a collaborative platform for aligning the IT landscape with the business to guide competitive transformation.

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Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

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Adaptive Inc.

Adaptive Enterprise Architecture Manager

The Adaptive Enterprise Architecture Manager™ product (EAM) is a robust MOF-compliant knowledge repository solution for organizing, integrating and analyzing information about the key architecture elements of an enterprise. Adaptive EAM captures and monitors the full scope of enterprise architecture initiatives, enabling performance monitoring and enterprise governance on a holistic scale.

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Likeliness to Recommend

0

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Fusion PPT

FusionPPT Enterprise Architecture

Enterprise architecture is one of the most powerful management tools used by progressive organizations. As a perfect vehicle for making multi-year technology changes, enterprise architecture enables the ongoing alignment of business processes and strategies with the right technology solutions.

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0

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NDS Global

NDS Global Enterprise Architecture

Enterprise Architecture is a solution that provides organizations with a clear and comprehensive view of how they can handle their plans, and utilize IT systems, information, performance parameters and industrial procedures. Armed with this information, they can then develop enhanced business strategies and objectives.

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Likeliness to Recommend

0

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Real IRM

Real IRM Enterprise Architecture

Enterprise Architecture is the cornerstone of Real IRM’s market focus. EA is the vehicle we use for integrating the resources necessary to create a complete view of the organisation, as well as to provide products and services to facilitate the organisation’s transition to an integrated environment with optimised processes that are responsive to change and to the delivery of the business strategy.

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--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

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Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

HP Enterprise Maps

An enterprise architecture solution that helps you to identify waste and redundancies, and successfully drive IT transformation.

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Likeliness to Recommend

0

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Iteraplan

Iteraplan EAM

Achieve results in the shortest possible time with help from our extensive spreadsheet reports and visualisations. Make use of iteraplan across your whole organisation and operate it directly through your browser. It is intuitive to use, can be tailored to customer specific needs and makes an effective collaborative work partnership possible.

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0

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The BOC Group

BOC Group Adoit

Enterprise Architecture Management requires teamwork. ADOIT is the ideal information base for all stakeholders from the management to single IT operation managers. With its numerous and role-specific views and reports, quick and informed decisions are possible and the impact of planned changes will be immediately visible.

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0

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No Magic

No Magic Cameo Enterprise Architecture

No Magic has deep experience with DoDAF 2.0, MODAF, NAF 3 and the Defense Industry. Our Cameo Enterprise Architecture product, based on our core product MagicDraw, offers the most robust standards compliant DoDAF 2.0, MODAF and NAF 3 via a UPDM standardized solution.

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Accenture

AccentureStrategy Enterprise Architecture

Establish the enterprise architecture blueprint for business and technology alignment to reduce costs, minimize risk and increase value.

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0

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Casewise

Casewise Suite

The Casewise Suite incorporating Casewise Modeler comprises a set of tools which provide insight, visibility and a common understanding of the reality of the business. It enables you to capture, document and architect your organization, and visualize the system interactions, business processes and organizational hierarchies needed to make objective, confident decisions.

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0

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Lean IX and Apptio Partner to Provide the Holistic Perspective on Your Applications
June 29, 2020

Lean IX and Apptio have partnered to produce an integrated solution that better informs the strategic decision-making process with improved visibility into an application’s total cost of ownership and alignment to business capabilities.

Author: Ben Mackle (Info-Tech)

Enterprise Architecture and Agile
June 25, 2020

From the business architecture perspective, agility is the ability to quickly change structurally and operationally to react to external changes or to create new business value. Enterprise architecture comprises business and service/application architecture – therefore, it needs to provide an environment for harmonized agility at each level.

Author: Igor Ikonnikov (Info-Tech) &
Dirk Coetsee (Info-Tech)

Prove the Value of Enterprise Architecture With SMART KPIs
May 14, 2020

This note outlines some of the fundamental KPIs that you should measure to show the success of the enterprise architecture team. It also discusses how you measure them and visualize the result.

Author: Andrew Neill (Info-Tech)

The Many Flavors of Application Rationalization
May 12, 2020

The application portfolio management (APM) tool space can be a confusing one, as many software vendors offer their own take of what APM is. Enterprise architecture, application management and project portfolio management tools offer an APM use case, but these are often quite skewed the primary function of the tool.

Author: Ben Mackle (Info-Tech)

Application Rationalization During M&A
May 08, 2020

Application rationalization fails when the chosen framework does not match your scenario or the goals for your application portfolio. This note looks at how to apply application rationalization during an M&A.

Author: Ben Mackle (Info-Tech)

Application Rationalization Oversimplified
May 05, 2020

Often people misidentify the purpose of application rationalization, leading to misuse and unsatisfactory results. We try to break application rationalization down to its simplest form to understand how to make the most of this critical IT function. tr

Author: Ben Mackle (Info-Tech)

Stop Measuring Technical Debt, Start Measuring Risk & Value
May 05, 2020

Measuring technical debt is important, but more important is communicating the implications of this problem in terms of risk to business capabilities. Cast Highlight tools are used for application portfolio management (APM), specializing in applying code analytics to business decisions regarding your organization’s applications.

Author: Ben Mackle (Info-Tech)

Get the Full Picture: Rationalizing Your Apps in Isolation Is Not Rationalization
May 05, 2020

Many application rationalization tools and frameworks miss the true benefits of this practice, as they only assess the individual application without consideration for its redundancies. Infusing an enterprise architecture perspective, as seen with LeanIX, will generate the bigger savings you are looking for.

Author: Ben Mackle (Info-Tech)

EAM Provider MEGA’s New Launch Answers the Growing Call for Integrated View of Enterprise Assets
March 29, 2020

MEGA International announced the launch of its HOPEX Information Architecture solution, enabling various stakeholders to share the same level of information to make collaborative, informed decisions about the governance of data.

Author: Wissam Dib (Info-Tech)

Mural: Design Collaboration Across Geographical Boundaries
January 07, 2020

Enterprise architects want to collaborate with businesses in real-time to design and create models, but due to geographical constraints, this is not often possible. Many enterprise architecture (EA) tools simply don’t allow the parties/teams to view changes in real-time.

Author: Arif Mustafa (Info-Tech)

iServer: Enterprise Architecture and Strategic Portfolio Management Tightly Aligned to Your Microsoft Suite
June 06, 2019

Orbus’s iServer provides quick and easy architecture and strategic portfolio analysis features for those embedded in the Microsoft environment.

Author: Ben Mackle (Info-Tech)

Sparx Systems at BA World – BA Tooling Best Practices
June 05, 2019

Over 1,000 IT leaders and professions gathered for a diverse slate of technology and professional practice sessions this week at BA World Toronto, May 27-30, 2019. There has been broad representation from key vendors in the Product, Requirements, and Design Management category. Tom O’Reilly, the COO of Sparx Systems ran a session to explore how requirements management tools are a key part of a modern business analysis practice.

Author: Cole Cioran (Info-Tech)

Agile Enterprise Architecture Operating Model
February 01, 2018

Enterprise architecture (EA) has become a caustic word in business planning as it is often associated with extensive paperwork and policing attitudes. As organizations move to a more digital universe, there is a greater need for strategic thinking that can blend both business and technology. Such a need makes it imperative for enterprise architecture teams to adapt processes to changing operating models or otherwise run the risk of being irrelevant. This research note provides a high-level framework for the EA team to adapt to provide smart business technology advisory support within the organization.

Author: Gopi Bheemavarapu (Info-Tech)

Rationalize Your Apps in 60 Seconds

Many vendors suggest application rationalization is quick and easy. It isn’t. This claim does you a disservice and most importantly they’ve missed the point. Rationalization as part of a continuous application portfolio management function is about becoming a driver of the business.

Author: Ben Mackle (Info-Tech)