Enterprise architecture (EA) tools let organizations align business objectives with IT goals and infrastructure by helping manage information related to EA while helping companies plan roadmaps for digital transformation. They offer reports, collaboration, testing, simulations and much more to help organizations create and implement models for better business and IT processes, development and ultimately, architecture. According to Gartner’s Magic Quadrant report, the following EA tools are among the best currently available on the market, providing a mix of visualization, collaboration, and project management features in support of a wide range of enterprise architecture frameworks.
BiZZdesign Enterprise Studio
A certified ArchiMate 3 EA tool, Bizzdesign Enterprise Studio offers web-based collaboration features with simple rights-management settings, heat maps, charts and graphs for business-relevant data and scenario planning tools to analyze project change management.
Enterprise Studio integrates with several popular EA frameworks including the likes of TOGAF, Zachman, ArchiMate, IAF, PEAF, DYA and Tapscott. The platform helps organizations model, visualize, analyze and document enterprise architecture across business units. Businesses can import data directly from Microsoft Office applications using the platform, and it also supports automatic data collection.
Abacus is Avolution’s product which integrates popular software such as SharePoint, Excel, Visio, Google Sheets, Technopedia and ServiceNow, along with data collaboration and visualization tools by algorithms to run test scenarios to predict cost, risk and performance of project roadmaps. Abacus also supports more than 100 frameworks, including TOGAF, ArchiMate, and Frameworx, although you can work from multiple frameworks.
Created at the University of Technology Sydney Avolution, the business still works closely with the university and other academic institutions allowing the company to stay on top of the latest trends in the industry.
Keep watching this space to know more about the enterprise architecture tools for 2019.