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.
Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect
Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect supports the modelling, design, construction, testing, deployment and management of software systems and business processes. Designed to support businesses, they implement the necessary architecture through every stage of the application development lifecycle.
The platform not only supports the TOGAF and Zachman frameworks but also several industry standards for designing and implementing IT software and business systems. It’s EA tool also allows for model simulation, global collaboration in the cloud, and complete traceability from the requirements stage to deployment.
Unicom Systems Architect
An EA tool, Unicom Systems Architect is utilized by business and government agencies to model the systems, applications and databases that support business operations. It integrates with popular frameworks such as TOGAF, Archimate, DoDAF and NAF and is highly configurable.
Unicom Systems Architect includes PPM capabilities like Planview’s software, which brings extra functionality for businesses. This is especially useful if your organization already relies on Focal Point, which is a decision analysis tool offered through Unicom.