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Architecture Tools Overview
Enterprise Architectures are an emerging approach
for capturing complex knowledge about organizations
and technology. Enterprise Architectural approaches
range from broad, enterprise focused approaches,
through to approaches aimed at specific domains.
The focus of enterprise architecture efforts
is now shifting to become more holistic, thereby
necessitating the use of comprehensive modeling
tools to analyze and optimize the portfolio
of business strategies, organizational structures,
business processes / tasks and activities, information
flows, applications, and technology infrastructure.
to adoption of an enterprise architectural approach
is the availability of tools to support the
development, storage, presentation and enhancement
of enterprise architecture representations.
As with enterprise architecture methodologies,
enterprise architecture tools to support the
architectural development process are still
value is derived from consolidating this portfolio
of business artifacts into a single repository
in a standardized manner to support enterprise
analysis and optimization.
Complexity. Implementing Standards. Adding Value!
architecture management is essential to describe
complex IT systems and to develop standards
that enable business competitiveness and flexibility.
The Enterprise Architecture Management Module
in planningIT helps enterprise architects to
see, analyze, control and align the IT landscape
with the business to guide competitive transformation.
alfabet software is the key to understand and
manage the dependencies between strategic business
targets, the IT project portfolio, the concerned
elements of the business architecture as well
as the expected strategic and monetary effects
on IT's effectiveness in supporting the company's
alfabet, all architects, planners, and decision
makers take great advantages from a shared language
and cross-divisionally linked information management
processes supported by a software platform that
is designed for large deployments.
the new Generations, you will be able to organize
your Strategic IT Management
processes and, in particular, the collaboration
of your teams, thus significantly increasing
performance. The newly integrated groupware
functionalities allow you to localize and, even
more importantly, to utilize potentials for
efficiency in your management processes.
is a powerful tool for modelling, understanding,
and analysing complex enterprises across people,
process and technology. Using world leading,
patented technology, ABACUS® analyses
the trade-offs between multiple architectures
and helps enterprises achieve the optimal
roadmap prior to investment.
is a flexible modelling tool that predicts
the benefits, effectiveness and cost of alternative
strategies. This is achieved through:
Analysing an enterprise using metrics such
as total cost of ownership, performance and
reliability, and performing sophisticated
trade-off analysis for guided decision making;
Uniting various levels of a complex enterprise
into an integrated, hierarchical, single point
of truth; and
The communication of an enterprise model and
analysis using graphs, two dimensional pictures
and advanced three dimensional visualisations.
ABACUS® Enterprise Edition provides the
ability for any number of users to concurrently
collaborate on any number of shared repositories.
Built on top of a modern and freely available
Concurrent Versioning System (CVS) approach
(i.e. Subversion), ABACUS® Enterprise
Edition allows for truly distributed collaboration
and avoids the 'lock-and-block' and 'live-connect'
issues typical of other RDBMS solutions.
ABACUS' collaborative solution has been demonstrated
through thousands of deployments to scale
to thousands of clients sharing a geographically
distributed repository. Furthermore, because
Enterprise Edition works in a truly collaborative
mode whereby users only need to connect to
the enterprise server to synchronise their
local copy with the server repository (resolving
any conflicts as they occur), users don't
need to be always connected to the server,
i.e. working 'offline' for the majority of
the time. Not only does this encourage flexible
working and minimise network traffic, there
are no physical or performance limitations
on the number of user clients that can work
collaboratively with ABACUS.
ABACUS Enterprise Edition is a revolutionary
approach to collaboration and unlike anything
that has ever been implemented in this space
before. It is true collaboration, not 'lock-and-block'
and 'live connect' like all the other tools.
BiZZdesign offers complete and integrated
solutions to design and improve your business:
effective, proven and to-the-point. These
integrated solutions consist of proven and
easy to use tools, best practice models and
methods, training and business consultancy.
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BiZZdesign service lines are:
business requirements management
business process design and improvement
business process management
structured implementation and governance
Numerous customers worldwide use the BiZZdesign
tools. BiZZdesign consultants advise and train
leading corporations and public authorities
on all these service lines. BiZZdesign has
a proven international track record with successful
customers and effective solutions.
continuously strives to deliver high added
value to our customers. This added value is
being created and delivered by highly skilled
professionals with passion for business design
and effective solutions.
Modeler enables business and IT people to capture,
analyze, simulate and optimize 'end-to-end'
business processes and supporting systems to
reach strategic goals.
Modeler 10 ensures a common understanding of
the 'as-is' and 'to-be' situations amongst your
team, your managers and your business partners.
It also enables you to experiment with 'what-if?'
scenarios to formulate the best business and
linking organizational, process and technology
modeling together through a central repository,
Corporate Modeler provides a holistic view of
the enterprise. A view that enables users to
eliminate business process inefficiencies, roll-out
best practice processes and create systems that
truly enhance the organization.
has the technical sophistication to improve
the product as the market changes. Their strong
relationships with consultants will undoubtedly
provide strength and special insight into the
changes needed to survive and prosper.
Corporate Modelers key features they comment
Modeler 10.0 has a powerful object repository,
and its diagrams are well integrated with the
and modifying diagrams is easy. An analyst can
easily tailor diagrams to display them as he
or she wishes. Corporate Publisher makes
it easy to generate reports that document your
models and the information associated with specific
objects. The simulation facility is easy
to use and facilitates checks on the efficient
flow and cost of new process designs.
"Dragon1 is an online EA Tool in the form of a SaaS enterprise collaboration platform.
Online world wide teams create static, interactive and animated enterprise architecture products for strategic decision making.
The products are integrated and aligned because the Data and Information comes from one Single Source of Truth.
Dragon1 is used at strategic level, bridging the gap between Enterprise Strategy (goals, starting points) and Business Transformation (programs and projects) via Enterprise Architecture (concepts design and architecture principles) thus increasing Enterprise Performance.
A new feature in Dragon1 is Operational Intelligence to monitor and manage excellence.
The visual EA products are highly communicative because employees and managers can give feedback online using the Dragon1 Content Viewer.
Dragon1 is certified as ArchiMate Tool by The Open Group. Other frameworks and standards like TOGAF, Cobit and BPMN can also be used on Dragon1."
Rational System Architect
Rational® System Architect® enables
organizations to plan, control, streamline
-- and innovate. Drive better-informed decisions
and deliver innovation your customers demand
with enterprise architecture solutions from
planning and optimization - Build an effective
IT portfolio by identifying areas for consolidation
and reuse and unlocking operational budgets
required to fund innovation. Maintaining business
efficiency - Execute business transformation
that helps eliminate organizational waste,
resulting in increased productivity. Service
architecture management - Construct effective
solutions out of enterprise and business elements
that may create new or updated elements that
can be used in future projects. More-effective
management of systems of systems - Evaluate
architectures across multiple systems, perform
capability analysis planning and help maximize
develops and delivers a business transformation
platform designed to support your complex business
requirements. Metastorm alone combines the capabilities
of enterprise architecture and IT planning,
business process analysis, business process
management and managed file transfer into an
integrated software suite, enabling organizations
to drive greater improvements at a greater velocity
than any other vendor providing an offering
in one of these areas. Together with the OpenText
ECM Suite, the combined software portfolio provides
customers with the most comprehensive business
transformation platform offered on the market
– aligning the strategy and goals that
drive the business, to the day-to-day systems,
processes and people that run it, with the content
needed to make the best business decisions.
provides a set of purposed, packaged applications
built on a highly scalable software platform
along with a best of breed modeling tool that
delivers significant business value from Business
Technology Management and Enterprise Architecture.
Troux’s customer list is a who’s
who of the Global 2000 with successful deployments
ranging from small EA teams to ones with more
than 10,000 regular users.
Troux suite delivers powerful analytic, collaboration,
modeling, and information management capabilities
through a simple role-based web user interface
and modeling tools. It is designed to fit neatly
into existing enterprise infrastructures and
processes. Sophisticated information exchange
capabilities enable it to plug directly into
most common PPM, CMDB, Asset Management and
ERP systems. This also enables tight integration
with IT management processes such as COBIT and
ITIL. The suite is also highly configurable
and enables high levels role based and security
configuration as well as the ability to tune
the product to the maturity of the organization.
use Troux’s unique ability to unravel
‘cross-enterprise complexity’ to
immediately address business/IT alignment and
investment issues, plugging critical management
information gaps in as little as 30 days. Purposed
‘Rapid Answers’ solutions enable
business and IT teams to gain urgent and disruptive
insights for priority initiatives such as M&A
Consolidation, Demerger, Application Portfolio
Optimization, Cloud Transformation, Mobility,
Business/IT Roadmapping, Information Risk Management
and Investment Planning. For organizations on
a path to maturing the way they run IT as a
business, Troux also provides a suite of integrated
applications and maturity-based programs, making
the adoption and automation of EA programs easier
across the enterprise.
also provides a Troux for TOGAF solution that
equips enterprise architects with the capabilities
to rapidly develop, cost, and review current
and future state models for scenario analysis
using The Open Group’s TOGAF 9 framework.
With out-of-the-box architecture templates,
architects can create multiple future states
and can compare various future state scenarios
for architectural differences, as well as cost
and value between scenarios.
is available as on premise or as an on demand
SaaS offering with pricing options to meet the
needs and constraints of almost any team.
Platform - Easy, Smart & Powerful
The result of one of the biggest development
projects of IDS Scheer AG - the new ARIS Platform
- is available in German, English, French, Spanish,
By developing the new Tools ARIS Business Architect
and ARIS Business Designer, the ARIS Platform
has been designed in response to customer needs
that have developed over the years. This includes
rigorous development of the ARIS Web strategy.
- Easy and smart process design
- Permanent and everywhere available
- Decentral user and database administration
- Web-based State-of-the-art technology
is a global suite of products dedicated to increasing
your company's performance through the use of
business modeling and monitoring tools. The
MEGA products are a solid cornerstone for any
Enterprise Architecture, Business Process Management,
Enterprise Risk Management, or Corporate Compliance
can't change what you can't see. Enterprise
modeling techniques ensure visibility and understanding
of your business operations and IT systems as
well as associated risks. Dedicated tools provide
the ability to share this information with all
stakeholders in your organization.
understand, share, monitor, and optimize your
operations and IT systems, MEGA includes different
components. All of them are built on and share
the same repository database. Thus they can
be used independently or together, depending
on your project requirements.
Architect is a flexible, complete and powerful
UML modeling tool for the Windows platform.
Providing the competitive edge for system development,
project management and business analysis; an
object oriented CASE tool for the full development
life-cycle - at a sensible price."