Traditionally, enterprise architecture is viewed as an approach, but a number of technology solutions have emerged to facilitate the analysis, design, and implementation of business technologies or strategies. Administrators are given tools to organize a business’ operations, processes, and standards to visualize and understand the company’s structure. They support high-level project portfolio management to plan the businesses structure, processes, and asset utilization. They also assist in IT portfolio, risk, requirements, project, and business process management.
There is a strong relationship between enterprise architecture solutions and IT portfolio analysis technologies. They differ in the idea that IT portfolio analysis and management is only one component of the entire enterprise architecture. While enterprise architecture tools are designed more for project planning and managing technological execution, policies, and organization, IT portfolio analysis tools are geared solely toward aligning technologies in place.
To qualify for inclusion in the Enterprise Architecture Software category, a product must:
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.
Enables better IT investment decisions and reduces transformational risks by helping you understand when, where, how and why to make changes in the IT portfolio. This comprehensive suite links the interdependent perspectives of IT, business, finance and risk for whole view analysis of how IT can support business change. Using it, you can manage all your IT portfolios in a single environment, including demands, applications, technologies, projects, finances and risks. Gain unique insight into your current IT portfolio and get support for planning and realizing the future one. Read more
ASG-Zena is a robust, enterprise-wide workload management solution for distributed operations environments that support “event-based” scheduling as well as traditional time and date-based scheduling methodologies. ASG-Zena provides non-invasive integration of legacy applications, ERP, and newer, “message aware” environments such as .NET and J2EE that offer advanced IT process automation. From a single console, users can manage workloads and several scheduling points across multiple platforms, including Windows , as well as multiple UNIX and Linux operating environments and on the AS/400. ASG-Zena improves efficiency and reduces costs. It also offers exception-based management, a highly scalable component-based architecture, fault tolerance, role-based security, and graphical drag-and-drop workload definition.
BiZZdesign Enterprise Studio is the collaborative business design platform that offers powerful, integrated modeling across multiple disciplines. It provides all the capabilities needed to seamlessly plan, track and execute change in a single software platform.
Castera is a business architecture and capability mapping software that is easy to use, cloud-based and inexpensive tool enables companies to model capabilities, draft value streams and process, draft business motivation and strategy, and capture a veritable treasure of enterprise information to associate with other entities.
How can you start a digital transformation or digital modernization project if you don’t know what you have? Every CIO and IT leader needs to be able to analyze their application portfolio and do an application portfolio assessment. CAST Highlight is a product of CAST, the market leader in Software Intelligence. CAST technology helps digital leaders and doers see the truth, become software geniuses and deliver super software - resilient, responsive, safe and secure software. CAST Highlight rationalizes and optimizes your application portfolio, giving IT leaders a chance to improve governance, optimize application portfolios, and make budgetary adjustments. Our solution facilitates application portfolio analysis and helps to provide an assessment of risk, cost, documentation, complexity, and strategy. CAST Highlight has partnered with companies such as BiZZDesign, Mega and Alfabet to improve end-user satisfaction and time-to-market, prevent business disruption and reduce cost.
MEGA’s HOPEX platform helps you to understand the relationships throughout your company’s ecosystem. If you think of your business like a Jenga tower, pulling out the wrong block could collapse your tower. MEGA provides visibility that enables you to make intelligent decisions and strategic investments, respond to market changes, and ensure that strategies are linked to execution. Now you’ll know which blocks to pull, and why. With MEGA’s software platform, manage enterprise complexity for optimal business performance. Gain a stronger understanding of your organization’s strategy, investments, processes, risks, and IT landscape. We’re proud to have customers who have achieved a 300+% ROI. Together, let’s see how we can do even better for your business.
OpenText ProVision is an end-to-end solution for enterprise and business architecture and business process analysis allowing customers to translate business strategy and operational objectives into successful enterprise change through views that describe enterprise assets and their relationships.
QualiWare enables positive change by providing tools, methods and services that ensure coherency, consensus and consistency, and support the agile and innovative company in handling complex knowledge, maintained by multiple persons with different backgrounds, in a continuous process.
Plan, allocate and release space to individual employees, departments or projects, track how your spaces are used, and automate the entire workflow of your space utilization process in real-time. The Space Management tool integrates seamlessly with any ERP, HR or CRM system currently in place
Sparx Systems is a global software company specializing in high performance, scalable visual modeling platforms for planning, designing and constructing software-intensive systems. Sparx platforms are used by systems designers, corporate planners, business analysts, enterprise architects, standards developers and software engineers.
A fast, reliable Web sessions plug-in that delivers the scalability benefits of a stateless Web architecture without overloading your database or rewriting your application. Works with your favorite Web framework and your own custom session objects. Read more
UNICOM System Architect is a market-leading enterprise architecture tool that enables to build and automatically generate data-driven views of organization's enterprise architecture -- its strategy, business architecture, operational architecture, data, application landscape, supporting systems, technologies, and infrastructure.