Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Architecture Tools

Published: 07 December 2015

ID: G00274824

Analyst(s): Mark McGregor


Leading EA tools are accelerating support of business architecture as users seek to address the requirements of business-outcome-driven EA and digital business. Enterprise architects tasked with selecting EA tools should assess how well they perform against unique organizational use cases.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • Avolution (Abacus)
    • BiZZdesign (Enterprise Studio)
    • Casewise (Modeler and Evolve)
    • IBM (Rational System Architect)
    • Mega (Mega)
    • QualiWare (Enterprise Architecture)
    • SAP (PowerDesigner)
    • Software AG (Alfabet)
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Repository/Metamodel
    • Modeling
    • Decision Analysis
    • Presentation
    • Administration
    • Configurability
    • Frameworks and Standards
    • Usability
  • Use Cases
    • Speeding Time to Value
    • Creating Signature-Ready Actionable Deliverables
    • Making Smarter Decisions Faster

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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