Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Architecture Tools

Published: 09 January 2017

ID: G00319167

Analyst(s): Samantha Searle , Philip Allega


Leading EA tools feature new capabilities to address digital business, and accelerate support for business architecture to help achieve business-outcome-driven EA. EA and technology innovation leaders choosing EA tools should assess the tools' performance 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)
    • Mega (HOPEX)
    • Planview (Troux and Projectplace)
    • QualiWare (Enterprise Architecture)
    • SAP (PowerDesigner)
    • Software AG (Alfabet and ARIS)
    • Unicom Systems (System Architect and Focal Point)
  • 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
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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