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Understand the Eight Core Capabilities of an Enterprise Architecture Tool

Published: 10 October 2017

ID: G00341405

Analyst(s): Samantha Searle


Gartner has defined eight core capabilities for enterprise architecture tools. Understanding these capabilities can help enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders better understand their own tool requirements for designing use cases and selecting EA tools to deliver business value.

Table Of Contents


  • The Core Capabilities of an EA Tool
    • 1. Repository/Metamodel
    • 2. Modeling
    • 3. Decision Analysis
    • 4. Presentation
    • 5. Administration
    • 6. Configurability
    • 7. Frameworks and Standards
    • 8. Usability
  • Bottom Line

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