Published: 13 December 2022
Enterprise architecture tools support the delivery of business outcomes by providing a central repository for managing and analyzing data to highlight the impact of change. EA and technology innovation leaders need to assess the product capabilities of vendors in relation to key use cases.
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Enterprise architecture (EA) teams often limit the scope of their EA tools to cataloging the life cycles and constraints of existing IT systems, applications and technologies. They miss the opportunity for EA tools to capture the business architecture, which supports business strategy discussions and underpins the organization’s wider change plans.
EA tools often fail to gain traction beyond EA, which limits their benefits. Without a focus on a shared operating model for the enterprise — supporting transformation, optimization and ongoing innovation — it can be difficult to justify the effort necessary to maintain the EA tool, leading to disuse.
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- BOC Group
- Enterprise Architecture Solutions
- MEGA International
- Orbus Software
- Software AG
- UNICOM Systems
- Configuration and Management
- Innovation Management
- Capture, Structure, Analyze and Present Models
- Support Change, Transformation and Optimization
- Assess and Manage an Evolving IT Portfolio
- Enterprise Architecture Management
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Critical Capabilities Methodology