The Four Major Playes in Enterprise Architecture Tools, 2020

The Four Major Playes in Enterprise Architecture Tools, 2020

These providers have recently been named the market’s major players in enterprise architecture tools for 2020 by analyst house Gartner, Inc.

Enterprise architecture tools assist organizations in assessing the need for and impact of technological change. That is, they help companies capture the relationships and dependencies between partners, capabilities, business processes, applications, data, and other technologies. They also act as a sort of repository for data integration and metadata about the assets an organization cares most about. Models help to represent these relationships and can even be used to guide decision-making in IT and beyond.

The following providers have recently been named top-performing leaders in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools. The report, which highlights and scores the top products in the industry, features these 4 vendors as being cornerstones in the space. Each provider’s market share and product portfolios differ, which is what makes them interesting to the wider audience of enterprise technology consumers. Niche and emerging vendors can only hope to replicate the kind of market presence that these companies have earned over a sustained period of time.

Here we provide a brief blurb about each and links to product details so you can learn more.

Software AG 106Software AG‘s Alfabet offering describes complex IT systems in terms of their business, application, information, and technical layers to help develop standards for change. The product features a meta model for IT projects like portfolio rationalization, strategy alignment, API management, agile innovation, cloud management, project execution, M&A due diligence, risk management, GDPR, governance, and more. Alfabet is highly customizable based on user persona, the relevance of information, and task execution.

BiZZdesign 106BiZZdesign HoriZZon leverages web, cloud, data integration, collaboration, social and analytic technologies. The product enables architects and analysts to analyze potential change scenarios, design better processes, and assess risk. It also provides capabilities that enable stakeholders to create, navigate, and analyze via on-demand charts or free format explore inside a content repository. Key features include open standards support, simple modeling, advanced analytics, governance and security, and multi-language support.

Avolution 106Avolution‘s ABACUS platform is an enterprise architecture platform for modeling and roadmapping. Customers can choose from more than 100 frameworks or configure their own, and the product is available on-prem or as a browser-based SaaS tool. Models and roadmaps automatically stay up-to-date while an entire enterprise can gain visibility into the architecture. The product features an editable catalog, out-of-the-box no-code algorithms, single sign-on, and a dynamic graph view for drilling down into connections between systems and technology.

MEGA International 106MEGA International’s HOPEX platform creates a digital representation of your environment by connecting business, IT, data, and risk perspectives in a single view. The product features key tenets of business process, data governance, risk management, and enterprise architecture. It also touts open APIs and out-of-the-box integrations to help customers get started quickly. Key capabilities include HOPEX Power Studio, HOPEX Power Supervisor, and HOPEX Cloud for advanced needs like high customization and a dedicated ecosystem.

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