Designer

Tailor a metamodel that fits your business perfectly in minutes. With ABACUS Designer you can create your own frameworks either from existing libraries or from scratch. Adapt a framework from standards provided in our library such as TOGAF, ArchiMate, Zachman, DoDAF etc using simple “right-click” and “drag-and-drop” commands.  Test and modify these, then share them with other users.

By managing data within ABACUS' flexible XML-based hierarchical graph database repository, architects can adapt and restructure data for changing business conditions and adopt new frameworks as needed.

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Modifying Zachman UML TOGAF and BPMN libraries with ABACUS Designer

Designer.png ABACUS Designer gives architects control over the frameworks and metamodels they use day-to-day, and the ability to update and adjust these as a business evolves.

Most practitioners find that the simplest approach when tailoring a metmodel is to select from the 100+ standard notations available in ABACUS libraries such as BMM, BPMN, ITIL, TOGAF, Zachman, DODAF. These can be adapted using straightforward “right-click” and “drag-and-drop” commands.

For example, an enterprise architect who wants to create a hybrid metamodel can compose this by incorporating OMG’s BMM at the 'top'; the OMGs BPMN in the 'middle'; the Open Group’s TOGAF at the 'bottom'; and the OGC’s P3O on the 'side'.

Using ABACUS Designer, this can be done in-house without the need for vendor support or outsourcing.

ABACUS is the only enterprise architecture tool to offer this powerful feature, which is enabled by graph database technology. Graph databases are also optimized for storing and processing large volumes of complex data and enabling the search, discovery, and analysis of large networks. Modeling tools which rely only on a Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) back-end provide limited and "rigid" metamodel options for users.

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