Use ABACUS Designer to tailor a metamodel to fit your business. Create your own frameworks from existing libraries or from scratch using simple 'right-click' and 'drag-and-drop' commands. Frameworks available out-of-the-box in ABACUS include TOGAF, ArchiMate, Zachman, DoDAF etc.

Modifying Zachman UML TOGAF and BPMN libraries with ABACUS Designer

Designer.pngUnlike other modeling tools that have an archaic Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) back-end which results in an extremely "rigid" meta-model with an inherent inability to add new meta-model types, ABACUS is built on top of a completely open and flexible XML-based hierarchical repository or enterprise graph. This means, quite simply, that no other tool in the market comes close to the end-user configurability offered by ABACUS® Designer, in which new libraries, frameworks, ontologies and meta-models can be created literally in minutes in the ABACUS® Architect UI, without the need for expensive vendor intervention.

This flexibility in ABACUS also enables hybrid meta-models to be created easily: for example, these could include frameworks such as the 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'.



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