Frameworks & Metamodels

Enterprise Architecture Frameworks

Which enterprise architecture framework is right for you?

 

Frameworks provide a structure to help architects quickly align IT strategy with business goals, organising data into domains, layers and views. They also offer models, diagrams and matrices which can be used to document views for stakeholders.

Selecting a framework is often one of the first steps to delivering enterprise architecture success. ABACUS supports over 100 enterprise architecture frameworks, including leading industry standards. Some are listed below, or please contact us with any questions:

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Discover some of the leading EA frameworks ABACUS supports out-of-the-box:

Practitioners can also configure, adapt or combine frameworks and metamodels using simple “right-click” and “drag-and-drop” commands. Unlike other tools, no advanced database administrator skills are required.

TOGAF
Certified tool for TOGAF 9.2 / 9.1 / 8.1 / 2008
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Enterprise Architecture Frameworks - ArchiMate
Certified tool for ArchiMate 3.0.1 / 3.0 / 2.0 / 1.0
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Enterprise Architecture Frameworks - BPMN
Business Process Modelling Notation (BPMN)
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Enterprise Architecture Frameworks - BIAN
Banking Industry Architecture Network (BIAN)
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Further frameworks include…

Enterprise Architecture Frameworks - APQC
APQC Process Classification Framework (PCF)
Enterprise Architecture Frameworks - Enterprise Architecture Frameworks - Australian Government of Defence
Australian Government Architecture (AGA)
Enterprise Architecture Frameworks - Balance Scorecard
Balanced Scorecard
Enterprise Architecture Frameworks - Bizbok
BizBOK
Enterprise Architecture Frameworks - Business Model Canvas
Business Model Canvas
COBIT
COBIT Business Framework for Governance and Management
Enterprise Architecture Frameworks - CSC
Catalyst
IT4IT
IT4IT Reference Architecture
Enterprise Architecture Frameworks - IT CMF
IT Capability Maturity Framework (CMF)
Enterprise Architecture Frameworks - NASA Continuous Risk Management (CRM) method
NASA Continuous Risk Management (CRM) method
DODAF
DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF)
SAP Enterprise Architecture Framework (EAF)
SAP Enterprise Architecture Framework (EAF)
ESD ToolKit
UK e-Gov Service Delivery (eSD) Framework
Enterprise Architecture Frameworks - Enterprise Architecture Frameworks - Australian Government of Defence
Defense Architecture Framework (DAF)
Capgemini
Integrated Architecture Framework (IAF)
IEEE
IEEE 1471 - ISO/IEC 42010
ITIL
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
TM Forum's Business Process Framework (eTOM)
TM Forum's Business Process Framework (eTOM)
FEAF
Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF)
NATO
NATO Architecture Framework (NAF)
TM Forum's Business Process Framework (eTOM)
TM Forum's NGOSS
PESTLE-Enterprise-Architecture-Framework
PESTLE Framework
PEAF Framework
Pragmatic enterprise architecture Framework (PeaF)
MITA Framework
Medicaid Information Technology Architecture (MITA Framework)
UK Ministry of Defence Architecture Framework (MoDAF)
Object Management Group BMM Logo
Business Motivation Modelling & System Modeling Language (SysML)
Federal Transit Administration
Transit Enterprise Architecture and Planning (TEAP Framework)
UML
Unified Modeling Language (UML)
Zachman Framework
Zachman Framework

How to Choose an Enterprise Architecture Framework

Enterprise architecture frameworks can vary widely. Discover the key questions to ask when evaluating which EAF is most suitable for your organisation’s requirements and goals.

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“[A] framework successfully combines people, data and technology to show a comprehensive view of the inter-relationships within an information technology organization”

– EABOK

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