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:
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.
Discover some of the leading EA frameworks ABACUS supports out-of-the-box:
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ArchiMate 3.0.1 / 3.0 / 2.0 / 1.0
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Banking Industry Architecture Framework (BIAN)
Fully updated: BIAN 7.0
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ACORD Insurance Reference Architecture
Further frameworks include…
APQC Process Classification Framework (PCF)
Australian Government Architecture (AGA)
COBIT Business Framework for Governance and Management
IT4IT Reference Architecture
IT Capability Maturity Framework (CMF)
NASA Continuous Risk Management (CRM) method
DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF)
SAP Enterprise Architecture Framework (EAF)
UK e-Gov Service Delivery (eSD) Framework
Design & Engineering Methodology (DEMO-3)
Defense Architecture Framework (DAF)
Integrated Architecture Framework (IAF)
IEEE 1471 - ISO/IEC 42010
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
TM Forum's Business Process Framework (eTOM)
Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF)
NATO Architecture Framework (NAF)
Pragmatic enterprise architecture Framework (PeaF)
Medicaid Information Technology Architecture (MITA Framework)
UK Ministry of Defence Architecture Framework (MoDAF)
Business Motivation Modelling & System Modeling Language (SysML)
Transit Enterprise Architecture and Planning (TEAP Framework)
Unified Modeling Language (UML)
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”
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