Avolution recognized as a Leader in 2017 Gartner Enterprise Architecture Tools Magic Quadrant
May 27, 2017
New Gartner research positions Avolution in Leaders quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools
Gartner Inc., a leading industry analyst firm has recognized Avolution as a leader in its Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools*, published 24 May 2017. Recognition was given to Avolution for its ABACUS toolset which supports architects and strategist as they manage complex business-critical systems and data both day-to-day and for transformation projects and compliance missions.
Gartner explains that Magic Quadrant Leaders “execute well against their current vision and are well positioned for tomorrow.”** Analysts report that “In a world of ever-increasing change, organizations need accurate answers more quickly. EA tools need to support EA and TI practitioners by delivering those answers faster. Whether through easier integration with third-party products or persona-based interfaces, tools need new capabilities to reduce the time it takes to deliver business results.”
Avolution’s Dr Tim O’Neill said: “We’re proud to be recognized as a Leader and believe Avolution’s position reflects our efforts in supporting our customers and responding to the requirements of enterprise architects. We feel it also validates our determination to provide a tool which streamlines collaborative IT planning for global teams who manage vast volumes of enterprise data.
O’Neill continues, “ABACUS is designed to provide a low-maintenance addition to the enterprise-management tool stack, bringing expert modelling, diagramming, roadmapping, analytics and data visualization functionality to boost the business insights which can be gained from enterprise data.
“Architects can easily integrate data from common sources such as Excel, Visio and SharePoint within ABACUS, and can either present this using our inbuilt reporting and dynamic data visualization options, or export to standard BI platforms. The need for consultant support is minimal, compared with other tools, and these data-integrations allow teams to hit the ground running.”
Avolution was the first EA vendor to use a graph database, which enables excellent adaptability and speed versus traditional database approaches. Current innovation focuses include algorithms to calculate enterprise metrics such as cost, risk, performance and reliability, server-side simulations and dynamic data visualizations.
In January 2017, ABACUS received the highest product score for the Speeding Time to Value Use Case, and the second highest score in the Creating Signature-Ready Actionable Deliverables Use Case, two of three Use Cases in the January 2017 Gartner report “Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Architecture Tools”***.
The latest release, ABACUS 5.1, will be available for preview at the Gartner Enterprise Architecture and Technology Innovation Summits to be held in Orlando, FL (31 May – 1 June) and London (14 – 15 June). It contains numerous user experience and data visualization improvements as well as faster processing and analytics.
ABACUS is currently available for both for on-premise, cloud (as a browser-based web-app), or hybrid deployments. Free 30-day trials can be downloaded by clicking TRY ABACUS, below.
Enterprise architects interested in attending the ABACUS 5.1 launch webinar are welcome to download a full 30-day trial of ABACUS or email email@example.com to be added to the invitation list.
*Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools” by Samantha Searle, Marc Kerremans https://www.gartner.com/lite/document/3723436
** Gartner Methodologies, Magic Quadrant, http://www.gartner.com/technology/research/methodologies/research_mq.jsp
***Gartner “Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Architecture Tools” by Samantha Searle, Philip Allega, 9 January 2017 www.gartner.com/doc/3565019?ref=AnalystProfile&srcId=1-4554397745
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Communications Manager, Avolution
ABACUS is used by companies worldwide to manage Enterprise Architecture, IT and business strategy and Digital Transformation. ABACUS users deliver insights and value quickly:
• Import data in minutes from SharePoint, Excel, Visio, Google Sheets and other sources
• Choose an off-the-shelf framework or meta-model or configure an enterprise specific meta-model
• Analyze your architecture using algorithms for metrics such as TCO, Performance, Availability, Agility etc. Create future state architectures and roadmaps
• Report with rich visuals including heat maps, treemaps, timelines, lifecycles, capability spaces, trade-off diagrams, charts and dashboards
ABACUS supports Application Portfolio Management (APM), Enterprise Portfolio Management (EPM), Business Process Management (BPM), Customer Experience (CX), Solution Architecture (SA), IT Service Management (ITSM), Business Intelligence (BI), and Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC). It is available either on premise or as a browser-based SaaS tool.
Download a free 30 day trial or find more information at www.avolutionsoftware.com