Doreen Evans Associates partnership

November 08, 2011

Avolution Inc., market leader in metrics-based analysis of architectures, and Doreen Evans Associates, Inc. (DEA), one of the longest running Business Analysis service firms in the industry, have formed a strategic partnership to use Avolution's ABACUS product suite in support of DEA's enterprise business analysis practice.

Doug Jackson, Vice President for Enterprise Business Analysis at DEA, announced the partnership. "DEA has over twenty years experience developing enterprise business analysis solutions for everything from global business transformations to imagining the financial services branch of the future.

"One of the most time consuming tasks has been gathering and verifying data from different parts of the enterprise. We feel that ABACUS can automate these tasks, saving our clients significant time while providing a more comprehensive visualization and analysis of their business processes and business systems. ABACUS is a flexible, cost-effective, feature-rich and easy-to-use I.T. strategy, planning and enterprise modeling tool that helps organize and present the large quantities of information needed for an enterprise architecture."

Enterprise business analysis is a fast-growing discipline focused around executing an organization's strategic direction using robust, traceable requirements. The use of enterprise business analysis enables organizations to reuse business processes and other enterprise assets, and to perform "what-if" type analyses.

According to research from the MIT Center for Information Systems Research, organizations that are able to reuse enterprise assets and business processes are able to show significant improvements in both corporate profitability and growth.

Dr Tim O'Neill, founder and principal at Avolution, said: "We are delighted to partner with DEA on enterprise business analysis. DEA is one of the most respected consultancies in North America and their enterprise business analytics approach, now enhanced by ABACUS, will rapidly leverage an organization’s existing knowledge to realize predictable benefits when analyzing, evolving and governing their architectures."