Ovum rates ABACUS as a stand out
June 17, 2010
Ovum's Mark Blowers and Nishant Singh have recently published a Technology Audit on ABACUS stating that ABACUS "stands out in the enterprise-architecture and business process management space on the basis of its strength in architecture-based analysis and its inherent flexibility".
"The flexibility of the Avolution approach provides a much larger number of standard architectural frameworks compared to other modeling solution providers. The solution permits users to create new libraries or merge existing libraries to create an organization-specific framework in minutes ... using simple ‘right-clicks’ in the standard user interface, as opposed to making changes to the internal database that many modelling tools need to do".
Furthermore, Ovum "is impressed with the visual richness of the 2D and 3D models, including the component and connector iconography and the intuitiveness of the charts and graphs", "its focus on metric-based evaluation of architecture options and scenarios is what makes it stand out" and "providing scenario analysis is a strong competitive differentiator from the rest of the market".
"As a strong enterprise modeling solution, ABACUS offers value beyond enterprise architecture for medium-sized and large enterprises, software companies, and SIs" and overall, "ABACUS is a solution well aligned with the requirements not only of enterprise architecture, but also a variety of infrastructure initiatives and process-optimization projects".